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Operation Dumbo Drop
Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 Disney family film directed by Simon Wincer and tells the true story of the journey taken by several US servicemen to deliver an elephant to a friendly Montagnard tribe during the Vietnam War. The film's cast included Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary, and Doug E. Doug.
The following weapons were used in the film Operation Dumbo Drop:
Colt Model 715 with A1 Triangular Handguard
With the exception of Lt. David Poole (Denis Leary), all the US soldiers in the film appear to be armed with Colt Model 715s built up as M16A1s with A1-style triangular handguards. The ARVN Soldiers and C-123 airmen also utilize the Colt Model 715. They are fitted with A1-style buttstocks, pistol grips, A1 birdcage flash hiders, handguards and forward assists.
Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II
At one point, the rifle carried by Harvey Ashford (Doug E. Doug) changes from a Colt Model 715 to a different rifle, possibly a Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II. This rifle has triangular handguards, an A1 style pistol grip, and possibly an A1 style buttstock. The barrel is not visible though, so the rifle can't be thoroughly identified.
Norinco Type 56
The Norinco Type 56 is used by all NVA soldiers in the film. Some of them are also fitted with AKM-style slant compensators.
When the NVA spies jump everyone in the city, one of them is armed with a Tokarev TT-33.
Lt. David Poole (Denis Leary) and Capt. T.C. Doyle (Ray Liotta) carry Browning Hi-Power pistols as sidearms instead of the standard issue M1911A1.
M60 Machine Gun
The M60 machine gun is briefly seen in a US pillbox guarding the base.
M60D Machine Gun
The M60D machine gun can be seen door-mounted on all UH-1 Huey helicopters in the film.
DShK Heavy Machine Gun
The NVA use a DShK heavy machine gun with anti-aircraft sights to shoot the C-123 carrying the elephant and the servicemen. The machine gun crew then aim the weapon at the US soldiers as they bail out, but are not allowed to fire on them.
M26 Hand Grenade
The M26 hand grenade is worn by several US soldiers in the film and one is used to scare Spc. Ashford (Doug E. Doug) out of his Hooch.
M18 Smoke Grenade
Several M18 Smoke Grenade are worn on Spc. Farley's radio pack.
M18 Recoilless Rifle
In the prologue, there is a standoff between an NVA mortar crew and US Army troops manning on an M18 Recoilless Rifle mounted on an M151 MUTT.
In the prologue, there is a NVA mortar crew operating what appears to be an M2 Mortar.
M197 Vulcans can be seen on AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters.
SKS Bandolier Goof
A continuity error shows NVA soldiers carrying chest rigs with pouches meant for SKS stripper clips instead of AK-style mags.