Discord-logo.jpg Join our Discord!
If you have been locked out of your account you can request a password reset here.

The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part I

From Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games
Revision as of 11:17, 27 March 2024 by Mateogala (talk | contribs) (→‎MG34)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Battle of Stalingrad
(Stalingradskaya bitva), Part I
Stalingradskaya bitva Film I.jpg
Original poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Petrov
Release Date 1949
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Josef Stalin Aleksei Dikij
Gen. Col. Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky Yuri Shumsky
Gen. Col. Nikolay Nikolayevich Voronov Vasiliy Merkuryev
Gen. Lt. Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovsky Boris Livanov
Gen. Col. Andrey Ivanovich Yeryomenko Nikolay Kolesnikov
Gen. Lt. Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov Nikolai Simonov
Gen. Maj. Alexander Ilich Rodimtsev Sergei Brzhesky
Col. Ivan Ilyich Lyudnikov Mikhail Nazvanov
Sgt. Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov Leonid Knyazev
Gen. Friedrich Paulus Vladimir Gajdarov

The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva) is a Soviet B&W 1949 two-part epic war movie, directed by Vladimir Petrov. It depicts the the Battle of Stalingrad. The Part I (also released in English as The First Front) covers the events of Summer and Autumn 1942, including the German offensive at the Don and Volga and the Soviet defence of Stalingrad. The Part II, released half a year later (another English release title The Victors and the Vanquished), depicts late Autumn and Winter 1942/43: the fighting in the city, Soviet victorous offensive and surrender of encircled German troops.

The following weapons were used in the film The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part I:


Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-TT-1.jpg
Soviet officer holds a TT in close combat.

Luger P08

German officers carry Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
German officers fire P08 pistols.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-P08-3.jpg
An officer in center fires a P08.
A good view of a P08.

Luger P08 Artillery

Long barreled Luger P08 Artillery Model pistols are also seen.

Luger LP08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
A P08 Artillery is seen in center.
An officer with P08 Artillery.

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 SMGs are widely used by Soviet troops.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet troops march on Moscow streets.
A Soviet soldier fires a PPSh when repelling German attack.
Guards Lt. Kaleganov (Boris Smirnov) with PPSh in combat.
Kaleganov with a PPSh.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-PPSh-5.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-PPSh-6.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-PPSh-7.jpg
Soviet soldiers fire their PPSh SMGs during the defence of "Pavlov's House", a fortified building in Stalingrad that was the place of 60 days battle.
Platoon commander Sgt. Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov (Leonid Knyazev) leads his soldiers with a PPSh in hand.
Potapov (Vladimir Uralsky), one of Pavlov's House defenders.


PPS-43 SMGs are seen in one scene.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-PPS-1.jpg
Several soldiers in marching column carry PPS-43 SMGs.


MP40s are widely used by German troops.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-MP40-1.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-MP40-2.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-MP40-3.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-MP40-4.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-MP40-5.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-MP40-6.jpg


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Stalingrad People's Militia personnel receive rifles.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Mosin-2.jpg
Soldiers and People's Militia personnel on march.
An M91/30 rifle is seen in 62nd Army headquarters.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Mosin-8.jpg
Soldiers are transported across Volga.
Artillerymen carry rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Soviet soldiers also carry Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
An artilleryman on carriage of 76.2mm M1927 gun carries an M38 Carbine.
Soldiers in column are mostly armed with M38 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine

In some scenes Soviet soldiers carry out of time Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
An artilleryman on carriage of 45mm gun carries an M44 Carbine with folded bayonet.
Soldiers carry M44 Carbines with unfolded bayonets.

Mauser Rifles

Some German soldiers are armed with Mauser rifles that appear to be full length rather than 98k carbines. These are most likely Mauser Gewehr 98s (maybe of post-1918 version, as Lange-Visiers aren't seen) or Czech or Polish 1920s derivatives of G98.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
BRNO Vz.98/22 Czech Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Mauser-1.jpg
German soldiers with rifles in attack.
Crewmembers of Pak 40 AT gun carry Mauser rifles.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Soviet troops use Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-DP27-1.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-DP27-2.jpg
Stalingrad People's Militia personnel on march. They carry DP-27s and Maxim M1910/30 machine guns.
A Soviet soldier with DP-27 in action.
A soldier at the left carries a DP-27. It appears to lack the magazine.
Soviet soldiers of Guards unit stand in formation with DP-27s.

