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Tropico Series

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Tropico 4 the most recently released title in the series (2011)

Tropico is a construction and city building game series where the player assumes the role of the leader of a tropical banana republic. Tropico 1 (2001), Tropico 3 (2009), Tropico 4 (2011), and Tropico 5 (due 2014) have a modern setting which gives the player the control of small Caribbean islands during the Cold War and beyond. The series is also well known for its soundtrack, humor, and the cast especially El Presidente.

The following weapons are featured in the Tropico series:

Flintlock Pistols

There are several Flintlock Pistols in the menu screen in Tropico 2.

Tower Sea Service Pistol
There is a flintlock pistol on the desk and several hanging on the left wall.


Generals and El Presidente carry M1911A1 pistols in Tropico 3 & 4. Despite being American-made handguns, they will still be available even if Tropico is allied with the USSR unless they're meant to be Spanish Star Model Bs.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The generals draw their pistols during battles with the rebels.
El Presidente defends Tropico with his sidearm.

Smith & Wesson M&P

Policemen carry Smith & Wesson M&P pistols with a two tone finish in Tropico 3 & 4. Customs officers were introduced in Tropico 4 and carry the same pistol. The Smith & Wesson M&P is anachronistic because it was introduced in 2005 and Tropico starts in 1950, meaning it would not be around until decades after the game is set. Note that the pistol skin is mirrored and is missing the ejection port.

Smith & Wesson M&P - .357 SIG
A policeman on duty.
Policemen will draw their sidearm, usually during in-game uprisings.
A Customs officer on his way home.

Browning High Power

Female criminals in Tropico 4 carry oversized Browning High Powers. Male criminals carry them as well but only use them when being shot at.

Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm.
Female criminals openly carry their pistols.

Glock 17

A Glock can be seen in the "Right to Arms" edict.

1st Gen Glock 17 -9x19mm.
The Glock can be seen in the purse.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Added in the "Modern Times" expansion for Tropico 4, SWAT Team members carry Heckler & Koch MP5A3s.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (no pun intended) forearm - 9x19mm
SWAT members patrolling in the city.


Armed guards carry Charleville Muskets in Tropico 2. Pirate ships have to be equipped with Muskets, which are produced locally. In Tropico 6 they are used by Presidential guards.

Charleville Musket - .69 caliber
Tropico 6 musket.jpg


There are two Blunderbuss hanging on the wall in the menu screen in Tropico 2.

Blunderbuss Flintlock
There are several blunderbuss hanging on the left wall.


All soldiers and rebels carry AK type rifles in Tropico 1 and 6. In Tropico 3 & 4, only the rebels carry AK rifles.

Tropico 1

Type I AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
One of the palace guards carries an AK during the intro of Tropico 1.
A soldier walks near the palace. His AK is hard to see because of the low resolution; it looks much better while moving.
CGI model of the male rebel that was used to create the game sprites.
CGI model of the female rebel that was used to create the game sprites.
El Presidente keeps a personal AK in his office.

Tropico 3,4 & 6

Type II AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Rebels charge during a battle in Tropico 4. Note that the male and female models actually have two different AKs; the females have taped their magazines together jungle style.
Good view of the difference in AKs.
The statues have M16A2 rifles and AK type rifles. The right statue uses the soldier and the rebel models from the game.
A soldier wandering with an AK in Tropico 6.

Colt Model 733

The icon for the martial law edict shows Tropican Military personal carrying Colt Model 733s.

Colt Model 733 - 5.56x45mm.
Tropican soldiers carrying Colt Model 733s in the martial law edict icon.


Soldiers in Tropico 3 & 4 carry M16A2 rifles. These rifles are anachronistic because the M16A2 was introduced in the 1980s and Tropico starts in 1950, meaning the M16 rifle series would not be around until a decade later. Despite being American made, your military will still equip them even if Tropico is allied with the USSR unless they are supposed to be Tropican-made clones.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm.
The soldiers in Tropico 3 & 4 carry anachronistic M16A2s.
The statues have M16A2 rifles and AK type rifles. The right statue uses the soldier and the rebel models from the game.

KPVT Heavy Machine Gun

The Junta DLC adds military-themed decorations. These include armored fighting vehicles, which appear to be BTR-60s with a standard KPVT Heavy Machine Gun. The BTR-60s will be available even if Tropico is allied with the US. Getting a "Heavy Machinery" upgrade for the Weapons Factory will have a BTR-60 with a KPVT parked outside.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm.
A BTR-60 with a mounted KPVT.

M60 Machine Gun

The icon for the military modernization edict features a South Korean K2 Black Panther tank which presumably mounts a coaxial M60 machine gun.

M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
The K2 Black Panther icon. This is a photoshop of an image of a real tank with the hatch-mounted M2 Browning (called K6 in Korean service) removed but the coaxial M60 machine gun presumably still present.


In Tropico 6, Tanks with the Reactive Armor Mk. II upgrade are T-72 with Kord heavy machine gun mounted on them. Is possible to get T-34 and T-72 even if allied with the USA and can also develop anachronistically in 1914.

Kord -12,7 x 108mm.
A T-72 tank dealing with a rebellion in the Soviet way.

M67 hand grenade

The rebels carry M67 hand grenade. The grenades are labeled with a big "Frag".

M67 fragmentation grenade
The rebels making grenade throwing movements during a battle.

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