Flyboys

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Flyboys (2006)


The following weapons were used in the film Flyboys:

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Machine Guns

Lewis gun

Reed Cassidy (Martin Henderson) fires a Lewis aircraft gun from his plane.

Aircraft mounted Lewis Gun .303
As Cassidy gets off his plane, his Lewis gun can be prominently seen.
Lewis guns and Vickers guns can be seen as Rawlings explains the "bent" ammunition to Skinner.
A Lewis gunner fires at the German weapons depots.

Hotchkiss M1914

An M1914 Hotchkiss is seen during the "bent ammunition" scene, although the heavy and strip-fed Hotchkiss gun was not usually used as an aircraft gun.

M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun with Tripod
A Hotchkiss gun can be seen in the lower left as Rawlings explains the "bent" ammunition to Skinner.

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun

All the Lafayette Escadrille airmen, including Blaine Rawlings (James Franco), Eugene Skinner (Abdul Salis), Eddie Beagle (David Ellison), Reed Cassidy (Martin Henderson), William Jensen (Philip Winchester), Nunn (Pip Pickering), and Lyle Porter (Michael Jibson) have Vickers Aircraft Machine Guns on their planes.

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun
Eugene Skinner (Abdul Salis) practices firing a Vickers.
Eddie Beagle (David Ellison) practices firing a Vickers.
Blaine Rawlings (James Franco) practices firing a Vickers.
Nunn (Pip Pickering) crash lands his plane.
Rawlings flies with his Vickers attached.
Rawlings flying.
Rawlings attempts to fix his Vickers.
Rawlings checks his broken Vickers.

Maxim MG08

The Germans fire a Maxim MG08 in the scene where Beagle crashes his plane and Rawlings lands to rescue him.

Maxim MG08 7.92x57mm Mauser on sled mount
The Germans fire a Maxim.

Maxim LMG 08/15 "Spandau"

The Germans use air-cooled Maxim LMG 08/15 machine guns on their Fokker DR-1 triplanes. Beagle tells the other airmen that they are "9 mm Spandaus", which is incorrect as they are actually the standard German 7.92x57 mm Mauser ammunition.

Maxim MG08/15
The dual Maxims seen mounted on the Fokker DR-1 triplane flown by the Black Falcon (Gunnar Winbergh).
A dual machine gun arrangement on a triplane.
The Black Falcon fires his Spandaus.
A German fires a Spandau at the Lafayette Escadrille. (Actually on bombers the Germans would use an LMG 14 Parabellum gun.)
Wolfert (Ian Rose) flies with his Spandau LMG 08/15.
Wolfert aims his Spandaus.

Rifles

Lebel 1886

French soldiers are seen carrying Lebel 1886 rifles and firing them during the battle scenes.

French Lebel M1886 Rifle - 8 x 50mm Lebel
French soldiers at the airfield with Lebels slung over their shoulders.
French soldiers helping civilians before the German attack.
French soldiers fire at the German planes.
A French soldier fires his Lebel.
A French soldier with his Lebel.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

The primary weapon used by the German infantrymen is the Mauser Gewehr 1898. Some are seen with scope attachments.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57 mm.
Germans fire their Mausers.
Germans with Mausers arrive at Lucienne's house.
A German soldier takes aim with his scoped rifle.
A German soldier reloads his Mauser Gewehr 1898.

Handguns

Mle 1892 Revolver

The Lafayette Escadrille pilots are given Mle 1892 Revolvers as last-ditch suicide weapons by Cassidy (Martin Henderson). Blaine Rawlings (James Franco) notably uses it during his dogfight with the "Black Falcon". This revolver also is seen in the hands of James Franco in the subsequent film This Is the End.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27 mm SR.
Cassidy distributes the Mle 1892s.
Rawlings and Beagle (David Ellison) with their Mle 1892s.
Briggs Lowrly (Tyler Lebine) draws his Mle 1892 when his plane catches fire.
Rawlings aims at the Black Falcon.



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