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Confrontation (Protivostoyanie) is a Soviet 1985 detective mini series, directed by Semyon Aranovich and based on the novel by Yulian Semyonov. Ugolovny Rozysk (crime police) detective Col. Vladislav Nikolaevich Kostenko (Oleg Basilashvili) investigate a brutal murder. The investigation leads him to the trace of Nikolai Krotov (Andrei Boltnev), a person who in the Summer of 1941 defected to the German side and became a valuable agent of Abwehr, and after the war posed himself as Grigoriy Milinko, a former Red Army soldier, who in reality was murdered by Krotov in 1945. In 1970s Krotov is involved in illegal gold trade and robberies. When Kostenko unmasks Krotov, the latter tries to hijack a plane but fails.
Scenes set in 1970s are filmed in color while WW2 era scenes, as well as the climactic scene in 1980, are B&W.
The following weapons were used in the film Confrontation (Protivostoyanie):
In the scene of the hijacking of a plane Makarov PM pistols are seen in hands and holsters of Soviet Militsia personnel, including Col. Vladislav Nikolaevich Kostenko (Oleg Basilashvili) and his assistant Maj. Revaz Kardava (Murman Jinoria).
In the scene of Battle of Breslau in March 1945 Nikolai Krotov (Andrei Boltnev) takes a Walther P38 from his commander, SS-Unterscharfuhrer (Valeriy Doronin). Krotov uses this pistol thirty-five years later when he hijacks a plane.
PPSh-41 SMGs are seen in several scenes, set during WW2.
What appears a PPS-43 is partially seen on the photo of Grigoriy Milinko.
German soldiers carry MP40 SMGs in the scene on execution of Soviet POWs in concentration camp. Nikolai Krotov (Andrei Boltnev) and his commander, SS-Unterscharfuhrer (Valeriy Doronin), use MP40s during the Battle of Breslau in March 1945.
Soviet Army soldiers with AK-74 assault rifles control the airfield during hijacking of a plane.
An AKMS is seen in hands of a special unit trooper.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
A Soviet soldier carries a Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine in the scene in March 1945.
Vz. 24 Czech Mauser
In one scene a German soldier carries a Mauser rifle that looks similar to Karabiner 98k but has a straight bolt handle. Czech Vz. 24 (Wehrmacht index Gewehr 24(t)) seems to be a decent guess.
An IZh-56-3 combination rifle/shotgun is found in "Milinko"'s house.
A Maxim machine gun is used to execute a group of Soviet POWs in Nazi concentration camp. The machine gun appears to be a Maxim M1910 with visual modifications to make it resemble MG08.
Project 1400 (NATO code Zhuk-class) partol boats of Soviet border guard are armed with KPV heavy machine guns in twin O/U 2M-7 mountings.
A German soldier fires a Panzerfaust 30 during the Battle of Breslau. It appears to be a genuine Panzerfaust rather than a mockup as it is seen firing on screen.
A Hilfspolizei officer carries a Luger P08 in holster in documentary footage.
Soviet soldiers carry PPSh-41 SMGs in documentary footage.
Soviet soldiers carry PPS-43 SMGs in documentary footage.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are seen in documentary footage, used by Soviet troops and German Volkssturm (captured M91/30 rifles were issued to Volkssturm under the designation Gewehr 254 (r)).
Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine
Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbines are hold by Soviet soldiers in documentary footage of Berlin Victory Parade in September 1945.
Karabiner 98k rifles are carried by German soldiers in German wartime footage.
Small Caliber Rifle
Volkssturm personnel train in shooting in documentary footage. Their guns appear to be small caliber target rifles.
Volkssturm personnel carry various antique-looking rifles in documentary footage. Some of them resemble French Gras Model 1874. Such guns were captured mostly in Greece and issued to service under designation Gewehr 306(g).
Short rifles that can be Gras carbines (Wehrmacht index Karabiner 561(g)) are also seen in hands of Volkssturm.
SKS carbines are seen in hands of Soviet Army soldiers on parage in Moscow and of the soldiers of National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic on parage in Berlin in 1970s.
A Soviet soldier carries a Sturmgewehr 44 in documentary footage.
Sovier paratroopers hold AKS-74U assault rifles during the parage in Moscow (the chronicle is used for late 1970s but it was doubtless filmed in early 1980s when this gun was issued for service).
Volkssturm personnel march with Mauser rifles, Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades and two MG34 machine guns, one of which is a Panzerlauf model.
A Maxim M1910/30 is seen in German documentary footage.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
A trainee in Abwehr training camp throws a dummy version of Model 24 Stielhandgranate in German wartime footage. Also Volkssturm personnel carry Stielhandgranates.
Volkssturm personnel march with Panzerfaust 30. Note the simple sights that look different from Panzerfaust 60.
Unidentified Land Mine
An unidentified land mine is seen in German wartime footage.