Sky Riders is a 1976 action movie directed by Douglas Hickox (Brannigan, Zulu Dawn). Robert Culp stars in the film as Jonas Bracken, a wealthy industrialist living in Greece whose wife and children are kidnapped by terrorists. Out of desperation, Bracken turns to his wife's ex-husband Jim McCabe (James Coburn). After it is learned that the terrorists are in a mountain-top monastery, McCabe hires a team of professional hang gliders to help him rescue the family. At the time of the production hang gliding was still new and a novelty. The rescue sequences were filmed in Meteora, Greece, where incidentally the finale of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only was set.
The following weapons were used in the film Sky Riders:
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Some of the submachine guns used appear to be MP38s.
The Steyr MP34 is used by some of the Greek soldiers during the assault on the terrorist fortress.
Sten Mk II
The Sten Mk II is used by several of the terrorists
Sten Mk V
M3 "Grease Gun"
Both the terrorists and the Greek Army are seen using the M3 "Grease Gun" during the battle.
Winchester Model 88
Jonas Bracken (Robert Culp) accompanies the Greek authorities when they assault the terrorist fortress. Interestingly he uses a Winchester Model 88 Lever Action Rifle and he is very effective with it. At one point he is shown as being the only person who is actually aiming his firearm. Later, at the conclusion , he hands it to his son.
The Greek soldiers use a MG42 for fire support during the assault.