August. Eighth

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August. Eighth
Film poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Dzhanik Fayziev
Release Date 2012
Language Russian
Studio Glavkino
Dago Productions
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Fox International Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Kseniya Svetlana Ivanova
Lekha Maksim Matveev
Zaur Egor Beroev
Tyoma Artyom Fadeev
Egor Aleksandr Oleshko
Seryoga Sergey Nazarov
Cpt. Ilya Khasan Baroev
Prezident Vladimir Vdovichenkov

August. Eighth (Russian Title: Avgust. Vosmogo / Август. Восьмого) is a 2012 Russian film directed by Dzhanik Fayziev. A young woman sent her son to South Ossetia to visit her ex-husband and his parents. Soon she comes in South Ossetia too. But the 2008 South Ossetia War began. Now she is trying to save her son and to survive in the hell of war.

The following weapons are featured in the film August. Eighth:



Stechkin APS

Russian Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
Stechkin APS can be seen in holster

Assault Rifles


AKS-74U (also referred to as the "AKSU" or 'Krinkov') - 5.45x39mm
One of the Russian soldiers armed with the AKS-74U
Russian tank crew member armed with the AKS-74U


AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
Russian soldier to the left armed with the AK-74M
Cpt. Ilya (Khasan Baroev) holds the AK-74M assault rifle. By the way it looks like a rubber version.
Russian soldier carries the AK-74M assault rifle with mounted GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher


AK-105 - 5.45x39mm.
South Ossetian militiaman gives an AK-105 assault rifle to Kazbek Nikolaevich (Aleksey Guskov)


AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
Cpt. Ilya (Khasan Baroev) holds his AKM
Russian soldier to the right armed with the AKM. Note that the cleaning rod is missing.
Russian scout holds his AKM
Seryoga (Sergey Nazarov) holds his AKM
Commander of the scouts Lekha (Maksim Matveev) fires his AKM with mounted GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher at Georgian soldier.

M4A1 Carbine

Throughout the course of the film Georgian troops are seen armed and using M4A1 carbines as their primary weapon.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm.
Georgian soldier (Aleksandr Hoshabaev) holds his M4A1 Carbine
In the same scene another Georgian soldier can be seen with M4A1 Carbine
Georgian soldier fires his M4A1 carbine at Russian scouts armored cars.
Georgian soldiers with their M4A1 carbines.

Sniper Rifle

SVD Dragunov

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R.
Seryoga (Sergey Nazarov) holds the SVD rifle

Machine Guns

PK Machine Gun

PK Machine Gun, note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel that was found on the original weapon - 7.62x54mm R
Russian soldier fires his PK Machine Gun at Georgian troops
Same episode
Another one
Georgian soldier fires the PK machine gun at Russian troops
Close up firing PK

PKT Machine Gun

PKT machine gun with 250-round ammo drum - 7.62x54mm R
PKT Machine Gun mounted in T-72 gun turret
Georgian T-72 fires PKT machine gun
PKT machine gun mounted in BTR-80 gun turret

NSVT heavy machine gun

NSV-T heavy machine gun mounted on a Ukrainian T-84 - 12.7x107mm
NSVT heavy machine gun mounted on T-72 gun turret
Russian T-72 tank with the NSVT mounted on its gun turret

KPVT heavy machine gun

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
Georgian BTR-80 armoured personnel carrier fires the KPVT Heavy Machine Gun
Russian BRT-80 armoured personnel carrier

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2

GSh-30-2 - 30x165 mm
Russian Mi-24P Hind-F with a fixed side-mounted 30mm GSh-30K twin-barrel cannon. This helicopter also armed with the 80-mm S-8 unguided rockets


F-1 Hand Grenade

F-1 high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Lekha throws the F-1 hand grenade.

Grenade Launchers

GP-25 Grenade Launcher

Lekha can be seen using a GP-25 grenade launcher mounted under his AKM rifle.

GP-25 grenade launcher 40mm mounted on AKM 7.62x39mm
GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
Close up GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher. Note the blank cartridges in AKM magazine.
Lekha holds his AKM assault rifle with mounted GP-25
A caseless 40mm grenade is clearly visible in GP-25's muzzle. Also note the blank fire adapter on the AKM barrel.


RPG-7 - 40mm
Georgian soldier armed with the RPG-7 grenade launcher
Russian soldier holds the RPG-7 grenade launcher
Georgian soldier fires RPG-7 grenade launcher at a Russian T-72 tank. Note he's firing the RPG without a grenade loaded.


RPG-26 - 72.5mm
Russian soldier fires RPG-26 grenade launcher at Georgian T-72 tank.
Georgian soldier fires RPG-26 grenade launcher.


122-mm D-30 howitzer

Georgian 122-mm D-30 howitzers in the foreground. Also you can see 100-mm air defense guns KS-19 in the background

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle


Hummer H2 mocked up as GAZ-2330 "Tigr"

Hummer H2 mocked up as Russian GAZ-2330 "Tigr" high-mobility multipurpose military armored vehicle.
Fake GAZ-2330 "Tigr"
Fake GAZ-2330 "Tigr"

Real GAZ-2330 "Tigr"

Some real GAZ-2330s were used in this movie too.

Otokar Cobra

This Georgian Otokar Cobra armoured vehicle was actually captured by Russian troops and later took part in this movie

T-72BV main battle tank


BM-21 Grad

Russian 122 mm multiple rocket launcher BM-21 Grad

Mil Mi-17 Hip

Russian Mil Mi-17 Hip transport helicopter armed with the 80-mm S-8 unguided rockets.

Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

The group of Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot close air support aircraft attacking Georgian troops

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