August. Eighth

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August. Eighth
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Film poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Dzhanik Fayziev
Release Date 2012
Language Russian
Studio Glavkino
Dago Productions
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Fox International Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Kseniya Svetlana Ivanova
Lekha Maksim Matveev
Zaur Egor Beroev
Tyoma Artyom Fadeev
Egor Aleksandr Oleshko
Seryoga Sergey Nazarov
Cpt. Ilya Khasan Baroev
Prezident Vladimir Vdovichenkov


August. Eighth (Russian Title: Avgust. Vosmogo / Август. Восьмого) is a 2012 Russian film directed by Dzhanik Fayziev. A young woman sends her son to South Ossetia to visit her ex-husband and his parents. Soon she comes to South Ossetia as well. But, the 2008 South Ossetia War begins shortly after. Now, she must save her son and survive the hell of war.

The following weapons are featured in the film August. Eighth:


Pistols

Stechkin APS

Russian Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
A Stechkin APS can be seen in a holster

Assault Rifles

AKS-74U

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
One of the Russian soldiers armed with an AKS-74U
Russian tank crew member armed with an AKS-74U

AK-74M

Numerous Russian soldiers use the AK-74M.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
Russian soldier to the left armed with an AK-74M.
Cpt. Ilya (Khasan Baroev) holds the AK-74M assault rifle. By the way it looks, it is most likely a rubber replica.
Russian soldier carries the AK-74M assault rifle with a mounted GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher.

AK-105

AK-105 - 5.45x39mm.
A South Ossetian militiaman gives an AK-105 assault rifle to Kazbek Nikolaevich (Aleksey Guskov).

AKM

Russian troops also use the AKM. While officially replaced by the AK-74M in service with the Russian Armed Forces by the events of the film, it is still favored by troops for its heavier round that provides increased stopping power and penetration ability.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
Cpt. Ilya (Khasan Baroev) holds his AKM
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Russian soldier to the right armed with the AKM. Note that the cleaning rod is missing.
Russian scout holds his AKM
Seryoga (Sergey Nazarov) holds his AKM
Commander of the scouts Lekha (Maksim Matveev) fires his AKM with mounted GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher at a Georgian soldier.

M4A1 Carbine

Throughout the course of the film, Georgian troops are seen using M4A1 carbines as their primary weapon.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm.
Georgian soldier (Aleksandr Hoshabaev) holds his M4A1 Carbine
In the same scene, another Georgian soldier can be seen with an M4A1 Carbine
Georgian soldier fires his M4A1 at Russian scout cars.
Georgian soldiers with their M4A1 carbines.

Sniper Rifle

SVD Dragunov

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R.
Seryoga (Sergey Nazarov) holds the SVD rifle.

Machine Guns

PK Machine Gun

PK Machine Gun, note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel that was found on the original weapon - 7.62x54mm R
Russian soldier fires his PK Machine Gun at Georgian troops
Same scene.
Another angle.
Georgian soldier fires the PK machine gun at Russian troops.
Close-up of the firing PK.

PKT Machine Gun

PKT machine gun with 250-round ammo drum - 7.62x54mm R
PKT Machine Gun mounted in a T-72 gun turret.
Georgian T-72 fires its PKT machine gun.
PKT machine gun mounted in a BTR-80 gun turret.

NSVT heavy machine gun

NSV-T heavy machine gun mounted on a Ukrainian T-84 - 12.7x107mm
NSVT heavy machine gun mounted in a T-72 gun turret.
Russian T-72 tank with the NSVT mounted on its gun turret.

KPVT heavy machine gun

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
Georgian BTR-80 armored personnel carrier fires the KPVT Heavy Machine Gun.
Russian BRT-80 armored personnel carrier armed with a KPVT.

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2

GSh-30-2 - 30x165 mm
Russian Mi-24P Hind-F with a fixed side-mounted 30mm GSh-30K twin-barrel cannon. This helicopter is also armed with 80mm S-8 unguided rockets.

Grenades

F-1 Hand Grenade

F-1 high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Lekha throws the F-1 hand grenade.

Grenade Launchers

GP-25 Grenade Launcher

Lekha can be seen using a GP-25 grenade launcher mounted under his AKM rifle.

GP-25 grenade launcher 40mm mounted on AKM 7.62x39mm
GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
Close up of the GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher. Note the blank cartridges in the AKM magazine.
Lekha holds his AKM assault rifle with mounted GP-25.
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A caseless 40mm grenade is clearly visible in the GP-25's muzzle. Also note the blank fire adapter on the AKM barrel.

RPG-7

RPG-7 - 40mm
Georgian soldier armed with the RPG-7 launcher.
Russian soldier holds the RPG-7 launcher.
Georgian soldier fires the RPG-7 at a Russian T-72 tank. Note he's firing the RPG without a rocket loaded.

RPG-26

RPG-26 - 72.5mm
Russian soldier fires a RPG-26 launcher at Georgian T-72 tank.
Georgian soldier fires a RPG-26.


Trivia

122-mm D-30 howitzer

Georgian 122mm D-30 howitzers in the foreground. You can also see KS-19 100mm air defense guns in the background.

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle

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Hummer H2 mocked up as GAZ-2330 "Tigr"

Hummer H2 mocked up as Russian GAZ-2330 "Tigr" high-mobility multipurpose military armored vehicle.
Fake GAZ-2330 "Tigr".
Fake GAZ-2330 "Tigr".

Real GAZ-2330 "Tigr"

Some real GAZ-2330s were used in this movie too.

Otokar Cobra

This Georgian Otokar Cobra armored vehicle was actually captured by Russian troops and later took part in this movie.

T-72BV main battle tank

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BM-21 Grad

Russian 122mm multiple rocket launcher BM-21 Grad

Mil Mi-17 Hip

Russian Mil Mi-17 Hip transport helicopter armed with the 80mm S-8 unguided rockets.

Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

A group of Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot close air support aircraft attacking Georgian troops

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