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Special Forces (2011)
Special Forces (original title Forces spéciales) is a 2011 French Afghanistan War film starring Djimon Hounsou as the leader of a unit of French Naval Commandos (Commandos Marine in French) sent into the tribal areas of Pakistan to rescue a war journalist (Diane Kruger) who has been kidnapped by Taliban forces. The film was made in close cooperation with the special forces branch of the French military.
The following weapons were used in the film Special Forces:
The Glock 17 is the sidearm of many members of the Commandos Marine including Lucas (Denis Menochet), who is seen using it with a suppressor.
Victor (Alain Figlarz) carries a Glock 19 as his sidearm and is seen using it with a suppressor.
Lucas also carries a Glock 26 with a well worn slide. When the unit prepares to take on some enemy forces, Lucas hands Elsa (Diane Kruger) the pistol.
The Beretta 92FS is the sidearm carried by Tic-Tac (Benoît Magimel). He is seen using it with a suppressor during the rescue of Elsa. Elsa is also seen with the handgun.
The CZ-75 is carried by Taliban leader Ahmed Zaief (Raz Degan).
Heckler & Koch USP
During the Kosovo mission, Kovax (Djimon Hounsou) carries a Heckler & Koch USP fitted with a laser sight.
SIG-Sauer P226 X-Five
Kovax (Djimon Hounsou) carries a SIG-Sauer P226 X-Five as his sidearm in Pakistan.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3
The Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 is seen used by several members of the unit including Kovax and Tic-Tac (Benoît Magimel) during the rescue of Elsa.
Heckler & Koch MP5A5
Lucas and Kovax are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A5s fitted with Brugger & Thomet visor helmet stocks during the raid in Kosovo.
Heckler & Koch MP5KA4
In addition to his M4A1, Lucas also carries a Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 fitted with a suppressor.
The Taliban in the film carry several different variants of the AK.
Ahmed is seen carrying an AIMS with an underslung AG-40 grenade launcher.
For the majority of the film, Kovax uses a Beretta ARX-160 as his main weapon. The rifle is fitted with a Beretta GLX-160 grenade launcher. During a scene where he is talking to Elsa while walking, his rifle briefly switches to a G36K due to a continuity mistake (we can only see the stock).
Colt Model 727
Marius (Alain Alivon) uses a Colt Model 727 carbine fitted with a M203 Grenade Launcher in addition to his MP5SD3. Elias (Raphaël Personnaz) also is seen using the carbine.
The M4A1 is seen used by several members of the Commandos Marine unit including Lucas and Tic-Tac.
French soldiers at Camp Gandamak are seen carrying FAMAS rifles.
Heckler & Koch HK416
French special forces are seen armed with Heckler & Koch HK416 rifles during the opening raid in Kosovo.
Heckler & Koch G36
Commandos Marine soldiers that accompany Admiral Guezennec (Tchéky Karyo) on a rescue mission are armed with Heckler & Koch G36K rifles.
Special Forces units are armed with suppressed short-barrelled SIG SG 552 rifles with backup iron sights and ACOG TA11 optical sights during the Kosovo raid.
Benelli M4 Super 90
A Benelli M4 Super 90 is carried by one of the commandos during the Kosovo raid.
A Taliban fighter is seen with a Bren gun when they attack a village.
FN Minimi 5.56 Para T.R.
The paratrooper model of the FN Minimi is the main weapon carried by Victor (Alain Figlarz).
The MAS AA-52 GPMG is seen mounted on French transport helicopters.
A Taliban fighter is seen armed with a PKM machine gun after confronting the retreating Commandos Marine unit.
An Army truck has a Browning M2HB mounted in the back at the forward operating base.
Special Forces snipers are seen with an FR F2 sniper rifle during the Kosovo raid.
PSL Sniper Rifle
A Taliban sniper is seen using a Romanian PSL Sniper Rifle.
PGM Ultima Ratio
A PGM Ultima Ratio is the sniper rifle used by Elias (Raphaël Personnaz).
A Romanian AG-40 grenade launcher is seen mounted underneath the AIMS carried by Ahmed.
An M203 Grenade Launcher is seen mounted underneath the Colt M727 as well as Tic Tac's M4A1. Oddly, they are never used at all.
The Beretta GLX-160 grenade launcher is mounted underneath Kovax's ARX-160.
Heckler & Koch AG36
Commandos Marine soldiers are seen carrying a G36K rifles fitted with the Heckler & Koch AG36 grenade launcher.
Taliban fighters are seen armed with RPG-7's fitted with PGO-7 scopes.