Special Forces (original title Forces spéciales) is a 2011 French Afghanistan War film starring Djimon Hounsou as the leader of a unit of French Naval Commandos (Commandos Marine in French) sent into the tribal areas of Pakistan to rescue a war journalist (Diane Kruger) who has been kidnapped by Taliban forces. The film was made in close cooperation with the special forces branch of the French military.
The following weapons were used in the film Special Forces:
The Glock 17 is the sidearm of many members of the Commandos Marine including Lucas (Denis Menochet), who is seen using it with a suppressor.
Suppressed Glock 17 (3rd Gen) - 9x19mm Parabellum
Lucas opens fire with his suppressed Glock.
Marius (Alain Alivon
) draws his Glock during the raid to rescue Elsa.
Elias opens fire with the Glock 17.
Victor (Alain Figlarz) carries a Glock 19 as his sidearm and is seen using it with a suppressor.
Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Suppressed Glock 19 - 9x19mm
Victor with the suppressed Glock 19 during the rescue of Elsa.
Lucas also carries a Glock 26 with a well worn slide. When the unit prepares to take on some enemy forces, Lucas hands Elsa (Diane Kruger) the pistol.
The Beretta 92FS is the sidearm carried by Tic-Tac (Benoît Magimel). He is seen using it with a suppressor during the rescue of Elsa. Elsa is also seen with the handgun.
Tic-Tac wields the suppressed 92FS.
Handing the 92FS to Elsa. This one is probably a spring airsoft gun, based on the slide's rear shape and the magazine.
The CZ-75 is carried by Taliban leader Ahmed Zaief (Raz Degan).
is main sidearm carried by Taliban leader Ahmed Zaief (Raz Degan
Heckler & Koch USP
During the Kosovo mission, Kovax (Djimon Hounsou) carries a Heckler & Koch USP fitted with a laser sight.
SIG-Sauer P226 X-Five
Kovax (Djimon Hounsou) carries a SIG-Sauer P226 X-Five as his sidearm in Pakistan.
SIG-Sauer P226 X-Five Tactical - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3
The Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 is seen used by several members of the unit including Kovax and Tic-Tac (Benoît Magimel) during the rescue of Elsa.
Kovax with the MP5SD3 during the rescue mission.
Tic-Tac uses the MP5SD3 to eliminate Taliban fighters.
Tic-Tac is armed with the MP5SD3 before detonating hidden explosives.
Heckler & Koch MP5A5
Lucas and Kovax are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A5s fitted with Brugger & Thomet visor helmet stocks during the raid in Kosovo.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Brugger & Thomet visor helmet stock, RIS handguard, & M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - 9x19mm (The weapon used in the film is an A5 with an additional burst position on the fire selector)
Kovax readies his MP5A5 before the Kosovo raid.
Lucas with his MP5A5 during the raid. The MP5A5 is fitted with a Brugger & Thomet visor helmet stock.
Heckler & Koch MP5KA4
In addition to his M4A1, Lucas also carries a Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 fitted with a suppressor.
Production image showing Lucas Lucas (Denis Menochet
) on the right with the MP5KA4 slung.
The MP5K4 is carried by Lucas on the left.
Lucas on the right with his MP5K4.
The Taliban in the film carry several different variants of the AK.
AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake 7.62x39mm
A Taliban fighter fires his AK.
Some Taliban fighters getting shot while wielding AKs in a wave attack.
Ahmed is seen carrying an AIMS with an underslung AG-40 grenade launcher.
For the majority of the film, Kovax uses a Beretta ARX-160 as his main weapon. The rifle is fitted with a Beretta GLX-160 grenade launcher. During a scene where he is talking to Elsa while walking, his rifle briefly switches to a G36K due to a continuity mistake (we can only see the stock).
Production still of Kovax carrying the ARX-160.
Kovax firing the ARX-160 at incoming Taliban fighters.
Gripping the ARX-160 via pistol grip and magazine.
Kovax carries the ARX-160.
Colt Model 727
Marius (Alain Alivon) uses a Colt Model 727 carbine fitted with a M203 Grenade Launcher in addition to his MP5SD3. Elias (Raphaël Personnaz) also is seen using the carbine.
Colt Model 727 "M16A2 carbine" - 5.56x45mm
Marius opens fire with the Colt.
Elias (Raphaël Personnaz
) opens fire with the Model 727, distinguishable from an M4 by the A2 upper receiver with fixed carry handle.
The M4A1 is seen used by several members of the Commandos Marine unit including Lucas and Tic-Tac.
M4A1 with RIS foregrip and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - 5.56x45mm
Lucas prepares to fire his M4A1.
