Country Trip of Sergeant Tsybulya (Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli)

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Country Trip of Sergeant Tsybulya
(Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli)
Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Nikolai Litus
Vitali Shunko
Release Date 1979
Language Russian
German
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergeant Tsybulya Sergei Ivanov
Alyonka Nadezhda Smirnova
Grandfather Karpo Vladimir Alekseyenko
Savka Gergalo Mikhail Kokshenov
Yasha Vladimir Chubarev
Major Schlüge Mikhail Lvov
Matilda Nina Reus
The wounded pilot Sergei Svechnikov


Country Trip of Sergeant Tsybulya (Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli) is a Soviet 1979 war comedy directed by Nikolai Litus and Vitali Shunko. In Summer 1943 Red Army Sergeant Tsybulya (Sergei Ivanov), young but already seasoned scout, is sent behind enemy lines with the mission to deliver anti-transport mines to partisans and help them to destroy the guarded railway bridge. Accidentally Tsybulya lands in wrong place. With the help of local girl Alyonka and old villager Karpo he manages to complete the task of destroying the bridge.


The following weapons were used in the film Country Trip of Sergeant Tsybulya (Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli):

Contents


Pistols

Luger P08

In the opening scene Sgt. Tsybulya (Sergei Ivanov) captures a German officer and takes his Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Tsybulya, disguised as a German soldier, holds the Luger.

Walther PPK

The Walther PPK is the personal handgun of Maj. Schlüge (Mikhail Lvov). Sgt. Tsybulya (Sergei Ivanov) disarms Schlüge and holds his pistol for some time. In the final scene Tsybulya gifts the pistol to Yasha (Vladimir Chubarev).

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP. Note the ring just behind the magazine.
Tsybulya holds the MP40 and Schlüge's PPK.
Another view of the pistol.
Tsybulya gifts the pistol to Yasha.
The grip is seen.

Submachine Guns

PPS-43

When Sgt. Tsybulya (Sergei Ivanov) lands behind enemy lines, he is armed with the PPS-43. Later he has to trade it for the MP40 while being disguised as the German soldier.

Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Tsybulya breaks in the village house where two German soldiers live.
Tsybulya holds his PPS-43 when Alyonka appears.

PPSh-41

Many Soviet soldiers, including the scouts Kolya (Georgi Dvornikov) and Vasya (Anatoliy Skoryakin), carry PPSh-41 SMGs, mostly with drum magazines.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soldiers in the car are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs with drum and stick (seen at the left) magazines and Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.
Vasya runs across the high grass with the PPSh on sling.
Two PPSh-41s and the MP40 are seen in Soviet headquarters (at the left).

MP40

Most German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs. Sgt. Tsybulya (Sergei Ivanov), Grandfather Karpo (Vladimir Alekseyenko), Alyonka (Nadezhda Smirnova) and Yasha (Vladimir Chubarev) carry MP40s in several scenes.

MP40 - 9x19mm
German soldiers stand in formation with MP40 SMGs.
Grandfather Karpo carries the MP40.
A German soldier fires his MP40 in the scene in the forest.
A German soldier mockingly aims his MP40.
Tsybulya, disguised as the German soldier of Jagdkommando, surprises Maj. Schlüge.
The soldiers, guarding the bridge, carry MP40s.

MP38

Some MP38 SMGs are also seen in hands of German soldiers. Grandfather Karpo's (Vladimir Alekseyenko) MP40 briefly switches to MP38 and then back again.

MP38 - 9x19mm
The MP38 is seen at the right.
Grandfather Karpo holds the MP38. Note the blank firing adapter on the muzzle.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are carried by German soldiers. Alyonka (Nadezhda Smirnova) is armed with the captured 98k rifle in several scenes.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Tsybulya unloads the rifles, taken from German soldiers.
The 98k is seen on the horse cart.
Alyonka carries the 98k rifle.
A German soldier with 98k rifle on sling.
Two German soldiers escort old villager Karpo and his grandson Yasha whom they suspect to be partisans.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In the opening scene Soviet soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers in the car are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs and M1891/30 rifles.
Soldiers with M91/30 rifles on march.

Assault Rifles

AK-47

In the opening scene a unit of Soviet soldiers carry anachronistic AK-47s.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
The soldiers, marching at the left, are armed with AK-47s.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

MG34

MG34 machine guns are widely used by Wehrmacht troops, mostly mounted on BTR-152 APCs, standing for German APCs, on motorcycles and even on the armoured train. Sgt. Tsybulya (Sergei Ivanov) and Grandfather Karpo (Vladimir Alekseyenko) use MG34 in several scenes, and Aunt Efrosinya (Margarita Krinitsyna) carries one in the final scene.

MG34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
DPSTs-BTR152-2.jpg
MG34 is mounted on the BTR-152.
Grandfather Karpo mans the MG34.
MG34 machine guns are mounted in the sidecars of the motorcycles of Feldgendarmerie (Wehrmacht military police).
Tsybulya disassembles the MG34 from the pivot mounting.
Tsybulya holds the MG34 with 50 round belt drum.
MG34 machine guns are mounted on the armoured train.

Degtyaryov DP-27

In the opening scene Soviet troops carry Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers carry DP-27 and Maxim M1910/30 machine guns on march.

Maxim M1910/30

In the opening scene Soviet troops carry Maxim M1910/30 machine guns. Both pre- and post-1941 versions are seen.

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Soldiers carry Degtyaryov DP-27 and Maxim M1910/30 machine guns on march.
Post-1941 Maxim is seen at the left.

37-mm 61-K

37-mm M1939 (61-K) AA autocannons stand for German 3,7 cm FlaK.

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
61-K AA gun guards the bridge.
The autocannon readies to open fire.

57-mm S-60

57-mm S-60 AA autocannon also stands for German AA gun. In reality these guns appeared only in 1950.

AZP S-60 - 57x348 mm SR
S-60 on position.

Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranates are seen in the BTR-152, hijacked by Tsybulya. One of these grenades is used to detonate the explosive charge and destroy the bridge.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
A number of M24 grenades is seen in the BTR-152.
Yasha hands the grenade to Tsybulya.
The grenade is used to detonate MZD-4 mine which in turn detonates bags with explosives.

PTRD-41

In one scene Soviet soldiers carry PTRD-41 AT rifles.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
PTRD-41s are seen at the right.

MZD-4 Mine

Tsybulya's mission is to deliver MZD-4 delayed action anti-transport mines to partisans and teach them to use these weapon. He uses the mines to block the road and stop pursuing German troops, and later to destroy the bridge. The movie props appear to be the emply hulls of genuine mines.

Tsybulya readies the mine...
...and plants it on the wooden bridge. The Russian inscription "МЗД-4" is seen on the mine.
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is used to detonate MZD-4 mine which in turn detonates bags with explosives.

Trivia

Artillery

Postwar 85-mm D-44 AT gun appears as the abandoned German gun.

Armour

DPSTs-BTR152-1.jpg
BTR-152s stand for German APCs, despite being wheeled unlike German half-track SdKfz 250/251.
IS-2 and postwar T-10 heavy tanks on march.
IS-2 at the left, T-10 at the right. BM-13 Katyusha multiple rocket launcher (under cover) is seen in center. This is the postwar version, mounted on a ZiL-157 truck.
The German armoured train.



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