Tour of Duty - Season 3

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Tour of Duty
TODS3.jpg
DVD cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel CBS
Creator L. Travis Clark
Steve Duncan
Genre War
Drama
Broadcast 1989-1990
Main Cast
Character Actor
1st Sgt. Clayton 'Zeke' Anderson Terence Knox
Lt. Myron Goldman Stephen Caffrey
Daniel 'Danny' Percell Tony Becker
Marcus Taylor Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.
Alberto Ruiz Ramón Franco
Marvin Johnson Stan Foster



The following weapons were used in Season 3 of the television series Tour of Duty:

Contents


Handguns

Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 is seen primarily used in Season 3 by Lt. Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey). Several of the other men in the platoon also use the pistol including Ruiz and Taylor. On some of the SOG missions, the pistol is seen used with a suppressor.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
In "The Ties That Bind" (S3E03), Lt. Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey) pulls his M1911A1.

MGC M1911A1

Throughout the series, the MGC M1911A1 is sometimes seen in place of an actual M1911A1.

MGC Replica M1911A1
An M1911A1 is carried by Col. Carl Brewster (Carl Weathers) in "The Ties That Bind" (S3E03).

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 "The Luck" (S3E01), 1st Lieutenant John McKay (Dan Gauthier) carries what appears to be a blued Colt MK IV Series 80 with pearl grips.

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 "The Luck" (S3E01), the pistol is pulled by Major Diem (Dana Lee).

Walther PPK

A Walther PPK appears to be the pistol seen in the hands of Lt. Beller at the end of "Three Cheers for the Orange, White and Blue" (S3E19).

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning aka .32 ACP
A Walther PPK appears to be the pistol seen in the hands of Lt. Beller at the end of "Three Cheers for the Orange, White and Blue" (S3E19).

Rifles/Carbines

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.

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).
In Season 3's premiere "The Luck" (S3E01), Purcell (Tony Becker) holds the XM16E1 with magazines taped together "jungle" style.
M16SP1
In Season 3's premiere "The Luck" (S3E01), the rifle used by Johnson on the right is the M16 SP1 variant.
An M16 (SP1) is carried by PFC Thomas 'Pop' Scarlet (Lee Majors) in "Vietnam Rag" (S3E17).

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.
In "Doc Hock" (S3E02), the rifle carried by 2nd Lt. Miller (Peter Murnik) is an MGC M16 replica.
In "Bodyguard of Lies" (S3E05), the rifle carried by Lt. Beller (Greg Germann) is in reality the MGC M16 replica.
In "Bodyguard of Lies" (S3E05), the rifle replica is held by Lt. Beller.

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). 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.
The Colt Sporter Carbine is carried by SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox) in "The Road to Long Binh" (S3E15).
The Colt Sporter Carbine is carried by Purcell in "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18).
The Carbine is reluctantly held by Pvt. Francis 'Doc Hoc' Hockenberry (John Dye) in "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18).

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is carried by Lt. Pran (April Tran) in "Road to Long Binh" (S3E15).

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period Magazine pouch for buttstock - .30 Carbine
The M1 Carbine is carried by Lt. Pran (April Tran) in "Road to Long Binh" (S3E15).

M2 Carbine

The M2 Carbine was used by Sgt. Marcus Taylor (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.) in some of the SOG missions.

M2CarB1.jpg
Taylor (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.) holds an M2 carbine just before his first SOG mission in "The Ties That Bind" (S3E03).

AKM

The AKM is one of the primary rifles used by VC and NVA forces in the series as well. While on SOG missions, Goldman usually carried this rifle.

AKMRifle.jpg
In Season 3's premiere "The Luck" (S3E01), the AK rifle used by Goldman appears to be an AKM.
While on a SOG mission, Goldman is armed with the AKM rifle (note the open hooded sight) that lacks the usual slant muzzle brake in "The Ties That Bind" (S3E03).
Lt. Goldman opens fire with his AKM during a SOG mission.
Goldman with his rifle in "Lonely at the Top" (S3E04).

