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The Last Battle (Posledniy boy)

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The Last Battle
(Posledniy boy)
Posledniy boy 2018 Poster.jpg
Country UKR.jpg Ukraine
Language Russian
Creator Vitaliy Vashchenko
Broadcast 2019
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 4
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Platov Mikhail Khmurov
Igor Runge Igor Petrusenko
Yashka Vladimir Gorislavets
Alesya Anastasiya Ivanova
Kol'ka Evgeniy Lamakh
Grandfather Maryan Boris Smolkin
Kol'ka's Mother Olesya Ostrovska
Bulkin Vasiliy Sivokhop

The Last Battle (Russian title Posledniy boy, Ukrainian title Ostanniy biy) is a 2019 (filmed 2018) Ukrainian Russian-language war mini-series. In June 1941 a Soviet experimental tank is on the way to the testing ground near Brest. When the tankers get news about the German invasion, they take the fight.

The following weapons were used in the film The Last Battle (Posledniy boy):


Nagant M1895

The commander of the tank Lt. Platov (Mikhail Khmurov) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver. In one scene he gives his revolver to engineer Igor Runge (Igor Petrusenko). Nagants are also used by sailor Yashka (Vladimir Gorislavets), the commander of German saboteurs (Sergey Siplivyy), the guard on the tank factory Pyatov (Artyom Fedotov), the commander of village volunteers (Aleksandr Spirin), village girl Alesya (Anastasiya Ivanova), and a Militsioner (Artem Poddubnyak). Nagants of both pre- and post-1930 versions are seen, and they often switch to each other due to numerous continuity errors.

Nagant M1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38R Nagant
Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
A Militsioner holds a Nagant when he tries to catch up with the cart on which the sailor Yashka is leaving.
Platov draws his Nagant when a group of Red Army soldiers head to Platov's tank. The rounded front sight is seen.
Platov holds the Nagant while the commander of the German saboteurs, posing himself as Soviet Lt. Samokhin, draws his own revolver from the holster.
"Lt. Samokhin"'s Nagant has a deactivation slot on the barrel. The angular front sight is seen.
"Lt. Samokhin" holds a Nagant.
Runge holds Platov's Nagant. The revolver has angular front sight while in the previous scenes Platov held a Nagant with the rounded front sight.
The commander of the volunteers returns the revolver to previously disarmed Pyatov.
Yashka holds a Nagant.
Platov holds two Nagants. Note the empty cylinders.
"Lt. Samokhin" holds a Nagant. In this scene his revolver switches to a pre-1930 model.
Yashka holds a post-1930 Nagant.
Alesya with Yashka's revolver.

Unidentified revolver

When the guard on the tank factory Pyatov (Artyom Fedotov) carries his revolver in holster, it is not a Nagant but some different revolver. Only the small part of the grip and the lanyard ring are seen.

The grip and the lanyard ring of Pyatov's holstered revolver definitly differ from Nagant.



The secretary of the town party committee Gordeladze (Fyodor Olkhovskiy) carries a TT-33. His pistol has brown grips that are common for 1939-40 and 1945 produced TTs. A TT is also used by one of the German saboteurs (Sebastyan Anton).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
A saboteur, disguised as a Soviet Lieutenant, carries a TT in holster.
Same character with a TT in hand.
Gordeladze orders Kol'ka to leave the tank he is guarding under the threat of the gun.
Another view of the same scene. The visible protruding muzzle of the TT is an element of deactivation.
Yashka (Vladimir Gorislavets) holds Gordeladze's pistol.

Luger P08 (ME Luger P08)

German officers carry Luger P08 pistols that are blank-firing ME Luger P08 version, identified by the smooth back of the gun and markings, seen on some close-ups. Igor Runge (Igor Petrusenko) uses a captured pistol.

