The following weapons appear in the television series Soldier Soldier:
(1991 - 1997)
Glock 17s can be seen being carried by armed police during the terrorist incident in "Sweet Revenge" (Season 5, Episode 7).
A generation 2 Glock 17 in 9x19mm.
A Glock can be seen on the belt of the left policeman as he jumps to clear a fence to gain access to the property.
Glocks can be seen in the holsters of all 3 policemen in this shot, as they storm the house after shots are fired.
Webley Mk IV
A Webley Mk IV can be seen being carried by a Chinese illegal immigrant in "Lifelines" (Season 2, Episode 4).
Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
The revolver can be seen in the Chinese man's lap.
The Chinese man reaches for the revolver when he hears a British patrol.
A unidentified revolver can be seen on the belt of an RUC officer delivering a subpoena just before he is shot and killed in "All the King's Men" (Season 1, Episode 1).
The revolver in question can be seen on he RUC officer's right hip.
A Beretta 92FS can be seen being carried by one of the hijackers in "Divided Loyalties" (Season 6, Episode 2).
A Beretta 92FS is held to a soldiers head by a hijacker.
One of the hijackers runs with his Beretta 92FS.
A Browning Hi-Power can be seen being carried by one of the hijackers in "Divided Loyalties" (Season 6, Episode 2). From the look of the grips it appears to be a Mark III.
Commercial Browning Hi-Power Mark III - 9x19mm
A Browning Hi-Power can be seen on the floor during a struggle.
Heckler & Koch MP5
A number of MP5A3s are seen being carried by police during the terrorist incident in "Sweet Revenge" (Season 5, Episode 7). They all have flashlight handguards attached, and either mount a laser sight or telescopic sight.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9x19mm
This MP5 has a laser mounted on top
Two policeman provide cover to police negotiators with scoped MP5s
In "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14) a Sterling SMG can be seen being fired by a Makindi militiaman.
Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9mm
The Sterling SMG can be seen in the bottom right of this frame being fired from the back of a pick-up truck.
Double Barreled Shotgun
A number of double barreled shotguns can be seen in "Battlefields" (Season 1, Episode 5) at a clay pigeon shooting ground, and another double barreled shotgun features prominently in "Bushed" (Season 5, Episode 4) being used by a farmer in Australia, who mistakenly fires it at a group of soldiers believing them to be intruders.
Both side by side (right) and over and under (far left) shotguns can be seen in the clay pigeon shooting scene.
The farmer's shotgun can be clearly seen as he allows the soldiers to use his radio to call for help.
Sawed Off Shotgun
A sawed off shotgun can be seen being used by the hostage taker in "Sweet Revenge" (Season 5, Episode 7).
A policeman carried the unloaded shotgun after the siege is over.
Unidentified Pump Action Shotgun
This shotgun can be seen carried by an armed robber before he is disarmed by an off-duty Military Policewoman in "Shifting Sands" (Season 3, Episode 1).
The shotgun in question. All that can be said about it from the few moments that it is onscreen is that it has a wooden pistol grip and no stock.
The L85A1 Is the standard weapon used by the British Forces in this series, and is used throughout the run of the show. Normally they have SUSATs mounted (as the Kings Own Fusiliers is an infantry regiment) and is often seen with mounted blank firing adapter (BFA). The majority of the SUSATs used in the series are the correct British variant, however on some occasions the Swedish variant designed for the Bofors AK 5B is used as identified by the different mounting base.
L85A1 with Swedish SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
Lt Nick Pasco (Peter Wingfield
) cleans his L85A1 in "Fighting Spirit" (Season 1, Episode 4). The part that he is holding is the bolt guide rod and return spring assembly.)
Troops take part in a beach landing exercise in Cyprus in "Damage" (Season 4, Episode 3) with BFAs attached to their L85A1s. The rifle in the immediate foreground is fitted with the Swedish variant of the SUSAT with its shorter mounting base and with the range adjustment drum relocated from the rear of the base to the front of the left hand side.
Soldiers perform NSPs (Normal Safety Procedures) after NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) training in "Poles Apart" (Season 4 Episode 11).
An L85A1 fitted with SAWES (Small Arms Weapons Effects Simulator) equipment in "Love and War" (Season 5, Episode 9).
