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Purple Hearts

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Purple Hearts (1984)

Purple Hearts is a 1984 war romance starring Ken Wahl as a Navy doctor and Cheryl Ladd as a Navy nurse who find love in the midst of the Vietnam War. Directed by Sidney J. Furie, the film also features R. Lee Ermey as a Marine gunnery sergeant.

The following weapons were used in the film Purple Hearts:

M14 Rifle

The M14 rifle is primarily carried by the Gunny (R. Lee Ermey).

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Gunny (R. Lee Ermey) carries the M14 as he goes out on patrol.
Gunny with the M14 as he's about to go check on his men. Note that his helmet cover appears to be of WWII vintage instead of the Mitchell Pattern cover worn in Vietnam.
Gunny and other Marines open fire with their M14's.

M16A1 Rifle

The M16A1 rifle, with 30-round magazines are seen used by both US Marines and American Special Forces as well as by Dr. Don Jardian (Ken Wahl).

M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The RTO in the foreground carries the M16A1.
Dr. Don Jardian (Ken Wahl) holds the M16A1 during a Special Forces mission.
Zuma (Cyril O'Reilly) holds the M16A1 during a Special Forces mission.
A shootout in a warehouse involves several M16A1's.

M60 Machine Gun

The M60 machine gun is used by US Marines in the film.

M60 GPMG - 7.62x51mm NATO
A Marine wields his M60 during the assault.

M60D Machine Gun

The M60D machine gun appears in the film door-mounted on UH-1 Huey helicopters.

M60D machine gun 7.62x51mm NATO
Brenner (Paul McCrane) mans the M60D as a Huey doorgunner.


An M1911A1 is seen used by Brenner (Paul McCrane).

An M1911A1 is seen used by Brenner (Paul McCrane).

Norinco Type-56

NVA forces are armed with Norinco Type 56 rifles throughout the film.

Norinco Type 56 (fixed stock variant) with under-folding bayonet ("pig sticker") - 7.62x39mm

Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun

Several Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are seen used during the attack on the Marine outpost.

Browning M2HB .50 BMG in vehicle mounting
The M2 is mounted in a machine gun nest.

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