Tour of Duty - Season 1

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Tour of Duty
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DVD cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel CBS
Creator L. Travis Clark
Steve Duncan
Genre War
Drama
Broadcast 1987-1988
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sgt. Clayton 'Zeke' Anderson Terence Knox
Lt. Myron Goldman Stephen Caffrey
Cpl. Daniel 'Danny' Percell Tony Becker
Pvt. Marcus Taylor Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.
Pvt. Alberto Ruiz Ramón Franco
SP4 Marvin Johnson Stan Foster
Pvt. Scott Baker Eric Bruskotter
Pvt. Roger Horn Joshua D. Maurer



For Season 1 of Tour of Duty, the episode order seen on this page reflects the order found on the US DVD release, where the pilot episode was not counted as Episode 1.


The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Tour of Duty:

Contents


Handguns

Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 is seen used by several members of Bravo Company, including Lt. Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey).

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
In "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01), Lt. Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey) armed with an M1911A1 as he enters a VC tunnel.
In "Sitting Ducks" (S1E04), Pvt. Antonio Ruiz (Ramon Franco) holds the M1911A1.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver

In "Roadrunner" (S1E10), USAF CPT J.T Slaney (William Allen Young) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver as his sidearm. This also appears to be the revolver used by a VC Peasant Woman (Tamlyn Tomita) in "Sitting Ducks" (S1E04). It also appears to be used by the injured Vietnam Vet after he takes it from the security guard in "Soldiers" (S1E14)

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
In "Roadrunner" (S1E10), USAF CPT J.T Slaney (William Allen Young) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver as his sidearm.
In "Roadrunner" (S1E10), Capt. Slaney with his revolver.
A S&W appears to be the revolver used by a VC Peasant Woman (Tamlyn Tomita) in "Sitting Ducks" (S1E04).

Tokarev TT-33

NVA officers and some other characters can be seen armed with the Tokarev TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
NVA soldier takes up the Tokarev pistol in "Pilot" (S1E00).
NVA soldier raises the TT pistol at some of the US soldiers in "Pilot" (S1E00).
The NVA Doctor (James Pax) holds the TT pistol on Taylor in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).

Rifles

M16 Variants

The M16 rifle was the main rifle of the U.S. Army soldiers in Vietnam and is seen carried by most of the platoon. In the series, various models of the M16 are seen.

M16SP1
Pvt. Baker (Eric Bruskotter) holds the M16SP1 in "Pilot" (S1E00).
The platoon armed with M16 rifles checks out a village in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
Goldman holds the M16 fitted with a Starlite night vision scope in "War Lover" (S1E03).
Pvt. Roger Horn (Joshua D. Maurer) opens fire with the M16 in "Sitting Ducks" (S1E04).
SP4 Tucker (Ving Rhames) rides in a Huey with his M16 in "Burn, Baby, Burn" (S1E05).
XM16E1 rifle with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of the forward assist button and a chrome bolt carrier (which was later dropped with the M16A1).
Lt. Goldman opens fire with a XM16E1 in "Pilot" (S1E00).
Anderson with the XM16E1 in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).

MGC Replica M16

In the scenes where blank-firing weapons were not needed, US soldiers often are seen carrying MGC M16 Replica rifles..

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television.
Soldiers are seen holding the MGC replicas in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
Anderson holds the MGC replica in "Dislocations" (S1E02).
Sgt. Aubrey Decker (Tim Thomerson) holds the MGC replica in "The Good, the Bad, and the Dead" (S1E07).
In "The Battling Baker Brothers" (S1E08), Baker's brother Karl (Karl Bruskotter) carries the rifle. Karl Bruskotter is the real-life twin brother of Eric Bruskotter.

Colt XM177 (Colt Sporter Carbine)

A Colt Sporter Carbine modified to resemble the XM177 rifle is mainly seen being used by SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox). In Season 1's "Under Siege", Anderson's Colt Carbine is seen loaded with a 30-round magazine (unusual for the time period of the series). For the remainder of the series, the Colt is loaded with the more accurate 20 round magazine.

The original XM177E1 - 5.56x45mm. The variant used in the show was a mockup made from a Colt Sporter Carbine with the barrel cut down to 10.25" and an aftermarket "CAR-15 style" flash hider installed.
Sgt. Anderson (Terence Knox) fires his Colt in the Season 1 episode "Under Siege".
Capt. Wallace (Kevin Conroy) carries the Colt Carbine that's been loaded with a 30 round magazine in "Pushin' Too Hard".

M1 Garand

In "Dislocations" (S1E02), a villager named Dep (April Tran) is armed with an M1 Garand.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
In "Dislocations" (S1E02), a villager named Dep (April Tran) uses his M1 Garand rifle to take out some NVA soldiers.
Dep fires his Garand in "Dislocations" (S1E02).
Dep (April Tran) with his Garand in "Dislocations" (S1E02).

