|Treasures of the Flaming Cliffs|
(Sokrovishcha pylayushchikh skal)
||Dovzhenko Film Studios
Treasures of the Flaming Cliffs (direct translation of the original title Sokrovishcha pylayushchikh skal) is a 1969 Soviet adventure movie, directed by Yevgeni Sherstobitov. Twelve years old boy Fedya Kravchenko participates in the voyage of a Soviet oceanographic vessel. During the visit on an island at the African coast Fedya is involved in a quest for the treasures of ancient temple, located somewhere on the island, together with the rebels against the colonial rule, while the local governor sends a squad of mercenaries to intercept the rebels and get the treasures.
The following weapons were used in the film Treasures of the Flaming Cliffs (Sokrovishcha pylayushchikh skal):
Both Dau (Lado Tskhvariashvili), the leader of rebels, and the chief mercenary (Nikolay Zaseev-Rudenko) carry M1911-style pistols, most likely M1911A1s.
World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
The chief mercenary draws his pistol.
Dau carries visually modified PPS-43
and a pistol in holster.
PPS-43 (visually modified)
Visually modified PPS-43 SMGs are main weapons of both rebels and mercenaries. The props have the barrel covers removed and used to make side mounted foregrips; the barrels are fitted with Cutts compensators of Thompson SMG. Most PPS-43s use unusually short magazines.
PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Dau's second in command (Robert Zotov) carries a PPS-43. Note the perforated side mounted foregrip.
A mercenary at the left holds a PPS-43.
A closeup of the SMG. Short magazine is seen.
Mercenaries with Thompson M1928A1 and PPS-43. Both SMGs are fitted with side foregrips.
A rebel fires his SMG in the final scene.
Mercenaries also use Thompson M1928A1 SMGs. They have wooden handguards removed, and some are fitted with same side foregrips as PPS-43s.
M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP. This specimen has the sling swivel relocated to the top of the stock, a modification often made to Thompsons in British service.
Governor's guards hold Thompsons. This is the only scene where intact Thompsons appear; all other props lack handguards.
A mercenary in center carries a Thompson.
The chief mercenary (Nikolay Zaseev-Rudenko
) fires a Thompson at rebels on top of the cliff. The side foregrip is seen.
Mercenaries with Thompson and PPS-43. Both SMGs are fitted with side foregrips.
An unusual way of holding Thompson.
Rifles and Assault Rifles
Unidentified sniper rifle
Mercenary sniper (Valery Panarin) is armed with a bolt action hunting or sporting bolt action rifle with a box magazine and sniper scope. The rifle is fitted with Cutts compensator.
The sniper holds his rifle at the right.
A good view of the rifle.
In one scene a mercenary carries a Sturmgewehr 44 that lacks magazine.
Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
Second from the right man carries an StG 44.
MG42 machine guns are seen in several scenes.
MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG42 is mounted on BTR-40 APC of the governor's guards.
A mercenary carries an MG42.