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Over There (2005)

Over There was a 2005 television series that was one of the first to portray on a weekly basis the early days of US involvement in the Iraq War. The series was co-created by Steven Bochco, the producer behind such series as Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue, and aired for 13 episodes in the US on the FX cable channel.

The following weapons were used in the television series Over There:


Colt M4A1

One of the most commonly seen weapons in the show, the M4A1 carbine is used by practically all the American characters in the show seen in Iraq, with a few exceptions. All versions have the RIS foregrip, with the exception of Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy (Luke MacFarlane), who has an M203 grenade launcher and Surefire Universal weaponlight mounted on his as mentioned below. Pvt. Avery "Angel" King (Keith Robinson) has an ACOG scope mounted atop the carry handle of his M4 due to his role as the fireteam's Designated Marksman. Most of the M4A1s are also fitted with AN/PEQ-2 IR designators. One can also be seen in the hands of a distraught Iraqi civilian whose son has been mortally wounded by an insurgent bomber, and another M4A1 is used by Colonel Ryan (Michael Cudlitz), a Special Forces officer who has a custom camouflage paint scheme, suppressor, and Surefire Universal weaponlight on his M4A1.

M4A1 with RIS foregrip and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator - 5.56x45mm
In "Pilot" (S1E01), Sgt. Chris "Scream" Silas (Erik Palladino) holds tight against a berm with his M4A1.
A closeup of Pvt. "Dim" Dumphy's M4A1 in "Pilot" (S1E01).
In "Roadblock Duty" (S1E02), Scream holds his rifle.
In "Mission Accomplished" (S1E07), PFC Tariq Nassiri (Omid Abtahi) holds an M4A1 carbine.
Production image of Pvt. Frank "Dim" Dumphy and PFC Tariq Nassiri (Omid Abtahi) standing ready with M4A1 carbines.
Colonel Ryan (Michael Cudlitz) with his customized M4A1 carbine in "The Prisoner" (S1E03).

Colt M16A2

The standard-issue M16A2 with no frills is used by PV2 Brenda "Mrs. B" Mitchell (Nicki Aycox) and PFC Esmeralda "Doublewide" Del Rio (Lizette Carrión), due to their roles as members of a logistics unit instead of a front-line combat unit like their comrades.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
PFC Esmeralda "Doublewide" Del Rio (Lizette Carrión) firing her M16A2 in "The Prisoner" (S1E03).

Colt M16A4

In "Pilot" (S1E01), at least one soldier can be seen armed with an M16A4, identifiable by the removable carry handle/rear sight.

M16A4 - 5.56x45mm
A soldier aims his rifle from prone. Note the removable carry handle, differentiating this rifle from an M16A2.


As befitting the stereotypical "bad guy" weapon, the AK-47 is seen in the hands of Iraqi insurgents that the characters end up facing in practically every episode, though are also seen in the hands of Iraqi soldiers working with the team on rare occasions.

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
In "Pilot" (S1E01), an insurgent carries an AK rifle before being split in two by a 40mm grenade.


In some episodes, insurgents also use the AKMS, identified by the underfolding stocks and muzzle brakes.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
An insurgent opens fire with his AKMS in "The Prisoner" (S1E03).
In "The Prisoner" (S1E03), an insurgent has an AKMS rifle slung.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

A Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I rifle is used by an insurgent in the series finale "Follow the Money" (S1E13).

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I - .303 British
A Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I rifle is used by an insurgent in the series finale "Follow the Money" (S1E13).


Beretta 92FS

One of the most rarely-seen US weapons in the series, the Beretta 92FS (standing in for the military-issue M9) is seen in "Suicide Rain" (S1E10), used by a distraught Cpl. Shaver (Currie Graham) after he fails to save the life of an Iraqi boy injured by an insurgent bomber.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Driven to despair by the day's events, Cpl. Shaver (Currie Graham) raises his Beretta in "Suicide Rain" (S1E10).

Kimber Custom TLE II

In "The Prisoner" (S1E03), Colonel Ryan (Michael Cudlitz) holds a Kimber Custom TLE II fitted with a Surefire 310R weaponlight to the head of Hassan (Rami Malek).

