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The Third Planet (Tretya planeta)

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The Third Planet (Tretya planeta)
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DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Release Date 1991
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Alyona Anna Matyukhina
Anton Boris Sokolov
Ivan Aleksandr Bashurov
Local settler Viktor Bychkov
Mikhail Mikhail Kirilyuk
Soldier Sergey Kupriyanov
Informator Aleksey Poluyan

The Third Planet (Russian title: Третья планета, Tretya planeta) is a 1991 Soviet science fiction movie. Alyona, the fifteen-year-old daughter of Anton, who suffers from a serious and incurable disease, is once again discharged without improvement now from a foreign clinic. Anton decides to return home and try his luck in the "Zone" - a place where an atomic catastrophe happened many years ago. Now, according to rumors and magazine publications, there live a group of hermits-healers. Anton and Alyona pass through the spaces infected with radiation and get to the oasis closed from the whole world, a small settlement of hermits. However, they still do not know how everything will eventually turn out.

The following weapons were used in the film The Third Planet (Tretya planeta):


Astra Police

Anton buys an FN Barracuda revolver from a gun shop at the beginning of the film. This particular version is named in the film "Astra Police", which also evidenced by the characteristic grips with logo. The gun itself is bought without any license whatsoever, which is absolute fiction, and is apparently a direct reference to similar acts in many action films (which in real life would be commonplace for the black market, but not for an official store). Another obvious cinema stereotype is that the revolver is sold without any spare ammunition. It is subsequently used by Alyona and Anton.

Astra Police (FN sold this Spaniard revolver, with minor modifications as the "Barracuda") with .357 and 9mm cylinders
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Anton (Boris Sokolov) shoots at troopers.
The revolver is seen in the hands of Alyona (Anna Matyukhina).

Flare Pistols

SPSh Flare Pistol

A soldier (Sergey Kupriyanov) uses an SPSh Flare Pistol at the end of the movie.

Russian Kovrov Arsenal flare pistol - 26.5mm Flares
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Submachine Guns


At least one of the special forces fighters can be seen using the Uzi.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
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Sa 26

At least one of the special forces fighters can be seen armed with a Sa 26 SMG.

Sa 26 - 7.62x25mm
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Thompson M1928A1

Anton (Boris Sokolov) briefly uses the Thompson M1928A1 modified for use with 7.62x25 blanks in one scene.

M1928A1 Thompson, converted for using MP40 magazines fitted for 7.62x25 blank cartridges. Such movie props were widely used in Soviet movies of 1970s-90s.
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Winchester Model 1912

One of the special forces fighters can be seen armed with the Winchester Model 1912 shotgun.

Winchester Model 1912 - 12 Gauge
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Atis R.G. 700

The Atis R.G. 700 shotgun can be seen in the gun shop, unmistakably identifiable by the unique shape of the forend (the Valtro R05 is also a possible ID, but the Atis is much more possible for that time).

Atis R.G. 700 - 12 gauge
A shotgun is visible above the seller's shoulder.
A little better view of the forend.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Some 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns are seen in the gun shop. A pair of shotguns are also subsequently visible hanging on the wall.

TOZ-BM, an improved version of TOZ-B - 16 gauge
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Over and Under Shotgun

What appears to be a pair of Over and Under Shotguns is also are seen in the gun shop.

TOZ-34 - 12 gauge
The pair of O/U shotguns is visible to the sides of the pump shotgun.


The IZh-K (or ZK) single barreled shotgun is also visible on the wall.

Izhmekh IZh-K - 16 Gauge
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Assault Rifles

APS Underwater Assault Rifle

At least one of the special forces fighters can be seen armed with the APS Underwater Assault Rifle.

APS underwater assault rifle - 5.66x39 MPS
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The soldiers at the roadblock at the end of the film are armed with AK-74s.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
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One of the special forces fighters is seen with the AKS-74U.

AKS-74U (also referred to as the "AKSU" or 'Krinkov') - 5.45x39mm
The AKS-74U is seen on the left. Although it is difficult to take a clear screenshot, some features are very briefly visible in the film, such as the muzzle and shape of the magazine, which can be identified.



A KPVT HMG is seen as the main armament of a BTR-80 deployed at a roadblock at the end of the movie.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
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2A28 Grom

2A28 Grom 73mm low pressure smoothbore guns are seen as the main armament of abandoned BMP-1 APCs seen in the Zone.

2A28 Grom - 73mm
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A D-56T 76.2 mm tank gun can be seen as the main armament of a LKZ PT-76 swimming tank briefly seen on the military train.

D-56T gun (76.2 mm) on a PT-76 light tank.
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Gun Shop

One scene in the film that requires its own section is the gun shop, where an entire bunch of weapons can be seen. Handguns are listed here to save space. Almost all of them are target versions and were clearly provided by some sport community.

Ruger Blackhawk - .357 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 68 w/ 6" barrel
Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 8-3/8" barrel - .44 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver with 8 3/8" barrel - .44 Magnum
From left to right: Ruger Blackhawk, long-barrel (8 3/8") Smith & Wesson Model 66, Smith & Wesson Model 629, and pair of very long barreled (about 10") Smith & Wesson Model 29s.
Smith & Wesson Model 17-6 - .22LR
Colt Trooper Mk III with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 681 - .357 Magnum. The Stainless Steel version of the Model 581
Manurhin MR-73 Target Match - .357 Magnum
Presumably the Smith & Wesson Model 17 (or Model 586), what appears to be the Colt Trooper, Smith & Wesson Model 681 with 8" barrel, and a Manurhin MR-73 target revolver with wooden grips and very long barrel.
Two S&W revolvers, and what appears to be the another target Manurhin MR-73. A few more revolvers are visible on the left, but they are too vague.
Astra 357, 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 586 with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
The revolver on the left is possibly an Astra 357 (or Astra 960). On the right is a black-finished Smith & Wesson Model 586.
A pair of S&W pistols.

Alternative Covers

Czech DVD Cover.

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