|Front in the Rear of the Enemy|
(Front v tylu vraga)
Front in the Rear of the Enemy (Front v tylu vraga) is a 1981 Soviet war movie directed by Igor Gostev. It is the final part of the trilogy. Two previous parts are Front Without Flanks (Front bez flangov) (1975) and Front Beyond the Front Line (Front za liniey fronta) (1977). The special unit under command of Colonel Mlynsky (Vyacheslav Tikhonov) continues fighting behind German lines in Winter 1944-1945. The new task is to locate the German test ground for V-2 Wunderwaffe, attack it and capture technical documentation and equipment.
The following weapons were used in the film Front in the Rear of the Enemy (Front v tylu vraga):
Several German officers and Gestapo agents carry Walther P38 pistols.
agent (at the right) holds a P38 during the arrest of Professor Friebe and his wife.
Mlynsky, disguised as a German soldier, holds a P38.
Several German officers and Gestapo agents carry Luger P08 pistols.
Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
agent (at the left) holds a Luger during the arrest of Professor Friebe and his wife.
Wounded Karasyov holds his pistol.
In one scene Major Karasyov (Aleksandr Mikhaylov), disguised as German officer, draws a Walther PP pistol. Later in the same scene he gives his pistol to Yelena Kovalenko (acting as Helena Zielke) (Vaiva Mainelyte).
Karasyov holds his pistol.
Karasyov gives his pistol to Yelena Kovalenko.
Yelena Kovalenko with the pistol in hand.
In one scene a Gestapo agent holds a pistol that resembles a Browning Hi-Power. It is historically correct because Belgian manufactured Hi-Power pistols were used in Germany as Pistole 640(b), but the screen pistol looks more like a post-war version.
Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
A blurry but still recognisable pistol.
Most of Soviet officers and soldiers carry PPSh-41 submachine guns with drum magazines.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Soviet soldiers with PPSh SMGs and PTRD-41
AT rifles during the battle.
Col. Mlynsky inspects his PPSh.
Major Khvat (Viktor Shulgin
), Col. Mlynsky and Major Aliyev with PPSh SMGs and Polish resistance commander Jerzy Radkiewicz (Paul Butkevich
) with an MP40.
Soviet engineers study a captured V-2 missile. They carry PPSh SMGs.
A Soviet soldier with PPSh.
MP40 submachine guns are used by German soldiers and Polish and Czech resistance fighters.
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
A Polish resistance fighter is armed with an MP40.
A Polish resistance fighter fires his MP40 during the German attack. Next to him a Soviet soldier aims his PTRD-41
at a German tank.
Polish resistance commander Jerzy Radkiewicz (Paul Butkevich
) (at the right) with an MP40.
A Soviet soldier (at the right) holds an MP40.
MP38 submachine guns are also seen in several scenes.
A Czech resistance commander fires MP38.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
In the final scene a pointswoman carries a Mosin Nagant M1938 carbine.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Degtyaryov DP-27 Light Machine Gun
Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.
Degtyarev DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R.
Two DP-27 machine guns are loaded on a horse.
A Soviet soldier with DP-27.
Another Soviet soldier with DP-27.
Andrei Lukyanov (Aleksandr Lukyanov
) fires a DP-27 during the attack on German headquarters.
A soldier with DP-27 is seen at the right.
A Soviet soldier fires a DP-27 during the attack.
Maxim M1910/30 Machine Gun
Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are briefly seen in several scenes.
Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim on horse cart is seen during the opening credits.
A Maxim is seen on a boat during the river crossing.
Several soldiers (at the right) carry Maxims during the winter march. The wheel mounts are carried separatly from the machine guns.
A soldier carries a Maxim. Next to him two soldiers carry PTRD-41
Goryunov SG-43 machine guns are seen in several scenes but never used in action.
Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier carries an SG-43 without wheel mount.
A soldier carries an SG-43 in another scene.
German troops use MG34 machine guns in several scenes. In firing scenes MG34s are substituted with PK machine guns, visually modifed to resemble MG34.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG34 on German position.
A Soviet soldier carries a captured MG34.
PK (visually modified to resemble MG34)
Visually modified PKs stand for MG-34s in several scenes.
A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
A fake MG34 is seen at the background.
A closer view at the same machine gun.
A DShKM on tripod is used by German soldiers in one scene. It stands for a German 20-mm automatic gun.
DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm
A DShKM is seen at the left.
A Berezin UBT, a turret version of Berezin UB, is mounted on a Li-2 cargo plane.
Berezin UBT, a turret version of UB - 12.7x108mm
A gunner fires at German fighter planes.
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 seen in hands of Soviet soldiers in several scenes.
Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade
Polishchuk throws a grenade.
PTRD-41 AT rifles are used by Soviet soldiers during the battle on the river crossing.
PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Soviet soldiers carry PTRD-41 in the opening scene.
Soldiers carry PTRDs during the river crossing.
A Soviet soldier aims his PTRD at a German tank. Next to him a Polish resistance fighter fires his MP40
Soviet soldier with PTRD during the battle.
PTRD-41 and PTRS-41
are seen at the left.
A PTRS-41 AT rifle is seen in one scene. Unlike PTRD, it isn't used in action.
PTRS-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
and PTRS-41 are seen at the left.
In the final scene an SS officer fires a Panzerfaust at Col. Mlynsky's car. The shape of the sight matches Panzerfaust 30 version.
Panzerfaust 30 - 44mm with 140mm warhead
A warhead of Panzerfaust is seen.
A second before the shot...
45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
53-K 45-mm AT guns are seen in the several scenes though they aren't used in action.
M1937 (53-K) anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
A 45-mm gun is seen during the opening credits.
A 45-mm is seen at the left