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5 Days of War
5 Days of War is a 2011 movie about the 2008 South Ossetia War. Directed by Renny Harlin, the film depicts an American reporter and his British cameraman caught on the front lines of Russia's invasion of Georgia. After they are caught filming war crimes committed by pro-Russian militias, they become the target of a Russian officer and his thuggish mercenary. With the help of a local woman and the Georgian security forces, they become determined to publish the atrocities, but are beset by the conflict and global apathy. The film was produced in Georgia with the support of the Georgian government, which lent soldiers, vehicles and aircraft for the production.
The following weapons were used in the film 5 Days of War:
The AKM is the standard-issue weapon for Russian troops and hired mercenaries, although most of the combatants on both sides were armed with the AK-74 during the conflict. Iraqi insurgents in the prologue also carry AKMs.
The main weapon of Georgian Army troops, including Cpt. Rezo Avaliani (Johnathon Schaech), is the AKMS. Almost all of the AKMS rifles are fitted with GP-25 grenade launchers. They also make an appearance, although in smaller numbers, amongst the hired guns.
Mercenary leader Daniil (Mikko Nousiainen) uses an SVD Dragunov briefly in the film.
PKM Machine Gun
The PKM is mounted on Georgian Army Humvees in the film, most notably in the prologue when Cpt. Avaliani's forces come to the rescue of the besieged reporters.
KPVT Heavy Machine Gun
The KPVT Heavy Machine Gun makes an appearance mounted on Russian BTR-80's.
NSVT Heavy Machine Gun
The NSVT Heavy Machine Gun is mounted by the commander's post on Russian and Georgian T-72 tanks. It is not fired in the movie.
The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2K is mounted on Mi-24P Hind-F gunships used by both the Georgian and Russian Armies. Whilst most of the Hinds only use their rockets, one can be seen firing the GSh-30-2K on a column of refugees.
Cpt. Rezo Avaliani (Johnathon Schaech) and Daniil (Mikko Nousiainen) carry the Beretta 92FS pistol, although it would probably make more sense for them both to be wielding the Makarov PM.
GP-25 Grenade Launcher
The GP-25 is mounted on almost every AKMS rifle used by the Georgians, although never used independently from the rifle.
Georgian and Russian forces use the RPG-22, as well as one of the Iraqi Insurgents. It is notably used by Cpt. Rezo Avaliani (Johnathon Schaech) to shoot down an Mi-24P Hind-F gunship, in a rather unlikely situation.
A Russian soldier uses a flamethrower to torch a Georgian village.