Tali-Ihantala 1944 is a 2007 Finnish war movie about the Battle of Tali-Ihantala in 1944 between Finland and the Soviet Union. Director Åke Lindman (Beyond the Front Line) tells the Finnish fight for independence in the Second World War with this film. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala is considered the largest battle ever struck in Northern Europe. The characters and actions are based on true events and stories of veterans.
The following weapons were used in the film Tali-Ihantala 1944:
A Finnish captain uses a Lahti L-35 pistol.
A few Finnish officers are seen with a Luger P08.
A Finnish soldier is briefly seen with a Russian Nagant 1895 Revolver. A Soviet officer is later seen with the revolver.
Finnish soldiers use Finnish M39 as their main battle rifle.
The Finnish Civil Guard M/28M/28-30 is also seen used by Finnish soldiers.
Mosin Nagant P26
Soviet and soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant P26 rifles standing for Russian variants. Some Finnish soldiers are also seen with this rifle.
A Tokarev SVT-40 Rifle is briefly seen in the hands of a Soviet soldier.
The majority of the Finnish army is armed with Suomi KP/-31s.
PPSh-41s are used by Soviet soldiers. Some PPSh-41s are equipped with 35 round stick magazines.
A PPS-43 is held by a Soviet soldier riding a T34/85.
Some Soviet soldiers are armed with PPD-40 SMGs.
Finnish and Soviet soldiers are seen with DP-28s.
Finnish heavy machine gun teams are armed with a Maxim M/09-21.
A Maxim M/32-33 is also used by Finnish troops.
The secondary weapons of the T-34s are Degtyaryov DTs. The Finnish StuGs are also armed with these machine guns, which is historically correct as the Finnish army had replaced the original MG34 with the DT on these vehicles during WW2. These StuGs are also seen in the 2004 movie Beyond the Front Line.
OF-15 Hand Grenade
Finnish soldiers use French OF-15 Hand Grenades with m/35 fuses.
Kasapanos Explosive Charge
The Finnish tank commander uses a Kasapanos Explosive Charge to defend his tank from advancing Soviet soldiers.
A Soviet soldier attacks a Finnish tank with a RGD-33 stick grenade.
Some Finnish soldiers use Panzerfausts to take out Soviet tanks.
Nearly at the end of the movie some Finnish soldiers are armed with Panzerschrecks.
5 cm Pak 38
Finnish soldiers are seen preparing 5 cm Pak 38s before the Battle of Tali Ihantala.
7.5 cm Pak 40
A 7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun is also seen used by the Finns.
45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
A destroyed 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) is seen on the street.
152 H 88-37
Finnish army uses German 152 H 88-37 howitzers.
The Finnish army in the movie uses real StuGs.
Finnish and the Soviet army are also use real T-34/76
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Focke- Wulf Fw 190 replicas made by the German company Flug Werk are seen from the German Detachment "Kuhlmey".