Checkpoint (Blokpost)

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Checkpoint (Blokpost) (1998).

Checkpoint (Russian Title: Blokpost/Блокпост) is a 1998 Russian war film directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin about a group of soldiers stationed at an isolated checkpoint somewhere in the North Caucasus. As the movie progresses, the soldiers battle boredom, hostile locals, and a mysterious sniper.

The following weapons are seen in the film Checkpoint:

Contents


Rifles

AK-74M

The AK-74M rifle is the main weapon for most of the Russian Army soldiers. A distraught female villager also fires one after seizing it from a soldier, as do several male locals after they pass the checkpoint.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
A distraught villager fires an AK-74M wildly.
A soldier holds an AK-74M while sitting atop a BTR-80 APC.
Bones (Roman Romantsov) aims an AK-74M.
Professor (Kirill Ulyanov) fires an AK-74M after being shot at.
A soldier fires into the air to disperse a crowd of angry villagers.

SVD Dragunov

The SVD Dragunov is used by several characters in the film, including Professor (Kirill Ulyanov) and Bones (Roman Romantsov).

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Angry villagers attempt to grab the SVD Dragunov.
A soldier aims an SVD.
Professor fires the SVD after spotting a potential sniper.
Another angle.
Bones uses an SVD to examine his surroundings.

SVU Dragunov

Masha (Anastasia Razhuk) uses an SVU Dragunov.

SVU-AS Dragunov sniper rifle with bipod - 7.62x54mm R
Masha sets up the SVU.
Masha prepares to fire.
The SVU is wrapped up.

Machine Guns

PKM

Pisser (Yuri Grigoriev) uses a PKM machine gun throughout the film.

PKM with latest version of Flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
Pisser patrols with the PKM on his shoulder.
A soldier makes some music by running a screwdriver over a 7.62x54mm belt.
Pisser pulls guard duty.
Pisser aims the PKM.
Pisser fires the PKM during an exchange of gunfire.

RPK-74

One of the soldiers from the unit that is relieved of checkpoint duty carries an RPK-74 light machine gun.

RPK-74 light machine gun with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm
A soldier holds a RPK-74.
The RPK-74 is slung over the soldier's back as he leaves.

KPVT Heavy Machine Gun

A KPVT Heavy Machine Gun is mounted on the turrets of Russian Army BTR-80 APCs.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
A BTR-80 with a KPVT machine gun.

Grenade Launchers

GP-25 Grenade Launcher

A GP-25 Grenade Launcher is attached to the AK-74M used by Skag (Denis Kirillov).

GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
Skag loads a VOG-25 grenade into his GP-25 launcher.
The AK-74M/GP-25 lies next to Skag's bed.

AGS-17 "Plamya"

Iliych (Andrey Krasko) is seen setting up a AGS-17 Plamya grenade launcher.

AGS-17 "Plamya" on tripod - 30mm
Iliych sets up the AGS-17.

Rocket Launchers

RPG-7

A soldier grabs a RPG-7 launcher when he spots a funeral procession approaching the checkpoint.

RPG-7 - 40mm
The soldier holds a RPG-7.

RPG-18

The soldiers use a RPG-18 tube as an improvised instrument while battling their tedium through music.

RPG-18 - 64mm
A soldier beats the RPG-18 tube on some pot lids.
RPG-18 launchers hang next to a poster of the soldiers' commanding officer.

RPG-26

A RPG-26 is used by Professor to dissuade a truck full of villagers from approaching the checkpoint when they drop off a package.

RPG-26 - 72.5mm
Professor dashes towards a roadside position.
Professor aims the RPG-26.

Other

TM-62 Anti-Tank Mine

While searching a village, the soldiers come upon a boy hitting the fuze of a TM-62 anti-tank mine.

TM-62 anti-tank mine
The boy hits the fuze of the TM-62 mine with a hammer.

RGD-5 Hand Grenade

Skag sets up a booby trap with an RGD-5 hand grenade while attempting to catch the sniper.

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Skag places the RGD-5 into a broken vodka bottle.



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