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The Detached Mission

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The Detached Mission (Odinochnoye plavanye)
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg Soviet Union
Directed by Mikhail Tumanishvili
Release Date 1985
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Shatokhin Mikhail Nozhkin
Starshi praporshchik Kruglov Aleksandr Fatyushin
Sgt. Parshin Nartai Begalin
Pvt. Danilov Sergey Nasibov
Maj. Jack Hessalt Arnis Licitis
Jack Harrison Vitaliy Zikora
Staff sergeant Eddie Griffith Nikolay Lavrov
Frank Crowder Janis Melderis

The Detached Mission (Russian title: Odinochnoye plavanye) is a 1985 military thriller directed by Mikhail Tumanishvili. It tells the story of a group of Soviet marines who are tasked with stopping a rogue US officer from launching nuclear missiles that would cause an international crisis. The film is notable for being the only Soviet movie to ever show the two superpowers fighting each other. While originally touted to foreign audiences as being the Soviet version of Rambo: First Blood Part II, the film is more slow-paced and slightly less cartoonish in its depiction of the enemy.

The following weapons were used in the film The Detached Mission (Odinochnoye plavanye):


Makarov PM

Major Shatokhin (Mikhail Nozhkin) and Starshi praporshchik (chief petty officer) Aleksandr Kruglov (Aleksandr Fatyushin) carry Makarov PM pistols. Shatokhin uses his PM when he lands on the island to search for the hidden US missile base, but drops it once he is surrounded by enemy soldiers.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Kruglov's holster is seen.
Shatokhin holds the pistol.
He aims.

Walther P38

Two US black ops soldiers use suppressed Walther P38 pistols when they attempt to kill Jack Harrison (Vitaly Zikora) and his wife Caroline (Veronika Izotova) after they witness a secret U.S. missile test.

Walther P38 with unmounted suppressor - 9x19mm
An assassin kills Soviet Navy medicine officer on the beach. The suppressor is obviously fake.
A closer view of the P38.
The silhouette of the assassin approaches the Harrisons' tent.
Jack fires his M1 Carbine in response to the shot of the assassin.

Colt M1911A1

M1911A1 pistols are seen in holsters of many US officers and warrant officers, including Maj. Jack Hessalt (Arnis Licitis) and SSG Eddie Griffith (Nikolay Lavrov). An M1911 is seen in action when one of the US guards tries to shoot a rogue US soldier with his pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
The grip of Hessalt's M1911A1 is seen.
Full view of Hessalt's holster.
USMC officer Peabody (uncredited), the chief guard of nuclear warhead storage, tries to draw his pistol when Hessalt's rogue soldiers attack...
... and is shot before he has a chance to fire.
The commander of the missile boat (uncredited), Maj. Hessalt, and SSG Griffith carry holstered M1911s. The Navy officer and Griffith have M1916 holsters.

Submachine Guns

Sa.26 Submachine Gun

Horts (Aleksandr Inshakov), the commander of a group of rogue US soldiers who surround the Soviet marines, is armed with a Sa 26 submachine gun.

Sa 26 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm
Horts loads his SMG when he leaves the base via the secret passage.
Another view of Horts' SMG.
He's rather shaggy haired for a US soldier.
A good view of the folded stock, used as a foregrip.


M1 Carbine

Jack Harrison (Vitaliy Zikora) uses an M1 Carbine after he decides to help the Soviets stop the rogue soldiers. His carbine is of WWII era, without a bayonet lug.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
Jack holds his M1 Carbine when speaking with Soviet marines.
Jack picks up his carbine when he spots assassins approaching his tent.
Jack is surprised when the guards inside the missile base suddenly lights him up with a searchlight.

Assault Rifles


The standard rifle of the Soviet marines is the AKS-47 rifle, as evidenced by the milled receiver and slab sided magazines. AKS-47s are used by two members of Major Shatokin's squad, Starshi praporshchik Kruglov (Aleksandr Fatyushin) and Pvt. Danilov (Sergey Nasibov) first during hand to hand combat training and later when the squad assaults the US missile base.

AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
Danilov and Kruglov train in close combat, using the AKS with mockup bayonet.
A sailor holds the AKS with orange bakelite magazine.
Kruglov hands a spare magazine to Danilov.
Kruglov lays down his AKS.
Another view of the scene.
The smooth receiver of the AKS-47 can be clearly seen in this shot.
Danilov fires his AKS during the shootout on the beach.
A close view of the barrel.
Kruglov holds his AKS with unfolded stock.


