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Commando Leopard

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Commando Leopard
Commando Leopard.jpg
Country ITA.jpg Italy
GER.jpg West Germany
CH.jpg Switzerland
Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Release Date 1985
Language Italian
Studio Ascot Film
Prestige Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Enrique Carrasco Lewis Collins
Colonel Silveira Klaus Kinski
Maria Cristina Donadio
Padre Julio Manfred Lehmann
Smithy John Steiner

Commando Leopard is a 1985 Italian-West German-Swiss war movie directed by Antonio Margheriti (credited as Anthony M. Dawson), it was the second of three films that British actor Lewis Collins made with Margheriti after his role in Code Name: Wild Geese fell through. The story takes place in some Latin American country where a group of rebels led by the Enrique Carrasco (Collins) fights against the Government troops. And Carrasco's archenemy, Colonel Silveira (Klaus Kinski) makes great efforts to destroy the rebels.

The following weapons were used in the film Commando Leopard:


Colt Trooper Mk III

Colonel Silveira (Klaus Kinski) is armed with a Colt Trooper Mk III in shoulder holster.

Colt Mk Trooper with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum.
The grip of the revolver is seen in Silveira's shoulder holster.
Colonel Silveira (Klaus Kinski) fires his revolver in the final scene.
Behind the Scenes Image: the movie armorer loads Kinski's revolver.

Unidentified Colt revolver

During the scene in the hospital several of the rebels are seen with revolvers. They are definitely of Colt design. The revolver on the first and second screenshots can be of different model then the third one.

A rebel threatens Padre Julio (Manfred Lehmann) with his revolver.
The revolver is seen from the muzzle.
A mortally wounded rebel still holds his revolver.


Several characters use M1911A1 pistols during the movie. Among them are Enrique Carrasco (Lewis Collins), Government officers and the old commander of the rebels (Luciano Pigozzi) (he is never named). During the attack on the dam José (Thomas Danneberg) uses an M1911 with sound suppressor.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
Government officer (Hans Leutenegger) with his M1911A1 pistol. His soldiers are armed with M16A1 assault rifles.
The officer aims his pistol at the padre.
Enrique Carrasco (Lewis Collins) threatens a supposed spy with his pistol.
The old commander of the rebels with his pistol.
M1911A1 with removable suppressor - .45 ACP.
José (Thomas Danneberg) uses a suppressed pistol to kill the soldier.

Submachine guns


Maria (Cristina Donadio), several other rebels and some of the Government soldiers are armed with Uzi submachine guns.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm.
A soldier with Uzi.
Maria (Cristina Donadio) holds an Uzi.
A rebel with Uzi.
A close view on Uzi barrel.

M1A1 Thompson

Several of the rebels are armed with M1A1 Thompson SMGs.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A rebel with M1A1 Thomspon during the attack on the damb. His comrade is armed with M16A1.

M1928A1 Thompson

Several of the rebels are armed with M1928A1 Thompson SMGs.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP.
A rebel with Thomspon in ambush.
A sleeping rebel with his Thompson. A good view on the barrel.

M3 "Grease Gun"

Several of the rebels are armed with M3 SMGs.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP.
A rebel with M3 submachine gun. His comrade is armed with M16A1.
Another rebel fires his M3 submachine gun in the final scene.

Assault rifles


Several of the rebels are armed with M14 rifles.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO.
An M14 is seen in hands of one of the rebels during the scene in the hospital.
Another rebel with M14.
A rebel with M14 in the final scene.


Enrique Carrasco (Lewis Collins), his second-in-command, British mercenary Smithy (John Steiner), several of the rebels and most of Government soldiers are armed with M16A1 assault rifles. In the final scene Padre Julio (Manfred Lehmann) also takes M16 to protect his village. Note the round plungers on the M16A1 forward assists which are typical for the Philippine-made Elisco rifles.

M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm.
A soldier with M16A1 in the opening scene. Two 30-round magazines are jungle-taped.
A close view on the handguard of M16A1 in hands of a soldier.
Enrique Carrasco (Lewis Collins) fires his M16A1 with M203 grenade launcher.
Smithy (John Steiner) with his M16A1.
A rebel fires his M16A1.
Padre Julio (Manfred Lehmann) with M16 in hands in the final scene.

Unidentified M16 version

In the final scene Colonel Silveira (Klaus Kinski) is seen with an unidentified M16 version. It has a long flash hider similar to Colt Commando. The reciever and the flash hider are covered with camouflage wrapping so the shape of the rifle is unclear.

Silveira runs with his rifle. A flash hider covered with camouflage wrapping is seen.
Silveira fires at the rebels. He is constantly moving during the scene so there are no clear screenshots.
Silveira is running again. A camouflage wrapping over the reciever completly hides its shape.

Type 56

Several of the rebels are armed with milled receiver Norinco Type 56 assault rifles with removed "pig stickers".

Norinco Type 56, early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
A rebel with Type 56 assault rifle.
The same man in another scene.
A close view on Type 56.

Machine guns


M60 machine guns are used by Government troops and rebels.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO.
M60 is seen in the opening scene.
A Government soldier fires M60.
A rebel fires M60.
Enrique Carrasco (Lewis Collins) with M60 and Maria (Cristina Donadio) with M16A1.

M60D machine guns are mounted on helicopters.

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO.
M60D is mounted on the helicopter.
The door gunner fires M60D at the rebels.

Support weapon

M203 grenade launcher

M203 grenade launcher is mounted on Carrasco's (Lewis Collins) M16A1.

M203 40mm grenade launcher mounted on a M16A2 rifle (5.56x45mm).
A close view on the M203 grenade launcher.
Enrique Carrasco (Lewis Collins) fires a grenade.
Behind the Scenes Image: a close view on Collins' weapon. This image shows that the grenade launcher is real M203, not a Cobray Launcher.


Silveira's soldier uses a flamethrower to kill innocent villagers.

A soldier with the flamethrower.
A soldier fires the flamethrower.
Baloons can be seen.

A flamethrower is also mounted on one of Silveira's helicopters.

Commando Leopard-Flamethrower-4.jpg

Unidentified rocket launcher

Silveira's man uses a rocket launcher to destroy an airplane. This weapon can be a movie prop.

Silveira's man dressed as an airport serviceman fires his rocket launcher at the low-flying plane.

Other weapon

Hand grenade

The rebels use "pineapple" hand grenades (supposedly Mk 2) in several scenes.

Mk 2 training grenade.
Maria (Cristina Donadio) with a grenade in hand near the wounded José (Thomas Danneberg) during the scene in the hospital.
A closer view on the grenade.
Two grenades are seen on the belt of the rebel.


M24 Chaffee light tanks of Government troops.

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