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Strike Back - Season 1

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Chris Ryan's Strike Back - Season 1 (2010)

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Strike Back:


SIG-Sauer P226

The West German SIG-Sauer P226 is used by Sergeant John Porter (Richard Armitage) and his United Kingdom Special Forces team mates as their sidearms while in Iraq in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and again 7 years later in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02). Later, Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) uses a P226 in "Afghanistan: Part Two" (S01E06), giving it to Porter while the two are fighting off a militant attack on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Porter holds an Iraqi insurgent hostage with a P226 in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).
Porter lowers his P226 after encountering children at an orphanage in "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04).
Collinson checks his P226 before meeting with Porter in "Afghanistan: Part Two" (S01E06).
Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) holds his P226 in "Afghanistan: Part Two" (S01E06).
Collinson fires the P226 in "Afghanistan: Part Two" (S01E06).

Glock 17

While working as a security guard at Section 20, John Porter is seen disassembling a 3rd Generation Glock 17 in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). In "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02), Lieutenant Layla Thompson (Jodhi May carries a Glock 17 while assisting a UKSF rescue team. In "Afganistan: Part One" (S01E05), Porter is later seizes another Glock 17 (this one an older 2nd Generation model) from a soldier and uses it while helping Gerald Baxter escape from American custody.

Glock 17 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
Racking the slide of the Glock 17 in Episode 1.
Glock 17 (2nd Generation) -9x19mm
Porter after firing the Glock 17 at an American soldier in Episode 5.

Tokarev TT-33

Hakim Al-Naseri (Dhaffer L'Abidine) threatens Porter with a Tokarev TT-33 after he is captured by Iraqi insurgents in Episode 2. Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) also briefly points a TT-33 at Porter during Episode 5.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
Al-Naseri threatens Porter with the Tokarev. (Episode 2)
Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) aims the TT-33 at Porter in Episode 5.

Vektor Z88

Due to the series' production in South Africa, the Vektor Z88, the South African copy of the Beretta 92FS, appears to be the handgun used throughout in lieu of the Beretta, first carried by Massoud (Nabil Elouahabi) before being taken away by Porter in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and most notably by various Zimbabwean security personnel, including Colonel Tshuma (David Harewood).

Vektor Z88 9mm.
A bodyguard draws his Vektor Z88 during an assassination attempt in Episode 3.
Colonel Tshuma (David Harewood) holds the Vektor Z88 as he detains Felix Masuku after an assassination attempt on Robert Mugabe in Episode 3.
Colonel Tshuma (David Harewood) fires his Vektor Z88 in Episode 4.

Colt Officers M1991A1 Series 80

An Colt Officers M1991 A1 Series 80 is seen in Episode 4.

Colt Compact M1991A1 - .45 ACP - the Colt Compact is the Parkerized version of the Colt Officer's ACP
The Colt Officer is drawn on Collinson by a rogue MI6 Agent in Episode 4.
The Colt is aimed at Collinson in Episode 4.


Astra 680

An Astra 680 revolver can be seen in Episode 6, when Sharq (Alexander Siddig) forces Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) to play Russian Roulette, first loading one round, then a second after the chamber clicks empty. Porter eventually convinces Baxter to leave with him and they use the revolver to escape.

Astra 680 - .38 Special
An Astra 680 is seen in the case in Episode 6.
Sharq (Alexander Siddig) loads up the revolver in Episode 6.
Loading one round in the revolver in Episode 6.
Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) holds the revolver in Episode 6.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5KN

Porter is armed with what appears to be a Heckler & Koch MP5KN submachine gun with a red dot sight and suppressor in "Iraq: Part One (S01E01) and fires it at Iraqi insurgents in "Iraq: Part Two (S01E02). It should be noted that this was an airsoft replica, as is later revealed when he shows that the magazine is empty at the shootout in the desert, just before his extraction.

Heckler & Koch MP5KN - 9x19mm
Porter searches an apartment with his MP5KN near the end of "Iraq: Part One (S01E01).
The MP5KN is pointed at a surprised Massoud (Nabil Elouahabi) in "Iraq: Part One (S01E01).)
Porter returns fire with the MP5KN in "Iraq: Part Two (S01E02.


Remington 870 (Sawn Off)

A customised short barreled Remington Model 870 with a synthetic pump is seen on the weapons table for the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldiers in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), which is then carried and used by one of John Porter's men. A UKSF operator carries a short barrelled Remington 870 to breach a door during a rescue mission 7 years later in the same episode.

Sawned-off Remington Model 870 - 12 gauge
Short Remington 870 as used in Ghost in the Shell (2017). For reference to the other shotgun used by Porter's men with the exception of a different pistol grip
The UKSF weapons table shows two short barrelled shotguns with pistol grips are seen on the weapons table before the rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). The Remington Model 870 is seen behind the Hawk 97-1 and appears to have a sawn off pistol grip to accommodate a tactical sling and compactness.
A UKSF soldier breaches a door with a compact Remington 870 in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01).

