|Across the Gobi and the Khingan|
Govi Khyangand tulaldsan ni
German Democratic Republic
Across the Gobi and the Khingan (original Mongolian title: Говь Хянганд тулалдсан нь (Fought in Gobi Khangai), Govi Khyangand tulaldsan ni, Russian title Через Гоби и Хинган Cherez Gobi i Khingan) is a Mongolian-Soviet-East German 1981 war movie. In August 1945, during the Soviet-Mongolian Manchurian Operation against Japanese Kwantung Army, Soviet military doctor Dimitry Sokolov has a mission to uncover the activities of Japanese Unit 731 and prevent the usage of biological warfare against Soviet troops.
The following weapons were used in the film Across the Gobi and the Khingan (Govi Khyangand tulaldsan ni):
Near all Soviet (include Colonel General Issa Pliyev (Akhsarbek Bekmurzov), Vanya Sokolov (Oleg Shtefanko), Maj. Matveev (Vladimir Ivashov), Lieutenant Colonel Moroz (Leonid Nevedomsky), Marshal Aleksandr Vasilevsky (Lev Zolotukhin), Marshal Kiril Afanasyevich Meretskov (Vyacheslav Yezepov), Сapt. Aleksey Terenkov (Andrey Martynov), Marfutenko (Nikolay Smorchkov), Chernozubenko (Ivan Agafonov), Lomov (Georgi Shevtsov) and unnamed Mikhail Chigaryov) and Mongolian (iclude Lubsan (Laikhansureniyn Lkhasuren), Lavdan (R. Lutaa) and Lkhavsuren (Ts. Damdindorj) officers and generals are armed with Tokarev TT-33s, which mostly seen holstered.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Mongolian soldier with the holstered pistol.
Soviet soldier draws his TT.
Issa Pliyev (Akhsarbek Bekmurzov) fires his TT.
Lubsan (Laikhansureniyn Lkhasuren) brandishes his TT.
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"s can be seen in the hands of several characters.
Mauser C96 "Pre-War Commercial" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Brigands at the center holds the Mauser.
Lieutenant colonel Moroz holds the Mauser.
Brigands aims their Mausers. Note the wooden holsters for it.
Surrendered Japanese soldiers drops their weapons during the final scene. The holstered Mauser can be seen at the top, right.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer
Demchig (uncredited) uses Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer as his duty sidearm.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Demchig carry the Mauser in the wooden holster.
Demchig draws his Mauser...
...and fires it. Note the pistol cycling.
Imperial Japanese Kwantung Army officers carry Luger P08s possibly, stands for Nambu Type 14s.
Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Japanese officer draws his Luger.
SPSh Flare Pistol
Kislenko (uncredited) gave a SPSh Flare Pistol to Maj. Matveev, who fires it one time.
Russian SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
Maj. Matveev tooked SHSh from Kislenko...
Many Soviet Soldiers (include Vanya Sokolov) carry PPSh-41 SMGs.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet soldiers with the PPSh.
The same soldiers a few seconds later.
Soviet soldiers with the PPSh.
Soviet soldiers with the PPSh right after the battle with Japanese Army.
Several Soviet soldiers uses PPS-43s.
Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet soldiers with PPS at the film begging.
Soldier at the left carry PPS on the sling.
Lieutenant colonel Moroz carry PPS on the sling.
Korenych (uncredited) with the PPS on the sling.
PPS can be seen at the background.
German soldiers can be seen used MP40 for a few seconds at the oppening scene. All shots of it were very blured.
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
M3A1 "Grease Gun"
Temirkhanov (Valeriy Lushchevskiy) aims M3A1 "Grease Gun" at the one scene.
M3A1 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
Temirkhanov aims his Grease Gun.
More close view of the gun.
USA soldiers briefly carry M1928A1 Thompson during the loading the Little Boy nuclear bomb. A Thompson without magazine, handguard and buttstock (possybly to imitate it's damage can be seen during the battle with Imperial Japanese Army soldiers.
