Farewell (Proshchay)

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Farewell (Proshchay)
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DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigori Pozhenyan
Release Date 1967
Language Russian
Studio Odessa Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sr. Lt. Matvey Podymakhin Viktor Avdyushko
Sr. Lt. Valentin Batalin Valentin Kulik
Sr. Lt. Otari Kiknadze Bimbolat Vatayev
Jr. Lt. Aleksandr Yurovskiy Aleksandr Stefanovich
Sr. Lt. Chudakov Valeriy Shapkin
Lt. Oleg Starygin Oleg Strizhenov
Lyuba Zhanna Prokhorenko
Galya Chudakova Angelina Vovk


Farewell (Proshchay) is a Soviet 1967 (filmed 1966) B&W war movie directed by Grigori Pozhenyan. In Spring 1944 a unit of Soviet torpedo boats of Black Sea fleet gets a mission to intercept German sail schooner Lola that is used for secret operations.


The following weapons were used in the film Farewell (Proshchay):

Contents


Pistols

TT-33

During boarding of Lola, Sr. Lt. Matvey Podymakhin (Viktor Avdyushko), commander of torpedo boat, holds a TT-33 pistol.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version
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Podymakhin leads the boarging team. His pistol is seen unclear but still can be identified.
Podymakhin fires.

Unidentified pistol

Kriegsmarine officers on Lola are armed with pistols that are seen very unclear. They appear to be Luger P08 or (less likely) Walther P38.

A German sailor with a pistol in hand.
A very blurry image of a pistol of a German officer.
A holster of said officer is seen.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

Soviet soldiers and sailors are mostly armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet soldiers with PPSh-41s and M91/30 rifles on march.
Soldiers with PPSh-41s on march.
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Sailors with PPSh-41s.
A sailor fires a PPSh-41 during the boarding of Lola.
A sailor fires from Lola rigging.
A sailor with PPSh on guard.

MP40

Some Soviet soldiers and sailors are armed with MP40s. German sailors use MP40 during the boarding of Lola.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A Soviet cavalryman carries an MP40.
Another cavalryman carries an MP40. He is dressed in civilian so most likely he should represent a partisan whose group joined the Soviet troops recently.
A sailor of boarding team (at the left) holds an MP40.
A German sailor of Lola crew fires an MP40.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Some Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A cavalryman in center carries an M91/30 rifle.
A soldier at the right carries an M91/30 rifle.
A soldier at the left carries an M91/30 rifle.
An M91/30 rifle is seen in center.

Mauser Rifle

In one scene a Soviet cavalryman carries a Mauser rifle of unclear model (perhaps, but not necessarily a Karabiner 98k).

For comparison: Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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A cavalryman at the right carries a Mauser rifle.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun with exposed hammers is seen in the house of meteorologist Lyuba (Zhanna Prokhorenko).

For comparison: TOZ-B shotgun
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The shotgun is seen on the wall.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

KPV

KPV heavy machine guns in 2M-5 twin mountings are mounted on Soviet Project 123-K torpedo boats. These torpedo boats are of post-war model; wartime torpedo boats were armed with DShK machine guns.

KPV heavy machine gun in 2M-5 twin (side by side) naval mounting - 14.5x114mm
Twin 2M-5 on the stern of torpedo boat.
A close view of twin machine gun.
Twin 2M-5 on the stern of torpedo boat.

37-mm V-11

37-mm V-11 AA twin mounting, naval version of 61-K, is seen in one scene.

37-mm V-11 twin naval automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
Barrels of the twin autocannon.
The V-11 fires.
Closeup of muzzle flash hiders.

25-mm AA Naval Gun 2M-3M

Twin (over and under) 25-mm AA automatic guns 2M-3M with two 110-PM autocannons are mounted on Project 183 torpedo boats. In reality these guns appeared only in 1950s.

25mm 2M-3M naval mounting with two 110-PM autocannons in museum exposition
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2M-3M mountings on two Project 183 torpedo boats are seen at the background.

Other Weapons

Diana Model 25 (Izhmash PSR) Air Rifle

Stroyev (Vladimir Akimov) shoots a pellet gun in the shooting gallery. It appears to be a German pre-war Diana Model 25 or its Soviet produced under license copy Izhmash PSR.

Diana Model 25 Air Rifle - .177
Pellet guns in the shooting gallery.
"The Greek" (Emmanuil Geller), manager of the gallery, hands a pellet gun to Stroyev. Semi-grip stock allows to differ this gun from post-war version PSRM that has straight grip stock.
Stroyev aims.
He opens the gun to load it with a new pellet.

2.8 cm sPzB 41

An abandoned 2.8 cm sPzB 41, light anti-tank gun with squeeze bore, is seen in recently liberated town of Yalta. Possibly same prop (this is a really rare gun) was used in Port, filmed by same studio a decade later.

sPzB 41 (foreground) at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
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Adandoned sPzb 41. Note that the barrel is stuck in rear position.

Trivia

Most Soviet torpedo boats, seen in the movie, are Project 123-K. They are armed with two 450mm (17.7") torpedo tubes and a twin 14.5mm machine gun.

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Project 183 torpedo boats are seen in one scene in Yalta port. They are armed with two 533mm (21") torpedo tubes and two twin 25mm autocannons.

Two Project 183 torpedo boats are seen at the background.



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