ME Luger P08, a blank firing gun - 9mm PAK
A German Hauptmann (Capt.) (Andrey Mostrenko) draws his pistol.
The shape of the back of the pistol match ME P08 version.
Same officer carries his pistol in holster.
Runge holds a pistol.
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Close-ups of Runge's Luger.
After a single shot, the jointed arm stucks in the raised position.
A German Lieutenant (uncredited) raises a Luger.
Igor Runge holds a Luger on a promotional image.

Walther P38

Several German officers and NCOs carry Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A German Hauptmann (Capt.) (Andrey Mostrenko) carries a P38 in holster. Later he is seen with a P08.
An Unteroffizier (NCO) Helmut (uncredited) holds a P38.
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A German Lieutenant (uncredited) holds a P38.

Submachine Guns


Several German saboteurs, disguised as Soviet soldiers, are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns. Lt. Platov (Mikhail Khmurov), Igor Runge (Igor Petrusenko) and Yashka (Vladimir Gorislavets) capture several PPSh-41s from the saboteurs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A PPSh of one of the saboteurs leans against a tree at the right.
A saboteur (Aleksey Ageev) with a PPSh.
Another view of the same character with a PPSh.
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Platov carries a PPSh, captured from the saboteur.
Runge whose right hand is broken tries to operate the PPSh.
Yashka loads a PPSh.
Yashka fires.
Runge fires the PPSh with effort.


Several German soldiers carry MP38 submachine guns. Yashka (Vladimir Gorislavets) holds a captured MP38 in one scene.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A soldier in center holds an MP38.
A motorcyclist carries an MP38.
The deactivation jumper can be seen in the muzzle.
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Soldiers with MP38s in action.
Yashka holds an MP38.


Several German soldiers carry MP40 submachine guns. Lt. Platov (Mikhail Khmurov) and Igor Runge (Igor Petrusenko) use captured MP40s.

MP40 - 9x19mm
An MP40 is seen when the German soldiers execute the villagers.
Runge grabs an MP40 from a dead German soldier and fires at another enemy.
Another view of Runge with an MP40.
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Platov fires an MP40. A stuck cartridge is seen; despite this, the MP "fires" with a CGI muzzle flash.
The cocking handle is of early type, but in combination with the late type of the receiver it allows to guess that this MP40 is a rework.
Another view of Platov's submachine gun.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Several German saboteurs are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles. M91/30 rifles are also used by the village volunteers, including their commander (Aleksandr Spirin) and tractor driver Kol'ka (Evgeniy Lamakh).

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
M91/30 rifles and a DP-27 machine gun in the armory.
The guard on the tank factory Pyatov (Artyom Fedotov) carries an M91/30 rifle. Note the deactivating slot on the barrel.
Another view of Pyatov's rifle.
One of the saboteurs (Oleg Obukhovskiy), disguised as Soviet soldiers, carries an M91/30 rifle.
The deactivating slot on the barrel is seen.
Saboteurs with M91/30 rifle (Andrey Novichenko) and PPSh-41.
Same saboteur aims his rifle at Runge.
Kol'ka holds a captured rifle.
The commander of the volunteers holds an M91/30 rifle.
The same character carries his rifle on sling.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

One of the villagers holds a Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
The shape of the front sight allows to identify the rifle as an M91 Dragoon rather than an M91/30.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Grandfather Maryan (Boris Smolkin) is armed with a Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
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Grandfather Maryan holds an M38 Carbine.

Karabiner 98k

Many German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. There are both early and late versions, some with hooded front sights that didn't exist in 1941. Captured Kar 98k rifles are seen in hands of Kol'ka (Evgeniy Lamakh), Alesya (Anastasiya Ivanova) and Kol'ka's mother (Olesya Ostrovska).

