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Iron Man is the 2008 feature film adaptation of the Marvel comic book series. Robert Downey, Jr. stars as Tony Stark, the CEO of a major weapons manufacturer who is seriously wounded in an ambush in Afghanistan and is captured by enemy fighters. While being held hostage and being kept alive by an improvised reactor placed near his heart, Stark uses his expertise to assemble a massive armored suit that he uses against his captors. Upon his rescue, he refines his armored suit design for use against those opposing forces intent on doing evil in the world. The film, which was directed by Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) is part of "Phase One" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger and culiminated in 2012's The Avengers. The film would spawn two sequels: 2010's Iron Man 2 and 2013's Iron Man 3.
The following weapons were used in the film Iron Man:
Heckler & Koch USP
Members of the Ten Rings including Abu Bakaar (Sayed Badreya) carry the Heckler & Koch USP made by Stark Industries as sidearms. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) escapes from their camp using the Mark I suit, one insurgent tires to kill him by shooting him in the head with his USP, only to have the bullet ricochet off the armor and kill him instead.
Heckler & Koch USP45 - .45 ACP.
A USP in Bakaar's holster.
A Ten Rings insurgent about to shoot at Stark's armor-protected head. At this angle, however, the ricochet would be deflected upward into the cave ceiling rather than going directly backwards into his head like it does.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents including Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) escorting Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) to arrest Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) are armed with Glock 17s.
Glock 17 3rd Generation - 9mm.
Agent Coulson and another S.H.I.E.L.D. agent search for Stane in the Stark factory's Section 16 laboratory with their Glock 17s drawn shortly before he attacks them with the Iron Monger suit.
Heckler & Koch UMP45
Several Teng Rings insurgents are armed with Stark Industries-made Heckler & Koch UMP45s, fitted with C-More red dot sights and Surefire Tactical vertical grips.
Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP. This is a Screen used UMP45 outfitted with a C-More sight and Surefire Tactical front grip as used on the film.
Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP. This is a closeup of the custom markings on a Screen used UMP45. All of the weapons purportedly to be from Stark Industries were indeed set up with "Stark Industries" Markings. What is interesting here is that the Stark Industries plate says that it is a 5.56mm weapon, when the plate is affixed to a UMP45 (.45 ACP) submachine gun. The plates are probably generic props that were affixed to all "Stark" weapons since most of the customized weapons were M4s and G36s.
A few Ten Rings insurgents with UMP45s as Tony Stark commences his escape.
A Ten Rings Insurgent fires his UMP45 at Stark in the Mark I suit.
Heckler & Koch G36KV
Most of the Ten Rings insurgents carry Heckler & Koch G36KV carbines with various attachments, sold to them by Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) on behalf of Stark Industries.
Heckler & Koch G36KV - 5.56mm
A Ten Rings insurgent behind Stark when he is unmasked, armed with a G36KV.
Raza and another Ten Rings insurgent with their G36KVs.
Ten Rings insurgent (stuntman Michael Hillow) fires his G36KV at Stark's Mark I armor. This weapon is outfitted with an AN/PVS-14 NVS mounted behind an ACOG scope. This tandem double scope system would not allow the user to utilize the ACOG (a fixed-power magnified sight) during the day as it is positioned too far forward to allow proper eye relief, even when the NVS was removed. It is likely that the intention was to have a red-dot sight (no magnification) mounted foreword of the NVS.
A Ten Rings insurgent readies his G36KV for stark as he approaches. This rifle is fitted with the same ANPVS-14/ ACOG tandem as above.
A Ten Rings insurgent fires a G36KV fitted with an EOtech sight, foregrip, and laser attachment. This comparison shows how the same shot is shown twice, simply reversing the shot to make it seem like a different angle.
Heckler & Koch G36C
Several insurgents of the Ten Rings use the Heckler & Koch G36C. During the escape from the Ten Rings' camp, Yinsen (Shaun Toub) grabs a G36C dropped by one of the insurgents and runs towards after them while firing wildly, trying to divert attention from Stark until the Mark I suit is powered up and he can use it to fight his way out.
Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm.
A Ten Rings insurgent firing his G36C at Stark's Mark I suit. This rifle is fitted with an AN/PVS-14 scope and an Aimpoint Red Dot Scope in a dual tandem mount.
A Ten Rings fighter prepares to execute an innocent man before being foiled by Iron Man.
