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Sahara (1995)

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Sahara95 poster.jpg
Film Poster
Country AUS.jpg Australia
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release Date April 25, 1995
Language English
Studio Village Roadshow Pictures
TriStar Pictures
TriStar Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Main Cast
Character Actor
Master Sergeant Joe Gunn James Belushi
Captain Halliday Jerome Ehlers
Corporal Jean "Frenchie" Leroux Michael Massee
Osmond Bates Alan David Lee
Jimmy Doyle Mark Lee
Waco Hoyt Paul Empson
Sergeant-Major Tambul Robert Wisdom
Marty Williams Simon Westaway
Casey William Upjohn
Major Hans von Falken Alexander Petersons

Sahara (also known as Desert Storm) is a 1995 remake of the 1943 classic WWII film starring Humphrey Bogart. Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, the film features James Belushi in Bogart's role.

The following weapons were used in the film Sahara:



Colt M1911A1

Master Sergeant Joe Gunn (James Belushi) carries a Colt M1911A1 as his sidearm throughout the film, but he never fires it. Waco Hoyt (Paul Empson) and Jimmy Doyle (Mark Lee) can be seen with holstered Colt pistols.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
M/Sgt. Joe Gunn (James Belushi) pulls his Colt M1911A1 on von Schletow (Julian Garner), a German pilot.
Another angle of the same scene.
The pistol in Gunn's holster.

Webley Mk IV

Captain Halliday (Jerome Ehlers) carries a Webley Mk IV fitted with the appropriate lanyard as his main sidearm throughout the film, but he never fires it.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
Captain Halliday (Jerome Ehlers) pulls his Webley Mk IV on von Schletow (Julian Garner).
Halliday takes cover while awaiting a German half-track.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is Lieutenant von Schletow's (Julian Garner) sidearm which is surrendered to Joe Gunn (James Belushi) after his plane is shot down. This gun is never fired in the film.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Von Schletow (Julian Garner) draws his Luger on Allied soldiers.

Lorcin L22

Von Schletow (Julian Garner) also carries a stainless/nickel Lorcin L22 in his boot. It is taken by M/Sgt. Joe Gunn (James Belushi) after Tambul (Robert Wisdom) finds it while doing a "thorough search". This gun is never fired in the film.

Lorcin L22 - .22 LR
Tambul takes the pistol from von Schletow's boot.
Gunn examines von Schletow's Lorcin.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is the sidearm of Major Hans von Falken (Alexander Petersons), a German commanding officer. He uses it to execute Bergman (Mark Gerber), a soldier who gave up information about German forces. Later, "Frenchie" Leroux (Michael Massee) grabs it after stabbing von Falken and shoots Captain Müller (David Slingsby).

Walther P38 - WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Major Hans von Falken shoots Bergman with his Walther P38.
The Walther P38 in von Falken's holster during the negotiation with Gunn.
Leroux grabs von Falken's pistol.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns are carried by Master Sergeant Joe Gunn (James Belushi), Jimmy Doyle (Mark Lee), Waco Hoyt (Paul Empson) and Osmond Bates (Alan David Lee). M/Sgt. Gunn and Bates use them until they run dry, Jimmy gets shot by German soldiers while firing it, and Waco never fires his.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30 round magazine - .45 ACP
Bates takes cover with his Thompson.
Jimmy takes away his Thompson.
Waco and Jimmy hold their Thompsons.
Waco holds his M1928A1 Thompson and Jimmy has his slung over his back. An MG42 is seen mounted on a German half-track.
M/Sgt. Gunn before he gives the order to open fire.
Gunn aims his M1928A1 Thompson at German soldiers.
Gunn fires his M1928A1 Thompson at German soldiers.
Gunn loads a new magazine.


