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Demons of War
Demons of War (original: Demony wojny wedlug Goi) is a 1998 Polish war drama set in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after the Bosnian War. In February 1996 commander of a Polish IFOR unit, Major Edward Keller (Boguslaw Linda) is put under investigation for breaking orders and instructions. His company is assigned a new commander, Major Czeslaw Kusz (Tadeusz Huk), who arrives accompanied by combat-unexperienced military prosecutor Lt. Czacki (Olaf Lubaszenko). After arrival of the two, IFOR command receives an SOS-signal from a downed chopper. Even though he's ordered to stay, Maj. Keller decides to go into action for the last time.
Polish title refers to the Spanish painter Francisco Goya and his series of prints called "The Disasters of War".
The following weapons were used in the movie Demons of War:
The military prosecutor Lt. Czacki (Olaf Lubaszenko) carries P-83 Wanad as his sidearm.
The mercenary Filip (Christoph Rex-Jarnot) pulls a MAG-95 pistol during the final battle.
Rossi Model 971
Maj. Keller's (Boguslaw Linda) handgun-of-choice is Rossi Model 971 revolver with ported barrel. In Polish military, an officer taking his personal firearm into the fight is unlikely.
Skija (Slobodan Custic), commander of Serbian separatists, is seen with a PM-84P Glauberyt submachine gun.
The Kbk AK with folding stock is a Polish copy of the AKS-47 rifle. These rifles are used by Polish IFOR soldiers in the movie, which is an anachronism as in 1990s all AK(S)-47 in Polish armed forces were replaced by AKM variants (with the sole exception of the Kbkg wz.60 adapted to fire rifle-grenades). This implies that the AKS-47 was used instead of the AKMS, which is evidenced by Maj. Keller who, in a memorable scene, points out to his soldiers that what they've got are not "water guns, but Kbk AKMS".
Serbian separatists are also armed with AKS-47 assault rifles.
Kbs wz.96 Beryl
One of the Serbian separatists is seen with an early variant of the Kbs wz.96 Beryl in hand.
The IFOR sniper "The Silent" (Miroslaw Baka) and the mercenary Filip are both equipped with Radom-Hunter rifles. In reality Polish army never used Radom-Hunter rifles because SVD Dragunov already fullfiled the DMR role. As SVD is also used in Demons of War (see below), reasons staying after the use of Radom-Hunter are unclear.
Maj. Keller takes a SVD Dragunov sniper rifle from Sgt. Biniek (Artur Zmijewski).
KPVT heavy machine guns are mounted on IFOR BRDM-2 armored cars.
Unidentified Hand Grenade
Maj. Keller throws an unidentified hand grenade at a position held by separatists.