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Fighting Film Collection No. 4 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4)

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Fighting Film Collection No. 4
(Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4)
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Grigory Aleksandrov
Vasily Pronin
Yefim Aron
Release Date 1941
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dunya Petrova alias Strelka Lyubov Orlova
Franya Zoya Fyodorova
Zotov Pavel Shpringfeld
Armoured car commander Aleksandr Baranov
German officer Andrey Fayt
Pvt. Mikhail Bakov Dmitri Pavlov
Capt. Vladimir Tyurin Vladimir Solovyov
Female militsioneer Marina Gavrilova

Fighting Film Collection No. 4 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4) is the fourth issue of Boyevoy kinosbornik series, released in September 1941. It contains three segments: "Patriontka/Patriot", "Prikas vypolnen/Order Carried Out" and British documentary "British Navy". Letter carrier Dunya Petrova alias Strelka (Lyubov Orlova), the main character of a popular Soviet comedy Volga-Volga, appears as a storyteller, uniting the segments.

The following weapons were used in the film Fighting Film Collection No. 4 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4):


Nagant M1895

Zotov (Pavel Shpringfeld), the driver of armoured car, is armed with a Nagant M1895 in "Patriot". Capt. Vladimir Tyurin (Vladimir Solovyov) and a tractor driver (Vladimir Chuvelyov) carry Nagants in "Order Carried Out".

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.
Zotov with a Nagant in "Patriot".
The tractor driver draws his Nagant in "Order Carried Out".
The same character with a Nagant (at the left).
Voyenfeldsher of 2nd rank (combat medic) Nikolay Stepanovich (uncredited) carries a Nagant in holster (in center).
Wounded Capt. Tyurin draws his Nagant.
Tyurin in action.
A Lt. (Aleksandr Smirnov) holds a Nagant (at the right). In previous scene he was seen with a TT holster.



German officers and NCOs are armed with M1911 pistols in "Patriot" and "Order Carried Out".

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
A German officer (Andrey Fayt) holds an M1911 in "Patriot".
A German Lt. (at the right) holds an M1911 in "Order Carried Out".
A German Unteroffizier holds an M1911.
A German officer pistol-whips one of his soldiers.

Submachine Guns

Suomi M31

German infantry soldiers and paratroopers are armed with Suomi M31 SMGs in "Patriot". In "Order Carried Out" some German soldiers also are armed with Suomi.

Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm
German soldiers with Suomi SMGs.
A peasant woman struggles with a German soldier for his SMG.
German soldiers with Suomi SMGs in "Order Carried Out".


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by Red Army soldiers in "Order Carried Out", notably Pvt. Mikhail Bakov (Dmitri Pavlov) (in the beginning of the scene he is seen with M91 rifle).

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Bakov holds M91/30 rifle.
Bakov and Taratora (Sergey Pozharskiy) ready their rifles when hearing that enemy approaches.
Bakov over the body of his comrade-in-arms.
Red Army soldiers with M91/30 rifles and a Maxim machine gun.
A soldier holds his M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by Red Army soldiers in "Order Carried Out", notably Pvt. Mikhail Bakov (Dmitri Pavlov) (later he is seen with M91/30). M91s are also seen in the final sequence.

Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Bakov holds an M91 rifle.
Red Army Lt. (Aleksandr Smirnov) holds an M91 rifle when he raises his soldiers in attack.
Several M91s are seen at the left in the final sequence.
Red Army soldiers march with M91 rifles.

Simonov AVS-36

In the interlude sequence a young female militsioneer (Marina Gavrilova) carries an AVS-36 automatic rifle. AVS-36s are also seen in hands of Red Army soldiers in the final sequence.

Simonov AVS-36 Rifle - 7.62x54mmR
The militsioneer carries AVS-36.
She arrests a German saboteur (Evgeniy Velikhov).
A good view of the bayonet (at the right).
Red Army soldiers on rest. AVS-36 is seen at the left.
The same scene. AVS-36 is seen at the left.

Wz. 29 Mauser

Mauser rifles are seen in hands of German soldiers in "Order Carried Out". Their outlook with straight bolt handles, large protectors of the front sight and full-length handguards with grooves and notches match Polish Wz. 29 Mauser rifles.

Wz. 29 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Unidentified rifle

In documentary footage British personnel, guarding POWs, carry unidentified rifles (possibly Lee-Enfields).



Single Barreld Shotgun

A peasant woman (Yelena Maksimova) holds a Single Barreled Shotgun in "Patriot". It is hard to identify it but IZh-5 may be a decent guess. A shotgun is briefly seen in hands of a female driver (Yelizaveta Kuzyurina) in the interlude sequence.

A peasant woman with shotgun in "Patriot".
The female driver (at the left) participates in arrest of a German saboteur.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Red Army soldiers use Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns in "Order Carried Out".

