Pillbox (Dot)

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Pillbox (Dot)
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Country RUS.jpg Russia
UKR.jpg Ukraine
Directed by Anatoliy Mateshko
Release Date 2009
Language Russian
Studio Inter Media Production
Illusion Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Vladimir Leonov Evgeniy Ganelin
Gen. Gordeev Igor Livanov
Lt. Anna Tatyana Cherkasova
Starshina Semyon Kovsh Aleksandr Suvorov
Pvt. Stepan Shetikov Stanislav Melnik
Sgt. Aleksandr Kamarinsky Andrey Isaenko
Hauptmann Claus von Wuttke David Zimmerschied
Kurt Schweizer Sergey Kalantay


Pillbox (Dot) is a Russian-Ukrainian 2009 war movie directed by Anatoliy Mateshko. In September 1941 a small group of Soviet soldiers under command of Capt. Leonov are surrounded by German troops in a pillbox. A Soviet liaison plane is shot down in vicinity, and General Gordeev and female pilot Anna join the garrison of pillbox. An inexperienced but overconfident German Captain plans to capture the Soviet General at any cost.


The following weapons were used in the film Pillbox (Dot):

Contents


Handguns

Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 revolver is Capt. Leonov's (Evgeniy Ganelin) sidearm.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
Leonov holds a Nagant. The gun is seen blurry due to fast motion.

Tokarev TT-33

Gen. Gordeev (Igor Livanov) and female pilot Lt. Anna (Tatyana Cherkasova) are armed with TT-33 pistols. Gordeev's TT is lated seen in hands of Capt. Leonov (Evgeniy Ganelin) and Starshina Kovsh (Aleksandr Suvorov).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Gordeev draws his TT after the parachute landing.
Anna holds a TT.
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Leonov hands the TT to Kovsh.
TT on the table.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

A pair of PPSh-41 SMGs are used by all defenders of the pillbox, passed from hands to hands.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Starshina Kovsh (Aleksandr Suvorov) carries a PPSh.
Capt. Leonov (Evgeniy Ganelin) with PPSh.
Leonov's PPSh is seen at the wall.
Gen. Gordeev (Igor Livanov) holds a PPSh, leaning it at his wounded arm.
Kovsh fires PPSh in the night scene.

MP38

Some German soldiers are armed with MP38 SMGs.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A soldier with MP38 is seen at the left.

MP40

Some German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A soldier with MP40 is seen at the right.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Sgt. Kamarinsky (Andrey Isaenko) is often seen with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle. In the final scene his rifle is used by Starshina Kovsh (Aleksandr Suvorov).

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Kamarinsky carries the rifle on sling.
Kamarinsky holds his rifle at night.
Kovsh fires.

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier with a 98k rifle watches the air fight.
A soldier at the right holds a 98k rifle.
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Soldiers with Karabiner 98k rifles in attack.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A Degtyaryov DP-27 is mostly used by Starshina Kovsh (Aleksandr Suvorov). In one scene Pvt. Shetikov (Stanislav Melnik) uses a DP-27.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
Kovsh fires a DP at attacking German infantry.
Another view of Kovsh firing a DP.

Maxim M1910/30

The main weapon, mounted in the pillbox, are two Maxim machine guns. One of them is a Maxim M1910/30 with post-1940 cooling jacket.

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1940 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Pvt. Shetikov (Stanislav Melnik) fires a Maxim.
A closer view of the barrel.
Both M1910/30 (at the left) and M1910 (at the right) Maxims are seen.
Starshina Kovsh (Aleksandr Suvorov) fires a Maxim.
Sgt. Kamarinsky (Andrey Isaenko) fires Maxim.

Maxim M1910

The second Maxim machine gun has a smooth cooling jacket that allows to identify it as Maxim M1910.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Both M1910/30 (at the left) and M1910 (at the right) Maxims are seen.
Capt. Leonov (Evgeniy Ganelin) fires a Maxim.
Pvt. Shetikov (Stanislav Melnik) readies a Maxim.
Leonov fires a Maxim in the final scene.

MG34

An MG34 is seen in German trenches.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Hauptmann von Wuttke stands next to the MG34.
The MG34 readies to support the night attack.

Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades are briefly seen carried by German soldiers.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
An M24 grenade is seen in German trench.

Flammenwerfer 41

German soldiers use a pair of Flammenwerfer 41 flamethrowers in a night attack on the pillbox. They appear to be mockups, possibly the same, seen in Dnieper Line: Love and War and The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost).

Flammenwerfer 41 flamethrower
German soldiers use Flammenwerfers.
A closer view.
The fuel tank is seen.

SPSh Flare Pistol

In one scene Hauptmann von Wuttke (David Zimmerschied) fires a flare pistol to signal the attack. It is seen unclear but the general shape matches Soviet SPSh Flare Pistol rather than any of German flare pistols.

Russian SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
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