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Desert Eagle MK VII
Desert Eagle
Production information
Manufacturer

Magnum Research

Type

Semi-automatic pistol

Technical specifications
Size

Length

  • 27.3 cm
Feed system
  • 9-round detachable box magazine (.357 Magnum)
  • 8-round detachable box magazine (.44 Magnum)
  • 7-round detachable box magazine (.50 AE)
Fire mode(s)
  • Semi-automatic
Ammunition
  • .357 Magnum
  • .44 Magnum
  • .50 Action Express
Operation

Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Range

50 m (effective)
200 m (maximum)

Usage
Era(s)

Late 20th-21st century

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The Desert Eagle is an Israeli-made (later American) semi-automatic pistol chambered for the .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum or .50 Action Express cartridges.

OverviewEdit

The Desert Eagle was designed as a high-powered pistol with military applications in mind, although the weapon has never been adopted by any formal military organization around the world.

Since its introduction, the Desert Eagle has been a common sight in movies and TV shows (with these appearances often grossly overstating its power) meaning the pistol has remained popular despite it's lack of official use.

AppearancesEdit

In Predator, Dutch's team (with the exception of Dillon) all carry Desert Eagles as their sidearm, although they are never used on screen. At one point, Dutch reaches for his pistol to defend himself from the Jungle Hunter, but finds he lost the weapon falling over a waterfall a few minutes previously.

In Predator 2, Mike Harrigan uses a brushed chrome .357 chambered Desert Eagle fitted with a laser sight as his primary sidearm throughout the film. He eventually loses it when it slips out of his holster while he is climbing between buildings in pursuit of the City Hunter.

In Alien vs. Predator, Max Stafford's mercenaries all carry nickel-plated Desert Eagles chambered in .44 Magnum as their sidearms, many of them fitted with green laser sights. The pistols are also briefly used by Rusten Quinn, Graeme Miller and Lex Woods.

In Predator: Concrete Jungle, the Desert Eagle is used by Les Serviteurs and the Dead Men. Upon scanning them with the Tech Vision, they are shown to be the .44 Magnum variation.

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