White Crows (Belye vorony)

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White Crows (Belye vorony)
Belye Vorony.jpg
Modern Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Lyubomudrov
Release Date 1989
Language Russian
Studio Studio Ekran
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aleksey Vasilyev Aleksandr Kulyamin
Pavel Prokhorov Aleksandr Vysokovskiy
Nastya Anna Tikhonova
Viktor Akimovich Gennadi Korolkov
Militsiya Capt. Tamara Nikolaevna Pronina Natalya Egorova
Pyotr Nikolaevich Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov
Nikolay Ivanovich Polovnyak Aleksandr Solovyov


White Crows (a direct translation of the original title Belye vorony; this Russian idiom has meaning similar to English "black sheep") is a Soviet 1989 (filmed 1988) made for TV action movie directed by Vladimir Lyubomudrov. Two young men, Aleksey Vasilyev and Pavel Prokhorov, return to their native town after service in Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Aleksey finds out that his bride Nastya became a victim of rape. The rapist is the driver and trusted person of high rank official who uses his position to close the case. Facing with corruption and lawlessness, Vasiliev and Prokhorov decide to establish justice by themselves.


The following weapons were used in the film White Crows (Belye vorony):

Contents


Pistols

TT-33

The rapist Nikolay Polovnyak (Aleksandr Solovyov), who is the driver of the first secretary of town Party Committee, secretly owns a TT-33. His pistol is found by Pavel Prokhorov (Aleksandr Vysokovskiy) and used by Pavel and Aleksey Vasilyev (Aleksandr Kulyamin).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version
Pavel finds the TT, hidden in the car.
Pavel checks the pistol.
The pistol on Pavel's bed.
Aleksey holds the TT.
Aleksey aims.
Aleksey fires at Polovnyak who tries to escape after hitting Aleksey's motorcycle with a car.

Makarov PM

Militsiya personnel carry Makarov PM pistols in holsters.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
GAI (road police) inspector Sr. Lt. Sergey Petrovich (Sergei Prokhanov) carries a PM holster.
A Militsiya officer carries a PM in open-top holster (such kind of holsters wasn't common in Soviet law enforcement agencies). A pistol grip is seen.
A Militsiya officer, escorting arrested Aleksey Vasilyev, carries a duty holster. A small portion of pistol grip can be seen.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Nastya's father Viktor Akimovich (Gennadi Korolkov), a railway security guard, is seen with a Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Belye vorony-Mosin-1.jpg
Viktor Akimovich on guard of a railroad bridge.

Assault Rifles

AK-74

AK-74 assault rifles are seen in documentary footage of the Afghan war.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
A Soviet soldier with AK-74.

AKS-74

AKS-74 assault rifles are seen in documentary footage of the Afghan war.

AKS-74 with Bakelite magazine - 5.45x39mm
Belye vorony-AK-3.jpg
Soviet paratroopers with AKS-74.

AKM

AKM assault rifles are seen in documentary footage of the Afghan war.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
A soldier carries an AKM.

Machine Guns

DShKM

A DShKM is seen mounted on the turret of T-62 tank in documentary footage of the Afghan war.

DShKM heavy machine gun in standard vehicle mounting on a Romanian TR-85 main battle tank - 12.7x108mm
T-62 tank with a DShKM machine gun on the turret.

KPVT

KPVT heavy machine guns are seen in documentary footage of the Afghan war, on ZGU-1 AA mounting and mounted on BTR-70 APC.

KPVT heavy machine gun on ZGU-1 AA mounting
Belye vorony-ZPU-1.jpg
KPV on ZGU-1 AA mounting.
KPVT heavy machine gun with carry handle - 14.5x114mm
A KPVT is mounted on BTR-70.

Shipunov 2A42

A 30mm Shipunov 2A42 autocannon is the main weapon of BMP-2.

Shipunov 2A42 automatic cannon - 30x165mm
The turret of BMP-2 with 2A42 autocannon is seen at the background.

Other Weapons

Type 65 Recoilless Rifle

A Type 65 recoilless rifle is seen in documentary footage of the Afghan war.

Type 65 recoilless rifle, Chinese version of B-10 - 82mm
A Mujahideen fires a recoilless rifle.

F-1 Hand Grenade

An F-1 hand grenade is seen in documentary footage of the Afghan war.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A paratrooper officer in center carries an F-1 hand grenade.

Trivia

Armoured Vehicles

Soviet tanks and armoured vehicles are seen in documentary footage of the Afghan war.

T-62 tank.
T-55 tank.
T-55 tank. The turret is rotated backwards.
BMP-2 is seen at the background.
BTR-70 or BTR-80.


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