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World War Z (2013)

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World War Z
World War Z poster.jpg
Official Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Marc Forster
Release Date 2013
Language English
Studio Skydance Productions
Hemisphere Media Capital
GK Films
Plan B Entertainment
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gerry Lane Brad Pitt
Karin Lane Mireille Enos
Segen Daniela Kertesz
Captain Speke James Badge Dale
Gunter Haffner David Morse
Parajumper Matthew Fox

World War Z is the 2013 feature film drama directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former UN investigator who is tasked by the US government to find the source to the plague that has affected nearly the entire population of the world and turned them into zombies. The film was based on the novel of same name written by Max Brooks, the son of actor/director Mel Brooks, and the cast includes Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and David Morse. The Brooks novel would also inspire a 2019 videogame of the same name, that is not related to the events of this film.

The following weapons were used in the film World War Z (2013):


Glock 17

A Philadelphia police officer is seen with a 2nd Generation Glock 17 in a promo screenshot. A man who helps Gerry in a looted Newark grocery store (Ruari Cannon) is also seen wielding a Glock. Gerry and Dr. Fassbach (Elyes Gabel) also carry Glocks after landing at Camp Humphreys in South Korea. Segen (Daniela Kertesz) later uses a Glock at the WHO lab in Cardiff, which is given to her by one of the WHO doctors as a last resort. A 3rd Generation model is also used by Gerry while aboard the Antonov An-12.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
A production image of a Philadelphia police officer with a 2nd Generation Glock 17.
Philadelphia police officer with a 2nd Generation Glock 17.
Brad Pitt with the 3rd Generation Glock 17 in a promo image.
The pharmacy helper (Ruari Cannon) points a Glock 17 at Gerry.
Dr. Fassbach (Elyes Gabel) holds a Glock.
Gerry holds a Glock 17.
The WHO doctor (Peter Capaldi) hands over a Glock 17 to Gerry and Segen.
Segen (Daniela Kertesz) later uses a Glock at the WHO lab in Cardiff, which is given to her by one of the WHO doctors as a last resort.

SIG-Sauer P229

What appears to be a SIG-Sauer P229 is used by one of the men that attacks Gerry's wife inside the supermarket.

SIG-Sauer P229 - 9x19mm

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS pistols, standing in for M9s, are used by the soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys in South Korea, including Captain Speke (James Badge Dale). A US Navy SEAL who escorts Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) to the base is seen firing a suppressed Beretta 92FS at the zombies.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A US Navy SEAL fires a silenced Beretta 92FS.
The AN-12 pilot (Grégory Fitoussi) fires a Beretta 92FS at approaching zombies.
Captain Speke (James Badge Dale) fires his Beretta.

Jericho 941R

Segen uses her service Jericho 941R on the Belarus Airways plane to kill some zombies before running out of ammo. Segen's left hand was amputated, so she couldn't reload the gun.

Jericho 941R - 9x19mm.
Segen covering Gerry with her Jericho.
Segen's Jericho out of ammo. Segen lost her left hand, so she can't reload it.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Tommy's father (Ernesto Cantu) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 15 when the Lanes retreat to an apartment complex in Newark, New Jersey. Tommy (Fabrizio Zacharee Guido) later uses it to save Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) from a zombie when the Lanes escape Newark by helicopter.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Tommy's father with a S&W Model 15 as the Lanes enter their apartment room.
Tommy with his father's S&W Model 15 as the zombies overwhelm the Newark apartment complex.
Tommy uses his S&W Model 15 to shoot a zombie Gerry engages in a struggle with.


Benelli Supernova Tactical

A Benelli Supernova Tactical with the retractable stock removed is carried by a Navy guard at the end of the film.

Benelli Supernova Tactical - 12 gauge
The pistol grip is seen on the right.
The shotgun is slung on the right.

Remington 870 Field Gun

A Remington 870 Field Gun is seen with a survivor at the end of the movie.

