The Hunters is a 1958 film based on the best-selling novel by veteran fighter pilot James Salter. Set during the height of the Korean War, the story centers on Major Cleve Saville (Robert Mitchum), an F-86 Sabre fighter jet pilot. As he is flying combat missions against the Chinese, he falls in love with his wingman Lieutenant Carl Abbott's (Lee Philips) wife Kris (May Britt). Saville also must cope with hot-shot rookie Ed Pell (Robert Wagner) in his flight element. When Abbott is shot down, Saville and Pell embark on a daring rescue missions that threatens all their lives. The film is directed by Dick Powell.
The following weapons were used in the film The Hunters:
US personnel use the Colt M1911A1.
M8 Flare Pistol
A Chinese airman signals for rescue with an M8 Flare Pistol.
Browning M3 Aircraft
North American F-86 Sabre fighters have nose-mounted Browning M3 machine guns as their primary weapon.
Browning M2 Heavy Barrel
PVA troops use the PPSh-41. Lieutenant Ed Pell uses a captured PPSh-41.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
PVA troops also use the Mosin Nagant M91/30.
The Nagant M1895 is carried by a Chinese officer and a Greek sergeant.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*
Greek soldiers carry the Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.