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Black Sun (Chyornoye solntse)
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Black Sun (the direct translation of the original title Chyornoye solntse) is a 1970 Soviet historical drama directed by Aleksei Speshnev (Khronika nochi). The story depicts the life and death of Robert Moussombe, the leader of some unnamed African state. The main character is a fictionalised depiction of Patrice Lumumba, and the events mostly follow the Congo Crisis in 1960s. Some other characters also have real life prototypes, like Dag Hammarskjold for John Bart, or Moise Tshombe for Jacques Loup.
The following weapons were used in the film Black Sun (Chyornoye solntse):
Mercanaries, including Freddy "Africa" (Rein Aren), and some other characters are seem with Luger P08 pistols.
What appears to be a Walther P38 is seen in hands of a guerilla leader in one scene.
A mercenary surrenders an Astra 600 pistol during the confrontation on airfield.
Various nondescript pistols are seen in several scenes.
MAS-38 SMGs are seen in several scenes.
Thompson M1928A1 SMGs with drum magazines are seen in hands of mercenaries and guerilla fighters.
In the final scene PPSh-41s are seen in documentary footage.
In the scene of the hunt in Africa some hunters carry Browning Auto-5 shotguns, all with sniper scopes.
Double Barreled Shotgun
In the scene of the hunt in Africa some hunters carry double barreled shotguns.
Sturmgewehr 44 (visually modified)
Numerous Sturmgewehr 44 are seen in the movie. They are visually modified (in two different versions) in order to resemble more modern guns, used during the Congo Crisis. These mockups, made on Belarusfilm studios, are different from Mosfilm fake M16, often seen in Soviet movies.
Mockup Version 1
The first model lacks the buttstock, sometilmes these guns are fitted with longer stick magazines.
Mocked-Up Version 2 (as FN FAL)
The second model retains the buttstock thought sometimes the standard one is replaced with a custom. The barrel is covered with a cylinder foregrip with slots. The front sight replaced with new one. It stand in for the FN FAL, that were widely used in Congo. They also retain the StG original magazines; while the FAL 30-round ones existed, they were usually used only with FN FALO.
Unmodified StG 44
Some unmodified StG 44 are also seen.
Karabiner 98k rifles are widely used by local troops. They are also seen in hands of mercenaries and big game hunters.
Vz. 16/33 Czech Mauser carbines are also seen. They can be identified by the presence of grooves on the stock that doesn't appear on 98k rifles.
Goryunov SG-43 (visually modified)
Goryunov SG-43 machine guns, visually modified to resemble Browning M1919A4, are mounted on jeeps, BTR-152 APC and on tripod.