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His Battalion (Ego batalyon)
His Battalion (original title Ego batalyon) is a 1989 Soviet made for TV war drama directed by Aleksandr Karpov (Dolgie vyorsty voyny) and based on the novel by Vasil Bykov. It depicts one day of Capt. Nikolai Voloshin, a commander of infantry battalion.
The following weapons were used in the film His Battalion (Ego batalyon):
Most Soviet officers carry TT-33 pistols.
A Nagant M1895 is Maj. Kaskov's (Valeri Filatov) personal sidearm. This revolver has pre-1930 rounded front sight.
Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora), Lt. Markin (Boris Rudnev) and Sgt. Gutman (Andrei Kashker) use an OSP-30 Flare Pistol, passing it from hand to hand.
Many Soviet officers and NCOs, including Lts. Samokhin (Igor Lenyov) and Kruglov (Igor Neupokoyev), combat medic Sgt. Veretennikova (Lyubov Germanova), Sgt. Gutman (Andrei Kashker), are seen with PPSh-41 SMGs.
German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs. During the battle in German trenches Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora) arms himself with a captured MP40.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Most Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with bayonets.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are also seen.
A Degtyaryov DP-27 is briefly seen during the attack of the Soviet infantry.
During the second attack on the hill Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora) fires a Goryunov SG-43, replacing a dead gunner. In the original novel Voloshin fires a DShK.
F-1 Hand Grenade
Many Soviet soldiers carry F-1 hand grenades.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
During the battle in German trenches both Soviet and German soldiers use Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades.