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X-Men: First Class

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X-Men: First Class
DVD cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Release Date 2011
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Charles Xavier James McAvoy
Erik Lehnserr Michael Fassbender
Raven/Mystique Jennifer Lawrence
Hank McCoy / Beast Nicholas Hoult
Moira MacTaggert Rose Byrne
Emma Frost January Jones

X-Men: First Class is the fifth film in the X-Men film franchise. The 2011 film is a prequel to the original X-Men and is set primarily during the early 1960s, notably at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The film, which was directed by Matthew Vaughn, primarily examines the beginning of the friendship between Charles Xavier (who would become Professor X) and Erik Lehnserr (who would become Magneto). The majority of this cast, which includes Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, would be featured along with members of the original trilogy in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The following weapons were used in the film X-Men: First Class:



Luger P08

A Luger P08 is used by Dr. Klaus Schmidt (Kevin Bacon) while testing Erik Lehnsherr's powers during the 1944 flashback. Later, an Argentinian bartender (Carlos Peres) holds one on Erik (Michael Fassbender), who then kills him and uses the gun to finish off the remaining officer.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Dr. Schmidt aiming his Luger P08 at Erik's mother.
While leveling the Luger at Erik's mother, Schmidt cautiously stares down at the coin.
The bartender to left with his Luger as Erik stabs a former SS member.
Erik kills the last former SS member with a Luger.


Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) uses a M1911A1 pistol when training with Erik. Erik is later seen holding it when he and some of the students watch President Kennedy's address. A Division X agent (Tony Curran) fires one at Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) during the Hellfire Club's assault. It is also seen holstered and used by various U.S. soldiers, notably the soldier in the truck heading to the General's palace.

Pre-War Commercial Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Shaw is threatened with the M1911A1.
A Division X agent firing his M1911A1 at Shaw.
Charles thumbs back the hammer on an M1911A1 pistol. While not visible in a screenshot, this scene opens with the camera focused on the pistol's muzzle, then focuses on Charles, giving a clear view of the trademarks on the slide as it does this.
Another shot of the same scene. When Charles hands the pistol to Erik after this, Erik lowers the hammer.
Erik holding his M1911A1 while watching President Kennedy's address.
Another shot of the same scene. Amusingly, Erik gestures at the TV with the pistol at one point in this scene, though as noted above the hammer is decocked.

Tokarev TT-33

The Soviet General (Rade Serbedzija) pulls a Tokarev TT-33 on Erik and Charles during the confrontation. Another is seen in the hands of a soldier on the Soviet battleship.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) - Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips.
The Soviet General pulls out a TT-33.
The Soviet General (Rade Serbedzija) aiming his TT-33 at Charles and Erik.

Walther PPK

Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) uses a Walther PPK near the end of the film.

Walther PPK - .380 ACP (9x17mm)
Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) empties her Walther in a production still.
MacTaggert aiming her Walther PPK at Erik.
MacTaggert holding her PPK.

Bergmann Pistol

A slightly modified Bergmann Pistol is seen being used by a Division X agent during the Hellfire Club's assault on the Division X building.

Bergmann Mars M1903 - 9mm Largo
The Division X agent aiming his pistol at Azazel.
The same Division X agent lowering his pistol.
Another shot of the same Division X agent with the Bergmann pistol.

Submachine Guns

Hotchkiss "Type Universal"

Division X guards are seen with Hotchkiss "Type Universal" submachine guns during the Hellfire Club's assault.

Hotchkiss "Type Universal" - 9x19mm
The two Division X guards to the left and right with Hotchkiss submachine guns before Azazel (Jason Flemyng) stabs them.
A close up of the same guard.
Azazel impales a guard armed with a Hochkiss submachine gun with his tail.

Madsen M50

Division X guards use Madsen M50 submachine guns during the raid on Shaw's boat and the Hellfire Club assault on Division X.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
A U.S. Coast Guard crewman to the right of Charles with a Madsen M50.
The guard in the center is wielding a Madsen M50
Division X guards unloading their Madsen M50s on Shaw.
A Division X guard with a Madsen M50 before being engulfed in the inferno caused by Shaw.


SS Guards are seen with MP40 submachine guns during the 1944 flashback.

MP40 - 9x19mm
An MP40 slung by the side of the SS guard to the left.


Winchester Model 1912

A Winchester Model 1912 is seen carried by the prison guards that escort Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender).

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
The two prison guards behind Erik and Charles armed with Winchester 1912s.

Rifles / Carbines


Soviet border guards and the General's palace guards are armed with AK-47s.

