Unknown Soldier, The (1985)

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The Unknown Soldier
Tuntematon sotilas
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Movie Poster
Country FIN.jpgFinland
Directed by Rauni Mollberg
Release Date December 6, 1985
Language Finnish
Russian
Main Cast
Character Actor
Koskela Risto Tuorila
Hietanen Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
Rokka Paavo Liski
Rahikainen Mika Mäkelä
Lahtinen Pertti Koivula
Vanhala Tero Niva


The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) is a 1985 Finnish war movie directed by Rauni Mollberg and is the second filming of the novel of the same name by Väinö Linna. The movie follows Finnish machine troops during the continuation war. In 2017 the movie was remade the third time by Aku Louhimies.


The following weapons were used in the film The Unknown Soldier:

Contents


Pistols

Luger P08

Finnish officers including 2nd Lieutenant Kariluoto (Pekka Ketonen) use Luger P08s.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Kariluoto holds his Luger.
He raises his Luger.
Finnish officer fires his pistol.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant P26

The majority of Finnish soldiers use Mosin Nagant P26 rifles. Soviet soldiers seem to use also this rifles standing for Mosin Nagant M91/30.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 3rd configuration - 7.62x54mm R.
The Finnish P26 looks the same.
The barrel and muzzle is seen.
Lehto (Pauli Poranen) chambers his rifle after he killed the Soviet prisoner.
Amother Finn works the bolt..
A Finn with his Mosin Nagant.
Lehto tries to reach his rifle.
The bolt is seen.

Mosin-Nagant M/39

Some soldiers are seen with Mosin-Nagant M/39 rifles.

Finnish Mosin-Nagant M/39 "Ukko-Pekka" - 7.62x54mm R
A blurred view of the rifle.
A Finn runs with his rifle.
Private Hauhia (Vesa Ala-Seppälä) unlockes his rifle...
...and takes aim.

Submachine Guns

Suomi KP/-31

Finnish and Soviet soldiers are armed with Suomi KP/-31s.

Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Rokka fires his KP/-31 at soviet soldiers.
A Soviet soldier gets shot while holding a KP/-31.
Another Soviet holds the gun.
Hietanen (Pirkka-Pekka Petelius; he portrayed Captain Kaarna in the 2017 version) fires the KP/-31.
Front view of his Kp.
Rokka empties his KP/-31 at a Soviet squad during the night.

Machine Guns

Maxim M/09-21

Finnish and Soviet MG-teams use Maxim M/09-21s.

Maxim M/09-21 - 7.62x54mmR
A Finn mans the Maxim.
Rear view of the Maxim team.
A Finn prepares an ambush.
Dead Lahtinen (Pertti Koivula) lies near his Maxim.

Maxim M/32-33

The Maxim M/32-33 is also used by Finnish troops. Rokka fires the Maxim from the hip after the river crossing.

Finnish Maxim M/32-33 - 7.62x54mmR
Rokka fires the Maxim after the river crossing.

Lahti-Saloranta LS/26

A Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 is briefly seen held by a Finnish soldier.

Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 - 7.62x54mm R
The mg on the left.

Hand Grenades

Harjoituskranaatti M/41

Finnish soldiers use Harjoituskranaatti M/41 ("practice grenade M41") instead of Varsikranaatti M/32 stick grenades.

Model 16 Stielhandgranate, the Harjoituskranaatti M/41 looks similar.
The grenades hang on a belt of a Finnish soldier.
Kariluoto with two stick grenades. Note the holes on the top.

Kasapanos Explosive Charge

4kg Kasapanos Explosive Charges are used by Finnish soldiers.

Lieutenant Koskela (Risto Tuorila) with his Kasapanos.
Finnish soldier holds the satchel charge.

Unknown Grenade

The Soviet soldier, who's taken a prisoner, has an unknown grenade.

Lehto takes his grenade.

Other

76.2-mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun

76.2-mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
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