|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.
Sten Mk II
Pvt. Tomek Czeresniak (Wieslaw Golas) uses the Sten Mk II submachine gun in "Zamiana" (S2E01).
Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
Soviet and Polish infantry also often used a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.
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.
The pistol grip and magazine are seen.
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
Hebel Flare Pistol M1894
Wehrmacht during the WWII was equipped with Hebel Flare Pistol Model 1894.
Hebel Flare Pistol M1894 - 26.5mm
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.
An anachronistic 1950s Soviet LPO-50 flamethrower is shown being used by German soldiers.
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.
Soviet 82mm BM-37 Mortar, late version
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.