13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a 2016 military thriller directed by Michael Bay that recounts the events surrounding the attack on both the Ambassador's residence and the CIA's diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Pablo Schreiber as members of the CIA's Annex Security Team who helped to repel the attackers and attempted to rescue the ambassador. The film was adapted from the book 13 Hours by Michael Zuckoff.
The following weapons were used in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi:
Salient Arms International Glock 19
A black market rebel wields a TT-30 at the MANPAD buy back scene.
A pair of Beretta PM12S submachine guns are seen being hawked at the arms market.
Jack Silva (John Krasinski) and "Oz" (Max Martini) carry Colt M4A1s as their rifle of choice. Team members "Boon" (David Denman), "Tanto" (Pablo Schreiber), and "Tig" (Dominic Fumusa) also carry and use M4A1s as secondary weapons. CIA security personal are also armed with M4A1s. The M4A1s are all equipped with EOTech sights, AN/PEQ-15 laser designators, SureFire flashlights, Magpul buttstocks and PMags, and forward grips.
Mk 18 Mod 0
Glen Doherty (Toby Stephens) and the Tripoli GRS Team are all armed with Mk 18 Mod 0s fitted with a flashlights and EOTech XPS holographic sights. DS Agents assigned to protect Ambassador Stevens are also armed with Mk 18 carbines with the same rifle loadout.
Salient Arms International GRY Rifle
Tyrone "Rone" Woods (James Badge Dale), is seen using a Salient Arms International GRY as his rifle of choice, pronounced "grey" like the color. The rifle is equipped with EoTech sights, AN/PEQ-15 laser designator, and Salient Arms' trademark "JailBrake" muzzle device attached to the end of its barrel. During the MANPAD buyback scene, Boon is seen using a "GRY Rifle" in a sniper configuration with a Advanced Armament Co. suppressor attached to the end of the barrel without the "JailBrake" muzzle device, and a ACOG sight. Note that this weapon is anachronistic because this rifle, specifically the JailBrake and the rail it attaches to, was only developed and put to market in 2015. Also, the Magpul SL stock that this rifle is equipped with is also anachronistic since it was first marketed in late 2014.
Heckler & Koch HK416D
The two Delta Force operators that accompany Glen Doherty to rescue the besieged Benghazi personnel are both armed with Heckler & Koch HK416D. The rifles are equipped with SureFire suppressors, EOTech 552 sights and, DBAL-I2 laser modules.
Heckler & Koch HK417
The Heckler & Koch HK417 is used throughout the film. The rifle is first seen earlier in the movie manned by Oz (Max Martini), providing sniper cover for the team when they buy back stolen Gaddafi weapons from arms dealers. The HK417 is then used by Boon (David Denman) during the remainder of the film. It is seen fitted with a Harris bipod, Clip-On Night Vision Device (CNVD), and telescopic scope.
A merchant waves around an FN F2000 at the arms bazaar.
Members of the 10th Special Forces can been seen carrying M16A2 rifles. A potential buyer at the arms bazaar can also be seen inspecting an M16A2.
A few militiamen are armed with AIMS rifles.
AKMS rifles are used by the militiamen storming the Benghazi compound.
Militiamen can also been seen using the full stock AKM.
Norinco Type 56-1
Background militiamen can been seen with Norinco Type 56 rifles. Some February 17th Martyrs Brigade militiamen also use nickel-plated variants.
A militia member is armed with an FN FAL.
FN M249 SAW Paratrooper
Members of the Annex Security Team (AST), including "Tanto" (Pablo Schreiber) and "Tig" (Dominic Fumusa), are armed with what appear to be M249 SAW Paratroopers with components of the Rapid Fielding Initiative, but with no heat shields attached to either of them.
Rone uses an M240B GPMG to defend the Annex.
A militia member storming the compound is seen with an RPD Light Machine Gun.
Dual PKM machine guns are seen mounted on a vehicle during the attack.
DSHK Heavy Machine Gun
A DShK heavy machine gun is seen used by the insurgents mounted on a technical.
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
Browning M2HB machine guns are seen mounted on technicals used by the friendly February 17th Martyrs Brigade militia.
KPVT Heavy Machine Gun
An insurgent technical appears to be fitted with twin mounted KPVTs.
Remington Model 870
After securing Ambassador Stevens in the saferoom, DS Agent Scott Wickland (David Giuntoli) arms himself with a compact Remington Model 870 with a heatshield and vindicator grips. When the DS Agents are in a car chase with the attackers in hot pursuit, DS Agent Vincent (Kevin Kent) uses the compact shotgun to take out an attacking gunman who was close to shooting out their vehicle's bulletproof windows.
Mossberg 500 Persuader
Heckler & Koch HK69A1 Grenade Launcher
"Tig" (Dominic Fumusa) is seen using a Heckler & Koch HK69A1 Grenade Launcher to take out an enemy technical as well as a couple of the attackers. "Tig" accidentally drops the HK69A1 as the team departs the burned Mission, and the grenade launcher is never seen again.
The Benghazi attackers use large numbers of RPG-7s during their attacks on the Mission and the Annex throughout the movie.
M1 81mm Mortar
An M1 Mortar is used to attack the compound in the final wave of the attack.
SA-7 Grails are seen at the MANPADS buy back scene at the racetrack early in the film.
M230 Chain Gun
An AH-64 Apache with its M230 Chain Gun is seen at the film's beginning.
The M61 Vulcan appears in the film as the secondary armament of USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons and US Navy F/A-18 Hornets.
During a meeting, an arms bazaar is seen with several weapons being held up for sale.
Boon is seen playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and the weapon seen used in the game is the "ASM1" submachine gun. In reality, Advanced Warfare was not released until 2014, two years after the Benghazi attack. The latest Call of Duty game that was available at the time was Modern Warfare 3.
APS Underwater Rifle
A character is seen playing Call of Duty: Ghosts, and the weapon seen used in the game is the APS Underwater Rifle. In reality, Ghosts was not released until 2013, one years after the Benghazi attack. The latest Call of Duty game that was available at the time was Modern Warfare 3.