Check Passed: No Mines (Provereno nema mina)

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Check Passed: No Mines
(Provereno nema mina)
Provereno min net DVD.jpg
Modern Russian DVD Cover
Country YUG.jpg Yugoslavia
SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Yuriy Lysenko
Zdravko Velimirovic
Release Date 1965
Language Serbo-Croatian
Russian
Studio Lovcen Film
Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Rade Branko Pleša
Olga Olga Lysenko
Chicha Nikola Popovic
Marko Miha Baloh
Stevan Boro Begovic
Ive Husein Cokic
Alyosha Oleg Anofriev
Shaken Eskendir Umurzakov
Demid Leonid Tarabarinov


Check Passed: No Mines (Yugoslavian title Provereno nema mina; Russian title Provereno - min net) is a 1965 Yugoslavian-Soviet war movie directed by Yuriy Lysenko and Zdravko Velimirovic. In October 1944 Belgrade is liberated from the Wehrmacht troops. Soviet and Yugoslavian soldiers perform mine clearance in the city. A mixed group under the command of Yugoslavian Lt. Rade encounters the presence of Germans in the Belgrade sewers. A prisoner tells that only an hour left before the saboteurs would explode the water reservoir damb that would lead to great disasters all over the city. Having no time to wait for the reinforcements, the group takes the mission to save the city on themselves.


The following weapons were used in the film Check Passed: No Mines (Provereno nema mina):

Contents


Pistols

Tokarev TT-33

Lt. Rade's (Branko Pleša) sidearm is the TT-33 pistol. There is a possibility that the pistol is not the original TT but the Yugoslavian Zastava M57 but it isn't seen clear enough to confirm or decline this guess so for the sake of simplicity it is identified as TT.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Rade's holster
Provereno nema mina-TT-1.jpg
Rade climbs the ladder in sewer with his pistol in hand.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

PPSh-41 SMGs are widely used by Soviet soldiers, notably sappers Shaken (Eskendir Umurzakov) and Demid (Leonid Tarabarinov). Yugoslavian soldier Stevan (Boro Begovic) receives the PPSh instead of his Karabiner 98k rifle for the mission in sewers.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Soviet sapper performs mine clearance in Belgrade.
Demid carries the PPSh.
Soviet and Yugoslavian soldiers with PPSh-41 SMGs.
Stevan gets the PPSh.
Stevan carries the PPSh and Mills Bomb grenade.
A closeup of firing PPSh during the shootout in sewers.

PPS-43

Soviet radio operator Olga (Olga Lysenko) and sapper Alyosha (Oleg Anofriev) are armed with PPS-43 SMGs.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Alyosha carries the PPS-43.
Olga carries the PPS-43.
Another view of Olga's PPS-43 at the left.

MP40

MP40 SMG is Lt. Rade's (Branko Pleša) personal weapon. Yugoslavian soldiers Marko (Miha Baloh) and Ive (Husein Cokic) receive MP40s instead of their Karabiner 98k rifles for the mission in sewers. MP40s are also used by German soldiers in the final scene.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Yugoslavian soldiers with MP40, PPSh-41 and Sten Mk II submachine guns.
Rade carries the MP40.
Marko carries the MP40.
Marko cocks his MP40 when a man on street offends him with a proposal to join a crime gang.
A closeup of firing MP40 during the shootout in sewers.
Ive readies his MP40...
...and descends in the sewer.
SS soldier holds his MP40 in the final scene.

MP38

Some MP38s are also seen.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A Yugoslavian soldier salutes with his MP38.
A German soldier with MP38 in close combat with Lt. Rade.

Sten Mk II

Some Yugoslavian soldiers are armed with Sten Mk II SMGs. Both British and Canadian models are seen.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
The T-shaped stock of Sten is seen in center.
Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A soldier in center holds the Canadian Sten.
A Sten is seen together with several PPSh-41 and MP40 SMGs.

Zastava M56

In one scene a Yugoslavian soldier carries what appears to be postwar Zastava M56 submachine gun. It is identified by the combination of slim MP40-style barrel and curved magazine for 7.62x25 mm.

Zastava M56 - 7.62x25 mm
The M56 SMG is seen at the left.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Most Yugoslavian soldiers, including Marko (Miha Baloh), Stevan (Boro Begovic) and Ive (Husein Cokic), are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier with 98k on sling marches on Belgrade street.
Marko carries his rifle on sling.
The turned down bolt handle of Marko's rifle is seen.
Stevan holds his rifle.
Ive's rifle on the bed.
Ive holds the rifle.
The barrels of Stevan's and Ive's rifles are seen.
A soldier carries the 98k rifle at the background.

M24 Serbian Mauser

Some Yugoslavian soldiers carry M24 Serbian Mausers.

M24 Serbian Mauser Rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier at the right carries what appears to be M24 Mauser.

Unidentified Mauser

In one scene Stevan's (Boro Begovic) Karabiner 98k switches to a different Mauser rifle that has straight, non-pistol grip stock.

Stevan carries his Mauser on sling.
Another view of Stevan's Mauser.

Mannlicher M1895

Some Yugoslavian soldiers carry Mannlicher M1895 rifles. They appear to be original M95s rather than Yugoslavian 7.92mm M95M version that had shortened barrel.

Original Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
The soldier (Andrey Podubinskiy) holds the rifle.
The barrel is seen.
A soldier in center carries the Mannlicher rifle.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

A Yugoslavian soldier holds the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifle.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
A soldier at the left holds the SMLE No.1 Mk.III* rifle.
The bolt and buttstock of the rifle are seen.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I

A Yugoslavian soldier holds the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifle.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British
A soldier at the left holds SMLE No.4 Mk.I rifle.

Submachine Guns

MG42

What appears to be the MG42 is seen in hands of a Yugoslavian soldier. The machine gun can be Yugoslavian postwar Zastava M53 that is nearly identical to MG42.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The machine gun is seen at the background.

Unidentified machine gun

An unidentified machine gun is seen during the opening credites.

The machine gun is partially seen at the left.

Other Weapons

Mills Bomb

The Mills Bomb is carried by Stevan (Boro Begovic). Later this hand grenade passes from hands to hands, hold by Alyosha (Oleg Anofriev), Shaken (Eskendir Umurzakov), Demid (Leonid Tarabarinov), and at last used by Lt. Rade (Branko Pleša) to destroy the water lock in sewers.

No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
A pair of Mills Bombs is seen in a pile of knifes and bayonets.
Alyosha examines the grenade.
The grenade on Shaken's belt.
Demid takes the grenade from dead Shaken.

Footage

Degtyaryov DP-27

The Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun is seen in documentary footage of Soviet troops.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldiers with PPSh-41 SMGs and DP-27 machine gun.

ZB30J

The ZB30J, Yugoslavian-issued version of Czech ZB26 machine gun, is seen in documentary footage.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm. ZB30J has shorter cooling fins and different flash hider.
The ZB30J is seen during the opening credites.

BM-37 Mortar

The 82 mm BM-37 Mortar is seen in documentary footage of Soviet troops.

Soviet 82mm BM-37 Mortar
The BM-37 mortar is transported on horse cart.



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