A non training use of the L85A1, when the battalion is sent to the civil war torn Makindi in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14).
SA80 with rifle bayonet - 5.56x45mm NATO.
Pte Tucker (Robson Green
) carries his L85A1 on ceremonial duties with bayonet attached and with ceremonial coverings in "Further Education" (Season 4 Episode 7) at Windsor Castle.
A bayonet attached to an L85A1 in "Further Education" (Season 4, Episode 7).
The F88 Austeyr is the standard issue Assault rifle of the New Zealand and Australian armed forces, and is seen as such in seasons 3 and 5 respectively.
A New Zealand Army soldier patrols with his F88 during a training exercise in "Shifting Sands" (Season 3, Episode 1).
A squad of New Zealand Army soldiers getting a bollocking in "Shifting Sands" (Season 3, Episode 1) with their Steyr AUGs slung across their chests.
An Australian soldier runs with his F88 in "Bushed" (Season 5, Episode 4).
As the standard weapon of the South African armed forces, the Vektor R4 is seen on a number of occasions during season 5.
Vektor R4 - 5.56x45mm NATO.
A group of South African soldiers running with their R4s slung across their chests from "Under the Skin" (Season 5, Episode 13).
An R4 can be seen in the bottom right of the frame resting on its internal bipod from "Under the Skin" (Season 5, Episode 13).
A South African soldier firing his R4 in "Twist of Fate" (Season 5, Episode 15).
An FN FAL can be seen being used by Makindi militiamen in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14).
FN FAL 50.61 Paratrooper with 21" barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
An FN FAL can be seen resting against the back window of this pick up truck. From what little can be seen of this weapon, it appears that from the stock it is a folding stock paratrooper version of the FN FAL.
L1A1 Self Loading Rifle
The L1A1 (British version of the FN FAL, also known as the SLR) can be seen in the title sequence for Season 1 of the show. These images appear to be stock footage, and hence are likely video clips of real soldiers.
British Inch Pattern L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO - Variation of the FN FAL rifle. British & New Zealand SLR's were later fitted with black fibreglass furniture as seen here.
An anti tank gunner (note the Carl Gustav launcher on his back) carrying an SLR,
A group of soldiers carrying SLRs jump out of a Rigid Raider. Note that this is from the opening credits, where the images are displayed as if projected onto the skin of a playing side drum.
Seen several times in the hands of Makindi militiamen, this appears to be a South African Vektor R4 modified to look like an AK-47.
Vektor R4 assault rifle on which this weapon is based.
A child soldier patrolling with his modified R4 in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14). Note the shape of the lower receiver, the indentation above the magazine well, the shape of the gas block and the magazine type that all point towards this being an R4.
A Makindi militiaman fires his rifle from the back of a truck in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14).
Namibian G3 variant
A short barreled variant of the G3 is seen in the hands of a Makindi militiaman in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14). This is a Namibian version of the G3 hence the stock and vented handguard, with the barrel cut down all the way to the front sight.
Namibian G3A3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
G3 in the centre of the shot. Note the raised section at the back of the fixed butt.
G3 visible on the far right. note the peculiar slotted hand guard with grooves along the bottom edges.
Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE)
The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* is seen in "Further Education" (Season 4, Episode 7) during the D-Day commemoration event.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War, introduced in 1907 it has seen action throughout the 20th century.
Two teams compete in a simulated battle exercise, one using 1940s equipment, the other modern day equipment.
Ottoman Musket can be seen mounted on the wall of the Cafe in "Shifting Sands" (Season 3, Episode 1) along with another unidentified rifle.
The Musket can be seen mounted on the wall behind Sergeant Nancy Garvey as she disarms an armed robber.
An AKM can be seen being used by a Bosnian sniper in "Flash Point" (Season 6, Episode 6).
AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake 7.62x39mm
The sniper sees the approaching British soldiers and starts to run. Note the AKM style front sight visible in this shot.
The sniper ducks into a building to find a firing position.
The sniper falls off of a balcony after being shot.
The L86A1 LSW is seen multiple times throughout the series. However, it is not seen as regularly as it should be, as when the series was set the LSW was issued at a rate of one per four man fire team.
L86A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
An "enemy" on a training exercise emerging from the hatch of an armored vehicle with his LSW, in "Lost and Found" (Season 2, Episode 6).
