Strike Back - Season 3
Strike Back - Season 3 (also known as Strike Back: Vengeance or Strike Back: Cinemax Season 2) once again stars Philip Winchester as Sergeant Michael Stonebridge and Sullivan Stapleton as Sergeant Damien Scott, who work for a top secret British intelligence unit known as Section 20. Season 3 introduces Rhona Mitra as Section 20's new commanding officer, and Charles Dance as villain Conrad Knox, a wealthy philanthropist who conspires to reshape the political landscape of Africa by acquiring nuclear weapons.
The following weapons were used in Season 3 of the television series Strike Back:
The Beretta 92FS is used by many of the antagonists throughout the series, including Conrad Knox (Charles Dance), his lieutenant Karl Matlock (Vincent Regan) and various mercenaries and criminals. South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in episodes 7-10 also use the Beretta 92FS.
A Beretta 92SB is used by Craig Hanson (Shane Taylor) when he infiltrates Knox's estate in episode 6. A 92SB is also used by the leader of a gang of mercenaries who take Section 20 prisoner in episode 7, and is later used by the teams Communications Officer, Sergeant Liam Baxter (Liam Garrigan).
In episode 10, Craig Hanson seizes a Beretta 92 from a SAPS officer and uses it to escape police custody.
The Glock 17 is the standard pistol for all Section 20 personnel in Season 3, and is used by Sergeant Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), Sergeant Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), Captain (later Major) Rachel Dalton (Rhona Mitra), Sergeant Liam Baxter (Liam Garrigan) and Sergeant Julia Richmond (Michelle Lukes). Major Oliver Sinclair (Rhashan Stone) also briefly uses a Glock 17 to kill a Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agent trying to kidnap Lillian Lutulu in episode 7. Matlock's partner Jessica Kohl (Natalie Becker) also wields a Glock 17.
Desert Eagle Mark VII
Somali warlord Waabri (Anthony Oseyemi) uses a Desert Eagle Mark VII in the season premiere.
In episode 3, Scott takes a M1911A1 pistol off Markunda when apprehending a courier named Othmani (Saïd Taghmaoui) at a Tuareg camp in Niger as his Glock had been confiscated. He returns it and subsequently Markunda (Laëtitia Eïdo) uses her M1911A1 in episode 4 while battling militants in the Hoggar Mountains of Algeria who are attempting to recapture Othmani.
Star Model BS/Model Super
Islamist militant leader El Soldat (Farid Elouardi) uses a Star Model Super while attempting to free his captured brother Othmani in episode 4. A Nigerian gangster also waves one around in episode 10.
A Vektor SP1 is used by one of the Israeli assassins who is trying to kill Evans in episode 5. In episode 7, Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents carry the SP1 when trying to apprehend Lillian Lutulu in Bukohma Township. Craig Hanson also uses a SP1 on several occasions, including when he encounters Stonebridge in episodes 6 and 10. Dual two-tone Vektor SP1s with compensators are used by a Nigerian warlord while fleeing the Johannesburg apartment of Christian Lucas (Nyasha Hatendi) in episode 9.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB
One of Walter Lutulu's supporters points a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver at Scott in Episode 7.
Scott uses an Armscor BXP while defending a British diplomatic convoy from an attack by Somali militants in episode 1. He also uses a BXP with a reflex sight while infiltrating into Mogadishu to search for Dalton and Patrick Burton (Tim Pigott-Smith) after they were kidnapped in the attack. Later in the same episode, one of Matlock's mercenaries uses a BXP with an EOTech sight. A Mossad assassin in episode 5 also fires a BXP, and a Nigerian militant in episode 10 uses a BXP to cover his fleeing boss.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Heckler & Koch MP5A3s are used by Nigerien special forces troops when they apprehend Scott in Episode 3. Johannesburg Special Task Force (STF) officers are also armed with MP5A3s in episodes 9 and 10.
Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW
Rebecca Levi fires a Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW when a Mossad strike team attacks Section 20's safe house in episode 5.
