Maxim

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The Maxim was the world's first true machine gun that was manufactured across the world in many different variations during the late 19th/early 20th century.

The Maxim variants can be seen in the following:

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Maxim 1895

Maxim 1895 on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Northwest Frontier Indian soldier 1959
Northwest Frontier Herbert Lom Van Layden 1959
Northwest Frontier Kenneth More Capt. Scott 1959
100 Rifles Mexican soldiers, Indians 1969
Breaker Morant Edward Woodward Morant 1980
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows assassins 2011
Shaolin (2011) 2011

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Rough Riders Spanish troops Argentine Maxim 1997
Lock 'n Load With R. Lee Ermey /Episode 1: Machine Gun Educations R. Lee Ermey Himself 2009


Maxim MG08

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser

German-adopted version of the Maxim gun, adopted in 1908 and classified MG'08 accordingly. Usually seen on its unique four-legged 'sledge' mounting which could be folded up to drag the gun across the ground.

Specifications

  • Weight, Gun Only: 58lb 5oz (26.44kg)
  • Weight, On 'Sledge' Mounting: 136lb 11oz (62kg)
  • O/A Length: 46.25in (1175mm)
  • Barrel length: 28.3 in (719 mm)
  • Cartridge: 7.92x57mm Mauser


Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Wings German soldiers 1927
All Quiet on the Western Front German soldiers 1930
Heroes for Sale German soldiers 1933
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1935
The Fighting 69th German soldiers 1940
Sergeant York German soldiers 1941
Sahara German soldiers Mounted on a halftrack 1943
The Longest Day German soldiers 1962
The Train German soldiers 1964
How I Unleashed World War II German soldiers 1970
Duck, You Sucker! Rod Steiger Juan Miranda 1971
The Wind and the Lion 1975
March or Die French Foreign Legionnaires 1977
All Quiet on the Western Front German soldiers 1979
Gallipoli Turkish soldiers 1981
The Living Daylights 1987
The Lighthorsemen Turkish soldiers 1987
Legends of the Fall German soldiers 1994
The Lost Battalion German soldiers 2001
Deathwatch German soldiers 2002
The Bridge Alexander Becht Ernst Scholten 2008
The Bridge German soldiers 2008
Guard No. 47 Austro-Hungarian soldiers 2008
Passchendaele German soldiers 2009
Dnieper Line: Love and War German soldiers 2009
Beneath Hill 60 German soldiers 2010
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Natasza Urbanska Ola Raniewska 2011
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Polish soldiers 2011
War Horse German troops 2011
Emden Men German Sailors 2012
Stalingrad Russian sailors mounted on a boat 2013

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Anzacs German and Turkish troops 1985
Anzacs Mark Hembrow Dick Baker 1985
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles . German Soldiers . 1992-1993

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Darkest of Days 2009
7554 MG 08 2011


Maxim MG08/15

Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Maxim LMG 08/15 "Spandau" - 7.92x57mm Mauser


A variant of the MG08, it was an attempt at a more 'man-portable' version of the gun.

Specifications

  • Weight: 31lb 0oz (14.06kg)
  • O/A Length: 57.0in (1448mm)
  • Barrel length: 28.3 in (719 mm)
  • Cartridge: 7.92x57mm Mauser
  • Magazine: 100- or 250-round cloth belt carried in an ammo chest or 100-round cloth belt loaded in a metal patronenkaster belt carrier drum. It feeds from the right and ejects the spent brass from the left.


Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Wings MG08/15 aircraft version 1927
Hell's Angels MG08/15 aircraft version 1930
Hell's Angels Ben Lyon Monte Rutledge MG08/15 aircraft version 1930
La Bandera Jean Gabin Pierre Gilieth 1935
The Fighting 69th German soldiers 1940
A Walk In The Sun German soldiers MG08/15 modified with water jacket removed 1945
Signum Laudis Vítezslav Jandák Pvt. Müller 1980
Signum Laudis Zdenek Dusek Pvt. Kostka 1980
High Road To China Chinese Warlord's soldiers 1983
Biggles: Adventures in Time MG08/15 air cooled 1986
The Lighthorsemen German troops MG08/15 aircraft version 1987
Flyboys German pilot MG08/15 aircraft version 2006
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Polish pilot MG08/15 aircraft version 2011
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Rear-gunner MG08/15 air-cooled 2011

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Anzacs German and Australian troops 1985


Anime

Title Character Note Date
Mystic Archives of Dantalian, The Mounted on aircraft 2011


Maxim M1910

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount, w/o shield - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR

Russian-adopted version of the Maxim, adopted originally in 1905 with a bronze water-jacket but modified and standardized to a corrugated-type jacket in 1910. A simplified version with smooth water jacket was adopted in October 1914 and manufactured until late 1920s. Usually seen on the 'Sokolov' mounting which was wheeled with a small turntable.

