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Battleship is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Peter Berg (The Kingdom) and is loosely based on the famous Hasbro board game. The film follows US naval forces as they must repel an alien invasion that has begun from the Pacific Ocean. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson and was made with the cooperation of the Department of Defense and the US Navy, and several scenes were filmed aboard active US Navy destroyers and aircraft carriers.
The following weapons were used in the film Battleship (2012):
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Petty Officer Raikes (Rihanna) is seen drawing and firing what appears to be a SIG-Sauer P226 pistol after being disarmed of her M4A1. Lieutenant Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) appears to carry a SIG-Sauer P226 as his sidearm.
A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Petty Officer Raikes (Rihanna
) is seen what appears to be a drawing and firing a SIG-Sauer P226
pistol after being disarmed of her M4A1.
Alien POV as Raikes fires her SIG.
Several sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones are seen armed with what appear to be Mossberg 500 shotguns.
Sailor aboard the USS John Paul Jones
is armed with what appears to be a Mossberg 500
The M4A1 carbine is seen in the hands of Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) and Raikes (Rihanna).
M4A1 with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm.
Lt. Alex Hopper clears a ship with an M4A1 with a foregrip, flashlight, and ACOG.
Heckler & Koch HK416
The Heckler & Koch HK416 with KAC flip-up sights is seen used by Lt. Colonel Mick Canales (Gregory D. Gadson) after recovering it from a police vehicle.
Heckler & Koch HK416 with 14.5 inch barrel - 5.56x45mm
is seen being readied. Note the Heckler & Koch stamp on the receiver. Mick racks the rifle and ejects the round already chambered
Browning M2 Heavy Barrel
The Browning M2 machine gun is seen mounted on various naval vessels including the John Paul Jones and the Missouri.
Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A sailor opens fire with the M2.
This angle gives a good view of how the spent brass from the M2 falls out the bottom of the weapon instead of being spat out the side as with most machine guns.
A veteran sailor on Missouri
opens fire with the M2. These men were played by actual former crew members.
veteran also fires an M2.
Browning M3 Heavy Machine Gun
A Marine doorgunner is seen manning a Browning M3.
Browning M3 Aircraft - .50 BMG
The Marine fires the machine gun at the alien weapons.
GE M134 Minigun
The GE M134 Minigun is seen mounted on a Navy boarding craft. These are original M134s upgraded by Garwood Industries.
Garwood Industries M134G - 7.62x51mm NATO
A production image of Cora Raikes (Rihanna
) manning a Garwood Industries upgraded GE M134 Minigun.
Petty Officer Cora Raikes with a minigun.
An M240 machine gun is seen being fired from the John Paul Jones.
M240B 7.62x51mm NATO with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut)
machine gun is seen being fired from the John Paul Jones
Captain Nagata (Tadanobu Asano) and Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) use Barrett M82A1 rifles to engage the third alien vessel.
Nearly all the ships in the film can be seen fitted with Phalanx CIWS (Close In Weapons System) installations. When the alien ships launch an attack, the USS John Paul Jones is seen using the Phalanx to defend against the incoming projectiles.
Phalanx Block 1A CIWS - 20x102mm
The USS John Paul Jones
engages hostiles with a Block 1A Phalanx.
Phalanx Block 1B CIWS - 20x102mm. This is the current version which has a set of Optimised Gun Barrels (OGB) to increase accuracy and longevity, and Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) which enable the CIWS to engage targets with a low radar observability and surface targets.
Another shot of a Block 1B Phalanx firing
The M61 Vulcan can be seen as the secondary weapon of Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets that engage the aliens during the film.
The M61 Vulcan
can be seen as the secondary weapon of RAAF F/A-18 Hornets that engage the aliens during the film.
5" Mark 45 Mod 4
5" Mark 45 Mod 2
9 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 - United States Naval Guns form the main armament of the Iowa class battleships, which includes the USS Missouri, the battleship featured in the film.
Seen here are the 9 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 United States Naval Gun, the main armament of the USS Missouri
, the battleship featured in the film.
The "Mighty Mo" fires its big guns for the first time since Desert Storm.