Da 5 Bloods is a 2020 Netflix original film directed by Spike Lee and centers around four black Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in search of a fallen comrade and a secret cache of buried gold. Note: The screenshots seen here will be of varying sizes due to the change in aspect ratio in several sequences of the film as Spike Lee used 16mm film for the Vietnam-era flashbacks and the modern-era sequences were recorded in the digital format. In addition, the primary actors portray their younger selves in the Vietnam War flashbacks, the argument being that as we age, we see ourselves in our memories as we currently are and not as we actually looked.
The following weapons were used in the film Da 5 Bloods:
The Colt M1911A1 is carried by "Stormin'" Norman Earl Holloway (Chadwick Boseman). The pistol is also seen used by Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock Jr.).
Luger P08 Artillery model
During the finale, Desroche (Jean Reno) uses a Luger P08 Artillery model.
Luger P08 long-barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
Desroche (Jean Reno
) pulls out the artillery model of the Luger.
The Luger lies on the ground.
A Glock 17 pistol is seen used by Vinh (Johnny Nguyen). Otis (Clarke Peters) also hands a Glock to David (Jonathan Majors) for self-defence during the finale.
3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
What appears to be the Glock 17 pistol is seen used by Vinh (Johnny Nguyen
Norinco Type 54
A Norinco Type 54 is also seen used by Vinh (Johnny Nguyen).
Norinco Type 54 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Vinh holds a Norinco Type 54 following a shootout.
The majority of the US forces are seen armed with what appear to be M16A1 rifles. Viet Cong fighters are also seen using M16A1s.
M16A1 with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Eddie (Norm Lewis) checks his M16A1.
A Viet Cong fighter fires the M16A1. Note that the position of the forward assist indicates that the shot is mirrored.
Some of the Viet Cong fighters and the criminals are seen with AK-47 rifles.
Type 3 AK-47 with laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
A female Viet Cong fighter holds an AK-47 rifle. Note the attached blank-adapter.
One of Quan's men points an AK-47 rifle.
Norinco Type 56
Norinco Type 56 rifles are used by Viet Cong forces as well as by criminals. The rifle is also used by several of the veterans, notably Paul (Delroy Lindo).
Norinco Type 56, milled receiver without the under-folding bayonet ("pig sticker") - 7.62x39mm. This is the "sanitized" (M22
-code) export version made with no factory markings and the selector markings in the latin alphabet (L for full-auto and D for semi-auto).
A VC soldier fires his Norinco Type 56 rifle.
Quan (Nguyen Ngoc Lam) threatens the veterans with a Type 56. Note that his Type 56 appears to have a straight AKM
One of Quan's men fires a Type 56. The Type 56 is distinguishable by the hooded front sight and the distinctive bayonet mounts.
Norinco Type 56-1
Norinco Type 56-1 rifles are also used by Viet Cong forces.
Norinco Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm
A VC soldier fires his Norinco Type 56-1 rifle.
A VC soldier advances while firing his Norinco Type 56-1 rifle.
M60 Machine Gun
The M60 machine gun is used by American forces as door guns on the Hueys.
M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
A door gunner uses the M60 machine gun.
The door gunner fires the M60 machine gun.
GE M134 Minigun
An M134 Minigun is seen mounted on an UH-1 Huey displayed at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
Three MXU-470/A minigun modules with GAU-2B/A (M134) Miniguns in an AC-47D "Spooky" gunship - 7.62x51mm NATO
While in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, an M134 Minigun is seen mounted in a helicopter display.
M79 Grenade Launcher
An M79 grenade launcher is used by "Stormin'" Norman Earl Holloway (Chadwick Boseman).
M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
An M79 grenade launcher is visible on the right while the Bloods ride in the Huey in Vietnam.
"Stormin'" Norman Earl Holloway (Chadwick Boseman
) fires the M79 grenade launcher at the enemy.
A female Viet Cong fighter uses an RPG-2 launcher to shoot down the US soldiers' Huey.
RPG-2 with PG-2 rocket - 40mm
A female VC fighter aims the RPG-2 launcher.
The VC fighter prepares to fire the RPG-2 launcher at the US soldiers' Huey.
Desroche uses a hand grenade of an unknown type during the finale.
The hand grenade lies next to the Luger.