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The State Border: Film 8

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The State Border (1980-1988). DVD cover

The State Border: Film 8 (Russian Title: Государственная граница: На дальнем пограничье/Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: Na dalnem pograniche; "State Border: On the far borderlands") is a 1988 Soviet two-part television film directed by Gennadi Ivanov. "The State border" are the historical-adventure television series about the Soviet border guards. The action takes place in the period from 1917 to late 1980 on the territory of the USSR from the Far East to the western borders. The eighth film story takes place in late 1980 in one of the southern republics of the Soviet Union. Foreign intelligence services trying to transfer secret information over a border.

The following weapons are seen in the film The State Border: Film 8:


Makarov PM

Capt. Valeriy Belov (Andrei Alyoshin) carries the Makarov PM.

Russian Makarov PM 9x18mm Makarov
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Submachine Guns

M1921AC Thompson

U.S. commandos fires M1921AC Thompson submachine guns (identified by its very high rate of fire) on shooting range in the flashback. This, of course, has long been an obsolete weapon, since in reality they have long been replaced by more modern SMGs, such as MP5.

Colt M1921AC Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP.
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M1928A1 Thompson

U.S. commandos continue to carry the Thompson SMGs during the mission, in this case the M19281A1.

M1928A1 Thompson, converted for using MP40 magazines fitted for 7.62x25 mm blank cartridges.
U.S. commando holds the M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun. Note the non-standard magazine. It is worth noting that there are no any anti-water plugs, what in reality would most likely make the weapon inoperative after a dive.

Assault Rifles


The AK-47 are used by Soviet Border guards, several fitted with a AK-74's muzzle brakes.

Type III AK-47 with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
For comparision: Norinco Type 56 Mocked up to resemble AK-74 - 7.62x39mm
Soviet Border guard armed with the AK-47 assault rifle
Soviet Border guard holds AK-47 modified to resemble AK-74.
Soviet Border guard holds fake AK-74
Soviet Border guard firing fake AK-74
Soviet Border guard armed with the fake AK-74.


AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
Capt. Valeriy Belov holds AKS-74U
AKS-74U lies on the rock


Afanasev A-12.7

Afanasev A-12.7 mounted on a Mi-4A helicopter - 12.7 mm
The Mil Mi-8 Hip armed with the 12.7-mm Afanasev A-12.7 machine-gun in the nose
Another shot

See Also

The State Border series

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