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Raid on Entebbe

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Raid on Entebbe
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Release Date 1976
Language English
Studio Edgar J. Scherick Associates
Distributor National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron Charles Bronson
Wilfred Boese Horst Buchholz
Gabrielle Krieger Mariclare Costello
Daniel Cooper Martin Balsam
Yitzhak Rabin Peter Finch
Maj. Gen. Benny Peled John Saxon
Lt. Gen. Mordechai Gur Jack Warden
Dora Bloch Sylvia Sidney
Capt. Michel Becaud Eddie Constantine
President Idi Amin Yaphet Kotto

Raid on Entebbe is a 1977 television film directed by Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back) based on the true story of the Israeli commando mission to liberate the hostages at the Entebbe Airport in Kampala, Uganda, on July 4, 1976. The film stars Charles Bronson, Horst Buchholz, Peter Finch, James Woods, and Yaphet Kotto as Uganda President Idi Amin.

The following weapons were used in the film Raid on Entebbe:


Beretta M951

German terrorist Wilfred Boese (Horst Buchholz) carries a Beretta M951 pistol.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm

Walther P38

German terrorist Gabriele Krieger (Mariclare Costello) carries a Walther P38 pistol.

Walther P1 - 9x19mm

Heckler & Koch P9S

Some characters are armed with a Heckler & Koch P9S pistol.

Heckler & Koch P9S, pre 1973 model with smooth trigger guard - 9x19mm
Terrorist #15 (Alex Colon) points his Heckler & Koch P9S at passengers.
Heckler & Koch P9S with suppressor - 9x19mm
Capt. Sammy Berg (James Woods) uses the heckler & Koch P9S with what appears to be a fake suppressor.
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu (Stephen Macht) loads his pistol.

Submachine Guns


Most of the soldiers of the Israeli commando use IMI Uzi submachine guns.

Uzi 9mm
Wilfred Boese (Horst Buchholz) hands his submachine gun to president Idi Amin (Yaphet Kotto).
Gabrielle Krieger (Mariclare Costello).
A terrorist fires his Uzi in nights shootout.
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu (Stephen Macht).
Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron (Charles Bronson).
Capt. Sammy Berg (James Woods) (left).

(Fake) Uzi

Some of the Uzis (some with fixed wooden buttstocks, others with folding stocks) appear to be MAC-10s that have been visually modified to resemble the Uzi, fitted with Uzi barrels, front/rear sights, forward grips, and stocks. These prop weapons also appear in several other Hollywood movies, including The Dogs of War and Stripes.

A real Uzi with detachable wood buttstock - 9x19mm
One of the hijackers carries the "Uzi".
The "Uzi" on the right appears to be a visually-modified MAC-10.

Madsen M50

Some terrorists carry the Madsen M50 submachine guns.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm


Heckler & Koch HK93

Various characters are seen with Heckler & Koch HK93 rifles.

Heckler & Koch HK93A2 with 25-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
One of President Amin's guards.
Terrorist #15 (Alex Colon).

MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle

Some terrorist and Israeli commando men carry MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifles standing in for genuine M16A1s

MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle
Note the MGC style "forward assist".

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I

The Ugandan soldiers in Entebbe are seen with Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British.

Machine Guns

Browning M2 machine gun

The Israeli army jeeps are equipped with Browning M2 machine guns.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG


Mk 2 hand grenade

Various characters carry Mk 2 hand grenades.

Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Gabrielle Krieger (Mariclare Costello).
Terrorist #15 (Alex Colon).
Wilfred Boese (Horst Buchholz).
Capt. Sammy Berg (James Woods) (left).

M40 Recoilless Rifle

An M40 Recoilless Rifle is mounted on an Israeli jeep.

M40 Recoilless Rifle (Licensed in Japan as the Type 60) mounted on Type 73 Kyu jeep - 106mm Rocket
An M40 Recoilless Rifle mounted on a jeep.

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