|Czterej pancerni i pies
||Telewizja Polska (TVP)
||"Syrena" and "Nike"
||War / Adventure
||1966 - 1970
|No. of Seasons
|No. of Episodes
Czterej pancerni i pies (English: Four Tankers and A Dog) is a Polish produced war adventure television series which ran from 1966 - 1970. It tells the story of tank crew of Polish army in the USSR during the Second World War
Tokarev TT-33 pistol
Polish troops officers on the Eastern Front were equipped with Soviet Tokarev TT-33 pistols.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
Lt. Olgierd Jarosz (Roman Wilhelmi
) leads his men in the attack with his gun in hand.
Relatively rare weapons even for German soldiers were a Mauser C96 pistols.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
German officers mainly wore a Luger P08 or Walther P38 pistols.
SS officer uses a pistol to take Russian nurse Marusia as a hostage.
Walther P38 pistol
Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
German Feldwebel aims his pistol at Janek Kos.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet Army soldiers are armed with PPSh-41
submachine guns with drum magazines.
Nurse Marusia (Pola Raksa
) is armed with PPSh-41 submachine gun.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35 round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
PPSh-41 submachine gun is also used of Polish troops.
German Feldwebel tries to shoot the dog "Sharik" using PPSh-41. Captured PPSh submachine guns were used by Wehrmaht under the name Maschinenpistole 717(r).
Various characters are seen with MP38 submachine guns.
MP38 - 9x19mm. The sub-machine gun of the German Military before 1940. It was still used in small quantities in 1941 and 1942.
German soldiers are armed with MP38s
Janek Kos (Janusz Gajos
) with a captured German submachine gun.
Sgt. "Gresh" Saakashvili (Wlodzimierz Press
) with MP40 taken from a disarmed German soldier.
Lanchester Mk. I*
Lanchester Mk. I* - 9x19mm
Japanese paratrooper fires a submachine gun on the Janka.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Soviet and Polish infantry also often used a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Red Army soldier fires his rifle at the German airplane.
Soviet Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Polish soldier with M38 carbine on his back.
Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
The usual weapons for WWII German infantry was the Karabiner 98k rifle.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Karabiner 98k Sniper with Zeiss ZF42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Cpl Janek Kos has also become an excellent sniper.
AKS-47 is seen several times in hands of German and Polish soldiers. It appeares as a substitution for German Sturmgewehr 44. It's worth noting that an AK-47 with wooden stock would better depict a Sturmgewehr but due to unknown reason an AKS with folding stock was used.
Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
Sgt Grigoriy Saakashvili holds the AKS-47 with stock folded
Degtyaryov DP Series Machine Gun
Janek (Janusz Gajos) use the Degtyaryov DP-27/DP-28.
Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Degtyaryov DT Series Machine Gun
During the war several crew members of the tank "Rudy" had fired Degtyaryov DT machine gun.
DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Lidka too is occasionally serving with a Degtyaryov DT
DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R. DT could be dismounted from the tank or armored car and used with a bipod as the light machine gun.
Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Polish soldiers are transported across the river Oder with the support of Maxim M1910/30
German troops were well equipped with a MG34 and also newer MG42 machine guns.
MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
A German soldier fires his MG42
Sgt. "Gresh" (Wlodzimierz Press) beats back the German attacks firing a machine gun.
MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum
German soldiers fire MG34
Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun
Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
37-mm M1939 (61-K)
37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37×252SR
F-1 hand grenade
F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Polish soldiers plays with a hand grenade on the table.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Pvt. Tomek awakened the crew of "Rudy" by a hand grenade.
Cpl. Gustaw Jeleń safety catch off a hand grenade.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
Col. Tadeusz (Tadeusz Kalinowski) gives the signal to launch an attack with OSP-30 Flare Pistol.
Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol 26.5mm
Wehrmacht during the WWII was equipped with Leuchtpistole.
The German officer fired on a car driven by Cpl. Jelen.
In hands of some characters also occasionally is seen the Panzerfaust.
Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
German soldier on the bridge lurking the tank "Rudy" with a Panzerfaust.
82mm BM-37 mortar
Soviet 82mm BM-37 mortars are used as a substitution of German GrW 34. The mortars used in the movie are of late war or postwar modification.
The German mortars fires at positions of Polish troops.
In defense of the fort Gustlik (Franciszek Pieczka) uses the mortars ammunition as a hand grenades.
45mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
Polish troops use the 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) during the battle.
M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)
M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm
Polish artillery uses against German tanks a 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)
Lidka (Malgorzata Niemirska) and Marusia (pola Raksa) had replaced a fallen crew of gun.
The Germans tried to destroy tank "Rudy" using a new ammunition for 76.2 mm ZIS-3. Captured ZIS-3 were occasionally used by Wehrmaht under the name 7.62cm FK 288(r).
122mm howitzer M1938 (M-30)
Polish artillerymen clean of way for tanks and infantry in the streets of Berlin by fire from 122mm howitzers M1938 (M-30).
Soviet 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) howitzer
All T-34 tanks appearing in the series are the later models armed with the 85mm gun. However, in the early episodes they are meant to represent the T-34-76 tanks.
Legendary Tank "Rudy" crosses the river Oder.
The Tiger I tanks are actually converted T-34 and IS-2 tanks.
Tiger failed to stop the onset of Polish tanks.