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
Karabiner 98k with hooded front sight - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier carries a Kar 98k on sling.
Kol'ka's mother picks up a Kar 98k rifle. In the next scene her rifle switches to an different version of the Mauser (see below).
Soldiers with Kar 98k rifles in the scene in the village.
A soldier aims his Kar 98k.
Soldiers with Kar 98k rifles. The front sights are of different versions.
A soldier at the foreground aims a Kar 98k with hooded front sight.
Soldiers fire their rifles.
Soldiers fire Kar 98k rifles, one with hooded front sight.
Alesya and Kol'ka with rifles.
A close-up of the barrel of Alesya's rifle.
Kol'ka aims the rifle.
A good view of a Kar 98k.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Several German soldiers are armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier in center holds a G98 rifle.
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A soldier with a G98 rifle in action.
A soldier carries a G98 rifle on sling.
Soldiers fire a Kar 98k and a G98 rifles.
A soldier at the left holds a G98.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 Carbine

A German soldier holds a short rifle with Lange-Visier rear sight. Probably this rifle is a Gewehr 98, shortened to carbine length.

A soldier with a shortened Gewehr 98.

Wz. 29 Mauser

At least one German soldier is armed with a Polish Mauser Wz. 29 Mauser rifle (German index Gewehr 298 (p)).

Wz. 29 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier in center holds a Polish Mauser. Note the straight bolt handle, closed handguard and typical guarded front sight.
Same soldier with his rifle in center.
The barrel of the wz.29 rifle is seen in center.
A soldier to the right of an officer holds a wz.29 rifle.
The barrel of the same rifle is seen at the bottom right.

Unidentified Mauser Rifles

Some German soldiers are armed with Mauser rifles of unclear models.

A soldier at the background right aims a Mauser rifle. The shape of the front sight with the protecting "ears" is common for Czech rifles and allows to guess that this is a Gewehr 33/40 (as the sling is attached to the side, not below the stock, this must be a German version of the Czech vz.16/33) but it's hard to say for sure.
A Mauser short rifle in hands of Kol'ka's mother (Olesya Ostrovska). The protecting "ears" of the front sight have rather uncommon shape. Possibly this front sight is a custom element. In the previous scene the character was seen with a standard Kar 98k.
Another view of the same rifle. The bolt fully matches the Kar 98k.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In several scene Double Barreled Shotguns are used by Alesya (Anastasiya Ivanova) and an old forester (Yaroslav Granko). Alesya's shotgun has exposed hammers and most likely is a TOZ model, supposedly a TOZ-BM.

TOZ-BM double barreled side by side shotgun - 16 Gauge
The forester meets German saboteurs in Soviet uniform.
A saboteur kills the forester.
Alesya takes the shotgun and the bandolier with shells.
The exposed hammers are seen. The shape of the trigger guard allows to identify the shotgun as a TOZ-BM rather than similar TOZ-B.
Alesya fires at a saboteur.
Alesya carries the shotgun.
Alesya's shotgun and Kol'ka's Karabiner 98k.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A DP-27 machine gun is used by Lt. Platov (Mikhail Khmurov), Bulkin (Vasiliy Sivokhop) and Kol'ka (Evgeniy Lamakh).

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
Platov takes the DP in the armory.
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Platov readies the machine gun.
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Bulkin holds the DP.
Platov holds the DP.
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The DP is mounted inside the tank, instead of absent DT.
Kol'ka fires the DP.

MG 34

An MG 34 machine gun is mounted on a German motorcycle.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. With Gurttrommel 34 - 50 round belt drum magazine.
An MG 34 is mounted on a motorcycle.
Igor Runge (Igor Petrusenko) tries to dismount the machine gun but cannot do it due to a broken hand.
Yashka (Vladimir Gorislavets) takes the MG 34 from the motorcycle.
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Yashka fires the MG 34. The muzzle flame is a CGI effect, and the cartridge belt remains motionless.
Yashka and Runge with the machine gun.
The MG 34 after the battle.

RPD-44 (visually modified as MG34)

An RPD-44, visually modified to resemble an MG34, is used to replace a real MG34.

