Fiasco of Operation Terror (Krakh operatsii "Terror")

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Fiasco of Operation Terror
(Krakh operatsii "Terror")
Krakh operatsii Terror Poster.jpg
Original Russian Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
POL.jpg Poland
GDR.jpg East Germany
Directed by Anatoliy Bobrovskiy
Release Date 1981
Language Russian
Polish
Studio Mosfilm
PRF Zespol Filmowy
DEFA
Main Cast
Character Actor
Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky Krzysztof Chamiec
Ivan Vasilyevich alias Pronin Sergey Shakurov
Lida Elena Tsyplakova
Wincenty Matuszewski Tomasz Zaliwski
Kirill Prokopyevich Nikolaev Leonid Kulagin
Ivan Nikolaevich Borisov Mikhail Pogorzhelsky
Gleb Vitalyevich Glazov Andrey Mironov
Mikhail Sladkopevtsev Georgiy Taratorkin


Fiasco of Operation Terror (Russian title Krakh operatsii "Terror", Polish title Krach operacji Terror) is a Soviet-Polish-East German 1981 (filmed 1980) two-part historical drama directed by Anatoliy Bobrovskiy and based on the novel "Goreniye" ("Burning") by Yulian Semyonov. The movie portrays an episode of the biography of Felix Dzerzhinsky in early 1920s when Dzerzhinsky was the chairman of VChK (All-Russian Extraordinary Commission) and of People's Commissariat (ministry) of Transportation. The movie is the second part of dilogy, preceded by Osobykh primet net (1979).


The following weapons were used in the film Fiasco of Operation Terror (Krakh operatsii "Terror"):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by Socialist-Revolutionary (SR) fighters, notably Lyubovtsev (Valeriy Skorobogatov) and Zinzinov (Jonas Vaitkus). Gleb Vitalyevich Glazov (Andrey Mironov), former General of Russian Imperial Gendarmes and at that time an emigrant in Paris, uses a Nagant when an SR fighter, also armed with a Nagant, attempts on his life. The revolvers are of post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Lyubovtsev, posing as a Chekist, fires at train engineers during the attack of the train with Siberian grain. The angular front sight is seen.
A Chekist carries a Nagant in holster.
A good view of Nagant holster of another Chekist.
Nagant of SR fighter Kolya (Aleksei Pankin) is seen on the table.
Kolya holds his revolver.
SR fighter Vasya (Mikhail Kokshenov) holds a Nagant.
An SR fighter fires at Glazov in the scene in restaurant in Paris.
Glazov returns fire.
The SR, shot by Glazov, drops his Nagant.
When SR fighters of Lyubovtsev's group attack a train, one of the attackers (at the left) fires a Nagant.
Krakh operatsii Terror-Nagant-9.jpg
Zinzinov fires at revealed Chekist Ivan Vasilyevich (Sergey Shakurov) who posed as SR Pronin.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Lyubovtsev (Valeriy Skorobogatov) uses a Mauser C96 in several scene.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Lyubovtsev, posing as a Chekist, carries a Mauser C96 in holster when he stops the train with grain. Despite carrying a Mauser, in this scene he fires a Nagant (see above).
Krakh operatsii Terror-MauserC96-2.jpg
Lyubovtsev holds a Mauser during the attack on railway bridge.

FN Model 1900

Gleb Vitalyevich Glazov (Andrey Mironov) owns an FN Model 1900 pistol that he surrenders to Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky (Krzysztof Chamiec).

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Glazov enters the room with an FN Model 1900 pistol in hand.
Krakh operatsii Terror-FN1900-2.jpg
Dzerzhinsky holds Glazov's pistol.
The pistol on the table.

FN Model 1910

Kirill Prokopyevich Nikolaev (Leonid Kulagin) owns an FN Model 1910 pistol that he surrenders to Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky (Krzysztof Chamiec).

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Krakh operatsii Terror-FN1910-1.jpg
Nikolaev takes his pistol from the drawer.
Krakh operatsii Terror-FN1910-3.jpg
He hands the pistol to Dzerzhinsky.

Various handguns

A number of unidentified handguns can be seen in a pile of weapons, confiscated from SR conspirators.

A pair of Nagant M1895 revolvers at the bottom (1 and 2), a wide grip of S&W or Colt revolver at the left (3), a nickel plated pistol that is possibly the same FN Model 1900, seen in another scene (4), a pistol that is supposed to be a Steyr M1912 (5), a pistol that is supposed to be an FN Model 1910 (6).
Another view of the scene. Some more pistols can be seen (No 7 that resembles M1911, and unidentified No 8).
Another view of the scene.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891

Red Army men and SR fighters carry Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles in several scenes.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Krakh operatsii Terror-Mosin-1.jpg
Krakh operatsii Terror-Mosin-2.jpg
Guards of the train with Siberian grain hold M91 Infantry rifles.
Krakh operatsii Terror-Firearms-1.jpg
A pile of M91 rifles, confiscated from SR conspirators.
A guard on the bridge fires his rifle.
But he is shot by attackers.
Ermolenko (Boris Yurchenko) holds a rifle.
Krakh operatsii Terror-Mosin-7.jpg
Lyubovtsev's fighters open fire at the train with grain from Poland.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

A number of out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines is seen among the guns, confiscated from SR conspirators.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Krakh operatsii Terror-Firearms-3.jpg
A Chekist carries several M38 carbines. A grip of a Nagant M1895 is seen in his holster.

Mosin Nagant "obrez"

Mosin Nagant "obrez" sawed-off rifles are used by SR fighters.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 "obrez"
Krakh operatsii Terror-Firearms-5.jpg
Several "obrez" are seen among the guns, confiscated from SR conspirators.
The head of counterintellegence service Artuzov (Artyom Karapetyan) examines an "obrez" at the background.
An "obrez" is seen in hands of an SR fighter during the attack on the train.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

SR fighters of Lyubovtsev's group use Maxim M1910/30 machine guns (probably a single prop is reused), standing for original M1910.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Krakh operatsii Terror-Maxim-1.jpg
SR fighters use a Maxim during the attack on the railway bridge.
The Maxim on cart.
The Maxim in action.
Krakh operatsii Terror-Maxim-5.jpg
SR fighters fire a Maxim, rifles and Nagant during the attack on the train, transporting grain from Poland.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

Gleb Vitalyevich Glazov (Andrey Mironov) holds an F-1 hand grenade (most likely a training version) during the confrontation with Dzerzhinsky.

URG, a practice version of F-1
Krakh operatsii Terror-Grenade-1.jpg
"I'll pull the pin, and your Chekists will not have time to run in", intimidates Glazov.
But at last Glazov surrenders the grenade.

Footage

Mosin Nagant M1891

Red Army men with Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are seen in documentary footage of 1920s.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Red Army men march with rifles.
Krakh operatsii Terror-Chronicle-2.jpg
Red Army men with rifles in train.

Mk V Tank

In 1922 Mk V tanks, captured by Red Army during the battles of Russian Civil war, found some usage as agricultural tractors, with armament removed.

Krakh operatsii Terror-Chronicle-4.jpg

76.2mm M1909 Mountain Gun

Several broken 3-inch M1909 mountain guns are seen in documentary footage of 1920s.

Short barrels and the shape of gun shields allow to identify these artillery piecies as M1909 mountain guns.



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