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Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

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Invasion U.S.A. (1985) Note that in the movie poster, the micro Uzis appear to have been enlarged by the artist.

Invasion U.S.A. is a 1985 action film starring Chuck Norris as a former CIA operative and the only man who can stop a terrorist invasion of the continental United States. While there was a 1952 film of the same name, the only common elements were an invasion on American soil by Soviet/Communist commandos using conventional weapons and the attempts by brave Americans to fight them off. The Georgia Army National Guard provided a massive amount of assistance to the production, which included several UH-1 gunships, M60 tanks, M113 APC's, and numerous soldiers.

The following weapons were used in the film Invasion U.S.A. (1985):


Submachine Guns

Uzi Pistol

Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) carries dual Uzi Pistols in a custom DeSantis shoulder rig while engaging the terrorists.

IMI Uzi Pistol with 25-round magazine - 9x19mm
Promo image of Chuck Norris with the dual Uzi pistols. Note that the Uzi pistols were enlarged for the movie poster.
Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) fires his dual Uzi pistols.
Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) opens fire with dual Uzi pistols.
Matt Hunter with his dual Uzi pistols.
After Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) runs out of ammo, he lays down the Uzi pistols and picks up another weapon.


The full size Uzi is also used by terrorists.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Koyo (James Pax), disguised as a Coast Guard officer, opens fire with the Uzi.
The terrorist in the black shirt and sunglasses holds the Uzi


Another weapon used by terrorists is the suppressed MAC-10.

Ingram MAC 10 with a suppressor - .45acp

A communist terrorist tries to reach for his suppressed MAC-10, with bad results.

Smith & Wesson M76 Submachine Gun

The Smith & Wesson M76 is used by terrorists.

Smith & Wesson M76 - 9x19mm
Nikko (Alexander Zale) on an airboat at right with the M76.
Terrorist at left with the M76.
Terrorist waits for Matt while armed with the Smith & Wesson M76.

Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun

Terrorists also are armed with the Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun, notably during the mall chase.

Carl Gustav M/45 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Terrorist armed with the Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun in the mall shootout.

MP40 submachine gun

One terrorist armed with the MP40 submachine gun in the final assault.

MP40 - 9x19mm
On the left, one terrorist armed with the MP40 submachine gun in the final assault.


M16A1 Rifle Colt Model 603

The M16A1 rifle is used by US Army and National Guard soldiers and terrorists.

M16A1 - 5.56mm
Guards armed with rifles in the flashback.
US troops with their M16 rifles. Note that this shot has been flipped horizontally, since the visible "right" side of the receiver is actually the controls on the left side.
US troops emerge armed with their rifles. The production received a good deal of cooperation from the Georgia National Guard, who provided equipment and personnel. Note that the second soldier from the right is wearing a PASGT helmet, which had only just entered service with the U.S. military at the time of filming. This is likely the first-ever cinema appearance of PASGT gear.
M16s are carried by US troops.

MGC Replica M16 rifle

Some of the terrorists in the final battle are seen with MGC M16 Replica rifles.

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television
The terrorist with the red beret holds the MGC replica.


Carried by Terrorists

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
The rifle in the background on the right.

Ruger AC556

Another weapon carried by Terrorists is the Ruger AC556.

Ruger AC556 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
The Ruger carried by terrorist in front.

Gewehr 98

Interestingly enough, it appears that one terrorist in the mass crowd scene is carrying a bolt action Gewehr 98!

Mauser Gewehr 1898 Rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Seen on the right is the rifle.
Seen in the back is the rifle.

Valmet M76F/RK62 assault rifle

The Valmet M76F rifle is used by terrorists in the film. Seen in the airboat assault on Matt's home as well as by the terrorists disguised as Coast Guard.

A Valmet M76F with side folding tubular stock - 5.56x45mm
Terrorist on an airboat at the bottom with the Valmet. Note how the shooter has the fire selector set to "safe" in this screengrab.


M1911A1 Pistol

In a flashback, Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) holds an M1911A1 on Rostov. The pistol also is seen in holsters of U.S. ARMY and National Guard troops. One with a scope is also seen used by Nikko (Alexander Zale), Rostov's right hand man, disguised as a National Guard soldier. This appears to be the same pistol later used in Popeye Doyle.

M1911A1 - .45 ACP
In a flashback, Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) holds an M1911A1 on Rostov.
One with a scope is also seen used by Nikko (Alexander Zale). This appears to be the same pistol later used in Popeye Doyle.
Nikko (Alexander Zale) holds his scoped M1911A1.

Heckler & Koch P9S

Rostov is seen taking a Heckler & Koch P9S.