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on T-34 tanks.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Frontal DT on T-34-76 can be seen.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are also used by Soviet troops.

Maxim 1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim (at the right) fires at attacking German troops.
Stalingrad People's Militia personnel on march. They carry DP-27s and Maxim M10/30 machine guns.
Soldiers of Gen. Rodimtsev's division tow Maxims on Volga beach.
A gunner (Nikolai Khryashchikov) of Lt. Kaleganov's unit fires a Maxim. This is a post-1940 version.
The same character now fires a pre-1940 version of Maxim M10/30.
A close view of the machine gun.
A destroyed Maxim is seen at the left.

Degtyaryov-Shpagin DShK

DShK heavy machine guns are used of AA defence, mounted on cars and on ships.

DShK on tripod - 12.7x108mm
A DShK, mounted on a truck, provides AA defence of the column.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-DShK-2.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-DShK-3.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-DShK-4.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-DShK-5.jpg
DShK machine guns are mounted on Volga riverine flotilla ships.
Twin DShK in DShKM-2B or -2BU mounting on Project 1124 armoured boat is seen in documentary footage.

MG 34

MG 34 are standard machine guns of German troops.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG 34 machine guns are mounted on Sd Kfz 251 half-track APCs.
An MG 34, mounted on motorcycle, is seen at the background.
German soldiers fire MG 34s at Soviet troops, crossing the river.
A soldier at the right carries an MG 34.
An MG 34 is seen during the close combat in Pavlov's House.

2cm FlaK 38 AA Autocannon

2cm FlaK 38 AA autocannons are used by German troops.

2 cm FlaK 38 in single mounting - 20x138mm B
Two Flak 38 are seen at the left, providing AA defence for moving troops.
A Flak 38 is seen in center at background.

37mm 61-K AA Autocannon

37mm 61-K AA autocannons are used by Soviet troops.

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
37mm autocannons on postion. Note that the gun at the left is fitted with a shield.
37mm autocannons are mounted on Soviet armoured train.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Chronicle-3.jpg
37mm autocannon is seen in documentary footage.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS machine guns are part of the armament of Pe-2 bombers, together with Berezin UB. ShKAS are also wing-mounted on Il-2.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR. This is a turret version.
Petlyakov Pe-2 bombers carry a combination of ShKAS and UBT machine guns.
Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Ilyushin Il-2 in attack.

Berezin UB

Berezin UB machine guns are mounted on Yak-9 fighters, Pe-2 bombers and Il-2 ground attack planes.

Berezin UBS (Synchronized) - 12.7x108mm
An UBS is a secondary armament of Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter planes.
Berezin UBT, a turret version of UB with spade grips - 12.7x108mm
Petlyakov Pe-2 bombers carry a combination of ShKAS and UBT machine guns. Turret UBT in rear part of cockpit can be seen here.
A turret UBT is mounted on Il-2.

Shpitalnyi-Vladimirov ShVAK-20

Shpitalnyi-Vladimirov ShVAK-20 autocannons are primary weapons of Yak-9 fighter planes.

ShVAK-20 Autocannon - 20x99mmR
A ShVAK, firing through a hollow propeller shaft, is main armament of Yak-9.

Browning M2 Aircraft

Browning M2 Aircraft machine guns are secondary weapons of Bell P-39 Aircobra.

Browning M2 Aircraft, Fixed - .50 BMG
Bell P-39 Aircobra carries two synchronized and two wing M2 machine guns.

37mm M4 Automatic Gun

A 37mm M4 Automatic Gun is main weapon of Bell P-39 Aircobra.

Bell P-39 Aircobra carries an M4 autocannon, firing through the propeller hub. The proturuding barrel of M4 can be seen.

Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23

23mm Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 autocannons are main guns on Il-2.

Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 - 23x152 mmB
A well known image of Ilyushin Il-2, firing its main guns.

MG 81

MG 81 machine guns are defencive weapons of Ju 88A bomber.

