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Strike Back - Season 1
The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Strike Back:
The West German SIG-Sauer P226 is used by Sergeant John Porter (Richard Armitage) and his United Kingdom Special Forces team mates as their sidearms while in Iraq in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and again 7 years later in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02). Later, Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) uses a P226 in "Afghanistan: Part Two" (S01E06), giving it to Porter while the two are fighting off a militant attack on the Afghan-Pakistani border.
While working as a security guard at Section 20, John Porter is seen disassembling a 3rd Generation Glock 17 in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). In "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02), Lieutenant Layla Thompson (Jodhi May carries a Glock 17 while assisting a UKSF rescue team. In "Afganistan: Part One" (S01E05), Porter is later seizes another Glock 17 (this one an older 2nd Generation model) from a soldier and uses it while helping Gerald Baxter escape from American custody.
Hakim Al-Naseri (Dhaffer L'Abidine) threatens Porter with a Tokarev TT-33 after he is captured by Iraqi insurgents in Episode 2. Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) also briefly points a TT-33 at Porter during Episode 5.
Due to the series' production in South Africa, the Vektor Z88, the South African copy of the Beretta 92FS, appears to be the handgun used throughout in lieu of the Beretta, first carried by Massoud (Nabil Elouahabi) before being taken away by Porter in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and most notably by various Zimbabwean security personnel, including Colonel Tshuma (David Harewood).
Colt Officers M1991A1 Series 80
An Colt Officers M1991 A1 Series 80 is seen in Episode 4.
An Astra 680 revolver can be seen in Episode 6, when Sharq (Alexander Siddig) forces Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) to play Russian Roulette, first loading one round, then a second after the chamber clicks empty. Porter eventually convinces Baxter to leave with him and they use the revolver to escape.
Heckler & Koch MP5KN
Porter is armed with what appears to be a Heckler & Koch MP5KN submachine gun with a red dot sight and suppressor in "Iraq: Part One (S01E01) and fires it at Iraqi insurgents in "Iraq: Part Two (S01E02). It should be noted that this was an airsoft replica, as is later revealed when he shows that the magazine is empty at the shootout in the desert, just before his extraction.
Remington 870 (Sawn Off)
A customised short barreled Remington Model 870 with a synthetic pump is seen on the weapons table for the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldiers in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), which is then carried and used by one of John Porter's men. A UKSF operator carries a short barrelled Remington 870 to breach a door during a rescue mission 7 years later in the same episode.
United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldiers are seen readying up a Hawk 97-1 with a shorty 12.5" barreled, front blade sight, 6 shot side shell saddle and Pachmyer pistol grip in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), with Steve Andrews (Craig Hawks) using the shotgun to breach a door. This shotgun may be trying to stand in for the Remington Model 870 as the British designated L74A1 or may have been selected for plausible deniability because of it's Chinese origin.
The M4A1 carbine is used by John Porter (Richard Armitage), United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldiers, United States Marines and American forces throughout the series, with a variety of different sights such as Aimpoint CompM2s and/or Trijicon TA31 ACOG scopes and attachments on KAC quad railed handguards while some M4s have the rounded A2 handguards. It should be noted that, in reality, the UKSF and SAS use the Canadian-made C8 carbine, not the US-made M4, however in the case of the rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), the use of M4s by the United Kingdom Special Forces may possibly be for plausible deniability. A UKSF operator is seen armed with a M4A1 with a M203A1 grenade launcher in the same episode as the latter and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02). During re-training with Section 20, John Porter uses a green painted M4A1 carbine in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and later again in "Zimbabwe: Part One" (S01E03), where Porter retrieves from his DPM rucksack pack a similar (or likely the same carbine) painted M4A1 to replace his AK rifle to use up to "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04) before leaving it to jump off into a creek.
A M16A2 rifle is seen being inspected by a United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldier before the rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01), however it wasn't actually used in the mission. A M16A2 is seen next to Lieutenant Layla Thompson (Jodhi May) in a U.S. Marine base in Basra in the same episode. Compared to the M4A1, the M16A2 was actually used by the UKSF in real life.
Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) is briefly seen with a L85A2 in the prologue of "Iraq: Part One" (S1E01), before Porter gives him a Heckler & Koch G3KA4 to use during a hostage rescue mission in Basra.
Heckler & Koch G36C
Porter carries a Heckler & Koch G36C with a red dot sight and suppressor during Episode 5.
The AKMS is used throughout the series by enemies, including Iraqi Republican Guard and Sword of Islam insurgents in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02), Zimbabwean soldiers in episodes 3 and 4, and Afghan militants in episodes 5 and 6. Porter also uses captured AKMS rifles on several occasions while escaping enemy confinement.
Norinco Type 56
A majority of Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers carry Norinco Type 56 rifles in the later moments of the UKSF rescue mission in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). Some Sword of Islam insurgents also carry NT56 rifles in the same episode as the latter and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).
Norinco Type 56-1
Some Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers carry Norinco Type 56-1 rifles in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). Sword of Islam insurgents also carry NT56-1 rifles in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).
Norinco Type 84
A Iraqi Republican Guard soldier carries a Norinco Type 84 during the helicopter roof extraction in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01). Iraqi insurgents Sword of Islam use Norinco Type 84 rifles in the same episode as the latter and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).
Norinco Type 84-2
Iraqi insurgents Sword of Islam use Norinco Type 84-2 rifles in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).
South African soldiers led by Collinson are armed with Vektor R5 rifles in Episode 4.
Vektor R5 (Modified to resemble AK-47/AKM)
Another weapon commonly seen in the hands of enemies are Vektor R5 rifles modified to resemble the AK-47, as distinguished by their angled receivers and Galil-style 5.56mm magazines. These rifles are likely the same as the ones seen in District 9 since armorer Olly Steele worked on both projects.
A Vektor R1 rifle is seen carried by a Tsotsi bandit in Zimbabwe before its taken by Porter then is used by Porter in "Zimbabwe: Part Two" (S01E04). This is an early model R1 which uses the fibreglass handguard with metal ferrule and wooden stock and because filming took place in South Africa, the use and access of the R1 makes sense.
Heckler & Koch G3KA4
Collinson uses a Heckler & Koch G3KA4 during the prologue in Episode 1 (S1E01). The rifle is equipped with a red dot sight and a tactical weaponlight. The weapon is erroneously referred to as a "Heckler & Koch UMP" in Episode 6, despite the G3 differing in both appearance and caliber from the UMP.
Truvelo Armory CMS Sniper Rifle
A bolt-action Truvelo CMS Sniper Rifle is used by Felix Masuku during an assassination attempt on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Episode 4.
In Episode 6, a US Marine sniper uses a Remington 700 to track Porter after he is kidnapped by the Taliban.
Taliban fighters use an FN MAG machine gun while attacking American Marines in Episode 5. In Episode 6, Porter uses a FN MAG to fend off militants that attack him and Collinson on the Afghan-Pakistani border.
The RPG-7 is seen in the hands of Zimbabwean soldiers in Episode 2 and Afghan militants in Episode 6.
M26 Hand Grenade
M26 Hand Grenades are used throughout Season 1.
M203A1 Grenade Launcher
The M203A1 grenade launcher is seen on M4A1 carbines carried by United Kingdom Special Forces operators in "Iraq: Part One" (S01E01) and in "Iraq: Part Two" (S01E02).