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Panfilov's 28 (28 panfilovtsev)

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Panfilov's 28 (28 panfilovtsev)
28 Panfilovtsev Poster.jpg
Theatrial Release Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Andrey Shalopa
Kim Druzhinin
Release Date 2016
Language Russian
Studio Panfilov's Twenty Eight
Gaijin Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Politruk Vasily Klochkov Aleksey Morozov
Capt. Pavel Gundilovich Aleksey Longin
Sgt. Ivan Dobrobabin Yakov Kucherevskiy
Pvt. Ivan Moskalenko Aleksandr Ustyugov
Pvt. Alikbay Kosaev Amadu Mamadakov
Pvt. Grigory Konkin Dmitriy Murashev
Pvt. Gavriil Mitin Oleg Senchenko
Pvt. Daniil Kozhebergenov Kim Druzhinin

Panfilov's 28 (28 panfilovtsev) is a 2016 Russian war drama directed by Andrey Shalopa and Kim Druzhinin. It depicts one of the most famous episodes of the Battle for Moscow, the story of Panfilov's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen, a small unit of Red Army soldiers of General Panfilov's division who stood against the overwhelming forces of Wehrmacht in November 16, 1941 at the village of Dubosekovo and mostly perished in action.

The following weapons were used in the film Panfilov's 28 (28 panfilovtsev):


Tokarev TT-33

Most Soviet officers, including battalion commander Maj. Fyodor Reshetnikov (Anton Kuznetsov), company commader Capt. Pavel Gundilovich (Aleksey Longin), Sr. Lt. Pyotr Ignatyev (Dmitriy Sutyrin), and Politruk (political instructor) Vasily Klochkov (Aleksey Morozov), carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols in holsters. When repelling the last German attack, Sgt. Ivan Dobrobabin (Yakov Kucherevskiy) takes the TT from wounded Klochkov.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Klochkov (at the right) carries the TT in holster.
Klochkov carries the PPSh-41 and the TT in holster.
Dobrobabin fires the TT when his PPD-40 runs out of ammo.

Submachine Guns


Politruk Vasily Klochkov (Aleksey Morozov) and several soldiers, including Pvts. Grigory Konkin (Dmitriy Murashev), Ivan Natarov (Pavel Goncharov), Grigory Shemyakin (Oleg Fyodorov) and Nikolay Trofimov (Anton Filipenko), are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Konkin, the assistant of PTRD-41 gunner Kosaev, has PPSh-41 and two RPG-40 AT grenades at hand (seen at the right).
Natarov "hunts" for a German dive bomber with his PPSh.
Another view of Natarov's PPSh.
Klochkov carries the PPSh on sling.
Trofimov holds the PPSh and RPG-40 AT grenade.
Wounded Pvt. Narsutbay Yesebulatov (Vladislav Pogiba) fires Klochkov's PPSh.
Klochkov holds his PPSh in action.
Shemyakin fires the PPSh.


Sgt. Ivan Dobrobabin (Yakov Kucherevskiy) and several soldiers carry PPD-40 SMGs.

PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Sgt. Dobrobabin carries the PPD during the night march.
Dobrobabin holds his PPD in trench.
Pyotr Yemtzov (Anton Paderin) with the PPD.
Ivan Moskalenko (Aleksandr Ustyugov) fires the PPD.
Yakov Bondarenko (Dmitriy Girev) holds the PPD.


Some German soldiers, notably a tank crew member, are armed with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A tanker leaves the burning Pz. IV with MP40 in hands.
A German NCO leads the soldiers with MP40 in hands.
Dmitry Timofeev (Mark Ovchinnikov) takes the MP40 from dead German soldier.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

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

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Ivan Shepetkov (Vitaliy Kovalenko) prepares for battle.
Ivan Moskalenko (Aleksandr Ustyugov) prepares for battle.
A closer view of Shepetkov's rifle.
Pvt. Grigory Shemyakin (Oleg Fyodorov) reloads the rifle.
Lacking the cartridge clip, he loads the cartridges one by one.
The soldiers in trench repel the German attack.
Ivan Natarov (Pavel Goncharov) fires the rifle.
Ivan Shadrin (Andrey Bodrenkov) with M91/30 and Illarion Vasilyev (Andrey Nekrasov) with SVT-40 run out of ammo and ready the bayonets.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

At least Illarion Vasilyev (Andrey Nekrasov) is seen with a Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon.

Mosin-Nagant M1891 Dragoon Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Illarion Vasilyev awaiting the German attack.
A close view of Vasilyev's M91 Dragoon rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some artillerymen are armed with Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
The M38 carbine is seen on the ground at the left.

Tokarev SVT-40

Some Soviet soldiers are armed with Tokarev SVT-40 semi-auto rifles.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
Ivan Shadrin (Andrey Bodrenkov) grabs his SVT when the German reconnaissance plane appears over the positions.
Shadrin fires at the plane.
Pyotr Dutov (Mikhail Pshenko) readies for battle.
Yakov Bondarenko (Dmitriy Girev) fires the SVT.
A close view of Bondarenko's rifle.
A close view of the barrel and muzzle brake.
A soldier (character unidentified) holds the SVT.
Ivan Shadrin (Andrey Bodrenkov) with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 and Illarion Vasilyev (Andrey Nekrasov) with SVT-40 run out of ammo and ready the bayonets.

