Latino is a 1985 war film from noted director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Vietnam veteran Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) travels to Nicaragua to train ‘contras’ and when influenced by love for a local woman, begins to doubt the justice of the mission.
The following weapons were used in the film Latino:
Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) carries a Colt M1911A1 pistol. Marlena's son (Juan Carlos Ortiz) finds gun in Eddie's bag.
Colt M1911A1 pistole - .45 ACP
Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) and some Contras soldiers use M-16 assault rifles.
M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) (right) carries his weapon.
soldiers in a village.
Contras soldiers were also equipped with FN FAL battle rifles.
A Contras soldier (left) holds a FN FAL rifle in his hand.
Forcibly recruited Luis aims his FN FAL at Eddie.
Norinco Type 56
Soldiers FSLN and some villagers carry Norinco Type 56 assault rifles.
Norinco Type 56, early milled receiver model with under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Vz. 52 Rifle
Some sandinistas carry Vz. 52 Rifles on their back.
The Czech VZ52 rifle, sometimes called the CZ52 or the S.H.E. rifle, is a carbine that was chambered in both 7.62x45mm and 7.62x39mm
FN MAG 58
Contras received into the arms FN MAG 58 machine guns.
FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
Ruben (Tony Plana) tested a Browning M2HB heavy machine gun.
25mm Orion Flare Gun
Villagers set a trap made with a 25mm Orion Flare Gun.
M79 grenade launcher
Contras is seen with a M79 grenade launcher on his back.
M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
Contras carries a RPG-7 launcher on his shoulder.
Contras firing from a M2 Mortars at the sandist´s village.