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The Lewis Gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:



(1913 - 1942)

  • Type: Machine Gun
  • Caliber: .303 British, .30-06 Springfield, 7.92x57mm Mauser
  • Feed System: 47- or 97-round pan magazine
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto (500-600 RPM)


Lewis Gun - .303 British
Lewis Gun with cooling jacket removed and carry handle - .303 British
Lewis Gun with cooling jacket removed, Thompson handguard, and 97-round magazine - .303 British.

Infantry Lewis Guns are fitted with wooden stocks. Most infantry Lewis Guns feature the original cooling jacket, but some lack the cooling jacket; these are most commonly associated with the British Home Guard, and are often aircraft Lewis Guns converted for ground usage.


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Hearts of the World British soldiers 1918
The Heart of Humanity Robert Anderson Paul Patricia 1918
Shoulder Arms Charlie Chaplin Charlie Supposedly a mockup 1918
German soldiers
Arsenal Bolsheviks 1929
Journey's End British soldiers with 97-round magazines 1930
The Other Side British soldiers Savage M1917 1931
Shock Troop British soldiers 1934
Alamases's Gorge (Ushchelye Alamasov) Ir. Kan Enemy commander Savage M1917 1937
Enemy soldiers Standard British and Savage M1917
Shchors Evgeniy Samoylov Nikolay Shchors Savage M1917 1939
Red soldiers
Wake Island U.S. soldiers 1942
Immortal Sergeant Henry Fonda Cpl. Colin Spence 1943
Melville Cooper Pvt. Pilcher
Allyn Joslyn Pvt. Cassidy
British troops
For Whom the Bell Tolls Gary Cooper Robert Jordan 1943
Passage to Marseille Humphrey Bogart Jean Matrac 1944
The Fighting Seabees Japanese soldiers without the cooling shroud 1944
The Desert Rats Australian soldiers 1953
Paths of Glory French soldier 1957
Dunkirk British soldiers 1958
Operation Amsterdam Dutch soldiers 1959
Pork Chop Hill Chinese soldiers Mocked up as Degtyaryov DP-28 1959
Cruelty (Zhestokost) Vyacheslav Bogachyov Ugolovny Rozysk operative 1959
Virgin Soil Upturned (Podnyataya tselina) Pyotr Glebov Aleksandr Polovtsev 1960
Igor Dmitriev Vaclav Lyatyevski
633 Squadron RAF sentry On the dual AA mount 1964
The Professionals Lee Marvin Rico 1966
Mexican soldiers
The Sand Pebbles Gavin MacLeod Seaman Crosley 1966
Steve McQueen Jake Holmanr
Richard Crenna Capt. Collins
Joe Turkel Seaman Bronson
Sergey Lazo Imperial Japanese Army soldiers Savage M1917 1968
Two Comrades Were Serving (Sluzhili dva tovarishcha) Oleg Yankovskiy Andrei Nekrasov 1968
The Intervention (Interventsiya) Seen in French trenches 1969
White Sun of the Desert (Beloye solntse pustyni) Anatoly Kuznetsov Fyodor Sukhov 1970
You Can't Win 'Em All Tony Bonner Gunner Reese 1970
Dillinger U.S. Soldier 1973
And on the Pacific... (I na Tikhom Okeane...) Imperial Japanese Army Soldiers with the tripod of some other machine gun 1974
Peasant Son (Krestyanskiy syn) Georgiy Burkov Andrey Petrakov 1975
Sergey Kurakin Kostya Baykov
A bandit
Soldier of Orange Dual mounted on fast patrol boat 1977
March or Die Terence Hill Marco Segrain 1977
French Foreign Legionnaires
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Imperial Sandtroopers As the "T-21 Blaster Rifle" 1977
The End of the Emperor of the Taiga (Konets imperatora taygi) German Kachin Pavel Nikitin 1978
Nartai Begalin Akhmai
The Sixth (Shestoy) Yevgeni Bakalov Arystarch 1981
Keep Your Eyes Open! (Smotri v oba!) Fyodor Sukhov Aleksey Komanov 1981
Do Not Set Traps for Leshiy... (Ne stavte Leshemu kapkany...) Sultan Dikambayev A shaggy bandit 1981
Biggles: Adventures in Time Alex Hyde-White Jim Ferguson 1986
The Lighthorsemen Australian soldier 1987
The Art of Living in Odessa (Iskusstvo zhit v Odesse) Seen in a crate 1989
Michael Collins Ian Hart Joe O'Reilly 1996
Black And Tans
Richard III Ian McKellen Richard of Gloucester 1996
Legionnaire Jean Claude Van Damme 1998
The Trench British soldiers 1999
The Wind That Shakes the Barley IRA soldiers 2006
Passchendaele Justin Michael Carriere Pte Godin 2009
Canadian soldiers
Kokoda Australian soldiers 2010
Sucker Punch Emily Browning Babydoll 2011
War Horse British troops 2011
Gangster Squad Cohen's men 2013
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Imperial Stormtroopers "T-21 Blaster Rifle" 2016
Wonder Woman Zack Snyder British soldier 2017
British Army
Journey's End Asa Butterfield Second Lieutenant Raleigh man-portable, trench mounted 2018
British soldiers
Deadpool 2 2018
Tolkien British soldiers 2019
1917 British soldiers 2019


