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The following weapons were used in the OVA Hellsing Ultimate:
Hellsing Arms .454 Casull
Alucard's signature weapon is the Hellsing Arms .454 Casull (unofficially known as the "Joshua"). This weapon is the first custom handgun made by Hellsing, and was presumably designed by Walter. It's essentially a very big semiautomatic pistol, with a length of 39cm. It's chambered for the mighty .454 Casull round, which finds use primarily in hunting large game, such as deer and bears. Of course, these bullets are special, being made out of silver obtained from melted holy relics, with an exploding property as well, making for a rather devastating cartridge against the legions of the night. The Casull is believed to be based upon the Colt 1911 (or its variants like the longslide), however, it also bears a resemblance to early model Colt pistols, in any case, it appears to be a Browning Cam Lock system weapon. In some close-ups, one may note that the hammer is rarely fully cocked, indicative of either a double action or fast-action mechanism similar to the Daewoo DP51. The lengthy barrel and slide gives this gun incredible accuracy, and the weight at the front of the gun makes the massive round significantly more controllable. Something this extreme suits Alucard perfectly.
In true anime fashion, despite the Casull only holding around 6-7 rounds in its magazine (as noted by the number of window holes in the magazines); Alucard never actually reloads the gun until he desires to. For example, during his fight against the ghouls in Cheddar village, he fires 18 rounds without reloading and even fires multiple shots with just one trigger pull (which would legally make this pistol a machine gun). During the fight against Luke Valentine, he fires an excess of 44 rounds without any implications that he is reloading. This has led to Kohta Hirano, the author of the manga, to joke that Alucard's weapons are actually "Schrodinger's guns", where the gun is fully loaded so long as the shooter thinks it is.
During the flashbacks to World War II (specifically 1944), which is seen in much of Ultimate's promotional material, Alucard is seen using this same weapon. This is anachronistic, as the .454 Casull round was developed in 1957.
Alucard's second handgun is the Jackal, which was also made especially for him. The Jackal was made by Walter after Alucard's first encounter with Anderson - in fact, it was specifically designed with him in mind, the phrase "'Jesus Christ is in Heaven Now'", a variation on a similar statement on Anderson's equipment, is engraved on the side. The Jackal has an overall length of 39cm (the same length as the Casull) and weighs 16kg. The slide covers the entire top frame, and there are thus no creases or lines on the top part of the gun, making room for the engraving. Obviously, no human could possibly use this gun without being blown away by it. The breech also faces the left, instead of the right, so it's more of a sister gun to the .454, though it's magazines can hold about the same amount of bullets that the Casull is capable of (that is, as many as the scene needs it to hold). The bullets are different as well, being a bigger 13mm, with blessed Macedonian silver casings, a reinforced core for armor penetration, a mercury explosive and each bullet being baptized. Compared to the Casull, the Jackal is distinctly lacking in terms of aesthetic features, and is devoid of any contours on the side or frame save for the grip. This suggests that Walter designed the weapon immediately after Alucard's encounter with Anderson and did not have time to improve its appearance. Much like the Casull pistol, the Jackal, despite dialogue explicitly stating it has a 6-round magazine, never needs to reload unless Alucard desires to.
This gun is of fantastic proportions. No 13mm round for a pistol was ever produced (due to the size and recoil), meaning each bullet must be manufactured by the Hellsing Organization, which is stamped on the rollmarks of the casings. It's curious as to how this weapon can weigh 16kg when a full-size 7.62X51mm machine gun typically only weighs 11kg, though the weight is probably necessary to control the 13mm rounds. With a gun this heavy one could probably utilize a .50 BMG round (which translates to 12.7x99mm) and still have the same desired effect.
A SIG-Sauer P226 is seen in the hands of Seras Victoria during her time as a police officer. Integra also uses a P226, usually rendered with a nickel finish, as her sidearm as choice, stating that it is loaded with silver Heavy Explosive rounds. She later gives her handgun to Sir Penwood, a British navy commander and family friend, after his decision to hold his post in a hopeless effort to restore communications throughout the war, rather than evacuating. However, she also uses it during the final episode, which implies that Integra has a spare P226. Badrick ghouls are seen using a few in Episode 1. Pip also uses one in Episode 3, when hijacking a helicopter.
