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Eagle Has Landed, The
The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 WWII thriller based on the Jack Higgins novel of the same name and stars Michael Caine as a German officer who is part of the German High Command's elaborate plan to capture Winston Churchill and bring him to Germany using what remained of a detachment of elite Paratroopers.
The following weapons were used in the film The Eagle Has Landed:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Colonel Pitts (Larry Hagman) carries a Colt Commander as his sidearm. He is seen with the pistol when he searches Joanna's house. A Colt Commander is also seen briefly being used by a Ranger during the church battle. This was probably a stand-in for the regular Colt 45, the Colt Commander itself wasn't introduced on the market until after World War II.
Sergeant Major Brandt (Siegfried Rauch) is seen with a Luger P08 pistol during a confrontation with regular German troops at the train station.
Carried by Steiner and his second-in-command Von Neustadt (Sven-Bertil Taube) sidearm is a Walther P38 pistol.
Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland) appears to carry a Walther PPK as a sidearm. The pistol is found by Arthur who shows it to Molly Prior (Jenny Agutter). Oberst Max Radl (Robert Duvall) is seen relinquishing his sidearm, a Walther PPK, when he is arrested by the Gestapo.
Colt Official Police
Joanna (Jean Marsh) is seen using what appears to be a Colt Official Police revolver.
Webley Mk. VI
Maj. Corcoran (Maurice Roëves) is seen with a Webley Mk VI.
Sten Mk. II
Oberst Kurt Steiner (Michael Caine) and his men from the 12th Fallschirmjaeger Abteilung all carry Sten Mk II submachine guns on the mission when they are disguised as Polish Paratroopers.
M3 "Grease Gun"
A Ranger is seen using a M3 "Grease Gun" during the assault on the church.
A German soldier at the train station is briefly seen carrying an MP40.
Rifles & Carbines
Colonel Pitts (Larry Hagman) and most of his Rangers, including Captain Clark (Treat Williams), are equipped with anachronistic M2 Carbines fitted with curved 30 round magazines instead of the more historically accurate straight 15 round magazines. Several of the Rangers' magazines are seen taped together "Jungle Style" for faster reloads. Neither the M1 nor M2 Carbine was ever issued this way (en masse) during WW2, but for production reasons this weapon replaced both the M1 Garand and the Thompson Submachine Gun, which are mentioned in the book but not carried or shown in the movie. In the novel, the Germans were also equipped with the Bren light machine gun but this did also not translate into the movie.
Some Karabiner 98ks are used by German soldiers at the train station.
FN Mauser Mle. 1930
Two German soldiers at the train station are seen carrying FN Model 1930 rifles.
At least two of Steiner's men are armed with FG 42 rifles when they arrive at the train station. This is historically accurate as the FG 42 was designed for and used by paratroopers.
Double Barrel Shotgun
Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland) acquires a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun along with a motorcycle when he takes up the post of gamekeeper at Studley Constable's stately home estate. The shotgun also is used by Molly Prior (Jenny Agutter).
MG34s are seen mounted in the sidecars of German motorcycles parked at the train station.
A Browning M2 machine gun is seen mounted on an M3 Half-track and later being used during the assault on the church.
M20B1 "Super Bazooka"
The Rangers use several anachronistic M20B1 "Super Bazookas" during their attempts to eliminate the Germans in the watermill and also take control of the church. The M20, and the lightened aluminum barreled M20B1 which appears here, was a substitute for the historically accurate M9 Bazooka and/or the M1A1Bazooka.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
Colonel Pitts and several other Rangers are seen using Mk 2 hand grenade during their assault on the church.
Oerlikon 20mm Cannon seen mounted on a German boat.
A Bofors 40mm is briefly seen at the German naval base.