|Front Without Flanks (Front bez flangov)
Front Without Flanks (Front bez flangov) is a 1975 Soviet war movie directed by Igor Gostev. The story takes place in August-December 1941. A Soviet infantry regiment under command of Major Mlynsky (Vyacheslav Tikhonov) is surrounded by German troops but continues to fight behind German lines, attacking the communications and depots of Wehrmacht.
The movie is the first part of the trilogy. It was followed by Front Beyond the Front Line (Front za liniey fronta) (1977) and Front in the Rear of the Enemy (Front v tylu vraga) (1981).
The following weapons were used in the film Front Without Flanks (Front bez flangov):
Soviet officers and petty officers carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols. The pistols are mostly seen in holsters.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips.
German officers carry Luger P08 pistols. Captured Lugers are also used by Soviet troops.
Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
A German officer fires his Luger.
Petty Officer Vakulenchuk (Aleksandr Denisov
) carries a captured Luger tucked in his belt.
Some of Soviet officers and soldiers carry PPSh-41 submachine guns with drum magazines. PPSh-41s are most widely used by the marines platoon under command of Petty Officer Vakulenchuk (Aleksandr Denisov).
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Soviet soldiers with PPSh-41s.
A Soviet marine with PPSh.
MP40 submachine guns are used by German soldiers. Captured MP40s are seen in hands of several Sovier officers and soldiers.
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
A German soldier holds his MP40.
German soldiers with MP40s and a Soviet POW.
A German officer fires an MP40.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle
Most Soviet infantry soldiers are armed with full-length Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with bayonets.
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R.
Soviet soldiers with M91/30 rifles in attack.
Soviet soldiers in line formation with their rifles. Most of them are fitted with bayonets, attached backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
A Soviet marine readies to fire.
A Soviet soldier holds his M91/30.
Mauser Karabiner 98k Rifle
Karabiner 98k rifles are briefly seen in hands of German soldiers and Russian
collaborationists. Some of Soviet soldiers also use captured German rifles.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A close view at the barrel.
Degtyaryov DP-28 Light Machine Gun
Degtyaryov DP-28 light machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.
Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R.
A soldier with DP is seen at the left.
A soldier with DP at his back is seen at the right.
Maxim M1910/30 Machine Gun
Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.
Maxim 1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is seen in Soviet trench when the marines platoon readies to repel a German attack.
Two marines carry the machine gun.
Another view at the same scene.
German troops use MG34 machine guns, often mounted in motorcycle sidecars.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German officer fires an MG34 during the Sovier counterattack.
A German soldier fires MG34.
An MG34 is mounted in motorcycle sidecar.
KPV heavy machine gun
KPV heavy machine guns in ZPU-2 dual mounts are used by German troops in several scenes, standing for German 20-mm AA guns.
KPV heavy machine guns in ZPU-2 dual anti-aircraft mount - 14.5x114mm
Twin KPV, mounted on BTR-152 APC (standing for German half-track), fires during the night battle.
Another view at disguised BTR-152 with twin KPV.
A ZPU-2 is mounted on a flatcar, used by German troops for patrolling the railroad.
German soldiers fire ZPU-2 during the battle for the railway station.
RGD-33 stick grenade
RGD-33 grenades are used by Soviet soldiers, often in bundles.
RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A Soviet marine throws a bundle of RGD-33 grenades during the night attack.
Vakulenchuk throws an RGD-33 at a German car.
F-1 hand grenade
F-1 grenades are used by Soviet soldiers.
F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
RPG-40 anti-tank grenade
A training version of RPG-40 anti-tank grenade is briefly seen in one scene.
Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade
A Soviet soldiers tries to stop a German tank (T-34 in disguise) with a RPG-40.
Dummy Training Grenade
Dummy training stick grenades are seen in several scenes. They stand for RG-14/30 hand grenades.
Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
Several stick grenades are seen next to the machine-gunner.
SPSh Flare Pistol
SPSh Flare Pistols are seen in hands of Soviet officers.
SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
45-mm AT guns are used by Soviet soldiers in several scenes.
M1937 (53-K) anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
A 45-mm AT gun on position during the attack of German bombers.