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Checkpoint (Blokpost)

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Checkpoint (Blokpost) (1998).

Checkpoint (Russian Title: Blokpost/Блокпост) is a 1998 Russian war film directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin about a group of soldiers stationed at an isolated checkpoint somewhere in the North Caucasus. As the movie progresses, the soldiers battle boredom, hostile locals, and a mysterious sniper.

The following weapons are seen in the film Checkpoint:



The AK-74M rifle is the main weapon for most of the Russian Army soldiers. A distraught female villager also fires one after seizing it from a soldier, as do several male locals after they pass the checkpoint.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
A distraught villager fires an AK-74M wildly.
A soldier holds an AK-74M while sitting atop a BTR-80 APC.
Bones (Roman Romantsov) aims an AK-74M.
Professor (Kirill Ulyanov) fires an AK-74M after being shot at.
A soldier fires into the air to disperse a crowd of angry villagers.

SVD Dragunov

The SVD Dragunov is used by several characters in the film, including Professor (Kirill Ulyanov) and Bones (Roman Romantsov).

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Angry villagers attempt to grab the SVD Dragunov.
A soldier aims an SVD.
Professor fires the SVD after spotting a potential sniper.
Another angle.
Bones uses an SVD to examine his surroundings.

SVU Dragunov

Masha (Anastasia Razhuk) uses an SVU Dragunov.

SVU-AS Dragunov sniper rifle with bipod - 7.62x54mm R
Masha sets up the SVU.
Masha prepares to fire.
The SVU is wrapped up.

Machine Guns


Pisser (Yuri Grigoriev) uses a PKM machine gun throughout the film.

PKM with latest version of Flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
Pisser patrols with the PKM on his shoulder.
A soldier makes some music by running a screwdriver over a 7.62x54mm belt.
Pisser pulls guard duty.
Pisser aims the PKM.
Pisser fires the PKM during an exchange of gunfire.


One of the soldiers from the unit that is relieved of checkpoint duty carries an RPK-74 light machine gun.

RPK-74 light machine gun with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm
A soldier holds a RPK-74.
The RPK-74 is slung over the soldier's back as he leaves.

KPVT Heavy Machine Gun

A KPVT Heavy Machine Gun is mounted on the turrets of Russian Army BTR-80 APCs.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
A BTR-80 with a KPVT machine gun.

Grenade Launchers

GP-25 Grenade Launcher

A GP-25 Grenade Launcher is attached to the AK-74M used by Skag (Denis Kirillov).

GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
Skag loads a VOG-25 grenade into his GP-25 launcher.
The AK-74M/GP-25 lies next to Skag's bed.

AGS-17 "Plamya"

Iliych (Andrey Krasko) is seen setting up a AGS-17 Plamya grenade launcher.

AGS-17 "Plamya" on tripod - 30mm
Iliych sets up the AGS-17.

Rocket Launchers


A soldier grabs a RPG-7 launcher when he spots a funeral procession approaching the checkpoint.

RPG-7 - 40mm
The soldier holds a RPG-7.


The soldiers use a RPG-18 tube as an improvised instrument while battling their tedium through music.

RPG-18 - 64mm
A soldier beats the RPG-18 tube on some pot lids.
RPG-18 launchers hang next to a poster of the soldiers' commanding officer.


A RPG-26 is used by Professor to dissuade a truck full of villagers from approaching the checkpoint when they drop off a package.

RPG-26 - 72.5mm
Professor dashes towards a roadside position.
Professor aims the RPG-26.


TM-62 Anti-Tank Mine

While searching a village, the soldiers come upon a boy hitting the fuze of a TM-62 anti-tank mine.

TM-62 anti-tank mine
The boy hits the fuze of the TM-62 mine with a hammer.

RGD-5 Hand Grenade

Skag sets up a booby trap with an RGD-5 hand grenade while attempting to catch the sniper.

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Skag places the RGD-5 into a broken vodka bottle.

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