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Chronicles of a Dive Bomber (Khronika pikiruyushchego bombardirovshchika)

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Chronicles of a Dive Bomber
(Khronika pikiruyushchego
KhPB Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Naum Birman
Release Date 1967
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergei Arkhiptsev Gennady Sayfulin
Veniamin Gurevich Lev Vajnshtejn
Yevgeni Sobolevski Oleg Dal

Chronicles of a Dive Bomber (Khronika pikiruyushchego bombardirovshchika) is a Soviet 1967 war movie directed by Naum Birman. The story takes place in July 1944 and describes three days of the aircrew of Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Chronicles of a Dive Bomber (Khronika pikiruyushchego bombardirovshchika):


PPSh-41 submachine gun is seen on the wall of the staff room.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

A soldier guarding the airfield carries a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS machine gun

A Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS machine gun is mounted in the dorsal turret of a Pe-2. Air gunner Petty officer Yevgeni Sobolevski (Oleg Dal) fires it during the air battle.

ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
ShKAS is seen at the right.
Sobolevski (Oleg Dal) fires the ShKAS.
An ammunition belt can be seen.

Berezin UBT machine gun

Two Berezin UBT, the turret version of the Berezin UB machine guns, are mounted on Pe-2. Air gunner Petty Officer Yevgeni Sobolevski (Oleg Dal) and Navigator Lt. Veniamin Gurevich (Lev Vajnshtejn) fire them during the air battle.

Berezin UBT, a turret version of UB with spade grips - 12.7x108mm
Gurevich (Lev Vajnshtejn) at his place with his UBT.
Underfuselage Berezin machine gun.
Gurevich fires his UBT. The grips of turret version are seen.
A view from back. At the foreground is pilot Lt. Sergei Arkhiptsev (Gennady Sayfulin).

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