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Braddock: Missing in Action III

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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

The following weapons were used in the film Braddock: Missing in Action III:


Heckler & Koch G3A4 with modified AN/M5 Pyrotechnic Discharger

Colonel James Braddock (Chuck Norris) carries as his main weapon a Heckler & Koch G3A4 with a custom underbarrel 6-shot launcher and 30-round magazines. The weapon also has an auto-telescoping bayonet. The under-barrel launcher is modified, but is the same custom AN/M5 Pyrotechnic Discharger used by Poncho in Predator.

Heckler & Koch G3A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
AN/M5 Pyrotechnic Discharger - 37mm
Screen-used modified AN/M5 Pyrotechnic Discharger from Predator and Braddock: Missing in Action III, in the configuration from the latter - 37mm. Note the weld marks on the barrel where the front grip from the Predator configuration was attached.
Colonel James Braddock (Chuck Norris) opens fire with the G3A4. Notice from the muzzle flare how the rifle barrel doesn't actually seem to be attached to the front of the weapon. This would be a good way for Braddock to catch a ricochet in the face. Note the muzzle of the AN/M5: it appears to be fitted with some kind of caliber adaptor or barrel insert.
Sideview shows a better angle of the launcher.
Braddock shows us his war face.
Braddock turns his launcher to take out a guard tower.


The M16A1 is first seen held by both ARVN and American soldiers during the fall of Saigon. It's also seen held by Thai border guards and US Army Green Berets at the border.

M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
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AK Variants

Both the Type-56 and the (AK-47) are used by Vietnamese soldiers. Colonel James Braddock (Chuck Norris) is seen a Norinco during his escape from the prison camp as well as when he is engaging General Quoc's Mil MI-24 Hind helicopter.

Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
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Machine Guns

M60 machine gun

The M60 is used throughout the film. The machine gun is first seen mounted as door guns on American Huey helicopters during the fall of Saigon. Vietnamese Huey helicopters also are armed with the M60. It's also mounted in guard towers at the Vietnamese camp.

M60 machine gun 7.62x51mm NATO
A doorgunner mans an M60 in a Huey in the opening scene during the fall of Saigon.
The M60 mounted in the Huey.
The door gunner opens fire with his M60.
M60 mounted in the POW camp tower.



Col. Braddock is seen with an M1911A1 holstered during the fall of Saigon. Braddock then pulls one on the transport pilot as he and children make their escape from the camp. General Quoc (Aki Aleong) also uses one to fire at Braddock's plane.

Col. Braddock is seen with an M1911A1 holstered during the fall of Saigon.
General Quoc (Aki Aleong) also uses an M1911A1 to fire at Braddock's plane.

Walther P38

General Quoc (Aki Aleong) pulls his Walther P38 during Braddock's escape.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War Two dated - 9x19mm
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Smith & Wesson Model 30

A Vietnamese guard pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 30 when confronted by Braddock.

Smith & Wesson Model 30 - .32 S&W Long. This is the actual screen used Model 30 carried and used by Tim Roth in the film Pulp Fiction.
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Smith & Wesson Model 60

During the fall of Saigon, a Vietnamese man pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 60 when Braddock denies him access to the helicopter.

Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
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Winchester Model 1912

A Winchester Model 1912 shotgun appears to be used in a torture device inside the Vietnamese prison camp. It is seen welded onto a metal stand, with a cable tied around the trigger that leads to a pair of handcuffs from the ceiling.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge.
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"Faux" Mil Mi-24P "Hind-F" Gunship

The "Mi-24 Hind" seen in the film is in reality a mocked-up Sikorsky S-62. To this end, the helicopter has been fitted with wings, faux rocket pods and missiles, and a fake (and apparently non-functional) side-mounted cannon near the nose which is presumably supposed to be a Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2K (making it a Hind-F variant), although any resemblance to the Russian original is still only superficial at best. This modified helicopter also appears to have been used in the Gary Busey action film Bulletproof (filmed the same year as Missing in Action III) and the 1989 Dolph Lundgren actioner Red Scorpion (where it is fitted with more extensive and slightly more convincing modifications).

The "Hind" in flight.
Sideview of the Hind shows the faux machine guns mounted on the side.

"Faux" American Attack Helicopter

The US Army attack helicopter seen in the film appears to be a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter modified with gun pods mounted on pylons.

The Sikorsky helicopter modified as an American attack helicopter.
The Sikorsky along with a UH-1 Huey.
The Sikorsky in action.

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