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The End of "Saturn" (Konets "Saturna")

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The End of "Saturn" (Konets "Saturna")
Konets Saturna Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Villen Azarov
Release Date 1967
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Sergei Vasilyevich Krylov alias Mikhail Yevgenyevich Kramer Mikhail Volkov
Gen. Maj. Nikolay Ivanovich Timerin Georgi Zhzhyonov
Gen. Col. Simakov Evgeniy Kuznetsov
Gen. Lt. Drobot Arkadi Tolbuzin
Lt. Budarin Vladimir Kashpur
Col. Gustav von Klee Vladimir Pokrovskiy
Maj. Herbert Wilhelmy Nikolai Prokopovich
Mikhail Nikolaevich Andronov Grigoriy Gai

The End of "Saturn" (Konets "Saturna") is a Soviet 1968 (filmed 1967) B&W spy movie directed by Villen Azarov and based on the novel by Vasili Ardamatsky. It is the second movie of the trilogy, preceded by Way into "Saturn" (Put v "Saturn") (1967) and followed by The Battle After the Victory (Boy posle pobedy) (1972). The main character of the trilogy, Soviet intellegence agent Krylov (Mikhail Volkov) infiltrates the German intelligence center "Saturn". He participates in disinformation operation that leads to neutralizing of the activities of "Saturn".

The following weapons were used in the film The End of "Saturn" (Konets "Saturna"):


Luger P08

Luger P08 are seen in holsters of several German officers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The head of "Saturn" Col. Gustav von Klee (Vladimir Pokrovskiy) carries a Luger (a typical grip can be seen) in TT holster.
Maj. Wilhelmy (Nikolai Prokopovich) carries a Luger in TT holster.

Walther P38

Krylov-Kramer (Mikhail Volkov) uses a Walther P38 pistol when he fires at escaping Andronov.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
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Konets Saturna-P38-2.jpg
Konets Saturna-P38-3.jpg
Konets Saturna-P38-4.jpg
Kramer with a P38.

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 are used by Soviet partisan.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Two PPSh-41s are seen on the wall in partisans headquarters.
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A partisan fires his PPSh.


German soldiers carry MP40 SMGs in several scenes. During partisans attack Olkhovnikov (Nikolay Grabbe) is armed with an MP40. Maj. Wilhelmy (Nikolai Prokopovich) uses an MP40 when firing at escaping Andronov.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A sentry with MP40.
A sentry with MP40.
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Soldiers with MP40s are seen during the evacuation of "Saturn".
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Olkhovnikov fires his MP40.
Wilhelmy fires the MP40.
Some of retreating German soldiers carry MP40s.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are seen in hands of NKVD soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Konets Saturna-Mosin-1.jpg
NKVD soldiers with M91/30 rifles guard the radio operators.

Karabiner 98k

Retreating German soldiers carry various rifles, some of which appear to be Karabiner 98k.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Some soldiers, notably the one at the left, carry supposed 98k rifles.
A soldier at the left carries a supposed 98k.
A soldier at the left carries a 98k rifle.

Various Rifles

Some German soldiers carry Mauser-style rifles that appear to be too long for 98k. They cannot be identified for sure.

A soldier, third from the left, carries a long Mauser.

In the same scene a soldier carries a full-length rifle that has a short side mounted stacking rod that can be seen on French Lebel Mle 1886 and Berthier Rifles and on Austrian Mannlicher M1895.

A soldier in center carries a rifle with visible stacking rod.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Soviet partisans use a Maxim M1910/30 machine gun.

Maxim with Sokolov wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim in action.

MG 34

German soldiers use MG 34 machine guns, mounted on BTR-152 armoured personnel carriers, in several scenes.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG 34 is mounted on a BTR-152 (standing for a German half-track APC), escorting the car of the chief of the Abwehr Admiral Wilhelm Canaris.
An MG 34 is mounted on BTR-152.
An MG 34 on BTR-152 is seen during the attack of the German column.



An officer of "Saturn" Hauptmann (Capt.) Mikhail Nikolaevich Andronov (Grigoriy Gai) carries a TT-33 holster.
Capt. Greta Schonemann (Lyudmila Shaposhnikova), the head of female division of "Saturn", carries a holster for compact pistol (in center).


152mm ML-20 gun-howitzers are seen in documentary footage.
122mm A-19 guns are seen in documentary footage.
BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers are seen in documentary footage.


A BTR-40 (seen at the left) stands for a German half-track APC.
A BTR-152 stands for a German half-track APC.
Abandoned BTR-152 and SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad half-track motorcycle during the attack of the German column.
What appears to be some version of StuG III assault gun is seen at the background.
An abandoned Pz.III Ausf J, armed with a long 5cm gun, is seen at the background.
A abandoned armoured vehicle is seen at the background. It appears to be a half-track APC Sd.Kfz.250, possibly a command or observation variant as it has a large superstructure.
SU-85 or SU-100 tank destroyer is seen in documentary footage.
ISU-152 SPG is seen in documentary footage.
T-34 tanks are seen in documentary footage.

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