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Flying Leathernecks

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Flying Leathernecks (1951)

The following weapons were used in the film Flying Leathernecks:


M1 Garand

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.

Springfield M1903

Some of the Marines use M1903 Springfield rifles.

Springfield M1903 Transitional (pre-WWII) issue - .30-06.
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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 is visible.
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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.
Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby (John Wayne) appears to carry a Colt New Service revolver.

Colt M1911A1

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
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Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

Marines use the Browning M1919A4 machine gun.

Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06
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Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB machine gun is seen mounted in a Marine machine gun nest.

Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG
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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
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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
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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.


M2 Flamethrower

The M2 Flamethrower is briefly seen used by US Marines.

M2-2 Flamethrower
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