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DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Igor Nikolayev
Release Date 1992
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gen. Aleksandr Gorbatov Vladimir Gostyukhin
Pvt./Lt. Avdoshin Sergei Churbakov
Marshal Georgy Zhukov Vladimir Menshov
Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky Evgeniy Karelskikh
Corps Commissar Lev Mekhlis Aleksey Zharkov
Boris Pasternak Aleksandr Khochinsky
Nina Gorbatova Irina Akulova

General is a Russian 1992 war drama directed by Igor Nikolayev and depicting several episodes of the biography of Red Army General Aleksandr Vasilyevich Gorbatov, based on his acclaimed autobiography "Years off My Life".

The following weapons were used in the film General:


Nagant M1895

The Captain of Special Departments (Vladimir Permyakov) draws the Nagant M1895 revolver when arresting Lt. Avdoshin.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
The Captain draws his Nagant at the soldier of Avdoshin's company.

Tokarev TT-33

Most Soviet officers carry TT-33 pistols in holsters. Sometimes the pistols are seen in action.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
The Junior Lieutenant (Eduard Fribus) holds the TT in Winter 1941.
The brigade commissar (Vitali Bazin) leads the soldiers in attack with TT in hand.

Pocket Pistol

In one scene Pvt. Avdoshin (Sergei Churbakov) holds a pocket pistol that belonged to some German officer. The pistol looks similar to FN Model 1905 family but has rear sights and some kind of safery on the back of the slide.


Submachine Guns


Many Soviet soldiers and officers are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The Junior Lieutenant (Eduard Fribus) holds the PPSh in Winter 1941.
Lt. Avdoshin (Sergei Churbakov) with PPSh-41 in trench in Summer 1943.
Soldiers with PPSh-41 SMG and DP-27 machine gun.
A soldier loads the drum magazine.
A closeup of the muzzle.


Some PPS-43 SMGs are also seen in hands of Soviet soldiers in Summer 1943.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPS-43 is seen at the right.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Most Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with attached bayonets.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers of Gen. Gorbatov's brigade stand in formation in the scene in Autumn 1941.
Pvt. Avdoshin (Sergei Churbakov) covers under fire, dropping his rifle.
Soldiers with M91/30 rifles in Winter 1941.
The sergeant (Yuriy Oborotov) leads soldiers in attack.
Pvt. Avdoshin in attack.
Pvt. Surovkin (Leonid Reutov) with M91/30 rifle in trench in Summer 1943.
A soldier hides in trench.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

DP-27 light machine guns are used by Soviet infantry in several scenes.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A Private (Mikhail Burlakov) rests next to his DP-27 at the background.
The DP-27 on position.
The DP-27 in trench.

Degtyaryov DT

The Degtyaryov DT machine gun is seen mounted on the BA-10 armoured car.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
The BA-10 is seen at the right. DT machine gun is front mounted.

Maxim M191/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers in several scenes.

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
The Maxim fires during the training of rookie soldiers in Autumn 1941.
The same scene. The Maxim is of 1941 version.
The Maxim (pre-1941 version) is used during the battle in Winter 1941.
Soldiers move the Maxim on battlefield in Summer 1943.


The BA-10 armoured car is seen at the right. It is armed with 45-mm 20K tank gun and two DT machine guns.
The German half-track APC (that appears to be postwar Czechoslovak OT-810) and T-34, mocked up as German tank, are seen through the binoculars.

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