RPD-44 - 7.62x39mm
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Posledniy boy-RPD44-MG34-1.jpg
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Yashka with the fake MG34.
Yashka with the fake MG34 on a promotional image.

Other Weapons

OSP-30 Flare Pistol

A German Hauptmann (Capt.) (Andrey Mostrenko) uses an OSP-30 Flare Pistol.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
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The Hauptmann loads a flare pistol that he takes from a soldier. The holster of the flare pistol is seen on the belt of the soldier at the right.
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The Hauptmann shoots a flare at Bulkin who carries a bucket of gasoline, brutally killing him.

Flammenwerfer 41

German soldiers use a Flammenwerfer 41 flamethrower. It appears to be a replica, made by the historical reenactment club. Similar props are seen in a number of Russian and Ukrainian war films of 2010s.

Flammenwerfer 41 flamethrower
A soldier at the left carries the Flammenwerfer.
The soldier attacks the Soviet tank.
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Another view of the flamethrower.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate Hand Grenade

Several German soldiers carry Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades. Yashka (Vladimir Gorislavets) uses a captured grenade in action.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
A soldier at the left carries a grenade, attached to his backpack.
A grenade, tucked at the belt of a soldier, is already prepared for throwing as the cord is pulled from the stick. Carrying of the Stielhandgranates in such condition would be deadly for the user.
A grenade is thrown in a village house.
A soldier readies a grenade.
Yashka throws a grenade.
A German soldier with a grenade in hands and another one tucked into his belt.

RDG-2 Smoke Grenade

Smoke grenades, supposedly Soviet post-war RDG-2, are used in one scene. They are called German ones.

RDG-2 smoke grenade
Platov (Mikhail Khmurov) ignits the smoke grenade.
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The smoke grenade on the ground.

TM-62P2 Anti-Tank Mine

Kol'ka (Evgeniy Lamakh) and Alesya (Anastasiya Ivanova) plant an anti-tank mine on the way of the German troops. This is a Soviet TM-62P2, a late version of TM-62 anti-tank mine with plasic case.

TM-62P2 anti-tank mine
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Kol'ka and Alesya carry the mine. The shape of the ribbed sides allows to identify the exact model of the TM-62 family.
They plant the mine.

BM-37 Mortar

The German unit use a BM-37 Mortar, used as a stand-in for Granatwerfer 34.

82 mm BM-37 Mortar, early model
Two German soldiers carry the mortar.
The mortar on position.
A close-up of the barrel.
A close-up of the bipod. The baseplate is also seen
One more view of the mortar in action.

2.8 cm sPzB 41

The German unit use two 2.8 cm sPzB 41 anti-tank guns against the Soviet tank (according to the plot, there were four such guns but only two props are on screen). These are modern replicas, made by the historical reenactment club. The guns are incorrectly called "76 mm".

sPzB 41 (foreground) at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
One of the sPzB 41 guns readies to open fire.
The gun aims at the Soviet tank.
Two sPzB 41s on position.
Soldiers move the gun.
One of the guns on position.
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The sPzB 41 fires.

7.5 cm Pak 40

7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns are also used against the Soviet tank.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
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A Pak 40 is towed on the position. Note the absence of the breech block.
A BTR-40 tows a Pak 40.
The AT gun on position.


T-34-85 (visually modified)

The plot revolves around the Soviet experimental tank. The screen vehicle is a T-34-85, visually modified to resemble a T-34-76. The postwar IR reflector is mounted atop the turret.

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Armored Car

The German unit uses a light armored car. It is claimed to be a made for movie vehicle that doesn't imitate any particular model but rather looks like a generic Wehrmacht armored car. This vehicle is seen in several productions of late 2010s.

A good view of the armored car. An MG34 is mounted on the vehicle.
Another view of the armored car.


Two BTR-40 APCs are also used by the German unit.

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Computer-generated Ju 87 dive bombers.

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