Saving Jessica Lynch
Saving Jessica Lynch is a 2003 Iraq War television film directed by Peter Markle (BAT*21). Based on the true story of the events surrounding the ambush and capture of Private Jessica Lynch (Laura Regan) by insurgent forces when her convoy was attacked during the initial days of the US invasion on March 23, 2003, as well as her time in Iraqi captivity and eventual rescue by US Special Forces. The film aired on NBC on November 9, 2003 (less than eight months after the actual incident) and was one of the first to depict the Iraq War in a dramatic film.
The following weapons were used in the film Saving Jessica Lynch:
Colt M16A1 (A2 handguards)
The M16A1 with A2-style handguards is used by the majority of the American forces, including PFC Jessica Lynch (Laura Regan). It is easy to noticed that these are M16A1 rifles by the brass deflectors and elevation-adjustable rear sights, older forward assists, and the obvious fully automatic firing mode.
Colt M4A1 Carbine
The M4A1 is used by few Marines and US Navy SEALs, fitted with RIS foregrips, Aimpoint sights, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scopes, laser designators and tactical flashlights.
A Ruger Mini-14 with folding stock and shortened barrel is used by one of the insurgent leaders when executing civilians and ex-Iraqi army soldiers.
The AK-47 is used by both Iraqi soldiers and insurgents.
The AKMS variant is used by many Iraqi insurgents.
M60 Machine Gun
Few M60s can be seen mounted on light assault vehicles and used by the Iraqi insurgents.
M60D Machine Gun
M60D machine guns are mounted on the Black Hawk helicopters who brought the rescue team for PFC Jessica Lynch and the other American POWs.
Type 69 RPG
A Type 69 RPGs can be seen twice fired on the U.S. convoy when it enters the city of Nasiriyah.
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
The Browning M2HB is only seen in the beginning of the film, mounted on M1 Abrams tank but never been fired.