Reptilicus

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Reptilicus
Reptilicus Poster.JPG
Theatrical Release Poster
Country DEN.jpg Denmark
Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Poul Bang
Sidney W. Pink
Release Date 1961/1962
Language Danish
English
Studio Saga Studio
Distributor MGM
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gen. Mark Grayson Carl Ottosen
Svend Viltorft Bent Mejding
Prof. Otto Martens Asbjorn Andersen
Lise Martens Ann Smyrner
Karen Martens Mimi Heinrich
Capt. Brandt Ole Wisborg


Reptilicus is a 1961 Danish-American horror monster movie directed by Poul Bang (Danish version) and Sidney W. Pink (US version). Danish geologist expedition finds a fragment of unknown giant prehistorical creature in frozen North. The fragment is brought to science institute in Copenhagen where it starts regenerating and turns into full grown monster, called Reptilicus. It is hold in special cell but in one thunderstorm night Reptilicus breaks the cell and begins rampage across Denmark, Sweden and North Germany.

The film exists in two versions, the Danish and the English that was extensively reworked and released a year later. Reptilicus is the only giant monster film made in Denmark.


The following weapons were used in the film Reptilicus:

Contents


Pistols

Luger P08

When the monster breaks from its cell, Dr. Peter Dalby (Povl WĂžldike) draws the old Luger P08 in the brave but suicidal attempt to stop it.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Dr. Dalby takes the Luger from the drawer.
He goes to the monster's cell with the pistol in hand.

SIG P210

Danish officers carry holstered pistols. They appear to be SIG P210 (Danish Arny designation M/49) in M/49 Web Holsters.

SIG P210 (1950s Manufacture) - 9x19mm
The officer at the left carries the pistol in holster (a small part of the grip can be seen).
The shape of the holster allows to identify the pistol.

Submachine Guns

Husqvarna M37-39

Many Danish soldiers are armed with Husqvarna M/37-39 (Danish Arny designation M/44), the Swedish version of Finnish Suomi KP/-31 SMG. The exact model is identified by the shorter barrel and the 50-round stick magazine. Note: it's not the Danish manufactured Madsen-Suomi M/41 that is identical to the original Suomi with drum magazine.

Husqvarna M/37-39 with 50-round box magazine - 9x19mm
The driver in Capt. Brandt's jeep holds the M/44 SMG.
Gen. Mark Grayson (Carl Ottosen) carries the M/44 SMG.
The soldier at the left to the Bofors carries the M/44 SMG.
A soldier at the left holds the M/44 SMG in the final scene.

Hovea M1949

Some Danish soldiers carry Hovea M1949 (Danish Arny designation M/49) submachine guns.

Hovea M1949 - 9x19mm
A soldier with M/49 SMG. The image is blurry due to fast motions.
A soldier on the jeep holds the M/49 SMG.
A soldier at the right holds the M/49 SMG.
A soldier holds the M/49 with blank firing adapter (the screenshot is from the movie trailer).

Rifles

M1 Garand

Danish soldiers are also armed with M1 Garand rifles.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
A soldier in center carries the M1 Garand.
A soldier with Garand rifle patrols the Copenhagen street.
Soldiers with Garand rifles.
Soldiers with Garand rifles leave the truck at the right.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

Madsen Machine Gun

Main weapons of Danish Army, used against the monster, are Madsen machine guns. Both bipod- and tripod-mounted guns are seen. The shape of the magazines matches the 7.92x57mm Mauser version rather than prewar version in 8x58mmR Danish Krag caliber. Most Madsens are of M1948 version but some machine guns of earlier version, converted to 7.92mm caliber, are also seen.

Portuguese Madsen M1946 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Danish M/48 is nearly identical.
Two soldiers with Madsen machine guns in Capt. Brandt jeep.
A good view of the receiver and magazine.
The row of machine guns. These Madsens are of pre-war version (probably M1929), identified by the different shape of the muzzle, but they are fitted with magazines for 7.92mm caliber.
Madsens on tripods.
Madsens on bipods.
Tripod-mounted Madsens fire at flying monster.
Soldiers with Madsens wait until the monster would approach on the distance of fire.
A good view of the tripod.

SIG MG50

In one scene Danish soldiers use the SIG MG50 machine gun (Danish designation M/51), mounted on the jeep.

