Heroes of Shipka (Geroite na Shipka)
Heroes of Shipka (Bulgarian title Geroite na Shipka, Russian title Geroi Shipki) is a 1955 Bulgarian-Soviet epic historical war movie directed by Sergey Vasilyev. It depicts the events of Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78, especially focusing on the Battle of Shipka Pass.
The following weapons were used in the film Heroes of Shipka (Geroite na Shipka):
Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873
Russian and Bulgarian officers carry revolvers that appear to be French Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873. In reality Chamelot-Delvigne was never issued to Russian or Bulgarian armies; the service Russian revolver of this war was Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model.
Oriental-style Flintlock Pistols are briefly seen, carried by Bulgarian Hajduk rebels and Turkish bashi-bazouk irregular troops.
In the final scene that is set in September 1944 a Soviet Cossack Sergeant carries a PPS-43.
In the same scene numerous PPSh-41s are also seen.
Berdan No.2 Rifle
All Russian and most Bulgarian infantry soldiers are armed with Berdan No.2 full-length rifle, fitted with bayonets. Some Turkish soldiers also use Berdan rifle, probably due to insufficient amount of Peabody-Martini rifles.
Berdan No.2 Carbine
Russian Cossacks are armed with Berdan No.2 Carbines.
Krnka M1869 Rifle
Some Bulgarian soldiers are seen with Krnka M1869 Rifles.
Many Turkish soldiers are armed with Peabody-Martini rifles.
Some Bulgarian soldiers carry rifles with Mle 1866 Yataghan sword bayonets. These bayonets were issued for Chassepot 1866 but the screen rifles look different. In reaity Chassepot was a service rifle of Bulgarian troops in the early part of the war (about 20,000 Chassepot were purchased in Germany where they were stored after French-Prussian war); later these rifles were replaced with Krnka rifles.
Both Russian and Turkish troops use breech-loading cannons. Most of them appear to be Russian M1867 or M1877 guns (both models have same outlook) of several various calibers.
In the final scene that is set in September 1944 Soviet T-34-85 tanks and SU-76M SPGs are seen.