Many of German soldiers carry MP40s along with Karabiner 98ks, notably Sergeant Kraus (Claus Dyson) who leads the advance party. Some Allied soldiers—Bates (Alan David Lee), Sergeant-Major Tambul (Robert Wisdom), Waco (Paul Empson)—also use captured MP40s against German soldiers when their original weapons run dry. Most notably M/Sgt. Gunn (James Belushi) uses one at the end of the film but stops firing when German soldiers trade their guns for water.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Sergeant Kraus (Claus Dyson) leads the advance party with his MP40.
Bates and Sergeant-Major Tambul brandishing their captured MP40s.
A German soldier fires his MP40 at Allied soldiers.
Bates holds an MP40. Note the charging handle seems to be from an MP38.
Waco is seen aiming his captured MP40 at the German sniper who killed Leroux, but didn't fire. Captain Halliday also holds an MP40.
Gunn with his MP40. Note the position of the charging handle.
Gunn charges his MP40. Note the blank fire adapter.
M/Sgt. Gunn holds the MP40 at the end of the film. This gun is also equipped with an MP38-style charging handle.


Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

Corporal Jean "Frenchie" Leroux (Michael Massee) and Sergeant-Major Tambul (Robert Wisdom) carry Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*s fitted with bayonets as their primary weapons. Leroux uses the rifle during both German attacks while Sergeant-Major Tambul never fires his. At the beginning of the film, a young British soldier named Mike Clarkson (Todd MacDonald) also had a Lee-Enfield rifle, but he died before he could use it. Osmond Bates (Alan David Lee) also uses the rifle at the end of the film but stops firing when German soldiers trade their guns for water.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
Corporal Jean "Frenchie" Leroux (Michael Massee) holds his Lee-Enfield before firing a shot.
Sergeant-Major Tambul (Robert Wisdom) sees the U.S. M3 Lee tank while holding his Lee-Enfield.
Tambul chambers his rifle during the encounter with von Schletow.
Tambul aims at von Schletow.
Leroux with his SMLE while under fire.
A German soldier is gunned down by Gunn while holding his captured SMLE.
Osmond Bates (Alan David Lee) holds the SMLE at the end of the film.

Carcano M91

The Arabian guide (Simon Elrahi) can be seen with an Italian Carcano M91 rifle.

Carcano M91 - 6.5x52mm
The Arabian guide (Simon Elrahi) sitting in the half-track.
The guide jumps off the half-track, the ejecting hole is visible.
The guide holds his rifle.

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are used by German soldiers to attack Allied soldiers during both attacks. These Kar98ks seem to be early variants with grasping grooves and hooded front sights.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier fires his Karabiner.
The Arabian guide (Simon Elrahi) gets shot while holding a Kar98k.
German soldiers charging the ruins.
A German soldier aims his Karabiner.
German soldiers attack Allied soldiers with their Karabiners. This scene is a homage to the predecessor.
German soldiers under fire.

A German sniper uses a Karabiner 98k sniper rifle to kill Marty Williams (Simon Westaway) and Leroux (Michael Massee).

Karabiner 98k with Zeiss ZF41 1.5x scope and hooded front sight - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German sniper holds his rifle.
The same sniper aiming his scoped 98k right before he kills Marty Williams.

Mauser Standard Modell

Some German soldiers including Captain Müller (David Slingsby) use Mauser Standard Modell rifles.

Mauser Standard Modell - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Captain Müller (David Slingsby) holds his Mauser with a white flag.
Müller aims at Leroux.

Turkish Mauser 1903/38 Short Rifle

Some German soldiers are armed with Turkish Mauser 1903/38 Short Rifles.

For example: Turkish Mauser 1903 - 7.65x53mm Mauser
A German soldier on the right fires his Mauser.
A promotional still.
The Turkish Mauser on the left.
A German soldier holds up his rifle.

Mauser Rifles

Various Mauser rifles with flat tangent sights are used by German soldiers.