Specifications

  • Weight, Gun Only: 52lb 8oz (23.8kg)
  • Weight, On 'Sokolov' Mounting: 99lb 11oz (45.22kg) (Including Shield)
  • O/A Length: 43.6in (1107mm)
  • Barrel length: 28.4 in (721 mm)
  • Cartridge: 7.62x54mm-R, early prototypes chambered for Berdan 10.14 mm

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Chapaev Boris Babochkin Chapaev 1934
Leonid Kmit Petka
Varvara Myasnikova Anka
Red Army men and White Army soldiers Mounted on BA-27 armored car
The Thirteen (Trinadtsat) Red Army men 1936
The Sea Outpost (Morskoy post) Nikolai Ivakin Petty officer Matveev 1938
The Sea Outpost (Morskoy post) Soviet border guards 1938
The Sea Outpost (Morskoy post) Japanese marines Disguised as German MG08 1938
Ivan Nikulin: Russian Sailor (Ivan Nikulin - Russkiy Matros) German soldiers 1944
Soldiers (Soldaty) Russian soldiers 1956
Ballad of a Soldier Russian soldier 1959
Viva Maria! Mexican soldiers 1965
Viva Maria! Carlos López Moctezuma Ródriguez 1965
Doctor Zhivago Russian soldiers 1965
Song About Manshuk (Pesn o Manshuk) Natalya Arinbasarova Sgt. Manshuk Mametova 1969
The Naval Mettle (Morskoy kharakter) Soviet Marines 1970
Officers (Ofitsery) Red Army men 1971
Bumbarash Red Army soldiers 1971
Sokolovo Jan Kanyza Sgt. Rataj 1975
Stefan Kvietik Ignác Spiegel
Days of the Turbins (Dni Turbinykh) Andrey Myagkov Col. Aleksei Turbin 1976
Tachanka from the South (Tachanka s yuga) Red Army soldiers, bandits 1977
The Battle of Port Arthur (203 kochi) Russian soldiers 1980
Bread, Gold and the Nagant Revolver (Khleb, zoloto, nagan) Yuriy Grigorev Sasha Andronov 1980
Bread, Gold and the Nagant Revolver (Khleb, zoloto, nagan) Oleg Korchikov Stepan Zaytsev 1980
Bread, Gold and the Nagant Revolver (Khleb, zoloto, nagan) White Army soldiers, bandits 1980
The Sixth (Shestoy) 1981
The Winter War Finnish Soldiers 1989
Ambush (Rukajärven tie) Soviet soldiers 1999
Dnieper Line: Love and War Soviet soldiers 2009
Stalingrad Russian sailors mounted on a boat 2013

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
The State Border: Film 1 Red Army soldiers 1980
German soldiers modified to resemble German Maxim MG08
The State Border: Film 2 Russian Border guards 1980
The State Border: Film 3 Russian Border guards 1982
The State Border: Film 4 Russian Border guards and Turkestan Communist fighters 1984
The State Border: Film 5 Russian Border guards on wheel mount and M-4 AA quad mount 1986

Anime

Film Title Character Note Date
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Ishvalan resistance fighter 2009 - 2010


