|Green Chains (Zelyonye tsepochki)
|Paul Richter aka "Uncle Petya"
||Aleksandr Mikhaylov (III)
|Aleksandr Kalachyov aka Shurka-Krendel
Green Chains (Zelyonye tsepochki) is a Soviet 1970 adventure movie directed by Grigoriy Aronov and based on novels by German Matveyev. In Autumn 1941 in besieged Leningrad three boys accidentally obtain a suitcase, inside which they find a flare pistol with green star shells. This leads to the uncover of German saboteur operations in Leningrad.
The following weapons were used in the film Green Chains (Zelyonye tsepochki):
In the final scene saboteur Semyon Semyonov (Fyodor Odinokov) fires a Nagant M1895.
Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
TT-33 pistols are used by counterintellegence service officers, including Sergeant of State Security (Lieutenant rank) Aleksey Burakov (Oleg Belov). Lieutenant of State Security (Major rank) Ivan Vasilyevich (Pavel Luspekaev) holds a TT in the final scene, but the pistol is seen very briefly and in distance.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version
Burakov with a TT in the final scene. A good view of TT holster.
Burakov in shootout with "Uncle Petya".
In the final scene German spy Paul Richter aka "Uncle Petya" (Aleksandr Mikhaylov (III)) fires a Luger P08.
Lieutenant of State Security (Major rank) Ivan Vasilyevich (Pavel Luspekaev
) shows a Luger and knife, confiscated from arrested saboteur, to Mishka and Vas'ka.
"Uncle Petya" fires his Luger.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are widely used by Soviet soldiers.
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers on march carry M91/30 rifles with bayonets, attached backwards.
A soldier carries an M91/30 rifle.
Soldiers with M91/30 rifles encircle Sidorov's house in the final scene.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Some Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles are also used by Soviet soldiers.
Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
One of the sailors carries an M91 Infantry rifle.
An M91 Infantry rifle of a sentry on anti-aircraft battery is seen at the right.
Another view of the sentry carrying the rifle.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
Three boys, Mishka, Vas'ka and Styopka, find an OSP-30 Flare Pistol with star shells in a suitcase, belonging to "Uncle Petya". Later an OSP-30 flare pistol is used by saboteur Valeriy Kaplunov (Aleksandr Lipov).
OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
Boys open the suitcase and finds the flare pistol and star shells.
Vas'ka loads the flare pistol.
He shoots a green signal that draws attention of the patrol.
Kaplunov shoots a flare pistol, signalling to German bombers.
37-mm M1939 (61-K)
37-mm M1939 (61-K) AA autocannons are seen on Leningrad streets.
37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
A 37mm 61-K autocannon is towed along the street.
A battery of 57-mm S-60 AA autocannons is seen in one scene. In reality these guns appeared only in 1950.
Three S-60 AA guns on position.
A battery of 76.2mm M1938 AA guns. They can be differentiated from 85mm 52-K guns by small muzzle brake.
A T-34-85 is seen on the street. Of course, this tank doesn't fit for Autumn 1941.