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Good Morning, Vietnam

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Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

The following weapons were used in the film Good Morning Vietnam:


M16A1s are carried by US troops throughout the film.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A US soldier on a PBR carries a M16A1.
Troops carrying M16A1's listening to Cronauer's radio broadcasts.
Cronauer entertains some troops who are carrying M16A1's.

M60 machine gun

M60 machine gun is seen on Navy PBR's as well as in Army guard towers.

M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A US Marine mans a M60 on board a Navy PBR.
A US soldier manning a M60 in a machine gun bunker.


M60D machine guns are mounted on the Marine UH-1D Iroquois that picks up Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) and Edward Garlick (Forest Whitaker).

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Both M60D door guns are visible on the Marine UH-1D Iroquois helicopter.
The M60D door gun is seen here on the Marine helicopter that picks up Cronauer and the others.

Browning M2HB

Browning M2HBs are single and double hand mounted on the Navy PBR in the film.

Dual Browning M2HB in PBR - .50 BMG
Dual M2HBs on a PBR.


An M1911A1 is seen drawn by a US military policeman when a restaurant is blown up.

WWII era Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
An American MP holds his M1911A1 up during the aftermath of an explosion at a restaurant.
The MP with his M1911 raised as he looks in the building.

M79 grenade launcher

An M79 grenade launcher is briefly seen in the hands of a US soldier riding on Navy patrol boat.

M79 grenade launcher - 40mm.
The US soldier on the far right sits on the PBR with his M79 grenade launcher.

Norinco Type 56

VC guerrillas are seen carrying early model Norinco Type 56 assault rifles as they search for Cronauer in the jungle. At least one VC has a Type 56 AK with a bayonet lug, however it lacks the stick bayonet.

Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
A group of VC guerrillas walk towards the sound of explosions armed with Type 56 rifles. Note the hooded front sight(s).
The leading VC holds his Type 56 while giving hand signals to his comrades. These rifles are early M22 models as noted by their milled receivers.

M1 Carbine

In the beginning of the film, a US military policeman is seen with a M1 Carbine slung over his shoulder. Some ARVN soldiers and MPs also carry M1 Carbines with 30 round magazines. Near the end of the film, newly deployed US troops on the airfield are seen carrying M1 Carbines.

Korean War-era M1 Carbine.
A batch of new soldiers arrive in South Vietnam with M1 Carbines slung over their shoulders.

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