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Midway is a 2019 World War II film directed by Roland Emmerich that follows the events leading up to the Battle of Midway in 1942, where the US Navy attempted to prevent the ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy from taking over the strategic air station on Midway island in the Pacific. The events of this battle had previously been chronicled in the similarly-named 1976 film. The cast includes Ed Skrein, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Patrick Wilson, Tadanobu Asano, Etsushi Toyokawa, Nick Jonas, and Dennis Quaid.
The following weapons were used in the film Midway:
U.S. pilots and officers can be seen with holstered Colt M1911A1 pistols.
A Mauser C96 can be seen in the holster of the Chinese Major (Philip Fu-Kang Wang) of the Guerrilla fighters.
United States Marines on Midway island can be seen with M1903 Springfield bolt-action rifles.
Arisaka Type 2
Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper Takedown rifles are used by Japanese soldiers.
The Karabiner 98k is seen in the hands of Chinese Guerrilla fighters. Some of them are equipped with late war welded barrel bands.
Browning M2 Water Cooled
What appears to be a water-cooled version of the Browning M2HB machine gun is seen also.
Type 93 Heavy Machine Gun
Two Type 93 Heavy Machine Gun can briefly seen onboard the Agaki and Hiryu.
Aircraft Machine Guns
Browning M2 Aircraft Heavy Machine Gun
The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine gun appears in the film as the primary armament of the B-25 Mitchell bombers commanded by Col. James Doolittle (Aaron Eckhart).
Browning AN/M2 machine guns are mounted as defensive guns on American carrier planes. The TBD Devestator torpedo planes have a single rear gun, while SBD Dauntless dive-bombers have twins.
Type 92 Light Machine Gun
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese D3A "Val" dive bombers and B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers can be seen with Type 92 light machine guns, a Japanese copy of the Lewis Gun, for the tail gunners.
Type 97 Aircraft
Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters are armed with Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gunss.
Type 99 Cannon
Japanese "Zero" fighters are also armed with Type 99 cannons mounted in the wings.
1.1"/75 caliber gun
US sailors can be seen with a 1.1"/75 caliber gun on the USS Enterprise.
Oerlikon 20mm Cannon
US Navy ships at Pearl Harbor are also armed with Oerlikon 20mm Cannons. These are anachronistic for the period, not being adopted by the Navy until mid-1942. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack the Navy's primary light antiaircraft gun would have been the water-cooled version of the Browning M2 heavy machine gun.
Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun
Japanese ships like the aircraft carries Agaki and Hiryu are armed with twin mounted Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Guns.
Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval guns are also mounted on Japanese ships.