Title Actor Character Note Air Date
Dad's Army John Laurie Private James Frazer 1968-1977
The Strogovs (Strogovy) Seen among Shtychkov's guns, Ep.7 1976
A White soldier Ep.7
Anzacs Australian troops 1985
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mysterious Affair at Styles Documentary footage; mounted on Mk V Female tank 1990
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Lynsey Baxter Margarete Trappe "Phantom Train of Doom" 1993
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Sean Patrick Flanery Indiana Jones Ep.: Phantom Train of Doom 1993
The Somme British soldier 2005
The Somme – From Defeat to Victory British soldier 2006
Lock 'n Load With R. Lee Ermey Shown in picture of soldiers in WWI Season 1, Ep.: Machine Guns 2009
Downton Abbey British soldier S2E05 2011
The White Guard (Belaya gvardiya) Seen in barraks 2012
Peaky Blinders Ian Peck Curly with stock and bipod removed 2013
Sam Neill Inspector Chester Campbell with stock and bipod removed
Iddo Goldberg Freddie
Samuel Edward-Cook Danny
The Son - Season 1 J. Quinton Johnson Neptune 2017

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Fallout Tactics "Lewis MKII" 2001
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Dual-mounted 2004
Forgotten Hope 2 Portable, mounted on Chevy 30WCT jeep and LCA (Landing Craft, Assault) 2005
Cross Fire "Lewis Gun" 2007
Battlefield Heroes 2009
The Great War 1918 2013
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly Lewis Machine Gun Light Ground Mount support 2014
Battlefield Hardline "Syndicate Gun" Russian PK-A sight and AN/PEQ-15 IR Designator Betrayal DLC 2015
Verdun Machine Gun Model 1914 Lewis 2015
Star Wars Battlefront "T-21", "T-21B" Based on prop weapon from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope; also features a new custom variant 2015
Day of Infamy Lewis Gun 2016
Battlefield 1 Lewis Gun Has 3 Variants 2016
Call of Duty: WWII Lewis Aircraft model converted for ground usage 2017
Chaco War Lewis Aircraft model converted for ground usage 2017
Screaming Steel: 1914-1918 Lewis Gun 2018
Battlefield V Lewis Gun Has 3 Variants 2018
Beyond The Wire "Lewis Gun" 2021


Title Characters Notation Date
Porco Rosso A pirate 1992
Girl Und Panzer Mounted on British Mark IV tank 2012