Richard Hellsing uses an M1911A1 in a flashback in Episode 1. In the manga, this was a Kohta Hirano original, resembling a mixture of a SIG Sauer and a Kahr PM9. Sir Penwood also appears to use an M1911 to shoot at Jan Valentine in Episode 2.
A Browning Hi-Power was seen as the sidearm of a British officer in episode 5. Because of the black grips and ring hammer (as well as the fact that it is in the hands of a British military official), it can be assumed to be a British service L9A1.
Custom Mauser C96
Two Mauser C96 pistols are used by "The Captain". The normal pistol barrels have been replaced with meter-long carbine barrels, matching his tall stature.
A Beretta 92FS is seen in the hands of a Round Table Council member in Episode 2, as well as a Hellsing operative in the same episode. A Brazilian SWAT officer also uses one in Episode 3, distinguished from a more appropriate Taurus PT92 by the slide-mounted safety.
Webley Mk VI
A Webley Mk VI revolver is used by Round Table Council President Sir Hugh Irons in Episode 2. He later gives his Webley pistol to Integra Hellsing, commanding her to execute her now-undead soldiers as punishment for her ill-preparedness that led to the total massacre of her forces. Sir Integra later uses a Webley pistol in the final episode, presumably that same one, after her P226 handgun runs out of ammo; in the final duel with the Major.
Single Action Army
Pip Bernadotte, the captain of the Wild Geese, uses a Single Action Army as his primary sidearm, that is to say, his most-used sidearm, as he goes through a few pistols in the series.
Pip uses a full-sized Glock pistol, most likely a Glock 17, with a suppressor in Episode 3 to assassinate the corrupt police officials working with Millennium. A pair of murderers in Seras's memories also utilize a pair of Glock pistols.
Heinkel Wolfe uses two silver handguns with wooden grips as her main weapons. They do not bear any close resemblance to any particular gun, indicating that they were custom-made by Iscariot. They do, however, seem to be based on a hybrid of the Browning BDA and several 1911-based pistols or could be based on the Coonan Arms .357 Magnum. Basically, the only thing that one can tie to a real-world weapon is that it appears to be based on the Browning Cam Lock system.
The priests of Iscariot each use a pair of handguns with black finishes. They are never given a good close-up, making identification difficult. Upon close inspection, it appears possible they are the same model as Heinkel's pistols, simply with a black finish, noting the fancy enlarged trigger guard. In the manga, they highly resembled Coonan Arms .357s.
In Episode 10, the Major uses a chrome plated Luger P08 with black grips in an attempt to execute a disobedient officer, who is later killed by his comrades (due to the Major's terrible accuracy, where he misses all 8 shots at close range).
During some flashbacks, we can see the Major in 1945 with a Tokarev TT-33 being pointed to his head. It's used by a Russian officer who wounds the Major in the streets of Berlin after the Soviet takeover of Berlin. There are also Red Army soldiers firing their TT's while celebrating their victory at the Brandenburg Gate. Strangely, the TT-33s have squared trigger guards.
In Episode 5, a Nazi officer is seen holding a Walther P38 on Vice Admiral Sir Penwood. In the last episode, the Major pulls out a Walther P38 while dueling with Integra. It fires approximately 13 rounds without reloading, while an ordinary P38 would only hold 8 rounds.
At a few points, Luke Valentine draws and fires a nickel plated Walther PP concealed within his sleeve. This is different from the original TV series, in which he used a chrome plated Walther PPK/S. In the original manga, this was another Kohta Hirano original, somewhat resembling a Colt Junior.
