|Long Miles of War|
(Dolgie vyorsty voyny)
Long Miles of War (Dolgie vyorsty voyny) is a Soviet 1975 made for TV war movie directed by Aleksandr Karpov and based on short stories by Vasil Bykov. Each of the three series of the movie tells about a small episode of war: the first one, The Cry of Cranes, tells about a small group of Soviet soldiers who defend a position in August 1941, the second one, The Rapid Attack, takes place in March 1942 and depict an attack of Soviet infantry company on German positions on a hilltop, and the third one, At Sunrise, takes place in May 1945 and tells about one of the last battles of the war. All three series are united by the main character of the movie, Lt. (later Sr. Lt. and Major) Konstantin Ananyev (Vadim Yakovlev).
The following weapons are seen in the movie Long Miles of War (Dolgie vyorsty voyny):
A Nagant M1895 revolver is Petty officer Karpenko's (Nikolai Fedortsov) sidearm. It is seen only in holster.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time Issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
A grip of Nagant is seen in holster.
Various Soviet officers and petty officers carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols. They are mostly seen in holsters.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Lt. Grinevitch (Boris Rudnev
) holds his TT in The Rapid Attack
Medical service petty officer Zina Bogdanova (Svetlana Kryuchkova
) holds a discharged TT in At Sunrise
German officers are seen with Walther P38 pistols. Several Soviet officers carry captured Walthers.
Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
St. Lt. Ananyev (Vadim Yakovlev
) draws P38 from his holster in The Rapid Attack
A P38 is seen next to wounded Lt. Grinevitch (Boris Rudnev
) in The Rapid Attack
. Later in this scene Grinevitch's P38 switches to TT-33
A PPD-40 is carried by Lt. Ananyev (Vadim Yakovlev) in The Cry of Cranes until he gives it to Pvt. Klimchuk (Yuri Duvanov) who uses this SMG in battle. In the firing scenes PPD is substituted with a PPSh-41.
PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Pvt. Klimchuk holds PPD-40 and a spare drum magazine.
Most Soviet soldiers in The Rapid Attack and At Sunrise are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs with drum magazines. In The Cry of Cranes a PPD-40 is substituted with PPSh in firing scenes.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Pvt. Klimchuk (Yuri Duvanov
) readies to fire a PPSh that appears as a substitution for Klimchuk's PPD-40.
Petty officer Pilipenko (Gennadi Ovsyannikov
) holds a PPSh-41 with stick magazine at the background.
Soviet soldiers with PPSh submachine guns in The Rapid Attack
A PPS-43 is used by Sgt. Orlov (Aleksandr Potapov) in At Sunrise. For a short time he gives it to Klimchuk (Yuri Duvanov).
PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Most German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs.
A captured MP40 is seen on the wall in The Rapid Attack
A German soldier holds a Soviet POW at gunpoint with his MP40 in The Rapid Attack
German soldiers with MP40s surrender in the final scene in At Sunrise
At least one MP38 is seen in The Cry of Cranes.
Two captured German SMGs are seen. One of them is definitly an MP38 while the other can be MP38 or MP40
Typical longitudinal grooving on the receiver can be seen.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Most Soviet soldiers in The Cry of Cranes carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with bayonets.
Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R.
A close view at the rifle, lying on the ground.
In The Rapid Attack a German soldier carries a weapon that is supposed to be a Sturmgewehr 44. It is seen very briefly and blurry.
Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns are widely used by Soviet soldiers.
Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Karpenko fires his DP-27.
Pvt. Klimchuk (Yuri Duvanov
) fires DP-27 after Karpenko was wounded.
A closer view at the machine gun in the same scene.
German soldiers use MG34 machine guns in several scenes. Soviet soldiers also use captured MG34s.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Klimchuk fires MG34 in At Sunrise
A Goryunov SG-43 is briefly seen in The Rapid Attack. Due to unknown reason it is mounted not on wheeled mount but on a bipod. In reality the only version of Goryunov machine gun, fitted with a bipod, is a Hungarian KGK Géppuska but it also has a pistol grip while the machine gun seen in the movie has spade grips.
Goryunov SGM - 7.62x54mm R
An SGMT machine gun is mounted on the AT-P armored tractor that appears as a German tank.
SGMT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R. Solenoid-operated version intended for use as a coaxial weapon on tanks.
Anachronistic PK Machine Guns are used by Germans in The Cry of Cranes.
PK Machine Gun, note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel that was found on the original weapon - 7.62x54mm R
A PK is mounted on BTR-40 that appears as a German APC.
A PK is mounted in the sidecar of the German motorcycle.
Soviet soldiers are seen with RGD-33 hand grenades in The Cry of Cranes.
RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A Soviet soldier carries two RGD-33 grenades.
Fragmentation sleeves are seen.
Soviet soldiers are seen with F-1 hand grenades in The Cry of Cranes.
F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
An F-1 is seen on the belt of Soviet officer.
Two soldiers carry F-1 grenades.
A dummy version of an RPG-40 AT hand grenade is used by Pvt. Svist (Aleksandr Vdovin) in The Cry of Cranes.
Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade
Pvt. Svist readies to throw a grenade at German tank.
An RPG-43 is briefly seen in one scene in The Rapid Attack.
Soviet RPG-43 anti-tank grenade
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
German soldiers use Model 24 Stielhandgranate in several scenes.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
A close view at German grenade in a second before the explosion.
PTRD-41 AT rifle
A PTRD-41 is used by Pvt. Svist (Aleksandr Vdovin) in The Cry of Cranes.
PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Svist with PTRD among other soldiers.
Svist fires at German tanks.
Panzerfausts are used by German soldiers in At Sunrise.
Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
A German soldier carries a Panzerfaust at the background.
A German soldier fires a Panzerfaust. It looks like a real Panzerfaust is used in this scene.
45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
A 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) is seen in The Cry of Cranes.
M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
A PT-76 and BTR-40 appear as German tank and APC.
A close view at PT-76 turret. A machine gun is seen near the barrel of the gun, but it's impossible to identify if this is an SGMT (on the early versions of PT-76) or PKT (on the late versions).
A fake German tank. It is based on the AT-P armored tractor, and the turret is a mockup.