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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


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Hearts of the World British soldiers 1918
Shoulder Arms Charlie Chaplin Charlie Supposedly a mockup 1918
Shoulder Arms German soldiers Supposedly a mockup 1918
Arsenal Bolsheviks 1929
Journey's End British soldiers with 97-round magazines 1930
The Other Side British soldiers 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
Immortal Sergeant Henry Fonda Cpl. Colin Spence 1943
Immortal Sergeant Melville Cooper Pvt. Pilcher 1943
Immortal Sergeant Allyn Joslyn Pvt. Cassidy 1943
Immortal Sergeant British troops 1943
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
Desert Rats, The Australian soldiers 1953
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
Virgin Soil Upturned (Podnyataya tselina) Igor Dmitriev Vaclav Lyatyevski 1960
633 Squadron RAF sentry On the dual AA mount 1964
The Professionals Lee Marvin Rico 1966
The Professionals Mexican soldiers 1966
The Sand Pebbles Gavin MacLeod Seaman Crosley 1966
The Sand Pebbles Steve McQueen Jake Holman 1966
The Sand Pebbles Richard Crenna Capt. Collins 1966
The Sand Pebbles Joe Turkel Seaman Bronson 1966
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
March or Die French Foreign Legionnaires 1977
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
The End of the Emperor of the Taiga (Konets imperatora taygi) Nartai Begalin Akhmai 1978
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
Michael Collins Black And Tans 1996
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
Passchendaele Canadian soldiers 2009
Kokoda Australian soldiers 2010
Sucker Punch Emily Browning Babydoll 2011
War Horse British troops 2011
Gangster Squad Cohen's men 2013
Rouge One: A Star Wars Story Imperial Stormtroopers "T-21 Blaster Rifle" 2016
Wonder Woman British Army 2017
Wonder Woman Zack Snyder British soldier 2017
Journey's End Asa Butterfield Second Lieutenant Raleigh trench mounted 2018
Journey's End British soldiers man-portable, trench mounted 2018


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
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
Peaky Blinders Sam Neill Inspector Chester Campbell with stock and bipod removed 2013
Peaky Blinders Iddo Goldberg Freddie 2013
Peaky Blinders Samuel Edward-Cook Danny 2013

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
Battlefield Heroes 2009
The Great War 1918 2013
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
Screaming Steel: 1914-1918 Lewis Gun 2018


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
The Lost Patrol Victor McLaglen The Sergeant 1934
The Lost Patrol Wallace Ford Morelli 1934
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
Guadalcanal Diary Japanese soldiers 1944
The Fighting Seabees US Navy mounted on the Higgins boat 1944
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
High Road To China Jack Weston Struts 1983
Sahara Ronald Lacey Beg 1983
Sahara Tuareg 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
The Mummy Oded Fehr Ardeth Bey 1999
Pearl Harbor Imperial Japanese Navy pilots Mounted on Japanese bombers 2001
King Kong U.S. Army biplane crews 2005
The 39 Steps mounted on Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 2008
The Red Baron British pilots 2008


Title Actor Character Note Air Date
Mail Call U.S. WWI soldiers Mounted on planes
Wings TV Series Tim Woodward 2nd Lt. Alan Farmer S02E08 "Officers and gentlemen" S02E01 "Forward Action" S01E08 "The Hunters" Mounted on plane 1977-1978
Wings TV Series Nicholas Jones Capt. Owen Triggers S02E11 "Mutiny" Mounted on plane 1977-1978
Wings TV Series Michael Cochrane Lt. Charles Gaylion Mounted on plane 1977-1978
Wings 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
Mystic Archives of Dantalian, The Pilot Mounted on aircraft 2011

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