Slingboy

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Slingboy
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DVD Cover
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Karel Kachyna
Release Date 1960
Language Czech
German
Slovak
Russian
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
František Bureš Michal Koblic
Cpl. Krupka Vladimír Hlavatý
Pfc. Šamonil Gustáv Valach
Pvt. Pekárek Vladimír Mensík
Pvt. Valda Heller Oldrich Musil
Pvt. Imrich Gallo Martin Tapák
1st Lt. Zlonický Stanislav Remunda
Sgt. Kvačil Frantisek Krahulík
Sgt. Maj. Sodoma Milan Holubár
Major Kubeš Miroslav Holub



Slingboy (Original: Práče) is a 1960 Czech black-and-white war movie directed by Karel Kachyna. The story begins at the end of WWII, when a small orphan boy, František Bureš (Michal Koblic), who was liberated from a concentration camp, arrives in the rear unit of Czechoslovak army. He becomes the unit's mascot, and is given the nickname "Slingboy", after Czech boys who had fought with slingshots in the Czech Hussite armies of the 15th century.


The following guns were used in the film Slingboy:

Contents



Nagant M1895 Revolver

Major Kubeš (Miroslav Holub) (right) carries in the holster on a belt probably a Nagant M1895 Revolver.

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N
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PPSh-41

The basic weapon of the Czechoslovak soldiers in the USSR is a PPSh-41 submachine gun.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Two tankers stand guards their techniques with PPSh-41 submachine guns.
Artillery Sgt. Kvačil (Frantisek Krahulík) carries a PPSh-41 submachine gun on his back.
A driver of truck with the laundry (Svatopluk Skládal) is also armed with PPSh-41.
German spy (Jindrich Narenta) disguised as a Soviet soldier (middle) is equipped with a PPSh-41.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35 round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
PPSh 41 with stick magazine in the armory of unit include Pfc. Šamonil.
Pfc. Šamonil (Gustáv Valach) in combat action with his gun.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

A lot of Czechoslovak soldiers at the end of the war were armed with Mosin Nagant M44 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mmR.
A Czechoslovak soldier carries Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine on his shoulder.
František (Michal Koblic) took a rifle from the armory squad ...
... and went to learn to shoot at the fields firing range.
1st Lt. Zlonický (Stanislav Remunda) teached to František, how to shoot.
Pvt. Imrich Gallo (Martin Tapák) sneaks with a rifle in combat action.
Pvt. Pekárek (Vladimír Mensík) (right) fired his rifle. To the left of him Pvt. Heller (Oldrich Musil) going to use grenades.

RGD-33 Stick Grenade

Czechoslovak soldiers qre equipped with Soviet RGD-33 Stick Grenades.

RGD-33 High-Explosive Fragmentation stick grenade
Soldiers from the laundry room received allocation of grenades into combat action.
Pvt. Imrich Gallo (Martin Tapák) throws a grenade on Germans shelter. On right of him shoots his rifle Cpl. Krupka (Vladimír Hlavatý).

Panzerfaust

On the platform in a concentration camp lay a Panzerfaust.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
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German landmine

František (Michal Koblic) found in the forest a German landmine.

Slingboy-mine.jpg

152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20)

František (Michal Koblic) is based on the Czechoslovak artillery 152 mm howitzer.

Slingboy-M1937.jpg

T-34 tanks

Around a Czechoslovak military laundry droved Soviet T-34 tanks.

Slingboy-T-34.jpg



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