|Spring Conscription (Vesenniy prizyv)
||Gorkiy Film Studio
|Pvt. Alik Polukhin
|Pvt. Sergey Konov
|Sr. Lieutenant, company commander
Spring Conscription (a direct translation of original title Vesenniy prizyv) is a Soviet 1977 (filmed 1976) movie directed by Pavel Lyubimov. A group of conscripts of Soviet Army comprehend the military service under the command of seasoned Sgt. Karpenko.
The following weapons were used in the film Spring Conscription (Vesenniy prizyv):
In most scene Soviet Army soldiers are armed with AK-74 assault rifles, brand new for 1976. Possibly it's the first appearance of AK-74 on screen.
Soldiers with AK-74s in a lorry.
Soldiers leave the lorry, holding their AK-74s. In next scene the unit carries AKMs
instead of AK-74s (see below).
AK-74s are seen while the unit is on rest.
The unit on march. Soldiers carry AK-74s and 6Kh4 bayonets in scabbards (these bayonets were issued for both AKM and AK-74).
Another view of the scene.
A full view of Sgt. Karpenko's AK-74. Next moment his AK-74 switches to AKM.
Soldiers march with AK-74s and an RPG-7
Pvt. Volynets (Aleksandr Postnikov) holds an AK-74 during the ceremony of military oath.
In several scenes soldiers carry AKMs instead of AK-74s. Some are fitted with orange bakelite magazines.
When the soldiers help to pull a car out of the water, AK-74s, seen in previous scene, switch to AKMs.
The same scene. Most soldiers carry AKMs with orange plastic magazines.
In the scene on training ground Pvt. Alik Polukhin (Igor Kostolevskiy
) holds an AKM, fitted with blank firing adapter.
Polukhin holds the AKM on shooting range.
Another view of Karpenko's AKM.
An RPG-7 is seen in one scene.
A soldier at far left carries an RPG-7.
The barrel of RPG-7 with folded front sight is seen at the right.
Soviet Army officers carry Makarov PM holsters. These holsters appear to be empty.
A Captain (Vadim Kondratev) at the right carries a definitly empty PM holster.
Company commander Sr. Lt. (Boris Morozov) carries a definitly empty PM holster. A soldier next to him carries a perfectly seen 6Kh4 bayonet in scabbard.
BMP-1 AIFVs are seen in several scenes.
BMP-1 on training ground.
Two BMP-1 are seen at the background.