Heckler & Koch G36K with AG36
Raza (Faran Tahir) is seen with a H&K G36K fitted with a Heckler & Koch AG36 grenade launcher, which he fires at Stark in the prototype Iron Man armor, but misses and is knocked out by Stark's missile instead. Erroneously the grenade fired is shown traveling like a rocket, with a flame trail and a perfectly horizontal trajectory. Grenades are not rocket propelled and travel in an arc.
Heckler & Koch G36 fitted with H&K AG36 launcher - 40mm.
An AG36 is seen attached to Raza's G36K.
Raza loads his AG36 with a 40mm round.
SIG SG 552
One of Raza's men is seen armed with a SIG SG 552 with tactical outfitting.
Gunman at far right carries a customized SIG SG 552
In the beginning of the film, United States Air Force Airmen stationed in Afghanistan and accompanying Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) are seen armed with M4A1 carbines fitted with Insight Technologies ISM-V scopes (optics designed originally for the Heckler & Koch XM8 rifles) and KAC foregrips. Some of Raza's Ten Rings fighters carry and fire M4A1s with C-More and/or Trijicon ACOG scopes, foregrips and AN/PEQ-2 designators at the Mark I Iron Man suit. USAF Pararescue Jumpers accompanying Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (Terrence Howard) carry M4A1 carbines when picking up Tony after his escape. Upon Tony Stark return to the United States, airport security also carry M4s. In a deleted scene, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) attempts to use an USAF Airman's M4A1 Carbine, but finds out that it's jammed. The M4A1 used by (Robert Downey Jr.) in this deleted scene was actually an airsoft weapon due to his ineligibility to wield real firearms on movie sets. One of Raza's men wields a M4A1 with a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) underbarrel bolt action shotgun and a Magpul M93 buttstock as they hold Tony captive. The image seen here is a heavily edited clip that is included on the U.S. version of the trailer. The M4A1 with M26 MASS is put in to replace another shot of the weapon that is pointed at Tony Starks' head. The MPAA doesn't allow trailers to show any weapons to pointed at a person, even if that's how the final cut shows it. This seems to be a fairly common practice as evidenced in the trailers for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Cop Out.
Colt M4A1 - 5.56x45mm NATO
A USAF Airman (stunt performer Eileen Weisinger) exits a Humvee with her M4A1 in hand before being possibly killed by gun fire. The extended ambush scene shows her taking cover behind a large rock.
A USAF Airman fires his M4A1 carbine at the enemy.
USAF Airman Jimmy Forrest readies his M4A1 while exiting a Humvee, before being killed by an explosion.
In a deleted scene shows another USAF Airman firing an M4A1.
In a deleted scene, Tony Stark attempts to use an USAF Airman's M4A1 Carbine, but finds out that it's jammed. The M4A1 used by Robert Downey Jr.
in this scene was actually an airsoft weapon.
A Ten Rings fighter (stunt actor Ben Bray) with an M4A1. This shot is clearly reversed.
The terrorist in the back has an M4A1 fitted with a Surefire suppressor flash hider blank firing adapter (BFA). Armorer Steve Karnes
built these BFAs for the film.
USAF parajumpers accompanying Rhodes are armed with the M4A1.
M4A1 carbine 5.56x45mm NATO fitted with M26 MASS 12 gauge
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.
) slumps in a chair as he is held hostage by Raza's Ten Rings guerrillas. One of his captors holds an M4A1 fitted with an M26 MASS. The image seen here is a heavily edited clip that is included on the U.S. version of the trailer. The M4A1 with M26 MASS is put in to replace another shot of the weapon that is pointed at Tony Starks' head. The MPAA doesn't allow trailers to show any weapons to pointed at a person, even if that's how the final cut shows it. This seems to be a fairly common practice as evidenced in the trailers for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
and Cop Out
. The MPAA doesn't allow trailers to show any weapons to be pointed at a person, which explains the obvious Photoshop of the M4 into the shot.
The M26 MASS as seen in the film. The stock of the G36C the terrorist is actually holding is still visible above the M4's C-More red dot sight and the M4 notably lacks a pistol grip).
M4A1 with M203 Grenade Launcher
Some of Raza's men are seen with M4A1 rifles fitted with M203 grenade launchers.
M203 Grenade Launcher - 40mm.
Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges
) goes to a meeting with his security. The guards for the other side have M4A1s with M203 launchers mounted.
