Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth

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Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (US release title; original Japanese title was Godzilla vs. Mothra) is the 19th entry in the Toho produced Godzilla film series and 4th in the Heisei era. In this film Godzilla meets two monstrows insects: Mothra, the "good" guardian of the Earth, and her "evil sister" Battra.


The following weapons were used in the film Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth:

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Submachine Gun

In the opening scene Thai police, arresting Takuya Fujita, carry submachine guns. These movie props doesn't have a direct prototype.

Four Thai policemen aim their guns at Takuya Fujita.

Howa Type 64 Rifle

Most JSDF personnel are armed with rifles that mostly resemble Howa Type 64. Some of them have longer barrels.

Howa Type 64 - 7.62x51mm
JSDF personnel helplessly watch for Mothra larvae ravaging Tokyo.
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JSDF personnel with Type 64-style rifles.
JSDF personnel with M16-style and Type 64-style rifles.

M16

M16-style assault rifles are also seen in hands of JSDF personnel.

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan
JSDF personnel with M16-style and Type 64-style rifles.

Type 62 Machine Gun

A Type 62 machine gun is mounted on Type 82 command and communications vehicle.

Sumitomo NTK-62 mounted on tripod 7.62x51mm NATO
Type 82 vehicle is armed with Type 62 general purpose machine gun and M2HB heavy machine gun.

Sumitomo M2HB Machine Gun

Sumitomo M2HB heavy machine guns are mounted on various armored vehicles.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
M2HB is mounted on Type 74 MBT.
Type 74 MBT and Type 82 command and communications vehicle (at the left) are armed with M2HB machine guns.
A close view of M2HB mount, fitted with a shield, on Type 82 vehicle.

35-mm Oerlikon KDE Automatic Cannon

35-mm Oerlikon KDE automatic cannons are mounted on Type 89 IFVs.

Oerlikon KDE - 35x228 mm
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Bazooka-style Launcher

In one scene JGSDR personnel carries a Bazooka-style launcher. In reality M20 "Super Bazooka" launchers were used by JSDF for a long time until replaced by Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle.

M20 "Super Bazooka" with rocket - 3.5"
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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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