Treasures of the Flaming Cliffs (Sokrovishcha pylayushchikh skal)
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):
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. Their appearance is apparently based on Halcón SMGs (which were used in Africa), such as M/1949 and ML-57.
Thompson M1928A1 (visually modified)
Mercenaries also use Thompson M1928A1 SMGs. They have wooden handguards removed, shorted buttstocks, and some are fitted with same side foregrips as PPS-43s. In this case, they apparently depicts an Halcón M/1943 or ML-63.
Rifles and Assault Rifles
TOZ-11 (visually modified)
Mercenary sniper (Valery Panarin) is armed with a bolt action rifle that appears to be TOZ .22 caliber rifle, fitted with fake large box magazine (possibly taken from ZB26), Cutts compensator from Thompson SMG and sniper scope (possibly 1930s vintage PE model). The shape of the stock allows to guess the rifle to be TOZ-11. The appearance of this weapon probably should have depicted M14.
In one scene a mercenary carries a Sturmgewehr 44 that lacks magazine.
MG42 machine guns are seen in several scenes.