Operation Thunderbolt (Original title: Mivtsa Yonatan) is a 1977 Israeli action historical drama directed by Menahem Golan (The Delta Force) that dramatizes the Israeli commando mission to liberate the hostages at the Entebbe Airport in Kampala, Uganda, on July 4, 1976. The film starred Klaus Kinski, Yehoram Gaon, and Sybil Danning.
The following weapons were used in the film Operation Thunderbolt:
Beretta Model 70
The German terrorist Halima (Sybil Danning) used a Beretta Model 70 pistol.
Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
Some characters are armed with Colt M1911A1 pistols.
World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
One of the hijackers carries a Colt M1911A1 pistol.
Col. Yonatan Netanyahu (Yehoram Gaon
) used the suppressed gun.
SA.23 submachine gun series
The commander of the hijackers Wilfried Boese (Klaus Kinski) uses a Czech Sa.25 submachine gun.
Czech Sa.25 - 9x19mm; the slide on the front handguard is a speedloader for magazines.
Most of the Israeli commandos are armed with IMI Uzi submachine guns.
Shuki (Assi Dayan
) holds his gun in the action at the airport.
A member of special commando with a submachine gun on his side.
A soldier with a Uzi covers his commandant (left) in the action.
Sten Mk II
Some Ugandan soldiers on the airport in Entebbe have Sten submachine guns.
Various characters are seen with AK-47 assault rifles.
Milled Receiver AK-47 design; 7.62x39mm.
A Lybian soldier standing before the airplane at the airport in Benghazi.
A Ugandan soldier in Entebe in an airport lounge in Entebbe.
A hijacker at the airport in Entebbe controls release of the hostages.
The AK-47 belonging to members of special commando at the airport in Israel.
Col. Yonatan Netanyahu (left) and Gen. Dan Shomron (Arik Lavie
The soldiers in Benghazi and Entebe are seen with IMI Romat assault rifles.
Israeli FAL "Romat"
with Wooden Furniture 7.62x51mm NATO.
A Lybian soldier at the airport in Benghazi.
The Ugandan soldiers in Entebbe´s military barracks.
Heavy Barrel Romat
A soldier at the airport in Entebe holds a Heavy Barrel Romat assault rifle.
IMI Romat with bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
Some of the Israeli commandos are armed with M16s.
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to impersonate the M16A1 during the 1970s and 1980s. This version has a 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
FN MAG 58 machine gun
The Israeli troops used FN MAG 58 machine guns.
FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The Israeli commando is equipped with a Browning M1919A4 machine gun.
Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
Mk 2 hand grenade
Halima (Sybil Danning) carries Mk 2 hand grenade on her belt.
Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Halima smuggled grenades into the aircraft in her stocking.
F-1 hand grenade
One of the hijackers permanently clutches a F1 hand grenade in his hand.
RPG-2 rocket launcher
The Israeli commando disposes of the RPG-2 rocket launchers at the Entebbe airport.
RPG-2 40mm with PG-2 rocket