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Military Secret (Poyedinok)

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Military Secret (Poyedinok)
Poyedinok 1944 Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Legoshin
Release Date 1945
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major of State Security Sergeev alias Boris Leontyev Andrey Tutyshkin
Colonel of State Security Lartsev Sergei Lukyanov
Captain of State Security Bakhmetyev Nadir Malishevsky
Peter Weininger alias Petrov Vladimir Belokurov
Oberst (Col.) Kraschke Osip Abdulov
Amalie Karlson alias Mariya Zybova Nadezhda Borskaya
Natalya Osenina Nina Alisova

Military Secret (original title Poyedinok ("Duel")) is a 1945 (filmed 1944) Soviet war spy movie directed by Vladimir Legoshin and based on the novel "Voennaya tayna" ("Military Secret") by Lev Sheynin. Soviet engineer Boris Leontyev invents a new powerful weapon. The German intelligence make plans to abduct Leontyev during his participation in the testing of the weapon on the frontline. But Soviet counterintelligence is acquainted about these plans, and Major of State Security Sergeev acts under the name of Leontyev in order to make a trap for the German spy group.

The following weapons were used in the film Military Secret (Poyedinok):


Luger P08

Peter Weininger (Vladimir Belokurov), the leader of the spy group, carries a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
During a parachute drop, Weininger orders a cowardly member of his group to jump under the threat of the gun.
Weininger holds his Luger in the same scene.
Weininger draws his pistol in the final scene.

Tokarev TT-33

When Weininger (Vladimir Belokurov), acting under the disguise of Soviet official Petrov, kills the driver of Leontyev's car, he is armed with a TT-33 instead of a Luger that he carries in other scenes. In the final scene TT pistols are seen in hands of State Security operatives.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Weininger fires at the driver.
A State Security operative aims his TT at Weininger.

Mauser C96

In one scene a German officer holds a Mauser C96. In the final scene a State Security operative, disguised as a German pilot, holds a Mauser C96.

Mauser C96 "Pre-War Commercial" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
An officer with a Mauser C96 pistol in hand jumps out of a burning self-propelled gun.
The false pilot covertly draws a Mauser.
He aims the gun at the members of Weininger's group.

Submachine Guns


The driver of Leontyev's car carries a PPSh-41 with stick magazine.

PPSh-41 with 35-round box magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The driver holds a PPSh with stick magazine.


German soldiers carry MP40 submachine guns in several scenes.

MP40 - 9x19mm
German soldiers run under the Soviet fire.
A soldier at the right carries an MP40.
A sentry with an MP40 at the gates of the Abwehr school.


A 57 mm ZiS-30 SPG is used as a stand-in for a German vehicle in the scene that depicts the devastating effect of Leontyev's invention.
The barrel of the 57 mm gun is seen.

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