Customized FN P90s
Jan Valentine wields a pair of heavily modified FN P90s. Both have part of the stock and thumb hole grip removed, with a more conventional pistol grip placed instead. Suppressors have been added, along with underbarrel laser sights. His eye sigil adorns the side of the weapons. Both weapons also use what appear to be high powered scopes, as well as one being a night vision optic, instead of the P90's built-in reflex sight; which is a very odd choice of optics for a submachine gun, specifically in a planned assault on a cramped building.
It is also a bit odd that Jan's P90s do not act like they are suppressed, as noted by the muzzle flash and the loud report of his weapons while firing.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Both Hellsing members and London police officers are seen with H&K MP5A3s.
Heckler & Koch MP5K PDW
Jan Valentine's ghouls are primarily armed with H&K MP5K PDWs equipped with PVS-14 night vision scopes, suppressors, and jungle-style magazines, although the ghouls using riot shields do not have the scope mount. This same setup is also seen in the hands of a few Brazillian police officers in Episode 3. Much like Jan's P90s, the suppressors mounted on the MP5Ks do not seem to have any effect on the weapon.
The Beretta PM12S are seen in Episode 2. It is possible that these are Taurus M972s (a licensed copy of the Beretta PM12S made in Brazil) since these are used by a Brazilian SWAT team. However, as the only difference between the Beretta model and the Taurus model are the rollmarks, they are assumed to be Berettas.
A Micro Uzi is seen in the hands of the vampire teen in Episode 1, replacing the original series' Skorpion. In the original manga, this was a Steyr MPi81.
A police officer can be seen wielding an Uzi during Episode 1.
The Millennium Organization's army of Nazi vampires are largely equipped with MP40s. They have a higher rate of fire and magical movie magazines, as they fire more than 32 rounds without reloading.
In the Major's flashbacks, we can also see Red Army soldiers using PPSh-41's.
A M1928 Thompson can be seen in Alucard's dream sequence at the beginning of the 5th Episode. The entire dream revolves around films based on Frederick Forsythe novels, most notably The Day of the Jackal (the titular character of which is alleged to be the spirit of Alucard's Jackal pistol). The Thompson is seen during a reference to The Fourth Protocol. Alucard (in the form of a small girl) can also be seen holding one in a flashback to WW2 in Episode 4.
Seras's Rifle (Hellsing Anti-Midians 13.7mm)
This unnamed rifle is used by Seras before she is given the Harkonnen I, presumably given to her by Walter once she joins the Hellsing Organization in Episode 1. It typically fires from a box magazine (which would appear to be able to hold around 10-15 rounds if real-world physics applied), but Seras also loads it with a drum magazine in Episode 3. This weapon is clearly manufactured by the Hellsing Organization for anti-vampire combat; it is uncertain who was intended to wield it before Seras joined, though it is possible it was strictly a mounted support weapon, or that it was designed (presumably by Walter) in between the time Seras joined and her first deployment. The stock engraving reads "Anti-Midians" and gives the caliber of the round as a massive 13.7mm. It appears to be a select-fire weapon, able to switch from semi-automatic to fully automatic, with the Kalashnikov-esque selector switch resting on the left side of the weapon. In the manga, "Baerlks" can be read among the weapon's rollmarks, possibly hinting that this is what the rifle is called. However, in the Ultimate series, one can find the word "Hallconnen" amongst the rollmarks, particularly in later episodes, which hints that Walter considers this a part of the Harkonnen series of rifles/artillery pieces.
Cut-Down M1 Garands
Luke Valentine's weapon of choice is a pair of sawn-off M1 Garand rifles. In the television series, both the stock and barrel/fore-end were cut down, effectively turning these rifles into high-caliber pistols. In the Ultimate series, only the barrel and fore-end have been cut, and the stock has been left intact. Such a conversion in real life would essentially require a complete rebuild of the working parts of the rifle, since the Garand's operating piston is a rod that runs almost the entire length of the barrel, and a Garand gas piston shortened this much while firing the same round would probably explode. In the original manga, these were somewhat of a merging of the M1 Garand with the M1 Carbine (particularly noted by the rear sights).
