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Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth

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Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (US release title; original Japanese title was Godzilla vs. Mothra) is the 19th entry in the Toho produced Godzilla film series and 4th in the Heisei era. In this film Godzilla meets two monstrows insects: Mothra, the "good" guardian of the Earth, and her "evil sister" Battra.

The following weapons were used in the film Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth:

Submachine Gun

In the opening scene Thai police, arresting Takuya Fujita, carry submachine guns. These movie props doesn't have a direct prototype.

Four Thai policemen aim their guns at Takuya Fujita.

Howa Type 64 Rifle

Most JSDF personnel are armed with rifles that mostly resemble Howa Type 64. Some of them have longer barrels.

Howa Type 64 - 7.62x51mm
JSDF personnel helplessly watch for Mothra larvae ravaging Tokyo.
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JSDF personnel with Type 64-style rifles.
JSDF personnel with M16-style and Type 64-style rifles.


M16-style assault rifles are also seen in hands of JSDF personnel.

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan
JSDF personnel with M16-style and Type 64-style rifles.

Type 62 Machine Gun

A Type 62 machine gun is mounted on Type 82 command and communications vehicle.

Sumitomo NTK-62 mounted on tripod 7.62x51mm NATO
Type 82 vehicle is armed with Type 62 general purpose machine gun and M2HB heavy machine gun.

Sumitomo M2HB Machine Gun

Sumitomo M2HB heavy machine guns are mounted on various armored vehicles.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
M2HB is mounted on Type 74 MBT.
Type 74 MBT and Type 82 command and communications vehicle (at the left) are armed with M2HB machine guns.
A close view of M2HB mount, fitted with a shield, on Type 82 vehicle.

35-mm Oerlikon KDE Automatic Cannon

35-mm Oerlikon KDE automatic cannons are mounted on Type 89 IFVs.

Oerlikon KDE - 35x228 mm
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Bazooka-style Launcher

In one scene, a JGSDF soldier carries a Bazooka-style launcher. In reality, M20 "Super Bazooka" launchers were used by JSDF for a long time until replaced by Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle.

M20 "Super Bazooka" with rocket - 3.5"
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General Dynamics M197 Vulcan

Introduced in this film as the new Maser attack aircraft, the ASTOL-MB93 in the film are sent to intercept Godzilla, armed with powerful twin directed-energy cannons that fire powerful maser beams (not to be confused with lasers) as well as a rotary cannon under it's nose that can be hard to see due to the blurring motion of speed and poor lighting conditions of night. The rotary cannon appears to be the General Dynamics M197 Vulcan cannon, erroneously called M61 Vulcan in supplemental material despite having the three barrels and muzzle-clamp of the former and not the 6 barrels of the latter. The rotary cannon is never used by any of the aircraft, as the pilots all opt to exclusively use their maser cannons. Curiously supplemental material claims the ASTOL-MB93's have a second rotary cannon, using the words "dual M61 Vulcan Cannons" as well as claiming they have 70mm rockets. Neither the second cannon nor rockets are ever seen in film.

General Dynamics M197 Vulcan - 20x102mm.
The ASTOL-MB93's rotary cannon are seen as it's twin Maser cannon's flash before firing powerful maser beams at Godzilla.
A model of the ASTOL-MB93 giving a clearer view of it's rotary cannon.

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