Norinco Type 56

The Norinco Type 56 is seen in the hands of the NVA and VC soldiers.

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An NVA officer with his Norinco rifle in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
An NVA soldier holds his Norinco rifle in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
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AKM

The AKM is also used by enemy forces.

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The AKM is seen on the left in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).

SKS rifle

The SKS rifle is seen a couple of times used by VC soldiers. In "Gray-Brown Odyssey" (S1E16), Li Kiem (Rosalind Chao) uses an SKS to open fire on Goldman and Horn.

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The SKS is seen on the right in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
The SKS is used by Li Kiem (Rosalind Chao) in "Gray-Brown Odyssey" (S1E16).

Mosin Nagant Rifle

A full-length Mosin Nagant rifle is seen in the hands of the Vietnamese villager who confronts Lt. Goldman and his VC prisoner Li Kiem (Rosalind Chao) in "Gray-Brown Odyssey" (S1E15). The Villager says in Vietnamese that he used it to fight off both the Japanese and French.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Vietnamese villager holds his Full-length Mosin Nagant rifle in "Gray-Brown Odyssey" (S1E15).
A full-length Mosin Nagant rifle is seen in the hands of the Vietnamese villager who confronts Lt. Goldman and his VC prisoner Li Kiem (Rosalind Chao) in "Gray-Brown Odyssey" (S1E15).

Shotguns

Ithaca 37 "Stakeout"

The Ithaca 37 "Stakeout"-style shotgun is seen in the hands of SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox) in Season 1.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
Sgt. Anderson fires his Ithaca 37 while in a VC tunnel in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
Anderson with the Ithaca that has a "Stakeout"-style grip in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).

Machine Guns

M60

The M60 is mainly seen carried by Pvt. Alberto Ruiz (Ramon Franco) in the series. The machine gun is seen also used by other members of the platoon as well as by Sgt. Aubrey Decker (Tim Thomerson) in "The Good, the Bad, and the Dead" (S1E07). Other M60 machine guns are seen mounted on US Army jeeps and others with the foregrip removed are seen mounted as doorguns on US Army UH-1 "Huey" helicopters.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
Pvt. Alberto Ruiz (Ramon Franco) readies his M60 in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
Sgt. Aubrey Decker (Tim Thomerson) uses the M60 in "The Good, the Bad, and the Dead" (S1E07).
In "The Battling Baker Brothers" (S1E08), M60 machine guns seen on the left are mounted as doorguns on the helicopter.
The M60 mounted on a jeep in "Gray-Brown Odyssey" (S1E15).

M60D

The "D" variant of the M60 is seen mounted on Huey helicopters as well as fired by enemy forces in the series.

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M60D seen mounted on a UH-1 "Huey" in "Burn Baby Burn" (S1E05).
NVA soldiers seen firing an M60 D in "Pilot" (S1E00).
The UH-1 "Huey" is seen with M60D doorguns in "The Good, the Bad, and the Dead" (S1E08).

Browning M2 HB

A Browning M2 .50 cal is seen mounted on US vehicles throughout the series.

Browning M2 .50 BMG
In "Pilot" (S1E00), a US troop truck carrying the men has a Browning M2 mounted in a turret.

Soviet SGM Goryunov (mocked up from Browning M1919)

What appears to be a Soviet Goryunov SGM Machine Gun or Chinese Type 57 machine gun is also seen used by NVA forces in the series. In reality, this machine gun was a visually modified Browning M1919.

Goryunov SGM Machine Gun on Sokolov mount - 7.62x54mm R.
Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield.
A "SGM" machine gun is seen firing on a Huey in "War Lover" (S1E03).
The SGM fired from an NVA bunker. This footage would be reused in several other episodes throughout the series.
The SGM being fired in "War Lover" (S1E03). In reality, this machine gun was a visually modified Browning M1919.

Browning M1919

An unmodified Browning M1919 is also seen used by NVA forces in the series.

Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield.
In "The Short-Timer" (S1E17), the machine gun seen here appears to be an unmodified Browning M1919.

Valmet M78

NVA forces are sometimes seen firing the Valmet M78 (which was used as a substitute for the more accurate RPK machine gun).

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An NVA soldier is seen firing the Valmet M78 during an ambush in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01). As what was common in productions filmed in the 1980's, this machine gun was used as a substitute for the more accurate RPK machine gun.


M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun"

The M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun" is seen used by a gun runner in "Blood Brothers".

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Hand Grenades

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

In "Pilot" (S1E00), SFC Anderson as well as other soldiers are seen carrying Mk 2 hand grenades. This grenades were more commonly seen during WWII and the Korean War, but were still being used in Vietnam.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
SFC Anderson is seen carrying two Mk 2 hand grenades as he inspects the men in "Pilot" (S1E00). The Mk 2 was still being used during the Vietnam War, but the M26 was the more commonly seen grenade carried by US troops.
SFC Anderson (Terence Knox) carries the MK 2 hand grenades in "Pilot" (S1E00).

