Sixty Days (Shestdesyat dney)

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Sixty Days (Shestdesyat dney)
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Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mikhail Shapiro
Release Date 1940 (released 1943)
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Evgeny Antonov Nikolay Cherkasov
Pyotr Pugachyov Valentin Yantsat
The director of institute Boris Zhukovsky
Lusya Zoya Fyodorova
Maj. Davydov Grigoriy Lyubimov
Capt. Glazov Ivan Nazarov


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):

Contents


Handguns

Nagant M1895

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.

Tokarev TT-33

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.

Rifles

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.
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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.

Simonov AVS-36

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/SVT-40.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

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.
A Maxim on position.

Degtyaryov DP-27

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.
A soldier fires a DP-27.

Degtyaryov DT

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.

Other Weapons

Training Grenade

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.

Trivia

76.2mm M1927 Gun

76.2mm M1927 regimental guns are used for infantry support.

An M1927 gun on position.
A close view.

T-37 Light Tank

A pair of T-37 light swimming tanks support the attack of Antonov's company.

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