Marine Battalion (Morskoy batalion), The

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The Marine Battalion (Morskoy batalion)
Morskoy batalion-Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer
Adolf Minkin
Release Date 1944
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergei Markin Andrei Abrikosov
Pyotr Yakovlev Pyotr Aleynikov
Varya Markina Lidiya Smirnova
Galya Tamara Alyoshina
Kurskiy Nikolai Dorokhin
Frolkin Aleksei Konsovsky


The Marine Battalion (Morskoy battalion) is a 1944 Soviet war movie directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer and Adolf Minkin. The movie depicts the story of Soviet Baltic Sea Fleet marines who defended Leningrad in 1941-1944.


The following weapons were used in the film The Marine Battalion (Morskoy batalion):

Contents


Handguns

TT-33

A Tokarev TT-33 pistol is used by Kurskiy (Nikolai Dorokhin).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
TT-33 in the hand of Kurskiy is seen behind Varya Markina (Lidiya Smirnova).

Luger P08

Luger P08 pistols are seen in hands of German officers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
A German officer with P08 in hand is shot by a Soviet marine.
A German officer with P08.

Submachine guns

PPSh-41

During the scenes that take place in Summer 1941 many Baltic Sea Fleet marines are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns. This is incorrect for 1941 but in 1943-44 PPSh-41 became more common. In a continuity error PPSh-41 and PPD-40 in hands of main characters are often switched to each over.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Sergei Markin (Andrei Abrikosov) with PPSh-41. Markin and other marines wear steel helmets M1936.
Sergei Markin and Pyotr Yakovlev (Pyotr Aleynikov) with PPSh-41s.
Sergei Markin with PPSh-41 and Kurskiy (Nikolai Dorokhin) with PPD-40.
A sailor (Nikolai Stepanov) with PPSh.

PPD-40

Several Baltic Sea Fleet marines are armed with PPD-40 submachine guns. In a continuity error PPSh-41 and PPD-40 in hands of main characters are often switched to each over.

Soviet PPD-40 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Sergei Markin (Andrei Abrikosov) with PPSh-41 and Kurskiy (Nikolai Dorokhin) with PPD-40.
Pyotr Yakovlev (Pyotr Aleynikov) carries PPD-40 behind his back.
Kurskiy with PPD-40 in hands.

PPS-43

PPS-43 submachine gun is seen in the scenes that take place in 1944.

Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Frolkin (Aleksei Konsovsky) with PPS-43.

MP40

Many German soldiers are armed with MP40 submachine guns. Soviet soldiers are also seen with captured MP40s.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
German soldiers with MP40 submachine guns.
German soldiers fire their MP40s.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Soviet infantry soldiers and marines are armed with full-length Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R.
Frolkin (Aleksei Konsovsky) with M1891/30 rifle.
A close view on the muzzle of M1891/30 rifle. Note that the bayonet is attached backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
Soviet soldiers fire their M1891/30 rifles.
Frolkin with his M1891/30 rifle with attached bayonet.
Soviet marines with M1891/30 rifles.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.

Degtyarev DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R.
A Soviet soldier carries a DP-27.
A Soviet soldier fires a DP-27.
Varya Markina (Lidiya Smirnova) fires a DP-27.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR.
Soviet soldiers carry disassembled Maxim M1910/30 machine guns. The machine guns are of pre-1941 manufacture, without a distinctive top hatch on cooling jacket.
Soviet marine fires Maxim M1910/30.
Soviet marines with Maxim M1910/30.

MG34

MG34 machine guns are used by German soldiers.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with front and rear sights folded down.
German soldier loads a MG34 machine gun.

DShK

DShK heavy machine guns on naval mounts are seen on Baltic Sea Fleet ships.

DShK on naval mounting - 12.7x108mm
DShK is mounted of a naval boat.

Other weapon

RGD-33 Stick Grenade

Soviet infantry soldiers and marines are seen with RGD-33 stick grenades, often in bundles.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Kurskiy (Nikolai Dorokhin) with a PPD-40 submachine gun and a bundle of RGD-33 grenades in hand.
Kurskiy with a bundle of RGD-33 grenades and Frolkin (Aleksei Konsovsky) with a single RGD-33 in hand.
Pyotr Yakovlev (Pyotr Aleynikov) throws RGD-33 grenade.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol

An OSP-30 Flare Pistol is used by a Soviet officer to signal his unit.

Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm.
Morskoy batalion-Flare-1.jpg

37 mm Automatic AA Gun 70-K

37 mm 70-K naval AA guns are seen on Baltic Sea Fleet ships. 70-K is a naval version of 61-K (M1939) gun.

37mm 70-K naval automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR.
70-K AA gun is seen on the stern of the patrol boat.
The sailors of cruiser Kirov maintain 70-K AA gun.
Two 70-K guns are located on the top of 180mm (7.1") triple turret of cruiser Kirov.

82mm BM-37 Mortar

Soviet 82 mm BM-37 Mortar stands for a German 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 Mortar.

Soviet 82mm BM-37 Mortar
German paratroopers fire a mortar.

45 mm AT Gun 53-K

45mm M1937 anti-tank gun is used by Soviet soldiers during the defence of a town in Summer 1941.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm.
45mm gun is located behind the barricade.

Trivia

180mm (7.1") triple turret of cruiser Kirov.
A close view on the muzzle of the 180mm naval gun.
German 17 cm Kanone 18 heavy gun fires on Leningrad. This gun is a real one, captured by Sovier army from Germans and used for filming.
Soviet OT-133 flame tank armed with KS-25 flamethrower. It is a modification on T-26 light tank.
Soviet T-70 light tank appears as German tank.
Lend-leased armored car M3 Scout Car appears as German armoured personnel carrier.



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