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Heaven's Soldiers

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Heaven's Soldiers
Korean Movie Poster
Country South Korean flag.jpg South Korea
Directed by Joon-ki Min
Release Date 2005
Language Korean
Studio Sidus Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Park Jung-woo Hwang Jeong-min
General Kang Min-gi Kim Seung-woo
Sergeant Lee Hee-Choi Kim Byeong-chun
Kim Su-yeon Gong Hyo-jin

Heaven's Soldiers (Korean: 천군, Cheongun) is a 2005 South Korean science fiction action-comedy directed by Min Joon-ki.

The North and South Korean governments have secretly joined forces to create a nuclear warhead. But when the United Nations force the end of the project and demands the surrender of the weapon, the North Korean General Kang steals the bomb. A South Korean commando team is sent to stop him. During the battle, a total of eight soldiers from both sides inadvertently fall into a spatiotemporal rift that transports them to the year 1572, where the Joseon kingdom finds itself beset by invaders.

The following weapons were used in the film Heaven's Soldiers:



Beretta 92FS

General Kang carries an inaccurate Beretta 92FS as a North Korea officer, who would likely carry a more appropriate TT-33 or a Baekdusan CZ-75 clone. During the final battle, Major Park also uses it.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
General Kang fires his Beretta at a rider.
Major Park uses the pistol during the final battle.

Beretta 92SB

Major Park’s sidearm is a Beretta 92SB which is distinguishable by its rounded trigger guard.

Beretta Model 92SB - 9x19mm
Park aims his pistol at Kang’s head.
Heasol 92sb 2.jpg
Heasol 92sb 3.jpg

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Republic of Korea Army soldiers are armed with some Heckler & Koch MP5A3s during the chase on the river. Sergeant Lee fires one at Jurchen infantrymen.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
The SMG is on the ground, stock retracted.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Major Park's primary weapon is a MP5K with 15-round magazines.

Heckler & Koch MP5K with Navy trigger group and 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
Heasol MP5 1.jpg



ROKA soldiers primarily use the M4A1. Sergeant Lee uses it during the final battle and when it runs out of ammo, he uses it with a bayonet as a melee weapon.

Colt M4 carbine with 4 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
A radio operator with an M4A1 with ACOG sight.
A ROKA soldier during the standoff doesn’t see the incoming comet.
For an unknown reason, the top of the handguard is on the side.
During the final battle, the South Korean sergeant charges with a M4A1 fitted with a bayonet.


M16A2 rifles with old triangle handguards are fired by ROKA soldiers during the chase in modern times.

Colt M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
Colt M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
The soldier at the bow of the boat aims an M16A2
Good view of the receiver during the shootout.

Norinco Type 56

At the beginning of the movie, Korean People's Army soldiers are seen holding AK-74 rifles, but in a continuity error, they switch for Norinco Type 56s with synthetic furniture. General Kang uses a Type 56-2 at the end of the movie.

Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56, early milled receiver model with under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56-2 (side-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
General Kang aims his rifle at South Korean soldiers.
A North Korean soldier during the standoff.
Before going back in the present day, a private (Ma Dong-Seok) gives his rifle to his comrade who chosen to stay in the past.
General Kang's Norinco Type 56-2.
A Type 56 with the bayonet removed.


At the beginning of the movie, North Korean soldiers are seen holding AK-74 rifles, but in a continuity error, they all become the Norinco Type 56. The rifles are briefly seen.

Bulgarian manufactured AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
Heasol AK74 1.jpg


The movie ends with the beginning of the legendary Battle of Myeongnyang. Japanese sailors are armed with Tanegashima arquebuses.

Japanese "Tanegashima" matchlock arquebus.
Heasol petoire.jpg

Sniper Rifles

Heckler & Koch PSG-1

ROKA soldiers use the PSG-1 as their sniper rifle. It is briefly used by General Kang when he tries to kill a Jurchen commander. At the end, Major Park kills almost all the riders with the rifle.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1 with 20-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
General Kang shoots at a Jurchen commander but only manages to hit his sword.
Major Park kills several riders with the rifle; in this scene, the bipod is removed and the barrel seems to be longer.



South Korean soldiers are equipped with M67 hand grenades. A soldier throws one at hostile 16th century soldiers.

M67 fragmentation grenade with "jungle clip".
A Jurchen raider catches a live M67 grenade, just before being blown to pieces by the explosion.


RGD-5s are the grenades carried by the North Koreans. A Joseon official, who obviously doesn’t know what is it, removes and replaces the pin three times as torture, as he sees the modern soldiers panicking when he does it.

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The Joseon official finds the "steel ball".
The official asks what its purpose is.

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