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UK DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg UK
Language English
Channel BBC
Creator Len Deighton
Genre Detective
Broadcast 2017
No. of Episodes 5
Main Cast
Character Actor
Detective Chief Superintendent Douglas Archer Sam Riley
Barbara Barga Kate Bosworth
Colonel George Mayhew Jason Flemyng
Daniel Hopkiss Trevor White
Standartenführer Oskar Huth Lars Eidinger
Gruppenführer Fritz Kellermann Rainer Bock
Detective Sergeant Harry Woods James Cosmo

SS-GB is a 2017 British drama series produced for the BBC and is based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Len Deighton (The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, Billion Dollar Brain). The show is set in an alternative 1941 where the Nazis occupy the British Isles following the success of the invasion of England.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries SS-GB:


Walther P38

A Walther P38 is used by Schutzstaffel officers as their sidearm.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm.
A SS officer executes a female civilian for trying to flee an inspection in the fourth episode.
Dr. Oskar Huth (Lars Eidinger) has his P38 on a table in the fifth episode.


Webley Mark IV

A Webley .38 Mk IV is used by a resistance fighter (Jonathan Harden) in the first episode. It's also used by Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) of the Metropolitan Police Service as his sidearm.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
A resistance fighter opens fire during an assassination mission in the 1st episode.
DS Archer inspects a deserted apartment.
Archer opens his desk drawer to pick up his revolver in the fourth episode. You can see the Webley name on the grip.
The Mark IV opened to inspect the loaded chamber.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

A M1928A1 Thompson is seen loaded in the fourth episode by Daniel Hopkiss (Trevor White), which he later uses during the raid on Bringle Sands.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
The Thompson being loaded into a bag in the fourth episode.
Daniel with the Thompson during the raid in the fifth episode.


The MP40 is used by Wehrmarcht Heer and SS forces.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
One of the SS soldiers at attention with the MP40 in the 2nd episode.
A SS soldier keeps an eye on detainees inside the East Liverpool Detention Centre in the fourth episode.
A Heer soldier checks on Archer's car in the fifth episode.


Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is used by Wehrmarcht Heer and Schutzstaffel forces.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Wehrmarcht Heer soldiers stop a man to search his identity papers in the OP sequence.
Heer soldiers on guard duty in the 1st episode in downtown London in the first episode.
Heer soldiers in a checkpoint.
Heer soldiers on guard duty during a ceremony in the third episode's OP sequence.
SS troops on guard duty in a cemetery in the third episode.
A SS firing squad lines up in the fifth episode.
Closeup of the 98k's bolt and ejection port.

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE)

A Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) is used throughout the fifth episode by DS Archer (Sam Riley) after disarming a turncoat and by British resistance fighters.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III - .303 British
Daniel (Michael Shaffer) hands the SMLE to his brother in the fifth episode.
Archer smacks the rifle butt on Daniel's face after a fight starts.
Archer works the bolt while running after the other turncoat.
Closeup of the SMLE as Archer aims the iron sights.
Rear side of the SMLE.
Archer walks with Harry Woods.
British resistance fighters secure a meeting point.
Archer takes cover during a firefight.

Machine Guns

Browning .303 Mk II*

Browning .303 Mk II* are seen with Supermarine Spitfires in the opening sequence.

Browning .303 Mk II* - .303 British
Royal Air Force Spitfires engages incoming Messerschmitt Bf 109Es in the OP sequence.

MG15 machine gun

MG15 machine guns are seen with Dornier Do 17s in the opening sequence.

MG15 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Luffwaffe Dornier Do 17s approach British airspace in the OP sequence.

MG17 machine gun

MG17 machine guns are seen with Messerschmitt Bf 109Es in the opening sequence.

MG17 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Luffwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109Es approach British airspace in the OP sequence.

MG 34 Panzerlauf

The MG 34 Panzerlauf is seen mounted on a Wehrmacht Leichter Panzerspähwagen in the 2nd episode. It also appears to be on a Kubelwagen in the fifth episode.

MG 34 Panzerlauf - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Leichter Panzerspähwagen on a security patrol in the second episode.
SS soldiers open fire on DS Archer in the fifth episode.

MG FF cannon

MG FF cannons are seen with Messerschmitt Bf 109Es in the opening sequence.

MG FF cannon - 20 x 80mm
Luffwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109Es approach British airspace in the OP sequence.

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