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Hotchkiss M1914

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Hotchkiss M1914 - 8x50mmR Lebel
Hotchkiss M1914 with tripod - 8x50mmR Lebel / 7.92x57mm Mauser / 11x59mmR Gras

The Hotchkiss M1914 (French: Hotchkiss Modèle 1914) machine gun was the standard machine gun of the French Army during World War I. It was manufactured by the French arms company of Hotchkiss et Cie, which had been established by American industrialist Benjamin B. Hotchkiss. The M1914 was the last version of a series of nearly identical Hotchkiss designs (Mle 1897/1900/1908). The Hotchkiss M1914 replaced the St. Étienne Mle 1907 and became standard for the French infantry in late 1917. The American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in France also used the Hotchkiss M1914 extensively in 1917 and 1918.

The Hotchkiss machine gun remained in active service with the French army until the early 1940s and used by the Germans for secondary troops guarding installations during World War II; many of these were captured from the Polish, who used a variant chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser designated the Ckm wz. 25. The Japanese produced three variants under licence - the Type 38 and the Type 3 heavy machine gun chambered in 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka, and the Type 92 heavy machine gun chambered in 7.7x58mmSR Arisaka; all retained the strip-feed system of the original variants.


(1914 - 1920)

  • Type: Machine gun
  • Caliber: 8x50mmR Lebel, 7.92x57mm Mauser, 11x59mmR Gras
  • Capacity: 24-round feed strip (8x50mmR Lebel, 11x59mmR Gras), 30-round strip (7.92x57mm Mauser), 250-round belt box
  • Firemodes: Fully automatic (450 RPM)

The Hotchkiss M1914 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
The Big Parade American soldiers AA-mounting 1925
Verdun: Visions of History French soldiers 1928
Westfront 1918 mounted in a tank 1930
Wooden Crosses French soldiers 1932
The World Moves On French soldiers footage from Wooden Crosses 1934
La Bandera Spanish Foreign Legionnaires 1935
The Road to Glory French soldiers footage from Wooden Crosses 1936
The Defense of Volochayevsk Imperial Japanese Army 1938
If War Comes Tomorrow (Esli zavtra voyna) Enemy troops 1938
Commandant of the Bird Island (Komendant Ptichyego ostrova) Japanese spies Type 38 (Hotchkiss M1900) 1939
Disappearance of "Oryol" (Gibel "Orla") Red and White Army soldiers 1940
In the Rear of the Enemy (V tylu vraga) Finnish soldiers 1941
Fighting Film Collection No. 3 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 3) Viktor Arkasov Sgt. Sharov 1941
Pyotr Savin Pvt. Belkin
Vladimir Shishkin Pvt. Kalachyov
German soldiers
Aleksandr Parkhomenko Anarchists 1942
Fighting Film Collection No. 8 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 8) In weapon cache 1942
Fighting Film Collection No. 12 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 12) Abandoned on battlefield 1942
And Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhiy Don) German soldiers Belf-fed 1957
The Golden Eshelon (Zolotoy eshelon) Mounted on White Army armoured train 1959
The Guns of Juana Gallo María Félix Ángela Ramos 'Juana Gallo' 1961
Jorge Mistral Guillermo Velarde
Mexican soldiers, rebels
Lawrence of Arabia Turkish soldiers 1962
Weekend at Dunkirk French soldiers 1964
Viva Maria! Mexican soldiers 1965
Lost Command Seen on a gun emplacement 1966
Is Paris Burning? French Resistance fighters 1966
A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) Franco Nero Sergei Kowalski 1968
Tony Musante Paco Roman
Giovanna Ralli Columba
Mexican rebels
A Bullet for the General Lou Castel Bill 'Niño' Tate 1968
The Vulture (Le Rapace) Mexican soldiers 1968
Bonnot's Gang (La bande à Bonnot) French Zouaves 1968
Hornets' Nest German Soldiers Fake barrel extension 1970
And Now My Love French soldiers 1974
I Am the Law (Il prefetto di ferro) Italian Carabinieri 1977
March or Die French Foreign Legionnaires 1977
The Big Red One Vichy French soldiers 1980
The Ace of Aces (L'As des as) French soldiers 1982
Deal of the Century Seen in the Gundealer's Room 1983
Ay, Carmela! Spanish Requetés Also mounted on Tiznao armored car and possibly on T-26 tank 1990
Les Misérables 1995
Libertarias Anarchists 1996
Legionaire Jean Claude Van Damme Alain Lefevre 1998
The Lost Battalion Anthony Azizi Pvt. Nat Henchman 2001
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Masked loyalist 2003
A Very Long Engagement French soldiers 2004
Joyeux Noël French soldiers 2005
Flyboys 2006
Day of the Falcon (Or noir) Nasib's soldiers Mounted in armored cars 2011
Dunkirk French soldiers 2017
The Guardians Cyril Descours Georges Sandrail 2017
To the Ends of the World (Les confins du monde) French soldiers 2018
All Quiet on the Western Front French soldiers 2022


Title Actor Character Notes / Episode Date
Front Without Mercy (Front ohne Gnade) Spanish Republicans Modelo 24, mounted on Bilbao Modelo 1932 armoured car; Seen in documentary footage; Ep.5 1984
Mail Call Season 2; Archive footage 2002-2009

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Medal of Honor: Underground Mounted 2000
Battlefield: 1918 2014
Battle of Empires: 1914-1918 "Hotchkiss" 2015
Battlefield 1 "They Shall Not Pass" DLC; mounted on French tanks 2016
Squad 44: Letters From The Front Introduced in Plan Jaune update 2018
World of Warships: Legends 2019
Land of War: The Beginning Wz. 25 Hotchkiss; Polish variant 2021
Beyond The Wire "Hotchkiss M1914" 2022


Title Character Notes Date
Momotaro: Sacred Sailors British soldiers 1945
Girls und Panzer das Finale: Part 1 Mounted on Saint-Chamond Tank 2017
Golden Kamuy - Season 2 Arisaka Nariakira Ep. "The Great Plan to Infiltrate the Asahikawa 7th Division!!"; Hotchkiss Type 38 2018

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