It is during the unit's insertion into the tribal regions of Pakistan, that the French Government alters the assignment of the Naval Commandos. Instead of RECON mission, they are to rescue the hostages. It believed by the French government that time is ticking down, and she will be killed prior to the arrive of the GIGN. The team moves in to rescue the hostages, but that is easy part of this operation that lasts over 10 days for Else and her rescuers.
The Weapons of Forces Speciales
- The Character of Elise, the sniper, dies in a manner similar to Elise from Platoon
- The AR-15 carbines in the film are a mixed of Colt Model 727s and M4A1s
- Alain Alivon, who played Marius, is an actually French Naval Marine Commando and served as a technical adviser on the film
- Despite the FAMAS being the standard assault rifle of the French military, none of the Naval Marine Commandos use the bullpup.
- The opening scene shows the Marine Commandos of the film being tasked with an HVT capture mission in Kosovo. However, the licence plates on the cars are French.
- This is one of the first foreign films to feature an Porsche Panamera.
- The French Armed Forces were heavily involved in the film, lending technical advice and equipment, including helicopters, fighters, and an aircraft carrier!
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Next Time on FWS...
It is finally time, dear readers of FWS. For decades, I've always wanted to have a place to discuss my favorite science fiction weapon, and now that blogpost will be written. It just so happens that this icon of sci-fi weaponry is from my favorite science fiction film, 1982's BLADE RUNNER. Deckard's iconic and legendary handgun was never given a official name, but that has not stopped it from becoming an inspiration for us creators and a favorite of prop makers for decades. In the next installment of The Weapons of Sci-Fi, we will be discussing in-depth, the M2019 .44 PDK Detective Special. This is going to be fun.