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War for the Planet of the Apes

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes is the 2017 sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The third installment in this "reboot" series, War finds the intelligent apes led by Caesar doing battle with an army of humans led by Colonel McCullough (Woody Harrelson). Matt Reeves returns from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to direct this film and the cast includes Amiah Miller and Andy Serkis, who returns to provide motion capture for Caesar.

The following weapons were used in the film War for the Planet of the Apes:



Colt Combat Commander

Colonel McCullough (Woody Harrelson) carries a Colt Combat Commander with Pachmayr American Legend wood/rubber grips as his sidearm. Caesar (Andy Serkis) briefly uses the Combat Commander during the film's climax.

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP
McCullough draws his Combat Commander from his holster as Caesar kneels before him.
The Colonel presses the Commander pistol against Caesar's forehead.
A closer shot of the pistol against Caesar's forehead. The Commander's hammer remains up despite the Colonel chambering the gun AND firing it at an ape worker.
Caesar finds the Colonel's holstered Commander. Note the Pachmayr American Legend wood/rubber grips.
Best shot of the Colt Commander after Caesar lies it down. A good look of the Pachmayr grips.

Colt Python

Preacher (Gabriel Chavarria) is seen with a revolver holstered on his vest that appears to be a stainless or blued 4 inch Colt Python with rubber grips, however it is never drawn.

Colt Python Stainless Steel variant with 4" Barrel and Colt marked rubber combat grips - .357 Magnum
One of Preacher's sidearms appears to be a 4 inch Colt Python holstered on his vest.

Glock 17

A few Alpha/Omega soldiers carry, including Preacher carry Glock 17 pistols in their holsters.

Glock 17 3rd Generation - 9x19mm Parabellum
Preacher's sidearm in his drop leg holster appears to be a Glock 17 as seen by the grip angle.

Beretta 92FS

Some Alpha/Omega soldiers carry Beretta 92FS pistols in their drop leg holsters.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm Parabellum
The Soldier to the left of McCullough has a Beretta pistol holstered.


Winchester Model 1912

Caesar (Andy Serkis) uses a stainless Winchester Model 1912 as his main weapon for most of the film. One Alpha/Omega soldier can be seen with what looks like a Model 1912 with a sawed-off stock strapped to his back during the Muir Woods battle.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 gauge
Caesar with his Model 1912.

Remington Model 1100

Luca (Michael Adamthwaite) keeps a stainless Remington Model 1100 with a sawed-off barrel and stock in one of his horse's saddlebags in the film. When Bad Ape (Steve Zahn) steals the horse, he uses the shotgun to fire at Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his companions as they give chase before giving it back to them when cornered.

Remington Model 1100 - 12 Gauge

Remington Model 870 Compact

A Remington Model 870 Compact can be seen slung over an Alpha/Omega soldier's back.

Remington Model 870 Compact with Pachmayr Vindicator pistol grip and foregrip - 12 gauge
The shotgun slung over an Alpha/Omega soldier's back.
Note that the shotgun appears to be bending in this shot, indicating that this is likely a lightweight resin prop replica.


M4A1 Carbine

Many Alpha/Omega and Northern Army soldiers use M4A1 Carbines fitted with various attachments. Rocket (Terry Notary) takes an M4A1 from an Alpha/Omega soldier and uses it during the film's climax.

M4A1 Carbine with Aimpoint CompM2 reflex optic, Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
The M4A1 is seen at the left.
Soldiers to the left of McCullough are armed with the M4A1.
On the left are the M4A1 carbines.

Mk 18 Mod 1

Colonel McCullough (Woody Harrelson) uses a Mk 18 Mod 1 modified with a suppressor, EOTech sight, Magpul CTR stock, laser module, weapon light, and vertical foregrip during his surprise raid on Caesar's ape colony.

Mk 18 Mod 1 with Crane stock, Daniel Defense MK18 RIS II, and folding sights - 5.56x45mm


McCullough fires his Mk 18 at Caesar. In the original trailers, this shot was reversed, although it appears correctly in the film.

Mk 18 Mod 0

An Alpha/Omega soldier is seen with a Mk 18 Mod 0.

Mk 18 Mod 0 with LMT rear sight, Crane stock, and RIS foregrip - 5.56x45mm
The Mk 18 Mod 0 visible in the background in the upper left corner.


An Alpha/Omega soldier is seen firing a M16A4 with a Trijicon ACOG scope behind the Captain at the opening battle in the woods. A few Northern Army soldiers can be seen carrying M16A4 rifles fitted with a variety of optic sights towards the end of the film.

M16A4 with railed handguard, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, KAC foregrip, and Trijicon TA01 4x32 ACOG scope - 5.56x45mm
A Northern Army soldier on the far left on the truck wields a M16A4 with what appears to be a ACOG scope attached.

Remington ACR-E

Rocket (Terry Notary) is seen with a Remington ACR-E.

