Ivan Nikulin: Russian Sailor (Ivan Nikulin - Russkiy Matros)

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Ivan Nikulin: Russian Sailor
(Ivan Nikulin - Russkiy Matros)
Ivan Nikulin-DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Igor Savchenko
Release Date 1944
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ivan Nikulin Ivan Pereverzev
Zakhar Fomichyov Boris Chirkov
Daddy Stepan Kayukov
Tikhon Spiridonovich Erast Garin
Marusya Kryukova Zoya Fyodorova


Ivan Nikulin: Russian Sailor (Ivan Nikulin - Russkiy Matros) is a 1944 Soviet war movie directed by Igor Savchenko. The story takes place in Summer 1942, when a small force of Black Sea Fleet sailors was surrounded by German troops but broke out the encirclement.

The movie was not restored so the image quality is sometimes low.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Ivan Nikulin: Russian Sailor (Ivan Nikulin - Russkiy Matros):

Contents


Handguns

Luger P08

Several of the Soviet sailors are armed with Luger P08 pistols captured from German officers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
A sailor with P08.
P08 at the hand of its dead possessor.
P08 is tucked at Ivan Nikulin's (Ivan Pereverzev) belt.

Vis wz. 35

An old red-bearded sailor nicknamed Daddy ("Papasha" in Russian) (Stepan Kayukov) is seen with Vis wz. 35 pistol captured from a German officer (this Polish pistol was widely used by Wehrmacht under the name Pistole 645(p) or Pistole 35(p)).

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm.
Vis pistol and two Model 24 Stielhandgranate are tucked at Daddy's (Stepan Kayukov) belt.
Another view on Daddy's Vis.

Submachine guns

MP40

Many Soviet sailors are armed with MP40 submachine guns that were captured from Germans.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
A German soldier with MP40.
Ivan Nikulin (Ivan Pereverzev) fires his MP40.
Tikhon Spiridonovich (Erast Garin) fires his MP40 at German railcar.
Nikulin and Daddy (Stepan Kayukov) with MP40s.
Wounded Zakhar Fomichyov (Boris Chirkov) fires his MP40.

PPSh-41

Soviet soldiers in the final scene are seen with PPSh-41 submachine guns. They are seen blurry due to the motion but can be identified.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Soviet soldiers with PPSh-41 SMGs on T-34 tank.

Shotuns

Double Barreled Shotgun

The railwayman Tikhon Spiridonovich (Erast Garin) is seen with double barreled shotgun (supposedly TOZ Model B - one of the most popular Russian hunting shotguns in 1900s-1950s) in the scene on the railway station.

Russian TOZ Model B double barreled side by side shotgun - 16 Gauge.
A double barreled shotgun is seen on the table.
A close view on the exposed hammers.

Rifles

Mauser Karabiner 98k Rifle

Many German soldiers and Soviet sailors are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles, often with sword bayonets.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A Soviet soldier with captured German 98k.
A Soviet sailor with captured German 98k.

Steyr Mannlicher M1895 Rifle

Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles are seen in hands of several German soldiers.

Steyr M1895 Long Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56R.
A German soldier tries to open the door of the boxcar with the stock of his Mannlicher M1895.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 Rifle

An Italian soldier (Mikhail Rumyantsev) is armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
An Italian soldier tries to seduce a Russian girl. He is armed with Gewehr 98 rifle.
Another view on the same scene.

Machine guns

ZB-53 Machine Gun

During the attack on the train German soldiers use ZB-53 machine gun (this Czechoslovakian MG was widely used by Wehrmacht under the name MG37(t)). Later Soviet sailors use several captured MG37(t) against the Germans.

ZB 53 / Vz.37 machine gun on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
German soldiers with MG37(t).
MG37(t) is seen behind a sailor.
A good view on the tripod.
Soviet sailors with MG37(t).

MG34 Machine Gun

MG34 machine gun on tripod is seen among the German weapon captured by Soviet sailors. During the battle in the village a German officer fires MG34. Zakhar Fomichyov (Boris Chirkov) and several other sailors use MG34s during the battle at the pontoon bridge.

MG34 on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG34 on tripod (1), Maxim M1910 without mount (2) and leGrW36 light mortar (3) are seen among the captured German weapons.
A German officer fires MG34.
One of the Soviet sailors readies his MG34 with Doppeltrommel drum magazine.
Fomichyov (Boris Chirkov) readies tripod-mounted MG34.

Maxim M1910 Machine Gun

Maxim M1910 is used by German soldiers during the attack on the train. The smooth water-jacket is typical for Maxims manufactured during the WW1 and in early 1920s. Its mount is not standard wheel Sokolov mount but looks more like Vickers (it's known that Vickers tripod mounts were used by Russian army during WW1). Later the Maxim M1910 without mount is seen among the German weapon captured by Soviet sailors.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim M1910 fires from under the train.
MG34 on tripod (1), Maxim M1910 without mount (2) and leGrW36 light mortar (3) are seen among the captured German weapons.

DShK Heavy Machine Gun

DShK heavy machine gun is seen mounted on the G-5 class torpedo boat.

DShK on naval mounting - 12.7x108mm
DShK on the G-5 class torpedo boat.

Other weapon

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Many Soviet sailors are armed with Model 24 Stielhandgranate that were captured from Germans.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
Tikhon Spiridonovich (Erast Garin) attacks the German machine gun position with a bundle of Model 24 grenades.
Daddy (Stepan Kayukov) throws Model 24 grenade into German bunker.
A sailor readies grenades for the battle. An MG34 with Doppeltrommel drum magazine is seen at the background.
A sailor with a bundle of Model 24 grenades readies to attack a German tank.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate

Model 17 Stielhandgranate is seen in hands of a German soldier. It can be identified by the bracket.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate hand grenade.
A German soldier throws a grenade.

5cm leichter Granatenwerfer 36

German 50mm light mortar 5cm leichter Granatenwerfer 36 (leGrW 36) is seen among the German weapon captured by Soviet sailors.

5-cm leichter Granatwerfer 36 Mortar
A sailor examines the German light mortar.
Another view on the mortar. An MG34 on tripod is seen at the background.

Tellermine 42 Anti-tank mine

Zakhar Fomichyov (Boris Chirkov) uses an anti-tank mine (supposedly a German Tellermine 42) to blow up the pontoon bridge.

Tellermine 42
Fomichyov (Boris Chirkov) with AT mine.
Another view on the mine.

Trivia

Front view of German Pz.Kpfw.38(t) light tank.
Side view of German Pz.Kpfw.38(t) light tank.
Soviet T-34 tank. The soldiers on the tank are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns.



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