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Son of the Regiment (Syn polka) (1981)

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Son of the Regiment (Syn polka)
Syn polka 1981 DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Georgiy Kuznetsov
Release Date 1981
Language Russian
Studio Sverdlovsk Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vanya Solntsev Igor Nosov
Capt. Yenakiyev Vadim Yakovlev
Sgt. Yegorov Viktor Shubin
Pvt. Gorbunov Viktor Pavlov
Pvt. Bidenko Viktor Miroshnichenko
Sgt. Kovalyov Ivan Krasko

Son of the Regiment (Syn polka) is a Soviet 1981 made for TV war drama directed by Georgiy Kuznetsov and based on the novel by Valentin Kataev. An orphaned Russian boy Vanya Solntsev is adopted by the artillery regiment. The previous cinema version of the same novel was filmed in 1946.

The following weapons were used in the film Son of the Regiment (Syn polka):

Submachine Guns


Artillery scouts Sgt. Yegorov (Viktor Shubin) and Pvts. Gorbunov (Viktor Pavlov) and Bidenko (Viktor Miroshnichenko) carry PPS-43 SMGs.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Yegorov with PPS-43 in the opening scene.
Bidenko with PPS-43.
A close view of Bidenko's PPS.
Gorbunov fires his PPS-43.
Gorbunov with PPS-43.


Many Soviet soldiers are seen with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier with PPSh on sling.
Sgt. Kovalyov (Ivan Krasko) carries a PPSh.
Capt. Akhunbayev (Ivan Krivoruchko) with PPSh.


German soldiers are traditionally armed with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German officer with MP40.
A close view of the MP40.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are carried by Soviet soldiers.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Syn polka-1981-Mosin-3.jpg
Artillerymen with M91/30 rifles carry ammo crates.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some Soviet soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A radio operator is armed with an M38 carbine.
An artilleryman with M38 carbine.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A Degtyaryov DP-27 is seen in the battle scene.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Syn polka-1981-DP-1.jpg



The battery where Vanya Solntsev serves is armed with 76.2-mm ZIS-3 field guns.

The crew moves the gun on the battlefield.
Two ZIS-3 on position.

Tanks and SPGs

A T-34 on the road in the night scene.
An abandoned Pz.III Ausf J is seen on the road.
Post-war 152-mm 2S3 self-propelled guns appear as German tanks.
A 152-mm ISU-152 self-propelled gun is seen in the battle scene.

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