PASKAL The Movie

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PASKAL The Movie (2018)

PASKAL The Movie is a 2018 Malaysian military film directed by Adrian Teh, produced by Asia Tropical Films, Golden Screen Cinemas, Multimedia Entertainment, Granatum Ventures, and Astro Shaw. Starring Hairul Azreen as Lieutenant Commander Arman Anuar, as he deals with trials and tribulations of being in one of the country's elite forces, the PASKAL (Pasukan Khas Laut). After a peacekeeping mission in Angola that results in one of his closest teammate dead and another dishonorably discharged, he is about to request for a transfer when he is needed one last time for a very dangerous mission - made worse by the return of a rival, and things soon turn personal. This movie also stars Tiger Chen Hu (John Wick 3, The Matrix Reloaded, Man of Tai Chi) as Chinese U.N Sgt Chen Han during mission in Angola.

Parts of the movie is inspired by the bravery and heroism of the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) special ops, referencing the true story of PASKAL operatives during their duties as United Nations in Angola in 1998 and the success of recovering the seized MV Bunga Laurel's trade vessel in Gulf of Aden in 2011, dubbed Operation Dawn 8.

Filming cost RM10 million. Shooting was conducted at several locations within and outside the country, such as Lumut, Perak; Semporna, Sabah, and Istanbul, Turkey.


The following weapons were used in the film PASKAL The Movie:


Sidearms

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is the main sidearm of Lieutenant Arman Anuar and many other PASKAL operatives.

Glock 17 3rd Generation - 9x19mm
Lt Arman (Hairul Azreen) fires the Glock 17 in the firing line during the shooting exercise.
Lt. Zarif "Jeb" Zafruddin (Ammar Alfian) fires his Glock 17.
One of PASKAL commando holds Glock 17 with suppressor.
Close up the Glock 17 with olive green frame.
The Glock 17 as seen in Arman and his comrade's right leg holster during the final siege.

M1911A1

'Jeb' can be seen carrying a M1911A1 as his sidearm of choice after going rogue. He is seen taunting the PASKAL operatives with the pistol in his waistband during the market recon.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
The M1911A1 is seen in Jeb's waistband.

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is the sidearm of the UN personnel backing up Arman's group, from which Lieutenant 'Jeb' takes one during the shootout against Angolan militias.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
'Jeb' with his borrowed Beretta in Angola.

Ruger GP100

A Ruger GP100 is seen in the hands of the Angolan food truck driver moments before his vehicle is ambushed by the Angolan militias. The poor driver didn't even manage to shoot back.

Ruger GP100 in Blued Finish with 6" Barrel, adjustable rear sights & Hogue Grips - .357 Magnum. The Ruger Catalog # is GP-161, the Model No. is 1704. Ruger GP100 Revolvers now come with black Hogue grips from the factory.
The driver with his GP100 before he is shot.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5-N

The Heckler & Koch MP5-N is used by PASKAL operatives as their primary weapon, fitted with the MP5's Knights Armament Company rail system, Aimpoint M68 Close Combat Optic, Oerlikon Contraves LLM01 Laser Light Module, and flash hider.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
Knights Armament Company rail system, MP5
PASKAL reinforcement unit with their MP5Ns meets Arman after they arrive at the oil rig's helipad.
PASKAL operators search the compound of the oil rig. The operator in the front is holding the MP5N.

Special

A PASKAL instructor holds his standard MP5N, fitted with flash hider as he observes the actors conducting the CQC exercise.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5

Along with the MP5-Ns, some the PASKAL team use the Heckler & Koch MP5A5 as their primary weapon. These MP5A5s are equipped with Aimpoint M68 CCO red dots, B&T flashlight handguards, and Vortex flash hiders. Some are also seen with QD suppressors and vertical grips attached.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm
A PASKAL operative preparing his MP5A5 before boarding the Bunga Laurel.
One of PASKAL operators is seen with the MP5A5

Special

A PASKAL weapons instructor cocking his MP5A5 in a BTS video.
Actors at the range with their MP5A5s.
Hairul Azreen trains with the MP5A5.

Heckler & Koch MP7A1

The Heckler & Koch MP7A1 is Lt. Comm. Arman's signature weapon during the retaking of Bunga Laurel and the oil rig siege. It is always seen equipped with an Aimpoint Micro-T, Brügger & Thomet suppressor, and 40-round extended magazine.

Heckler & Koch MP7A1 - 4.6x30mm.
Lt. Comm. Arman (Hairul Azreen) advancing with his MP7A1 during the oil rig siege.
Arman readying his MP7A1 as his teammates breach the deck.
The MP7A1 in Arman's hands while in the oil rig compound.
Arman takes aim with his MP7A1 while confronting Jeb.

Special

The Royal Malaysian Navy weapons instructor shows the MP7A1.
The MP7A1 in a two handed grip.
The MP7A1 on display together with the UMP45 and MP5K. Both the UMP and MP5K are never used in the film.

Assault Rifles

AK-47

An AK-47 without a stock used by a group of Angolan militiamen during Arman's UNIVEM mission.

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm. This is the commercial clone of the original Type III AK-47 and is the most used in American films and shows when showing the milled receiver AK-47
An Angolan militiaman holds his AK-47.

AK-74

During the film's opening raid, an AK-74 is used by a few Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The terrorist leader, Rudy (Amerul Affendi), is also seen with this rifle as his group captures the oil rig off the coast of Sulu, Sabah.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
Rudy holds an AK-74 as he announces to the oilrig workers that the area is under their control.
The Somali pirate with his AK-74 onboard the Bunga Laurel tanker.

