Alyosha

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Alyosha
Alyosha Poster.jpg
Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
German
Creator Yuriy Popovich
Broadcast 2020
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 4
Main Cast
Character Actor
Alyosha Maksim Saprykin
Yefrem Zhavoronok Vladimir Epifantsev
Klanya Anna Popova
Maj. Otto Kluge Yuriy Utkin
Aldya Yevgeniya Kaverau
Willi Lanz Igor Denisov
Fedos Igor Karpievich
Sr. Lt. Arkhipov Kirill Novitskiy



Alyosha is a Russian 2020 war drama mini-series about a sixteen years old boy Alyosha (Maksim Saprykin), a Soviet partisan in Belorussia in Summer 1944.


The following weapons were used in the film Alyosha:

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Hilfspolizei Pashuk (uncredited) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver. Then his revolver is used by partisans nurse Aldya (Yevgeniya Kaverau).

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Pashuk, one of the group of escaped Hilfspolizei, holds a Nagant.
A close-up of Pashuk's Nagant.
The revolver on the ground.
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Aldya holds the Nagant.
Alyosha (Maksim Saprykin) examines Aldya's revolver.
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The ammo is seen. In previous scenes the cylinder was empty.

Pistols

TT-33

Sr. Lt. of the Internal Troops of NKVD Arkhipov (Kirill Novitskiy) carries a TT-33.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version.
Arkhipov holds a TT.
He fires at Hilfspolizei Fedos. Note the Nagant pattern holster.
Another view of the pistol.

Mauser C96

The commander of the partisans brigade (uncredited) carries a Mauser C96 in wooden holster.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

PPSh-41 submachine guns are used by Alyosha (Maksim Saprykin) and several other partisans, as well as the Soviet soldiers.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Yefrem Zhavoronok (Vladimir Epifantsev) fixes the jammed cartridge on Alyosha's PPSh.
A partisan fires a PPSh during the night battle at the river crossing.
Alyosha rests with his PPSh at hand.
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Alyosha fires the PPSh.
A Soviet Sergeant holds a group of Hilfspolizei at gunpoint.
Hilfspolizei Vasiliy Astashonok (uncredited) with a PPSh, taken from a killed Soviet soldier.
A Hilfspolizei Mikhas (uncredited), dressed in Soviet uniform, holds a PPSh.
Alyosha carries a PPSh.
Alyosha aims a PPSh.

MP40

Several German soldiers carry MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 - 9x19mm
One of the German motorcyclists fires an MP40 during the skirmish with the partisans.
Maj. Kluge's aide Lt. Heinz (uncredited) holds an MP40.
A German soldier at the foreground fires an MP40 during the battle at the river crossing.
Lt. Heinz carries an MP40.
Hilfspolizei Vasiliy Astashonok (uncredited) aims an MP40.
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Astashonok with the MP40 in hands.

MP40 (replica)

German soldier Jan (uncredited) carries an MP40 that turns out to be a plastic replica, very possibly a toy gun.

A plastic replica of MP40 is seen at the right.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Soviet partisans, German soldiers and Hilfspolizei widely use Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A partisan at the left carries an M91/30 rifle.
Hilfspolizei Kirak (uncredited) (at the left) and Fedos (Igor Karpievich) with M91/30 rifles.
Fedos' rifle lacks the hood on the front sight but due to the rounded receiver, his rifle is identified as an M91/30, and the hood is removed or broken.
Another view of the same scene.
Fedos holds his rifle in another scene. The front sight is of M91/30, with removed or broken hood. The cleaning rod with small diameter head is also a feature of M91/30.
Two German soldiers with Mosin Nagant rifles. The rifle at the left lacks the hood on the front sight and may be an M91 Dragoon or the similar (or even the same) M91/30 that was used by Fedos.
A gunned down German soldier drops his rifle.
Maj. Otto Kluge (Yuriy Utkin), the commander of the group of encircled German troops, holds an M91/30 rifle during the close combat with Zhavoronok. Due to a continuity error, previously seen Kluge's Karabiner 98k switches to a Mosin Nagant rifle.
A deactivation slot can be seen on the barrel of a Soviet soldier's rifle.

Karabiner 98k

Many German soldiers and Hilfspolizei are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
Willi Lanz (Igor Denisov) holds a Karabiner 98k.
SS-Obersturmf├╝hrer Rolf (uncredited) fires a Kar 98k during the battle at the river crossing.
Hilfspolizei Mikhas (uncredited) with a Kar 98k.
Mikhas and Astashonok (uncredited) aim at wounded partisans.
Hilfspolizei Pashuk (uncredited) with a Kar 98k.
Pashuk fires at cowardly Fedos.
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German soldiers, including Rolf, Lanz, Kurt and Jan, carry Kar 98k rifles during the wandering through the forest.
A close-up of a 98k of a German soldier.
A German soldier fires a Kar 98k.
Rolf takes a rifle with attached bayonet from a dying soldier.
Maj. Otto Kluge (Yuriy Utkin) holds a Kar 98k during the close combat with Zhavoronok. Due to a continuity error, in next moment his Kar 98k switches to a Mosin Nagant rifle.

