Highly stylized hero Hawkman rifle used in the production of the cult sci-fi film Flash Gordon, the 1980 science fiction picture directed by Mike Hodges. This impressive prop black & gold weapon is crafted of resin bearing a feather motif around the barrel. A toggle switch installed as the trigger illuminated a light bulb at the end of the barrel to cue the visual effects department to insert laser bolts. Flash Gordon (played by Sam J. Jones) uses a Hawkman laser rifle during the attack on Rocket Ajax at the end of the film. A very rare piece that remains in good vintage used condition. The light bulb is missing and is exhibiting some paint chips and handling wear from production use and minor studio repair. The rifle measures 30″ (76.2cm) in length.
This item comes with a Hero Prop Certificate of Authenticity.