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Living Daylights, The
LivingDaylights.jpg
Movie poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by John Glen
Release Date 1987
Language English
Distributor MGM/UA Entertainment Company
Main Cast
Character Actor
James Bond Timothy Dalton
Kara Milovy Maryam d'Abo
M. Robert Brown
Q. Desmond Llewelyn
General Georgi Koskov Jeroen Krabbé
Miss Moneypenny Caroline Bliss
General Leonid Pushkin John Rhys-Davies
Brad Whitaker Joe Don Baker
Necros Andreas Wisniewski


The Living Daylights is the 15th installment in the official James Bond film series and marked the debut of Timothy Dalton in the role of Agent 007. The 1987 sequel finds Bond involved with the girlfriend of a Russian defector who claims to have evidence of a conspiracy to reignite tensions between the spy communities of the Soviet Union and the Western world. The cast included Jeroen Krabbé, Maryam D'Abo, Art Malik, John Rhys-Davies.


The following weapons were used in the film The Living Daylights:

Contents


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Pistols

Walther PPK

James Bond (Timothy Dalton) carries his standard .32-caliber (7.65mm) Walther PPK, both suppressed and unsuppressed. He draws it at the amusement park in Vienna, unintentionally scaring a young child. He most notably uses it to intimidate and, later, "assassinate" Gen. Pushkin in Tangier. He later uses it to try and kill Brad Whittaker, but the rounds fail to penetrate Whittaker's body armor. After Bond fires 8 shots at Whittaker, Whittaker responds, "You've had your eight, now have my eighty!" This brown-gripped PPK appears to be the same one seen used in the next film Licence To Kill.

Walther PPK with factory brown grips and sound suppressor - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
James Bond (Timothy Dalton) in his tuxedo and carrying his Walther PPK.
James Bond (Timothy Dalton) points his suppressed PPK at Gen. Pushkin.
Gen. Pushkin looks down the barrel of Bond's PPK.
Bond knocks Pushkin down when questioning him.
Bond aims his suppressed PPK at Pushkin.
Bond gives Pushkin his options.
Pushkin realizes, at gunpoint, that he "must die".
James Bond (Timothy Dalton) fires his Walther PPK at the spotlight after the attack on Pushkin.
Bond attempts to draw his PPK when he realizes Kara has drugged him.
Bond collapses with his PPK in front of him.
Bond enters Whitaker's home with his PPK drawn.

Beretta Cheetah

Pushkin's KGB bodyguard (Alan Talbot) carries a Beretta pistol in a shoulder holster, most likely a Beretta Cheetah. It is possible this was supposed to stand in for the Makarov PM, a more likely weapon to be found in the hands of a KGB bodyguard.

Beretta 84 (earlier version with round trigger guard) - .380 ACP
Pushkin's bodyguard prepares to enter Pushkin's room.
Pushkin's KGB bodyguard (Alan Talbot) with his gun drawn.

CZ 83

Some police officers that chase Bond in Tangier have CZ 83 pistols. Many of the Soviet officers during the Afghanistan airstrip shootout also carry CZs. Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) uses one to attempt to assassinate Pushkin in Tangier. As with the Beretta carried by Pushkin's bodyguard, it is possible this was supposed to stand in for the Makarov PM, which would have been standard Soviet issue at the time.

CZ 83 .32 ACP
Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) aims his CZ 83.
A Tangier policeman fires at Bond.
Colonel Feyador draws his CZ 83, but Koskov tells him not to shoot and damage the plane.

Browning BDA

The female CIA agent sent by Felix Leiter (John Terry) uses a Browning BDA to convince Bond to go with them.

Browning BDA - 9x19mm
The CIA agent puts her Browning BDA into Bond's neck.
The CIA agent keeps her Browning BDA pistol trained on Bond.

Beretta 418

In a tribute to Bond's sidearm in the original novels (up until Dr. No), a .25-caliber Beretta 418 is silhouetted during the opening credits.

Beretta 418 - .25 ACP
A Beretta 418 in the opening credits.

Beretta Minx

What appears to be a long barreled Beretta Minx is held by a woman during the opening credits.

Beretta Minx.JPG
What appears to be a long barreled Beretta Minx is held by a woman during the opening credits.

Heckler & Koch P9S

The assassin (Carl Rigg) who kills SAS trainers and MI6 agents at Gibraltar uses a suppressed Heckler & Koch P9S.

Heckler & Koch P9S .45 ACP
The assassin (Carl Rigg) draws his P9S.
The assassin shoots an SAS trainer.