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldiers repel German attack in several scenes. Note the lack of conical flash hider.
A DP-27 is seen in the final sequence (next to the tree trunk).

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on Soviet tanks and armoured cars.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet T-28 tank in documentary footage in "Patriot". Two DTs in small turrets and a coaxial DT are its secondary armament.
A crewmember of Soviet armoured car fires a DT in "Patriot".


Royal Navy sailors with Lewis Guns are seen in documentary footage. These are aircraft Lewis guns, reused for AA purposes.

Lewis Gun with cooling jacket removed and carry handle - .303 British

Maxim M1910/30

In "Order Carried Out" Red Army soldiers, including Bakov (Dmitri Pavlov) and Taratora (Sergey Pozharskiy), use Maxim M1910/30 machine guns.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is transported on the tractor.
Bakov and Taratora set Maxim on position. The prop appears to be deactivated.
Bakov at the machine gun.
Bakov and Taratora transport Maxim on new position.
Bakov fires (firing is imitated, and this machine gun doesn't fire on screen).
A Maxim in trench.
A Maxim on position.
A Maxim is mounted on top of the tractor.

Maxim M1910

In one scene in "Order Carried Out" Maxim M1910/30 (probably non-firing) is substituted with a Maxim M1910 that is seen firing on screen.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
The Maxim fires. Note that a gunner has SSh-40 steel helmet while all other Red Army soldiers are equipped with SSh-36s. Possibly this scene is reused from some other movie.


ShKAS machine guns are mounted on Soviet airplanes.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR. This is a turret version.
A Soviet Tupolev SB-2 bomber in "Patriot". This is a late version (supposedly 18th series), idnetified by MV-3 dorsal turret for ShKAS machine gun.

Browning .303 Mk II*

Browning .303 Mk II* machine guns are mounted on British airplanes.

Browning .303 Mk II* - .303 British
Browning machine gun is seen in nose position on Vickers Wellington.

Vickers .50 Mark III

Vickers .50 Mark III machine guns in quad navy mountings are seen in documentary footage.


Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate (mockup)

German soldiers use stick hand grenades in "Order Carried Out". They resemble Model 24 Stielhandgranate but seem to be mockups as they have too large warheads.

A German soldier carries two grenades, one in hand and another one in his teeth.
The tractor driver (Vladimir Chuvelyov) catches a grenade in midair and throws it back.



Zotov (Pavel Shpringfeld), the driver of armoured car, carries a Nagant M1895 holster in "Patriot".
A German officer (Andrey Fayt) carries an M1911 holster in "Patriot".
Soviet tractor driver (Vladimir Chuvelyov) carries Nagant holster in "Order Carried Out" (at the left).
A Soviet Lt. (Aleksandr Smirnov) carries a TT-33 holster.
A German Lt., armed with an M1911, carries a TT holster.


A mockup of German anti-tank cannon in "Patriot". Next moment it is crushed by Soviet tank.


German and Soviet tanks are seen in documentary footage.

Soviet BT-5 tank in "Patriot". It is equipped with a hand-rail radio antenna around the turret.
BT-5s in action.
Soviet BT-7 tanks in "Patriot".
Soviet T-28 tank in "Patriot".
Unidentified Soviet armoured car in "Patriot". It seems to be armed with a 37mm or 45mm cannon in turret and a frontal DT machine gun.
The armoured car in attack.
The turret is turned to side, and the barrel of the main gun can be seen. It looks more like a 37mm than a 45mm that has longer barrel.


Soviet, German and British airplanes are seen in documentary footage.

Soviet Tupolev SB-2 bomber in "Patriot". This is a late version, supposedly 18th series, idnetified by MV-3 dorsal turret for ShKAS machine gun.
Unidentified German bomber in "Patriot".
German Messerschmitt Bf 109 (supposedly 109E) fighter in "Patriot".
German Junkers Ju 88A bomber in "Patriot". Two machine guns, mounted in the rear of the cockpit canopy, can be seen; it is impossible to say if these are MG17s or MG81s.
German Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers in "Patriot". In the storyline they are shown as transport planes, carrying paratroopers.
German Heinkel He 115 torpedo bomber seaplanes.
British Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber.
British Hawker Osprey fighter/reconnaissance aircraft.
Unidentified hydroplane starts from catapult.
Vickers Wellington, anti-submarine version of bomber plane.


Royal Navy ships are seen in documentary footage in "British Navy".

15-inch turret and secondary artillery of Queen Elizabeth class battleship..
Submarine, likely O/P/R class.
Destroyer Encounter (H10). Note that the image is mirrored.
Queen Elizabeth class battleships.
16-inch triple turrets of Nelson-class battleship.
Arc Royal aircraft carrier.
Naval Mines.
4-inch AA gun on a destroyer.
Depth charges.
Exeter heavy cruiser after the Battle on River Plate.
8-inch twin turret on Exeter.

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