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Bezymyannyy Island (Ostrov Bezymyannyy)

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Bezymyannyy Island (Ostrov Bezymyannyy)
Ostrov Bezymyannyy DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Adolf Bergunker
Mikhail Yegorov
Release Date 1946
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Asya Moskalyova Nina Mazaeva
Major Platon Nikitich Maleev Nikolai Simonov
Nikolay Kirillovich Krasinskiy Yuriy Tolubeev
Capt. Lt. Aleksey Tkachenko Vladimir Volchik
Timokhin Sergey Filippov
Sudarev Vladimir Maryev

Bezymyannyy Island (Ostrov Bezymyannyy) is a Soviet 1946 B&W war drama directed by Adolf Bergunker and Mikhail Yegorov. In 1943 Soviet weather and radio direction station is located on frozen Bezymyannyy Island in Arctic. Young female Asya Moskalyova, a meteorologist, starts her service on the station. Having survived a heavy winter and attacks of German air and navy forces, Asya finds her love, a polar aviator Platon Maleev.

The following weapons were used in the film Bezymyannyy Island (Ostrov Bezymyannyy):


Luger P08

A wounded German sailor (Oleg Zhakov) draws a Luger P08 on Asya Moskalyova.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Ostrov Bezymyannyy-P08-1.jpg

Submachine Guns


During the attack of German plane on the weather station Petin (uncredited) fires a PPSh-41. PPSh SMGs are briefly hold by Soviet pilots and sailors in several scenes.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Several PPSh-41s are among the cargo, delivered by Maleev's hydroplane on the station.
Sudarev with DP-27 and Petin with PPSh fire at a German plane.
In the final scene Soviet salors and pilots carry bodies of dead comrades in arms. Some have PPSh-41s.


The personnel of langing group from German submarine is armed with MP40s. Asya Moskalyova (Nina Mazaeva) graps an MP40 of wounded German sailor (Oleg Zhakov) and uses it (this scene is filmed in complete darkness, and only muzzle flashes are seen).

MP40 - 9x19mm
German sailors with MP40s land on the island.
A sailor holds MP40 during the shootout with the personnel of the station.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Old Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by several crewmembers of the weather station: radio operator Sudarev (Vladimir Maryev), cook Timokhin (Sergey Filippov) and mechanic Petin (uncredited).

Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A stand of M91 rifles on the station.
Petin and Sudarev on guard.
A better view of Petin's rifle.
Timokhin fires at German landing group.
He runs out of ammo.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

The personnel of the weather station disposed a Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine gun. It is used by Sudarev (Vladimir Maryev) during the air bombardment and by Nikolay Kirillovich Krasinskiy (Yuriy Tolubeev) during the repulse of German landing group.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
Sudarev with DP-27 and Petin with PPSh fire at a German plane.
Krasinskiy fires at German landing group.

.30 AN/M2

Twin .30 AN/M2 is mounted in nose turret on the Catalina flying boat.

.30 AN/M2, flexible mount - .30-06 Springfield
The twin nose mounting is seen.
The twin nose mounting is seen.

Browning M2 Aircraft

Twin Browning M2 Aircraft on AA mounting is mounted on Soviet Navy Project 122 submarine chaser. These guns were supplied via lend-lease and mounted on many Soviet ships in addition to domestic AA guns.

Browning M2 Aircraft, Flexible - .50 BMG
Twin Browning on the submarine chaser. The barrels are fitted with flash hiders.
70-K autocannons and Browning twin machine gun fire at a conning tower of surfaced German submarine.

37-mm 70-K

37-mm 70-K naval AA autocannons are mounted on Soviet Navy Project 122 submarine chaser.

37-mm 70-K naval automatic air defense gun, a naval version of 61-K - 37x252SR
70-K guns on the submarine chaser.
70-K autocannons and Browning twin machine gun fire at a conning tower of surfaced German submarine.



Catalina flying boats appear in several scenes in the movie. Two versions are seen: PBY-6A and PBN-1.

Catalina in flight.
Catalina lands on the island.
Catalina on water.

A Tu-2 bomber is seen on airfield.

Ostrov Bezymyannyy-Tu2-1.jpg

A Ju 87 dive bomber is seen in documentary footage.

Ostrov Bezymyannyy-Ju87-1.jpg

A Ju 88 bomber is seen in documentary footage.

Ostrov Bezymyannyy-Ju88-1.jpg


A Project 122 submarine chaser under the command of Capt. Lt. Tkachenko plays a significant role in the movie. It is armed with a 85-mm 90-K dual purpose gun, three 37-mm 70-K autocannons and several machine guns.

Project 122 submarine chaser in sea. The nose 85-mm gun is seen.
Another view of the submarine chaser. 70-K AA guns are seen.

Soviet Navy Gnevny-class destroyers are seen in documentary footage.

Project 122 submarine chaser and Gnevny-class destroyer.
76.2-mm 34-K AA guns on Gnevny-class destroyer.

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