Colt Model 733
Colt Model 733s are carried by Hellsing operatives in Episode 2, as well as a couple of Jan's ghouls in the same episode, likely picked up from the dead Hellsing guards. They can be distinguished from M4 Carbines by the non-removable carrying handle and shorter, non-stepped barrels. In the manga, the standard longarm of the Hellsing Organization appears to have been the L85A1.
Several M16A2 rifles are used by Brazilian soldiers in an (unsuccessful) attempt to kill Anderson. They erroneously fire in full-auto, indicative of the possibility they may be A1s with A2 handguards (they do not appear to have a removable carrying handle, which would rule out the possibility that they are A3s). In the manga, these were Galils.
At least one Brazilian soldier appears to have brought an M4 Carbine (or more likely an M4A1) to an attempt to assassinate Father Alexander Anderson in Episode 4. It can be identified as such by the LE 6-Position Stock and the removal of the carrying handle to mount an optic, which appears to be an Aimpoint M4S or similar red dot sight.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine
In a flashback to his time in WW2, the Major is beaten by Red Army troops armed with Mosin Nagant rifles. The barrel lengths suggest they are M38's.
Traitorous British soldiers in the Episode 5 are seen wielding L85A1 service rifles. Another is seen in the hands of a few members of the Wild Geese during Zorin's assault, as well as during a training exercise during Episode 6's credits.
Most of the Wild Geese mercenaries in the Ultimate series are armed with AK-74 rifles, including Pip Bernadotte, their captain.
Several members of the Wild Geese use AKS-74U rifles while working for the Hellsing Organization.
Norinco Type 84S
Two members of the Wild Geese in Episode 3 are armed with Norinco Type 84S rifles. They appear to be fitted with AK-74-style muzzle devices, thus it is possible to assume they are intended to be AK-74s, as the rest of the Wild Geese are armed with those rifles, but the ribbed steel magazines appear to have a curve indicating a 5.56x45mm chambering, and as such, the rifles will be referred to as Type 84S's.
At least one Wild Geese mercenary utilizes an AKM during the assault on Hellsing Manor in Episode 6, noted as such by the slanted muzzle brake.
Several of the Nazi vampires in the Ultimate series are armed with Sturmgewehr 44s.
The Nazi vampires are also seen with Kar 98ks.
Papal Knights' Rifles (Modified PTRS-41's)
The Papal Knights of the Vatican's 9th Airborne Crusade use custom, long-barreled heavy rifles which are specifically designed to kill vampires, as their main weapons. They strongly resemble PTRS-41 AT rifles. However, they utilize what seem to be detachable magazines, unlike the original rifle, and have different muzzle brakes. The main attachments are large bayonets and halberds. The rifles curiously have a very weak firing sound despite their large caliber, somewhat resembling that of muskets.
Rip Van Winkle's Magic Flintlock Musket (Jezail Musket)
Obersturmführer Rip Van Winkle uses a Jezail musket which fires magic bullets. The magic bullets are capable of fully penetrating a target, changing trajectory during the flight and repeatedly hitting multiple other targets, expiring only after all of the targets are neutralized. Because of her magic musket, she sees herself akin to Kaspar from Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz, and is seen singing part of the opera while shooting down a group of jets attempting to attack the aircraft carrier she has highjacked.
One of the ghouls in Badrick seems to be armed with a Winchester Repeating Rifle, most similar to an 1886. It does not appear to be fired in the episode.
Heckler & Koch PSG-1
A H&K PSG-1 is used by a Brazilian police sniper team in Episode 3. In the manga, the team appeared to use bolt-action rifles of some type, most closely resembling the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum.
Day of the Jackal Sniper Rifle
During Alucard's dream, he encounters The Jackal, Edward Fox's character from The Day of the Jackal. The Jackal can be seen carrying the same custom rifle that he uses in the original 1973 film. As stated, The Jackal (specifically the Edward Fox portrayal, as the Bruce Willis Jackal is stated to be an imposter) is alleged to be the spirit of Alucard's 13mm pistol, much like Vladimir Harkonnen is the spirit of Seras's rifle.
