Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

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Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008)

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder is the 2008 DTV sequel to 1997's Starship Troopers. Casper Van Dien returns from the first film as Johnny Rico, the war hero now promoted to Colonel in the seemingly never-ending battle against a race of enormous bugs known as the Arachnids. In the film, Col. Rico and his squad of troopers are called into action by his old friend Gen. Dix Hauser (Boris Kodjoe) to rescue Starship Captain Lola Beck (Jolene Blalock) and her crew from a bug infested nightmare. In the second film Starship Troopers II, the decision was made to only use fictional non-firing weapons. However, in this film, real firearms were once again used and were housed in a futuristic shell. Because this film was made in South Africa, many of the weapons seen were of this country's origin.

The following weapons were used in the film Starship Troopers 3: Marauder:

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Morita Mk. III (Vektor R5)

The primary weapon used by the Mobile Infantry in the film is the Morita Mk. III. The rifle bears a resemblance to the Objective Individual Combat Weapon, complete with "over-slung" grenade launcher and a long scope that ends in a flashlight(!). The weapon itself is actually a Vektor R5 assault rifle, a South African variant of the Galil assault rifle, housed in a very bulky looking gun mold.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
A schematic of the new Morita Mk. III.
The schematic shows how the rifle fits inside the shell. This illustration shows an AK-47 inside the shell.
Col. Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) with his Morita.
Rico (Casper Van Dien) shouts out orders while holding his Morita.
Mobile Infantry troopers open fire at a horde of incoming bugs.
Rico uses the grenade launcher.
Capt. Lola Beck (Jolene Blalock) opens fire with the Morita variant.
Capt. Lola Beck (Jolene Blalock) fires the Morita.
Capt. Lola Beck (Jolene Blalock) fires a Morita with a removed stock. Note the flying brass.

Vektor CP1

The Vektor CP1 pistol was seen on numerous occasions in Starship Troopers 3 with the pistol being seen in the hands of Federation military officers.

Vektor CP1 - 9x19mm
ST3 Prop Vektor CP1
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Battlesuit Armaments

Rico and his team are seen in the new Federation Battlesuits, which are outfitted with several different weapons.

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