Missing in Action 2: The Beginning

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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning is the 1985 prequel to the 1984 action film Missing in Action. The prequel follows Col. Braddock (Chuck Norris) and other US soldiers as they attempt to devise a way to escape from a POW camp during the Vietnam War.


The following weapons were used in the film Missing in Action 2: The Beginning:

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Rifles

M16 (SP1)

Most of the American troops seen at the film's beginning use the M16 (SP1) rifle noted by its "slab-side" receiver including Col. James Braddock (Chuck Norris). Colonel Yin (Soon-Tek Oh) and several of the POW camp guards are also armed with the rifle.

M16 (SP1) fitted with A1-style birdcage flash-hider (to resemble the M16A1) and 30-round magazine - 5.56x45mm.
During the film's opening, Col. James Braddock (Chuck Norris) provides cover with the M16 rifle.
Opelka (Joe Michael Terry) also is seen using an M16 rifle.
Yao (Professor Toru Tanaka) holds the rifle.
Colonel Yin (Soon-Tek Oh) fires the rifle. The "slab-side" receiver indicates that this is an SP1.

Norinco Type 56

The Type 56 Norinco is used by both NVA forces and prison camp guards.

Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Enemy forces open fire on the Huey in the film's opening. Theses are fitted with a slant muzzle brake.
The guard in the center with the rifle.
Guard with the rifle.

AK-47

Some of the rifles carried by the prison camp guards appear to be a AK-47s.

AK-47 7.62x39mm (this is the same Type II variation seen in the screenshot just below)
The camp guard is hit while holding his rifle. The open sight makes it likely that this isn't a Norinco.

FN FAL

The FN FAL is one of the rifles used by the prison guards.

FN LAR Light Automatic Rifle Full auto version
Rifles seen on the right.
A guard with his rifle during the search for Braddock.

Handguns

Colt Commander

The Colt Commander is seen carried by Colonel Yin (Soon-Tek Oh) and Dou Chou (David Chung). The handgun is also held by Col. Braddock.

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP
The Colt Commander is seen carried by Colonel Yin (Soon-Tek Oh) as his sidearm.
The Colt Commander is seen used by Dou Chou (David Chung).
A Commander is also held by Col. Braddock.
Yin is threatened with the pistol. Note the Commander-style hammer.

M1911A1

The M1911A1 is seen in the hands of several characters including Opelka (Joe Michael Terry) and Capt. David Nester (Steven Williams).

Pre-WWII Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Opelka (Joe Michael Terry) pulls out the pistol.
Opelka (Joe Michael Terry) with the pistol.
Capt. David Nester (Steven Williams) holds the pistol.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919

A Browning M1919 machine gun is briefly seen as one of the door guns on the Huey at the film's beginning.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06.
A Browning M1919 machine gun is briefly seen as one of the door guns on the Huey at the film's beginning.

M60 machine gun

At the film's opening, an M60 is seen as one of the Huey's doorguns and is operated by Master Sergeant Ernest "Frankie" Franklin (John Wesley). When a helicopter lands in the camp, Dou Chou (David Chung) is seen armed with the machine gun.

M60 machine gun 7.62x51mm NATO
The M60 is inspected by Master Sergeant Ernest "Frankie" Franklin (John Wesley).
Frankie opens fire with the M60.
When a helicopter lands in the camp, Dou Chou (David Chung) is seen armed with the machine gun.

Submachine Guns

Sterling submachine gun

The Sterling submachine gun is one of the weapons carried by Dou Chou (David Chung) and the prison guards.

Sterling Submachine Gun - 9mm
The Sterling submachine gun is held by Dou Chou (David Chung).
The Sterling on the left.

Uzi

The Uzi is first seen in the hands of smugglers that visit the camp. It's then used by Braddock during the escape attempt. Since the film appears to take place in early 1970's, the submachine gun would be not anachronistic.

IMI Uzi 9x19mm
On the left, Dou holds the Uzi.
Braddock uses the Uzi.
Checking the mag load.

Other

M72A2 LAW

The M72 LAW is used by NVA forces to shoot down a helicopter.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm.
A VC uses the LAW.

M2 Flamethrower

An M2 Flamethrower is first used by an NVA sentry at the rope bridge. Braddock is later seen using it.

An M2 Flamethrower is used by Braddock.
Igniting the flamethrower.
Braddock uses the flamethrower.

See Also

Missing in Action (1984)  •  Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)   •  Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)



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