Hawk 97-1

United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldiers are seen readying up a Hawk 97-1 with a shorty 12.5" barreled, front blade sight, 6 shot side shell saddle and Pachmyer pistol grip in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), with Steve Andrews (Craig Hawks) using the shotgun to breach a door. This shotgun may be trying to stand in for the Remington Model 870 as the British designated L74A1 or may have been selected for plausible deniability because of it's Chinese origin.

QiqiHar Hawk 97-1 12.5" combat shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Short-barreled Remington 870 with pistol grip, for comparison - 12 gauge
Two short barrelled Remington shotguns with pistol grips are seen on the weapons table before the rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). The shotgun with the shell saddle and Pachmayr pistol grip is actually a Hawk 97-1 as distinguished by the rounded pump handle and Mossberg like front blade sight which is used by Steve Andrews (Craig Hawks) during the rescue mission.

Assault Rifles

Colt M4A1

The M4A1 carbine is used by John Porter (Richard Armitage), United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldiers, United States Marines and American forces throughout the series, with a variety of different sights such as Aimpoint CompM2s and/or Trijicon TA31 ACOG scopes and attachments on KAC quad railed handguards while some M4s have the rounded A2 handguards. It should be noted that, in reality, the UKSF and SAS use the Canadian-made C8 carbine, not the US-made M4, however in the case of the rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), the use of M4s by the United Kingdom Special Forces may possibly be for plausible deniability. A UKSF operator is seen armed with a M4A1 with a M203A1 grenade launcher in the same episode as the latter and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02). During re-training with Section 20, John Porter uses a green painted M4A1 carbine in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and later again in "Zimbabwe: Part One" (S01E03), where Porter retrieves from his DPM rucksack pack a similar (or likely the same carbine) painted M4A1 to replace his AK rifle to use up to "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04) before leaving it to jump off into a creek.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
John Porter (Richard Armitage) holds an M4A1 fitted with an AN/PVS-14 night sight in the prologue to Episode 1. Note the weaponlight attached under the barrel. Before the mission, Porter was chamber inspecting a M4A1 with a Trijicon TA31 ACOG scope before the sight changes to the AN/PVS-14 night sight actually used in the mission, possibly a continuity error in that scene.
In "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), Steve Andrews (Craig Hawks) and one of Porter's teammates return fire at Iraqi soldiers with their M4A1 carbines fitted with Aimpoint CompM2 and Trijicon TA31 ACOG scopes.
Porter with his M4A1 painted in a woodland camouflage scheme during training in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). This M4A1 in particular has a A1 teardrop forward assist button instead of the A2 rounded button.
A U.S. Marine is armed with a desert painted M4A1 as he dives for cover in "Afghanistan: Part One" (S01E05).
In "Afghanistan: Part One" (S01E05), another U.S Marine fires his M4A1 with an ACOG sight and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator.

Colt M16A2

A M16A2 rifle is seen being inspected by a United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldier before the rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), however it wasn't actually used in the mission. A M16A2 is seen next to Lieutenant Layla Thompson (Jodhi May) in a U.S. Marine base in Basra in the same episode. Compared to the M4A1, the M16A2 was actually used by the UKSF in real life.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).


Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) is briefly seen with a L85A2 in the prologue of "Iraq: Part One" (S1E01), before Porter gives him a Heckler & Koch G3KA4 to use during a hostage rescue mission in Basra.

L85A2 - 5.56mm
In the prologue of ""Iraq: Part One" (S1E01), Porter (Richard Armitage) takes Collinson's (Andrew Lincoln) L85A2 away from him, giving him the G3KA4 to use instead. Porter also gives Collinson a PASGT helmet with US 3 color desert camouflage cover to replace his Mk6 DDPM camouflage helmet and rips off his Parachutist Badge jump wings patch, most likely to denounce any involvement of UK forces.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Porter carries a Heckler & Koch G36C with a red dot sight and suppressor during Episode 5.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
Porter escorts Baxter to the extraction zone during Episode 5.
Porter with the G36C during Episode 5.


The AKMS is used throughout the series by enemies, including Iraqi Republican Guard and Sword of Islam insurgents in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02), Zimbabwean soldiers in episodes 3 and 4, and Afghan militants in episodes 5 and 6. Porter also uses captured AKMS rifles on several occasions while escaping enemy confinement.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
An Iraqi insurgent disguised as a Iraqi Police officer aims an AKMS in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01).
Felix Masuku (Shaun Parkes) aims an AKMS in Episode 3.
Porter fires the AKMS at Zimbabwean soldiers in Episode 4.
A Taliban militant fires an AKMS in Episode 5.
Porter holds an AKMS in Episode 6.

Norinco Type 56

A majority of Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers carry Norinco Type 56 rifles in the later moments of the UKSF rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). Some Sword of Islam insurgents also carry NT56 rifles in the same episode as the latter and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).

Norinco Type 56 (Imported into the US as the Norinco AKS-47 or AKS-47 Sporter) - 7.62x39mm

Norinco Type 56-1

Some Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers carry Norinco Type 56-1 rifles in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). Sword of Islam insurgents also carry NT56-1 rifles in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).