AKMS

In later episodes, Goldman carries an AKMS. This also appears to be carried by Col. Brewster (Carl Weathers) in "Thanks for the Memories" (S3E08).

AKMS
The rifle is carried by Col. Brewster (Carl Weathers) in "Thanks for the Memories" (S3E08).
In "Road to Long Binh" (S3E15), Goldman fires his AKMS.

Norinco Type 56

The Norinco Type 56 fitted with a drum magazine is seen in the hands of Goldman in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14). In "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18), an NVA tank gunner atop an enemy tank is seen using one that's fitted with a drum magazine.

Norinco Type 56-1 (the one seen in the episode is loaded with the Chinese 75 Round Drum Magazine) - 7.62x39mm
The Norinco Type 56-1 fitted with a drum magazine is seen in the hands of Goldman in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14).
In "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18), an NVA tank gunner atop an enemy tank is also seen using one that's fitted with a drum magazine.

SKS rifle

The SKS rifle is another rifle carried by NVA and VC fighters in the series.

Simonov-Russian-SKS45.jpg
An NVA soldier holds the SKS in "Road to Long Bihn" (S3E15).

Sniper Rifles

M14

The M14 Rifle was seen as a sniper rifle twice in Season 3. The rifle is used by 'Duke' Fontaine (Patrick Kilpatrick) in "World in Changes" (S3E10) and Lt. John McKay (Dan Gauthier) in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14) .

M14 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M14 is used by 'Duke' Fontaine (Patrick Kilpatrick) in "World in Changes" (S3E10).
Lt. John McKay (Dan Gauthier) with the M14 sniper rifle in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14).

Valmet M78/83

In "World in Changes" (S3E10), a VC sniper is seen using a Valmet M78/83 fitted with a Dragunov-esque stock as well as a scope. The use of this rifle during this time period is anachronistic. The same VC sniper appears to change to using a Dragunov in the later episode "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14).

Valmet M78/83S with Mauser Mark X Electro-Point 4x40 scope (converted to full-auto) - 7.62x51mm NATO
The VC sniper holds the rifle in"World in Changes" (S3E10).
The VC sniper takes a shot at a helicopter in"World in Changes" (S3E10).

SVD Dragunov

The SVD Dragunov is seen used by a VC sniper in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14). This appears to be a continuity error as a different rifle was used by the sniper in "World in Changes" (S3E10).

SVD Dragunov rifle - 7.62x54mm R
The VC sniper holds the SVD Dragunov in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14). She appeared to be using a different rifle in the earlier episode "World in Changes" (S3E10).

Submachine Guns

Smith & Wesson M76

The Smith & Wesson M76 is seen used by Pvt. Ruiz (Ramon Franco) on some SOG missions. A bit of trivia: In 1966, the Swedish government blocked the sales of arms to the US as a protest against US involvement in the Vietnam conflict. As a result, Smith and Wesson created a clone of the Swedish M/45 which became known as the M76 on its release in 1967.

S&W Model 76‎
Ruiz opens up with the S&W M76 in "Cloud Nine" (S3E07).

Carl Gustav M45

The Carl Gustav M/45 is used by Cpl. Danny Purcell (Tony Becker) and CIA operative Duke Fontaine (Patrick Kilpatrick) on some SOG missions. The US forces in Vietnam used "deniable" weapons for some ops, which included the Carl Gustav.

Swedish K / Carl Gustav M45 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm‎
Purcell on the right with his Carl Gustav.
A closeup of the barrel of Duke's Carl Gustav as he is seen reloading a magazine in "The Raid" (S3E20). Curiously, Duke is seen reloading a 5.56 NATO M16 magazine, even though his weapon is a 9mm.
Duke Fontaine (Patrick Kilpatrick) holds his weapon during a confrontation with Anderson in "The Raid" (S3E20).

M3A1 "Grease Gun"

The M3A1 "Grease Gun" is the weapon seen used by Sgt. Marvin Johnson (Stan Foster) during the SOG missions.

