Gung Ho! (1943)

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Gung Ho! (1943)


The following weapons were used in the film Gung Ho! (1943):

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Handguns

Luger P08

A IJA soldier attempts to use a Luger P08 (standing in for the Nambu Type 14) to ambush some Marines.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
A IJA soldier about to fire his Luger P08.

Sub Machine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

A Marine is seen with a M1928A1 Thompson when the IJA ambush them on Makin Island. One is also used by "Pig-Iron" Matthews (Robert Mitchum) and Kozzarowski (Peter Coe) has his with a 50 round drum magazine which were never adopted by the US Military. At least one IJA soldier is seen with M1928A1 Thompson mocked up as a MP40, a mock up weapon that appeared in several Hollywood war films shot during World War II.

M1928A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
MP40 for comparison - 9x19mm
M1928A1 with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
A Marine Raider firing his M1928A1 Thompson at a Japanese sniper.
GungHoM1928A1(2).jpg
"Pig-Iron" Matthews (Robert Mitchum) firing his M1928A1.
Kozzarowski (Peter Coe) with his Thompson. Note the 50 round drum magazine.
An IJA soldier firing his M1928 mocked up an an MP40.

Rifles

Arisaka Type 99

What appears to be Arisaka Type 99 rifles are seen in a photo of Chinese soldiers during Lieutenant Colonel Thorwald's (Randolph Scott) time with the Chinese Marines.

Arisaka Type 99 - 7.7x58mm
Chinese soldiers with Arisaka Type 99s.

M1903 Mk 1 Springfield

Marine Raiders in training are seen with M1903 Mk 1 Springfields. The Japanese also use them during the battle of Makin Island as a stand in for the Arisaka Type 99.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Arisaka Type 99 for comparison - 7.7x58mm
Marine Raiders with M1903 Mk 1 Springfields.
Closeup on the M1903 Mk 1 rifles.
Japanese soldiers charge into battle with their Springfield.

M1 Carbine

A Marine Raider is briefly seen with a M1 Carbine.

World War II Era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
An M1 Carbine on a Marine Raider's back.

M1 Garand

Marine Raiders in training and out in the field are also seen with M1 Garands. This is accurate as the Marine Raiders were issued Garands in 1942.

M1 Garand - .30-06
An M1 Garand on a Marine Raider's back during training.
A Marine with his M1 Garand.
GungHoM1Garand3.jpg
A dying Marine with his M1.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

An IJA soldier can briefly be seen with a Mauser Gewehr 1898.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An IJA soldier aim his Mauser Gewehr 1898. Note the Lange-Visier sight.

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Aircraft

F4F Wildcats which mount Browning M2 Aircrafts are seen in archive footage. The fact they are seen used by Japanese pilots could mean the F4F is a stand in for the A6M "Zero"

Browning M2 Aircraft, Fixed - .50 BMG
F4F Wildcats in the air.

Browning Automatic Rifle

A Marine can be seen with a Browning Automatic Rifle upon first landing on Makin Island.

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
GungHoBAR.jpg
A Browning Automatic Rifle on a Raider's back.

Browning M1919A4

Lt. C.J. Cristoforos (J. Carrol Naish) is seen checking a Browning M1919A4 below deck.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
Lt. C.J. Cristoforos (J. Carrol Naish) checking a Browning M1919A4.

Unknown Machine Gun

IJA machine gun teams uses unknown machine guns.

GungHoUnknownMachineGun.jpg
GungHoUnknownMachineGun2.jpg
GungHoUnknownMachineGun3.jpg

Explosives

Mk 2 Grenade

Pvt. Frankie Montana (Harold Landon) uses two Mk 2 hand grenades to blow up a Japanese machine gun nest.

Mk 2 Hand Grenade
Pvt. Frankie Montana (Harold Landon) pulling the pin on his Mk 2 with his teeth.

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