Norinco Type 56-1 7.62x39mm

Norinco Type 84

A Iraqi Republican Guard soldier carries a Norinco Type 84 during the helicopter roof extraction in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). Iraqi insurgents Sword of Islam use Norinco Type 84 rifles in the same episode as the latter and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).

Norinco Type 84S - 5.56x45mm
In "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), a Sword of Islam insurgent disguised as an Iraqi Police officer carries the Norinco Type 84 slung as he kidnaps reporter Katie Dartmouth.

Norinco Type 84-2

Iraqi insurgents Sword of Islam use Norinco Type 84-2 rifles in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).

Norinco Type 84S-2 with right-folded stock - 5.56x45mm
On the left, As'ad (Fenar Mohammed-Ali) disguised as an Iraqi Police officer points his side-folding Norinco Type 84-2 at Katie Dartmouth in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01).
A Sword of Islam militant has the Type 84-2 rifle slung while handling Dartmouth in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01).

Vektor R5

South African soldiers led by Collinson are armed with Vektor R5 rifles in Episode 4.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Collinson holds the R5 while directing the South African soldiers in Episode 4.

Vektor R5 (Modified to resemble AK-47/AKM)

Another weapon commonly seen in the hands of enemies are Vektor R5 rifles modified to resemble the AK-47, as distinguished by their angled receivers and Galil-style 5.56mm magazines. These rifles are likely the same as the ones seen in District 9 since armorer Olly Steele worked on both projects.

Polytech Legend AK-47 - 7.62x43mm
Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Porter points the faux AK-47 at Masuku during an argument in Episode 4. Note the Valmet-style angled receiver that distinguishes the weapon as a R5 rather than a genuine Kalashnikov.
Masuku holds the rifle in Episode 4.
Colonel Tshumba fires a faux AK-47 while attacking Porter and Masuku's hideout in Episode 4.

Battle Rifles

Vektor R1

A Vektor R1 rifle is seen carried by a Tsotsi bandit in Zimbabwe before its taken by Porter then is used by Porter in "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04). This is an early model R1 which uses the fibreglass handguard with metal ferrule and wooden stock and because filming took place in South Africa, the use and access of the R1 makes sense.

Vektor R1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Porter picks up a Vektor R1 taken from a group of criminals who tried to attack an orphanage in "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04).
Porter runs across a bridge with the Vektor R1 rifle in hand in "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04).
Porter fires the R1 at the Elite Guard in "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04).

Heckler & Koch G3KA4

Collinson uses a Heckler & Koch G3KA4 during the prologue in Episode 1 (S1E01). The rifle is equipped with a red dot sight and a tactical weaponlight. The weapon is erroneously referred to as a "Heckler & Koch UMP" in Episode 6, despite the G3 differing in both appearance and caliber from the UMP.

Heckler & Koch G3KA4 7.62x51mm NATO
Collinson disembarks from a helicopter with the G3KA4 in hand in Episode 1 (S1E01).
Collinson handling the G3KA4 during the breach in Episode 1 (S1E01).
In Episode 6 (S1E06), Highlight for Spoilers: A flashback shows Collinson accidentally shooting Porter's SAS teammates during the extraction from Basra.

Sniper Rifles

Truvelo Armory CMS Sniper Rifle

A bolt-action Truvelo CMS Sniper Rifle is used by Felix Masuku during an assassination attempt on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Episode 4.

Truvelo Armoury CMS Sniper Rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Masuku assembles the sniper rifle in Episode 4.
Masuku prepares to fire in Episode 4.

Remington 700

In Episode 6, a US Marine sniper uses a Remington 700 to track Porter after he is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Remington 700 BDL rifle with no iron sights and scope (current production) - .308 Winchester
In Episode 6, a US Marine sniper adjusts the scope of his rifle.
In Episode 6, a US Marine sniper holds the rifle.

Machine Guns


Taliban fighters use an FN MAG machine gun while attacking American Marines in Episode 5. In Episode 6, Porter uses a FN MAG to fend off militants that attack him and Collinson on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Taliban fighters fire a tripod-mounted FN MAG in Episode 5.
Firing the FN MAG in Episode 5.
Porter fires a FN MAG modified to resemble a L7A2 GPMG in Episode 6.
A close up of the FN MAG's receiver in Episode 6.



The RPG-7 is seen in the hands of Zimbabwean soldiers in Episode 2 and Afghan militants in Episode 6.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A Zimbabwean soldier advances with a RPG-7 in Episode 2.
A Taliban fighter holds the RPG-7 in Episode 6.

M26 Hand Grenade

M26 Hand Grenades are used throughout Season 1.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
Oxygen tanks are booby-trapped with grenades in Episode 4.
Collinson holds the grenade in Episode 6.

M203A1 Grenade Launcher

The M203A1 grenade launcher is seen on M4A1 carbines carried by United Kingdom Special Forces operators in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).

Knight's Armament Company M203A1 - 40x46mm

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