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Siege of Firebase Gloria, The
The Siege of Firebase Gloria is a 1989 Vietnam War film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and starring R. Lee Ermey and Wings Hauser as US Marines on a Long Range Recon Patrol who find themselves at Firebase Gloria, an isolated American fire support base that appears to be on the verge of an all-out assault by both the NVA and the Viet Cong on the eve of the Tet Offensive. The cast for the Australian production includes Albert Popwell, Robert Arevalo, and Gary Hershberger.
The following weapons were used in the film The Siege of Firebase Gloria:
The M14 rifle is carried by Cpl. Joseph L. 'Nard' DiNardo (Wings Hauser). A scoped M14 is carried by the ARVN sniper in the LRRP team.
The M16A1 rifle, with 30-round magazines, are seen used by American forces in the film including Cpl. Joseph L. 'Nard' DiNardo and Sgt. Maj. Bill Hafner (R. Lee Ermey).
Norinco Type 56
VC forces are armed with Norinco Type 56 rifles throughout the film. Both Hafner and DiNardo use the rifles in the final battle.
The VC sniper is seen armed with an SKS rifle.
The M1911A1 is seen used by several US soldiers and chopper pilots in the film including Lt. Moran (Gary Hershberger).
Squires Bingham M100 Revolver
Sgt. Maj. Bill Hafner (R. Lee Ermey) carries what appears to be a Squires Bingham M100 revolver as his sidearm.
NVA officer Cao Van (Robert Arevalo) can be seen armed with the Tokarev TT-33 pistol.
M60 Machine Gun
The M60 machine gun is used by a member of Hafner's LRRP team as well as other American forces at the firebase.
M60D Machine Gun
The M60D machine gun appears in the film door-mounted on UH-1 Huey helicopters.
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
Several Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are used in the film. A Browning fitted with an anti-aircraft target sight is used by VC forces who shot at American helicopters. US forces defending Firebase Gloria also are seen using them. Hafner briefly uses one during the final battle
M79 Grenade Launcher
The M79 Grenade Launcher is seen used both by DiNardo and Hafner.
M26 Hand Grenade
The M26 hand grenade is the carried by US troops.
M18A1 Claymore mines are seen used in the film.