Wings (1927) was directed by William A. Wellman and was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The movie remains as one of the best aerial combat pictures ever made and was the very first to receive the Academy Award for Best Picture. Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers (as Charles Rogers), Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel, Richard Tucker, and Gary Cooper starred in the film. Two chums in love with the same girl join the American Expeditionary Forces as combat pilots in France.
The following firearms were used in the film Wings:
AEF infantry wield the M1903 Springfield Mk1 rifle.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
German forces wield the Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle.
Vickers Mk 1 Aerial Gun
AEF fighter planes are equipped with the Vickers Mk 1 Aerial Gun.
AEF infantry deploy the Browning M1917 machine gun against enemy forces.
Cadet Airmen train with a Lewis Gun.
German troops deploy the Maxim MG08/15 machine gun against the AEF, both on the ground and in the air.
German troops deploy the Maxim MG08 machine gun against AEF infantrymen.
155 mm Howitzer
German forces deploy a 155 mm Howitzer.
German 240 millimetre Albrecht Trench Mortar
German forces deploy the 240 millimetre Albrecht Trench Mortar against AEF infantry.