|The End of "Saturn" (Konets "Saturna")
Original Theatrical Poster
The End of "Saturn" (Konets "Saturna") is a Soviet 1968 (filmed 1967) B&W spy movie directed by Villen Azarov and based on the novel by Vasili Ardamatsky. It is the second movie of the trilogy, preceded by Way into "Saturn" (Put v "Saturn") (1967) and followed by The Battle After the Victory (Boy posle pobedy) (1972). The main character of the trilogy, Soviet intellegence agent Krylov (Mikhail Volkov) infiltrates the German intelligence center "Saturn". He participates in disinformation operation that leads to neutralizing of the activities of "Saturn".
The following weapons were used in the film The End of "Saturn" (Konets "Saturna"):
Luger P08 are seen in holsters of several German officers.
The head of "Saturn" Col. Gustav von Klee (Vladimir Pokrovskiy
) carries a Luger (a typical grip can be seen) in TT holster.
Krylov-Kramer (Mikhail Volkov) uses a Walther P38 pistol when he fires at escaping Andronov.
PPSh-41 are used by Soviet partisan.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Two PPSh-41s are seen on the wall in partisans headquarters.
A partisan fires his PPSh.
German soldiers carry MP40 SMGs in several scenes. During partisans attack Olkhovnikov (Nikolay Grabbe) is armed with an MP40. Maj. Wilhelmy (Nikolai Prokopovich) uses an MP40 when firing at escaping Andronov.
Soldiers with MP40s are seen during the evacuation of "Saturn".
Olkhovnikov fires his MP40.
Some of retreating German soldiers carry MP40s.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are seen in hands of NKVD soldiers.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
soldiers with M91/30 rifles guard the radio operators.
Retreating German soldiers carry various rifles, some of which appear to be Karabiner 98k.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Some soldiers, notably the one at the left, carry supposed 98k rifles.
A soldier at the left carries a supposed 98k.
A soldier at the left carries a 98k rifle.
Some German soldiers carry Mauser-style rifles that appear to be too long for 98k. They cannot be identified for sure.
A soldier, third from the left, carries a long Mauser.
In the same scene a soldier carries a full-length rifle that has a short side mounted stacking rod that can be seen on French Lebel Mle 1886 and Berthier Rifles and on Austrian Mannlicher M1895.
A soldier in center carries a rifle with visible stacking rod.
Soviet partisans use a Maxim M1910/30 machine gun.
Maxim with Sokolov wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR
German soldiers use MG34 machine guns, mounted on BTR-152 armoured personnel carriers, in several scenes.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG34 is mounted on a BTR-152 (standing for a German half-track APC), escorting the car of the chief of the Abwehr
Admiral Wilhelm Canaris.
An MG34 is mounted on BTR-152.
An MG34 on BTR-152 is seen during the attack of the German column.
An officer of "Saturn" Hauptmann
(Capt.) Mikhail Nikolaevich Andronov (Grigoriy Gai
) carries a TT-33
Capt. Greta Schonemann (Lyudmila Shaposhnikova), the head of female division of "Saturn", carries a holster for compact pistol (in center).
152mm ML-20 gun-howitzers are seen in documentary footage.
122mm A-19 guns are seen in documentary footage.
rocket launchers are seen in documentary footage.
A BTR-40 (seen at the left) stands for a German half-track APC.
A BTR-152 stands for a German half-track APC.
Abandoned BTR-152 and SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad
half-track motorcycle during the attack of the German column.
What appears to be some version of StuG III assault gun is seen at the background.
An abandoned Pz.III Ausf J, armed with a long 5cm gun, is seen at the background.
A abandoned armoured vehicle is seen at the background. It appears to be a half-track APC Sd.Kfz.250, possibly a command or observation variant as it has a large superstructure.
SU-85 or SU-100 tank destroyer is seen in documentary footage.
ISU-152 SPG is seen in documentary footage.
T-34 tanks are seen in documentary footage.