Nigerian militants in episode 10 are armed with MAT-49 submachine guns.
A few Nigerian militants also wield the PPS-43 in episode 10.
The leader of the Nigerians fires a Walther MPK at Section 20 commandos when they raid his hideout in Episode 10.
Unknown compact pump-action shotgun
A female attacker uses a compact pump action shotgun during the convoy ambush in episode 1. The shotgun appears to be the same one used during the the first series.
12 Gauge Double-Barreled Shotgun
Scott uses a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun after running out of ammunition for his other weapons in Episode 4.
SAPS Sergeant Moses Tekere (Mpho Malatsi) points a Mossberg 500 (or possibly, the similar looking South African Mussler 12-gauge) at Stonebridge when he breaks into a police station in Episode 8 to hide the killer of activist Walter Lutulu (Eamonn Walker).
Stonebridge gets ahold of what appears to be a Mossberg 500 modified to resemble the Taser X12 less-lethal shotgun in Episode 8, using it to fire XREP rounds to prevent angry protesters from breaking into the building.
A Nigerian fires an Armsel Striker during the Section 20 raid in episode 10.
Heckler & Koch HK33 (Customized)
SAS trainees who are being instructed by Stonebridge in Episode 1, including Craig Hanson's brother Jake, are armed with Heckler & Koch HK33 rifles. The rifles have been extensively modified by series armorer Hire Arms, with a chopped down barrel similar in length to the HK33KA3, vented South African G3 handguards and a different trigger group than a factory HK33. The rifles are also adapted to use Vektor R4 polymer magazines rather than the standard metal magazines.
Heckler & Koch G3A4 (Customized)
Stonebridge and Scott use Heckler & Koch G3A4 rifles during their mission in Mogadishu. As with the HK33s, the G3A4s have been heavily modified with shortened South African-style vented handguards and a chopped down barrel that is shorter than a G3KA4 but longer than that of the MC51 carbine. The rifles also have laser aiming devices, Surefire flashlights and scopes.
Stonebridge, Scott and other Section 20 commandos use M4A1 carbines in Niger during episodes 3 and 4. Other Section 20 operatives including Sgt. Richmond and Sgt. Liam Baxter (Liam Garrigan) also use M4A1 carbines when they attack Knox's disarmament plant in episode 6 and his mercenary camp in episode 8.
Many of the antagonists in the series are armed with AKMS rifles, including Somali militiamen in episodes 1-2, El Soldat's men in episodes 3-4, and some of Knox's mercenaries in episode 8. Major Dalton (Rhona Mitra) and Patrick Burton (Tim Pigott-Smith) also use AKMS rifles in episode 2, as do Markunda's Tuareg bodyguards in episodes 3 and 4.
Zastava M70AB2s are used by Somali militiamen in episodes 1 and 2. Stonebridge takes one from a dead AMISOM soldier in episode 2 while trying to hold off the Somali militia.
Norinco Type 56
Various enemies wield Norinco Type 56 rifles with attached bayonets throughout the series.
Norinco Type 56-1
Markunda uses a Norinco Type 56-1 while battling El Soldat's militants in the Hoggar Mountains of Algeria.
The Vektor R5 is the most common assault rifle in the latter half of the season, used by both Stonebridge and Scott, various South African Police Service (SAPS) officers and Special Task Force (STF) operatives, as well as by many of Knox's mercenaries. The rifles are seen in both unmodified form and in a tactical configuration with UTG quad rail mounts and CAA railed handguards, as well as various optical sights, Surefire tactical lights, and three prong flash hiders.
Vektor R5 (Modified to resemble Modern AK-Series Rifle)
The Vektor R5 rifle, modified to resemble the AKS-74, is used by Scott in episode 1 to disrupt an attempt by Waabri to hand over Libyan nuclear triggers to Matlock. El Soldat brandishes a similar rifle in episode 4 while calling on his men to attack Stonebridge and Scott.
