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Korean theatrical poster for Typhoon (2005).

Typhoon (Korean Title: 태풍/Taepung) is a 2005 Korean action film directed by Kwak Kyung-taek and starring Jang Dong-gun, Lee Jung-jae and Lee Mi-yeon.

The following weapons were used in the film Typhoon:


Wz. 35 Vis

The Wz. 35 Vis pistol is initially seen in the hands of a Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) agent guarding a valuable cargo in the introduction, and is later used by ROKN Lieutenant Kang Se-Jong (Jung-Jae Lee) in Russia.

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm
A Vis wz. 35 lies next to a fallen DIA agent.
Lieutenant Kang Se-Jong (Jung-Jae Lee) fires the Vis wz. 35 during a gun battle.
Kang chases after Sin (Dong-gun Jang) as he escapes.
Kang aims his Vis wz. 35.

Glock 17

Lt. Kang fires a Glock 17 while pursuing Sin (Dong-gun Jang) in Busan, South Korea. Later, ROKN UDT/SEAL commandos are shown equipping themselves with Glock 17s as they prepare to intercept Sin before he launches a terrorist attack on the Korean peninsula.

A Generation 2 Glock 17 - 9x19mm. This model added finger stepping and cuts to the backstrap of the frame to make it easier to hold than the Generation 1 model.
Kang fires his Glock.
A UDT/SEAL commando loads a Glock.

Beretta 92FS

In a continuity error, Kang's Glock turns into a Beretta 92FS when he gets into a car chase with Sin and the Russian mobsters that are assisting him.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Kang fires a Beretta through the windscreen of his car.
Kang points the Beretta 92FS.

Tokarev TT-33

Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) agents at a safehouse in Vladivostok are somewhat curiously armed with Tokarev TT-33 pistols. Sin commandeers a suppressed Tokarev from one of the agents and uses it to escape their custody.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
A NIS agent looks for a sniper with a TT-33 in hand.
TT-33 with removable suppressor - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Sin fires a Tokarev at Kang. The suppressor is only loosely attached to the barrel.
Sin uses the Tokarev to shoot open a window.

Walther P38

A Chinese police commander uses a Walther P38 in a flashback.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
The police commander holds a Walther P38.


Colt Detective Special (3rd generation)

Lt. Kang uses a third-generation Colt Detective Special to interrogate pirate warlord Peter in Bangkok.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Kang checks his revolver before confronting Peter.
The Colt Detective Special is pointed at Peter's driver.

Submachine Guns


Peter's guards at his compound are all armed with Uzi submachine guns.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
A guard at the gate holds an Uzi.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Lt. Kang and UDT/SEAL commandos use the Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with laser pointers and Surefire forends during the finale.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and safe-semi-two round burst trigger group - 9x19mm
A UDT/SEAL commando takes cover.
A commando returns fire with a MP5.
Kang searches the corridors of Sin's ship with a MP5A3.

Assault Rifles

M4A1 Carbine

A DIA agent fires a M4A1 carbine with an ACOG sight in the introduction.

Colt M4A1 with 4 position collapsible stock, RIS foregrip, folding rear sight, and ACOG scope - 5.56x45mm
The DIA agent takes aim.
Another angle of the same shot.
The agent opens fire.

Norinco Type 56-1

Sin and his pirate band use Norinco Type 56-1 rifles when they seize the cargo ship that the DIA is protecting. Type 56-1s are also used by Toto (Chatthapong Pantanaunkul) and other pirates in the finale.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Shin and Somchai (David Lee McInnis) enter the bridge of the DIA ship after seizing it.
Pirates massacre the crew of the DIA ship with Type 56-1s.

Norinco Type 56

Chinese police carry Norinco Type 56 rifles in a flashback sequence. In the final battle between the UDT/SEAL team and Sin's pirates, Somchai (David Lee McInnis) uses a modified Type 56 with a sniper scope to shoot at the commandos.

Norinco Type 56 (Imported into the U.S. as the Norinco AKS-47 or AKS-47 Sporter) - 7.62x39mm.
A Chinese police officer aims a Norinco Type 56 with an AKM slanted muzzle brake.
Another officer opens fire.
Somchai fires a modified Type 56 with a rail mount, sniper scope and a shorter 10-round magazine.
Somchai cocks the Type 56 after firing it, like a bolt-action rifle. Presumably this is done for dramatic effect.


Various guards in the Russian city of Ussuriysk hold AK-74 rifles.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
A guard stands outside of Russian mobster Vassily's nuclear storage site.
Russian mobsters hold AK-74Ms.


Other Russian guards can be seen with the AKS-74.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm
The mobster to the right holds an AKS-74.
Kang and a NIS agent speak to a guard with an AKS-74.


Toto uses an AKS-74U with a suppressor and an RPK-74 45-round magazine to cover Sin during his escape from the NIS safehouse.

AKS-74U with folded stock and suppressor - 5.45x39mm
Toto fires an AKS-74U wildly through the window.

Heckler & Koch HK33KA3

UDT/SEAL commandos use Heckler & Koch HK33KA3 rifles alongside the MP5A3s in the finale.

Heckler & Koch HK33KA3 - 5.56x45mm
A commando aims a HK33 as the UDT/SEAL team prepares to board.
A commando fires a HK33KA3.

Romanian PM. md. 65

A few pirates in the finale appear to be using Romanian PM. md. 65 rifles, distinguishable by their foregrips, open sights and underfolding stocks.

PM.md.65 - 7.62x43mm.
A pirate with a PM. md. 65 is cut down by the commandos.
A pirate fires a PM. md. 65.


Toto dual-wields an AKMSU and a Norinco Type 56 while attempting to kill Lt. Kang in the finale.

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm.
Toto empties his AKMSU at Kang as he enters the engine room.

Sniper Rifles

SVD Dragunov

A suppressed SVD Dragunov is used by Somchai to shoot several NIS agents while Sin is escaping.

CYMA SVD with silencer.
Somchai fires a SVD with a suppressor.
A close-up of the SVD's PSO-1 scope.

Grenade Launchers

M79 Grenade Launcher

UDT/SEAL commandos use M79 grenade launchers to launch smoke grenades as a diversion.

M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
A commando on the left fires an M79.
Two commandos fire M79s.

DefTech 37mm launcher

The commandos also use the DefTech 37mm Launcher to launch smoke grenades.

Defense Technologies/Federal Laboratories launcher 37mm with fixed stock
Commandos shoot smoke grenades from a DefTech 37mm launcher.

Rocket Launchers


During the final battle, a UDT/SEAL commando uses a M72 LAW to destroy the bridge of Sin's ship.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
A commando extends a M72 LAW launcher.
The commando fires the LAW.

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