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Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Michael Bay
Release Date 1998
Language English
Studio Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Touchstone Pictures
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Harry Stamper Bruce Willis
Dan Truman Billy Bob Thornton
A.J. Frost Ben Affleck
Grace Stamper Liv Tyler
Chick Will Patton
Rockhound Steve Buscemi
Colonel Willie Sharp William Fichtner
Oscar Choi Owen Wilson

Armageddon is a 1998 disaster thriller directed by Michael Bay and starring Bruce Willis as a veteran oil driller who is asked by the US government to join a NASA mission to land on a meteor and plant a nuclear weapon in order to prevent a collision with Earth. The film's cast includes Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Will Patton, and Ben Affleck. Armageddon also was released in the same year as the similarly-themed film Deep Impact.

The following weapons were used in the film Armageddon:

Heckler & Koch P7M13

At one point in the film, Colonel William Sharp (William Fichtner) pulls a nickel finish Heckler & Koch P7M13 that was kept in a secret storage locker (it also appears that the gun was stored in the shuttle loaded and loose). Charles "Chick" Chapple (Will Patton) is then led to ask why Sharp needs a gun in space.

Nickel finish Heckler & Koch P7M13 - 9x19mm
Colonel Sharp reaches for the Heckler & Koch P7M13 inside the locker (this storage method seems quite irresponsible considering the amount of stress and violent turbulence the shuttle goes through with this gun loose and bouncing around the inside of the safe. Yet it is perfectly oriented upon opening. Maybe the bottom of the safe is magnetic?).
"What are you doin' with a gun in space?"
Colonel William Sharp (William Fichtner) pulls the nickel finish Heckler & Koch P7M13 during a confrontation with Harry and Chick.
Closeup of the Heckler & Koch P7M13 in the hand of Charles "Chick" Chapple (Will Patton).

Mossberg 590

There are two separate appearances of Mossberg 590 shotguns in the film. The first is a 590 with a high-capacity magazine tube, bayonet lug, and heat shield on the oil rig where Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) chases A.J. Frost (Ben Affleck) after catching him sleeping with his daughter Grace Stamper (Liv Tyler), firing several rounds at him before hitting him in the ankle with a grazing shot. The second appearance is a Mariner model, also with a high-capacity magazine, being wielded by FBI agents at a roadblock while trying to catch Jayotis "Bear" Kurleenbear (Michael Clarke Duncan).

Mossberg 590 with high-capacity magazine tube, bayonet lug, and heat shield - 12 gauge
Harry chases A.J. with a Mossberg 590
Mossberg 590 Mariner with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 gauge
The FBI agent to right of the roadblock has a Mossberg 590 Mariner

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

NASA police are armed with the Heckler & Koch MP5A3.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
NASA personnel on the helo are armed with the MP5A3 during the shuttle launch.


Several US soldiers can be seen with M16A2s while providing additional security at Cape Canaveral in preparation for the Freedom and Independence shuttle launches.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
The US soldiers in front of the crowd carry M16A2 rifles.
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M61 Vulcan

In addition to drilling equipment, the Armadillo vehicles used on the asteroid are also armed with M61 Vulcans. Following the crash of the Independence shuttle on the asteroid, A.J. uses the Vulcan cannon on his shuttle's Armadillo to shoot apart the fuselage of the crashed shuttle enough to ram through it. Later in the film, Rockhound (Steve Buscemi), under the effects of space dementia, gets a hold of a remote control for one of these weapons and begins to open fire, nearly hitting several of the protagonists before being tackled and disarmed by Harry.

M61 Vulcan cannon - 20x102mm
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A remote controlled shortened 20mm M61 Vulcan being used by Rockhound.

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