Remington ACR-E - 5.56x45mm
Rocket with his ACR-E.


A chimpanzee is seen armed with what appears to be a short-barreled L1A1 SLR.

L1A1 SLR with wooden furniture - 7.62x51mm
Seen in the center.


A tan FN SCAR-L with a 1-6x24 Trijicon Accupoint scope and AN/PEQ-15 can be seen in the hands of the Alpha/Omega Captain Rod Wilson during the opening battle in the woods. Several Alpha/Omega soldiers also carry black SCAR-L rifles at the camp. One of them is fitted with an FN40GL grenade launcher is briefly seen.

Third Generation FN SCAR-L - 5.56x45mm NATO
FN SCAR-L STD - 5.56x45mm NATO
Two Alpha/Omega soldiers with SCAR-Ls can be seen behind Colonel McCullough.
An Alpha/Omega soldier wields a SCAR-L with a EOTech 552 Holographic sight on McCullough's left (Middle right side).

SIG SG 552

Some Alpha/Omega soldiers can be seen with SIG SG 552s with various attachments.

SIG SG 552 with scope rail attached - 5.56x45mm
Middle right side, between the RPG and M203 soldiers.
In the middle.

Heckler & Koch G3A3

A few Alpha/Omega soldiers can be seen wielding Heckler & Koch G3A3 battle rifles with cheek plates in the camp.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with wide handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO

Heckler & Koch G36K

Two Northern Army soldiers can be seen with Heckler & Koch G36Ks.

Heckler & Koch G36K - 5.56x45mm NATO
Northern Army soldiers stand around with their weapons, dismayed at missing the casting call for the second Star Wars prequel. The one in the front center left can be seen holding a G36K.


At least one of the Northern Army soldiers carries a CZ 805 BREN.

CZ 805 BREN A2 - 5.56x45mm NATO
A Northern Army soldier standing on the left is seen holding his CZ 805 BREN next to the soldier holding his M4A1.

Machine Guns

M249 Paratrooper SAW

What appears to be an M249 Paratrooper SAW is seen used by a few Alpha/Omega soldiers.

M249 SAW 5.56mm paratrooper version with 200 round ammo drum
The SAW is seen in the center.
Seen slightly left center.

M249-E2 SAW

An M249 SAW is carried by at least one of the Northern Army soldiers that attack McCullough's base.

M249-E2 SAW -5.56mm with 200 round ammo drum.

Browning M2HB

Several Browning M2HB machine guns are seen mounted on Northern Army Humvees, tanks, and trucks that attack McCullough's base.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
M2HB's mounted on Humvees and other armored vehicles.

FN GAU-21 Aircraft Machine Gun

An FN GAU-21 aircraft machine gun is seen used by an Alpha/Omega soldier.

FN GAU-21 Aircraft Machine Gun - .50 BMG
Loading an FN GAU-21 aircraft machine gun.
The FN GAU-21 is fired by the Alpha/Omega soldier.

M230 Chain Gun

Northern Army AH-64 Apache gunships are seen strafing Alpha/Omega positions with their M230 Chain Guns. In reality, however, they will typically just hover and fire their guns from far away rather than needlessly exposing themselves to danger.

Hughes/Alliant Techsystems M230 30mm Chain Gun
Apaches conducting strafing runs as they attack the Alpha/Omega base.
An AH-64 Apache fires the M230 as Bad Ape views it through the binoculars.


Sage Control Ordnance Deuce

An Alpha/Omega soldier uses a Sage Control Ordnance Deuce to destroy an ape trench in the Muir Woods battle. Red (Ty Olsson) briefly uses a Deuce during the final battle.

Sage Control Ordnance Deuce - 37mm smooth-bore, 37mm rifled or 40x46mm

M203 Grenade Launcher

Several of the M4A1s depicted have M203 Grenade Launchers attached.

M203 grenade launcher - 40x46mm.
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Norinco Type 69

A Norinco Type 69 RPG is seen used by an Alpha Omega soldier to down an Apache.

Chinese Type 69 RPG - 40mm
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Other Weapons

Parker Hurricane XXT Crossbow

Preacher (Gabriel Chavarria) uses a Parker Hurricane XXT Crossbow during the opening battle in the Muir Woods before losing it when he is captured by the apes.

Parker Hurricane XXT

Parker Blackhawk Crossbow

Preacher (Gabriel Chavarria) uses a Parker Blackhawk Crossbow as his main weapon for the second half of the film.

Parker Blackhawk

PSE TAC15 Crossbow

Some Alpha/Omega soldiers can be seen with PSE TAC15 crossbows.

Two soldiers near the far right with crossbows.

M67 Hand Grenade

Caesar finds a bandolier of M67 hand grenades in Colonel McCullough's quarters and later uses them in the climax of the film.

M67 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Caesar eyes a bandolier of M67 hand grenades in The Colonel's quarters.

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