Gamera 2: Attack of Legion

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Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (ガメラ2 レギオン襲来 Gamera Tsū: Region Shūrai) is the 10th entry in the Daiei produced Gamera film series and the second in Heisei period trilogy, preceded by Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) and followed by Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris (1999). In this film Gamera defends Earth against a hoard of extraterrestrial insectoid creatures, called "Legion" (after a Biblical demon hoard).


The following weapons were used in the film Gamera 2: Attack of Legion:

Contents


Handguns

Minebea P9

In the climactic scene Colonel Watarase (Toshiyuki Nagashima) uses a Minebea P9 pistol against a Legion "soldier form."

Minebea P9, Japanese licensed copy of the P220 - 9x19mm
Col. Watarase fires at a monster.
Another view of the pistol.
Watarase empties the pistol. The Minibea logo can be seen on the slide.
Watarase reloads.

Assault Rifles

Howa Type 89

JGSDF personnel are armed with Howa Type 89 assault rifles. A real unit of JGSDF, carrying genuine Type 89 rifles, participated in filming. Replica guns are also used when held by by actors.

Howa Type 89 with integral bipod - 5.56x45mm
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JGSDF unit in the first encounter with Legion in Sapporo underground.

Machine Guns and Automatic Cannons

Sumitomo M2HB Machine Gun

Sumitomo M2HB heavy machine guns are mounted on Type 90 and Type 74 tanks and Type 82 CCVs.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
An M2HB is mounted on top of a turret of Type 74 tank.
An M2HB is mounted on top of a turret of Type 90 tank.

M197 Vulcan

20-mm M197 Vulcan three barreled guns are mounted on AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters. Real JGSDF AH-1s appear in the movie.

General Dynamics M197 Vulcan - 20mm.
Cobra helicopter readies to attack Legion.

M61 Vulcan

20-mm M61 Vulcan six-barrel guns are mounted on JASDF F-1 fighter planes.

GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20mm
F-1s on airfield.

25-mm Oerlikon KBA Automatic Cannon

25-mm Oerlikon KBA automatic cannons are mounted on Type 87 reconnaissance vehicle.

Oerlikon Contraves 25mm KBA cannon - 25x127mm
A Type 87 is seen at the right.
Another view of a Type 87.

35-mm Oerlikon KDA Automatic Cannon

A Type 87 SPAAG with twin 35-mm Oerlikon KDA automatic cannons is used in battle.

Type 87 self-propelled AA gun with 35mm twin AA cannon - 35x228mmR
Type 87 SPAAG fires at Mother Legion.
A close view of firing guns.

Other Weapons

Type 53 Flare Gun

In the climactic scene Colonel Watarase (Toshiyuki Nagashima) uses Type 53 Flare Gun to to give the signal for the attack of helicopters.

Type 53 Flare Gun - 21.5mm/10 gauge.
Col. Watarase draws a flare pistol.

Type 79 Jyu-MAT

Type 79 Jyu-MAT AT missiles are used against Mother Legion.

Type 79 Jyu-MAT
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Fire!

Trivia

Type 90 Battle Tank

A column of Type 90 tanks on march.

Type 74 Battle Tank

A column of Type 74 tanks on march.

Type 87 Reconnaissance Vehicle

A Type 87 is seen at the right.

Type 82 CCV

A Type 82 CCV is seen at the background.

Type 87 SPAAG

Type 87 SPAAG.



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