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You Only Live Twice

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You Only Live Twice
Movie poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Release Date 1967
Language English
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
James Bond Sean Connery
Blofeld Donald Pleasence
Tiger Tanaka Tetsurô Tanba
Q. Desmond Llewelyn
M. Bernard Lee
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell

You Only Live Twice is the fifth entry in the official James Bond film franchise. The 1967 sequel finds Agent 007 (Sean Connery) faking his own death and traveling undercover to Japan to investigate the disappearance of Soviet and US space capsules.

The following guns were used in the film You Only Live Twice:



Walther PPK

James Bond (Sean Connery) carries a Walther PPK as his standard sidearm once again. Mr. Osato (Teru Shimada) later proudly identifies the weapon to Blofeld as a "Walther PPK", leading Blofeld to deduce Bond's true identity as he was apparently the only person SPECTRE was aware of that carried a PPK.

Walther PPK .32 ACP
James Bond (Sean Connery) holds his PPK on Dikko Henderson (Charles Gray).
Bond draws his PPK during a fight with one of Osato's men.
Bond fires his PPK at an Osato security guard.
Osato sees Bond's PPK through an X-ray capability on his desk.

Webley Mk IV

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) is seen holding a Webley Mk IV, which Hans (Ronald Rich), one of his henchmen, had handed him in the volcano lair. Blofeld is seen dropping the pistol when Tiger throws a star into his arm. Bond (Sean Connery) picks it up and uses it during the assault on the volcano lair. Kissy (Mie Hama) also briefly uses one to kill one of Blofeld's guards that takes away Tiger's gun. The British policemen (Brian Wilde and Anthony Ainley) in Hong Kong who check Bond's "murder" also carry Webleys.

Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
A Hong Kong policeman reholsters his Webley after finding Bond's body.
One of Blofeld's guards threatens Bond with his Webley as Blofeld talks to him.
Kissy (Mie Hama) fires the Webley at a SPECTRE henchman.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) aims Hans' Webley.
A throwing star causes Blofeld to drop his Webley, which subsequently fires.
Bond holds the Webley. In some scenes, the revolver appears to be a Colt New Service.
Bond fires the Webley.

Colt New Service

In a continuity goof, Blofeld's Webley turns into a different revolver when dropped to the ground. This appears to be a Colt New Service revolver, chambered in either .455 Webley or .45LC, judging by the straight-cut barrel and by the familiar "COLT" engraved grips. The Colt revolver also appears to be used by Osato's guards during a shootout with Bond.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The Army adopted a version of the New Service, the Colt M1917, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring in WWI.
Bond picks up Blofeld's "Webley", which now appears to be a Colt New Service.
Bond holds the revolver, which now appears to be a Colt New Service.
This also appears to be the revolver used by Osato's guard during a shootout with Bond.

Colt Detective Special

James Bond (Sean Connery), while in disguise as a Japanese fisherman, uses an early Colt Detective Special to kill an assassin. Tanaka also appears to hold the revolver as he enters Bond's room.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Bond uses his Detective Special to kill a Japanese assassin.
Tanaka also appears to hold the revolver as he enters Bond's room.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

When Bond (Sean Connery) fires at Osato's dockworkers in Kobe, his PPK is switched to what appears to be a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless due to a continuity error.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol - .32 ACP
Bond fires at Osato's dockworkers. (The PPK seems to have been replaced for this shot by a Colt 1903).
Bond with the Colt 1903 after sending Aki to get assistance from Tanaka.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

When Bond visits the Osato headquarters for the first time, he observes a remote-operated pistol mounted in the ceiling. The pistol seen here appears to be a Mauser C96 mounted upside down.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
When Bond visits the Osato headquarters for the first time, he observes a remote-operated pistol mounted in the ceiling.
The pistol seen here appears to be a Mauser C96 mounted upside down.

MBA Gyrojet Pistol

Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) and several of his ninja commandos fire MBA Gyrojet pistols while training in the indoor range. Tanaka says that these pistols fire "rocket-propelled" rounds.

Gyrojet Pistol, 13mm
The Gyrojet pistols and rifles on Tanaka's table.
A gold-plated Gyrojet pistol is seen on the right along with the rocket-propelled rounds.
Tanaka fires a Gyrojet pistol. The effect of the "rocket-propelled" round is seen.
Tanaka with his Gyrojet pistol when leading the raid on Blofeld's volcano lair.
Tanaka with his Gyrojet during the raid.
Q (Desmond Llewelyn) holds a Gyrojet during the TV-movie "Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond", which was made to promote the actual movie.

Unknown revolver

Two Osato security guards are seen with what appears to be a small-caliber revolver fitted with a supressor. Though fitted with a supressor the gun sound are not supressed. (A supressor would not work on a regular revolver in any case).

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Submachine Guns

Sterling L2A3

A Sterling L2A3 is used by Chinese hitmen during Bond's "murder" in Hong Kong during the pre-credits sequence. They are also used by Tiger's Ninjas and SPECTRE guards during the final battle.

Sterling Submachine Gun 9x19mm
Bond's bed is shot up by two assassins armed with Sterlings in Hong Kong.
Five Sterlings can be seen at the entrance to Blofeld's office.
A ninja enters the crater with his Sterling first.
A ninja drops into the crater with a Sterling on his back.

Sten Mk.III

At least one ninja is seen carrying a Sten Mk.III.