Kimber Custom TLE II with Surefire 310R weaponlight - .45 ACP
In "The Prisoner" (S1E03), Colonel Ryan (Michael Cudlitz) threatens Hassan (Rami Malek) with the Kimber.

Machine Guns


The M249 SAW is carried by the fireteam's Automatic Rifleman, Pvt. Maurice "Smoke" Williams (Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones) and several other soldiers. Smoke originally carries the standard M249, but somehow switches to the compact "paratrooper" version featuring a telescoping stock and shorter barrel in "Roadblock Duty" (S1E02). Other soldiers can also be seen using standard M249s on occasion, including a few mounted on vehicles.

M249 SAW paratrooper version with 200-round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm
Pvt. Maurice "Smoke" Williams (Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones) takes cover with his M249 SAW in "The Prisoner" (S1E03).
M249 SAW with 200 round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm
A soldier manning a turret-mounted M249 SAW in "Pilot" (S1E01).
On the right, Pvt. Maurice "Smoke" Williams (Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones) originally carries the standard M249 in "Pilot" (S1E01).

FN M240B

The M240B machine gun can be seen mounted on Army vehicles.

M240B - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M240B machine gun mounted on the Humvee in "Roadblock Duty" (S1E02).

Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB also makes appearances in the series, usually mounted on US vehicles such as Humvees. The most notable use of this weapon in the series is when 1LT Alexander "Underpants" Hunter (Josh Stamberg) uses one to shoot an Iraqi boy trying to flag down a convoy in the final episode.

Browning M2HB in vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2 mounted on a US Army Special Forces HMMWV in "The Prisoner" (S1E03).
The Browning M2 is fired in "Mission Accomplished" (S1E07).

DShK Heavy Machine Gun

In "Pilot" (S1E01), an Iraqi insurgent fires a DShK heavy machine gun during the sandstorm firefight.

DShK - 12.7x109mm
An Insurgent-controlled DShK heavy machine gun firing during a sandstorm in "Pilot" (S1E01).

RPK Light Machine Gun

In "The Prisoner" (S1E03), one of the insurgents engages US forces from the roof of a building using an RPK light machine gun, but is inevitably taken out.

RPK - 7.62x39mm
In "The Prisoner" (S1E03), an Iraqi insurgent holds his RPK.
The same Iraqi insurgent getting shot with his RPK light machine gun in hand, seen through Pvt. Avery 'Angel' King's ACOG in "The Prisoner" (S1E03).


Type 69 RPG

The Type 69 RPG rocket launcher fitted with a PGO-7 scope is used by Iraqi insurgents in "Mission Accomplished" (S1E07) and in "Follow the Money" (S1E13), when a convoy the team is traveling with is ambushed.

Type 69 RPG with optical sight - 40mm
The Type 69 used by Iraqi insurgent in "Mission Accomplished" (S1E07).

M203A1 Grenade Launcher

The M203A1 grenade launcher is attached to PV2 Frank "Dim" Dumphy's M4A1, who uses it in "Embedded" (S1E05). Another M203A1 can be seen fired by a soldier in "Pilot" (S1E01).

M203A1 grenade launcher mounted on M4A1 - 5.56x45mm/40mm
In "Pilot" (S1E01), Frank "Dim" Dumphy (Luke MacFarlane) carries the M4 fitted with the M203A1 grenade launcher.
PV2 Dumphy slings his M4A1/M203 in "Roadblock Duty" (S1E02).

M242 Bushmaster Chaingun

In "Embedded" (S1E05), Smoke takes a nap inside an M2 Bradley, which is armed with an M242 Bushmaster chaingun. This Bradley appears to be a mockup.

M242 Bushmaster chaingun - 25x137mm
In "Embedded" (S1E05), the mockup of an M2 Bradley with the Bushmaster chaingun is seen on right.


Smoke takes a nap next to the M2 Bradley that along with the Bushmaster chaingun, is also fitted with twin BGM-71 TOW launchers folded against the left side of the turret.

BGM-71 TOW mounted on a Bradley IFV - 152mm
An M2 Bradley with its Bushmaster chaingun and a twin BGM-71 TOW launcher folded against the side of the turret in "Embedded" (S1E05).

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