Title Characters Notation Date
Atlantis, The Lost Empire Rourke 2001

Aircraft Mounted

Aircraft mounted Lewis Gun with 47-round magazine - .303 British


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Wings WWI American Cadet Airmen 1927
Hell's Angels Mounted on the plane 1930
King Kong US pilots 1933
The Lost Patrol Victor McLaglen The Sergeant 1934
Wallace Ford Morelli
Alamases's Gorge (Ushchelye Alamasov) Twin Lewis Model 1924, mounted on soviet R-5 combat plane 1937
Fighting Film Collection No. 4 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4) Royal Navy personnel Converted for AA serivce; documentary footage 1941
For Whom the Bell Tolls acting as coaxial machine gun 1943
Guadalcanal Diary Japanese soldiers 1944
The Fighting Seabees US Navy mounted on the Higgins boat 1944
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers mounted on Air Force plane 1956
The Blue Max British pilots 1966
Aces High Malcolm McDowell Maj. John Gresham 1976
The People That Time Forgot Shane Rimmer Hogan 1977
The Ace of Aces (L'As des as) Jean-Paul Belmondo Jo Cavalier Mounted on S.E.5, with 97-round drum, visually modified as Vickers 1982
Frank Hoffmann Gunther von Beckman Mounted on Fokker Dr.I, with 97-round drum, visually modified as Parabellum MG14
High Road To China Tom Selleck Patrick O'Malley 1983
Jack Weston Struts
Sahara Ronald Lacey Beg 1983
Sky Bandits Nicholas Lyndhurst Chalky 1986
Biggles: Adventures in Time Alex Hyde-White Jim Ferguson 1986
The Mummy Brendan Fraser Rick O'Connell 1999
Oded Fehr Ardeth Bey
The Aviator 2004
King Kong U.S. Army biplane crews 2005
Flyboys Martin Henderson Reed Cassidy 2006
British pilots
The 39 Steps mounted on Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 2008
The Red Baron Matthias Schweighöfer Manfred von Richthofen 2008
British pilots


Title Actor Character Note Air Date
Mail Call U.S. WWI soldiers Mounted on planes
Wings BBC TV Series Tim Woodward 2nd Lt. Alan Farmer S02E08 "Officers and gentlemen" S02E01 "Forward Action" S01E08 "The Hunters" Mounted on plane 1977-1978
Wings BBC TV Series Nicholas Jones Capt. Owen Triggers S02E11 "Mutiny" Mounted on plane 1977-1978
Wings BBC TV Series Michael Cochrane Lt. Charles Gaylion Mounted on plane 1977-1978
Wings BBC TV Series British WW1 RFC fighter pilots Mounted on planes 1977-1978


Title Characters Notation Date
Porco Rosso Mounted on a pirate plane 1992
Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door Mounted on a Fairey Swordfish aircraft 2001
Mayoi Neko Overrun! 2010
The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Pilot Mounted on aircraft 2011
Saga of Tanya the Evil Alliance airmen mounted on Blériot 127 bombers 2017

Type 92

Type 92 with 97-round magazine - 7.7x56mmR (.303 British)
Japanese Type 92 with forced-air cooling jacket - 7.7x56mmR (.303 British)

The Type 92 is a Japanese made clone of the Lewis Gun and were issued to the Imperial Japanese Navy to be mounted on IJN planes during the early parts of World War II. In combat however, the Type 92 was considered inadequate compared to the Type 1 and Type 2 machine guns and the Type 99 cannon. The weapon was also never modified for another caliber thanks to 7.7x58mm Arisaka and .303 British ammunition being nearly identical to each other. Differences between the Type 92 and the Lewis Gun are the flexible mount and distinctive trigger guard.


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Pearl Harbor Japanese Pilots mounted on D3A "Val" dive bombers and B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers 2001

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun "Type 92 7.7mm Machine Gun" mounted on elephant's saddle and Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers 2003
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault "Type 92 portable machinegun" with forced-air cooling jacket 2004
Call of Duty: WWII "Chatter Box" cosmetic weapon variant of the Lewis Gun 2017
World of Warships: Legends Added in February 2021 update 2019


Title Character Note Air Date
Strike Witches 2 mounted on F1M seaplane 2010
Strike Witches: The Movie mounted on F1M2 floatplane 2012
The Wind Rises mounted on Mitsubishi G3M bombers 2013
Drifters mounted on Hiryu-based fighter/bomber aircraft 2016
Sirius the Jaeger Ep. 07; mounted in armoured car 2018

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