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Sniper: Weapons of Retaliation (Snayper. Oruzhie vozmezdiya)

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Sniper: Weapons of Retaliation (2009)

Sniper: Weapons of Retaliation (original title: Snayper. Oruzhie vozmezdiya) is a 2009 Russian-Belarusian war film. The main character is Sr. Lt. (later Maj.) Yashin (Dmitriy Pevtsov), a Soviet officer assigned to first lead a group of Soviet snipers to fight off the German onslaught in Stalingrad and later, in 1945, to combat a German sniper team, guarding Hitler's secret weapon.

The movie was filmed in two versions: the original film and made for TV mini series.

The following weapons were used in the film Sniper: Weapons of Retaliation (Snayper. Oruzhie vozmezdiya):


Luger P08

Karl Kleist (Joachim Paul Assböck) and Berta (Anna Khitrik) carry Luger P08s as their sidearm. Yashin (Dmitriy Pevtsov) also uses a Luger in the final scene.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A German officer is shot holding his Luger P08.
Karl executes a Soviet soldier with his Luger.
Karl threatens Michalowski (Pawel Delag) with his Luger.
A close-up of the Luger.
A German officer dies holding his Luger.
Berta shoots a Soviet sniper trying to make her a POW with a Luger.
The German engineer Otto Hamerbohl (Vladas Bagdonas) threatens Michalowski and Osipov (Sergey Belyaev).
Yashin picks up a German officer's Luger lying on the ground.
Yashin aims a Luger.

Walther P38

A German officer in the beginning of the film is seen with the Walther P38.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
A German officer smiles fanatically with his P38 as sniper bullets whiz overhead.

Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers, including Sr. Lt. Yashin (Dmitriy Pevtsov) and Maj. Osipov (Sergey Belyaev) carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols. These Tokarevs are postwar productions noted by the straight slide grooves, anachronistic for the time period the movie is set in.

Postwar Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Yashin takes out his TT-33.
Yashin aims his TT-33.
A good view of the TT-33's hammer. Note the straight slide grooves.

Submachine Guns


Many Soviet officers and soldiers are equipped with PPSh-41s.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Soviet soldier with his PPSh-41 with a drum mag.
A Soviet soldier readies his PPSh-41.
Yashin (Dmitriy Pevtsov) commandeers a dead soldier's PPSh-41. An interesting note is that in the scene before, Yashin pulls back the bolt, yet it is seen here with the bolt still forward (which would render the weapon unable to fire), which means the PPSh portrayed in the image could just be a prop with fixed parts.
Yashin and Osipov (Sergey Belyaev) with PPSh-41s.
A NKVD soldier with his PPSh-41 just when he gets shot.
Yashin fires the PPSh-41 at the German snipers.
Osipov with his PPSh-41 as he and Yashin assault the German snipers.


German soldiers are seen equipped with MP38s. Maj. Osipov (Sergey Belyaev) also acquires a MP38 after his PPSh-41 runs dry.

MP38 - 9x19mm
Two German soldiers on the left are equipped with MP38s.
A German soldier spray-fires his MP38.
One soldier in the German sniper team carries a MP38.
Osipov gets a MP38 to replace his PPSh-41 after it runs out of ammo.


Mosin Nagant

The Soviet snipers are all armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles with the PU 3.5x scope. They cover their Mosins with burlap camouflage to enhance their concealment. Soviet soldiers are also equipped with standard M91/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 with Russian PU 3.5x sniper scope - 7.62x54mmR
Petya Vorobyev (Aleksandr Efremov) sets up his M91/30 to prepare for the German assault.
Uncle Mikola (Boris Gergalov) readies his M91/30.
Boris readies his Mosin Nagant.
Boris Deryugin (Pavel Yuzhakov-Kharlanchuk) with the Mosin while hunting for a German sniper.
Petya (left) and Boris (middle) hold onto some Mosin Nagants with scopes.
Uncle Mikola aims his Mosin Nagant.
A view through the Mosin Nagant's scope.
Yashin searches for Karl with his Mosin Nagant.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Soviet soldier chambers his M1891/30 Mosin-Nagant. Note the hex reciever and black round.
A Soviet soldier searches for snipers with his Mosin-Nagant. Note the straight bolt handle, making it the standard M1891/30 Mosin-Nagant variant.
A Soviet soldier is later killed holding his M1891/30 Mosin-Nagant.

Karabiner 98k

The Kar 98k is the German army's standard rifle. Karl Kleist (Joachim Paul Assböck) and his sniper team are all equipped with the scoped Kar 98k except Berta (Anna Khitrik), who wields a sport model.

Karabiner 98k with scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German sniper lies dead with his Kar 98k with scope.
Karl takes aim with his Kar 98k at Yashin.
A view through the Kar 98k scope.
Karl aims through his Kar 98k scope, note the kill flash on the scope.
A camouflaged German sniper with his Kar 98k.
Karl's Kar 98k lying on a table.
A German sniper peers out of his balcony with his Kar 98k.
A German sniper holds his Kar 98k.
A German sniper takes aim with his Kar 98k.

Karl's partner/apprentice, Berta, uses a Karabiner 98k Sporter as her sniper rifle, unique compared to the Karabiner 98ks the other German snipers are using.

Karabiner 98k Sporter - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Berta aims her Karabiner Sporter.
Berta aims her Karabiner Sporter at Yashin.
Berta with her Karabiner Sporter.
Berta with her Karabiner Sporter.
Good view of the Karabiner Sporter's barrel.
Berta's rifle in hand as she takes position.

Machine Guns


In the opening scene, German soldiers use the MG42 in an attempt to kill the Soviet snipers.

MG42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG42 barrel end.
A German soldier aims the MG42 at the snipers.
Another angle of the MG42 in the same scene.

Degtyaryov DP-28

Boris Deryugin (Pavel Yuzhakov-Kharlanchuk), one of the Soviet snipers, sits beside a Degtyaryov DP-28 in one scene.

DP-28 - 7.62x54mmR
Boris casually sitting next to a DP-28 and his rifle.
Boris with his rifle next to the DP-28.



Soviet soldiers are seen carrying the PTRD-41 as they deploy.

PTRD-41 - 14.5x114mm
The PTRD can be seen being carried by two Soviet soldiers on the left area. Noticeable by the bulge in the barrel area that the PTRD has but the PTRS doesn't.

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