The following weapons were used in the film Flying Leathernecks:
The M1 Garand is seen in the hands of US Marines.
M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
A Marine at the right armed with the Garand.
Some of the Marines use M1903 Springfield rifles.
Springfield M1903 Transitional (pre-WWII) issue - .30-06.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
The Mauser Gewehr 1898 is used by Japanese soldiers standing for correct Arisaka Rifles that were one of the main battle rifles used by the Japanese Army in the Pacific theater.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Japanese soldier aiming his Gewehr. The Lange Visier
Colt New Service
The Colt New Service revolver is seen carried by Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby (John Wayne).
Model 1909 Colt Army Revolver - .45 LC. This model is stamped "Property of U.S. Government" under barrel and "M1909" on front bottom of grip strap. Grips not original - US issue bore plain uncheckered walnut.
The other sidearm carried by the Marine pilots is the Colt M1911A1.
World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Lt. Vern "Cowboy" Blithe (Don Taylor
) fires his pistol.
Nambu Type 14
Japanese officers are seen carrying the Nambu Type 14 Pistol.
Nambu Type 14 8x22mm Nambu
Marines use the Browning M1919A4 machine gun.
Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06
The Browning M2HB machine gun is seen mounted in a Marine machine gun nest.
Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG
Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun
Japanese forces are also seen engaging the Marines with Type 92 heavy machine guns.
Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm
Type 96 Light Machine Gun
Japanese forces are seen firing the Type 96 light machine gun.
Type 96 Light Machine Gun (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Airplane Machine Guns
Browning M2 Aircraft
The Browning M2 Aircraft appears as the primary armament of the Marines' fighter planes.
Browning M2 Aircraft .50 BMG
The F6F "Hellcat" flown by Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby (John Wayne
) is armed with the three machine guns mounted in the wing.
Japanese machine guns
The Japanese planes in the film are armed with six machine guns, three mounted on each wing. In reality, the Japanese in World War II never had any fighters with six machine guns in the wings, so these guns are likely mockups/acetylene gas guns.
Three machine guns are mounted in the Japanese fighter plane. In reality, the Japanese never had planes with this kind of armament.
The M2 Flamethrower is briefly seen used by US Marines.