Godzilla (2014)

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Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla2014.jpg
Promotional Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Release Date 2014
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Ford Brody Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Sandra Brody Juliette Binoche
Daisuke Serizawa Ken Watanabe
Joseph "Joe" Brody Bryan Cranston


Godzilla is the 2014 American "re-imagining" of the Japanese monster film franchise. The film was directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) and the cast includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, and Juliette Binoche. This feature is the first of Warner Brother's planned "Monster-Verse," which includes 2017's Kong: Skull Island, at least one confirmed direct sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters; as well as a crossover film Godzilla vs Kong, which will pit the kaiju against perhaps his most famous rival.



The following weapons were used in the film Godzilla (2014):

Contents


Handguns

Beretta 92FS

US military personnel in the film, including Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), carry the Beretta 92FS (standing in for the Beretta M9) as their sidearm. Brody draws his pistol to protect himself from the female MUTO.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), draws his Beretta 92FS to protect himself from the female MUTO.

Rifles/Carbines

M4A1

The M4A1 is carried by the majority of the US military seen in the film including Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). While on the train, the M4 he uses is configured with an EOTech 552 sight and AN/PEQ-2 laser module. But when parachuting into San Francisco, he uses one fitted with the newer EOTech 553 and AN/PEQ-15 ATPIAL.

M4A1 with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm.
Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) holds an M4A1 while watching the female MUTO attack the train.
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AKM

Filipino excavation site guards at the beginning of the film carry AKMs.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Filipino excavation site guards at the beginning of the film carry AKMs.

Howa Type 89

The Monarch security personnel at the former Janjira nuclear power plant site are all armed with Howa Type 89 rifles fitted with flashlights. Since the movie was filmed in British Columbia, and since the Type 89 was never exported outside of Japan, it is quite likely that the rifles used in the film were airsoft replicas.

Howa Type 89 in 5.56x45mm with integral bipod. Currently in use by the Modern Japanese military.
Monarch security guards armed with Type 89 rifles. The vehicle in the back is a visually modified HMMWV standing in for the Toyota High Mobility Vehicle used by the JGSDF.

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Heavy Machine Gun

The Browning M2 is seen mounted on a US Navy ships, M1 Abrams tanks and US humvees.

Browning M2 - .50 BMG
US Army humvees have Browning M2 machine guns mounted.
As the military personnel load up a nuclear warhead, a U.S. Navy sailor is seen manning a Browning M2
The Navy sailor grips the Browning M2 as the other servicemembers take cover as F-35 fighters fall out of the sky and into the San Francisco Bay.
What appears to be a Browning M2 is mounted on the UH-60 Blackhawk that engages the Muto at the Honolulu Airport.
US Army M1 Abrams tanks with Browning M2 mounted on top the turrets take up positions on the bridge. In reality, these tanks are British Chieftains visually modified to resemble the M1A1 Abrams.
Note the u-shaped splash guard near the driver's hatch and small hatch without periscopes, both very distinct features of these vismod Chieftains.

FN MAG

What appears to be an FN MAG is seen mounted on Army Trucks Inc's ersatz M1 Abrams prop vehicles, which are actually visually modified Chieftain tanks.

FN MAG 58 7.62x51mm NATO
On the tank in the front, two machine guns are mounted on the Abrams' turret: a Browning M2 on the left and the FN MAG on the right.

Daewoo K3

The Daewoo K3, standing in for the M249 SAW, is carried by US Army soldiers.

A Daewoo K3 without a disintegrating belt. - 5.56x45mm NATO.
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Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

SWAT officers in Honolulu are seen using the Heckler & Koch MP5A3 during Godzilla's landfall in Hawaii.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with navy trigger group - 9x19mm.
The Honolulu SWAT officers engage Godzilla with their MP5A3s from atop a hotel.

Other

M203 Grenade Launcher

Several soldiers have M203 grenade launchers mounted to their M4A1 carbines.

M203 grenade launcher - 40x46mm.
On the left, a soldier carries an M203 grenade launcher mounted to an M4A1 carbine.

M136 AT4

The M136 AT4 is used by US troops notably on the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank recoilless launcher - 84mm.
The solider on the far left is seen readying the M136 AT4. Several soldiers protecting the evacuees can be seen armed with this weapon, presumably to give them more firepower against Godzilla and the MUTOs.
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Mk 19 grenade launcher

The Mk 19 grenade launcher is seen manned in the HQ during a conversation between Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Rear Admiral William Stenz (David Strathairn).

Mk 19 grenade launcher 40mm in vehicle mounting
Launcher on the right.
The Mk 19 grenade launcher is seen manned in the HQ during a conversation between Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Rear Admiral William Stenz (David Strathairn).

See Also

The Godzilla Film Franchise
Shōwa Era Godzilla (1954)  •  Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (1964)  •  Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)  •  Son of Godzilla (1967)  •  Destroy All Monsters (1968)  •  Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
Heisei Era The Return of Godzilla (1984)  •  Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)  •  Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)  •  Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)  •  Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)  •  Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Millennium Era Godzilla 2000 (1999)  •  Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)  •  Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)  •  Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)  •  Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)  •  Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Resurgence Shin Godzilla (2016)
American Produced Godzilla (1998)  •  Godzilla (2014)



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