Remington 870 Wingmaster - 12 Gauge
The Remington 870 Field Gun/Wingmaster is seen being held by an anonymous survivor.



Pennsylvanian Army National Guard, US Marines and Israeli soldiers can be seen with M16A2 rifles. Some of the rifles appear to be airsoft replicas.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm.
Israeli soldiers opens fire with their M16A2 rifles on a swarm of zombies.
Pennsylvanian ARNG soldier on the left are armed with M16A2 rifles; the Benjamin Franklin Bridge can be seen in the background. The Humvees appear to have a shiny gloss green finish to them instead of the matte camouflage scheme that they'd actually have IRL. Trivia: The Philadelphian scenes were filmed in the UK and the ARNG soldiers were reportedly played by former British military personnel.
Promotional image, showing a Pennsylvanian ARNG soldier armed with an M16A2 rifle.
On the left, Pennsylvanian ARNG soldiers armed with M16A2s.
A US Marine holds an M16A2, which is actually a Classic Army replica.
A IDF soldier stands guard with a M16A2. Note that the shot is reversed.
IDF troops open fire with M16A2s and M4A1s after the zombies breach the security wall in Jerusalem.
An IDF soldier opens fire with his M16A2.

M4A1 Carbine

US military personnel including Special Forces, SEALs and US Marines can be seen with M4A1 carbines throughout the film. The US Army Rangers including Captain Speke (James Badge Dale) that Gerry meets at an air base in South Korea are armed with suppressed M4A1s. A USAF parajumper (Matthew Fox) fires an M4 when on the rescue helicopter for Gerry (Brad Pitt) and his family. The M4A1s have a variety of attachments including EOTech sights, flashlights and CAA CBS stocks.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
The USAF parajumper (Matthew Fox) aims at the zombies.
The parajumper shoots the zombies as they charge towards the chopper.
A US Marine stands guard with an M4A1 as US Navy sailors secure important pieces of US history.
A Navy SEAL can be seen with an M4A1 outside an Antonov An-12 (standing in for a C-130).
On the right, the USAF Parajumper (Matthew Fox) opens fire with his M4A1 fitted with an EOTech sight.
A Ranger holds the suppressed M4A1 mounted with a EOTech optic, suppressor, and a foregrip.
SEALs who accompany Gerry in South Korea are armed with M4A1s.

M4A1 Carbine with M203 Grenade Launcher

One of Gerry's IDF escorts uses an M4A1 Carbine with an ACOG scope and M203 grenade launcher. Gerry is later seen waving the carbine to flag down the Belarus Airlines jet.

M203 grenade launcher 40mm mounted on M4A1 carbine 5.56x45mm with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope and flip-up rear sight
The soldier fires the M4A1/M203 at the zombies.
The soldier continues to shoot at zombies who have broken into a building.
Gerry (Brad Pitt) is later seen waving the carbine to flag down the Belarus Airlines jet.

Custom CAR-15 variant

Gerry's IDF escort Segen and several other soldiers use AR-15 carbines with A2 upper receivers and 10" barrels with XM177-style muzzle brakes. Similar composite carbines appeared in Blood Diamond and Black Hawk Down.

Colt Model 609 - 5.56x45mm.
Segen with the carbine in question in a promo screenshot.
Segen holds the CAR-15, which has an ACOG scope. The TA01 ACOG has a mounting bracket specifically made to be able to mount directly to an A2 carryhandle. To mount it to a Picatinny rail, you need an extra adapter (sold with the TA01). Segen thus put the ACOG on a picatinny to ACOG adapter, which she put on a carryhandle to picatinny adapter, rather than affixing it directly to the carryhandle itself. Why exactly she chose to do so is entirely unclear.
Another soldier (Noa Bodner) aims a CAR-15 at Segen after she gets bitten.
The soldier holds the CAR-15 while flagging down the Belarus Airlines plane.


