Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (V boy idut odni "stariki")
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (V boy idut odni "stariki") is a 1973 Soviet war movie about World War II fighter pilots. The movie is directed by Leonid Bykov who also appeared in the lead role of Captain Titarenko, nicknamed "Maestro" for his singing. The title of the movie comes from the order of the squadron commander: during very hard air battles against German fighter aces only "old men" - veterans of the squadron were sent up, while those fresh from flying school have to wait on the ground.
The movie was filmed as B&W, but in 2009 it was colorized. The screenshots below are taken from color version of the movie.
The following weapons are seen in the movie Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (V boy idut odni "stariki"):
Soviet soldiers are often seen with PPSh-41 submachine guns.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Another weapon seen in hands of Soviet soldiers is Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle.
DP-28 light machine gun is seen in hands of a Soviet soldier.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
OSP-30 Flare Pistol is seen in hands of a Soviet officer.
The following weapons are seen in documentary footage inserted in the movie (and colorized with the other parts of the film).
Maxim M1910/30 machine gun is used by Soviet soldiers.
12.7mm Berezin UB machine gun is mounted on Il-2 ground attack plane.
23mm aircraft automatic guns Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 are main attack weapon of Il-2.
2 cm FlaK 30
German light 2cm FlaK 30 is used against Soviet airplanes.
Most of the wartime fighter planes seen in the movie are in fact postwar training planes: Yak-18P appears as Soviet Lavochkin La-5 fighter and Zlin Z-326 - as German Messerschmitt Bf 109.