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Super 8 is a 2011 science fiction film written and directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III) and produced by Steven Spielberg. Set in 1979, the film focuses on a group of kids who while making a homemade movie inadvertently film a massive train crash and discover that the contents on the train may not be from this world.
The following weapons were used in the film Super 8:
The M16A1 is seen in the hands of the US military personnel. Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler) takes one and uses it while escaping from the custody of the MPs.
M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
USAF personnel watch as "Operation Walking Distance" begins.
Air Force personnel with their M16A1s.
Army personnel with their M16A1s.
Browning M2HBs are seen mounted on the Army's armored vehicles.
Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
An M2 on an M41 Walker Bulldog.
An M2 on a British FV433 "Abbot" self-propelled gun. The FV433 frequently appears in productions to stand-in for American vehicles, in this case presumably the M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzer. The FV433 also plays this role in The Mist
The M2 is abandoned as an FV433 "Abbot" crewman bails out.
An M2A1-7 Flamethrower is used by a USAF airman to initiate "Operation Walking Distance".
M2 Flamethrower - Seven second burn time.
"Operation Walking Distance" begins.
Smith & Wesson Model 10HB
A Smith & Wesson Model 10HB is held by Dr. Woodward (Glynn Turman) after the train crash. Sheriff Pruitt (Brett Rice) carries one, and it is found on the ground at the site of his disappearance.
Smith & Wesson Model 10-6 with 4" barrel and factory wood target grips - .38 Special
Dr. Woodward with his S&W 10HB.
Dr. Woodward points his S&W 10HB at the kids, forcing them to run away.
Deputy Sheriff Lamb finds the S&W 10HB while searching for Pruitt.
Though he never draws it and it is seen only briefly, Deputy Sheriff Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler) seems carry an M1911A1 as his duty sidearm. A US policeman in 1979 would have been more likely to carry a revolver of some sort than an automatic as his sidearm. However, there were exceptions to this rule, such as the Indian State Police which switched to the Smith & Wesson Model 39 in 1967.
The grip safety is very clearly seen in this shot.