In Episode 10, Heinkel takes a Dragunov SVD from one of her comrades to take revenge for the death of Yumie. It is seen with medical bandage round the wooden handguard and with a cross hanging by the iron sights.
In the credits to Episode 5, which detail Sir Penwood's youth, he and Sir Irons are seen with Double Barreled Shotguns, presumably on a hunting trip.
During the Letze Battalion's assault on London, one citizen seems to have gotten his hands on a shotgun resembling the Mossberg 500.
Seras Victoria and several Millenium soldiers are seen with MG42s during Episode 10.
General Electric M134 Minigun
The 9th Crusade's Airborne Division utilizes GE M134 Miniguns on their vehicles, notably their Bell UH-1s.
Unknown Medium Machine Gun
On some of the Reconquista's helicopters, some type of MMGs are mounted. They somewhat resemble the MG81.
Harkonnen I Cannon
Walter presents Seras with this fictional cannon in Episode 2. This weapon's name is rendered as "Hallconnen" but actually pronounced "Harkonnen" and is a reference to the primary antagonists of the novel Dune, House Harkonnen (the spelling discrepancy is the result of trying to fit the word into the Japanese syllabic writing system). The Harkonnen fires 30mm cannon shells. The cannon is almost hilariously oversized, but Seras handles it like a normal rifle because of her strength as a vampire. Walter says that it uses depleted uranium shells, as well as high explosive rounds.
This is effectively an artillery piece scaled down to so a person can hold it like a rifle, which Seras does from time to time. It operates using a traditional breech-action system.
Manville Projectile Launcher
Mk 47 Mod 0 Grenade Launcher
The Mk 47 Mod 0 Grenade Launcher is used by the Wild Geese to defend Hellsing Manor against Millennium's forces, with devastating effect.
Millennium's army of Nazi vampires in the Ultimate series make liberal use of a multitude of Panzerfaust launchers.
Several Nazi vampires carry Panzerschrecks during the attack on London.
A CIWS Phalanx on the deck of the captured British aircraft carrier is used against Alucard's Blackbird in Episode 4.
The Harkonnen II is a fictional weapons system consisting of a pair 30mm automatic cannons coupled with an incredibly large ammunition supply. Seras uses these weapons to barrage Zorin's Zeppelin II in an overwhelming display of firepower. The ammunition containers are detachable, and Seras is seen using the Harkonnen II without them, though she quickly runs out of ammo. They appear to be both belt and magazine fed; when they're first seen, they're belt fed, however, in Episode 10, she loads them with box magazines. They also appear to be locked breech recoil operated, as the barrel moves when it fires and it has no gas tube.
Described as a "Wide area saturation, high explosive incendiary grenade launcher", the Vladimir (named after the "Dune" character) is a set of fictional muzzle-fired grenades that are part of the Harkonnen II weapon system. Seras uses these to deliver the final blow to Zorin's Zeppelin II. They are fired seemingly in a similar manner to most muzzle-fired grenades, however, the ignition seems to be primed with a live round, whilst most real grenades of this type are fired utilizing a blank round.
8.8cm FlaK 36
When Seras Victoria was ordered by Integra Hellsing to kill the Major behind a wall of highly resistant bulletproof glass that even the Harkonnen could not breach with multiple shots; she resorts to tearing out one of the Deux Ex Machina's 88mm flak guns, which succeeds in one shot.
Wall of Guns
Seen in Episode 1, It consists of:
- a Sig P226
- an AK-74
- an M16 with the three-pronged compensator [drawn upside down]
- an M1911
- an M16 with the birdcage compensator
- a Colt Python
- Franchi LM57
- Sten MkII
- Lee-Enfield No4 (With bayonet attached)
- A Beretta 93R
Near the end of the wall of guns several muzzle-loading muskets, one with a bayonet attached, can be seen. Curiously enough, none of the guns in this shot seem to actually being wielded by any operator.