Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus is the 24st entry in the Toho produced Godzilla film series and second in the Millennium era. In the 2000 film, Godzilla's main opponent is a colossus dragonfly-like monster kown as Megaguirus. As usual in Japanese films, on-screen firearms are special movie props that bear much resemblance with real ones.


The following weapons were used in the film Godzilla vs. Megaguirus:

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Glock

All G-Graspers (members of special anti-Godzilla unit) carry pistols in holsters. The general shape of these props resembles Glock pistols, like Glock 17. Due to Japanese filming restrictions, these are likely airsoft guns. In reality, the SIG-Sauer P220 is the handgun of the JGSDF.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Kiriko Tsujimori's (Misato Tanaka) pistol is seen in holster. Note the lack of magazine.
Anothwer view of the pistol.

Howa Type 64

Most JSDF personnel are armed with Howa Type 64 rifles. Due to the alternate history of this film, it's possible the Type 64 was kept in service, rather than being replaced by the Type 89, due to its superior stopping power.

Howa Type 64 - 7.62x51mm
Soldiers fire at the Meganulas. Note the pink muzzle flame typical for Japanese flashpaper prop guns.
Another view of the same scene.
A buttstock can be seen.
A close view of the rifle.

Howa Type 89

Howa Type 89 rifles are seen in hands of guards in G-Graspers headquarters.

Howa Type 89 - 5.56x45mm
A guard with Howa Type 89. Note the curved magazine.

Howa 84RR

In the opening scene a unit of JGSDF tries to stop Godzilla, using rocket launchers. These props are supposed to stand for Howa 84RR, Japanese manufactured version of Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle.

Carl Gustav M3 - 84mm
A marking on the ammunition box tells that it's "84mm B-10".
Soldiers aims their launchers at approaching Godzilla...
...and fire!
Side view of the launchers.
Another good view.

Flare Pistol

In several scenes Kiriko Tsujimori (Misato Tanaka) uses a flare pistol, modified to fire a special radio transmitter.

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Kiriko Tsujimori loads the flare pistol during the testing of the projectile.
A view of the muzzle.
Kiriko readies to fire the radio transmitter at Godzilla.

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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