The heap of weapons at the end of the film.
Mauser rifles on the graves.
Mauser rifles on the graves.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

Dismounted from the tank, a Browning M1919A4 contributed a lot in the fight against the Germans. While mostly used by Tambul (Robert Wisdom), it is later used by M/Sgt. Gunn (James Belushi). Gunn uses it in its anti-aircraft role mounted on the turret to shoot down a German aircraft at the beginning of the film.

Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06
Jimmy leans on the top-mounted Browning.
Gunn fires the Browning at von Schletow's plane.
Waco prepares the machine gun.
The Browning M1919A4 is seen in front of Sergeant-Major Tambul.
M/Sgt. Gunn fires the Browning M1919A4.

Bren Mk I

The Bren light machine gun is carried by two British soldiers—Casey (William Upjohn) and Marty Williams (Simon Westaway)—who use them against German soldiers. After they die, one of the Brens is used by Bates (Alan David Lee) to repel the second German attack. The Bren was the British army's main light machine gun in WW2.

Bren Mk I light machine gun - .303 British
Williams holds his Bren while taking cover.
Casey on the left and Williams on the right with the Brens.
The Bren being cleaned by Williams.
Williams fires his Bren while controlling the recoil with the carry handle.
Casey fires his Bren at German soldiers in the first attack.
A Bren next to its dead German user.
Bates with a Bren.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404

Mounted on the German aircraft, 20mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 machine cannons are seen firing at Allied soldiers and the M3 Lee tank at the beginning of the film.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 with ammo drum - 20×110mm
The cannons mounted in the plane's wings.

MG 34

The MG 34 is used by German soldiers during both attacks. Near the end of the film, Bates (Alan David Lee) is seen holding this gun but doesn't fire it.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. With Gurttrommel 34 - 50 round belt drum magazine.
A German soldier gets shot by Leroux while holding the MG 34.
Bates guarding German soldiers with his captured MG 34.


An MG42 is mounted on the German half-track. Later Captain Halliday (Jerome Ehlers) uses this gun against German infantry. German soldiers also use it along with the MG34 during both attacks.

MG42 with extended bipod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier manning the MG42. Note the trigger discipline.
A German soldier fires the APC mounted MG42 at Allied soldiers.
Captain Halliday prepares the captured MG42.
Halliday fires the MG42 at German soldiers in the first attack.
A German soldier fires the MG42 at Allied soldiers.

Vickers K

Two Vickers K machine guns are mounted on a Long Range Desert Group jeep at the end of the film.

Vickers K machine gun - .303 British
Two Vickers K machine guns mounted on the jeep.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is the standard grenade of the German army in World War II and in this film. They use it during both attacks.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Williams grabs one grenade to throw at German soldiers in the first attack.

Model 39 Eihandgranate

The Model 39 Eihandgranate is used by German soldiers along with Model 24 Stielhandgranates during both attacks. Allied soldiers also use this grenade to against German soldiers, most notably Bates (Alan David Lee) and Leroux (Michael Massee).

Model 39 "Egg" Grenade
Bates grabs two grenades to throw at German soldiers in the first attack.


Bofors 40mm

Two Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns can be seen at the beginning of the film.

Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
Gunn's tank rolls near by a Bofors.
Another Bofors in the British camp.

Matilda II

The Matilda II tank is seen. It is armed with 2-pounder tank gun.

M3 Stuart

The M3 Stuart tank on the right.

M3 Lee

Gunn's M3 Lee tank.

Fiat G.59

An Italian Fiat G.59 is used in the film to resemble a German Bf 109.

A German plane.

Tellermine 43

The Tellermine 43 (an improved variant of the Tellermine 42) is placed by Williams and Bates before the first attack.

Tellermine 43
Williams places the Tellermine 43 into a hole dug.
Williams places the fuse.
Bates prepares a mine.

ML 4.2-inch mortar

In the second attack, German mortar teams use British ML 4.2-inch mortars, standing for 8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34), to support German infantry.

The mortar is seen.
A German soldier holds a mortar shell.
German soldiers ready their mortars.
German soldiers fire their mortars.

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