During a beach landing exercise in "The Last Post" (Season 2, Episode 7) as gunner is seen using his LSW from the upper deck of an LCU (Landing Craft Utility) Mk9.
The UK version of the FN MAG, the L7 is the standard general purpose machine gun of the British armed forces, and is also seen mounted on South African helicopters. Generally in the series it is only vehicle mounted, or used in prepared positions.
British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
Setting up an L7 in the sustained fire mode, with butt removed and tripod added in "Fighting Spirit" (Season 1, Episode 4).
A Royal Marine acts as "enemy" during a beach landing exercise in "The Last Post" (Season 2, Episode 7).
A soldier loads his L7 with a belt of blanks in "Bombshell" (Season 4, Episode 12).
An L7 is seen mounted on a South African AS350 helicopter, along with presumably mocked up rocket pods in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14).
A modified version of the L7, the L37A2, can be seen mounted on the commander's hatch of Challenger 1s in "Stormy Weather" (Season 6, Episode 1).
A Para fires an L7 with BFA mounted during a black firing exercise in "Money For Nothing" (Season 6, Episode 7).
An L7 suffers from a breach explosion in "Money For Nothing" (Season 6, Episode 7), apparently due to the army using cheap foreign blanks for this exercise.
An M240D can be seen in "Bushed" (Season 5, Episode 4) mounted in the window of an Australian Army Blackhawk helicopter.
M240D 7.62x51mm NATO vehicle and aircraft-mount version with spade grips
An M240D seen on the flexible mount of an Australian Blackhawk.
The Browning M1919 is seen in use by Australian, South African, Makindi Militia and the Caravian Army (Who attempt to shoot down a Westland Lynx in the episode "Deliver us from Evil"). With the exception of the M1919s that are mounted on Australian M113 APCs which are real military vehicles, it is possible that the M1919s used in the series are prop replicas, as there is no belt inserted into the gun, yet it appears to fire, producing flash and smoke.
Browning M1919 .30-06 on M2 tripod
The turret of an Australian M113 APC in "Far Away" (Season 5, Episode 5), with the M1919 on the left with a conical flash hider.
An M1919 is mounted on a borrowed south African jeep, and is operated by British soldiers in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14). Note that the light seems to go straight through the barrel shroud, implying that there is no actual barrel.
The jeep mounted M1919 is fired in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14), producing smoke and flash despite having no ammunition belt attached.
An M1919 can also be seen mounted on a Makindi truck in "Twist of Fate" (Season 5, Episode 15).
A Browning M2HB is first seen mounted in an Australian M113 turret, and is later seen with a Drum Magazine mounted on a South African vehicle. Similarly to the M1919 above, it is likely that this is a modified prop gun.
Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
The turret of an Australian M113 APC in "Far Away" (Season 5, Episode 5), with the M2HB on the right.
An M2HB is mounted on a borrowed south African jeep, and is operated by British soldiers in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14). Note the drum magazine, that appears to be a simple bolt on prop, as it has no opening for feeding rounds, and is not in-line with the feed tray anyway.
The M2HB being fired, producing smoke despite having no rounds fed to it.
An RPD can be seen being used by Makindi militia forces in "Twist of Fate" (Season 5, Episode 15).
RPD Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm
A militiaman fires his RPD from the back of a truck.
L94A1 chain gun
The L94A1 chain gun is seen throughout the run of the series, as the coaxial weapon of FV510 Warriors and as the main weapon on FV512 MCRVs.
L94A1 chain gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
An L94A1 mounted in the turret of an FV512 Mechanised Combat Repair Vehicle in "Stormy Weather" (Season 7, Episode 1).
Warriors firing their L94A1s during an exercise in "Stormy Weather" (Season 7, Episode 1). The large yellow device mounted onto the muzzle appears to be some kind of BFA. As the L94A1 is a chain gun and cycles rounds with electrical power rather than gas pressure, it is likely that these BFAs are used purely as a safety measure to minimize the amount of powder residue that is shot out in close proximity to exposed troops.
The Light Anti-armor Weapon 80, or more simply LAW 80 is carried on a number of occasions. When used on exercises the launcher is hollow with the word DRILL printed down the side.
A soldier moves forward carrying an extended LAW 80 during a beach assault in "The Last Post" (Season 5, Episode 7).
