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Sword (Mech), The
The Sword (Russian Title: "Mech/Меч") is a 2009 Russian action TV-series, probably inspired by the Rogue Force. Directed by Ilya Kulikov and Rustam Urazaev, the show is about a vigilante group created and led by a retired police major Maxim Kalinin (played by Eduard Flerov) nicknamed "Cap" for his service in VDV recon during Second Chechen War when he was ranked captain. The show is followed by a sequel series in 2015.
The following weapons were used in the television series The Sword:
Kidnapper Valery Girko (Sergei Fischer) used Beretta 92FS at the very beginning of the first episode. It is the first firearm shown in the series.
The only handgun widely used in series is Makarov PM. Originally, Maxim Kalinin (Eduard Flerov) had one PM (with silencer), along with Saiga-410K-01 and RPG-26. After taking out the drug dealers at waste ground, Max and Kostyan robbed an apartment of Kalinin's former superior, colonel Muratov. When Muratov unexpectedly returned and was knocked out by Orlov, his Makarov was taken by the two and lated used by Anton Karev (Timur Efremenkov) to execute a corrupted police officer. Shortly before, Max gave a task to Kostyan to go to Vladikavkaz where a large black firearms market exists, and to buy there 3 more suppressed Makarovs along with other weapons (which he successfully fulfilled). 4 more Makarovs were commandeered by Anton from the dead drug dealers after cottage shootout, increasing the total number of Makarovs "Sword" had from three to seven.
PMM was used by robber Timur (Viktor Mishakov) during jewellery shop hold-up. It could be identified as PMM only by a wider grip which is seen when Timur puts a pistol to the neck of a shop owner who attempted to press the alarm button. Sword also had one PMM (Orlov bought not 3 Makarov PMs, but 2 PMs and 1 PMM). Olga Stepnenko (Viktoria Fischer) had that PMM kept in locker at her kitchen at the end of the series.
Stechkin APS is a weapon of choice of a crafty robber Mikhail Balashov (Andrei Soroka).
Nagant M1895 Target
The some target version of the Russian Nagant M1895 is a personal sidearm of drug dealer nicknamed "Buratino" (Dmitry Sharakois).
Smith & Wesson Model 10
The nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver is carried by colonel Komin.
AKS-74U Krinkov carbines are used by "Sword", police and "Hydra" militants. Criminal ringleader Shamil Dadashev and robber Mikhail Balashov briefly used the AKS-74U as well. Kostyan (Roman Kurtzyn) was ordered to buy two AKS-74U on his trip to Vladikavkaz, but was given three of them probably as a compensation instead of PP-19 Bizons, which were unavailable. For some reason, the team never used more than two AKS-74U in their raids until 18th episode.
AKS-74 were used by numerous characters; MVD Spetsnaz, OMON, FSB Alpha Group, some "Hydra" militants, Russian paratroopers and Chechen terrorists from Kalinin and Savkin's flashbacks, Kovalchuk ("black realtors" gang member) and one of the detectives from Egorov's investigation team during store gunfight all used AKS-74. 2 AKS-74 were commandeered from the killed "Hydra" militants by "Sword" after forest shootout. One of these AKS-74 was carried by Orlov during raid on TV center, and both of them were later used by Karev and Orlov during team's escape through the police cordon.
AK-74M is a standard weapon for Russian army. It was used by some of "Hydra" militants, MVD Spetznaz and OMON. Some of VDV paratroopers and Chechen terrorists in Kalinin's flashback were also seen carrying the AK-74M. One of the detectives from Egorov's team used AK-74M during the storehouse shootout.
AKMs are used by "Hydra" militants, most notably by the one who wounded Savkin (Alexander Barinov) and to whom Kalinin spoke a memorable speech later. Orlov trained Olga how to shoot with it. In Kalinin's flashback about his times in VDV and Chechen war, he was seen with AKM, which is quite a strange choose for VDV troop who would rather use AKS-74 or AK-74M. AKM was used by Max in rescuing Savkin's daughter from "Hydra" office. Then again, the AKM appeared in his hands most likely due to a continuity error since he was clearly seen carrying an AKS-74U while entering the building. Later the AKM was carried by Dmitry Chizhov (Vlad Pavlov) during escape from the storehouse and he shot dead a detective in process with it.
AKMS was carried by commander of "Ruby" rapid response team of "Hydra" private security company. Some of OMON troops in the last episode also carried these rifles. One more AKMS has been used by Dmitry Chizhov in the last episode during bloody gunfight. It is one of the most serious continuity errors since all of "Sword" operators were armed with AKS-74U at the beginning of the raid on Muratov's apartment (and even during the most part of chase scene).
A Saiga-MK-03 semi-auto rifle, chambered in 7,62x39mm is seen in use by one of prison bus guards. Rather strange, since in reality Saiga-MK is a civilian-grade semi-auto rifle.
Almost all of FSB Alpha Group operators use AK-103 as their service rifles.
Saiga-410K-01 with a wooden pistol grip and 10-round magazine was illegally kept by Kalinin, and was used by Konstantin Orlov (Roman Kurtsyn) to blow up a drug dealers' car and kill a dealer. It is probably the first appearance of this gun on TV show.
A pair of Coach Guns (presumably the TOZ-66) were used by renegade police officers Bystryakov and Ryabov to murder those with expensive cars.
A two Kedr PP-91s were sold to Orlov by an illegal arms dealer in Vladikavkaz instead of PP-19 "Bison"s. They were provided with custom suppressors. "Sword" used them only once, in the raid on pedophiles' cottage. Drug dealer Samir also used PP-91 in the cottage gunfight with Karev.
Max carries a PDT-9T Esaul, as a substitute for the Kedr PP-91.
Konstantin Orlov (Roman Kurtzyn) carries a Dragunov SVDS, often fitted with a suppressor. It is not the usual SVD Dragunov, but the SVDS version developed for VDV paratroopers.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare (Airsoft Replica)
What appears to be an airsoft replica of the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare was used by an assassin hired to kill Irina Knyazeva. Alpha Group snipers also used them in episode 25. It can be identified as an airsoft replica by the straight barrel profile, lack of cut-out over the magazine well and the plain silver "ejection port".
PKM machine gun
A PK machine gun was bought by Max in the 18th episode. The PKM was used by Savkin and later by Karev after Savkin was wounded.
OSA rubber pistol
Tatiana Dyomina (Nina Gogaeva), Kalinin's ex-colleague and lover, used an OSA rubber pistol to take revenge on her alcoholic neighbor who constantly abused his wife and attacked her as well.
The RPG-26 rocket launcher was used by Kalinin to assassinate Shamil Dadashev, the last surving member of the "black realtor" gang.
An URG hand grenade is seen among weapons bought by Orlov. The grenade was used in the last battle by Max.
One URG-N hand grenade together with URG F-1 was used by robber Mikhail Balashov during his escape from police.