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Under Siege

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Under Siege (1992)

Under Siege is a 1992 action film which many dubbed as "Die Hard on a battleship." Steven Seagal stars in the film as Casey Ryback, a US Navy cook who finds himself having to battle terrorists who have taken over the ship he serves upon, the Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri. While it did not receive support from the US Department of Defense, the production utilized aerial footage of the real USS Missouri sailing towards its final docking in Pearl Harbor and several scenes were actually shot aboard the decommissioned South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama. The film was directed by Andrew Davis (who had previously directed Seagal in his debut film Above the Law, and co-star Tommy Lee Jones in The Package and who would later direct Jones in The Fugitive). Seagal would return as Ryback in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.

The following weapons were used in the film Under Siege:


Colt Government Model

The Colt Mk IV Series 70 Government Model is the weapon of choice for Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal). Also seen in the hands of both the terrorists and US Military personnel.

Colt Mk IV/Series 70 Government Model - .45 ACP
Ryback (Steven Seagal) draws his Series '70 Government Model as he and Jordan await reinforcements.
Ryback does an old-school brass check on his pistol. Seagal does this type of brass check in Above the Law and Hard to Kill as well, and it is also noticeably done by Al Pacino in Heat and by James Caan in Thief.
Ryback armed with his Colt while clearing the CIC.

Beretta 92F

Several characters wield the Beretta 92F throughout the film, among them Commander Krill (Gary Busey) and Doumer (Colm Meaney). Ryback fires one as he fights off the terrorists while planting a bomb in the hull of the renegade sub.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm.
CDR Krill (Gary Busey) brandishes a Beretta 92F as the terrorists take over the CIC. Note that the safety is engaged in this shot
Doumer (Colm Meaney) takes out a Marine guard with a suppressed Beretta 92F.

Heckler & Koch P7

William Stranix (Tommy Lee Jones) uses a Heckler & Koch P7 throughout the movie. He holds it high during many scenes, clearly showing the single stack 8 round magazine.

Heckler & Koch P7 Pistol - 9x19mm.
Stranix pulls a H&K P7 during the party.
William Stranix (Tommy Lee Jones) holds his P7 on Ryback in the CIC.


What appears to be an M1911A1 pistol is held by Pvt. Nash (Tom Wood) who was guarding the refrigerator that Ryback was incarcerated in.

M1911A1 .45 ACP
What appears to be an M1911A1 pistol is held by Pvt. Nash (Tom Wood).

Ruger MkII Pistol

Krill uses a suppressed Ruger MkII in a confrontation with Captain Adams (Patrick O'Neal). When Krill is sitting at the desk in the Captain's quarters, the Ruger logo is visible on the grip.

Ruger Mk II pistol with professional Ciener Suppressor - .22 LR. This is a classic Silenced Pistol and this pistol has been seen in several motion pictures.


Commander Krill (Gary Busey) in drag fires a suppressed Ruger MkII.

SIG-Sauer P226

A SIG-Sauer P226 is seen briefly in the hands of one of the terrorists during the initial assault on the engine room.

A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
The hijacker on the left has a Beretta 92F and the hijacker on the right (Miguel Nino) pulls a SIG-Sauer P226.

Submachine Guns

Cobray SWD M11/9

Both Ryback and Granger (Troy Evans) use Cobray M11/9 submachine guns commandeered from the terrorists.

SWD M11/9 - 9x19mm
The Cobray M11/9 is seen on the table. Note the elongated receiver.
Granger (Troy Evans) holds the Cobray M11/9.
Ryback readies his charge holding an MP5K and a SWD M11/9 SMG with wire stock as Granger (Troy Evans) provides cover fire.
Ryback attacks holding an MP5K and a SWD M11/9 SMG with wire stock.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is used by several terrorists as well as Jordan Tate (Erika Eleniak) who carries one fitted with a laser sight. When instructing her how to use it, Ryback (Steven Seagal) inaccurately labels it an "assault rifle" though he does accurately describe the difference between semiautomatic and fully automatic fire modes.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
Jordan (Erika Eleniak) holds the MP5A3 fitted with a top-mounted laser sight.
Jordan (Erika Eleniak) takes out a terrorist with her MP5.

Heckler & Koch HK94

Some of the "MP5"s are full auto conversions of the Heckler & Koch HK94. One of the terrorists uses a long barreled HK94 with a 'slip over' fake suppressor.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 - 9x19mm
HK94 converted to full auto fire with fake suppressor slipped over the 16" barrel.
HK94 converted to full auto fire with fake suppressor slipped over the 16" barrel.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Ryback takes a suppressed Heckler & Koch MP5K and carries it throughout the film. At the time of the making of the film, it was a common weapon in Steven Seagal movies, the MP5K (not the PDW) was adapted to take a suppressor. During the shootout, he uses one without a suppressor.