Milled Type III AK-47 (Poly Tech Legend) - 7.62x39mm.
Soviet border guards with AK-47s. Note the middle guard's chicom chest rig, which wasn't used by the Soviets until the Soviet-Afghan war.
A Soviet palace guard aiming his AK-47 at Erik.
Another guard with an AK-47 being forcefully lunged forward by the AK-47 being controlled by Erik.
Erik disassembles the AK-47s of two Soviet guards with his metal-controlling powers.

Colt Model 933 (mocked up as XM177E1)

Soldiers accompanying Charles, Erik, and Moria to the Soviet General's palace are armed with Colt Model 933 assault carbines modified by armorer David Fencl (The Hurt Locker, Iron Man) to resemble prototypes of the XM177/CAR-15. They are recognizable as M933s by the detachable carry handles and 6-position LE stocks, but the A2-type flash hiders have been removed and replaced with fake XM177-style flash hiders - Which would be anachronistic because CAR-15s were not invented with the configurations of the telescopic stock until the late 60s, which should instead be a fixed stock like the one on the M16. There were however prototypes of early CAR-15s in the early 60s, but they did not look like the ones in the movie.

Colt Model 933 with 4-position stock - 5.56x45mm
Soldiers in the truck with Colt Model 933 rifles while heading to the Soviet General's palace. Note that all of the CAR-15 rifles in the movie have XM117-style flash hiders and anachronistic telescopic stocks.
Soldiers aim their CAR-15 rifles while being visually concealed by Charles' telepathy powers.

Karabiner 98k

SS Soldiers are seen with Karabiner 98k rifles during the 1944 flashback.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two SS guards with K98ks slung on their backs.

M1 Garand

American GI's are seen with M1 Garands during the aftermath of the assault on Division X. They are also carried by the U.S. Coast Guard crewman during the raid on Shaw's yacht.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
The crewmen to the far left and behind Charles with M1 Garands.
American GIs walking by the remains of the Division X building with M1 Garands.
American Gis on the top right with M1 Garands.


American soldiers aboard the Naval Blockade are armed with M16A1 Rifles. Since this movie took place during the Cuban missile Crisis in 1962, this rifle, like the CAR-15, is an anachronism because M16s were not issued to US military en mass until the onset of the Vietnam war and the fact that the M16A1 was not produced until 1968.

M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
U.S. Navy crewmen pointing their M16s at Havoc.
U.S. Navy crewman drop their M16s to the ground in response to Banshee's ultrasonic screaming.

Mounted Weapons


An MG42 is seen being manned by a soldier in a machine gun nest during the 1944 flashback.

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier manning an MG42 during the 1944 flashback.

Oerlikon 20mm Cannon

A pair of Oerlikon 20mm Cannon can be seen mounted on some of the U.S. Navy ships blockading the Soviet ships.

Twin Mark 4 Oerlikon L70 cannons in a Mark 24 mounting with Mark 14 Gyro Gunsight - 20x110mm RB. Note markings on left-handed snail drum.
An Oerlikon cannon can be seen in the background during the fight between Beast and Azazel.
A pair of Oerlikon cannons to the left of Angel. Note that only the right-hand gun is loaded.

Browning M2HB

In a continuity error, the Oerlikon cannons mounted on the U.S. Navy ship Beast and Azazel fight on changed into a Browning M2HB.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG (12.7x99mm)
A Browning M2 in the background.


A DShK is seen mounted on a Soviet jeep at the Soviet checkpoint near the General's palace.

DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm
A DShK mounted on the jeep to the right.



A Division X agent is briefly seen firing a M72 LAW at Sebastian Shaw during the Hellfire Club's assault. The weapon is anachronistic as the weapon was not adopted until 1963.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
A Division X guard fires his M72 LAW at Shaw.
Sideview of the M72 LAW.

Mk2 Hand Grenade

Col. Hendry (Glenn Morshower) brings a Mk 2 hand grenade aboard Sebastian Shaw's yacht. However, Shaw (Kevin Bacon) snatches the grenade from Hendry and absorbs the grenade blast.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Colonel Hendry pulls out a Mk 2 grenade.
Shaw snatches the grenade from Hendry.
Shaw intentionally pulls the pin to demonstrate his energy-absorbing powers.



A prototype version of the X-Jet appears near the end of the film. Hank/Beast designed it, and it is essentially a giant SR-71 Blackbird with VTOL capability and a passenger area. In the comics, the final X-Jet is actually called "Blackbird" and is said to be a follow-on to the SR-71 built by Lockheed and / or Stark Industries.

The X-Jet prototype soars through the confrontation between the U.S. and Soviet ships.

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