Maxim M1910/30

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Lad from Our Town (Paren iz Nashego Goroda) Red Army soldiers M-4 AA quad mounting 1942
The Marine Battalion (Morskoy batalion) Soviet infantry soldiers and marines 1944
Miles of Fire (Ognennye versty) Ivan Savkin Grigory Zavragin 1957
Spring (Kwiecien) Polish soldiers 1961
At Your Threshold (U Tvoyego Poroga) Moscow militiamen 1964
The Living and the Dead (Zhivye i Myortvye) Russian soldiers 1964
The Elusive Avengers (Neulovimye mstiteli) Bandits, Red Army soldiers 1966
Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke) Red Army soldiers and brigands Mounted on tachanka cart 1967
The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers (Novye prikluchenya Neulovimykh) White Army soldier Mounted on a patrol boat 1968
Liberation: The Fire Bulge Soviet soldiers 1969
Liberation: Breakthrough Soviet soldiers 1969
Shine, Shine, My Star (Gori, gori, moya zvezda) Leonid Kuravlyov Serdyuk 1969
Shine, Shine, My Star (Gori, gori, moya zvezda) Red Army soldiers, White Army soldies, bandits 1969
The Flight (Beg) Red Army and White Army soldiers 1970
The Naval Mettle (Morskoy kharakter) Boris Tokarev Andrey Krotkikh 1970
The Naval Mettle (Morskoy kharakter) Soviet Marines 1970
The Property of Republic (Dostoyanie respubliki) Oleg Tabakov Makar Mounted on tachanka cart 1971
The Hot Snow (Goryachiy Sneg) Soviet soldiers 1972
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (V boy idut odni "stariki") Soviet soldiers 1973
They Fought for Their Country Russian soldiers 1975
Dozhit do rassveta Russian soldiers 1975
Front Without Flanks (Front bez flangov) Aleksandr Denisov Petty Officer Vakulenchuk 1975
Front Without Flanks (Front bez flangov) Soviet soldiers 1975
Front Beyond the Front Line (Front za liniey fronta) Soviet soldiers 1977
Special Forces Detachment (Otryad osobogo naznacheniya) Soviet soldiers 1978
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) Solovyov's men 1978
Order: Don't Open Fire (Prikaz: ogon ne otkryvat) Soviet soldiers 1981
Front in the Rear of the Enemy (Front v tylu vraga) Soviet soldiers 1981
Wolmi Island North Korean soldiers 1982
The Green Wagon (Zelyonyy Furgon) Soldiers of several armies On Sokolov mount and on tripod mount 1983
Battle for Moscow Soviet soldiers on weel mound and M-4 AA quad mount 1985
Come and See (Idi i smotri) Soviet partisans 1985
The Battalions Request Fire (Batalyony prosyat ognya) Soviet soldiers 1985
Deja Vu Vladimir Golovin Mikita Nechyporuk 1988
Hollow Point Russian mobsters Mounted on pickup 1996
Brother 2 Viktor Sukhorukov Viktor 2000
Enemy at the Gates Russian NKVD Troops 2001
Tae Guk Gi North Korean Soldiers 2004
Attack on Leningrad Soviet soldiers 2007
Hitler's Kaput! (Gitler kaput!) Evelina Blendans Gestapo 'Frau' Oddo 2008
Back in Time (My iz budushchego) Red Army soldiers 2008
Dnieper Line: Love and War Soviet soldiers 2009
Dnieper Line: Love and War Soviet officer M-4 AA quad mounting 2009
The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost) Russian soldiers 2010
The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost) Andrey Merzlikin Andrey Kizhevatov 2010
Paradox Soldiers (My iz budushchego 2) Soviet troops 2010
Weekend Soldiers 2010
Burnt by the Sun 2 (Utomlennye solntsem 2) Soviet troops 2011
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Russian and polish troops 2011
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Natasza Urbanska Ola Raniewska 2011
My Way Red Army blocking detachment 2011
War of the Dead German soldier 2011
Stalingrad Russian sailors mounted on a boat 2013

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Stawka wieksza niz zycie Polish troops 15/ "Oblezenie" 1966-1968
Czterej pancerni i pies Soviet and Polish troops 1966-1970
Ultimate Force Serbian paramilitaries Something to Do with Justice 2002
Liquidation (Likvidatsiya) Soviet soldiers 2007
Our Mothers, Our Fathers Soviet soldiers 2013

Video games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Commandos: Strike Force It has unlimited ammo 2006


Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun

Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun is the Chinese variant of the Maxim, and can be identified by the muzzle disk mounted on the barrel just ahead of the water jacket. Originally adopted in 1935 chambered for the 7.92x57mm Mauser, after the Chinese Civil War a variant chambered for the 7.62x54mmR Russian cartridge was developed.

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Kuomintang troops 1961
Assembly (Ji jie hao) Gu's company Barrel is in the center of the of the water jacket, which appears to be incorrect 2007
Assembly (Ji jie hao) Lu Barrel is in the center of the of the water jacket, which appears to be incorrect 2007
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Japanese troops 2010
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen French troops 2010
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen German troops 2010
Death and Glory in Changde Chinese soldiers Tripod mounted 2010




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