The Vektor R4 is occasionally seen in the hands of Knox's mercenaries. Dalton uses a scoped R4 in episode 8 to provide sniper cover during Section 20's raid of a mercenary camp, with a short 10-round magazine. Some R4s in the series have carry handles and lack lightening cuts, which are not features of the standard R4.
Knox's mercenaries are also seen wielding Vektor CR-21 rifles, most notably during a battle at Greenpont Stadium in episode 5 and when Section 20 attacks Knox's nuclear facility in episode 6. The CR-21s have shortened barrels and Leupold CQ/T scopes.
Norinco Type 84S
Matlock uses a customized Norinco Type 84S in episodes 2, 4 and 6. The rifle is modified with an AK-74-style muzzle brake, picatinny rails, a scope and a Galil-style folding stock. It seems to be Norinco Type 84S-2.
Vz. 52 Rifle
A Tuareg warrior is seen with a Vz. 52 Rifle as Stonebridge and Scott enter Markunda's camp.
A guard at Knox's nuclear facility in episode 6 is seen holding a FN FAL.
FPK/PSL Sniper Rifle
Jessica Kohl uses a FPK / PSL Sniper Rifle to shoot a Libyan official in episode 1 as he gives a set of nuclear triggers to Waarbri.
Truvelo CMS Sniper Rifle
Craig Hanson fires what appears to be a Truvelo CMS Sniper Rifle at the end of episode 2.
Unidentified AICS rifle
Matlock gives Kohl a custom sniper rifle in an Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS) as a gift in episode 3. She uses the rifle on several occasions, including in Algeria in episode 4 and during the stadium battle in episode 5. The action inside the chassis is not a Remington Model 700 as would regularly be mounted in an AICS, as identified by the polygonal rather than round profile of the action. Based on the length of the magazine, it appears that this rifle is chambered in a magnum caliber such as .338 Lapua Magnum. The rifle is fitted with a suppressor, Harris bipod and has dark earth furniture giving it the appearance of the British Army L115A3 variant of the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum.
Modified AR-15 Sniper Rifle
A modified M16 sniper rifle is used by Scott and Sgt. Baxter in episode 6. The rifle is a custom weapon built by armorer Hire Arms on a M16 SP1 upper receiver that has had its carry handle replaced by a picatinny rail. It also features an ACOG scope with killflash filter, a railed handguard, foregrip bipod, Magpul P-Mags and a Magpul PRS stock.
A Somali militiaman fires a truck-mounted M1919A4 machine gun in episode 1. Kohl is later seen firing two M1919s from a Huey helicopter when Matlock attempts to take the nuclear triggers from Waabri.
Somali militiamen use a RPK light machine gun while covering Waabri when he meets with Matlock. El Soldat's men also use RPKs while attacking Stonebridge and Scott's position in episode 4.
El Soldat's men are also seen using RPD machine guns in episodes 3 and 4.
A Vektor SS-77 can be seen among an assortment of weapons at Knox's weapons decommissioning plant in episode 6.
Dalton uses a M136 AT4 to blast a Somali technical in episode 1. Matlock fires a M136 in episode 8 while attempting to kill an assassin that Stonebridge has detained.
One of El Soldat's men fires a RPG-7 at Stonebridge and Scott as they flee an ambush in episode 4.
Milkor "Stopper" 37/38mm Gas Grenade Launcher
Sgt. Tekere fires tear gas rounds from a Milkor Stopper gas grenade launcher to hold off angry protesters in episode 8.
M1A1 Stun Grenades
An M1A1 stun grenade is taken from a STF officer by Scott in episode 10 and used to cover the escape of Christy Bryant. These grenades are clearly used and inert, as on an unused live M1A1 the holes in the metal body of the grenade are covered with a thin skin, as opposed to on the grenade featured in the show where these holes have been blown through.
Baxter uses a hand grenade to destroy a mercenary ammo dump in episode 8.