Oba: The Last Samurai
Oba: The Last Samurai (Also known in Japan as 太平洋の奇跡−フォックスと呼ばれた男, Miracle of the Pacific: The Man Called Fox) is a 2011 Japanese-American war film based on the real life story of Captain Sakae Ōba (Yutaka Takenouchi), whom led a band of former IJA soldiers-turned guerrillas against the US Marines occupying Saipan.
The following weapons are seen in Oba: The Last Samurai:
Captain Lewis (Sean McGowan) and Lieutenant Lang (James Judd) use the Colt M1911A1 in combat.
Lieutenant Lang (James Judd
) with his Colt M1911A1.
Captain Lewis (Sean McGowan
) with his Colt M1911A1 during a firefight in a Prisoner of War camp.
FN Model 1910
Captain Sakae Ōba (Yutaka Takenouchi) can be seen with an FN Model 1910 sidearm at one scene. This is actually not unrealistic; Japanese officers often bought more reliable European pistols rather then domestic.
Captain Ōba takes aim with his Model 1910.
Nambu Type 14
A Japanese soldier can be seen using a Nambu Type 14 when leading a patrol.
Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
A Japanese soldier armed with a Nambu Type 14 leads a patrol through the jungle.
The soldier aims his Nambu.
Captain Sakae Ōba (Yutaka Takenouchi) and other Japanese officers use the Walther PP. This is an odd choice, although it is possible that it was merely purchased as a custom sidearm from China. Many Japanese officers also bought their own sidearms over the standard issue Nambu.
A wounded Japanese soldier commits suicide with a Walther PP.
Japanese soldiers armed with Walther PP pistols deliver the Coup de grâce to Japanese officers committing seppuku.
Captain Ōba fires his Walther.
One of the US Marines can be seen firing an M1 Thompson during the Japanese banzai charge, distinguished by it's L-sight.
A US Marine fires an M1 Thompson.
Close-up of the M1 Thompson.
Horiuchi (Toshiaki Karasawa), a Japanese guerrilla, uses an captured M1A1 Thompson. The weapon is also seen in the hands of other US Marines.
Captain Ōba gets a close-look at the barrel.
Horiuchi shows Chieko Aono (Mao Inoue
) how to sight the M1A1 Thompson.
Horiuchi fires his Thompson...
...and let's loose, spraying and praying.
Horiuchi with his Thompson during a night raid.
Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun"
A US Marine can be seen with a Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" on patrol.
Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" - 12 Gauge
A US Marine on patrol wields a Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun".
Arisaka Type 38
Several Japanese soldiers are armed with the Arisaka Type 38.
Arisaka Type 38 - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
IJA soldiers line up with Arisaka Type 38 rifles.
A Japanese soldier with an Arisaka 38.
Arisaka Type 99
The main weapon of the IJA troops is the Arisaka Type 99 last-ditch rifle.
Arisaka Type 99 - 7.7x58mm
Japanese soldiers move into position with Type 99 rifles.
A Japanese soldier with a Type 99 gives the order to charge.
A Japanese soldier wielding a flag mounted on his Type 99 is shot down by a Marine.
A Japanese soldier ambushes a Marine patrol.
A Japanese soldier firing his Arisaka 99.
A Japanese sniper with an Arisaka Type 99.
The main weapon of the US Marines in the film is the M1 Garand.
An M1 Garand lying in a foxhole.
A Marine takes aim with his M1.
Close-up of two M1 rifle barrels.
A Marine takes aim with his M1.
A Marine fires his M1 during an ambush.
A Marine searches an empty hideout.
US Military Policemen fire their M1 rifles.
US Marines and Japanese guerrillas use the anachronistic M2 Carbine with 15-round magazines.
A Marine armed with an M2 Carbine searches a Japanese soldier.
A Radioman with a slung M2 Carbine.
A Marine fires his Carbine at charging Japanese soldiers.
A US Marine aiming his Carbine. Note it appears to lack a magazine of any kind.
A Japanese guerrilla fires his captured M2 Carbine.
Chieko Aono (Mao Inoue
) reaches for an M2 Carbine.
A US Marine gun crew use a Browning M1919A4 mounted on an M2 tripod to repel a Japanese banzai charge.
Browning M1919A4 mounted on M2 tripod - .30-06
A Marine opens up with a Browning M1919A4.
Close-up of the barrel, spitting out rounds.
A Browning M2HB, mounted on an M3 tripod, can be seen in a Marine foxhole.
Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG
A Browning M2HB on an M3 tripod in a foxhole.
Type 99 Light Machine Gun
The Type 99 Light Machine Gun is used by Japanese soldiers. Chieko Aono (Mao Inoue) attempts to fire one in one scene, although it malfunctions.
Type 99 Light Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
A Type 99 Light Machine Gun mounted in the bunker.
The crew get obliterated by a shell.
Chieko struggling to lift the Type 99.
...but the weapon doesn't fire.
A US Marine can be seen with an M1A1 Flamethrower in one scene. Note that it appears to be strapped on upside-down.
A Marine on patrol with an M1A1 Flamethrower and upside down fuel-tanks.
The Marine burning out a bunker.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
Horiuchi (Toshiaki Karasawa) uses a captured Mk 2 Hand Grenade. Note that it is painted yellow, although the yellow Mk 2 grenades had been phased out for olive-drab colors in 1942, two years before the Battle of Saipan.
Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
A highly conspicuous Mk 2 Hand Grenade hanging from Horiuchi's (Toshiaki Karasawa
Horiuchi primes the Mk 2.
Type 97 Hand Grenade
The Type 97 Hand Grenade is seen as a part of Japanese booby-traps.
Type 97 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
A Type 97 Hand Grenade connected to a booby-trap.