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Theatrical release poster
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment
Dirty Hands Productions
||Buena Vista Pictures
Evita is a 1996 musical drama film, adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1978 musical about the life of Eva Perón, the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina. The film is directed by Alan Parker and stars Madonna as Eva Perón, Jonathan Pryce as Juan Perón, and Antonio Banderas as Che who acts as the film's narrator.
The following weapons were used in the film Evita:
Halcón Modelo 1943
In the scene of the 1943 Argentine coup d'etat, some soldiers are armed with Halcón submachine guns. The guns themselves are unclear but the Halcón Modelo 1943 seems to be the best guess.
Halcón Modelo 1943, late version with 152mm barrel - .45 ACP
Three soldiers hold submachine guns.
Another view of the scene. The submachine gun at the left (and maybe the two others as well) seems to have a shorter barrel, so it may be the late version that has a 152mm barrel, consistent with the Modelo 1946.
Another view of the soldiers with submachine guns.
Halcón Modelo 1949
During the funeral of Eva Perón, soldiers on motorcycles carry submachine guns that appear to be the Halcón Modelo 1949.
Halcón Modelo 1949EA with folding stock - 9x19mm
The soldiers in the motorcycles sidecars hold submachine guns.
The long, slim barrel with muzzle compensator and part of the receiver can be seen.
1893 Spanish Mauser
1893 Spanish Mausers are the most commonly seen rifle in the hands of Argentine soldiers. As many scenes with mass amounts of extras were filmed not in Argentina but in Hungary, the usage of Spanish rifles may be explained by the insufficient number of available 1909 Argentine Mausers (though some rifles of correct model appear on screen, see below).
1893 Spanish Mauser - 7x57mm Mauser
The honor guards carry Mauser rifles with attached bayonets during Eva Perón's funeral.
Another view of the honor guards' rifles with bayonets.
Soldiers with Spanish 1893 Mauser rifles.
Soldiers break into the government building.
Soldiers arrest the overthrown government.
Soldiers aim their rifles at a group of officers opposing Perón.
Soldiers disperse the rioting crowd.
Soldiers stand in formation.
A sentry at the government building.
1909 Argentine Mauser Rifle
Some genuine 1909 Argentine Mausers are also used by soldiers.
Argentine Mauser 1909 - 7.65x53mm Mauser
Soldiers in the jeep hold 1909 Mauser rifles. Note the Gewehr 98-style top barrel bands and auxiliary bayonet lugs.
The barrel of a 1909 Mauser is seen at the right. Most soldiers are armed with 1893 Spanish Mausers
1909/26 Argentine Mauser Carbine
In the scene when the members of the overthrown government are sent into exile, military police personnel hold short rifles that are supposed to be 1909/20 Carbines.
Argentine Mauser M1909/26 Cavalry Carbine - 7.65 x 53mm Mauser
MP personnel hold short Mauser rifles with turned down bolt handles. The general look, especially the shape of the business end of the barrel, allows to identify the rifles as 1909/26 carbines.
Mauser short rifles/carbines
Mauser short rifles and carbines of unclear models are briefly seen in several scenes.
A soldier in center holds a Mauser carbine of unclear model, most likely some Mauser 1898 derivative.
MP personnel arrest General Perón. They carry Mauser short rifles. The rifle at the right has a visible auxiliary bayonet lug, but it looks different from a 1909 rifle. Note the definitely empty holster on the belt of an MP - it is a British pattern for Webley and Enfield revolvers.
In the scene of the 1943 Argentine coup d'etat, Argentine Navy sailors use a Browning M1917 machine gun in the battle for the Navy Petty-Officers School of Mechanics, the most violent episode of the event.
Browning M1917A1 machine gun with tripod and ammo box - .30-06
The machine gun position is destroyed by tank guns.
Unidentified machine gun
Two unidentified machine guns, mounted on motorcycles, are very briefly seen in one scene. They are likely of different models as the barrels are quite different.
Machine guns are mounted on motorcycles. Cartridge belts are seen. The machine gun at the left seems to have a barrel jacket and may be some version of Browning M1919
though such s guess is very vague.
Federal Gas Riot Gun
Police use Federal Gas Riot Guns against the rioting crowd.
Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm
A policeman fires a gas gun.
Two M4A1 Sherman tanks are used in the movie.
Two Sherman tanks and two Fox armored cars support the infantry.
A closeup of a Sherman tank.
Two FV721 Fox armored reconnaissance vehicles are used in the movie. This vehicle was never used by Argentine military. The decommissioned armored cars have their RARDEN autocannons removed and replaced with mockup short-barreled cannons that makes the vehicles distantly resemble the Panhard AML with 90mm cannon (the AML was really used in Argentina but of course later than 1943).
A Fox armored car during the 1943 coup d'etat.
A close view of the turret.
Several M3 half-track APCs are also seen in the movie.
Two M3 half-tracks in a night scene.
Skoda 100mm M1914 Howitzer
A Skoda 100mm M1914 field howitzer is seen when soldiers and police suppress a street riot. This weapon was issued by Austro-Hungarian Army as 10cm M.14 Feldhaubitze and widely used during The Great War. While the howitzer was never supplied to Argentina, the scene was probably filmed in Hungary where old Austro-Hungarian weapons are available.