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R2B: Return to Base

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R2B: Return to Base
Movie poster
Country South Korean flag.jpg South Korea
Directed by Dong-won Kim
Release Date 2012
Language Korean
Studio Zooomoney Entertainment
Red Muffler
CJ Entertainment
Distributor CJ Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Tae-hun Rain
TSgt. Yoo Se-young Se-Kyung Shin
Lee Cheol-hee Jun-Sang Yu
Maj. Yi Cheoul-hee Yoo Jun-sang
Capt. Oh Yoo-jin Lee Ha-na
Maj. Park Dae-suh Kim Sung-su
1st Lt. Ji Seok-hyun Lee Jong-suk
TSgt. Choi Min-ho Jung Suk-won

R2B: Return to Base (also known as Soar Into the Sun) is a 2012 South Korean action movie directed by Dong-won Kim. Tae-hun is a very skilled fighter pilot. He performs a dangerous stunt at an air show and after that he is transferred to another unit, where he meets new friends, new enemies, and finds love.

The following weapons were used in the film R2B: Return to Base:


Tokarev TT-33

The Tokarev TT-33 is the standard sidearm of North Korean officers.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A rogue North Korean general executes his subordinate officer.
Close up of the TT-33.

Beretta 92FS with a Phrobis Navy slide


Submachine Guns


MP5A5s fitted with Surefire weaponlights are used by South Korean pararescuemen from ROK Air Force Special Air Rescue Team (SART), including Technical Sergeant Choi Min-ho (Jung Suk-won)

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 with Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
TSgt. Choi Min-ho (Jung Suk-won) holds the MP5A5.
Close up of MP5A5. Note the 3-Lug barrel and forend weaponlight.
South Korean pararescuemen fire their MP5A5. Note the shape of stocks.

Assault Rifles

Norinco Type 56

North Korean soldiers are armed with Norinco Type 56 assault rifles.

Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
North Korean soldiers firing their Norinco Type 56 rifles.


The South Korean honor guard use M16A1 Rifles during a funeral ceremony for a fallen pilot.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm.

Daewoo K1A

Some South Korean rescue team members from ROKAF SART can be seen armed with the Daewoo K1A assault rifle.

Daewoo K1A - .223 Remington
South Korean pararescueman with the Daewoo K1A slides down a rope from a UH-60P Black Hawk helicopter.
One of the South Korean pararescuemen fires his Daewoo K1A.
A South Korean pararescueman holds his Daewoo K1A with a red dot scope.

Sniper Rifle

SVD Dragunov

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R.
A North Korean soldier fires the SVD Dragunov sniper rifle. Close up of the receiver. Note ejecting blank cartridge

Machine Guns


A North Korean soldier fires a PKM.

PKM - 7.62x54mm R
A North Korean soldier fires the PKM mounted on a light military vehicle.


M60D machine guns with spade grips are mounted on UH-60P Black Hawk helicopters.

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
The door gunner fires the M60D at the North Korean soldiers.
The M60D is mounted on the Black Hawk.

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1

The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 is the secondary armament of the North Korean MiG-29 fighters.

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 - 30x165mm
MiG-29 fires the GSh-30-1 at F-15K.

2cm FlaK 30

The 2cm FlaK 30 can be seen at a North Korean military base.

2cm FlaK 30 - 20x138mm B
The North Korean soldier fires the 2cm Flak 30.

M61 Vulcan

The M61 Vulcan can be seen as the secondary weapon of the South Korean F-15K fighters.

GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20mm
An F-15K fires the M61 Vulcan at a MiG-29.


The M167 Vulcan Air Defense System can be seen at a North Korean military base. In reality, this weapon is not in service with North Korea, but is used by South Korea.

M167 VADS (Vulcan Air Defense System) - 20mm HE. This is the towed variant; the VADS version mounted on the M113 APC is M163.

Missile Launcher


The North Korean soldiers use a Mistral SAM that is probably standing in for the SA-18 Grouse.

Mistral launcher on tripod - 90mm
Rogue North Korean soldiers fire a Mistral portable surface-to-air missile at the general's helicopter. The launcher shown here is fitted with an IFF antenna.

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