Terminator Salvation (2009)
Terminator Salvation is the fourth installment in the Terminator film series. Unlike the previous entries, this film takes place in the post-apocalyptic world following the nuclear holocaust seen in the third film. Christian Bale takes over the role of John Connor, a soldier in the newly formed Resistance to the Machines, who is unsure about trusting a human survivor named Marcus (Sam Worthington). The film was directed by McG (3 Days to Kill) and co-stars Moon Bloodgood, Common, and Michael Ironside.
The following weapons were used in the film Terminator Salvation:
Heckler & Koch Mark 23
The Heckler & Koch Mark 23 is carried by John Connor (Christian Bale) as his sidearm throughout the movie. He notably makes a tactical transition from his HK416 to his Mark 23 while engaging HydroBots and then levels it at Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), who emerged from the same water. A pilot during the river scene also uses one to neutralize a hydrobot.
Heckler & Koch Mark 23 – .45 ACP. Connor searches the Skynet manufacturing room with his Mark 23, keeping it leveled with a flashlight using the Harries technique. Connor empties his Mark 23 into the head of an attacking T-600 Terminator, which is more likely to kill himself than do anything to the Terminator. A production still of the same scene. Connor crawls away after his Mark 23 locks empty. A helicopter pilot fires his Mark 23 into an attacking HydroBot. Note use of full-flash blanks, evident by huge muzzle flash. Connor keeps his Mark 23 trained on Marcus as he emerges from the river. Connor uses his Mark 23 to shoot the liquid nitrogen pipes while fighting the T-800 prototype.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX
An IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX with a black finish is used by Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood) as her sidearm in the film. A crazed survivor named Carnahan (Michael Papajohn) takes it and holds it on her, but she reacquires it from him after informing him the weapon is not chambered and shoots him in the leg. In a scene from the director’s cut, General Ashdown (Michael Ironside) is seen drawing a stainless Desert Eagle Mark XIX on John Connor. His Desert Eagle is only briefly seen in the original cut, when he holsters it while on-board the submarine.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX – .50 AE Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood) aims her Desert Eagle in a promotional still. Note large bore diameter and lack of fluted barrel, indicating it’s chambered in .50 AE. He then levels it on her and cocks the hammer. Luckily for her, he doesn’t brass check it to ensure it’s chambered, giving her and Marcus time to disarm him. Blair shoots the crazed survivor in the leg with her Desert Eagle. It would appear the the weapon was only loaded with one round for the scene, as it has locked back empty. Blair poses with her locked back Desert Eagle in a promotional still.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX (Nickel)
In a scene from the director’s cut, General Ashdown (Michael Ironside) is seen drawing a stainless Desert Eagle Mark XIX on John Connor. His Desert Eagle is only briefly seen in the original cut, when he holsters it while on-board the submarine.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX brushed chrome finish – .50 AE. In a scene from the director’s cut, General Ashdown (Michael Ironside) puts his Desert Eagle to the head of John Connor. A better shot of Ashdown’s Desert Eagle, showing the scope rails and lack of fluted barrel, indicating it is a .50 AE Mark XIX. Ashdown holds his Desert Eagle.
The Ruger GP100 is seen in the hands of a California refugee when a Harvester Terminator grabs the man with the Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 and pulls him through the roof.
Ruger GP100 – .357 Magnum. A Ruger GP100 seen in hands of a California refugee as the Harvester Terminator grabs a man.
LAR Grizzly Mark 1
Barnes (Common) uses a LAR Grizzly Mark 1 to shoot Marcus in anger, as does Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood).
LAR Grizzly Mark 1 – .45 Win Mag. Barnes examines a .45 Win Mag round before loading it into the magazine. Barnes levels his Grizzly Mark 1 on Marcus. Note he is using one hand. Note now when he fires, he is using two hands in a well trained high-grip. Blair takes the Grizzly Mark 1 from Barnes and shoots Marcus as well.
