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Four Tankers and A Dog (Czterej pancerni i pies)

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Czterej pancerni i pies
Czterej pancerni i pies-poster.jpg
Country POL.jpg Poland
Language Polish
Channel Telewizja Polska (TVP)
Creator "Syrena" and "Nike"
Genre War / Adventure
Broadcast 1966 - 1970
No. of Seasons 4
No. of Episodes 21
Main Cast
Character Actor
Cpl Janek Kos Janusz Gajos
Cpl Gustaw Jeleń Franciszek Pieczka
Sgt Lidka Wisniewska Malgorzata Niemirska
Sgt Franek Wichura Witold Pyrkosz
Marusia 'Ogoniok' Pola Raksa
Pvt Tomek Czeresniak Wieslaw Golas
Sgt Grigoriy Saakashvili Wlodzimierz Press
Lt Olgierd Jarosz Roman Wilhelmi
Col Tadeusz Tadeusz Kalinowski
Honorata Barbara Krafftówna

Czterej pancerni i pies (English: Four Tankers and A Dog) is a Polish produced war adventure television series which ran from 1966 - 1970. It tells the story of a Polish Army tank crew in the USSR during the Second World War.

The following weapons were used in the television series Four Tankers and A Dog (Czterej pancerni i pies):


Tokarev TT-33

Polish troops officers on the Eastern Front are equipped with Soviet Tokarev TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Lt. Olgierd Jarosz (Roman Wilhelmi) leads his men in the attack with his gun in hand.
Sgt. "Gresh" (Wlodzimierz Press) (left) also uses this pistol.

Mauser C96

A relatively rare weapon in the series, even for German soldiers, is the Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser

Cpl. Janek Kos (Janusz Gajos) with a Mauser C96 pistol.

Luger P08

German officers primarily use Luger P08 or Walther P38 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm

An SS officer uses a pistol to take Russian nurse Marusia as a hostage.

Walther P38

The Walther P38 is also widely used by German officers.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm


A German Feldwebel aims his pistol at Janek Kos.

Submachine Guns


The PPSh-41 is by far the most common SMG in the series, and is widely used by Red Army soldiers, Polish soldiers, and even German forces.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Red Army soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns with drum magazines.
Sgt. Lidka (Malgorzata Niemirska) holds a submachine gun.
Nurse Marusia (Pola Raksa) is armed with a PPSh-41.
Gustlik (Franciszek Pieczek) and "Gresh" (Wlodzimierz Press) both hold PPSh-41 submachine guns.
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Honorata (Barbara Krafftówna) aims a PPSh-41 at captured Germans.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35 round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPSh-41 is also used by Polish troops.
A German Feldwebel tries to shoot the dog "Sharik" with a PPSh-41. Captured PPSh submachine guns were used by the Wehrmacht under the name Maschinenpistole 717(r).
Pvt. Tomek Czeresniak (Wieslaw Golas) in the Berlin house.


Various characters are seen with MP38 submachine guns.

MP38 - 9x19mm
German soldiers are armed with MP38s.

Janek Kos (Janusz Gajos) with a captured German submachine gun.
Cpl. Gustaw Jeleń (Franciszek Pieczka) defends a position against the odds.
Sgt. "Gresh" Saakashvili (Wlodzimierz Press) with an MP38 taken from a disarmed German soldier.

Lanchester Mk. I*

The Lanchester Mk. I* is used by Japanese troops. It may be used as a stand-in for a Type 100 submachine gun, which was really used by Japan.

Lanchester Mk. I* - 9x19mm
A Japanese paratrooper fires a submachine gun on the Janka.

It appears to be a Lanchester Mk. I*.

Sten Mk II

Pvt. Tomek Czeresniak (Wieslaw Golas) uses the Sten Mk II submachine gun in "Zamiana" (S2E01).

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
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12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Janek (Janusz Gajos) fires at Japanese with his 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.


Mosin Nagant M91/30

Soviet and Polish infantry primarily use the Mosin Nagant M91/30.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Red Army soldier fires his rifle at the German airplane.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Some Soviet and Polish troops use the Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Polish soldier with M38 carbine on his back.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

Mr. Czeresniak (Tadeusz Fijewski) uses a Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mmR
Mr. Czeresniak (Tadeusz Fijewski) is seen with M1944 carbine.

Mauser Karabiner 98k

German infantry primarily uses the Karabiner 98k. Scoped versions are also used by snipers.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Janek Kos (Janusz Gajos) holds a German rifle in his hands.
Cpl. Jeleń (Franciszek Pieczka) is disguised as a German soldier.
Karabiner 98k with "dow" scope and hooded front sight - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Cpt. Baranov (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) with a captured Karabiner 98k.
Cpl. Janek Kos has also become an excellent sniper.