A soldier shouts "BANG" to simulate firing his drill LAW 80 in "The Last Post" (Season 5, Episode 7).
An unextended LAW 80 in "Love and War" (Season 5, Episode 9).
A simulated LAW 80 shot using a Thunderflash in "Love and War" (Season 5, Episode 9).
An Australian exchange sergeant prepares to fire a live LAW 80 at a Makindi militia truck in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14).
Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle
A single 84mm Carl Gustav recoilless rifle can be seen in the opening credits of Season 1.
Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R
A Carl Gustav launcher can be seen being carried by this soldier.
The Makindi militia forces in the last two episodes of Season 5 make extensive use of a rocket launchers that appear to be mock ups of RPG-7s.
A militiaman aims his sightless RPG.
A militiaman loads his RPG
L16 81mm Mortar
A battery of L16 81mm Mortars can be seen in "Live Fire" (Season 3, Episode 2).
A group of L16s fire live rounds during an exercise.
The Makindi militia are seen using a weapon that is identified as a mortar and used as such in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14), but could possibly be a recoilless rifle or a complete fabrication.
The militia relocating the mortar.
The L21A1 RARDEN cannon is seen throughout the series, mounted on both FV510 Warriors and FV107 Scimitars.
L21A1 RARDEN 30mm mounted on Scimitar light tank
A RARDEN can be seen mounted on this Warrior in "Disintegration" (Season 3, Episode 5).
A close up of a Warriors RARDEN in "Hard Knocks" (Season 3, Episode 8). Note the rubber caps that cover the muzzles of the RARDEN, L94 and smoke grenade dischargers during transit.
A RARDEN mounted on a Scimitar in "Love and War" (Season 5, Episode 9).
L23A1 76mm Gun
An L23A1 76mm gun is briefly seen as the main weapon on an FV101 Scorpion during the opening credits of Season 1.
The 76mm L23A1 is the main gun of the Scorpion reconnaissance vehicle seen here fording a river.
Royal Ordnance L11A5 120mm Gun
The L11A5 can be seen mounted as the main weapon on FV4030/4 Challenger 1 MBTs throughout the series.
The L11A5 can be seen mounted on Challenger 1s in "Stand by Me" (Season 3, Episode 12).
QF 3 Pounder Hotchkiss 47MM Naval Gun
Seen in "Something Old, Something New" (Season 2, Episode 2), the gun in question is the actual "Noonday Gun" which is a former naval gun mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island. As the name implies, the gun is fired daily at noon, as well as at midnight on New Years Eve.
QF 3 pounder Hotchkiss - 47mm
The actual plaque of the Noonday Gun.
The Noonday Gun is fired.
The Noonday Gun is fired, causing a woman who is unaccustomed to it to jump.
Ordnance QF 6 Pounder Gun
An Ordnance QF 6 pounder gun can be seen at an Army base in South Africa in "Under the Skin" (Season 5, Episode 13). This gun was a 57mm British anti-tank gun during WWII.
The 6 pounder gun in question can be seen mounted on a frame in the central square of the base.
L2A2 HE Grenade
The standard grenade of the British forces at the time, the L2A2 is used on a number of occasions.
A black painted L2A2 can be seen as a component in an IED being created by a mentally unstable soldier in "Battlefields" (Season 1, Episode 5).
Two soldiers prepare to thrown L2A2 grenades during a live firing exercise in "Leaving" (Season 5, Episode 10).
One grenade explodes in the background whilst another in the foreground fails to detonate in "Leaving" (Season 5, Episode 10). Whilst trying to make this grenade safe, a soldier accidentally moves the grenade causing it to detonate and kill him.
A pair of taped together L2A2 grenades rolls across the floor after a Makindi booby trap is set off in "Twist of Fate" (Season 5, Episode 15).
L3A1 Inert Grenade
Used a number of times during exercises, the L3A1 is a completely inert grenade that consists of a shell with no fuze.
A soldier prepares to throw an L3A1 through a doorway during room clearance exercises in "Bombshell" (Season 4, Episode 12).
L4A2 Drill Grenade
The L4A2 can be seen being used by British Soldiers during exercises. This grenade is basically an L2A2 complete with fuse, but without an explosive filler. This creates a mild flash and bang when thrown as the fuse detonates.
