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The Tank Brigade

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The Tank Brigade
The Tank Brigade-DVD cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Ivo Toman
Release Date 1955
Language Czech
Studio Československý armádní film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Stašek Otomar Krejca
Staff Capt. Renč Martin Ruzek
Sgt. Juraj Klimko Július Pántik
Kysela Rudolf Deyl
The tankist Antonín Sura
Jasko Jirí Sovák
Soviet General Oldrich Lukes
Miloš Sýkora Jirí Vala

The Tank Brigade (original: Tanková brigáda) is 1955 Czechoslovak war set at end of WWII. This film directed by Ivo Toman and was the first color feature film of the Czechoslovak Army Film' studio.

The following weapons were used in the film The Tank Brigade:

Pistols and revolvers

Luger P08

German officers carry the Luger P08 as their sidearm.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
A SS officer smokes with his Luger at the ready.

Russian Nagant M1895

Various characters carry Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
Mjr. Stašek (Otomar Krejca) draws his Nagant revolver.
File:Július Pántik-Nagant M1895.jpg
Sgt. Klimko (Július Pántik) exits his tank, revolver in hand .

Submachine guns


MP40 submachine guns are used by German soldiers and also Czech insurgents.

MP40 - 9mm.

A German artilleryman carries a slung MP40.
SS soldiers patrol, armed with MP40s.
A Czech insurgent uses a captured MP40.


Soviet and Czechoslovak soldiers carry PPSh-41s.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet soldiers martch with PPSh-41s across their chests.
A Czechoslovak soldier stoms a trench with his PPSh-41.
File:Július Pántik-PPSh-41.jpg
Sgt. Klimko (Július Pántik]) talks to Olga with a PPSh-41 on his back.


Czechoslovak troops are armed also with Soviet PPS-43 submachine guns.

Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Czechoslovak soldiers stand in ranks with PPS-43s.
File:Antonín Sura-PPS-43.jpg
Of T-34 tank crewman (Antonín Sura) holds a submachine gun.


Sturmgewehr 44

Some German troops are armed with Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm.
A German infantryman in the trenches holds his StG44.
Artillery men carry slung StG44s on their backs.

Karabiner 98k

Most German troops use the standard Karabiner 98k rifles. Some are captured by the insurgents.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
An SS guard at the bridge carries a Karabiner 98k with bayonet fixed.
A resistance fighter holds a Karabiner 98k rifle.

Machine guns


German soldiers fire an MG42 at attacking troops.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
SS soldiers-MG43-TankBrig.jpg

Degtyaryov DP Series Machine Gun

A Czechoslovak soldier in jeep fires from a Detyarov DP-28 machine gun.

Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldier -DP-Tank Brig.jpg

DShK heavy machine gun

Soviet soldiers fire a DShK heavy machine gun at enemy aircraft.

DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm
Soviet soldiers-DShK -Tank Brig.jpg

Hand grenade

Model 43 Stielhandgranate

Model 43 Stielhandgranate high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
The SS man throws the Model 43 Stielhandgranate in the trench.
File:Jirí Vala-M24 hand grenade.jpg
Dying resistance fighter Miloš Sýkora (Jirí Vala) saves the bridge by destroying the detonator wire with a grenade.



An SS soldier fires at a Czechoslovakian tank with his Panzerschreck.

Panzerschreck rocket launcher - 88mm
SS soldier-Panzerschreck.jpg

8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) mortars

Germans bombard enemy positions with their 8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) mortars.

8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34)
German Mortar-Tank Brig.jpg

2 cm Flakvierling 38

2 cm Flakvierling 38 - 20x138mm B
Germans fire a 2 cm Flakvierling 38.

37-mm M1939 (61-K)

Female gunner man a 37-mm M1939 (61-K) anti-aircraft gun.

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37×252SR
Soviet M1939 37mm -Tank Brig.jpg

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun

German gunners charges a 7.5 cm Pak 40 anti tank gun.

7,5 cm-Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

Germans-MP40-Tank Brig.jpg

88-mm AA Gun

The German crew of an 88-mm AA gun intends to stop the Czechoslovak tanks.

Germans- Sturmgewehr 44-TankBrig.jpg

152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20)

Russian 152 mm howitzer M1937 (ML-20) (ML-20s open fire before an attack).

152 mm Howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20) - 152 x 547 mm .R
Soviet 152 mm howitzer-gun M1937-Tank Brig.jpg

Panzer IV

A Panzer IV (Ausf. G or later).


A Soviet tank runs over a 7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

T34 + 7,5 cm Pak 40.jpg

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