Ambush (Rukajärven tie)

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Ambush (Rukajärven tie) (1999)

Ambush (Rukajärven tie) is a 1999 Finnish Movie about the Russo-Finnish "Continuation War" (1941-1944), year after "The Winter War". It takes place in 1941 and deals with a Finnish military unit that is ordered to conduct active reconnaissance of Russian positions. The story also deals with the character of Lt. Eero Perkola (Peter Franzén) and the circumstances of his life that leads to his actions in the field. The film is actually based on a true long range patrol story.

The following guns were used in the movie Ambush (Rukajärven tie)

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Revolvers

Nagant M1895

A Russian Nagant M1895 is found in the backpack of a Russian refugee fleeing the platoon.

Russian Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time Issued weapon.
The contents of a Russian refugee's pack - a religious icon and a Nagant revolver. Note the rounded front sight - this is a very early Liege-made example.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

Finnish officer Lieutenant Perkola (Peter Franzén) carries a captured PPSh-41.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Lt. Perkola (Peter Franzén) slings his PPSh-41.
Lt. Perkola clears a village with his Shpagin.

Suomi M/31

The Finnish sub-machine gun Suomi M31 is carried and used by Finnish soldiers.

Suomi M/31 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Finnish troops march with Suomi submachine guns.
A member of the platoon lies with his Suomi sub-machine gun.

Rifles

Finnish Mosin-Nagant M/39

Finnish-made copies of the Mosin Nagant Rifle, M39 Finnish Mosin-Nagant Rifle rifles, are carried and used by Finnish soldiers throughout the film. NOTE: Altough the rifle looks almost exactly like the russian Nagant, the parts of these rifles are NOT interchangable (except the bolt, trigger, and magazine.)

Mosin Nagant M/39 - 7.62mmx54Russian
Corporal Snicker with his Mosin-Nagant M/39.
Corporal Snicker slings his M/39 - note the pistol grip stock.
A member of the platoon aims his M/39.
A member of the platoon carries his M/39.

Mosin-Nagant M91/30

The rifles carried by Russian soldiers are Mosin Nagant M91/30s. One is most notably found leaning against an abandoned cabin door.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62mmx54Russian
An abandoned Mosin-Nagant M91/30 found leaning against an empty cabin.
A Russian soldier aims his Mosin-Nagant M91/30.

Tokarev SVT-40

A Tokarev SVT-40 is carried by a Russian Sergeant who decides not to ambush the Finnish platoon.

Tokarev SVT-40 Rifle - Soviet World War 2 Semi Automatic Rifle chambered for 7.62x54Russian
The Russian Sergeant aims his SVT-40.

Machine Guns

Lahti-Saloranta LS/26

The light machine gun carried by Finnish soldiers is a Lahti-Saloranta LS/26.

Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 - 7.62x54mm R
The platoon poses for a photo - visible are two Lahti LS/26 light machine guns.
A Finnish soldier fires his Lahti-Saloranta from the hip.
A member of the platoon aims his LS/26.

Degtyaryov DP-28

The platoon uses a captured and re-issued Degtyarov DP-28 LMGs throughout the film.

Degtyaryov DP-28 - 7.62mmx54Russian
A member of the platoon aims a DP-28 (left).
A member of the platoon carries his DP-28.

Maxim M1910

The platoon kills a Russian Maxim M1910 machine gun crew during the final battle of the film.

Maxim M1910 - 7.62mmx54Russian
The Russian machine gun crew lies dead around their Maxim 1910.



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