|The Star |
The Star (Russian Title:Zvezda/Звезда) is a 2002 Russian film about a group of Soviet scouts working behind enemy lines during Operation Bagration in World War II. ('Zvezda' is a name of this special group). The film is directed by Nikolai Lebedev and based on a story by Emmanuil Kazakevich (the first screen adaptation of the story appeared in 1949).
The following weapons are seen in the film The Star (Zvezda):
Some German soldiers used Luger P08 pistols. One of the Russian scouts (Sgt. Mamochkin) also has this pistol.
German soldier holds his Luger P08
Sgt. Mamochkin (Aleksey Panin) prepares to shoot from his Luger P08
Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A few seconds later a German soldier shoots in Pvt. Vorobyov
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Note the smaller slide serrations. This TT was manufactured after WWII
A lot of German soldiers use MP40 submachine guns in this movie. Sgt. Mamochkin also prefers this submachine gun.
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Sgt. Mamochkin (Aleksey Panin) fires his MP40
Note this MP40 appears to be an airsoft version. Visually its caliber is less than 9-mm
PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
submachine gun with 71-round drum magazine
Sgt. Anikanov`s weapon of choice is the PPSh-41 submachine gun with 71-rounds drum magazine
Sgt. Brazhnikov (Yuri Laguta) prefers PPSh-41 submachine gun with 35-rounds stick magazine
Closeup of PPSh-41 charging handle with integrated safety and rear sights
PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Pvt. Vorobiev holds his PPS-43
Closeup of PPS-43. Note the blank cartridge
Mosin Nagant Rifle
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Pvt. Temdekov (Amadu Mamadakov
) demonstrates his shooting accuracy from Mosin rifle.
In the final scene of film full-length Mosin Nagant Rifles
with the bayonets are carried by most of the Russian soldiers
German soldiers use Karabiner 98k rifles with the straight bolt handle.
PK Machine Gun (modified to resemble MG34)
A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversions
Close up of fake MG34 flash hider
Note blank rounds in machine gun belt
MG-34 Machine Gun
In the film we can see some real MG34. But they never shown being fired.
MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with front and rear sights folded down
MG34 with 50 rounds belt drum box
Faux MG34 machine gun in a Tiger tank
DT machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
T-34-85 Soviet medium tank armed with the Degtyaryov DT
tank machine gun
DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
37-mm M1939 (61-K)
37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37×252SR
Only two German soldiers (must be more) discourage an air attack from uncharged 37-mm M1939 (61-K)
F-1 Hand Grenade
F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
RGD-5 Hand Grenade
RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
One German soldier uses this flamethrower. This flamethrower consists of an LPO-50 flamethrower's fuel tank, a Flammenwerfer 35-like barrel (but too long) and a fuel hose which is too thin.
76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)
M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm
Russian gunners fire ZiS-3 on the German positions
7.5 cm Pak 40
The 7.5 cm Pak 40 appears.
7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
Note that the gun is fully to the rear on its carriage indicating that the recoil system is either broken or absent.
Faux Tiger tank
The German Tiger tanks in the films were mockups built on Soviet T-44 and T-54 tank chassis. Possibly the same mock up seen in the film Osvobozhdenie (Liberation).
Faux Panther tank