|Sixty Days (Shestdesyat dney)
Modern DVD Cover
||1940 (released 1943)
|The director of institute
Sixty Days (a direct translation of the original title Shestdesyat dney; also credired as 60 dney) is a Soviet 1940 (released in 1943) B&W comedy movie, directed by Mikhail Shapiro. Evgeny Antonov (Nikolay Cherkasov), a biology scientist, is called to retraining of reserve officers. At first he acts as a deeply civilian person without any military skills that lead to numerous comical situations. But during the maneuvers Antonov shows himself as talented officer and gains full victory over his long-time rival Pugachyov who commands "enemy" side.
The following weapons were used in the film Sixty Days (Shestdesyat dney):
Pyotr Pugachyov (Valentin Yantsat) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver in holster during the maneuvers.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
The grip of Nagant is seen in holster.
A TT-33 is briefly seen in hands of Antonov (Nikolay Cherkasov) during the attack. Other officers carry holsters for TT pistols but they seem rather flat and empty.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Antonov leads his soldiers in attack.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Most Red Army soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier holds an M91/30 rifle during the march through the forest.
Soldiers make a log road across the swamp. Most of them are armed with M91/30 rifles.
Soldiers release a 76.2mm M1927 gun from the bog. An M91/30 rifle is seen at the left.
A sentry with M91/30 rifle.
Red Army soldiers also carry AVS-36 automatic rifles with sword bayonets.
Simonov AVS-36 Rifle - 7.62x54R
Two soldiers with AVS-36 rifles report to Antonov.
Soldiers make a log road across the swamp. An AVS-36 is seen at the right.
A soldier with AVS-36 in ambush.
A soldier holds an AVS-36 at the left.
A soldier with AVS-36 in attack. The 15-shot magazine is longer and more curved than 10-shot magazine of SVT-38
Maxim M1910 machine guns are used by Red Army soldiers.
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A soldier carries the body of Maxim.
A reel for cartridge belt is seen.
The gunner assistant carries the Sokolov mount.
Soldiers carry Maxims on the log road across the swamp.
Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns are used by Red Army soldiers. The typical flash hiders are removed, possibly due to firing blanks.
Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier with DP-27 moves through the forest. The machine gun is unloaded.
Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on T-37 light tanks.
DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A T-37 supports the attack of infantry company.
During the attack soldiers use training grenades.
A soldier at the right throws a grenade. Another grenade is seen in midair.
45mm 53-K AT Gun
45mm 53-K AT guns are used by Antonov's company.
M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
Soldiers tug a 45mm gun on the log road across the swamp.
50mm RM-38 Mortar
Red Army soldiers are seen carrying RM-38 Mortars during the march through the forest.
Soviet 50-mm RM-38 Mortar
A soldier at the left carries a 50mm mortar with folded bipod and baseplate.
76.2mm M1927 Gun
76.2mm M1927 regimental guns are used for infantry support.
An M1927 gun on position.
T-37 Light Tank
A pair of T-37 light swimming tanks support the attack of Antonov's company.