Parade of the Planets (Parad planet)

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Parade of the Planets (Parad planet)
Parad planet poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vadim Abdrashitov
Release Date 1984
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
German Ivanovich Kostin Oleg Borisov
Sultan Sergey Shakurov
Afonin Sergey Nikonenko
Spirkin Aleksandr Pashutin
Ivan Pukhov Pyotr Zaychenko
Slonov Aleksei Zharkov
The Chemist Boris Romanov


Parade of the Planets (Parad planet) is a 1984 Soviet philosophical drama movie by Vadim Abdrashitov. The only part of the movie where the firearms are seen is the opening episode when the main characters are serving in the Soviet Army as the gun-crew and participate in the maneuvers.


The following weapons were used in the film Parade of the Planets (Parad planet):

Contents


Assault Rifles

AKM

Most of the main characters - Afonin (Sergey Nikonenko), Sultan (Sergey Shakurov), Spirkin (Aleksandr Pashutin), Pukhov (Pyotr Zaychenko) and Slonov (Aleksei Zharkov) - are armed with AKM assault rifles during their army service as the gun-crew.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
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The main characters carry AKMs when they prepare the D-44 AT gun for battle.
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A good view on the white blank adapter in the muzzle of Pukhov's AKM.
The gun crewmembers carry 6Kh4 bayonets in scabbards on the belts.

AK-74

AK-74 assault rifles are briefly seen in the scene when the soldiers are running in gas masks.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
The typical muzzle brake of the AK-74 is seen in center.

Machine Guns

RPK

Several RPKs are seen in the scene when the soldiers are running in gas masks.

RPK Light Machine Gun with 40 round magazine - 7.62x39mm
The barrel, bipod and magazine are seen.
The barrel with folded bipod are seen in center.
The barrel with folded bipod is seen at the background.

RPK-74

At least one RPK-74 is also seen in the same scene.

RPK-74 with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm
The muzzle brake allows to differ RPK-74 from RPK.

KPVT

KPVT machine guns are main weapons of BRDM-2 armored patrol cars.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
The barrels of the KPVT machine guns can be seen on two BRDM-2. PKT machine guns on T-55 tank and BRDM-2 armored cars aren't seen.

Trivia

Makarov PM Holsters

The Soviet Army officers, notably Sr. Lt. German Ivanovich Kostin (Oleg Borisov), carry holsters for Makarov PM pistols. The holsters seem to be empty.

PM holster is seen on the belt of Kostin. It looks flat and empty.
Kosint and an unnamed Captain (Mikhail Kislov) (at the left) carry PM holsters.

Artillery

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85mm D-44 AT gun. The main characters of the movie served as its gun-crew.
76.2mm ZIS-3 gun (at the left) is seen during the night march.

Armor

T-55 tank (armed with 100mm D-10TS2 gun and 7.62mm PKT MG), two BRDM-2 armored patrol cars (armed with 14.5mm KPVT heavy MG and 7.62mm PKT MG) and two PMM-2 amphibious bridging and ferry tracked vehicles.
A T-55 tank.


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