Lucas' M4A1 has an Aimpoint scope mounted on a picatinny receiver with dual magazines affixed together via dual mag attachment.
Lucas shouts while shouldering the M4A1.
Lucas takes aim with his M4A1.
Tic Tac opens fire with his M4A1 at the charging Taliban fighters.
Tic Tac talks to Elsa while porting his M4A1.
French soldiers at Camp Gandamak are seen carrying FAMAS rifles.
Soldiers at Camp Gandamak are seen carrying FAMAS
Heckler & Koch HK416
French special forces are seen armed with Heckler & Koch HK416 rifles during the opening raid in Kosovo.
Special Forces member armed with the H&K 416 - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch G36
Commandos Marine soldiers that accompany Admiral Guezennec (Tchéky Karyo) on a rescue mission are armed with Heckler & Koch G36K rifles.
Production image of Commandos Marine soldiers armed with G36 rifles accompanying Admiral Guezennec (Tchéky Karyo
) in Kabul.
The commando on the left with the G36.
The commando on the right with the G36.
Special Forces units are armed with suppressed short-barrelled SIG SG 552 rifles with backup iron sights and ACOG TA11 optical sights during the Kosovo raid.
A camouflaged Special Forces soldier is armed with the SIG SG 552.
Special Forces soldier with the suppressed SIG SG 552 during the Kosovo raid.
Benelli M4 Super 90
A Benelli M4 Super 90 is carried by one of the commandos during the Kosovo raid.
A French commando armed with the M4.
A Benelli M4 Super 90
is carried by one of the Special Forces commandos during the Kosovo raid.
A Taliban fighter is seen with a Bren gun when they attack a village.
Taliban fighter is seen with the Bren
FN Minimi 5.56 Para T.R.
The paratrooper model of the FN Minimi is the main weapon carried by Victor (Alain Figlarz).
FN Minimi 5.56 Para T.R. - 5.56x45mm
A production still of Victor (Alain Figlarz
) holding the FN Minimi - 5.56x45mm
Victor with the FN Minimi.
Victor with the FN Minimi.
Victor opens fire with the FN Minimi.
The MAS AA-52 GPMG is seen mounted on a French Puma transport helicopter.
MAS AAT-52 Char - 7.5x54mm French
The machine gun on the right in the Puma helicopter.
FN MAG 58
The FN MAG 58 GPMG is seen mounted on a French Caracal transport helicopter.
The MAG 58 machine gun on the right during the Kosovo raid.
A Taliban fighter is seen armed with a PKM machine gun after confronting the retreating Commandos Marine unit.
A Taliban fighter fires a PKM.
An Army truck has a Browning M2HB mounted in the back at the forward operating base.
An Army truck has a Browning M2HB
mounted in the back at the forward operating base.
Special Forces snipers are seen with an FR F2 sniper rifle during the Kosovo raid.
FR F2 with bolt opened and magazine removed - 7.62x51mm NATO
A French commando aiming the FR F2.
A French commando sniper team takes aim while under camouflage.
PSL Sniper Rifle
A Taliban sniper is seen using a Romanian PSL Sniper Rifle.
The PSL in a circle to show its position.
Taliban fighters armed with the sniper rifles charge at the commandos' position.
PGM Ultima Ratio
A PGM Ultima Ratio is the sniper rifle used by Elias (Raphaël Personnaz).
PGM Ultima Ratio - 7.62x51mm
Elias takes aim with the PGM Ultima Ratio.
Chambering the PGM Ultima Ratio.
A Romanian AG-40 grenade launcher is seen mounted underneath the AIMS carried by Ahmed.
AIMS-74 with underslung AG-40P grenade launcher - 40x47mm
AG-40 underneath Ahmed's AIMS.
An M203 Grenade Launcher is seen mounted underneath the Colt M727 as well as Tic Tac's M4A1. Oddly, they are never used at all.
The M203 is seen mounted underneath Tic-Tac's M4A1.
The M203 underneath the barrel of the M727 used by Elias.
The Beretta GLX-160 grenade launcher is mounted underneath Kovax's ARX-160.
The GLX-160 is seen mounted underneath the ARX-160 rifle.
Heckler & Koch AG36
Commandos Marine soldiers are seen carrying a G36K rifles fitted with the Heckler & Koch AG36 grenade launcher.
Commandos Marine soldiers are seen carrying a G36K rifles fitted with the Heckler & Koch AG36
Taliban fighters are seen armed with RPG-7's fitted with PGO-7 scopes.
RPG-7 with PGO-7 scope and PG-7VM rocket - 40mm
Taliban fighter takes aim with an RPG-7 at a French helicopter.
A Taliban fighter wielding a RPG-7.