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Hyena Road

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Hyena Road
Hyena road poster.jpg
Hyena Road theatrical poster
Country CAN.jpg Canada
Directed by Paul Gross
Release Date 2015
Studio Triple 7 Films
WT Films
Distributor Elevation Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pete Mitchell Paul Gross
Ryan Sanders Rossif Sutherland
Travis Allan Hawco
Ghost Neamat Arghandabi
Jennifer Bowman Christine Horne
General Riling Clark Johnson

Hyena Road is a 2015 war drama written and directed by and starring Paul Gross (Passchendaele). Gross stars as Pete Mitchell, a Canadian military intelligence officer who recruits a team of snipers led by Ryan Sanders (Rossif Sutherland) in an effort to track down a mysterious Afghan fighter known as the Ghost. The film blends real footage shot by Gross in Afghanistan with action footage filmed in Canada and in Jordan.

The following weapons were used in the film Hyena Road:


Inglis Hi-Power

Pete Mitchell (Paul Gross) and other Canadian soldiers have Hi Powers in shoulder holsters.

Inglis Hi-Power - 9x19mm
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Rifles / Carbines

McMillan TAC-50

Ryan Sanders (Rossif Sutherland) and Travis (Allan Hawco) use suppressed McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifles during their missions. The TAC-50, known as the C15 in Canadian service, is famous for having made one of the longest kill-shots in history at 2,430 meters (2,657 yd/1.509 miles) while being used in Afghanistan in 2002.

McMillan TAC-50 - .50 BMG
Ryan Sanders (Rossif Sutherland) aims a McMillan TAC-50.
A close-up of the scope and receiver.

PGW Coyote

Hickey (David Richmond-Peck) uses a suppressed PGW Coyote when engaging some suspected booby traps early in the film. It is standing in for the PGW C14 Timberwolf, the Coyote is only used as a 7.62 NATO training rifle for the .338 Timberwolf and is not actually used in frontline combat. The C14 Timberwolf replaced the C3A1 formerly in use with the Canadian Armed Forces. The weapon used in this movie has a desert camouflage scheme. At 7:41 during the IED scene, Pete (Paul Gross) orders Hickey (David Richmond-Peck) "Hickey get the Coyote..."

PGW Coyote with Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
Hickey aims the PGW Coyote at a suspected booby trap.
A closeup of the PGW Coyote's receiver showing its 10 round AICS box mag of 7.62 NATO.
Hickey preparing for another shot from his PGW Coyote.

C3A1 Sniper Rifle (Parker-Hale M82)

A Canadian soldier is seen aiming a C3A1 Sniper Rifle in real-life footage that is mixed in with the movie footage.

Parker Hale M82 - 7.62x51mm NATO. The M82 was originally adopted by the Canadian Armed Forces as the C3, and later updated to the C3A1 which replaced the wooden stocks with a MacMillan A2 synthetic stock, as well as adding a bipod and a 10x Unertl scope.
A soldier aims a C3A1 sniper rifle.

Colt Canada C7A2

Captain Pete Mitchell (Paul Gross) and other Canadian soldiers use Colt Canada C7A2 rifles.

Colt Canada C7A2 with ELCAN C79 scope - 5.56x45mm
Mitchell and other Canadian soldiers hold Colt Canada C7A2 rifles in a production still.
Mitchell holds a C7A2 rifle following an ambush.
Mitchell covers Sanders as he searches for an escape route.
Canadian soldiers carry C7A2 rifles on base.

Colt Canada C7

Afghan National Army soldiers on patrol are seen with Diemaco C7 rifles.

Colt Model 715 (virtually identical rifle to the Colt Canada C7) - 5.56x45mm
Afghan National Army soldiers have Diemaco C7 rifles slung over their backs while on patrol. Afghan units working alongside Canadian forces were supplied with the C7 between 2007 and 2011.

Colt Canada C8 SFW Carbine

Members of Ryan's sniper team are equipped with Colt Canada C8 SFW carbines with ELCAN C79 scopes, suppressors, PEQ-2 laser modules, and desert camouflage paint jobs.