Star Model B

One of the Czechs accompanying the Soviets chasing Bond and Kara near the Austrian border fires a Star Model B at them. As with the Beretta and CZ 83s seen elsewhere in the film, it is possible the gun is standing in for a much more probable weapon that would be found in Soviet hands - the Tokarev TT-33, to which it bears a passing resemblance.

Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm
The Czech fires his Star Model B.

Revolvers

Colt Detective Special

A first generation Colt Detective Special is featured during the opening credits.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
A Detective Special is fired during the opening credits.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

The butler at the MI6 safehouse, referred to as "Green 4", carries a Smith & Wesson Model 36, which Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) takes and uses.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Necros picks up the butler's dropped Model 36.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model

A Smith & Wesson 4th Model is prominently featured during the opening credits.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model Double Action - .32
The S&W in the opening credits.

Sniper Rifles

Walther WA 2000

James Bond (Timothy Dalton) uses a Walther WA 2000 sniper rifle given to him by Vienna station chief Saunders (Thomas Wheatley) to fire at the KGB sniper that turns out to be Kara.

Walther WA 2000 - .300 Win Mag
The WA 2000 sits on the bed with Bond's glove and ammunition.
Bond inspects the WA 2000.
Saunders offers Bond some ammunition. He assumes he would want the soft-nosed rounds.
Bond prefers steel-tipped rounds, which he loads into the WA 2000, because he mentions that KGB snipers usually wear body armor.
Bond with the WA 2000.
Bond goes to the window to shoot.
Bond's finger on the trigger.

Winchester Model 70

Kara Milovy (Maryam D'Abo) uses a Winchester Model 70 to "shoot" at Gen. Koskov during his defection. Bond damages the rifle with a shot from the WA 2000.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
Kara Milovy (Maryam D'Abo) holds a Winchester Model 70, as seen through Bond's sniper scope.
Bond activates his red dot sight through his rifle scope.
Kara aims. The space between the white lines is a panel with a small explosive charge in it. When activated, it blows the panel off the side of the rifle to appear to have been shot. It can be noted in frame-by-frame view.
Bond sees the damage he caused to Kara's rifle.
Bond looks over the rifle.
Bond sees that the rifle was loaded with blanks.

Rifles / Carbines

AK-47

Many of the Soviet and Czech soldiers, as well as the Mujahideen use milled-receiver AK-47 assault rifles, most likely Chinese Poly Tech Legend copies. Kamran Shah (Art Malik), Bond and Kara's Mujahideen friend, wields an AK-47 during the battle with the Soviets. Kara Milovy (Maryam D'Abo) grabs Kamran's AK-47 to go off and help Bond. It is worth noting that the use of AK-derivative by Czechoslovak forces is a mistake as Czechoslovakia was the only Warsaw Pact member that used a standard assault rifle of its own design (Samopal vz. 58).

AK-47, milled receiver design - 7.62x39mm
One of Kamran Shah's guards holds an AK-47.
Kamran's guard watches him with an AK-47.
Kamran's guard points his AK-47 at Bond.
Kamran Shah (Art Malik), stands behind Bond (in disguise) with his AK-47.
A Mujahideen fighter riding next to Kara holds an AK-47.

AKMS

Many of the Bratislava Soviets carry AKMS derivatives. Soviets, Czechs, and Mujahideen also carry AKMS rifles, one of which Bond (Timothy Dalton) is able to grab from one of Koskov's Czech soldier on the plane.

FEG AK-63E (Hungarian version of the AKMS) - 7.62x39mm
A Slovak officer with an FEG AK-63E fitted with a rifle grenade.
A Soviet with his AK-63E near the Austrian border. (Note: The image makes it look like there is an orange safety cap on the muzzle but closer inspection reveals that it is in fact a traffic light for the cars coming in. It wasn't until 1988 that toy weapons were required to have a blaze orange cap on the barrel.)
A Soviet has an Hungarian FEG AK-63E when Bond and Kara escape to Austria.
Soviets skiing after Bond and Kara have FEG AK-63E rifles.
Soviets aim their FEGs at Bond and Kara.
Soviets fire at Bond and Kara. The Czech soldiers' AKMS copies all appear to be Hungarian models, which were called the AK-63E in Hungarian service, and SA-85M when imported to the U.S. in semi-auto form.
AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
A Soviet soldier climbs onto the opium truck with an AKMS slung on his back.
Bond fires an AKMS he grabbed from one of Feyador's soldiers.
Bond hides behind the plane door with his AKMS.

