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Counter-offensive (Kontrudar)

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Counter-offensive (Kontrudar)
Kontrudar DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Shevchenko
Release Date 1985
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
General Nikolai Vatutin Viktor Pavlov
Marshal Georgy Zhukov Mikhail Ulyanov
General Pavel Rybalko Vsevolod Platov
General Kirill Moskalenko Nikolay Burlyaev
General Ivan Chernyakhovsky Anatoli Khostikoyev
Field marshal Erich von Manstein Harijs Liepins

Counter-offensive (original title Kontrudar) is a 1985 Soviet war movie directed by Vladimir Shevchenko. It depicts the battle on Soviet-German front in November-December 1943. The storyline is seen mostly throught the eyes of high commanders of Red Army and Wehrmacht.

The following weapons were used in the film Counter-offensive (Kontrudar):


Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols. They are mostly seen in holsters.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
A Soviet major (Vladimir Vikhrov) holds his TT.
A Soviet officer (in the middle) holds a TT while leading his soldiers in attack.

Walther P38

In one scene a German officer is seen with a Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
An officer with P38 is seen next to the machine gunner.

Submachine Guns


Many Soviet soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) Pyilyip (Vladimir Mazur) fires his PPSh.
Soviet infantry before the attack. A soldier with PPSh is seen on the foreground.
A soldier with PPSh rides on top of ISU-152 self-propelled gun.
A documentary film operator (Georgi Dvornikov) carries a PPSh on sling (seen in the middle).


Some Soviet soldiers are armed with PPS-43 SMGs.

PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier with PPS-43 is seen at the left.
A close view of PPS-43 at the right.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Red Army soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A soldier with M91/30 rifle is seen at the left.
Soviet soldiers with M91/30 rifles, PPSh-41 and PPS-43 SMGs in attack.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

DP-27 machine guns are seen during the attack of the Soviet infantry in the final scene.

DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier with DP-27 rides on top of ISU-152 self-propelled gun.


MG34 are used by German soldiers in several scenes.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier fires his MG34.
An MG34 is mounted in the sidecar.

Other Weapons


PTRD-41 AT rifles are used by Soviet soldiers in several scenes.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Pvt. Antsiferov (Vadim Kirilenko) mans a PTRD.
Pvts. Antsiferov (at the right) and Rakhimov (Bekzod Hamraev) in trench with PTRDs.

Flare Pistol

A flare pistol is very briefly seen in one scene. It isn't seen clear enough to be identified but SPSh is a best guess as it's seen in most Soviet war movies.

SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
A Sovier officer fires a flare pistol at the left (a muzzle flame is seen).

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