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Soldier's Heart (Soldatskoye serdtse)

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Soldier's Heart
(Soldatskoye serdtse)
Soldatskoye serdtse.jpg
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Sergey Kolosov
Release Date 1959
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pvt. Fyodor Zemskov Vladimir Zemlyanikin
Tonya Grachyova Roza Makagonova
Pvt. Andrey Orlov Nikolay Pogodin
Pvt. Erik Preobrajenskiy Anatoly Osmolsky
Pvt. Stepan Filyushin Pavel Vinnik
Capt. Odintsov G. Yakovlev
Col. Vasily Lukich Evgeniy Kuznetsov
Maj. Yefim Kryshko Pyotr Konstantinov

Soldier's Heart (the direct translation of the original title Soldatskoye serdtse') is a Soviet 1959 movie directed by Sergey Kolosov. A yound man Fyodor Zemskov (Vladimir Zemlyanikin) serves in Soviet Army. He is gloomy and unsociable because due to his fault his girlfriend Tonya accidentally died (as he is sure). But his comrades-in-arms help him to recover.

The following weapons were used in the film Soldier's Heart (Soldatskoye serdtse):


Stechkin APS

Maj. Yefim Kryshko (Pyotr Konstantinov) carries the Stechkin APS pistol in wooden holster. This is a rare early screen appearance for APS, before it being withdrawn from primary military service.

Stechkin APS with shoulder stock - 9x18mm Makarov
Maj. Kryshko carries the APS in wooden holster.
Full view of the holster.

Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols are service sidearms of officers and warrant officers.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Company starshina (Sgt. Maj.) (Vladimir Gulyaev) carries the PM in holster (at the left).

Assault Rifles


Most Soviet soldiers, including Pvt. Fyodor Zemskov (Vladimir Zemlyanikin), Andrey Orlov (Nikolay Pogodin), Erik Preobrajenskiy (Anatoly Osmolsky), Alim Akhmedov (Ruslan Akhmetov) and Stepan Filyushin (Pavel Vinnik), carry AK-47 assault rifles.

Final Production version of the Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Soldiers on shooting range.
Preobrajenskiy holds his AK in winter scene.
Soldiers hold their AKs during the river crossing on BAV amphibious transport.
Soldiers in attack during the military exercise.
A closeup of AK-47. Note the late version of the magazine with reinforcing ribs.
Zemskov meets with his girlfriend Tonya whom he presumed to be dead.
Soldiers on march. While most AKs in the movie are fitted with the late version of the magazine with reinforcing ribs, slab-sided magazines are seen here.


Artillerymen are armed with AKS-47s.

Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
Crewmembers of S-60 AA gun carry AKS-47s.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In one scene regimental commander Col. Vasily Lukich (Evgeniy Kuznetsov) carries a double barreled shotgun when returning from winter hunt.

Colonel (at the left) carries the shotgun on sling. Next to him company commander Capt. Odintsov (G. Yakovlev) carries a disassembled shotgun in case.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov RPD

RPD light machine guns are seen in several scenes.

RPD Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm
A soldier at the left carries the RPD.
A soldier at the right carries the RPD.

Goryunov SG-43/SGMB

SG-43 and SGMB machine guns are mounted on BTR-40 and BTR-152 APCs.

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
SG-43 is mounted on BTR-40. Note the thin unfluted barrel.
A soldier loads SG-43 at the background.
Goryunov SGMB, mounted on BTR-152 - 7.62x54mm R
SGMB is mounted on BTR-152, used as the command vehicle of regimental commander Col. Vasily Lukich (Evgeniy Kuznetsov).
A frontal view of the SGMB on the same vehicle.

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT machine gun is mounted on T-34-85 tank.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Frontal DT machine gun on T-34-85.



57mm S-60 AA Autocannons

AZP S-60 - 57x348 mm SR
The barrels of S-60s.
S-60 on position.

57mm ZIS-2 AT Gun

Soldiers train with ZIS-2.
ZIS-2 on march.

85mm D-48 AT Gun

D-48 AT guns are seen at the background.
D-48 AT gun is transported on K-61.

122mm M-30 Howitzer

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Armor and Vehicles


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BTR-40 leads the column on march.


BTR-152 on march.

BAV Wheeled Amphibious Transport

River crossing.

K-61 Tracked Amphibious Transport

D-48 AT gun is transported on K-61.

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