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Boys in Company C, The
The Boys in Company C is a 1978 Vietnam War satire that focuses on a group of young US Marines from their initiation into boot camp through their yearlong tour in Vietnam. The film co-starred Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Whitmore Jr., Michael Lembeck and featured the acting debut of R. Lee Ermey, who played a boot camp drill instructor nine years before his role in Full Metal Jacket. The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie, who went on to direct the Vietnam War-themed films Purple Hearts, The Veteran (2006), and Going Back.
The following weapons were used in the film The Boys in Company C:
The M16A1 is the standard rifle used by both American and ARVN forces in the film, this particular model is somewhat anachronistic for the time period depicted (the majority of the film is set in 1968). Also anachronistic for the time period is the use of the 30 round "banana"-style magazine.
Some of the Marines in the film appear to carry the M16 (SP1) rifle noted by its "slab-side" receiver. Just as seen in 1978's Apocalypse Now (which was also filmed in the Philippines around the same time), the use of the M16 is an error as the original M16 was never used by the United States Marine Corps or any other branch of the US Military other than the Air Force.
Norinco Type 56
VC Snipers are seen using Norinco Type 56 rifles.
The M60 machine gun is carried by several US Marines in the film, notably by Billy Ray Pike (Andrew Stevens) and Vinnie Fazio (Michael Lembeck). It's also seen mounted on US armored vehicles.
The M60D Machine Gun is briefly seen door-mounted on UH-1 Huey helicopters.
Several Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are seen in the film mounted in US Armored Personnel Carriers and other vehicles. Tyrone Washington (Stan Shaw) is notably seen pointing an M2 at an inept officer.
The M1911A1 is seen held by several Marine officers and NCO's including Lt. Archer (James Whitmore Jr.), Gunnery Sergeant Curry (Noble Willingham) and Captain Collins (Scott Hylands).
High Standard K-100 Shotgun
What appears to be a High Standard K-100 Shotgun with a pistol grip and short barrel is carried by Gunnery Sergeant Curry (Noble Willingham) in the film.
An M72 LAW is seen used by Tyrone to take out an enemy machine gun position.
M79 grenade launcher
The M79 grenade launcher is held by Tyrone and Billy Ray when the men in the company take out an enemy machine gun position.