Heckler & Koch MP5K 9x19mm
The suppressed MP5K is pointed at Jordan Tate (Erika Eleniak).

Ingram MAC-10

Terrorists also use MAC-10's most notably when seizing the bridge.

Ingram MAC-10 9x19mm

A terrorist holds the MAC-10 on a sailor.


The Uzi is carried by several terrorists in the film, and most notably by Doumer (Colm Meaney) as well as Johnson (Duane Davis) and Calaway (Sandy Ward).

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
Terrorists holding Uzi and MP5
Johnson (Duane Davis) holds the Uzi.
Johnson (Duane Davis) on the left holds the Uzi.

Micro Uzi

Micro Uzis are carried by several terrorists throughout the film as well as Ramirez (Raymond Cruz) and Tackman (Damian Chapa).

Micro Uzi with 32 rd magazine - 9x19mm
Terrorist draws his Micro Uzi on the crew.
Jordan shows Tackman how to load the micro Uzi, although pointing the weapon at yourself whilst doing so could hardly be called the best technique.
Ramirez (Raymond Cruz) opens fire with the micro Uzi.
Tackman (Damian Chapa) holds the micro Uzi.


Colt Commando

A Marine guard holds a Colt Commando-style rifle when he's taken out by terrorists. Since the Marine makes a high fall, the weapon probably is a rubber stunt weapon. Navy SEALs who prepare to assault the Missouri are seen chambering their Colt Commandos as well.

XM177E2 Colt Commando - 5.56x45mm
A Marine holds an Colt Commando type of weapon (most likely a rubber stunt weapon), prior to being taken out.
Navy SEALs who prepare to assault the Missouri are seen chambering their Colt Commandos.

Steyr AUG

During the opening takeover of the Missouri, terrorists are seen rappelling with Steyr AUG's slung behind their backs.

Steyr AUG - Austrian Army Version 5.56x45mm
Two terrorists rappel with Steyr AUGs strapped to their backs.
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FIM-92A Stinger

The terrorists fire FIM-92A Stinger missiles at the approaching SEAL helicopters.

FIM-92A Stinger 70mm
Stingers fired from the deck of the French Sub.
One of Stranix's thugs holds the spent Stinger after downing a helicopter.

Rubber guns

During the initial assault many of the terrorists are using obviously rubber weapons. They are cast from the real deal and used in any scene where stunts occur. It is much safer to wave around and hit other actors with rubber guns than the real thing.

A rubber MP5 is shoved into the back of a sailor

A rubber Uzi is pulled out during the assault.

Gun Platform - U.S. Battleship

The following are armaments which are seen in the film and are available weaponry on the gun platform Iowa-Class Battleship USS Missouri (even though most of the filming took place on the South Dakota-Class USS Alabama, a museum ship permanently docked at Mobile, Alabama). These are listed for the sake of completion, but none of these weapons systems appear in any movie weapons armory.

Phalanx CIWS

The terrorists commandeer the USS Missouri's Phalanx CIWS (Close In Weapons System) to shoot down an F/A-18 Hornet. As the Alabama (the Missouri's stand-in) was decommissioned in 1947, she never had any CIWS mounts installed and this is a prop version.

Phalanx CIWS 20mm
The "Missouri's" prop version of the CIWS firing. As the Alabama was decommissioned in 1947, she never had any CIWS mounts installed.

16"/50 caliber Mark 7 - United States Naval Gun

9 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 - United States Naval Guns form the main armament of the Iowa class battleships. They were also seen firing in archival footage of the USS Missouri in action. Dialogue established that Missouri carried 1000 projectiles.

Seen here are the 9 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 United States Naval Gun, the main armament of the Iowa class battleships. This is footage of the actual USS Missouri as she returned from her final deployment.

16"/45 caliber Mark 6 - United States Naval Gun

The USS Alabama (BB-60), now a museum, stood in for the Missouri in this film. The Alabama belongs to the older South Dakota class, which were armed with nine 16" guns, but of an older design. These 16"/45 caliber Mark 6 guns were used to destroy the North Korean submarine.

The Missouri fires its big gun in the film.
The Alabama, the actual ship where most of the filming took place, belongs to the older South Dakota class, which were armed with nine 16" guns, but of an older design.

5"/38 caliber gun

These guns formed the secondary armament of the battleship. Originally 20 were carried, but the number was reduced to 12 in the Reagan-era modernization. In the film, starburst shells were used to illuminate the North Korean submarine. The Missouri's stand-in, the Alabama, carried the same guns in a similar Mk 28 mount, but retained all 20 guns.

The 5"/38 caliber gun fires a starburst shell to illuminate an enemy position.

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