Under a Stone Sky

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Under a Stone Sky
Under en steinhimmel
Pod kamennym nebom
Under a Stone Sky DVD.jpg
Russian Edition DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
NOR.jpg Norway
Directed by Knut Andersen
Igor Maslennikov
Release Date 1974
Language Russian
Norwegian
German
Studio Lenfilm Studio
Teamfilm AS
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ordføreren Arne Lie
Astrid Veslemøy Haslund
Hjalmar Bernhard Ramstad
Eldar Kåre Tannvik
Lyosha Vasiljev Nikolay Burlyaev
Lt. Kravtsov Evgeni Leonov
Oberst Hoffmeyer Anatoly Solonitsyn


Under a Stone Sky (Norwegian title Under en steinhimmel, Russian title Pod kamennym nebom) is a 1974 Norwegian-Soviet war movie directed by Knut Andersen and Igor Maslennikov. The story takes place in october 1944 in Finnmark (North Norway) and depicts the saving of the people of the town of Kirkenes by Norwegian Resistance and Soviet forces.


The following weapons were used in the film Under a Stone Sky:

Contents


Handguns

Luger P08

German officers are armed with Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
German officer holds P08 pistol.
Oberst (Colonel) Hoffmeyer (Anatoly Solonitsyn) with his P08 pistol.

Submachine guns

PPSh-41

Most Soviet soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns. Hjalmar (Bernhard Ramstad) uses PPSh-41 in the final scene.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Petja Potapov (Viktor Ilyichyov) (at the left) and Nikolay (Nikolay Sergijenko) (at the right) with PPSh-41 submachine guns.
Yashka's (Oleg Yankovskiy) PPSh-41 and Grigory Ivanovich's (Fyodor Odinokov) Degtyaryov DP-28.
A close view on PPSh-41.
Hjalmar (Bernhard Ramstad) with PPSh-41.

MP40

Many German soldiers are seen with MP40 submachine guns. Lt. Kravtsov (Evgeni Leonov), commander of Soviet commando group, also is armed with MP40. Eldar (Kåre Tannvik) and Lyosha Vasiljev (Nikolay Burlyaev) use MP40s in the final scene.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
A German soldier with MP40.
Vasiljev (Nikolay Burlyaev) (at the left) and Eldar (Kåre Tannvik) (at the right) load their MP40s.
Vasiljev carries his MP40.
A close view on Kravtsov's MP40.
Wounded Grigory Ivanovich (Fyodor Odinokov) holds Kravtsov's MP40 while Kravtsov fires Degtyaryov DP-28.

MP38

Several German soldiers are seen with MP38 submachine guns.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
A German soldier with MP38.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Some of German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
German soldiers with 98k rifles.
German soldiers with 98k rifles and MP40 submachine guns.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle

M1891/30 rifles are sometimes seen in hands of Soviet soldiers. Several German soldiers are also armed with Mosin Nagant rifles which is historically correct because the German troops in Norway widely used Beutewaffen (captured weapon).

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R.
A Soviet soldier with Mosin Nagant rifle is seen at the background.
A German soldier at the right is armed with Mosin Nagant rifle.

Machine guns

Degtyaryov DP-28 Light Machine Gun

Th old soldier Grigory Ivanovich (Fyodor Odinokov) carries Degtyaryov DP-28 through the movie. In the final scene Lt. Kravtsov (Evgeni Leonov) takes DP-28 from wounded Grigory Ivanovich and fires it.

Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R.
Grigory Ivanovich (Fyodor Odinokov) carries DP-28.
Lt. Kravtsov (Evgeni Leonov) fires DP-28.
A close view on DP-28. Note Kravtsov's holster: it is for Tokarev TT-33 pistol but the pistol itself was never seen in the movie.

Other weapon

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Lyosha Vasiljev (Nikolay Burlyaev) use a Model 24 Stielhandgranate to blow up German wagon loaded with explosives.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
Vasiljev throws Model 24 grenade.



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