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Captain Phillips

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Captain Phillips
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Release Date 2013
Language English
Studio Trigger Street Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Richard Phillips Tom Hanks
Andrea Phillips Catherine Keener
Abduwali Muse Barkhad Abdi
Najee Faysal Ahmed
Mike Perry David Warshofsky
Ken Quinn Corey Johnson
John Cronan Chris Mulkey
Captain Frank Castellano Yul Vazquez

Captain Phillips is a 2013 drama that recounts the events surrounding the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009. Tom Hanks stars in the film as Richard Phillips, the captain of the ship who allowed himself to be taken hostage by the hijackers. The film was directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy).

The following weapons were used in the film Captain Phillips:


Colt M1911A1

An M1911A1 is notably used by Najee (Faysal Ahmed).

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
A closeup of the M1911A1.
An M1911A1 is wielded by Najee (Faysal Ahmed).

Makarov PM

A Makarov PM is used by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi).

Makarov PM - 9x18mm
A Makarov PM is fired into the air by Muse.
A Makarov PM is put to the head of Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks).


Norinco Type 56

The Norinco Type 56 is one of the rifles carried by the Somali pirates, notably Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The rifles are seen in generally poor condition.

Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Promotional image of the pirates with their rifles.
The Norinco Type 56 is one of the rifles carried by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi).

Norinco Type 56-1

The Norinco Type 56-1 is one of the rifles carried by the Somali pirates. The rifles are seen in very poor condition.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Closeup of the rusted-out rifle.
Najee (Faysal Ahmed) holds the rifle during the bridge takeover. Note the distinctive full-circle ("hooded") front sight.
Najee (Faysal Ahmed) firing the rifle. Note that this rifle appears to have two magazines taped together 'jungle-style'


Members of the USN VBSS team are armed with the M4A1 while confronting the lifeboat as well as when boarding the Alabama.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
Members of the USN VBSS team are armed with the M4A1 while confronting the lifeboat.

Knight's Armament SR-25

US Navy SEALs are seen taking aim with what appear to be suppressed SR-25 rifles with night vision adapters. These are designated as Mk 11 Mod 0 by the SEALs.

Knight's Armament SR-25 with Harris bipod and suppressor - 7.62x51mm NATO
Unfolding the bipod.
Taking aim with the rifles.
Closeup of the rifle.

Heckler & Koch HK417

One of the SEAL snipers uses a suppressed Heckler & Koch HK417, as evidenced by its wider, curved magazine.

Heckler & Koch HK417 with 12" barrel, scope, night vision adapter, Harris bipod and suppressor - 7.62x51mm NATO
Navy SEALs prepare their rifles.

Machine Guns


An M240 machine gun is manned by US Navy personnel riding in the RHIBs (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat).

M240B 7.62x51mm NATO with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut)
A sailor mans the M240 while aboard a US Navy RHIB (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat).
The M240 mounted in the front of the RHIB.

DShK Heavy Machine Gun

A DShK heavy machine gun is seen mounted on a Somali "technical".

DShK heavy machine gun - 12.7x109mm.
A DShK heavy machine gun is seen mounted on a Somali "technical".

Browning M3 Heavy Machine Gun

A Browning M3 is seen mounted on the side of a Navy Seahawk helicopter as well as manned by Navy gunners aboard the USS Bainbridge.

Browning M3 Aircraft - .50 BMG
A Browning M3 is seen mounted on the left side of a Navy Seahawk.
The M3 mounted on the USS Bainbridge.

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