|Country Trip of Sergeant Tsybulya|
(Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli)
||Dovzhenko Film Studios
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):
In the opening scene Sgt. Tsybulya (Sergei Ivanov) captures a German officer and takes his Luger P08 pistol.
Tsybulya, disguised as a German soldier, holds the Luger.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
The MP38 is seen at the right.
Grandfather Karpo holds the MP38. Note the blank firing adapter on the muzzle.
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.
In the opening scene a unit of Soviet soldiers carry anachronistic AK-47s.
The soldiers, marching at the left, are armed with AK-47s.
Machine Guns and Autocannons
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
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.
In the opening scene Soviet troops carry Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns.
Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
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
Post-1941 Maxim is seen at the left.
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 AA autocannon also stands for German AA gun. In reality these guns appeared only in 1950.
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.
In one scene Soviet soldiers carry PTRD-41 AT rifles.
PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
PTRD-41s are seen at the right.
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.
Soviet Colonel (Nikolai Litus) carries a TT-33 holster.
Colonel (at the left) with the TT holster.
Postwar 85-mm D-44 AT gun appears as the abandoned German gun.
Tanks and APCs
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 appears in several scenes. It is a full size replica, made for the movie Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) (1970) and later appearing in a number of Soviet movies, including Beg (1970), I na Tikhom Okeane... (1974), Fiery Childhood (Ognennoye detstvo) (1976), Dni Turbinykh (1976), Ognennyy most (1976), Poedinok v tayge (1978), Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli (1979), and Lyudmila (1982). It consists of a genuine locomotive and two armoured railcars, one of OB-3 pattern (WW2 era) with a gun turret and another one of "2nd Siberian" pattern (Russian Civil war era) with a gun in an open shield mount. Both main guns are 76.2mm ZiS-3 with removed muzzle brakes (to make them look more like early XX century models), also the train is armed with several Maxim machine guns.
The armoured train. In this movie usually seen Maxim machine guns are replaced with more appropriate MG34s.