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Talk:The Eagle Has Landed

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M 9 "Bazooka"

They looked a lot like the German panxershreck to me. Any one ellse see the movie? Mandolin 02:23, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Those were M9s based on the sight and the launching mechanism. The Panzerschrek also has a blast shield around the sighting area which were "iron" sights whereas the M9 had a crude optical sight. Also you do see the 3.5" rounds used on the launcher as the rangers assault the town. --Charon68 21:20, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Ok. However, the shield is removable and the "stock" looks like that of the the Panzershreck. Look at this http://cohblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/800px-1670_-_salzburg_-_festung_hohensalzburg_-_panzerschreck_und_panzerfaust.jpg compare that to about 1:34:40 in the movie.

Did Jenny Agutter ever USE her shotgun?

I've been seeing this production still for a while, but I haven't seen the film in years.

Jenny Agutter with a double barreled shotgun poses in a studio production pic

MoviePropMaster2008 03:59, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Did she hold it on Devlin when she confronted him at the end of the film? I don't remember that well either. --funkychinaman 08:46, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
She actually uses/holds it twice in the movie. The first time she kills Arthur, a local bully who she spurned and who was threatening to reveal Devlin's intentions, and the second time was when she confronted Devlin at the end. I have attached some screen caps. The only "complaint" I have with the movie adaptation was that, in the book, the fallschirmjager have Bren guns and a Jeep with an M2 .50 mounted and Devlin had a suppressed Mauser C96 as well as his own Sten. --Charon68 18:57, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Jenny threatens Arthur
Jenny gives Arthur both barrels
Jenny confronts Devlin near the end of the movie

Gewehr 98?

These look to have incorrectly identified. They are too short (look at the proportions of exposed barrel between the handguard and nosecap) and don't seem to have the distinctive lange pattern rearsight. However they've got straight bolt handles, and sling swivels underneath them, so can't be the Kar98k either. IKD 6 Oct 2010


Sergeant Altmann (Richard Wren) of Steiner's Fallschirmjaeger's can be seen holding a FG42 in the background. Note the magazine, which looks curved, as opposed to the straight magazines actually used by the FG 42.

Possible it's a dressed-up MG13 since I imagine an FG42 would be harder to come by.

MG13 machine gun with muzzle cone removed and stock folded - 8x57mm IS

Evil Tim (talk) 05:39, 12 December 2012 (EST)

Check out this photo. The two right-most soldiers have their "FG42" pointed at the camera. Does it help in positive identification? Dudester32 (talk) 04:14, 2 April 2013 (EDT)

(dont forget to click the photo to zoom in for a better view.

It is probably not the Karabiner 98

I agree with the above poster that these are probably NOT karabiner 98.

German soldiers aiming their Kar 98 at Steiners men during a confrontation.

The rifle barrel is heavily exposed and there is a "bulge" at the rear sight..Plus its got a straight bolt handle. For sure it is a Mauser derivative rifle, but I'm 99% sure its not a karabiner 98. Dudester32 12:23, 8 March 2013 (EST)

According to IMDb, the rail yard scene was filmed in Finland. --Funkychinaman (talk) 12:26, 8 March 2013 (EST)
The rifle does look like a Spanish Mauser, complete with straight bolt and hump: [1] Dudester32 12:28, 8 March 2013 (EST)
Wait, disregard that last. The bulge is alot lower in the Spanish mauser Dudester32 12:33, 8 March 2013 (EST)

Could it be a Czech Mauser model 98/22? Dudester32 13:28, 17 March 2013 (EDT)

I think the bulge or "hump" (whichever) looks exactly like the one in the movie. Dudester32 11:46, 18 March 2013 (EDT)
I really do feel that the rifles in the movie are the above mentioned "Czech Mauser model 98/22" as seen in the link I provided. Unless someone has a better suggestion, I will change the article to reflect this in a few days. Since the movie-rifles bolt is straight I think we can at least all agree that it is not a Karabiner 98k. Dudester32 (talk) 17:30, 26 March 2013 (EDT)

Is the M3 half-track turret a goof/anachronism?

I did a bit of googling and I cant find any historical pics of the M3 Half-track sporting the turret shown in the movie. There were turrets of course but none encased such as this one. Was it custom made for the movie or is it a true historical version that's obscure and doesn't show up on google? Dudester32 (talk) 14:32, 17 August 2017 (EDT)

Browning M2 seen in the M3 Half-track armored vehicle.

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