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Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod)

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Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod)
Hit Back DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mikhail Tumanishvili
Release Date 1981
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Tarassov Boris Galkin
Warrant Officer Volentir Mihai Volontir
Captain Shvetz Vadim Spiridonov
Sergeant Zinovieva Yelena Glebova
Lieutenant-Colonel Morozhkyn Anatoli Kuznetsov
Captain Zuyev Aleksandr Pyatkov

Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) is a 1981 Russian action movie by Mikhail Tumanishvili. It is a sequel to In the Zone of Special Attention (V zone osobogo vnimaniya). The movie shows the reconnaissance group of Soviet Army paratroopers and marines during military exercise.

See also: In the Zone of Special Attention (V zone osobogo vnimaniya).

The following weapons are seen in the movie Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod):


Makarov PM Pistol

The Makarov PM is the issue sidearm of Soviet Army officers and warrant officers including Lieutenant-Colonel Morozhkyn (Anatoli Kuznetsov). Most of the PMs are seen holstered.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
PM in hand of Warrant Officer (of the "enemy" side of military exercise) who is trying to take Captain Tarassov as a prisoner.

Assault rifles


In the opening scene marines are seen training with AKMS assault rifles. They are mostly AKMS of first model that lacks slant compensator on the tip of the barrel and some of them are loaded with bakelite plastic magazine.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
Marine Sergeant Zinovieva (Yelena Glebova) with AKMS with bayonet among marines during the training. This AKMS is of second model with slant compensator on the tip of the barrel.
Marines with AKMS during the bayonet fighting training.
A bakelite magazine and the muzzle without compensator are seen.


The special reconnaissance group members are armed with 7.62mm AKS-47 of first model (instead of 5.45mm AKS-74 as in the previous movie).

Type I AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
Paratrooper Warrant Officer Volentir (Mihai Volontir) with AKS.
Paratrooper Captain Tarassov (Boris Galkin) with AKS.
Close view on AKS.
Captain Tarassov and Warrant Officer Volentir with AKS. Note the 6-Kh-4 bayonet for AKMs that cannot be fitted to older AK/AKS-47.
Marine Captain Shvetz (Vadim Spiridonov) with AKS.


AK-74 assault rifles are used by Soviet troops.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
Soldiers with AK-74s.
Soldiers with AK-74s are combing the countryside in search of the reconnaissance group.
A radioman with AK-74 is seen at the background.

Machine guns

RPK Light Machine Gun

RPK light machine gun is seen during the scene on the airfield.

RPK Light Machine Gun with 40 round magazine - 7.62x39mm
A muzzle and folded bipod of RPK is seen.

KPVT Heavy Machine Gun

KPVT Heavy Machine Gun is seen mounted on a BTR-60PB APC.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
A barrel of KPVT.

Yakushev-Borzov YakB-12,7

A four-barrel YakB-12,7 machine gun is mounted on Mi-24 helicopter.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B mounted on Mi-24 Hind-D - 12.7x108mm
A YakB-12,7 is mounted on Mi-24.

Other weapons


RPG-7 is blurry seen in final scene.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Marine with unloaded RPG-7.


Ammunition for 23mm aircraft automatic gun GSh-23.
12-inch triple turrets of the coastal artillery. It's a unique battery positioned on the Black Sea coast.

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