IMI Galil MAR
One of Raza's men is seen armed with a IMI Galil MAR, the most compact version of the Galil assault rifle.
IMI Galil MAR - 5.56x45mm.
A Ten Rings gunman armed with an IMI Galil MAR to the right of Raza (Faran Tahir
) and another Ten Rings minion (Ben Bray
When Stark is giving his presentation of the Jericho missile, a row of M249E2 SAWs are seen on a table.
M249E2 SAW equipped with a 200 round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm
When Stark is giving his presentation of the Jericho missile, a row of M249E2 SAWs
are seen on a table.
USAF Airmen in Afghanistan are sen manning FN M240B machine guns mounted on top of their Humvees.
FN M240B - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A USAF Airman manning an M240B mounted atop a Humvee. (This is from a deleted scene).
A USAF Airman firing an M240B in a deleted scene. Also, in a continuity error, the M240B changes to a .50 cal when Rhodes takes the fallen gunner's place.
Both Ten Rings fighters and USAF Airmen in Afghanistan can be seen using the Browning M2HB 50-caliber machine gun. The Ten Rings fighters place the machine guns in their camp, with the USAF Airmen have them mounted on top of their Humvees. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (Terrence Howard) is seen firing a Browning M2 machine gun from atop of Humvee in a deleted scene.
A USAF airman mans the Browning M2 while escorting Tony Stark.
A barrel-mounted camera shows Rhodey firing the Browning M2 in a deleted scene. (Note how the belt is clearly loaded with blank rounds)
Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (Terrence Howard
) using the Browning M2 machine gun in a deleted scene.
A Ten Rings fighter readies an Browning M2 machine gun as Tony Stark attacks their camp with flamethrowers.
FN GAU-21 Aircraft Machine Gun
An FN GAU-21 Aircraft Machine Gun is seen mounted on the HH-60 Pave Hawk that locates Tony.
FN GAU-21 Aircraft Machine Gun - .50 BMG
A FN GAU-21 is seen mounted on the HH-60 Pave Hawk that locates Tony.
A FN GAU-21 is seen on the HH-60 Pave Hawk.
An F-22 Raptor is seen opening fire on Iron Man with its 20mm M61A2 Vulcan Cannon.
GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20x102mm
An F-22 Raptor is seen opening fire on Iron Man with its 20mm M61A2 Vulcan
FGM-148 Javelin (Prop)
Prop FGM-148 Javelin missile launchers can be seen in the Ten Rings' camp.
FGM-148 Javelin with original production CLU - 127mm
A FGM-148 Javelin
missile launcher can be seen in the foreground in the Ten Rings' camp. The CLU on this prop launcher is fairly convincing, but the LTA is rather featureless and lacks bands and a carry handle. Note the white instruction labels, which are not present on Javelin and seem to have been based on those on an AT4.
BGM-71 TOW missile launchers can be seen in the Ten Rings' camp.
BGM-71 TOW mounted on M220 tripod 152mm
The TOW launcher is seen on the right. This launcher incorrectly has a yellow band at the rear end of the launch tube, and also has a strange, featureless extra section between the base of the traversing unit and the top of the tripod. This same launcher also appears in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Armored Suit Weapons
The Iron Man Mark I suit, which Stark assembles while in captivity, is armed with two primary weapons:
Two flamethrowers are mounted in each arm of the Mark I suit.
A rocket launcher is also mounted in the left arm.
During the end credits, a blueprint drawing featuring the Iron Man Mark II suit that would become the War Machine is seen with an M134 Minigun mounted on the shoulder.
General Electric M134 - 7.62x51mm NATO
M134 Minigun is mounted on the shoulder.
The Iron Man Mark III suit (the primary suit used by Stark) carries energy repulsor weapons and other launchers.
Forearm Rocket Launcher
A rocket launcher is mounted in the Mark III's right arm.
Multiple Projectile Launcher
The Mark III is also fitted with two small-caliber multi-barrel projectile launchers in the shoulders. This system is possibly based on the Metal Storm weapon systems.
The "Iron Monger" suit that is secretly assembled by Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) carries several massive weapons:
A six-barreled Gatling-type gun (which appears to be based in part on the 30mm General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger weapons system mounted on the A-10 Warthog) is mounted in the right arm.
Rotary Rocket Launcher
A rotary rocket launcher is mounted underneath the left arm.
Shoulder Rocket Launcher
A massive rocket launcher with a laser sight is mounted in the shoulder.