Sahara (1995)

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Sahara (1995)

Sahara (aka Desert Storm) is the 1995 remake of the 1943 classic WWII film starring Humphrey Bogart. Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, the film features James Belushi in the Bogart role.

The following weapons were used in the film Sahara:



Colt M1911A1

Master Sergeant Gunn carries a Colt M1911A1 as his sidearm throughout the film, but he never fires it.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
M/Sgt. Gunn pulls his Colt M1911A1 on von Schletow, the German pilot.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is Lt. von Schletow's (Julian Garner) sidearm which is surrendered to Gunn (James Belushi) after he is shot down. This gun is never fired in the film.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm.
Von Schletow draws his Luger on Allied soldiers.

Walther P38

Walther P38 is the sidearm of Major von Falken (Alexander Petersons), the German commanding officer. He uses it to execute Bergman (Mark Gerber), the soldier who gave up information about the German forces. Later, Leroux (Michael Massee) seizes it after stabbing von Falken and shoots Captain Mueller (David Slingsby).

Walther P38 - 9x19mm.
Major von Falken (Alexander Petersons) shoots Bergman with his Walther P38.

Beretta M1934

Von Schletow (Julian Garner) also carries a stainless/nickel Beretta M1934 in his boot. It is taken taken by M/Sgt. Gunn (James Belushi) after Tambul (Robert Wisdom) finds it while doing a "thorough search." It is never fired throughout the film.

Beretta Model 1934 Stainless - .380 ACP.
Gunn examines von Schletow's Beretta.

Webley Mk IV

Captain Halliday (Jerome Ehlers) carries one Webley Mk IV as his main sidearm throughout the film with the appropriate lanyard fitted, but never fires it.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W.
Captain Halliday pulls his Webley Mk IV on von Schletow.


Lee Enfield No. 1 MkIII* SMLE

LeRoux (Michael Massee) and Sergeant-Major Tambul (Robert Wisdom) carry Lee Enfield No. 1 MkIII* SMLEs as their primary weapon fitted with bayonets. LeRoux uses the rifle during both German attacks while Sergeant-Major Tambul never fires his. At the beginning of the film, a young British soldier named Mike Clarkson (Todd MacDonald) also had a Lee Enfield rifle but he died before he could use it. Bates (Alan David Lee) uses the rifle in the end of the film but stops firing when the German soldiers trade their guns for water.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British.
Sergeant-Major Tambul seen on the U.S. M3 Lee tank while holding Lee Enfield.

Czech vz. 16/33

Czech Vz. 16/33 carbines used by German soldiers to attack the Allied soldiers during both attacks in this film. In the Wehrmacht this rifle is known as the Gewehr 33/40(t).

Czech vz. 16/33 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers attack the Allies soldiers with their Gewehr 33/40(t)s.

Karabiner 98k Sniper Rifle

Karabiner 98k Sniper Rifle is used by the German sniper to kill Williams (Simon Westaway).

Karabiner 98k with Zeiss ZF41 1.5x scope and hooded front sight - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German sniper aiming his scoped 98k right before he kills Williams.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns are used by Master Sergeant Gunn (James Belushi), Jimmy (Mark Lee), Waco (Paul Empson) and Bates (Alan David Lee). M/Sgt. Gunn and Bates use them until they run dry, Jimmy gets shot by German soldiers while firing it, and Waco never fires his.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30 round magazine - .45 ACP.
M/Sgt. Gunn fires his M1928A1 Thompson at German soldiers.
Waco holds his M1928A1 Thompson and Jimmy has his slung over his back. An MG42 is seen mounted on a German half-track.


Many of the German soldiers carry MP40s along with Karabiner 98ks, notably Sergeant Kraus (Claus Dyson) who leads the advance party. Some of the Allied soldiers—Bates (Alan David Lee), Sergeant-Major Tambul (Robert Wisdom), Waco (Paul Empson)—also use captured MP40s against German soldiers when their original weapons run dry. Most notably M/Sgt. Gunn (James Belushi) is seen using one at the end of the film but stops firing when the German soldiers trade their guns for water..

MP40 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm.
Kraus leads the advance party with his MP40.
German soldier fires his MP40 at the Allied soldiers.
Bates and Sergeant-Major Tambul brandishing their captured MP40s.
Waco is seen aiming an MP40 at the German sniper who killed LeRoux, but didn't fire.
M/Sgt. Gunn (James Belushi) is seen using one at the end of the film.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

Dismounted from the tank, a Browning M1919A4 contributed a lot in the fight against the Germans. While mostly used by Tambul (Robert Wisdom), it is later used by M/Sgt. Gunn. M/Sgt. Gunn (James Belushi) uses it in its antiaircraft role mounted on the turret to shoot down a German Aircraft at the beginning of the film.

Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06.
Browning M1919A4 is seen in front of Sergeant-Major Tambul.
M/Sgt. Gunn fires the Browning M1919A4 while Bates fires the Bren.

Bren Light Machine Gun

Bren Light Machine Gun is carried by two British soldiers—Casey (William Upjohn) and William (Simon Westaway)—who use them against German soldiers. After they die, one of the Brens is used by Bates (Alan David Lee) to repel the second German attack. The Bren was the British army's main light machine gun in WW2.

Bren Mk I Light Machine Gun - .303 British.
Casey fires the Bren at German soldiers in the first attack.
M/Sgt. Gunn fires the Browning M1919A4 while Bates fires the Bren.
Bates with a Bren.


MG15 machine gun is seen firing at Allied soldiers and the M3 Lee Tank mounted on the German Aircraft at the beginning of the film.

MG15 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser.


The MG34 is used by German soldiers during both infantry attacks in the film. Near the end of the film, Bates (Alan David Lee) is seen holding this gun but doesn't fire it.

MG34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier is shot by LeRoux while holding the MG34.


An MG42 is seen mounted on German half-track. Later Captain Halliday (Jerome Ehlers) uses this gun against German infantry. German soldiers also use it along with the MG34s used during both attacks.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
German soldier fires the APC mounted MG42 at Allied soldiers.
Captain Halliday fires the MG42 at German soldiers in first attack.
German soldier fires the MG42 at Allied soldiers.

Vickers K

Twin Vickers K machine guns are seen at the end mounted on a Long Range Desert Group Jeep.

Vickers K Machine Gun - .303 British


Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate is the standard grenade of the German Army in World War II and in this film. They use it during both attacks.

Model 24 Stick Grenade.
Williams grabs one grenade to throw German soldiers in first attack.

Model 39 Eihandgranate

Model 39 Eihandgranate is used by German soldiers along with Model 24 Stielhandgranates during both attacks. Allies also use this grenade to against German soldiers, most notably Bates (Alan David Lee) and LeRoux (Michael Massee).

Model 39 Egg Grenade.
Bates grabs two grenades to throw German soldiers in first attack.

GrW Mortar

In the second attack of German army, German mortar teams use this mortar to support German Infantryman.

Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) Mortar.

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