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Munich 72

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Munich 72
München '72 – Das Attentat
Movie Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Dror Zahavi
Release Date March 19, 2012
Language Arabic
Studio Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Distributor Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dieter Waldner Heino Ferch
Anna Gerbers Bernadette Heerwagen
Michael Bruckner Felix Klare
André Spitzer Pasquale Aleardi
Ankie Spitzer Esther Zimmering
Bruno Merk Rainer Bock
Hans-Dietrich Genscher Stephan Grossmann

Munich 72 is a 2011 German television film directed by Dror Zahavi that re-enacts the hostage drama during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. It was first broadcast on ZDF on March 19, 2012. Munich 1972: The hosting of the Olympics is supposed to show the world a new, different Germany: the spirit of Munich - cosmopolitan, relaxed and free. But then the unthinkable happens: In the early morning hours of September 5, Palestinian terrorists enter the Olympic Village and storm the Israeli team's quarters. Only a short time later, security forces find a dead Israeli. The rest of the team is in the hands of men who apparently have nothing to lose.

The film was planned many years earlier, but Steven Spielberg preempted the project in 2005.

The following weapons were used in the film Munich 72:


Tokarev TT-33

What appears to be a Tokarev TT-33 is used by the terrorist "Toni".

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
"Toni" takes aim at Moshe Weinberg struggling with his mates.

Walther PPK

Some German Police and Bundesgrenzschutz officers are seen with Walther PPKs.

Walther PPK - .380 ACP.
"So let me get this straight: They have hand grenades and machine guns? And we each have a Walther PPK?"
A BGS officer disguised as a pilot describes the situation while waiting for the terrorist onboard the provided airplane.

Submachine Guns

Walther MPL

During the first rescue attempt, Walther MPLs are carried by a German Polizei squad.

Walther MPL with stock extended - 9x19mm
The squad wearing tracksuits makes its way to the apartments.
Ankie Spitzer and her family follow the event on tv so do the terrorists.
A member secrues the rear with his MPL. Note the folded stock serves as a foregrip.

Walther MPK

Two squad members can be seen wielding Walther MPKs.

Walther MPK with stock unfolded - 9x19mm
The officer on the left holds his MPK at the ready.
His mate noticed that the terrorists know about the plan and demands to withdraw. This is a continuity error, since he carried the longer barreled MPL one scene earlier.
A closer view of the first member's MPK while falling back.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

At least, one police officer is armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A2.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with original "slimline" handguard and straight "waffle"-style magazine - 9x19mm
The police officer in the background changes his position. The "waffle"-style magazine is visible.



The AKMS is the main weapon of the Palestinian terrorists during the hostage crisis in Munich.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
One of the terrorists opened the bag with the AKMS and the taped together magazines.
The terrorists prepare to raid the Israeli apartments.
"Toni" the cowboy brandishes his AKMS over the frightened Israeli hostages.
Knowing from the tv news that the police is coming he looks out a window.
He informs his comrade on which part of the roof the policemen are staying.
A terrorist shows himself on the balcony to the reporters and policemen.
Two terrorists pinned down by armored cars try to shoot back.


An East-German MPi-KM-72 is also used by one terrorist.

MPi-KM-72 - 7.62x39mm
The terrorist points his MPi-KM-72 at the Israeli hostages and forces them not to move.
Later during the first rescue attempt he searches for the hiding police squad on the roof.
A look of the top part of his rifle while spotting incoming armored cars.

Heckler & Koch G3A3

German police snipers at the airport appear to be armed with Heckler & Koch G3A3 rifles.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with slimline handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
G3A3ZF with Hensoldt 4x24 optical sight - 7.62x51mm NATO
A close-up of the trigger after receiving to order to open fire.
The three snipers on the airport roof firing their G3s.
Another sniper at the spotlight on the other side of the landing field aiming his scoped rifle.
The sniper and a pilot got hit by friendly fire of one armored car.

Unknown Rifles

Two types of unknown rifles are seen in the hands of Civilian snipers.

The first Civilian sniper (Kevin Ostermaier) gets the order to leave his position.
The second sniper runs with his rifle that looks like a Karabiner 98k.



After standing in a traffic jam for several minutes they reached the airfield.
The two cars start immediately shooting at the terrorists.

F-1 Grenade

An F-1 hand grenade is used by "Issa" (Shredi Jabarin).

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Issa angrily pulls the pin of his grenade.
The primed grenade lies beneath the Israeli hostages in the Bell UH-1D helicopter.

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