Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 World War II film that details the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The film told the story from both the US and Japanese perspectives, and was cast with character actors, which was not customary for war films of this scale at the time. Tora! Tora! Tora! did boast several vivid action sequences, some of which were filmed in and around Pearl. Several of these sequences were re-used in films such as Midway and The Final Countdown. The Pearl Harbor attack would also be recreated for the movie screens in 2001's Pearl Harbor.

The following weapons were used in the film Tora! Tora! Tora!:



The M1911 is seen carried by various US Naval personnel and US Army Air Corps pilots in the film.

Colt M1911 Pistol - .45 ACP
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M1928 Thompson submachine gun

Various personnel of the US Army are seen using M1928 Thompsons to defend Pearl Harbor from the Japanese attack.

M1928A1 Thompson with a drum magazine .45 ACP
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M1903 Springfield

US Army personnel also are seen using the M1903 Springfield while defending Pearl Harbor from the Japanese attack.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
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Arisaka Type 38

Japanese Navy personnel are seen carrying the Arisaka Type 38.

Arisaka Type 38 battle rifle 7.7x58mm

Browning M2 water cooled

The water cooled variant of the Browning M2 is seen mounted on US Navy battleships during the 'Day of Infamy'.

Browning M2- .50 Water Cooled
Navy Mess Attendant Dorie Miller (Elven Havard) uses a watercooled M2 on the USS West Virginia. This scene is based on an actual event during the attack; Miller came topside to aid wounded sailors, carried his mortally-wounded captain to an aid station, then took control of an unmanned AA gun. Miller received the Navy Cross for his actions.
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Browning M2 Aircraft

The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun is seen mounted in the wings of USN Fighters, and earlier in a B-17 Bomber.

Browning M2 Aircraft - .50 BMG

3-inch / 50 calibre gun

A sequence of a US Navy destroyer dropping depth charges on a Japanese submarine in the run-up to the attack provides a good view of her stern-mounted 3"/50 calibre gun. The ship is playing the role of the USS Ward, a Wickes-class four-stack destroyer sunk in 1944 which fired the first American shots of the Pacific War; she is actually the USS Finch, an Edsall-class destroyer escort.

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