Some Soviet Navy sailors carry AK-47s in the scene on the island.

AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Two sailors at the right carry AK-47s.


AK-74 assault rifles are briefly seen in the hands of Soviet sailors when they land to assist the marines in removing casualties.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
The AK-74's distinctive muzzle brake can be clearly seen from the boat.
Soviet sailors, mostly carrying AK-74s.

Heckler & Koch G3A3

Heckler & Koch G3A3 rifles are used by some US soldiers throughout the movie. Major Shatokhin (Mikhail Nozhkin) picks up one from a dead Green Beret and uses it for most of the scenes in the missile base. Kruglov (Aleksandr Fatyushin) briefly holds the G3 when Shatokhin picks up the rocket launcher.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with slimline handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
Two guards in nuclear warhead storage make an attempt to stop the rogue soldiers.
The guard is gunned down by the rogue soldiers
One of the rogue Green Berets fires his G3A3.
Major Shatokhin with his captured G3A3.
Shatokhin with a G3 and Harrison with an M1 Carbine enter the underground base.
Shatokhin reloads the G3; the paddle magazine release can be seen.

Sturmgewehr 44

Sturmgewehr 44 rifles, visually modified to resemble an ArmaLite rifle such as an AR-10 or an M16, are used by several rogue US soldiers. Such props are often seen in Soviet 1970s-1980s movies.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Sturmgewehr 44, visually modified to resemble M16 - 7.62x39 blank
A US soldier waits to attack the Soviet marines. The front sight of the StG 44 is evident in this picture.
Another soldier with a fake "M16" in ambush.
The same man at the left aims his gun at Soviet marines.
A soldier fires his fake "M16" when the Soviet marines surprise them.
A soldier holds the fake "M16" during the shootout inside the underground base.
Wounded SSG Eddie Griffith (Nikolay Lavrov) reaches for the fake "M16", fitted with a mockup of a laser aiming device, in the final scene.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

PK Machine Gun

The PK machine gun is used by Sgt. Parshin (Nartai Begalin), a member of Shatokin's squad. He uses it to break up a US ambush and later to stop an attacking US missile boat.

PK Machine Gun, note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel that was found on the original weapon - 7.62x54mm R
Parshin readies the cartridge belt. Note that it is loaded with blanks.
Parshin lays down his PK when surrounded by US soldiers.
Parshin fires his PK from the hip. The fluted barrel of original PK is seen perfectly.
The buttstock of the PK is seen.
Parshin fires the machine gun during the shootout on the beach.

ZB26 Machine Gun

The ZB26 machine gun is used by the Americans as their primary support weapon, possibly standing in for the Browning Automatic Rifle, the only magazine-fed US light machine gun at the time.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm
SSG Eddie Griffith (Nikolay Lavrov) fires his ZB26 in smoke-filled room.
Griffith holds the machine gun after the shootout.
The ZB26 is used by rogue soldiers during the shootout with Soviet marines.
The ZB26 is mounted on the bridge of the missile boat.
A US Navy sailor fires the ZB26 at the Soviet marines.

Nudelman-Nemenov NN-30

Nudelman-Nemenov NN-30 autocannons in AK-230 twin mountings are mounted on two Project 205 (NATO code: Osa-class) missile boats, standing in for US warships.

AK-230 with twin Nudelman-Nemenov NN-30 - 30x210mmB
The AK-230 on Project 205 missile boat.
The AK-230 on Project 205U missile boat.

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30 autocannons in AK-630 CIWS are mounted on several Soviet Navy ships.

GSh-6-30 (AO-18) rotary gun in an AK-630 naval installation - 30x165mm
Two AK-620s are seen on the portside of Ochakov, a large antisubmarine ship (Project 1134B, NATO code: Kara-class cruiser)
Two AK-620s are seen on the superstructure behind the twin 130mm gun on the Slava (Project 1164, NATO code: Slava-class) missile cruiser.

Other Weapons

Pancerovka P-27

The Pancerovka P-27 rocket launcher is used by both US and Soviet personnel. Major Shatokhin (Mikhail Nozhkin) uses a captured launcher to destroy an attacking US patrol boat.

