Squadron No. 5 (Eskadrilya No. 5)
Squadron No. 5 (Eskadrilya No. 5) is a Soviet 1939 B&W war movie directed by Abram Room. This is one of so-called "defence movies", filmed in 1938-1939, started with Esli zavtra voyna. Eskadrilya No. 5 depicts a Nazi Germany invasion in USSR and and the following victorious operations of Soviet bomber squadron, equipped with SB-2 bombers. During the raid on German airfields one of the Soviet bombers is shot down, and two surviving crewmembers, Mayor Pyotr Grishin (Nikolai Garin) and Captain Aleksandr Nesterov (Boris Bezgin), land on enemy territory. Assisted by a group of German Communists, Soviet pilots disguise themselves as high rank Wehrmacht officers, infiltrate in the headquarters of air base, hidden under ground, and direct a new successfull attack of Soviet bombers.
The following weapons were used in the film Squadron No. 5 (Eskadrilya No. 5):
Nagant M1895 revolvers are service sidearms of Soviet pilots. When Mayor Grishin (Nikolai Garin) and Captain Nesterov (Boris Bezgin) land on enemy territory, they hold their Nagants until dressing in German uniform. Then they give the revolvers to German Communists and carry FN Model 1900 pistols instead, but in the final scene Grishin and Nesterov again use Nagants during their escape from underground air base.
FN Model 1900
FN Model 1900 pistols are used by most German officers, including Gen. Hofer (Viktor Gromov), and by German Communist resistance fighters. When Grishin and Nesterov disguise themselves as German officers, they also carry FN Model 1900s.
One of German Communists is seen with a Steyr M1912 pistol. In the final scene Col. Horn (Yakov Zaslavsky) uses a Steyr in shootout with Grishin and Nesterov.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Soviet border guards and paratroopers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
German soldiers are armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles, mostly fitted with bayonets.
Each SB-2 bomber carries four Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS machine guns: twin mounting in nose, manned by navagator, single in dorsal and single in ventral position.
PV-1 machine guns are mounted on I-15bis fighter planes that stand for German planes.
When a group of German Communist resistance fighters is hunted down by Sturmabteilung, the Communists use stick hand grenades to break the encircling. The grenades are seen very briefly and unclear but they are possibly training version of RGD-33.