Corps of General Shubnikov (Korpus generala Shubnikova)

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Corps of General Shubnikov
(Korpus generala Shubnikova)
KGSh-DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Damir Vyatich-Berezhnykh
Release Date 1980
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gen. Maj. Shubnikov Anatoliy Vasilev
Lt. Nikolai Maltsev Evgeni Leonov-Gladyshev
Medical Sgt. Masha Gavrilova Marina Yakovleva
Lt. Col. Kutsenko Sergei Prokhanov
Lt. Pokrovsky Vladimir Puchkov


Corps of General Shubnikov (Korpus generala Shubnikova) is a 1980 Soviet war movie about the battle on Soviet-German front in December 1942.


The following weapons were used in the film Corps of General Shubnikov (Korpus generala Shubnikova):

Contents


Handguns

Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers' service sidearms are TT-33 pistols. They are mostly seen in holsters.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Gen. Maj. Nikolai Shubnikov (Anatoliy Vasilev) with his TT in hand.

Luger P08/Walther P38

German officers carry pistols that can be Luger P08s or Walther P38s. They are mostly seen in holsters.

German Maj. Wagner (Paul Butkevich) carries a pistol in holster. A small part of the grip can be seen.
A German officer fires his pistol. Its general shape seems to match P08 rather than P38.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

Most Soviet infantrymen and dismounted tankers are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A motorcycle driver carries a PPSh.
Infantrymen with PPSh-41s.
Soldiers carry their wounded comrades.
Lt. Col. Semyon Kutsenko (Sergei Prokhanov ), the commander of tank battalion, fires a PPSh.

MP40

MP40 SMGs are seen in hands of German soldiers in several scenes.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A firing squad of German Feldgendarmerie with MP40s execute Soviet POW.
A German soldier next to machine gun holds an MP40.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Soviet artillerymen carry Mosin Nagant M1938 carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet artillery warrant officer carries an M38 carbine.
An artilleryman at the right carries an M38 carbine.

Mauser Rifle

Some German soldiers are seen with Mauser rifles. It's hard to say if they are Karabiner 98ks or Gewehr 98s or a mix of both.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
This particular rifle seems to be long enough to fit original Gewehr 98.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A Degtyaryov DP-27 is briefly seen in one scene.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A DP is seen in Soviet trench (at the right).

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on T-34 tanks.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A DT in front position on T-34.
A DT is mounted on T-34 that is disguised as a German tank.
Here a DT is fitted with a fake elongated barrel to make it look like an MG34 Panzerlauf.

PK (visually modified to resemble MG34)

During the Soviet offensive a machine gun is seen in German trenches. It resembles an MG34 but a closer inspection allows to identify it as a visually modified PK.

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
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Other Weapons

PTRS-41

A PTRS-41 AT rifle is briefly seen in one scene.

PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
An AT rifle is seen in Soviet trench (at the left).

ZiS-3

Soviet ZiS-3 field/AT guns are seen during the repelling of German tank attack.

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm
ZiS-3 fires at German tanks.

7.5 cm Pak 40

German 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns are seen on the railroad station.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
Two 7.5 cm Pak 40s are seen abandoned by their crews.

Trivia

T-34-85 Tank

T-34-85 tanks (anachronistic for Winter 1942) form the mainstay of the mechanised corps. They are also mocked up as German Pz.IV tanks.

T-34s in attack.
T-34s, disguised as German tanks.
A close view of such fake "Pz.IV".

A-19 Heavy Field Gun

Soviet 122-mm A-19 heavy guns are seen during the Soviet offensive.

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Katyusha Rocket Launcher

132-mm BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers are seen during the Soviet offensive.

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