The American designed lewis automatic rifle with the distinctive top-mounted, 47 round, drum-pan magazine. Capable of firing 550 round per minute effectively up to 800m.
– Official Verdun Weapon Guide[2]

The Lewis, or Lewis gun, was an American-designed light machine gun widely deployed by the British during the First World War. With a relatively large magazine and accurate sights, it is an effective weapon. Furthermore, unlike most German machine guns (except the Madsen), it can be fired from the hip, greatly assisting in trench clearing but greatly reduces accuracy, making it much more difficult to kill enemies.

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Rifles and carbines Central Powers Gew. 88/05Gew. 98Kar. 88Kar. 98AZ
Entente BerthierGew. 89Kar. 89LebelMLEMousqueton (M16) • P14P17RossSMLE (Sawn-Off) • SpringfieldRSC 17RSC 18
Machine guns Central Powers MadsenMG08/15MG08/18MP18i
Entente BARChauchat (CSRG M18) • HotchkissLewis
Handguns Central Powers C96Luger (Artillery) • Reichsrevolver
Entente FN1900M1892M1911RubyWebleyWebley-Scott
Melee and grenades Central Powers Boker KnifeEierhandgranateFeldspatenGeballte Ladung 6xGeballte Ladung 9xM15M17
Entente F1MillsTrenchclubVenguer KnifeEgg Grenade
Other WexM1897TankGewehrBinocs
Call-ins ArtilleryPlaneGasHeavy mortarSmokescreen