SIG MG50 Machine Gun on bipod. This is Danish M/51 version in .30-06 caliber
Jeep-mounted M/51 machine gun is used against the monster. The belt is loaded with Norwegian produced plastic blanks (thanks to Forgotten Weapons!)
The machine gun fires.

Browning M1919A4E1

Browning M1919A4E1 machine gun is front-mounted on M24 Chaffee tank.

Browning M1919A4E1 - .30-06 Springfield
The frontal machine gun is seen.

Browning M2HB

Browning M2HB heavy machine guns (Danish designation M/50) are mounted on the turrets of Centurion Mk V and M24 Chaffee tanks and on GMC CCKW trucks, towning the M101 Howitzers. The Maxson M45 Quadmount on Bedford QLD truck is also seen.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
The M2HB on ring mounting on the CCKW 352 truck.
The M2HB on the Centurion tank.
The close view of the ring mounting.
The M2HB on the Chaffee tank.
Browning M2HB's in M51 Quad Mounted System - .50 BMG
The M45 Quad on the Bedford truck is deployed on Copenhagen street.
Reptilicus-BrowningM2HB-9.jpg
The M45 readies to open fire.

Bofors 40mm

Danish army deploys Bofors 40mm autocannons against the monster. Twin Bofors is mounted on the HDMS F346 Flora.

Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
The Bofors is deployed in Copenhagen.
The Bofors on the embankment, next to the famous statue of The Little Mermaid.
The 4-round cartridge clip is seen.
The Bofors readies to open fire at the flying monster.
Bofors 40mm L/60 twin mounting - 40x311mmR
Twin Bofors on Flora.
Another view of the twin Bofors.

Other Weapons

M2 Flamethrower

Gen. Mark Grayson (Carl Ottosen) uses the M2 Flamethrower during the first attack of the monster.

M2-2 flamethrower
Gen. Grayson readies to fire from the turret of Centurion tank.
Reptilicus-M2Flamethrower-2.jpg
Grayson fires. The flame looks to be imitated by the colored water.

M20 "Super Bazooka"

In the final scene Gen. Mark Grayson (Carl Ottosen) uses the M20 "Super Bazooka" with the rocket, loaded with sedative drug, against the monster.

M20 "Super Bazooka" with rocket - 3.5"
A soldier prepares the rocket.
A soldier loads the Bazooka.
Gen. Grayson aims at the monster.
Grayson gives the discharged bazooka back to a soldier (at the right).

M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher

In one scene a Danish soldier carries the M1 Garand rifle with M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher.

M7 rifle grenade launcher
A soldier at the background holds the Garand with M7 launcher.

2 Inch M3 Smoke Mortar

The M24 Chaffee tank is equpped with 2 Inch M3 smoke mortar, mounted at the left of the main gun. This weapon is identical with the British Bomb Thrower, 2 inch, Mk I smoke mortar.

Bomb Thrower, 2 inch, Mk I (UK) / 2 inch Mortar M3 (US) - 50.8mm smoke bomb
The muzzle of 2 inch mortar is seen at the left of the main gun.

Trivia

Centurion Mk V Tank

Danish Army uses Centurion Mk V tanks against the monster.

The Centurion moves across the field.
The Browning M2HB heavy machine gun and 2-inch sextuple smoke grenade launcher are seen.
The 84 mm QF 20 pounder tank gun.

M24 Chaffee Tank

Danish Army also uses M24 Chaffee tanks.

The column of Chaffee tanks on road.

105 mm M101 Howitzer

Danish Army use M101 Howitzers against the monster (in 1961 they were designated M2A1).

M101A1 Howitzer - 105x372mm
Soldiers deploy the howitzer on Copenhagen street.
A view from the muzzle.
The M101 on position in the field.

155 mm M114 Howitzer

Danish Army also use M114 Howitzers against the monster (in 1961 they were designated M1A1).

M114 Howitzer - 155mm
The M114 on position.
Loading.

HDMS F346 Flora

The Danish Navy corvette HDMS F346 Flora is used to attack the submerged monster. It is armed with 40mm Bofors autocannons and anti-submarine launchers.

Reptilicus-HDMS Flora.jpg

Mark 6 K-gun Projector

Mark 6 K-gun Projector anti-submarine launchers are mounted on HDMS F346 Flora.

A closeup of K-gun with Mark 9 Depth Charge.
K-guns fire.



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