Colt Officer’s ACP
One of the refugees at the gas station is armed with a custom two-tone Colt Officer’s ACP with Novak-style sights, flared magwell, slanted slide serrations, skeletonized hammer and trigger, and ambidextrous safety..
Colt Officer’s ACP- .45 ACP. A refugee aims her Officer’s ACP. Another shot of her Officer’s ACP.
Heckler & Koch UMP-9
One of the members of John Connor’s squad at the beginning of the film carries a Heckler & Koch UMP-9. After the raid, when Connor returns to base, one of the resistance members is also seen with a UMP-9, but only the stock is visible.
Heckler & Koch UMP-9 – 9mm. The member of Connor’s squad on the left is seen armed with an Heckler & Koch UMP-9 during the raid on the Skynet stronghold. The female member in the back may also be armed with one, but this is unconfirmed.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD6
One of the refugees that ambushes Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), Star (Jadagrace), and Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) is seen armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 submachine gun.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 – 9mm. The refugee aims his Heckler & Koch MP5SD6. A different angle of the same scene. The refugee attempts to flee the harvesting machines while armed with his MP5SD6.
Full-sized IMI Uzis are seen in the hands of various resistance fighters listening in on Connor’s radio message.
IMI Uzi with stock extended – 9mm. A resistance fighter in the jungle armed with an IMI Uzi, stock extended. The two resistance fighters to the left are armed with IMI Uzi’s. The resistance fighter in the middle armed with an IMI Uzi, stock extended.
Heckler & Koch HK416
A Heckler & Koch HK416 is used by John Connor (Christian Bale) for much of the film. The HK416 is fitted with a C-More Railway red dot sight, flip up iron sights, and a Surefire Millennium Universal weapon-light on the right rail. He uses it to shoot a T-600 in the head and to fire at Hydrobots when his chopper crashes in the river.
Heckler & Koch HK416 with 14.5 inch barrel – 5.56x45mm NATO. A production still of John Connor armed with his HK416. Connor searches the sewers with his HK416 in a production still. Connor searches the sewers armed with his HK416. A good shot of the C-More and flip up iron sights. Connor emerges from the underground armed with his HK416. Connor holding his HK416 before jumping into the sea from the V-22 osprey. Connor fires at Hydrobots with his HK416. Note that here he has the iron sights flipped up.
One of the refugees that ambushes Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), Star (Jadagrace), and Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) is seen armed with a standard M4A1 Carbine fitted with a Surefire tactical light. Several M4s are also seen loaded in a weapons rack on the tow truck, also fitted with Surefire tactical lights.
M4A1 with ACOG scope and Surefire M500AB weaponlight. This is one of the screen-used weapons seen in S.W.A.T. – 5.56x45mm. The refugee in the background with his M4A1 Carbine, armed with a Surefire light. A rack on the tow truck behind Kyle and Star filled with M4A1 Carbines.
M4A1 Carbine with M203 Grenade Launcher
Several members of the resistance are seen armed with M4A1 Carbines fitted with underslung M203 grenade launchers. Most of them appear to be fitted with C-More red dot sights.
M4A1 Carbine fitted with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope and M203 grenade launcher – 5.56x45mm/40mm. A resistance soldier jumps off a helicopter armed with an M4A1 Carbine fitted with an M203 grenade launcher. A resistance soldier in the background armed with an M4A1/M203. A resistance soldier stands guard armed with an M4A1/M203 as a captured HydoBot is examined.
M4A1 Carbine with M26 MASS
John Connor (Christian Bale) uses an M4A1 Carbine with an M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System attachment, a C-More red dot sight, a Surefire tactical light, and standard iron sights when he goes to the Skynet compound to rescue Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin). He later detaches the MASS from the M4 and uses it to ineffectively combat the T-800. Due to the lack of a pistol grip on the weapon, he is forced to fire it from an awkward stance to handle the recoil.
M4A1 with M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System – 5.56x45mm/12 Gauge A publicity still of Christian Bale as John Connor with his M4A1 with M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System. John Connor sets up a trip wire to take down a MotoTerminator with his M4A1/M26 MASS slung over his back. Connor fires his M4A1/M26 MASS at the approaching T-800 Terminator.