Sten Mk III - 9x19mm
A ninja carrying a Sten Mk.III is killed. Note the straight magazine

Thompson M1928A1

An assassin trying to kill Bond in Tokyo carries a Thompson M1928A1 with a 30-round magazine. Upon closer inspection, the Thompson appears to be a mockup that emits simulated muzzle flashes. One is also carried by one of Osato's henchmen on the Kobe docks, dropped when Bond shoots him with the Colt 1903. Thompsons also appear to be carried by some of Tanaka's ninjas during the assault on the volcano.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine .45 ACP
The assassin prepares to fire his Thompson at Bond.
An assassin aims his Thompson at Bond.
The Thompson is fired. The bolt doesn't move when the weapon is fired, a strong indication that this a prop weapon with simulated muzzle flash.
The assassin fires a Thompson at Bond's car as they speed through Tokyo.
A ninja runs with his Thompson (on the left).
The ninja in the center holds his Thompson .
The ninja on the left prepares to enter the volcano lair with his Thompson in his hands.

Star Z-45

Some of Tiger's ninjas carry the Star Z45 SMG during the assault in the volcano crater. (These scenes were filmed in Spain, explaining the Star's presence. Once the action shifts to the volcano interior, these SMGs are not seen again.)

Star Model Z-45 folding stock, 9x23mm
A ninja is shot with his Star still in is hands.
Another ninja with his Star Z-45.

Sten Mk II

Several of the SPECTRE guards in Blofeld's volcano lair fire Sten Mk IIs fitted with Mk V front sights at Tiger's ninjas.

Sten Mk II Submachine gun - 9x19mm
The henchmen in red to the right is firing the Mk V (note the forward hooded sight), the remainder are using other variants.


Some of the SPECTRE guards in the volcano use MP40s. Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) picks one up and fires it after Bond kills the guard using it.

MP40 9x19mm
The MP40 guns are on the right.
Tiger gives Bond cover fire with the MP40.
Bond and Tanaka run past the guns.
Two guns can be seen next to a Ninja.


A ninja is briefly seen in the crater-scene with what appears to be a French MAT-49. (These scenes were filmed in Spain, explaining the SMG's presence. Once the action shifts to the volcano interior, these SMGs are not seen again.)

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
The ninja to the extreme far right is seen with what is possibly a French MAT-49.

Assault Rifles

Sturmgewehr 44

A Sturmgewehr 44 can be seen in the Ninja training facility.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
The StG 44 is marked with a red circle.

Rifles & Carbines

Lee-Enfield No. 4

A Royal Navy honor guard uses the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I during Bond's Hong Kong "funeral".

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I .303 British
The British Royal Navy fires Lee-Enfield No. 4s to honor Bond at his "funeral".

MBA Gyrojet Rifle

Several MBA Gyrojet rifles are in the Japanese intelligence armory in Tiger's indoor range.

Gyrojet Rifle, 13mm
At the top, three Gyrojet rifles on Tanaka's table.

MBA Gyrojet Carbine

Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) leads his ninja commandos to Blofeld's lair with MBA Gyrojet carbines. Several are also seen in Tanaka's indoor range.

Gyrojet Rifle, 13mm
At the bottom, the carbine rifles on Tanaka's table.
One of Tiger's ninjas aims a Gyrojet carbine.
Tiger's ninjas fire MBA Gyrojets at Blofeld's control room.
Q (Desmond Llewelyn) demonstrates the Gyrojet Carbine in the promotional TV-movie "Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond".

M1 Carbine

Several of Tiger's ninjas and some of the SPECTRE guards fire M1 Carbines during the infiltration.

M1 Carbine .30 Carbine with twin ammo pouch
A SPECTRE guard aims at one of Tiger's ninjas.
A henchman in a yellow uniform fires an M1 Carbine.
One of Blofeld's men uses his rifle against a ninja.
The ninja behind Kissy holds his rifle.
A ninja is seen with what appears to be a stockless M1 Carbine. Due to a lack of screen time it's difficult to identify the exact model.

Lee-Enfield No. 5 Jungle Carbine

One of Blofeld's guards uses a Lee-Enfield No. 5 Jungle Carbine rifle in a shootout with Bond when he tries to get into the launch control room.

Lee-Enfield No.5 Jungle Carbine .303 British
One of Blofeld's guards fires his Lee-Enfield No. 5 at Bond. The guard fires two rounds in extremely rapid succession indicating a bit of hollywood license is at work as the gun is a bolt-action.

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Aircraft

What appear to be Browning M2 Aircraft machine guns are mounted in defensive positions outside Blofeld's volcano in order to keep away invaders. Blofeld orders these to be fired when Tiger's men infiltrate it. All of Blofeld's Bell 47-G helicopters also appear to be armed with these guns. Upon closer inspection, these machine guns appear to be mockups that emit simulated muzzle flashes

Browning M2 Aircraft .50 BMG
The machine guns begin firing at Tiger's ninjas.
These guns fire at the ninjas. Upon closer inspection, these machine guns appear to be mockups that emit simulated muzzle flashes
Another machine gun fires.
One of the Blofeld's helicopters fires it's two M2's at Bond.


Unidentified mortar

Along with the Browning M2 machine guns, there is also a mortar inside the crater.

The mortar fires at the ninjas.

"Little Nellie"

While with Tanaka in Japan, Bond (Sean Connery) requests "Little Nellie" from Q (Desmond Llewelyn). "Little Nellie" is a mini-autogyro with twin machine guns, rocket launchers, and a host of other defensive gadgets. Bond uses her to great effect, destroying four helicopters of assassins sent after him. "Little Nellie" was based on the real life "Wallis WA-116 Agile" autogyro; A fully flyable aircraft, (though not armed), a design by the British former Royal Air Force Wing Commander Ken Wallis.

Q shows Bond Little Nellie's machine guns. From another angle it's revealed that the MG's are mockups as they lack the receiver which should portrude into the cockpit.
Bond fires Little Nellie's machine guns at a pursuing helicopter.

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