|The Naval Mettle|
The Naval Mettle (Morskoy kharakter) is a Soviet 1970 war movie directed by Vasili Zhuravlyov and based on several stories by Leonid Sobolev. The story depicts the participation of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet Marines in the defence of the city of Odessa in 1941.
The following weapons are seen in the movie The Naval Mettle (Morskoy kharakter):
Several Soviet officers carry TT-33 pistols. They are mostly seen in holsters.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
In one scene a German officer is seen with a Walther P38.
Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Shpagin SPSh Flare Pistol
An SPSh Flare Pistol is used by Tatyana (Lyudmila Gladunko).
Russian SPSh Flare Pistol 26.5mm
Tatyana loads her SPSh...
Many Soviet Marines are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs with drum magazines.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Andrey Krotkikh with a PPSh.
German soldiers carry MP40 SMGs.
A German officer fires an MP40.
A German soldier with MP40.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 full-lenght rifles are seen in hands of Soviet Marines and infantry soldiers.
Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A Marine with a M1891/30 rifle with bayonet in attack.
A Marine hits a German soldier with the buttstock of his rifle.
A Marine with a M1891/30 rifle is seen at the background.
Many Soviet Marines are armed with Tokarev SVT-40 rifles.
Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
A Marine with SVT escorts German POWs.
Two SVTs are seen at the foreground, one of them is with sword bayonet.
Marines with STVs in attack.
Soviet Marines use Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns.
DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim M1910 machine gun is seen in one scene. It can be indetified by its smooth water-jacket that is typical for Maxims manufactured during the WW1 and in early 1920s.
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim M1910 is mounted on a rowboat.
Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Soviet Marines.
Maxim 1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Marine fires a Maxim M1910/30.
MG34s are used by German soldiers.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG34 is seen on German positions.
A barrel of MG34 is seen.
German soldiers fire MG34.
Goryunov SGMB, pedestal mounted version of Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun, are mounted on BTR-60P. They are seen in post-war scene.
Goryunov SGMB, mounted on BTR-152 - 7.62x54mm R
DShK heavy machine gun is mounted on a patrol boat.
DShK on naval mounting - 12.7x108mm
A DShK is seen on the bow of a patrol boat.
A barrel of DShK can be seen.
KPV heavy machine guns are seen in naval mountings.
A twin 2M-5 mounting is used on Project 123K torpedo boats.
KPV heavy machine gun in 2M-5 twin naval mounting - 14.5x114mm
A 14.5-mm 2M-5 is seen on the stern of a torpedo boat.
Another vesion of twin mounting is a 2M-7, used on patrol boats.
KPV heavy machine gun in 2M-7 twin naval mounting - 14.5x114mm
A 14,5-mm 2M-7 is seen on the bow of a patrol boat.
37-mm V-11 AA twin mountings, naval version of 61-K, are seen on a Soviet cruiser.
37-mm V-11 twin naval automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
V-11 AA guns fire at German planes.
Petty officer Guschin (Eduard Izotov
) is seen next to the barrels of his V-11.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 24 Stielhandgranates are used by German soldiers.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
A German soldier readies to throw a grenade but is shot.
A German officer holds a Walther P38
and a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
Dummy Hand Grenade
A hand grenade is carried by Andrey Krotkikh (Boris Tokarev) during the training. It is supposed to be a dummy mockup used for basic training.
Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
Triple 180-mm turrets on the Kirov
-class cruiser of the Soviet Navy.
100-mm B-34 AA gun on the Kirov
-class cruiser of the Soviet Navy.
T-34 tanks are viually modified to resemble German tanks.
PT-76 amphibious light tanks are seen in post-war scene.