Colt Canada C8A1 carbine with ELCAN scope - 5.56x45mm. Also known as the "C8FT" (Flat-Top)
Ryan Sanders (Rossif Sutherland) holds a C8 SFW in a production still.
Travis (Allan Hawco) checks his C8 SFW carbine.
The sniper team holds C8 SFW carbines.
Tank (Karl Campbell) provides covering fire with a C8 SFW Carbine.
Sanders aims his C8 SFW Carbine.
A Canadian special forces solider holds a C8 SFW carbine with a M203.


Taliban fighters use AKM rifles throughout the film. Afghan soldiers are also armed with AKMs.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Taliban fighters fire AKMs during an ambush.
A Taliban fighter with an AKM is shot.


Taliban fighters also use AKMS rifles.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
A Taliban fighter holds an AKMS while crossing a trench.

Unknown AK Carbine

A Taliban fighter is seen with a short-barreled Kalashnikov carbine which appears to use the receiver of a Norinco Type 56 and the muzzle brake of a AKS-74U.

The Taliban fighter on the left advances with an AK carbine.


The Taliban fighters who battle Canadian troops are armed with AMD-65 rifles.

Hungarian AMD-65 - 7.62x39mm
Taliban fighters advance with AMD-65 rifles.
A Taliban fighter is shot while firing an AMD-65.

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB Machine Gun

Browning M2HB machine guns are mounted on Afghan National Army pickup trucks.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
A Browning M2HB machine gun is mounted on an Afghan National Army pickup.

C9A2 Light Machine Gun

A C9A2 Light Machine Gun is seen mounted on a LAV III APC.

C9A2 light machine gun with ELCAN scope - 5.56x45mm
A Canadian soldier mans a C9A2 while on patrol.


FN C6 machine guns with spade grips are mounted on the turret of LAV III APCs.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
A FN C6 is pintle-mounted on the LAV III. A C9A2 is also visible.
A C6 is seen mounted on a LAV III as part of the Nanuk Remote Weapons System (RWS). Another C6 is also mounted next to the RWS.
A LAV III crew member is seen holding a C6 machine gun.
A Canadian soldier cleans a C6 machine gun.

FN M240D

FN M240D machine guns are mounted on American helicopters.

M240D vehicle and aircraft-mount version with spade grips - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A M240D is fired from the rear of a CH-47 Chinook.

Dillon Aero M134 Minigun

Real-life footage of Canadian gunners firing Dillon Aero M134D Miniguns from Griffon helicopters is used in the film.

Dillon Aero M134D-H (H stands for Hybrid) combines the titanium and skeletonized parts that were engineered for use in the M134D-T minigun with the steel housing of the previous M134D - 7.62x51mm NATO
A M134D is fired from a CH-146 Griffon.
An interior shot.
Another angle of the M134D being fired.


M203 Grenade Launcher (Airsoft)

Hickey uses a C8 SFW Carbine with an Elcan SpectreDR sight and an airsoft M203 grenade launcher. The same rifle later appears in the hands of Canadian special forces troops who are carrying out a hostage rescue operation.

Airsoft M203 made by G&P - (fake) 40x46mm
Hickey and Tank rest during an operation.
The M203 is visible as Hickey fires his C8 SFW.
Canadian spec ops have airsoft M203 grenade launchers on their C8 SFWs.

M242 Bushmaster Chaingun

Canadian LAV III APCs are equipped with 25mm M242 Bushmaster chain guns.

M242 Bushmaster Chain Gun (Current Model) - 25x137mm
A M242 chain gun, as seen in the LAV III's turret.


Taliban fighters use RPG-7 rocket launchers to attack the Canadian forces.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A Taliban fighter fires a RPG-7.
RPG-7 launchers are seen during a Taliban ambush.

SPG-9 Recoilless Rifle

Taliban fighters use a SPG-9 recoilless rifle to bombard the sniper team.

SPG-9 recoilless rifle tripod mount - 73mm
Taliban fighters set up a SPG-9 recoilless rifle.

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