Tour of Duty - Season 2

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Tour of Duty
TODS2.jpg
DVD cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel CBS
Creator L. Travis Clark
Steve Duncan
Genre War
Drama
Broadcast 1988-1989
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
Alex Devlin Kim Delaney
1st Lt. John McKay Dan Gauthier



The following weapons were used in Season 2 of the television series Tour of Duty:

Contents


Handguns

Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 is seen used by several members of Bravo Company, including SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox) and Lt. Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey).

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox) holds the M1911A1 in "Saigon, Pt. I" (S2E01).
Cpl. Marvin Johnson (Stan Foster) holds the M1911A1 in "Saigon, Pt. II" (S2E02).
Lt. Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey) pulls his M1911A1 in "Sealed with a Kiss" (S2E14).

Colt MK IV Series 80

Unlike other officer and soldiers, 1st Lieutenant John McKay (Dan Gauthier) carries a blued Colt MK IV Series 80 with pearl grips that he keeps in a shoulder holster. This is anachronistic for the time period of the series, as the MK IV Series 80 was first produced in 1983.

Colt Mk IV Series 80 Blued with Pearl Grips - .45 ACP
In "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06), 1st Lt. John McKay (Dan Gauthier) carries what appears to be a blued Colt MK IV Series 80 with pearl grips in a shoulder holster.
In the background, 1st Lt. John McKay (Dan Gauthier) holds his MK IV Series 80, in "I Wish It Would Rain" (S2E07).

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
In "I Wish It Could Rain" (S2E07), Victor Charles (Michael Paul Chan) is seen pulling the Tokarev.

Walther PPK

In "I Wish It Could Rain" (S2E07), Pvt. Taylor (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.) is seen pulling out a Walther PPK during a confrontation with gangsters.

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In "I Wish It Could Rain" (S2E07), Pvt. Taylor (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.) is seen pulling out a Walther PPK during a confrontation with gangsters.

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
On the left, Lt. Goldman holds the M16 SP1 in "Saigon, Part II" (S2E02).
Both Johnson (Stan Foster) and Percell (Tony Becker) hold M16 SP1 rifles in "Saigon, Part II" (S2E02).

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, 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.
Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic Rifle modified to resemble an XM177 - 5.56x45mm.
In "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06), the Colt Sporter Carbine modified to resemble the XM177 rifle is carried by SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox).
In "Popular Forces" (S2E08), Zeke fires his Colt rifle.

M14

The M14 Rifle is seen used by Sgt. Block (Michael Madsen) in "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06). The rifle is fitted with a scope and painted in a tiger stripe camo scheme.

M14 rifle
Sgt. Block (Michael Madsen) takes aim with his camo-painted M14 in "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06).
Sgt. Block (Michael Madsen) holds the camo-painted M14 in "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06).

M1-D Garand

In "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06), a VC sniper is seen armed with the M1-D, a sniper variant of the M1 Garand.

M1-D Sniper Variant with M84 scope - .30-06
In "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06), Sgt. Block carries the body of a VC sniper, along with a captured M1-D.

Norinco Type 56

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

In "Popular Forces" (S2E08), a VC soldier opens fire with the Type 56 rifle.

AKM

The AKM is also used by enemy forces.

AKM
Closeup of the AKM muzzle in "Popular Forces" (S2E08).
In "Popular Forces" (S2E08), Sgt. Vinh (Robert Ito) holds the AKM.
Sgt. Anderson (Terence Knox) opens fire with the AKM in "Sealed with a Kiss" (S2E14). Note the slanted muzzle brake is mounted upside down.

SKS rifle

The SKS rifle is seen a couple of times by VC and NVA forces.

Simonov-Russian-SKS45.jpg
In "Popular Forces" (S2E08), an NVA soldier on the left holds the SKS.

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

The Ithaca 37 shotgun is seen in the hands of SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox). Sgt. Block (Michael Madsen) also is seen with a full size shotgun.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
In "Sleeping Dogs" (S2E06), Sgt. Block (Michael Madsen) unloads on an already dead VC with his Ithaca 37.

Machine Guns

M60

The M60, the standard machine gun carried by American forces in Vietnam, is primarily carried by Pvt. Alberto Ruiz (Ramon Franco) in the series.

M60.jpg
In "I Wish It Could Rain" (S2E07), the M60 is fired by Pvt. Alberto Ruiz (Ramon Franco).

M60D

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

M60d.jpg
In "Saigon, Pt.I" (S2E01), an M60D is seen mounted on a US helicopter.

Soviet SGM Goryunov

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

Goryunov SGM Machine Gun on Sokolov mount - 7.62x54mm R.
Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield.
The "SGM" is fired from an NVA bunker. This scene was originally from Season 1's "War Lover", but was reused in several subsequent episodes.

Submachine Guns

Smith & Wesson M76

The Smith & Wesson M76 is seen used by Jim Doyle in "Sealed with a Kiss" (S2E14) and by SPC Sweet (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) in "Volunteer" (S2E16).

S&W Model 76‎
The Smith & Wesson M76 is seen used by Jim Doyle in "Sealed with a Kiss" (S2E14).
SPC Sweet (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) uses the Smith & Wesson M76 in "Volunteer" (S2E16).

Hand Grenades

RGD5

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

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade

M26 Hand Grenade

The M26 hand grenade is the one of the grenades by US forces in the series.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
In "I Wish It Could Rain" (S2E07), a distraught soldier holds the M26.

M67 Hand Grenade

The M67 Hand Grenade is another grenade by US forces in the series.

M67 fragmentation grenade
In Season 2's premiere "Saigon, Pt.1" (S2E01), a crewman tosses out what appears to be M67.
In "For What It's Worth" (S2E03), the M67 hand grenade is seen on the bunk as Anderson gets into a scuffle.

Grenade Launchers

M79 Grenade Launcher

The M79 grenade launcher is seen used by US forces throughout the series including SFC Anderson and Johnson.

M79-Grenade-Launcher.jpg
In Season 2's premiere "Saigon (Part 1)" (S2E01), Lt. McKay (Dan Gauthier ) fires the M79 from his pilot seat to provide cover.
In "True Grit" (S2E04), the M79 grenade launcher is seen carried by SFC Anderson.

RPG-7

The RPG-7 is used throughout the series by VC and NVA forces.

RPG-7 70mm
An RPG-7 is carried by an NVA soldier in "Popular Forces" (S2E08).

Other

M9 Flamethrower

An M9 Flamethrower fitted with an M2 wand is seen in "Popular Forces" (S2E08).

M9 Flamethrower with M2 wand
An M9 Flamethrower is seen in "Popular Forces" (S2E08).
The M9 is used in training in "Popular Forces" (S2E08).

M18A1 Claymore Mine

The M18A1 Claymore mine is set up in "Sealed with a Kiss" (S2E14).

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
The M18A1 Claymore mine is set up by Jim Doyle in "Sealed with a Kiss" (S2E14).

Weapons Platforms

Bell OH-58 Kiowa

In a continuity error, the helicopter briefly seen launching rockets on an enemy position appears to be a Bell OH-58 Kiowa instead of the Huey flown by Lt. McKay in "Saigon (Part 1)" (S2E01).

In what appears to be stock footage, a Bell OH-58 "Kiowa" can be seen in "Saigon (Part 1)" (S2E01). This is a continuity error because a few moments before, it was a UH-1 "Huey".


See Also

Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3



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