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Ace of Aces (L'As des as), The
The Ace of Aces (original title L'As des as) is a 1982 French-German adventure comedy directed by Gérard Oury. Jean-Paul Belmondo appears as Jo Cavalier, a trainer of French boxing team on 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and former World War I fighter ace. On the way to Nazi Germany he befriends a Jewish boy and later decides to help him and his family.
The following weapons were used in the film The Ace of Aces (L'As des as):
During 1916 sequence Gunther von Beckman (Frank Hoffmann) uses a Luger P08 after both his and Jo Cavalier's (Jean-Paul Belmondo) planes crashed on no man's land. In 1936 sequence numerous German officers and police carry Lugers.
In 1936 sequence Gunther von Beckman (Frank Hoffmann) carries a Walther PPK in holster. In one scene Jo Cavalier (Jean-Paul Belmondo) disarms him.
Lebel Mle 1886
During 1916 sequence Lebel Mle 1886 rifles are seen in hands of French soldiers.
Mauser Gewehr 98 rifles are seen in hands of German soldiers in 1916.
Karabiner 98k rifles are seen in hands of German soldiers in 1936.
Lewis (visually modified)
During the air battle in the opening scene both Jo Cavalier's (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Gunther von Beckman's (Frank Hoffmann) fighter planes are armed with two synchronised machine guns. These machine guns appear to be aircraft version of Lewis with 97-round magazines, visually modified to resemble Vickers in case of Cavalier's S.E.5 and Parabellum MG14 in case of von Beckman's Fokker Dr.I (both planes are flying replicas).
A Maxim MG08 is seen in 1916 in German trenches. Adolf Hitler (Günter Meisner) mans it as gunner's assistant.
Hotchkiss Mle 1914
A Hotchkiss Mle 1914 is seen in 1916 in French trenches.
Several artillery piecies are seen in French and German trenches in 1916 sequence.