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Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 Netflix original film that is an adaptation of the 2005 novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala. The film follows Agu (Abraham Attah), a young boy growing up in an unnamed West African nation during a civil war. When his family is killed by government forces, Agu finds himself drafted as a child soldier in the rebel army run by the Commandant (Idris Elba). The film was the first original feature released by Netflix and was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who had helmed every episode of the first season of the series True Detective and was the director of the 2021 James Bond feature No Time to Die.
The following weapons were used in the film Beasts of No Nation:
A Makarov PM pistol is the sidearm of Commandant (Idris Elba).
The Sterling L2A3 is briefly seen in the hands of a policeman.
Double-barreled shotguns are used by rebel fighters.
Romanian AIM rifles are used by rebel fighters.
The AKM is another rifle commonly used by the rebel fighters.
Agu (Abraham Attah) uses an AKMS throughout the film. The rifle has a smooth receiver cover and a Chinese Type 56 plastic handguard, but has the open sights and slanted muzzle brake of an AKMS. Rebel fighters are also frequently seen with AKMS rifles with triangular single strut folding stocks.
UN peacekeepers are armed with M16A2 rifles.
Heckler & Koch G3A3
MONUC peacekeepers, government soldiers and rebels are armed with Heckler & Koch G3A3 rifles.
Norinco Type 56
Some rebel fighters use early-model Norinco Type 56 rifles, as distinguished by their milled receivers and hooded sights.
FN MAG-58 machine guns are seen used by both government and rebel forces.
Browning M1919A4 machine guns are seen on some military vehicles.
Browning M2HB machine guns are seen mounted on government jeeps and rebel technicals.
Type 69 RPG
Rebels are seen armed with the Chinese Type 69 RPG launcher.