One of Gerry's IDF escorts is armed with a Tavor CTAR-21 assault rifle.

MI Tavor CTAR-21 with ITL MARS red dot sight - 5.56x45mm
The IDF soldier on the far right is armed with a Tavor CTAR-21 fitted with a Meprolight MEPRO 21 reflex sight.
The IDF escort fires his CTAR-21 at zombies jumping from the roofs.
The soldier fires at zombies stuck behind a gate.
The soldier holds a Tavor CTAR-21.


Soldiers of the Palestinian security forces were armed with AKS-47 rifles.

Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
Palestinian security forces hold AKS-47 rifles.

Remington Model 700 BDL

Gerry uses a Remington Model 700 that he finds in a commandeered RV while fleeing from Philadelphia to Newark. He tapes a kitchen knife to the barrel as a makeshift bayonet.

Remington 700 BDL rifle with no iron sights and scope (current production) - .308 Winchester
Gerry fires the Remington 700 at some men who are attacking his wife.
Gerry with the rifle.
A better view.
Brad Pitt with the rifle in a behind the scenes photo.

Machine Guns

FN Minimi

A standard-length FN Minimi is used by a helicopter-borne USAF parajumper sent to rescue Gerry and his family. This machine gun is fitted with a 200-round cloth ammo bag and was likely used as a substitute for the Mk 46 Mod 0.

FN Minimi with 200-round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm.
USAF Parajumper on the left fires the Minimi.

FN Minmi Para

A FN Minimi Para can be seen being fired by an Israeli soldier with a 200 round cloth ammo bag, standing in for the IMI Negev.

FN Minimi Para with 100-round camo cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm.
IMI Negev for comparison - 5.56x45mm
An Israeli solider with his FN Minimi Para.
The soldiers blasts away zombies with the Minimi Para.
Gerry and the IDF soldiers rush towards the Belarus Airlines jet.

FN M240

The M240 machine guns are seen mounted on IDF helicopters.

M240G - USMC style with no heat shield - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A gunner aboard an IDF helicopter wields a M240.
A door mounted M240 firing at zombies climbing over the walls around Jerusalem.
The M240 is fired at zombies as they form a tower.

Browning M2HB

Browning M2HB heavy machine guns can be seen on Pennsylvania Army National Guardsmen HMMWVs in the trailer.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Pennsylvania Army National Guardsmen open fire on zombies with HMMWV-mounted M2HBs; the Ben Franklin Bridge (CGI'd as this scene was filmed in the UK) can be seen in the background.

Hand Grenade

M67 Hand Grenade

IDF soldiers use M67 hand grenades while battling the zombies. Gerry also uses Segen's grenade on board the Belarus Airways plane when it becomes overrun by the infected.

M67 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
An IDF soldier uses his M67 grenade when overrun.
Gerry notices Segen's M67 grenade.
Close up of Segen's M67.

Heavy Weapons

Mk 19 grenade launcher

A Mk 19 grenade launcher can be seen mounted on a HMMWV as a civilian RV runs a military road block. MK 19s can also be seen mounted on IDF HMMWVs.

Mk 19 grenade launcher in vehicle mounting - 40x53mm
The Mk 19 mounted on a US Army HMMWV.
The Mk 19 mounted on IDF HMMWV.

GAU-8/A Avenger

American A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft can be seen in the trailer. These carry internally-mounted General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannons under the nose.

General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger - 30x173mm
GAU-8/A Avengers mounted on U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts IIs.


In the US, trailers approved for "Appropriate Audiences" are not allowed to show people brandishing weapons at other people in the same shot, even if the people are undead zombies. Thus, Israeli soldiers' rifles were digitally replaced with walkie-talkies for these scenes in the previews.

This shot was edited with the soldier holding a walkie-talkie instead of a rifle in the second trailer released on 3/25/13.
An Israeli soldier opens fire on a group of zombies as seen in the final film.

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