M26 Hand Grenade

The M26 hand grenade is the more common grenade carried by US troops in the series.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Sgt. Anderson carries an M26 hand grenade and an M18 smoke grenade in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).

M6A1 Gas Grenade

M6A1 gas grenades are frequently carried by the US soldiers in the series. In "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01), Lt. Goldman is seen tossing an M6A1 Gas Grenade into a VC tunnel.

M7 CS gas grenade
In "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01), Lt. Goldman is seen tossing an M6A1 CN-DM gas grenade into a VC tunnel.

M18 Smoke Grenade

M18 smoke grenades are also carried by the men of Bravo Company in the series.

M18 smoke grenade
Lt. Goldman and Horn with their M18 smoke grenades.
The M18A1 gas grenade carried by Anderson in "The Good, the Bad, and the Dead" (S1E08).

RGD5

The RGD-5 hand grenade is seen used by enemy forces in the series.

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
In "Pilot" (S1E00), the RGD5 hand grenade (grenade №1) on a table
The RGD-5 on a ground

Type 67

The Chinese Type 67 stick grenade is seen also used by enemy forces in the series. In "Pilot" (S1E00), a variety of enemy weapons is seen on a table, one of which appears to be a Type 67.

Type 67 hand grenade
In "Pilot" (S1E00), the Type 67 stick grenade (grenade №3) on a table

"Type 1"

Another hand grenade seen in the series was what is sometimes called a "Type 1" grenade. Used by VC forces, this was usually an F1 Hand Grenade combined with a Type 67-type stick.

In "Pilot" (S1E00), the "Type 1" stick grenade (grenade №4) on a table

VC Stick Grenade

Another VC stick grenade is also used.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
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In "Pilot" (S1E00), the Type 67 stick grenade (grenade №2) on a table
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The grenade is seen in "Gray-Brown Odyssey" (S1E15).

Grenade Launchers

M79 Grenade Launcher

The M79 grenade launcher is seen used by many members of the platoon, including SFC "Zeke" Anderson, SP4 Marvin Johnson, and Pvt. Marcus Taylor.

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A soldier fires his M79 in "Notes from the Underground" (S1E01).
Anderson fires the M79 in "Dislocations" (S1E02).
Pvt. Marcus Taylor (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.) fires the M79 in "Roadrunner" (S1E10).
Pvt. Marcus Taylor (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.) armed with the M79 in "The Short Timer" (S1E17).

M72 LAW

The M72 LAW is seen used by US troops throughout the series.

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Johnson prepares to fire the LAW in "Pilot" (S1E00).
The LAW is used in "Sitting Ducks" (S1E04).

Other

M2 Flamethrower

An M2 Flamethrower is prominently seen in "Pushin' Too Hard" (S1E11). Anderson is seen using it on a machine gun bunker in the episode.

M2 Flamethrower
In "Pushin' Too Hard" (S1E11), the M2 Flamethrower is demonstrated for Goldman and Anderson.
In "Pushin' Too Hard" (S1E11), Sgt. Anderson carries the M2 Flamethrower when engaging an NVA bunker.
In "Pushin' Too Hard" (S1E11), Sgt. Anderson uses the M2 Flamethrower.

M18A1 Claymore

In "Roadrunner" (S1E10), Johnson is seen setting up an M18A1 Claymore mine.

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel miner
Marvin Johnson prepares the M18A1 Claymore in "Roadrunner" (S1E10)

M224 Mortar

M224 Mortar with M7 baseplate - 60mm
Marvin Johnson (Stan Foster) demonstrates how to use the M224 Mortar

M29 Mortar

The M29 Mortar is seen used in the firebase, notably in "Under Siege" (S1E13).

M29 Mortar - 81mm
US troops man the 81mm M29 mortar in "Under Siege" (S1E13).

M102 Howitzer

The M102 Howitzer is seen used in the firebase in "Under Siege" (S1E13).

The M102 Howitzer is seen used in the firebase in "Under Siege" (S1E13).

Weapons Platforms

F-4 Phantom II

A pair of F-4 Phantom II jets are seen making a napalm run in "The Battling Baker Brothers". These are authentic planes, as the production received support from the US Department of Defense in Season 1. As it was in likely in active service, the jet seen is painted with the modern low-viz paint scheme.

A pair of F-4 Phantom II attack jets preparing to make an airstrike in "The Battling Baker Brothers" (S1E08).
One of the two F-4 Phantom II attack jets making a bombing run on an NVA military encampment in "The Battling Baker Brothers" (S1E08). This scene would be reused in several other episodes of the series. This is either an Air Force F-4D or a Navy/USMC F-4B/N or F-4J/S. Note the anachronistic low-viz paint scheme.


See Also

Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3



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