M3 Grease Gun
On the right, Johnson (Stan Foster) checks his Grease Gun just before his first SOG mission in "The Ties That Bind" (S3E03).
Johnson (Stan Foster) with the Grease Gun in "The Ties That Bind" (S3E03).
Johnson (Stan Foster) with his M3 in "Lonely at the Top" (S3E04).

Shotguns

Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special

The Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special shotgun is seen in the hands of SFC Clayton "Zeke" Anderson (Terence Knox) notably in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14) and "The Raid" (S3E20).

Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special (note the rifle sights and riot-length barrel) - 12 Gauge
Anderson carries the full-size Ithaca in "Dead Man Tales" (S3E14).
Anderson armed with the Ithaca in "The Raid" (S3E20).

Machine Guns

M60

The M60 is the chief weapon carried by Pvt. Alberto Ruiz (Ramon Franco) in the series.

M60.jpg
The M60 fired by Pvt. Alberto Ruiz (Ramon Franco) in "The Luck" (S3E01).
Ruiz prepares to use the M60 in "A Necessary End" (S3E06).

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
On the right, Pvt. Alberto Ruiz (Ramon Franco) mans the M60D while on a search mission in "The Luck" (S3E01).
A doorgunner lays down fire with the M60D in "I Am What I Am" (S3E09).

Browning M2 HB

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

Browning M2 .50 BMG
A Browning M2 is fired from MP jeep in "Road to Long Binh" (S3E15).

Valmet M78

NVA forces are sometimes seen firing the Valmet M78.

ValmetM78A2 308.jpg
NVA soldier opens fire with the Valmet in "The Luck" (S3E01).

Browning Automatic Rifle

In "Road to Long Binh" (S3E15), Staff Sergeant Jonathan Digby (James Sutorius) is seen with a Browning Automatic Rifle.

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
In "Road to Long Binh" (S3E15), Staff Sergeant Jonathan Digby (James Sutorius) is seen with a Browning Automatic Rifle.
In "Road to Long Binh" (S3E15), Digby holds the BAR while spotting an enemy grenade.

Hand Grenades

RGD5

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

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The RGD-5 on the ground

M26 Hand Grenade

Several members of the platoon carry M26 hand grenades almost in each episode.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The M26 grenade is carried by Ruiz in "Thanks for the Memories" (S3E08).
In the series finale "Payback" (S3E21), both Taylor and Luther Fraction (Clifton Powell) carry M26 grenades.
In the series finale "Payback" (S3E21), closeup of the M26 grenade about to be tossed into a latrine.

M67 Hand Grenade

On some occasions, the M67 hand grenade is seen used by US forces.

M67 fragmentation grenade
In the series finale "Payback" (S3E21), a flashback shows a helicopter crewman tossing the grenade.

"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.

(S3E15).

Launchers

M79 Grenade Launcher

The M79 grenade launcher is seen used by several men in the platoon including SFC Anderson, Johnson and Taylor.

M79-Grenade-Launcher.jpg
Anderson uses the M79 in "The Luck" (S3E01).
In the series finale "Payback" (S3E21), a flashback shows McKay using the M79 while in his helicopter.
In the series finale "Payback" (S3E21), the M79 is seen in the flashback being used in the chopper.

M72 LAW

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

M72A2LAW.jpg
Percell fires the LAW at an NVA tank in "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18).

RPG-7

The RPG-7 is used throughout the series by VC and NVA forces. These launchers are the same mockups used in such films as Red Dawn and Rambo: First Blood Part II.

RPG-7 - 70mm
The RPG is used by an NVA soldier in "Acceptable Losses" (S3E16). This appears to be the same RPG mockup used in Rambo: First Blood Part II.

Weapons Platforms

"Faux" Soviet T-72 Main Battle Tank

In "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18), what appears to be a Russian-made T-72 tank is seen used by NVA forces to ambush the platoon. The use of the T-72 would not be likely for the time period of this episode. This is the same tank mockup seen in such films as Red Dawn (1984), 1988's Rambo III, and 1999's Three Kings.

The T-72 tank mockup as seen in the film Red Dawn (1984).
The tank ambushes the platoon in "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18).
The tank as seen in "War is a Contact Sport" (S3E18).

See Also

Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3



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