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Vietnam War Story
Vietnam War Story was an HBO anthology war series that aired episodes from 1987 to 1989. Each episode gave a unique perspective about the Vietnam War as told by soldiers from both sides, nurses as well as civilians. The anthology was also notable for featuring early performances from Wesley Snipes and Eriq La Salle.
The following weapons were used in the television series Vietnam War Story:
The M16 rifle is the standard rifle carried by the majority of the American soldiers in the series.
MGC Replica M16 rifle
A number of characters were seen carrying MGC M16 Replica rifles for scenes where they didn't carry the blank-firing M16 rifles.
The M14 Rifle is featured prominently in "Separated", which spotlights a US Marine platoon.
M1 Carbines are carried by ARVN soldiers, notably in "An Old Ghost Walks the Earth".
The M60 machine gun is prominently carried by K.C.(Eriq La Salle) in "The Mine" and then is used by Marines in "Separated".
An M60D machine gun is door mounted on a UH-1 Huey in the episode "The Mine".
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
A Browning M2HB is seen mounted on an Army truck in "An Old Ghost Walks the Earth".
Norinco Type 56
The Norinco Type 56 is seen in the hands of the NVA and VC fighters throughout several episodes.
The SKS rifle is seen used by VC in several episodes.
An M1911A1 pistol is typically seen in the hands of US military in addition to ARVN officers.
Smith & Wesson Model 66
In "Dusk To Dawn", Larry (John Snyder) pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 66 on Dale (Tom Hodges).
An Ithaca 37 is seen carried by some of the US military NCO's in the series.
M72 LAWs are carried by US Army soldiers in "The Fragging".
M26 Hand Grenade
The M26 Hand Grenade is carried by US troops throughout the series. In "The Fragging", members of a platoon consider killing an inept commanding officer by "fragging" him with an M26.
The M79 grenade launcher is carried by a US Marine in the episode "The Mine".
M18A1 Claymore Mine
A M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine is mounted in a minefield in "Separated".