M1928A1 Thompson with a Stick Magazine - .45 ACP
Thompson can be seen at the background, right.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Most of the Soviet and Mongolian soldiers and peasants carry Mosin Nagant M91/30s.
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Mongolian peasant aims his Mosin- Nagant.
Another Mongolian peasant fires.
Soviet soldiers with the Mosin Nagant rifles during the parade.
Another battallion of the Soviet soldiers during the same parade.
Soviet soldier carry the rifle.
Perfect view of the Mosin Nagant rifle.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine
Several Mosin Nagant M38 Carbines appears in the hands of Soviet soldiers (include Vanya Sokolov) at the a few scenes.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R. This was modified to become the M44 which replaced it, entering combat trials in 1943, becoming fairly common in 1944.
Vanya Sokolov with the Mosin Nagant on the sling.
An M38 can in hands of a Soviet soldier at the left.
Arisaka Type 38
Bayonet attached Arisaka Type 38 rifles is the standrt firearm of all Imperial Japanese Army soldiers.
Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Japanese soldier during the attack.
Another Japanese soldier at the same scene.
Killed Japanese soldier with the rifle. Note the Thompson at the background, right.
Bayonets attached on the rifles are perfectly seen.
Surrendered Japanese soldiers drops their rifles during the final scene.
Soldier at the center puts his rifle, which may be Type 99 short rifle, but it's hard to say if this rifle has open-top (like Type 38) or closed-top (like Type 99) handguard.
Tokarev SVT-40s can be seen holds by Soviet soldiers at the one scene.
Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR. Note the purple color of the bolt; this is a result of post-WWII re-arsenaling, and is thus incorrect for any media taking place during the war.
At least one Imperial Japanese soldier fires Karabiner 98k at the film climax.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Japanese soldier at the right fires the Karabiner.
Several characters uses an unknown rifles at the several scene.
Several rifles is seen at the arsenal.
Brigands with the rifles.
Another view of the same scene.
Goryunov SGMs were mounted on numerous Soviet military vechles.
Goryunov SGMB, mounted on BTR-152 - 7.62x54mm R
SGMB mounted on postwar BTR-40, standing for lend-lease M3 Scout Car.
Perfect view of the machine gun.
Several DShKMs can be seen mounted on anachronistic Soviet T-55 or T-62 tanks.
DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm
Several T-55 or T-62 tanks with DShKM machine guns, mounted on turrets, and BRDM-2 (one second from right and another in center).
Several Mongolian soldiers fires Degtyaryov DP-27s
Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Destroed DP can be seen mounted on the notocycle.
Ayush (uncredited) fires his DP.
Another view of the same scene.
KPV Heavy Machine Gun
KPV heavy machine gun can be seen at the one scene.
KPV heavy machine guns in ZPU-4 quad anti-aircraft mount - 14.5x114mm
Soviet four barreled KPV.
Type 11 Light Machine Gun
The Type 11 light machine gun used by Imperial Japanese soldiers.
Type 11 Light Machine Gun - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Type 11 machine gun near the killed gunner.
Surrendered Japanese soldiers drops their weapons during the final scene. Type 11 at the center right, under the type 99.
Goryunov SGM (mocked up as Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun)
Several machine guns that resemble Type 3 heavy machine guns can be seen used by Imperial Japanese soldiers. Upon close inspection these machine gun, a single prop, that is the only one seen firing among the Japanese machine guns, appear to be visually modified Goryunov SGM. Same prop, only without tripod, was later used in Chelovek s bulvara Kaputsinov, filmed by same studio.
Goryunov SGM Machine Gun on Sokolov mount - 7.62x54mm R
For comparison: Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun - 6.5x50mm SR
A machine gun fires from a pillbox.
Twin Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 can be seen mounted on the Soviet Tu-4, which plaeyed role the US B-29 bomber.
Nudelman Rikhter NR-23 - 23mm
The dorsal twin mounting is seen.
The ventral twin mounting.
