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Gu-Ga is a Soviet 1989 made for TV war drama movie directed by Villen Novak. In 1943 Boris Tiraspolsky (Aleksei Volkov), a young kadet of a flight school, uses a training plane to go AWOL to meet with his girlfriend. For this wrongdoing he is punished by sending to penal company for a month. The movie covers a single battle where Tiraspolsky and his comrades-in-arms participate. The origin of the title is a battle cry "Gu-Ga", sometimes used by penal units soldiers instead of traditional Russian "Uraa!".
The following weapons were used in the film Gu-Ga:
Capt. Pravotorov (Andrey Tolubeev) and Lt. Chentsov (Konstantin Shaforenko) carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols of correct war time version.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Capt. Pravotorov (at the right) and Lt. Chentsov ready their pistols prior to attack.
Pravotorov's pistol has pre-1947 slide serration.
Some Soviet soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A close view of Kravetz' PPSh.
A PPSh is seen in Soviet trench.
A PPSh is seen next to the soldier with MG34.
Soldiers of a barrier unit carry PPSh-41s in the final scene.
MP40 are used by German soldiers. Captured MPs are seen in hands of the soldiers of penal company.
A surprised German soldier with an MP40.
Tiraspolsky hits an MP40-armed German soldier with his rifle.
MP38 are also used by German soldiers and Soviet soldiers of penal company.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Most Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Two of flight school cadets escort their guilty comrades.
Penal company soldiers are given M91/30 rifles.
A soldier carries an M91/30 rifle.
A soldier fires a rifle during the battle.
Some German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles. Boris Tiraspolsky (Aleksei Volkov) and some other soldiers arm themseves with captured 98ks.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier examines a 98k rifle.
Tiraspolsky fires a 98k rifle...
...and uses it in close combat.
A Degtyaryov DP-27 is seen in Soviet trenches in one scene.
Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A DP-27 is seen at the left.
German troops use MG34 machine guns. Captured MG34s are used by Soviet soldiers.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Another view of the MG34.
PK (visually modified to resemble MG34)
In firing scenes MG34s are substituted with visually modified PKs.
A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
Fake MG34 produces an enormous muzzle fire due to blank cartridges.
A closer view of the machine gun.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
German soldiers use Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades. Captured Model 24 Stielhandgranate are used by Soviet soldiers.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Boris Tiraspolsky (Aleksei Volkov
) throws a grenade at a German trench.
German soldiers throw grenades during the counterattack.