Tiger and the Snow, The (La tigre e la neve)

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The Tiger and the Snow
The Tiger and the Snow cover.jpg
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Release Date 2005
Language Italian, English, Arabic
Main Cast
Character Actor
Attilio de Giovanni Roberto Benigni
Fuad Jean Reno
Vittoria Nicoletta Braschi
Nancy Browning Emilia Fox


The Tiger and the Snow is a 2005 Italian romantic comedy film written, directed by, and starring Roberto Benigni. It largely is set in Iraq during the Coalition invasion there circa April 2003.


The following weapons were used in the film The Tiger and the Snow:

Contents


Handguns

Beretta 92SB

A US Army NCO (Steven Beckingham) at the roadblock checkpoint uses what appears to be a Beretta 92SB (probably standing in for the M9) attached to a lanyard.

Beretta Model 92SB - 9x19mm.
A US Army NCO (Steven Beckingham) draws a Beretta 92SB on Attilio as he approaches the roadblock on motorbike.
A US Army NCO holds a Beretta 92SB to Attilio's head as other soldiers search him.

Rifles

M16A2

Some of the US soldiers at the roadblock checkpoint are armed with with appear to be M16A2s fitted with Colt scopes.

Colt M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm.
A US soldier at the roadblock checkpoint armed with an M16A2 fitted with a Colt scope. The soldier next to him has an M16A4 with a rail-mounted optic in place of the carrying handle, which is slightly anachronistic as although the M16A4 did exist in early 2003 they were not widely fielded yet.
A US soldier aims his M16A2 at Attilio's back as he is searched.

M16A4 with M16A2 handguards

One of the US soldiers at the roadblock, Pete (Peter Swander), uses an M16A4 with M16A2 handguards and the carrying handle attached (probably standing in for the M16A2 as M16A4s were not very commonplace in US Army units in early 2003). Another US soldier has a reflex sight in place of the carrying handle, though still retaining the M16A2 handguards.

M16A4 with carry handle attached - 5.56x45mm
Pete (Peter Swander) aims his M16A4 at Attilio as he approaches the roadblock on motorcycle.
A US soldier at the roadblock checkpoint armed with an M16A4 equipped with a rail-mounted optic.

M4 Carbine

Later in the film, where Coalition forces assault an enemy hideout, a US soldier can be seen armed with an M4 Carbine with the carrying handle attached.

Colt M4 Carbine with 4 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
A US soldier armed with an M4 shouts orders to his men as they assault an enemy hideout.

Machine Guns

FN M249 SAW

At the roadblock checkpoint, a US soldier can be seen armed with what appears to be an M249 SAW.

FN M249-E2 SAW with 200 round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm NATO
A US soldier at the roadblock checkpoint armed with an M249 SAW.
Another view of the M249 SAW.

M85 Heavy Machine Gun

The M85 heavy machine gun can be seen mounted on Coalition M60A1 Patton tanks.

M85 Heavy Machine Gun .50 BMG
Attilio watches Coalition M60A1 tanks pass by, M85 heavy machine guns mounted on their roofs. The use of Patton tanks (and single-engine Hueys) is anachronistic as they had been retired from US frontline service for almost a decade by 2003. According to Dale Dye, one of the military advisers on the film, the tanks were actually borrowed from the Tunisian military as the film's Iraq sequences were filmed in Tunisia.
Close-up view of the tanks.

RPK

Later in the film, an irregular fighter runs by Attilio wielding what appears to be an RPK light machine gun fitted with a drum magazine.

RPK with 75-round drum magazine - 7.62x39mm
An irregular fighter runs by Attilio wielding what appears to be an RPK light machine gun equipped with a drum magazine.

Other

BGM-71 TOW

BGM-71 TOW launchers can be seen mounted on US Army Humvees at a roadblock checkpoint and outside the hospital where Vittoria is staying.

BGM-71 TOW mounted on Humvee - 152mm
A US Army Humvee equipped with a BGM-71 TOW provides security outside the hospital where Vittoria is recuperating.
A US Army soldier mans a BGM-71 TOW at the roadblock checkpoint where Attilio is searched.

M203 Grenade Launcher

During the scene where Coalition forces assault an insurgent hideout, a US soldier can be seen armed with an M4 equipped with an M203 grenade launcher, flashlight, and Aimpoint sight.

M4A1 with an under-slung M203 - 40x46mm
US soldier armed with an M4 with M203 grenade launcher attached.
Side profile view of the M4 with M203 grenade launcher.



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