The Colt M16A1 5.56mm NATO
assault rifle has been the main weapon of US forces since the early 1960s. It was used in the Vietnam war and by SWAT teams during a failed raid on the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard
and the skywalk
of Washington Dulles International Airport
in Die Hard 2
During the Nakatomi Plaza robbery, Los Angeles Police SWAT used the M16A1 rifle.
It was used by the SWAT team of Captain Carmine Lorenzo during the siege of Dulles International Airport. Most of the SWAT team carried the M16A1 rifle. One of the SWAT officers killed a mercenary name Shockley with it.