MG 81 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Junkers Ju 88A bomber.

Other Weapons


Soviet troops use PTRD-41 AT rifles.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
PTRD in action.
PTRD (at the right) in action.
A soldier (Pyotr Lyubeshkin) fires the AT rifle.
Soldiers of Gen. Rodimtsev's division carry a PTRD at the foreground.
Another PTRD is seen in same scene.

BM-37 Mortar

Soldiers of Gen. Rodimtsev's division carry a mortar when crossing Volga. It is seen very briefly but the size of the barrel allows to identify it as 82mm, so BM-37 is most likely guess.

Soviet 82mm BM-37 Mortar
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Mortar-1.jpg
Soldiers carry disassembled mortar.

RGD-33 Hand Grenade

Soviet soldiers use RGD-33 hand grenades.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A soldier throws a grenade.
A soldier (Nikolai Khryashchikov) holds a grenade.
Guards Lt. Kaleganov (Boris Smirnov) holds a bundle of RGD-33s.
A soldier of Kaleganov's unit with a grenade.
Lt. Kaleganov carries two RGD-33s in his belt.
A soldier throws a grenade during the battle in Pavlov's House.

Incendiary Bottle

Soviet soldiers also use incendiary bottles against German tanks.

Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Grenade-6.jpg
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Grenade-7.jpg

45 mm 53-K AT Gun

45 mm 53-K AT guns are used by Soviet troops.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
45 mm AT gun in action.
PTRD-41 AT rifle and 45 mm AT gun are used against German tanks.
Horse-drawn 45 mm AT gun on march.

45 mm M-42 AT Gun

A 45 mm M-42 AT gun is also seen in one scene.

M1942 (M-42) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Artillery-12.jpg
M-42 in action.

3.7 cm Pak 35/36

German troops use 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 AT guns for direct support.

3.7 cm Pak 35/36 anti-tank gun - 37?249 mm R
Pak 36 in action.

7.5cm Pak 40

German troops use 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns for direct support.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Artillery-19.jpg
Pak 40 in action.



A Soviet officer at the left carries a Nagant M1895 holster, and the one at the right - a TT holster.
An officer at the left carries a holster for compact pistol, possibly Korovin TK.
An officer carries a TT holster.


Soviet 76.2mm or 85mm AA guns.
85mm 52-K AA gun at the left. It is fitted with a non-standard gun shield.
85mm AA gun in documentary footage.
Stalingrad People's Militia with 76.2mm M1927 infantry gun.
Destroyed M1927 gun.
122mm M-30 howitzer on march.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Artillery-15.jpg
German 15cm sFH 18 heavy howitzers on march. They are towed by Soviet Ya-12 prime movers that appeared only a year later.
Nebelwerfer rocket launcher is seen in the column.


Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Tanks-1.jpg
T-34-76 tanks.
Anachronistic T-34-85.
Stalingradskaya bitva-P1-Tanks-4.jpg
Soviet armoured train is armed with 76.2mm F-34 guns in tank turrets and 37mm AA autocannons. The actual screen vehicle is the Armoured Train No 744 of BP-43 pattern, build in 1944.
German tanks with enormous turrets at the right appear to be mocked up SU-76s.
Pz.Kpfw.38(t) and Sd Kfz 251 half-track APCs.
Pz.IV Ausf.F2/G with long 7.5cm KwK 40 gun.
Pz.IV Ausf.F2/G, early Pz.IV with short 7.5cm KwK 37 gun and Pz.II in attack.
A close view of the barrel of KwK 37 gun.
Sd Kfz 251 half-track APC.
Early Pz.IV in action.
Panzerbefehlswagen III, Pz. III Command tank with dummy main gun.
Pz.IV Ausf.F2/G.
Pz.II with 2cm KwK 30 gun.


Soviet and German airplanes are seen in documentary footage.

Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter planes. Note that the image is mirrored.
Petlyakov Pe-2 bombers.
Bell P-39 Aircobra fighter plane, supplied from USA under Lend-Lease.
A well known image of Ilyushin Il-2 in attack. It is often used in Soviet war movies.
Junkers Ju 88A bomber.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information