Mk 18 Mod 0
One of the resistance members listening to John Connor’s (Christian Bale) broadcast is seen armed with a Mk 18 Mod 0.
Mk 18 Mod 0 – 5.56x45mm. A resistance member armed with a Mk 18 Mod 0.
Heckler & Koch G36C
One of the men in John Connor’s (Christian Bale) squad at the beginning of the film carries a Heckler & Koch G36C.
Heckler & Koch G36C – 5.56x45mm. The resistance fighter to the far right runs while armed with a G36C. The resistance fighter searches a manufacturing room armed with his G36C.
DSA SA58 OSW
A DSA SA58 OSW is carried by Captain Jericho (Terry Crews) at the start of the film. A resistance fighter is also seen carrying one while searching the sewers. The DS Arms SA58 OSW is a short barreled, modern version of the FN FAL .308 battle rifle.
DS Arms SA58 OSW with 11 inch barrel – 7.62×51 NATO. A production still of Terry Crews as Captain Jericho holding the DSA SA58 OSW fitted with a Surefire Millenium universal light as he discusses a scene with Christian Bale and director McG. Captain Jericho runs while armed with his DSA SA58 OSW. A resistance fighter behind John Connor armed with a DSA SA58 OSW.
One of the resistance fighters searching the underground manufacturing plant is seen armed with an AKMSU. Later in the film a refugee that ambushes Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), Star (Jadagrace), and Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) is also seen armed with one.
AKMSU Krinkov – 7.62x39mm. This is a blank adapted full auto transferable AKM (7.62x39mm) pistol that was converted into a Krinkov via parts kit. A resistance fighter armed with an AKMSU watches the schematics for the new T-800 Terminator. A refugee aims his AKMSU. The refugee aiming his AKMSU. The refugee flees as machines attack his hideout armed with his AKMSU.
Barnes (Common) is seen armed with a Magpul Masada near the end of the film.
Magpul Masada – 5.56x45mm. Barnes (Common) carries a Magpul Masada prototype rifle (Note the two ambidextrous receiver based charging handles and free-floating exposed adjustable gas block) as he helps an injured John Connor. Barnes gets on the chopper armed with his Magpul Masada.
One of the refugees at the gas station is armed with a Ruger AC556 with a stainless steel finish and a folding stock.
Stainless Steel Mini-14/GB-F (Government Barrel – Folding Stock) – 5.56x45mm. The refugee is briefly seen aiming his Ruger AC556.
FN FS2000 rifles are used by some of the T-600 robots.
FN FS2000 – 5.56x45mm NATO. A T-600 brandishing a civilian FN FS2000 while on patrol at Skynet central. A T-600 on patrol armed with an FN FS2000.
Remington 870 (Custom)
A Remington 870 shotgun with synthetic furniture, fitted with a custom Royal Arms 12 point breaching muzzle and saddle shell holder is the main weapon of Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin). He uses it during the chase scene to fire at the Moto-Terminators and uses it to shoot the tanker. He also uses it to threaten Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) to take off his jacket and to protect Star (Jadagrace) from the San Francisco scavengers. In one notable scene, Marcus teaches Kyle how to tie a lanyard/sling to his Remington to prevent it from being taken from him, echoing how he will prepare his shotgun in the first Terminator film.
Remington 870 with pistol grip and breacher muzzle – 12 gauge Star holding Kyle’s Remington 870. Kyle points his Remington 870 at Marcus. Kyle levels the Remington on Marcus with one hand, leaving him open to being easily disarmed. Which Marcus takes advantage of, and holds his own 870 on him. Kyle reloads his 870. Kyle fires the 870 at the tanker in an attempt to blow it up. Realistically, it doesn’t so a road flare is used to ignite it instead.
M26 MASS (Modular Accessory Shotgun System)
While he first has it mounted on his M4, Connor uses the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System by itself when he gets into close quarters combat with a T-800. It’s unknown why he decided to detach it from his M4, since he is then forced to use it with no grip or stock to fire it with, instead having to hold the front end awkwardly to absorb recoil.