A soldier readies an L4A2 during a SAWES equipped exercise in "Love and War" (Season 5, Episode 9).
An L4A2 rolls across the floor after it is deployed by tripwire in "Baptism of Fire" (Season 5, Episode 14).
PE4 Plastic Explosive
PE4 can be seen in "Leaving" (Season, Episode) where it is used to detonate an unexploded L2A2 grenade. In this instance it appears that it is to be detonated using detcord attached to a slow burning powder fuse, that is lit with a match when the PE4 is correctly placed.
A soldier moves towards the unexploded device with the PE4 prepared in his hands.
The PE4 is placed next to the grenade that is to be detonated.
C3 Elsie Mine
A C3 Elsie mine can be seen during an indoor mine clearing exercise in "Battlefields" (Season 1, Episode 5).
C3 Elsie mine with fuse removed
The C3 is removed from the ground after it is discovered by probing with an SA80 bayonet.
A number of unidentified mines can be seen in "Learning" (Season 3, Episode 13) at a Serbian checkpoint. It is noted in dialogue that they are surface mines as the Serb forces constantly moved the checkpoints, and the British forces were not allowed to remove the mines as this would be seen as taking sides rather than peacekeeping.
A closeup of one of the two varieties of mines that appears.
Further away from the camera, a second type of mine can be seen that has a flatter disc shape, and a number of protrusions on the top face.
L50 Series Smoke Grenade
A signalling smoke grenade of the L50 series can be seen in "The Last Post" (Season 2, Episode 7). The L50 series of smoke grenade is notable by its somewhat squat appearance relative to other smoke grenades. Specific model numbers vary with the signalling color of the grenade.
An L50 series grenade is used along with a Thunderflash to simulate the destruction of an enemy supply depot during an exercise.
L60 Series Smoke Grenade
A number of grenades from the L60 series are used during the series, in both screening and signalling varieties and in a range of colors. These differences change precise model number of the grenade and the printing on the body.
A red signalling variety is attached to a trip flare to act as an IED during a training exercise in "Disintegration" (Season 3, Episode 5). In this case it has just "destroyed" a Warrior.
A screening variety before it is thrown during an exercise in "Away Games" (Season 4, Episode 2).
Smoke Grenade Discharger
Smoke grenade dischargers can be seen on numerous occasions as they are mounted on the majority of the British Army armored vehicles used in the series.
A close-up of the smoke grenade dischargers mounted on a Warrior in ""Fall Out" (series 3, Episode 4).
Trip flares are used to simulate IEDs in "Battlefields" (Season 1, Episode 5).
An instructor prepares a trip flare on an indoor range.
The trip flare is activated when the attached tripwire is disturbed.
A pen flare is used in "Live Fire" (Season 3, Episode 2).
A pen flare is used to stop the exercise after there has been a friendly fire incident involving an 81mm HE mortar bomb fired by an L16.
A flashbang of unknown variety is used in "A man's Life" (Season 2, Episode 1).
A soldier readies the flashbang before he throws it through a doorway.
Mark 8 Thunderflash
Mark 8 Thunderflashes are used on numerous training exercises throughout the series as simulators. They are sometimes used in conjunction with smoke grenades to simulate explosions, and have also been used to simulate the back-blast and firing report of a LAW 80.
An instructor readies a Thunderflash, by removing the top portion, and scraping the striker to light the fuse in "A Man's Life" (Season 2, Episode 1). In this case the Thunderflash is being thrown onto the roof of a building at the FIBUA (Fighting In Built Up Areas) range.
A Thunderflash detonates during a training exercise in "The Last Post" (Season 2, Episode 7) setting fire to dry grass causing a large bushfire.
An unexploded SC1000 can be seen in "Delayed Action" (Season 6, Episode 10). The "Hermann" was an air-dropped general-purpose demolition bomb used by Germany in World War II.
SC1000 "Hermann" - 1000kg GP bomb
The SC1000 breaks through a basement wall after being disturbed during excavations.
Bomb disposal officers examine the side mounted fuse of the SC1000 in order to decide how to go about making the device safe. The fuse type is quoted as a No.17 long delay clockwork fuse, which is noted as often unreliable due to the fuses being sabotaged by French workers.