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His Battalion (Ego batalyon)

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His Battalion (Ego batalyon)
Ego batalyon DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Karpov
Release Date 1989
Language Russian
Studio Belarusfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Nikolai Voloshin Vitaly Zikora
Lt. Vadim Samokhin Igor Lenyov
Sgt. Vera Veretennikova Lyubov Germanova
Lt. Markin Boris Rudnev
Lt. Kruglov Igor Neupokoyev
Sgt. Lev Gutman Andrei Kashker
Pvt. Vasily Chernoruchenko Anatoly Vedyonkin
Capt. Pavel Ivanov Dmitry Matveev

His Battalion (original title Ego batalyon) is a 1989 Soviet made for TV war drama directed by Aleksandr Karpov (Dolgie vyorsty voyny) and based on the novel by Vasil Bykov. It depicts one day of Capt. Nikolai Voloshin, a commander of infantry battalion.

The following weapons were used in the film His Battalion (Ego batalyon):


Tokarev TT-33

Most Soviet officers carry TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version.
Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora) holds his TT.
Lt. Kruglov (Igor Neupokoyev) (at the left) with a TT.
A close view of Voloshin's pistol in holster. It's of post-war model.
Lt. Markin (Boris Rudnev) holds a TT.

Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 is Maj. Kaskov's (Valeri Filatov) personal sidearm. This revolver has pre-1930 rounded front sight.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38R Nagant
Maj. Kaskov (at the right) holds a Nagant.


Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora), Lt. Markin (Boris Rudnev) and Sgt. Gutman (Andrei Kashker) use an OSP-30 Flare Pistol, passing it from hand to hand.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
Voloshin hands his flare pistol to Markin.
He also gives several flare cartridges.
Markin holds an OSP-30.

Submachine Guns


Many Soviet officers and NCOs, including Lts. Samokhin (Igor Lenyov) and Kruglov (Igor Neupokoyev), combat medic Sgt. Veretennikova (Lyubov Germanova), Sgt. Gutman (Andrei Kashker), are seen with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Sgt. Gutman (Andrei Kashker) holds a spare magazine for his PPSh that is seen on the wall next to him.
Lt. Samokhin (Igor Lenyov) holds a PPSh.
Lt. Kruglov (Igor Neupokoyev) holds a PPSh during the battle in trenches.
Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora) holds a PPSh and a discharged TT-33.


German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs. During the battle in German trenches Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora) arms himself with a captured MP40.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier fires his MP40.
An MP40 is seen near a dead German soldier.
Capt. Voloshin holds an MP40.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

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

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers with M91/30 rifles during the night march.
An M91/30 is seen in trench.
A soldier with M91/30 rifle and F-1 hand grenade.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are also seen.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Pvt. Ashim Iskhakov (Sagi Ashimov) holds an M38 Carbine.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A Degtyaryov DP-27 is briefly seen during the attack of the Soviet infantry.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A gunner fires his DP-27 during the attack.

Goryunov SG-43

During the second attack on the hill Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora) fires a Goryunov SG-43, replacing a dead gunner. In the original novel Voloshin fires a DShK.

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
Voloshin fires an SG-43, assisted by Pvt. Iskhakov (Sagi Ashimov).
A close view of the machine gun.
A damaged SG-43 is seen on the battlefield.

Hand Grenades

F-1 Hand Grenade

Many Soviet soldiers carry F-1 hand grenades.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Capt. Voloshin (Vitaly Zikora) has an F-1 on his belt.
A soldier with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle and F-1 grenade.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

During the battle in German trenches both Soviet and German soldiers use Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Pvt. Chernoruchenko (Anatoly Vedyonkin) with a "Potato Masher" in hand is seen behind Capt. Voloshin.
Capt. Voloshin throws an M24 grenade.

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