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The Battle of Port Arthur (203 kochi)

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203 kochi (1980)

The Battle of Port Arthur (Original title: 203 kochi) is a 1980 Japanese spectacular epic war directed by Toshio Masuda, depicting the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commander of the platoon and later company. At the same time monitors the conduct of the army commander general Nogi (Tatsuya Nakadai), which was commissioned of the emperor Matsuhito (Toshirô Mifune) to the conquest of the fort.

The following weapons are seen in the movie The Battle of Port Arthur (203 kochi):


Russian Nagant M1895

The Russian-made Nagant M1895 appears in the hands of many officers as their sidearms in the film, possibly subbing in for the less plentiful Type 26 Revolver used by the Imperial Japanese Military at the time.

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
Japanese officer holds Nagant revolver.
Lt. Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi) point by his revolver on russian officer.


Arisaka Type 30

Japanese troops used Arisaka Type 30 rifles.

Arisaka Type 30 with Type 30 bayonet -6.5x50mmSR Arisaka.
Japanese soldiers under Russian fire holds rifles in his hands.
Arisaka Type 30 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
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Pvt. Uschiwaka (Makoto Satô) is going to shoot a friend in the hand, not to have to fight.

Mosin Nagant Rifle

In the basic equip of the Russian troops belonged Mosin Nagant full-length rifles.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Wounded Russian soldier (left) holds his weapon.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

The Russian army also possessed Maxim M1910 machine guns.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR

Hand Grenades

Japanese soldiers use instead of hand grenades dynamite sticks.

Japanese soldier carries a fuse bomb is close to the Russian machine gun.
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Pvt. Uschiwaka (Makoto Satô) is going to throw a fuse bomb.


Japanese mountain Howitzer

The basic weapon of Japanese artillery were mountain howitzers.

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Japanese Mortar

Initially used the Japanese artillery against the mighty fortress only ineffective mortars.

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Japanese heavy 28 cm Howitzer

Later Japanese artillery has deployed very effective heavy 28 cm Howitzers.

A 28 cm howitzer during the siege of Port Arthur.
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Russian heavy fort cannon

The fort Port Arthur defends a russian heavy artillery.

Russian fort cannon-203 kochi.jpg

Naval mine

Russian Army uses of modified naval mines as land weapons.

Russian naval mine-203.jpg

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