Talk:Attack on Leningrad
Wrong description of the Mosin Nagant bayonets
Those are tube mount bayonets like many of the 19th century long guns have. When not in use, the soldiers flip the bayonet around and mount it backwards. It is NOT a side folding bayonet and the 'weird plug' at the end of the rifle is merely the tube mount for the bayonet, except that it is mounted backwards to keep it with the rifle. MoviePropMaster2008 13:39, 5 September 2011 (CDT)
Thanks for the remarks, much appreciated. I initially thought the M91/30 bayonets, when not affixed to the rifle, were carried 'sword like' so your explanation makes perfect sense in explaining the plugs I could not identify.
In the meantime, I also revised the descriptions to make good for your explanation and I deleted the M44 rifle entry for this movie. On closer examination they did turn out to be M91/30 rifles after all.--PeeWee055 04:47, 6 September 2011 (CDT)
Not sure the second picture of the Maxim is actually one. It seems like the receiver is too narrow (top to bottom) being about the same width as the jacket, more like a Vickers gun. Also, when a Maxim is mounted on a tripod rather than a wheeled carriage, the gun is supported on the water jacket a few inches forward of the receiver, rather than at the front of the receiver as seen here. --commando552 06:00, 7 September 2011 (CDT)
The plot of the movie sounds alot like the project Sergio Leone (the guy who did those Spaghetti Westerns) was planning before he died in 1989. Is there any connection? BeardedHoplite 20:15, 17 September 2011 (CDT)
I was thinking the same thing. Things that make you go hmmmmm. --Jcordell 15:01, 18 September 2011 (CDT)