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Elite Squad (US Release Poster) (2007)
Tropa de Elite aka Elite Squad (Original language Poster) (2007)

Elite Squad (Portugese: Tropa de Elite) is a 2007 Brazilian action film directed by José Padilha that follows members of Brazil's Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (Special Operations Battalion) . Padilha would go on to direct the 2010 sequel Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.

The following weapons were used in the film Elite Squad:




Caio Junqueira uses 2 handguns in the movie: a Glock, and a Taurus PT-92. The Glock could be a Glock 19, 23 or 25. It's most likely a Glock 25 in .380 ACP.

Glock pistol in "Elite Squad"

Taurus PT92

A Taurus PT92 is used both by the police and by drug dealers.

Taurus PT92AF with accessory rails - 9x19mm
M16A2 and Taurus PT-92 in "Elite Squad"
Taurus PT-92 in "Elite Squad"
Taurus PT-92 in "Elite Squad"


Taurus revolver

André Ramiro uses both a Taurus PT-92, and a revolver, that I think is a Taurus model 83, although it is never seen close enough.

"Elite Squad"

Submachine Guns

IMI Micro-Uzi

An IMI Micro-Uzi (or a Uzi pistol) is used by one of the drug dealers in a shootout.

IMI Micro-Uzi with 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
Ruger Mini-14 and Micro-Uzi in "Elite Squad"

Heckler & Koch HK94A3

A chopped and converted Heckler & Koch HK94A3 is used by Captain Nascimento in several scenes, as noted by its lack of paddle magazine release and barrel lugs, and the metal lower receiver.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3, converted to full auto fire, shortened barrel and added third firing position on trigger pack - 9x19mm
A chopped & converted HK94A3 used by Cpt. Nascimento (Wagner Moura).

INA Model 953

The INA Model 953, the Brazilian version of the Danish Madsen M50 SMG. Recognized by its stamped metal body which, literally, is held together by the barrel nut (which was known to come loose on its own, spilling the internal mechanisms on the ground). Brazil manufactured it in .45 ACP instead of the standard 9mm.

INA Model 953 - .45ACP
"Elite Squad"
"Elite Squad"

Assault Rifles

Colt AR-15A2 Government Carbine

A Colt AR-15A2 Government Carbine is used by Neto (Caio Junqueira), during the 2nd half of the movie

Colt AR-15A2 Government Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Colt model 653 in "Elite Squad"
Colt model 653 in "Elite Squad"

Colt AR-15 Sporter-1

Captain Roberto Nascimento (Wagner Moura) carries several guns through the movie. One of them is an Colt SP1 with M16A2 hand guards, the rifle carried by most of the men of the BOPE in the movie.

Colt SP1 with A2-style hand guards - 5.56x45mm.
BOPE strike team with Colt models in "Elite Squad".
Colt SP1 and Taurus PT-92 in "Elite Squad"
Colt SP1 and Taurus PT-92 in "Elite Squad".
Colt SP1 in "Elite Squad".
Colt SP1 in "Elite Squad".


An IMBEL Fz M/964 (FN 50-00 Brazilian license-build fixed-stock version) is used by the drug dealers as well as a DMR by at least one of the BOPE officers and a standard configuration by another.

FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The BOPE officer lies prone on a rooftop in a Rio slum with his scoped FAL, ready to engage a target down on the street. It is an 18" bbl IMBEL Fz M/964 (FAL) with STANAG mount and unidentified scope - 7.62x51mm
The BOPE officer with his FAL, just before firing on a target in the street below.
The BOPE officer in the background with his FAL, standing guard at the rear approach.
The same BOPE officer and weapon, at a closer angle at the top of the image.
"Elite Squad"
"Elite Squad"

Ruger Mini-14

Ruger Mini-14 rifles are used in several scenes by the drug dealers:

Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
M16 rifle and Ruger Mini-14 in "Elite Squad"
Ruger Mini-14 and Micro-Uzi in "Elite Squad"

IMBEL M968 MosqueFAL

The new BOPE recruits can be seen training with the IMBEL M968 "MosqueFAL".

IMBEL M968 MosqueFAL - 7.62x51mm
"Elite Squad"
"Elite Squad"

Unidentified rifles

In the opening scenes, Caio Junqueira opens fire with an unidentified scoped rifle. It might be an Imbel AGLC, but I can’t identify it with certainty. It's maybe IMBEL M/968 (old Czech or Belgian Mauser enhanced with new 0.308 barrel in the 60's).


Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos Model 586P

CBC Model 586P shotguns are seen in the hands of the BOPE agents.

CBC Model 586P
A BOPE officer fires a 586P fitted with a synthetic pistol grip stock and extended magazine tube.

Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 with wood furniture and a ventilated ribbed barrel as well as a standard model can be seen in the hands of BOPE officers.

Mossberg 500 Field Gun (the one in the film has a round handguard)
A BOPE officer handles the Mossberg
Mossberg 500AT
A BOPE officer holds a standard Mossberg 500 with wood furniture on a criminal.

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