Antique Musket

An antique musket of unknown model (very likely a mockup) is seen in hands of a village old man Alyes (uncredited) when he guards German POWs. Alyes claims that his grandfather got this gun on the Russian-Turkish war.

The gun is partially seen in hands of Alyes. It looks very crude and may be nothing more than a mockup.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Partisan Yefrem Zhavoronok (Vladimir Epifantsev) carries a DP-27 machine gun throughout the series.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
Zhavoronok's DP-27 on the position. A Maxim machine gun is seen at the background.
Zhavoronok fires at German motorcyclists, covering the evacuation of wounded partisans.
Zhavoronok carries the machine gun.
Zhavoronok puts the magazine into the bag.
A close-up of two magazines.
Zhavoronok readies the DP-27.
Zhavoronok fires at German soldiers, holding the machine gun at one leg of the bipod.
Mikhas (uncredited) examines the DP-27.
A good view of the folded bipod of the DP-27.
Zhavoronok fires at Rolf.

Maxim M1910/30

The partisans use a Maxim M1910/30 machine gun.

Maxim M1910/30, post-1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
The Maxim on position.
The platoon commander, unnamed Lieutenant (Ilya Yasinskiy) at the machine gun.
The Lieutenant fires the Maxim. The water drain hole on the water jacket is plugged with a wooden stick - a very plausible detail for a partisans machine gun.
The Lieutenant maintains the machine gun.

MG42

An MG42 is used by the partisans. Later an MG42, probably the same prop reused, is seen in German Maj. Kluge's car. This machine gun doesn't fire; in firing scene it is replaced with a PKM, visually modified as MG34 (see below).

MG42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Partisan Giniatulin (uncredited) carries the MG42 on sling and two ammo boxes in hands.
The MG42 on position.
Giniatulin at the machine gun.
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An MG42 in Kluge's car.

PKM (visually modified as MG34)

In firing scenes the abovementioned MG42 is replaced by a PKM, visually modified as MG34.

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
Giniatulin (uncredited) fires at German motorcyclists.
The fake MG34 on a German motorcycle.
Giniatulin fires the fake MG34.
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A German motorcyclist fires the machine gun.

Other Weapons

PTRD-41

Partisan Gurban (uncredited) fires a PTRD-41 in battle.

PTRD-41 - 14.5x114mm
Gurban aims the PTRD.
The large amount of flame from the barrel is a result of deactivation of the weapon.
Gurban holds the bolt of the PTRD during the cleaning. This procedure is rarely seen on screen.

F-1 Hand Grenade

Alyosha (Maksim Saprykin) carries a pair of F-1 hand grenades.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
An F-1 grenade is seen in Alyosha's hand.
Alyosha throws a grenade.
He readies his second grenade.
An F-1 and two RGD-33 grenades.

RGD-33

RGD-33 hand grenades is seen in several scenes.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Two RGD-33 are seen on the partisans positions.
An F-1 and two RGD-33 grenades.

Granatwerfer 34 Mortar

German soldiers use Granatwerfer 34 Mortars in battle.

8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34)
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A GrW 34 mortar in action.

Kurzer Granatwerfer 42

German soldiers also use Kurzer Granatwerfer 42 mortars, nicknamed "Stummelwerfer".

Kurzer 8 cm Granatwerfer 42 - 81.4mm
Loading. The mortar shell is a Wgr. 34 or Wgr. 38.
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Fire!
Two mortars in action, both seem to be "Stummelwerfers".

45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)

A 45 mm AT gun 53-K is used by the partisans.

M1937 (53-K) anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
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The 45 mm gun fires during the night battle at the river crossing.
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The gunner opens the breech and the spent ammo extracts.
Reloading.
Another view of the 45 mm gun in action.

Trivia

Throughout the series, Maj. Otto Kluge (Yuriy Utkin) carries a pistol holster that seems to be empty. Mostly this is a universal holster for Luger P08 and Walther P38 but in one scene it switches to a Bulgarian pattern holster for Luger.

Kluge carries a standard universal holster. It seems to be empty.
Kluge carries a Bulgarian pattern holster for Luger in the scene of the close combat. This holster also seems to be empty.

Footage

Documentary footage of Soviet partisans is seen during the opening credits.

Partisans with a field gun, most likely a 76.2 mm F-22USV (M1939).
Partisans carry PPSh-41 and PPS-43 submachine guns.
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A Maxim M1910/30 machine gun.
Partisans fire a small mortar, probably an RM-38, RM-39 or RM-40.
A partisan carries a PPD-40.
Partisans with Mosin Nagant Rifles and a PTRD-41 AT rifle (at the left).


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