Heckler & Koch P9S, post 1973 model with hooked trigger guard - 9x19mm
Rostov (Richard Lynch) is seen taking a Heckler & Koch P9S.

Machine Guns

M60 Machine Gun

The M60 is seen mounted on military vehicles and static post mounts. At one point, a soldier fires the machine gun "free-handed".

M60 Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
On the right, the M60 is seen.
M60 in upper right.
A US soldier opens fire with a jeep-mounted M60.
Soldier fires the M60.
Another soldier fires the M60 freehand!


M60D machine guns are mounted on the UH-1 helicopters.

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Mounted on the UH-1 Huey helicopters are M60C machine guns

M60C machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
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IUSA 16.jpg

Browning M2

The Browning M2 is mounted on M60 tanks and Armored Personnel Carriers (provided by the Georgia Army National Guard) as the US military engages the terrorists.

Browning M2 - .50 BMG
On the right, a Browning M2 is seen mounted on an APC. Visible in the turrets of the M60 tanks provided by the real National Guard are GE M85 machine guns.
On the right, the Browning is mounted on an APC.
The APC in front.

General Electric M85

The General Electric M85 heavy machine gun is seen mounted on turrets of M60 tanks.

M85 heavy machine gun .50 BMG
The General Electric M65 is mounted in the turret of the M60 tank.
The General Electric M65 mounted in the turrets of the M60 tanks. These were authentic weapons from the National Guard.
The M60 tanks.


Ithaca 37

Terrorists disguised as Miami police are armed with pistol-gripped Ithaca 37 shotguns.

Ithaca 37 with pistol grip - 12 Gauge
Terrorists disguised as Miami police are armed with Ithaca 37 shotguns.

High Standard Model 10B Shotgun

During the final assaults, one of the terrorists is armed with a High Standard Model 10B Shotgun.

High Standard 10B Shotgun - 12 Gauge
The shotgun is carried on the right.

12 gauge double barreled Shotgun

A civilian is seen holding a 12 gauge double barreled shotgun (side by side) while protecting a family that is evacuating.

Baikal hammerless side by side shotgun 12 Gauge
A civilian is seen holding a 12 gauge double barreled shotgun (side by side) while protecting a family that is evacuating.


M203 Grenade Launcher

A few soldiers are seen with M203 grenade launchers attached to their M16A1 rifles.

M203 grenade launcher 40mm
M203 seen in the center.


The M72 LAW is used throughout the film. In a flashback, Rostov prepares to use the LAW before being thwarted. Also used twice by Hunter during the final battle. Hunter first used one to destroy Rostov's helicopter and then when Hunter took it from a terrorist he killed and uses it against Rostov. Also used by US Army and National Guard troops during the final assault.

M72 LAW - 66mm
Hunter prepares to use the LAW to destroy Rostov's helicopter.
Hunter prepares to use the LAW during the film's climax.
"It's time",Hunter fires the Law.
US captain fires the LAW.

Custom Under-Barrel "Grenade" launcher

Mounted under both M16A1s and M16/SP1 slab sided rifles is an unusual custom 'grenade launcher'. Seen used by the terrorist throughout the film. In the final battle one is used by Rostov (Richard Lynch) on a slab sided SP1 rifle with a three prong flash hider. Another is used by Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) on an M16A1 rifle with a birdcage flash hider. It is a simple tube that is attached to the barrel (via cutting holes in the A1 style handguards) and has a pistol frame grip to hold onto. The pistol grip can clearly be seen in the final scenes to be that of a Walther P-38, and the weapon may have been modeled after the XM148 grenade launcher

Rostov (Richard Lynch) carries the M16A1 with the custom launcher during the final assault.
Sideview of the launcher.
The underside of the launcher is seen with the pistol grip of a Walther P38 clearly seen.
Matt with the custom weapon.

Fictional Rocket Launcher Type 1

Mikal Rostov (Richard Lynch) uses a fictional mocked up launcher designed to slightly resemble an SA-7 Grail (Streyla) or Armbrust missile launcher, except he uses it in a direct fire role and he fires it multiple times without reloading.

Rostov's henchman Nikko begins to aim but Rostov stops him and takes the launcher for himself.
Rostov about to be used the launcher.
The mockup launcher after used by Rostov.
Rostov holds the launcher.

Fictional Rocket Launcher Type 2

During the attack on the Central Command Center in Atlanta, Rostov picks up and uses a launcher that is very similar to the previous one, but not exactly the same. It has specific design differences. This could be the secondary mockup, since this one does not fire, whereas the slightly different one before is set up to fire pyrotechnical charges.

Rostov hears something while carrying the faux launcher.
Rostov with the launcher.

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