The AKS-47 is seen several times in the hands of German and Polish soldiers. While certainly anachronistic for World War II, it may be an attempted stand-in for the German Sturmgewehr 44. It's worth noting that an AK-47 with a wooden stock would better depict a Sturmgewehr, but due to unknown reasons, the folding-stock AKS-47 is used instead.

Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
Sgt Grigoriy Saakashvili (Wlodzimierz Press) fires an AKS-47.
Sgt Grigoriy Saakashvili holds the AKS-47 with stock folded.

Machine guns

Degtyaryov DP Series Machine Gun

Janek (Janusz Gajos) uses the Degtyaryov DP-27/DP-28.

Degtyarev DP-28 - 7.62x54mmR
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Degtyaryov DT Series Machine Gun

During the war, several crew members of the tank "Rudy" use the Degtyaryov DT machine gun, in both a coaxial mount and infantry configuration.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Lidka is occasionally seen using the Degtyaryov DT machine gun.
DT machine gun - 7.62x54mmR. The DT could be dismounted from the tank or armored car and used with a bipod as the light machine gun.
Sgt. Franek Wichura (Witold Pyrkosz) fires the DT machine gun with a bipod.
The pistol grip and magazine are seen.

Maxim M1910/1930

Polish troops are seen with THE Maxim M1910/30.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Polish soldiers are transported across the river Oder with the support of a Maxim M1910/30.


German troops are equipped with the MG42.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
A German soldier fires his MG42 machine gun.
Sgt. "Gresh" (Wlodzimierz Press) beats back the German attacks while firing a machine gun.

MG 34

German troops also use the older MG 34.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
German soldiers fire an MG 34 machine gun.

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun

The Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun is mounted on a BTR-152 armored personnel carrier.

Goryunov SGMB, mounted on BTR-152 - 7.62x54mmR
The machine gun seen here is actually the post-war SGMB modification.

37-mm M1939 (61-K)

A 37-mm M1939 (61-K) is seen during the Battle of Berlin.

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37×252SR
An 37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun on the streets of Berlin.

Hand Grenades

F-1 hand grenade

Soviet and Polish soldiers are seen with F-1 hand grenades.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade.
A Soviet soldier (left) with F-1 hand grenades in his belt.
Polish soldiers play with a hand grenade on the table.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers use the Model 24 Stielhandgranate. Polish troops are seen with captured examples.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
A German infantryman prepares to throw a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
Pvt. Tomek awakens the crew of "Rudy" with a hand grenade.
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Honorata (Barbara Krafftówna) throws a hand grenades at the Germans one by one.
Cpl. Gustaw Jeleń safely catches a hand grenade.

Flare pistols

OSP-30 Flare Pistol

Col. Tadeusz (Tadeusz Kalinowski) gives the signal to launch an attack with a OSP-30 Flare Pistol.

Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
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Hebel Flare Pistol M1894

Wehrmacht forces use the Hebel Flare Pistol Model 1894.

Hebel Flare Pistol M1894 - 26.5mm
The German officer fires on a car driven by Cpl. Jelen.



The Panzerfaust is used by German and Polish troops.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
A German soldier on the bridge prepares to fire on the tank "Rudy" with a Panzerfaust.
Cpl. Jeleń (Franciszek Pieczka) using a Panzerfaust to open the water tank.


LPO-50 flamethrower

An anachronistic 1950s Soviet LPO-50 flamethrower is used by German soldiers.

LPO-50 flamethrower
A German soldier uses an LPO-50 flamethrower.


82mm BM-37 mortar

Soviet 82mm BM-37 mortars are used as a substitution for German GrW 34s. The mortars used in the series are of late-war or post-war modification.

Soviet 82mm BM-37 Mortar, late version
The German mortars fire at positions of Polish troops.
In defense of the fort, Gustlik (Franciszek Pieczka) uses mortar ammunition as hand grenades.


45mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)

Polish troops use the 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) during a battle.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
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76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

The 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3).

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm
Polish artillery uses a 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) against German tanks.
Lidka (Malgorzata Niemirska) and Marusia (Pola Raksa) replace a fallen gun crew.
The Germans tried to destroy the tank "Rudy" using a new ammunition for the 76.2 mm ZIS-3. Captured ZIS-3s were occasionally used by Wehrmacht under the name 7.62cm FK 288(r).

122mm Howitzer M1938 (M-30)

Polish artillerymen clear of way for tanks and infantry in the streets of Berlin with fire from 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30)s.

Soviet 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) howitzer
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T-34 tanks

All T-34 tanks appearing in the series are the later models armed with the 85mm gun. However, in the early episodes, they are meant to represent the T-34-76 tanks.

Legendary Tank "Rudy" crosses the river Oder.

Tiger I

The Tiger I tanks are actually converted T-34 and IS-2 tanks.

A Tiger failed to stop the onslaught of Polish tanks.

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