Type 96 Light Machine Gun
Imperial Japanese Army officer hands a Type 96 light machine gun to Votintsev (Nikolay Penkov). Some are seen with IJA soldiers.
Type 96 Light Machine Gun (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Japanese officer holds the machine gun.
Japanese officer hands the gun to Votintsev.
Killed Japanese soldier drops his machine gun.
Note the lack of a cone flash hider, which differ this gun from Type 99.
Surrendering Japanese soldiers drops their weapons during the final scene. Type 16 at the center right, above the type 99.
Type 99 Light Machine Gun
Type 99 Light Machine Gun can be seen among the weapons, which were dropped by the surrendered Japanese soldiers.
Type 99 light machine gun 7.7x58mm Arisaka
Surrendered Japanese soldiers drops their weapons during the final scene. Type 99 (at the center right) can be ID by the cone flash hider.
Polish Browning wz. 1928
In firing scenes, Type 96 turns to Polish Browning wz. 1928. The machine gun is the late version that has a "fish tail" buttstock, larger cooling fins and a conical flash hider.
Polish Browning wz. 1928 - 7.92 x 57mm Mauser
The "fish tail" buttstock can be seen.
Votintsev (Nikolay Penkov) fires. The conical flash hider is seen.
The barrel with cooling fins.
Unknown Machine Gun
An unknown machine gun can be seen mounted on the Imperial Japanese Navy ship. It's possibly may be some aircraf autocannon.
Grenades & Launchers
F-1 hand grenade
Soviet soldiers, include Vanya Sokolov uses F-1 hand grenades
F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Vanya Sokolov holds the grenade.
Soviet soldier at the center carry the grenade on the belt.
A BM-37 Mortar of late version can be seen in the one scene.
Soviet 82mm BM-37 Mortar, late version
BM is seen at the left. Hiragana and/or Kanji characters is fictional and drawn to made the gun some Japanese reeces.
Soviet soldier uses a ROKS flamethrower (most likely, a mockup) at the oppening scene.
Imperial Japanese soldiers uses LPO-50 flamethrowers at the film climax.
LPO-50 flamethrower (Image courtesy of Sword of the Motherland Foundation www.russianwarrior.com)
Two Japanese soldiers with the flamethrowers. Note the triple fuel tanks of it's.
Japanese soldiers burns the labs.
Perfect view of the fuel tanks.
Soviet cannons salute during the parade.
Soviet 76.2mm ZiS-3 field cannon.
Japanese cannon. Possibly a Type 38 75mm field gun. Note that the barrel stucks in rear position.
An abandoned gun near the railroad. This is a Type 38 12cm or a Type 38 15cm howitzer.
Type 97 Te-Ke light tanks.
Imperial Japanese soldiers with the Arisakas
Soviet 152mm ML-20 gun-howitzer is firing during the battle of Khalkhin Gol.
Soviet 122mm A-19 heavy field gun at the same battle.
A heavy naval cannon which appears to have been emplaced as a coastal defense gun.
A Japanese combat plane during the attack on the Pearl Harbor.
prime mover tows a 45mm AT gun during the battle of Khalkhin Gol.
Little Boy nuclear bomb
The bomb is a dummy movie prop of cource.
Japanese Agitation Poster
A rifleman can be seen on the agitation poster, hanged on the wall.
The USA bomber with the Little Boy
nuclear bomb. Soviet Tupolev Tu-4 stands for Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
The same bomber in the air.
Soviet military cargo plane.
Japanese kamikaze plane on the airfield...
Soviet riverine patrol boat stands for Imperial Japanese Army vessel (river units on Chinese rivers were subordinate of Army, not Navy).
Another Soviet riverine patrol boat stands for Imperial Japanese Army vessel (river units on Chinese rivers were subordinate of Army, not Navy).
Soviet SU-100 tank destroyer.
Soviet post-war BTR-40 APCs stand for lend-lease M3 Scout Cars.
A replica of Soviet 1930s armoured car, resembling BA-6 or BA-10.
The same replica of armoured car.