M26 MASS Standalone version – 12 Gauge. The M26 MASS mounted on Connor’s M4. The trigger guard and mounts are visible as Connor checks his GPS. Connor searches for the T-800 with his M26 MASS at the ready. Connor works the bolt on his M26 MASS. Connor reloads his M26 MASS, oddly after only two shots. Note lack of any added pistol grip.
Remington 870 SBS Entry Gun
Barnes (Common) carries a Remington 870 Entry Gun as his weapon of choice in the film, fitted with a tri-rail on the for-end, with a flashlight mounted. While never seen closely in the film, he uses this weapon to knock out Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington).
Remington 870 Entry Gun – 12 Gauge. Barnes aims his Entry Gun in a promotional still. This is the best shot of his Remington available. Barnes with his Entry Gun slung over his back. Barnes knocks out Marcus with his Entry Gun.
Serbu Super Shorty
One of the refugees at the gas station is armed with a Serbu Super Shorty shotgun.
Serbu Super Shorty – 12 Gauge. A refugee aims his Serbu Super Shorty.
Mossberg 590 “Compact Cruiser”
The leader of the refugees at the gas station carries a Mossberg 590 “Compact Cruiser”.
Mossberg 590 “Compact Cruiser” – 12 Gauge. The leader with a Mossberg 590 “Compact Cruiser” at his side (right). The leader aims at Marcus. The refugees are instructed by the old lady to lower their weapons. The leader points his Mossberg at the old lady when they argue about their supplies.
Benelli M4 Super 90
One of Connor’s men at the beginning of the film carries a Benelli M4 Super 90.
Benelli M4 Super 90 – 12 gauge. The resistance fighter tying off Connor’s repelling rope armed with a Benelli M4 Super 90.
One of the crazed survivors who attacks Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood) is armed with a Mossberg 500 shotgun with a wooden forend and a pistol grip.
Mossberg 500AT – 12 Gauge. Crazed survivor with his Mossberg 500. The grip is tucked under his arm. The survivor pumps his Mossberg 500 before Marcus takes him down.
An FN M240B general purpose machine gun is mounted as a turret on top of the cab of the tow truck.
FN M240B GPMG – 7.62x51mm NATO. An M240B is seen resting under the light to the left in the shelter of a resistance fighter listening to Connor’s broadcast.
A Browning M1919A4 belt-fed machine gun is mounted on the rear of the tow truck.
Browning M1919A4 on a pedestal mount – .30-06. A Browning M1919A4 mounted on the rear of the tow truck.
M60Ds are seen as part of an M23 Armament System mounted on the Huey helicopters of the Resistance. Connor uses one from a downed Huey to destroy a damaged T-600 Terminator. John later uses one to fire at Marcus Wright when he escapes from the Resistance Compound.
M60D machine gun 7.62x51mm NATO An M60D is seen door mounted on the Huey behind Connor. Another M60D is door mounted on the Huey that Connor pilots after finding the original crew dead. Connor uses the upside down M60D from the crashed Huey to finish off a legless T-600. Connor fires an M60D at Marcus as he flees the compound.
Garwood Industries M134G minigun
The M134 Minigun is the main weapon of the “Infiltrator” rubber skinned T-600 Terminator. This minigun is held in a single hand by a forward mounted pistol grip supported aft by a gauntlet around the Terminator’s forearm. This format makes Brian Steele (the actor who did the motion capture for the T-600) the second actor to fire a minigun one-handed, the first to fire the full-size version. Actor Matthew G. Taylor was the first when he carried a cut-down version as the Nemesis in Resident Evil: Apocalypse. This particular minigun is an M134G refitted by Garwood Industries.