Pancéřovka vz. 27 (P-27) - 45/110mm
A US soldier fires his rocket launcher inside a tight corridor, at targets that are less than 50 meters away.
Maj. Shatokhin fires the same weapon.
Note the red guide wires used to create the launch. This feature is cropped on the HD version so the screenshot from DVD is kept.
Shatokhin holds the weapon after the battle.

Leuchtpistole Flare Gun

Jack Harrison fires a Leuchtpistole flare gun to attract help after the shipwreck.

Leuchtpistole - 26.65mm
Jack holds the flare pistol.
Jack fires.

F-1 Hand Grenade

In one scene, Kruglov (Aleksandr Fatyushin) holds an F-1 hand grenade. The grenade seen on screen is the URG, the training version of the F-1.

URG F-1 practice grenade
Kruglov plays a dangerous game with the grenade.
Kruglov holds the grenade.

RGD-5 Hand Grenade

During the shootout inside the base, Maj. Shatokhin (Mikhail Nozhkin) uses the RGD-5 hand grenade. The screen-used grenade is an URG-N, the training version of the RGD-5.

URG-N RGD-5 training grenade
Shatokhin readies to throw the grenade.

45 mm 21-KM Naval Gun

Two 21-KM naval guns, the navalized version of the M-42 AT gun, are mounted on the Ochakov. These old-style weapons were used on Soviet Navy ships as salute cannons for ceremonial usage.

45 mm 21-KM naval gun
The 21-KM salute gun is seen next to SAM launcher.


Browning M3

A USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber, seen in documentary footage, has quad Browning M3 machine guns in a tail mounting.

Browning M3 Aircraft - .50 BMG
Odinochnoye plavanye-B52-1.jpg

M61 Vulcan

An M61 Vulcan autocannon in Phalanx CIWS is mounted on a US Navy aircraft carrier seen in documentary footage.

Phalanx Block 1 CIWS - 20x102mm
Odinochnoye plavanye-Phalanx-1.jpg


6Kh2 Bayonet

6Kh2 bayonets for AK-47s are used by the Soviet marines in hand to hand combat training and later against US soldiers.

The marines practicing with the bayonet fitted to an AKS-47. Note that this bayonet has a mockup rubber blade.
Maj. Shatokhin throws the bayonet. Of course, in reality the AK's bayonet is not intended for use as a throwing knife, though in close combat its long blade is useful.
An enemy is hit.
Another enemy gets hit in the neck.

P-35 Anti-Ship Missile

Land-based twin-mounting Utyos for P-35 (SS-N-3a Shaddock) anti-ship missiles appears in the movie as a secret USAF missile base.

The launchers swing into position.
Odinochnoye plavanye-P35-3.jpg
The P-35 missile with USAF insignia.


The movie received heavy assistance from the Soviet Navy. The Ochakov (board number 703) large antisubmarine ship (Project 1124B, NATO code: Kara-class cruiser) is the "main character" of the movie. Two Project 205 (NATO code: Osa-class) missile boats are also used to represent US Navy ships.

Ochakov at sea. Quad Metel (SS-N-14 Silex) anti-submarine missile launchers and a twin M-11 Shtorm (SA-N-3 Goblet) SAM launcher are seen.
Side view of the ship.
AK-726 76.2mm twin mountings, AK-630 CIWS mountings and quintuple torpedo launchers are seen.
RBU-1000 anti-submarine rocket launcher.
Loading of Shtorm SAM.
Shtorm launches the missile.
Ka-25PL helicopter based on the Ochakov.
The missile boat fires the P-15 (SS-N-2 Styx) anti-ship missile.
Pr. 205 missile boat in attack.
Pr. 205U missile boat in attack. Note the cylindrical missile containers for P-15U missiles.
A Project 641B (Tango-class) submarine appears as a US Navy submarine.
Project 1135 (Krivak-class) frigate is seen at the left.
The scene of Soviet marines close combat training is filmed not on the Ochakov, but on the Project 1135 guard ship (NATO code: Krivak I-class frigate). Note the AK-726 twin 76.2mm cannon in diametrical plane (Ochakov is armed with two AK-726s mounted on both sides of the superstructure amidships) and Ka-25PL helicopter on a landing pad.
Slava missile cruiser (Project 1164).
Stock footage of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is used to depict US naval exercises in the Pacific.

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