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The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission

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The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)

The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission is the fourth and final film in The Dirty Dozen film series. Telly Savalas and Ernest Borgnine reprise their roles from The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission for this 1988 sequel.

The following weapons were used in the film The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission:

M1A1 Thompson

Major Wright (Telly Savalas) and several other American soldiers (the MP's at the prison in particular) wield M1A1 Thompsons.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine
MP Sergeant Holt (Jeff Conaway) armed with an M1A1 Thompson.
Major Wright (Telly Savalas) , wearing only a helmet liner, blasts away at the Germans aboard the train with his M1A1 Thompson.

M3 "Grease Gun

The majority of the American soldiers and Yugoslavian resistance members use M3 "Grease Guns".

M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP. The later model M3A1 would eliminate the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead used a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
A Yugoslavian resistance member fires his "Grease Gun."
Fred Collins (John Matuszak) wields a "Grease Gun."
Dravko Demchuk (Alex Cord) uses his "Grease Gun" to kill two German radio operators.
Demchuk dies aboard the train clutching his "Grease Gun."


Major Wright uses an M1911A1 pistol in one scene, as does an Army captain (Gus Savalas) during Hamilton's attempted escape.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
The captain, holding his M1911A1, hides behind a Jeep with Wright.
The captain and his M1911A1 contemplate the situation.
The captain watches as Wright talks Hamilton down.
Wright investigates something suspicious.
Wright with the M1911A1 in hand.

Walther P38

SS General Kurt Richter (Matthew Burton) uses a Walther P38 as his sidearm of choice.

Walther P38 pistol World War II date of production
Richter shouts orders while holding his Walther P38.

Luger P08

Many Germans as well as some Yugoslavians throughout the film use the Luger P08.

Luger P08 9mm
Resistance leader Yelena Petrovic (Natalia Nogulich) points her Luger P08 at Wright.
Nazi official Wolfgang Kranz (Ray Armstrong) aboard the train with a Luger P08.
Kranz shouting orders while holding his Luger P08.


The MP40 makes its triumphant return as the firearm of choice for nearly every German soldier seen in the film. The guards at the Bulgarian border use them as well.

MP40 9mm
An SS soldier crouches with his MP40.
A SS soldier perched atop the speeding train shoots at the Americans with his MP40.
Demchuk kills a Bulgarian soldier who is armed with an MP40.
General Richter grabs an MP40 and fires at the train.

Karabiner 98k

A handful of German soldiers use Karabiner 98k bolt-action rifles, although the MP40 is still the dominant German weapon in this film. The Dozen also utilize them for bayonet practice.

A German soldier at the Yugoslavian border unslings his Karabiner 98k seconds before Major Wright shoots him.
A SS soldier perched on a truck takes aim with his Karabiner 98k.
A SS soldier on the train fires with his Karabiner 98k even as his MP40-toting comrade is killed.
Collins supervises the training with a Kar98k in hand.
Joe Stern (Hunt Block) after "killing" a "German soldier." with his bayonet-fixed Kar98k
Roberto Echevarria (Richard Yniguez), wearing a Rambo-esque headband, thrusts his bayonet-fixed Kar98k into a "German officer."


Two German soldiers at the Grecian border are seen with an MG42 mounted on a tripod.

The soldiers set the MG42 up.
The Soldiers fire the MG42. Two MP40-wielding soldiers are to the left

Browning M1919

Joseph Hamilton (Ernie Hudson) commandeers a Browning M1919 machine gun in a guard tower while trying to escape from military prison. Several tracked "German" vehicles (actually Soviet Ural AT-L's) have these machine guns mounted on them.

The machine gunner overlooking the prison courtyard with a M1919.
Hamilton armed with the M1919 pins the MP's down.
Hamilton, still armed, tells of why he killed his French wife.
The "German" Ural AT-L with a mounted M1919.

German 8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) mortars

German soldiers at the Grecian border fire from 8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) mortars.

8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34)
The German mortar firers take up their positions.
A soldier loads the mortar while another prepares to cover his ear.

Scout car gun

An American scout car seen at the prison is shown with an enormous gun mounted in back.

The scout car with large gun arrives filled with MP's.

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