Mark of Cain, The

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The Mark of Cain (2007)

The Mark of Cain is a 2007 UK Iraq War television film that originally aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Set during the occupation of Basra, Iraq, the film focuses on a section of British Army soldiers from the (fictional) Northdale Rifles as they spend their tour of duty patrolling and dealing with civilian complaints. After the death of the beloved company commander in an ambush, events spiral out of control after the suspect insurgents are detained and abused. The title refers to the now famous eve-of-battle speech by Colonel Tim Collins of the Royal Irish Regiment.

The following weapons appear in the film The Mark of Cain:

Contents


Handguns

Tokarev TT-33

The Tokarev TT-33 is used by the Iraqi civilians and insurgents. Several of these pistols are found during the raid on a suspected insurgent hideout.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
An Iraqi rioter with a Tokarev TT-33.
The Iraqi insurgent on the left carries a Tokarev TT-33.
Pte Mark "Treacle" Tate (Gerard Kearns) shows off a pair of captured TT-33's.
L/Cpl Quealy (Leo Gregory) with an L85A2 and TT-33.

Rifles

L85A2

The main weapon of the Northdale rifles, including Corporal Gant (Shaun Dooley), L/Cpl Quealy (Leo Gregory) and Pte Shane Gulliver (Matthew McNulty) is the L85A2. All these rifles are fitted with the SUSAT scope.

L85A2 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
Corporal Gant (Shaun Dooley) fires a warning shot with his L85A2.
A British soldier aims his L85A2.
Soldiers from the Northdale rifles with the L85A2.
Pte Shane Gulliver (Matthew McNulty) with his L85A2.
Corporal Gant and several other soldiers are armed with the L85A2 during an ambush.
British soldiers lock and load.
British soldiers sweep a compound.
Left to Right - Corporal Gant, L/Cpl Quealy (Leo Gregory) and Pte Mark "Treacle" Tate (Gerard Kearns) with their L85A2 rifles.

AK-47

Iraqi insurgents use the AK-47 during an ambush.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
An Iraqi insurgent fires an AK-47 from a window.
An Iraqi insurgent fires his AK-47.

AKS-47

An Iraqi insurgent riding atop a Technical is armed with an AKS-47.

AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
The insurgent riding in the back of the Technical carries an AKS-47.

Machine Guns

FN Minimi Para

Pte Mark "Treacle" Tate (Gerard Kearns) uses the FN Minimi Para during a firefight.

FN Minimi Para - 5.56x45mm
Pte Mark "Treacle" Tate aims his FN Minimi Para.
"Treacle" taking cover with his weapon.
Ducking behind the car.
Tate fires his FN Minimi Para.

RPK Light Machine Gun

An insurgent fires what appears to be an RPK Light Machine Gun from a Technical.

RPK Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm
An insurgent fires his RPK from atop the Technical.

Launchers

RPG-7

An Iraqi insurgent fires an RPG-7 fitted with a PGO-7 scope during a firefight.

RPG-7 with PG-7VM rocket and PGO-7 scope - 40mm
An insurgent riding on the Technical carries an RPG-7 with PGO-7 scope.
The insurgent makes a run for cover...
...attaches the PG-7VM warhead...
...and fires.



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