Garwood Industries M134G with EOTech red dot sight – 7.62x51mm NATO An Infiltration T-600 with its rubber skin and clothing mostly worn off fires a M134 minigun on its right arm, while wielding an M203 grenade launcher on its left. It’s questionable how well these weapons fit with its role as an “infiltrator”, but it’s possible some T-600s were given a more general combat role. Closeup of the firing barrels of the T-600’s minigun. Closeup of the firing of the T-600’s minigun. The minigun fires wildly after the T-600 is disabled and decapitated. A closeup of the M134 minigun in the rain. Note how the weapon switches from the Terminator’s right hand in the wide shot, to the his left hand in the close up. Likely a reversed shot. The T-800 prototype picks up the M134 minigun from a disabled T-600. The T-800 fires the minigun at Connor and Reese.
General Electric M134
The tow truck has a pair of forward facing GE M134 Miniguns mounted on either side of the cab.
General Electric M134 – 7.62x51mm NATO The tow truck with forward facing miniguns (possibly GE models) mounted on the sides of the cab.
General Dynamics GAU-17/A
A General Dynamics GAU-17/A Minigun is seen mounted on the Pave Hawk helicopter near the end of the film.
General Dynamics GAU-17/A, US Air Force version of the M134 Minigun – 7.62x51mm NATO A GAU-17/A minigun door mounted on the Pave Hawk helicopter.
The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger cannon is seen as the main weapon of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack planes that engage the Harvester terminator carrying the captured humans.
General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger – 30x173mm
RM Equipment M203PI Grenade Launcher
Along with the minigun, the rubber skinned “Infiltrator” T-600 (Brian Steele) has a modified RM Equipment M203PI grenade launcher mounted on its left arm. Despite the fact that it is mounted, the launcher itself is an early version of the standalone model with the pistol grip and sliding stock removed. The Terminator fires the M203PI randomly at the building Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) hides in. In the battle in Skynet’s Terminator factory, John Connor uses an unmodified model of the same standalone M203PI along with a standalone M26 MASS before giving it to Kyle Reese. Reese also uses this M203PI on a MotoTerminator, which he seemed to acquire from inside the tow truck.
The grenade rounds used by Connor looked to possibly be MEI HELLHOUNDs; four are stowed on Connor’s left forearm but couldn’t be readily identified for certain. If he was using these, it’s likely due to the armor piercing shape charge design of the rounds, similar to anti-tank rocket rounds. Seeing as they don’t have much more effect than to throw the T-800 around they are either not shown working properly, or are not these rounds. The rounds used by the T-600 and the method of reloading were not shown or clearly visible. It should be noted that the T-600’s grenade launcher has a flexible hose leading from the rear of the weapon to his ammo pack. It might be intended to be part of a loading mechanism for a multi-shot grenade launcher.
RM Equipment M203PI with standalone “Universal” stock in pistol configuration – 40x46mm. This is the current production model. Schematic of the early model of the standalone version of the M203PI which differs from current production models by having a sliding stock and ventilated sighting rib, and lacking a MIL-STD-1913 rail. The M203PI attached to the T-600’s arm as he hangs upside down. Visible in this shot is the horizontal groove on the frame of the launcher which identifies it as an M203PI. The T-600 pulverizes a building with his M203PI. Reese loads a standalone M203PI in the cab of the two truck. Reese fires the M203PI at a pursuing MotoTerminator. Connor searches the SkyNet base with his M203PI at the ready. Connor with his M203PI. Reese shoots the T-800 with his M203PI, which for some reason sends it flying across the room with hardly any explosion present. The T-800 grabs Connor’s M203PI, which is here a rubber prop stand in. Connor fires the M203PI at the molten steel vat above the T-800.
John Connor (Christian Bale) uses an M136 AT4 anti-tank weapon to destroy a disabled Hunter-Killer.
M136 AT4 – 84mm. Connor waits with Barnes for an H-K to arrive with the M136 AT4 by his side. Connor aims the AT4 at the downed H-K. Connor fires the AT4.
Barnes (Common) uses an RPG-7 rocket launcher in an attempt to kill Marcus (Sam Worthington) and Blair (Moon Bloodgood) with it when they try to escape, but misses.
RPG-7 – 70mm. Barnes readies the RPG-7. Barnes aims the RPG-7. And fires.