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Wild Honey (Dikiy myod)

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Wild Honey (Dikiy myod)
Dikiy myod Poster.jpg
Modern poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Chebotaryov
Release Date 1966
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Varvara Knyazhich Alla Larionova
Col. Lazhechnikov Vladimir Samoylov
Gen. Kostetsky Vladimir Yemelyanov
Sgt. Aram Guloyan Gurgen Tonunts
Pvt. Fyodor Fedyak Stanislav Chekan
Maj. Serbin Valentin Zubkov
Lt. Col. Kustov Yuri Kireyev
Gen. Savichev Lev Ivanov

Wild Honey (a direct translation of the original title Dikiy myod) is a Soviet 1966 war drama directed by Vladimir Chebotaryov and starring Alla Larionova as Varvara Knyazhich, a female war correspondent who works on frontline in Summer 1943 during the Battle of Kursk.

The following weapons were used in the film Wild Honey (Dikiy myod):


Nagant M1895

Lt. Kukurechny (Viktor Uralskiy) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Kukurechny draws his revolver.

Tokarev TT-33

All Soviet officers carry holsters for Tokarev TT-33 pistols. The only character who uses a TT in action is Lt. Col. Kustov (Yuri Kireyev).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Kustov leaves his destroyed T-34 with a pistol in hand.
Kustov fires.

Submachine Guns


Numerous Soviet officers and soldiers, including Col. Lazhechnikov (Vladimir Samoylov), Capts. Zhuk (Nikolay Pogodin) and Murashko (Daniil Netrebin), carry PPSh-41 SMGs with drum magazines.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Capt. Murashko (Daniil Netrebin) escorts a German POW.
Pvt. Shraibman (Viktor Fainleib) fires a PPSh during the night scene.
Sgt. Guloyan (Gurgen Tonunts) fires a PPSh.
Soldiers with PPSh SMGs ride atop a T-34-85 tank.


MP40 SMGs are briefly seen in hands of German soldiers.

MP40 - 9x19mm
German soldiers and tanks in attack.
A German soldier fires an MP40 at the foreground.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A geologist (Lev Polyakov) carries a Double Barreled Shotgun in the opening scene that is set twenty years after the war.

A geologist carries a shotgun at the left.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier holds M91/30 rifle with a bayonet, attached backwards, during the training for anti-tank combat. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
A soldier carries an M91/30 rifle on sling.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are also used by Soviet soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Pvt. Zubarev (Viktor Kolpakov) carries an M38 carbine.
Another view of Zubarev's carbine.
A female military traffic controller (Valentina Ananina) carries an M38 carbine.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A DP-27 is briefly seen in division headquarters in the final scene.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A DP leans at the wall.

Other Weapons


PTRD-41 AT rifles and their crewmembers play a valuable role in the storyline.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Soldiers carry PTRD-41 AT rifles on march.
Sgt. Guloyan (Gurgen Tonunts) at his PTRD. Note half a dozen of 14.5-mm cartridges on the ground.
Guloyan fires PTRD at German tanks.
A close view of PTRD. A PPSh-41 is seen next to AT rifle.
Pvt. Fedyak (Stanislav Chekan) at his PTRD.


PTRS-41 AT rifles are seen only out of action.

PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Soldiers carry a PTRS at the background.

RPG-43 Anti-tank Grenade

When AT rifles run dry, Pvt. Fedyak (Stanislav Chekan) and Maj. Serbin (Valentin Zubkov) use RPG-43 Anti-tank Grenades against German tanks.

Soviet RPG-43 anti-tank grenade
Several PRG-43 grenades are seen on the position of AT rifle.
Wounded Fedyak climbs with a grenade in hand.
Serbin waits until the enemy tanks approach.

Training Grenade

Some kind of training AT grenades are used by Soviet soldiers during the training for anti-tank combat.

A soldier holds a training grenade at the background.


76.2-mm M1927 Infantry Gun

76.2-mm M1927 guns are seen in several scenes.

Horse-drawn M1927 infantry guns on march.
Several M1927 infantry guns and M-30 howitzers are seen on battlefield.

85-mm 52-K AA Gun

A number of 85-mm 52-K (M1939) AA guns are seen on positions.

AA guns on position.

122-mm M-30 Howitzer

122-mm M-30 howitzers are seen in several scenes.

An M-30 is seen on march.
Several M1927 infantry guns and M-30 howitzers are seen on battlefield.

152-mm ML-20 Howitzer

The 152 mm howitzer M1937 (ML-20) is seen during the opening credits.

152 mm Howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20) - 152 x 547 mm .R
An ML-20 on march.


Soviet T-34-85 tanks are seen in several battle scenes. In reality only T-34-76 were available during the Battle of Kursk.

A column of T-34s move to frontline.
A closeup. Note that the Degtyaryov DT machine guns are removed.


Anachronistic T-54 tanks are also seen in action. Two versions of this tank can be seen.

A T-54A is armed with a 100-mm D-10TG gun, fitted with a fume extractor.
An early version of T-54 is armed with a D-10T gun.

Fake Tiger I

German Tiger I tanks appear to be visually modified T-34 tanks.

A mockup of destroyed Tiger.
Tiger in attack.

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