Colt Commando M733

A Colt Model 733 is used by Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) at his home, fitted with a transparent bullet-resistant shield. At one point, Whitaker erroneously states the weapon has an eighty-round capacity, which would be impossible given that it is loaded with a 30-round STANAG magazine.

Colt Model 733 "M16A2 Commando" - 5.56x45mm. This particular rifle has an A2 lower, an A1E1 upper (forward assist and case deflector with A1 sights as found on Canadian Colts), and a coated aluminum stock.
Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) with the Colt Commando fitted with a transparent ballistic shield.
"Your pop gun is no match for the latest body armor!"
The rounds from Bond's PPK bounce off Whitaker's body armor and the ballistic shield.
Whitaker taunts Bond after his PPK runs out of ammunition telling him, "You've had your eight, now have my eighty!"
Whitaker fires his Model 733.
Whitaker with the Model 733.

Karabiner 98k

Several Mujaheddin members carry Karabiner 98k rifles. The Snow Leopard Brotherhood leader carries a Karabiner with a WWII-era scope.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Mujaheddin fighter drops his rifle when he is kicked by another fighter.
The same scene with a closeup of the Mauser rifle carried by the Brotherhood leader.
The Snow Leopard Brotherhood leader on his horse with the rifle.
Same scene with a clearer view of the Mauser (far left).

M14

A Mujahideen fighter carries an M14 during the drug deal with the Soviets.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
A fighter in the middle stands with his M14.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk.I

Many Mujaheddin fighters carry Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifles into battle with the Soviets.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British
Mujaheddin resistance fighters on their horses with rifles.

Nock Gun

A Nock Gun is seen tripod-mounted in Brad Whitaker's weapon collection.

Nock Gun - .52 Caliber
In the center, a Nock Gun is seen tripod-mounted in Brad Whitaker's weapon collection.

AR-15 pistol

Whitaker keeps an AR-15 pistol fitted with a rifle grenade in a drawer he shows to Pushkin.

Whitaker keeps an AR-15 pistol fitted with a rifle grenade in a drawer he shows to Pushkin.

Crossman Ratcatcher Air Rifle (modified)

Among the guns seen in Whitaker's collection is a ridiculously mocked up Crossman Ratcatcher Air Rifle with a skeleton stock.

Whitaker's guns. The air rifle is seen in the upper right with the skeleton stock.

Anschutz LG275 air rifle

While at the carnival in Vienna, Bond shows off his sharpshooting skills with an Anschutz LG275 air rifle. His skills prompt the concession's manager to insist that he stops playing and winning all the prizes.

Anschutz LG275 air rifle
Bond aims the Anschutz LG275 air rifle.

Submachine Guns

Beretta PM12S

Some police officers that chase Bond in Tangier have Beretta PM12S submachine guns. Brad Whitaker also has one in his personal collection.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm
A Tangier police officer fires his PM12S at Bond.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

In the precredits sequence, the SAS unit training with MI6 at Gibraltar uses Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns loaded with paintballs.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
An SAS trainer captures 002 MI6 agent.
An SAS trainer shoots a paintball at the assassin.
"Game's up, mate. You're dead."
"'Ere, 'old on, you're dead!"
An SAS guard watches the Land Rover commandeered by the assassin.

Heckler & Koch MP5K (modified)

Whitaker shows Pushkin a modified Heckler & Koch MP5K made to look as if it has grenade launching capabilities, telling him he needs the modern equivalent of a Maxim, a "3rd generation ... laser-sighting, short-barreled machine pistol". It has an SEF trigger group.

Heckler & Koch MP5K with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm
Whitaker's guns. The MP5K is seen on the left.

Walther MPK

The Czech VB officers use Walther MPK submachine guns.

Walther MPK with stock unfolded - 9x19mm
An MPK is visible in the Czech Police Car trunk.
The Czech VB officers carry Walther MPK submachine guns.

Sa. vz.61 Skorpion

KGB Gen. Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies) and some of his men use the Sa. Vz.61 Skorpion when arresting Koskov at Whitaker's residence.

Skorpion Sa. vz.61 - .32 ACP
On the left, one of Pushkin's men with a suppressed Skorpion.

MAT-49

One of the guards at the airport where Koskov loads Bond onto his plane carries a MAT-49.

French MAT-49 Submachine Gun 9x19mm
On the left, a guard keeps his MAT-49 trained on Koskov and Necros.

Mini Uzi

Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) uses a Mini Uzi in his shootout with Bond before getting his Colt Commando. One of Pushkin's men also is holding a Mini Uzi when apprehending Koskov later during the scene.

Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9x19mm
Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) fires a Mini Uzi at Bond. The rate of fire is ridiculously high.
One of Pushkin's men with a Mini Uzi next to Koskov.

Machine Guns

MG3

During the car chase, one of the vehicles is mounted with an MG3 light machine gun, the 7.62x51mm derivative of an MG42. The use of the MG3 by Bratislava Soviets is a mistake; The MG3 was a weapon used by NATO and was never used by the Czech Army.

MG3 Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO. Note the black furniture.
An MG3 is aimed at Bond's Aston Martin.
The officers fire the MG3. The MG3 was a weapon used by NATO and was never used by the Czech Army.

Maxim MG08

Arms dealer Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) shows Gen. Pushkin a Maxim MG08, talking about its use as the first true machine gun.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Whitaker shows Pushkin the Maxim MG08.

Colt 1874 Gatling Gun

Another weapon seen in Whitaker's collection is a Colt 1874 Gatling Gun.

Colt 1865 Gatling Gun - .44 Rimfire (gun in film is .45).
The Gatling is seen on the right.

Browning M2HB (mocked up as KPV)

Koskov's Soviets and Czechs use several Browning M2HB machine guns during the airfield battle, mocked up with fake barrel shrouds to resemble KPV heavy machine guns. Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) uses one to fire at Kara from a Jeep driven by Gen. Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé).

KPV heavy machine gun on wheeled carriage mount - 14.5x114mm
Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO)
Two of Koskov's Soviets duck next to their machine gun.
Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) mans a machine gun in a Jeep driven by Koskov.
Necros fires the machine gun.
The armored Jeep drives up onto the airstrip.
Necros stops firing when Koskov drives near the plane.

RPD

An RPD is slung over the shoulder of a fighter transporting the opium to a Russian truck.

RPD Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm
An RPD is slung over the shoulder of a fighter transporting the opium to a Russian truck.

RPK

RPK machine guns are mounted on Panhard AML scout cars chasing down Mujahadeen fighters. The Panhards have been mocked up as Soviet reconnaissance vehicles.

RPK light machine gun - 7.62x39mm
The RPK as seen atop the armoured car.
The RPK, manned by the AML commander as Bond drops the bomb.

Other

RPG-7

The Mujahideen use an RPG-7 during the airfield battle.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A resistance fighter with an RPG-7.
A Mujahideen fighter prepares to fire his RPG-7.

F-1 Hand Grenade

At one point during the battle, Kamran Shah uses a Soviet F-1 hand grenade to blow up a truck driven by Colonel Feyador.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Kamran pulls the pin on the grenade.
The grenade lands near the fuel truck.

"Ghetto Blaster"

Q shows off the "Ghetto Blaster", a rocket launcher disguised as a large "boom box" music player.

Q shows off a new weapon being developed for the Americans: a "Ghetto Blaster".
The "Ghetto Blaster" is fired. The special effects for the rocket launcher were actually triggered, off-screen, by Prince Charles, who was taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the production with his then-wife Diana, Princess of Wales.

Aston Martin Weapons

Bond's Aston Martin V8 Volante is outfitted with several weapons including a cutting laser and missile launchers.

Bond's V8 Volante features a cutting laser that fires from the Aston Martin badge on the wheel hub. This particular gadget was an homage to the tire shredder mounted on the wheel hub of the original Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger.
Twin rocket launchers are mounted behind the car's fog lights.

The Gunbarrel

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See Also

EON Productions Sean Connery Dr. No (1962)  •  From Russia with Love (1963)  •  Goldfinger (1964)  •  Thunderball (1965)  •  You Only Live Twice (1967)  •  Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
George Lazenby On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Roger Moore Live and Let Die (1973)  •  The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)  •  The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)  •  Moonraker (1979)  •  For Your Eyes Only (1981)  •  Octopussy (1983)  •  A View to a Kill (1985)
Timothy Dalton The Living Daylights (1987)  •  Licence to Kill (1989)
Pierce Brosnan GoldenEye (1995)  •  Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)  •  The World Is Not Enough (1999)  •  Die Another Day (2002)
Daniel Craig Casino Royale (2006)  •  Quantum of Solace (2008)  •  Skyfall (2012)  •  Spectre (2015)
Non-EON films Barry Nelson Casino Royale (1954)
David Niven Casino Royale (1967)
Sean Connery Never Say Never Again (1983)
GoldenEye 007 (1997)  •  The World Is Not Enough (2000)  •  NightFire (2002)  •
Quantum of Solace (2008)  •  GoldenEye 007 (2010)  •  Blood Stone (2010)  •  007: Legends (2012)



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