Occupation

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Occupation - BBC Ireland Television Miniseries (Aired June 2009)


Occupation is a BAFTA award winning three-part hour-long TV mini series that aired on the BBC in June 2009. It stars James Nesbitt as Sergeant Mike Swift, Stephen Graham as Corporal Danny Peterson, and Warren Brown as Lance Corporal Lee 'Hibbsey' Hibbs. The plot follows the three troops over the course of five years, starting with their service in the 2003 invasion of Iraq to 2007, examining the effect the war has on each of their lives.

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The following weapons were used in the miniseries Occupation:

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Handguns

Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS is seen in the hands of Hibbs when he defends himself against corrupt members of the Iraqi Police.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Hibbs fires at corrupt Iraqi Police members.
Danny realizes his vest looks like a bomb.

Beretta 92FS Inox

A Beretta 92FS Inox is seen in the hands of a corrupt Iraqi policeman.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
A corrupt Iraqi police officers guns down an innocent bystander.

SIG-Sauer P226

Danny holds up a SIG-Sauer P226 when he waves to a Coalition APC after being ambushed.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
"I'm English! I'm from Kirkby!"

Browning Hi-Power

The Browning Hi-Power is used by insurgents throughout the series.

Browning Hi-Power MK. III - 9x19mm
An insurgent threatens a captured Lee Hibbs.
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Spoiler alert.

Walther P99

Unis very briefly holds a Walther P99 in the 'good times' montage in episode 2. A P99 is also seen on the table of guns before the PMC contractors heads off to begin operations at the end of episode 1.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm
The Walther (or Walther shaped) pistol in the centre of the table
Don't mess with Unis.

Submachine Guns

SA vz. 61 Skorpion

An SA vz. 61 Skorpion is briefly seen in the hands of a PMC member.

SA vz. 61 Skorpion - .32 ACP
A Skorpion seen in the hands of the big brute standing behind Danny.

Rifles

AK-47

Unsurprisingly, many AK-47s are used by insurgents and undercover PMC members.

Type 3 AK-47 with laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Lee Hibbs checks out an AK before going undercover
Hibbs and his AK
Unis raises his AK to repel a curious civilian.
Insurgents ambush Danny's convoy

AKS-47

An insurgent is briefly seen with an AKS-47.

Type 3 AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
An insurgent looks out of a doorway as Swift's team are standing just outside.

L85A1

Members of the British Army use the L85A1 assault rifle throughout the series.

L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm
Danny (Stephen Graham) observes the situation with his L85A1.
Mike Swift (James Nesbitt) tells a civilian to move as his team storm a building. Note the elastic band around the foregrip.

M4A1

Replaces the L85A1 rifle for many of the characters later on in the series. Seen in the hands of US Army members and other Coalition forces.

M4A1 - 5.56x45mm
Unis practices with his M4A1
A US soldier stands guard with an M4A1 with the top carry handle removed for some reason.
A US soldier is armed with an M4A1 as Danny and Lester find out what $2 billion looks like.
Hibbs defends himself when an angry mob turns on him. Note the EOTech sight mounted on backwards.

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel

British Army Land Rovers have a mounted Browning M2HB.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
A Browning M2 on the back of a Land Rover.
Seen again on the back of a Land Rover escorting Swift.

FN Minimi Para

Several characters are armed with an FN Minimi Para (designated the L110A1 in the British Army).

FN Minimi Para - 5.56x45mm.
Spike covers Swift as he gives first aid to a young girl caught and injured in the skirmish with insurgents. Note the M249 style heatshield.
Spike aims his Minimi at looters in a hospital.
Bruno and his Minimi. This Minimi is loaded with a 30 round STANAG magazine.


Launchers

M203

An M203 grenade launcher is seen mounted on Hibbs' M4.

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Hibbs' rifle lays unused during the surprise attack.


RPG-7

An RPG-7 is used in the opening of episode 3.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Boom.


Unidentified

PMC Weapons

PMC members lay several unidentified pistols and AK variants on a table.

"Russia makes the best guns. America makes the best body armour. Tells you everything you need to know about the Cold War."

Holstered Pistol

Lester carries an unknown two-tone pistol by his side.


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