Karabiner 98k

Nearly all German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers in attack.
A soldier with 98k.
A closeup of 98k.
German soldiers cautiously approach to Soviet trenches.
A soldier crouches under the fire of Soviet machine gun.

Gewehr 33/40(t)

At least one of the German soldiers is armed with Gewehr 33/40(t) (Wehrmacht index for Czech Vz. 16/33 carbine), identified by the short barrel and the grooves on the stock.

Czech vz. 16/33 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier fall under the fire of Soviet machine gun.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

The pre-1930 Maxim M1910 is manned by Gavriil Mitin (Oleg Senchenko) and Daniil Kozhebergenov (Kim Druzhinin).

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Mitin (at the left) and Kozhebergenov at the Maxim.
Mitin readies the machine gun.
A closeup.
Mitin opens fire at advancing German soldiers.
A closeup.
Kozhebergenov repels the last attack.

Degtyaryov DP-27

A single Degtyaryov DP-27 is seen in Soviet trenches.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
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MG 34

German soldiers use the MG 34 machine gun.

MG 34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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MG 34 Panzerlauf

Replicas of MG 34 Panzerlauf machine gun are used on the full scale model of Pz. IV German tank.

MG 34 Panzerlauf - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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28 panfilovtsev-Tank-9.jpg

Other Weapons

Degtyaryov PTRD-41

Two PTRD-41 AT rifles are used by the Soviet unit. One is manned by Musabek Sengirbaev (Azamat Nigmanov) as gunner and Duyshenkul Shopokov (Askar Tleugobilov) (gunner's assistant), and the other one - by Alikbay Kosaev (Amadu Mamadakov) (gunner) and Grigory Konkin (Dmitriy Murashev) (gunner's assistant).

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Kosaev readies the PTRD.
A close view of the PTRD.
Sengirbaev fires, Shopokov holds two cartridges.
Kosaev reloads.
A good view of 14.5 mm cartridges in hands of Konkin.
The PTRD in action.
After the crews of both AT rifles are killed, Pyotr Yemtzov (Anton Paderin) takes the PTRD.


Soviet soldiers use RGD-33 hand grenades, often in bundles. Unlike most movies, where all RGD-33 grenades, tied together, retain the handles, here we see the correct bundle that contains one grenade with the handle and several grenade warheads.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
The RGD-33 is seen next to Illarion Vasilyev (Andrey Nekrasov).
RGD-33 and RPG-40 are seen in the trench.
Ivan Moskalenko (Aleksandr Ustyugov) prepares the bundle of RGD-33s.
A crate with RGD-33 grenades.
Sgt. Ivan Dobrobabin (Yakov Kucherevskiy) holds the bundle of RGD-33s and the RPG-40.
A closeup of the bundle of RGD-33s.
A soldier (character unidentified) readies with two bundles of RGD-33 grenades.
Politruk Vasily Klochkov (Aleksey Morozov) holds two bundles of RGD-33 grenades.


RPG-40 AT hand grenades are also used.

Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade. The manual for use of grenade is seen on its body.
Ivan Shepetkov (Vitaliy Kovalenko) readies the RPG-40.
Two RPG-40s are seen next to Shepetkov.
RGD-33 and RPG-40 are seen in the trench.
Sgt. Ivan Dobrobabin (Yakov Kucherevskiy) holds RPG-40s.
Nikolay Trofimov (Anton Filipenko) with PPSh-41 and RPG-40 grenade.


The RG-14/30 hand grenade is seen when Lt. Ugryumov (cameo of film director Andrey Shalopa) is lecturing about the German tanks and the anti-tank tactics.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
28 panfilovtsev-RG14-1.jpg

Incendiary Bottle

Incendiary bottles are also used by Soviet soldiers. The screen props very carefully follow the real weapons (No1 and No3 bottles), including the usage of ignition matches.

A soldier takes the bottle...
and ignits the matches.
A soldier readies to throw the bottle at advancing German tank.

45 mm 53-K AT Gun

Two 45 mm 53-K AT guns assist the Soviet infantry.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
The guns on position.
Dmitry Kaleynikov (Maksim Belborodov), the last survived artilleryman, mans the gun single-hand.



Soviet 122 mm M-30 howitzers in action.

The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18.

sFH 18 howitzer displayed at CFB Borden Military Museum, Ontario, Canada - 150mm
German 15 cm sFH 18 heavy howitzers in action.


The Pz. III and Pz. IV German tanks that appear on screen are 1:16 models, except for a single full-scale model of Pz. IV, specially built for the movie.

Pz. III (model).
Pz. III and Pz. IV (models).
Life-size Pz. IV.

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