Colt M4A1

The Colt M4A1 is the standard assault rifle for the Malaysian Armed Forces, featured in the film as the weapon for PASKAL trainees during their selection course. Rudy's men are also seen using railed M4A1s without carry handles.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm NATO)
PASKAL recruits with their M4A1 during the training.
Arman on the firing line with the M4A1.
Jeb with his M4A1 under the barb wires during the selection training.
Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock and carrying handle removed - 5.56x45mm
A terrorist in the foreground firing his M4A1 onboard the oil platform.

Heckler & Koch HK416

The standard service rifle for majority of PASKAL operatives is the Heckler & Koch HK416 carbine. The rifles are fitted with the Aimpoint M68 Collimated Combat Optic (CCO), Brügger & Thomet suppressor, Oerlikon Contraves LLM01 Laser Light Module, and M320 GLM. In the film's behind-the-scenes features, it is shown with a 14.5 inch barrel, Aimpoint M68 CCO, and Magpul MOE Carbine Stock.

Heckler & Koch HK416 with 14.5 inch barrel - 5.56x45mm NATO
Arman's comrade with an HK416 during the siege of the oil rig in the final mission.
Arman's partner with his HK416 after the oil rig's main deck is completely secured.
Closeup of the HK416 with special tools prepared, allowing the PASKAL operative to shoot terrorists through the walls.

Special

A PASKAL weapons instructor presents the HK416 fitted with Aimpoint M68 Collimated Combat Optic (CCO), Brügger & Thomet suppressor, Oerlikon Contraves LLM01 Laser Light Module, and M320 GLM.
A PASKAL weapons instructor fires the HK416-SD fitted with Aimpoint M68 Collimated Combat Optic (CCO), Brügger & Thomet suppressor, and vertical grip.

Norinco Type 84S

Some Somali pirates during the Bunga Laurel hijacking carry Norinco Type 84S assualt rifles.

Norinco Type 84S - 5.56x45mm
Somali pirates carrying Type 84S rifles boarding the Bunga Laurel tanker.

Shotguns

Undentified Shotgun

The terrorist leader, Rudy (Amerul Affendi), uses an unknown shotgun fitted with a pistol grip and no stock.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 gauge
PASKAL shotgun.jpg

Sniper Rifles

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

Several PASKAL snipers are seen using Accuracy International Arctic Warfare sniper rifles fitted with Schmidt & Bender scopes and Harris bipods.

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare - 7.62x51mm NATO.
PASKAL recruits practicing with AW rifles during their training.
Gagak shoots down the unsuspecting terrorists with his AW sniper rifle during the night siege.

Special

Hairul Azreen fires the AW in BTS footage.

Cheyenne Tactical M-200 Intervention

The CheyTach M200 is used by Gagak to engage the Somalian pirate's mothership during the mission to reclaim the Bunga Laurel merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, near the Arabian sea. It is possibly an airsoft replica.

CheyTac M200 - .408 CheyTac
Behind the scenes of Gagak taking aim with the CheyTac M200 while his spotter Zero assists him with a rangefinder while engaging the pirate's mothership in the Gulf of Aden.
Close-up of the M200 sniper rifle being cycled.

Machine Guns

FN Minimi

A PASKAL drill instructor uses an FN Minimi during the obstacle course against the recruits.

FN Minimi with 200-round drum - 5.56x45mm. Note 90-degree carry handle and flash hider design.
The PASKAL machine gunner firing the Minimi at PASKAL recruits during the obstacle course.

FN MAG

During Rudy's escape, Yan and other PASKAL operators are seen using FN MAGs mounted on their RHIBs.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Yan manning the FN MAG, preparing to take out Rudy before his boat reaches Filipino waters.
Yan firing the MAG.

Vektor SS-77

A different Royal Malaysian Navy combat boat features a mounted Vektor SS-77.

Vektor SS-77 belt-fed machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
PASKAL boat.jpg

Other

DM51 hand grenade

The DM51 hand grenade is used by the terrorists as a tripwire booby trap to prevent the PASKAL operators from rescuing the hostages.

DM51 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
DM51 Hand Grenades used as trip wire explosives.
One of the DM51 grenades almost goes off.

RPG-7

One of Angolan militiamen during the flashback is seen using an RPG-7 in an attempt to take out the UN armored personal carrier reinforcement during the ambush.

RPG-7 - 40mm.
An Angolan militiaman prepares to fire an RPG-7.
The militiaman firing the RPG-7.

Armory

Several weapons used for the film can be seen in the armory as well as a PASKAL weapons exhibition. Some are airsoft, and others are actual firearm.

The weapons and equipment for the PASKAL movie on display. Four MP5Ns, two M4A1s, two AK-74s, one HK416s, one MP7A1s, four Glock 17s, six Model 7290 flashbang grenades, four DM51 hand grenades, two AN/M8 smoke grenades, and one AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device.
PASKAL The Movie - Special - Weaponry2.jpg
The producers, director and, crew during the briefing from PASKAL weapons instructors during the weapons exhibition. An MP5SD6 is also display on the table.
The movie crew handles the HK416 10 inch and MP7A1 during the weapons exhibition. A G36 with G36C-style carry handle is also on display.
The PASKAL weaponry on display during the weapons exhibition.

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