Midway (2019)

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Midway
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Movie Poster
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Directed by Roland Emmerich
Release Date November 8, 2019
Language English
Japanese
Distributor Lionsgate
Main Cast
Character Actor
Admiral Chester Nimitz Woody Harrelson
Commander Wade McClusky Luke Evans
Anne Best Mandy Moore
Edwin Layton Patrick Wilson
Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi Tadanobu Asano
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto Etsushi Toyokawa
Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey Dennis Quaid


Midway is a 2019 World War II film directed by Roland Emmerich that follows the events leading up to the Battle of Midway in 1942, where the US Navy attempted to prevent the ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy from taking over the strategic air station on Midway island in the Pacific. The events of this battle had previously been chronicled in the similarly-named 1976 film. The cast includes Ed Skrein, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Patrick Wilson, Tadanobu Asano, Etsushi Toyokawa, Nick Jonas, and Dennis Quaid.


The following weapons were used in the film Midway:

Contents


Pistols

Colt M1911A1

U.S. pilots and officers can be seen with holstered Colt M1911A1 pistols.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
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Col. James Doolittle with his Colt in holster.

Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 can be seen in the holster of Chinese Major (Philip Fu-Kang Wang) of the Guerrilla fighters.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
The grip can be seen.

Rifles

Springfield M1903

United States Marines on Midway island can be seen with M1903 Springfield bolt-action rifles.

M1903 Springfield .30-06
Two Marines on the right with their Springfield rifles filmed by John Ford's (Geoffrey Blake) cameraman Dean Schaller (Jack MacKenzie).
Closer view of the front sight.
The Marine on the right attempting the cycle the rifle.
The two Marines on the right fire their rifles.

Arisaka Type 2

Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper Takedown rifles are used by Japanese soldiers.

Arisaka Type 99/Type 02 Paratrooper rifle - 7mm
Two guards greeting their Arisaka rifles.
The Navy soldier on the left.

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is seen in the hands of Chinese Guerrilla fighters. Some of them are equipped with late war welded barrel bands.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Karabiner 98k is seen in the hands of Chinese Guerrilla fighters confronting Col. Doolittle (Aaron Eckhart).

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Water Cooled

What appears to be a water-cooled version of the Browning M2HB machine gun is seen also.

Browning M2 Water Cooled - .50 BMG
The water-cooled M2 on the left.
The Browning in the middle next to the camera tripod.

Type 93 Heavy Machine Gun

Two Type 93 Heavy Machine Guns can briefly seen onboard the Agaki and Hiryu.

Type 93 Heavy Machine Gun - 13.2mm
A sailor mans the Type 93 on the aircraft carrier tower.

Aircraft Machine Guns

Browning M2 Aircraft Heavy Machine Gun

The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun appears in the film as the primary armament of the B-25 Mitchell bombers commanded by Col. James Doolittle (Aaron Eckhart).

Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun .50 BMG
The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun appears in the film as the primary armament of the B-25 Mitchell bombers commanded by Col. James Doolittle (Aaron Eckhart).

Browning AN/M2

Browning AN/M2 machine guns are mounted as defensive guns on American carrier planes. The TBD Devestator torpedo planes have a single rear gun, while SBD Dauntless dive-bombers have twins.

Browning AN/M2, flexible mount - .30-06 Springfield
A Devastator rear gunner engages Japanese fighters
James Murray (Keean Johnson) fires the dual-mounted Brownings at two "Zeros".
Dual-mounted Brownings being fired by Bruno Gaido (Nick Jonas) mounted on an SBD Dauntless dive bomber.
First person view of James Murray's Brownings during the battle.

Type 92 Light Machine Gun

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese D3A "Val" dive bombers and B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers can be seen with Type 92 light machine guns, a Japanese copy of the Lewis Gun, for the tail gunners.

Type 92 - 7.7×58mm Arisaka
Bombers attack the fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Type 97 Aircraft

Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters are armed with Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gunss.

Type 97 aircraft machine gun - 7.7x56mm R
A cockpit view of an A6M fighter.

Type 99 Cannon

Japanese "Zero" fighters are also armed with Type 99 cannons mounted in the wings.

Type 99 cannon aircraft variants, top an earlier Type 99 Mark 1 Model 3 - 20x72mm RB, bottom a later Type 99 Mark 2 Model 3 - 20x101mm RB
Japanese "Zero" fighters are also armed with Type 99 cannons mounted in the wings.

Other

1.1"/75 caliber gun

US sailors can be seen with a 1.1"/75 caliber gun on the USS Enterprise.

1.1"/75 caliber "Chicago piano" quad mount aboard the USS Pennsylvania - 28x199mm
A sailor inserts a magazine into the gun.
US sailors can be seen operating the 1.1"/75 caliber gun.
Close up of the firing barrels.

Oerlikon 20mm Cannon

US Navy ships at Pearl Harbor are also armed with Oerlikon 20mm Cannons. These are anachronistic for the period, not being adopted by the Navy until mid-1942. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack the Navy's primary light antiaircraft gun would have been the water-cooled version of the Browning M2 heavy machine gun.

Oerlikon Cannon - 20mm.
The Oerlikon 20 mm Cannon is seen on the right mounted on the Arizona.
Lt. Roy Pearce (Alexander Ludwig) mans the same Oerlikon.
First person view of his firing cannon.
Sailors on the Enterprise load a cannon with its drum magazine.

Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun

Japanese ships like the aircraft carries Agaki and Hiryu are armed with twin mounted Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Guns.

Type 96 twin AA mounting - 25x163mm
Japanese soldiers prepare the Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun near the airfield on Kwajalein Atoll.
AA-gun being fired at SBD Dauntless dive bombers.
Other sailors fire the Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun.
Rear view.

Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun

Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval guns are also mounted on Japanese ships.

Twin Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun mounting at Balikpapan, Borneo.
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