In August of 1944
In August of 1944 (Russian: V avguste 44-go / В августе 44-го) is a 2001 Russian-Belarusian World War II film about a team of Red Army counter-intelligence officers (SMERSH) who try to find a German radio operator behind Soviet lines. The film is directed by Mikhail Ptashuk and based on a novel by Vladimir Bogomolov.
The following weapons were used in the film In August of 1944:
TT-33 pistols are service sidearms of Soviet officers. Capt. Pavel Alyokhin (Yevgeny Mironov), Sr. Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev (Vladislav Galkin) and Lt. Andrey Blinov (Yuri Kolokolnikov) use their TT-33s in action. In the climactic scene Tamantsev dual-wields a TT-33 and a Nagant M1895 revolver (in the original novel Tamantsev is armed with two Nagants). The trio of German spies in Soviet uniform - Mishchenko (Aleksandr Baluev) alias Capt. Yelatomtsev, Sergey alias Lt. Vasin (Aleksandr Efimov) and unnamed one alias Sr.Lt. Chubarov (Yuriy Pristrom) - also use TT-33 pistols (in the original novel their sidearms are described as "Browning Long 07, similar in shape and size with TT" - no doubt it means FN Model 1903, "07" is a reference to Swedish version Husqvarna 1907). Many other Generals and officers (Gen. Lt. Yegorov (Aleksey Petrenko), Lt. Col. Polyakov (Aleksandr Feklistov) and others) carry TT holsters but they look flat and empty.
During the ambush on the German agent Kazimierz Pavlovsky, Sr. Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev (Vladislav Galkin) holds a Walther P38 (in the original novel his pistol is described as "pocket Walther"). In the climactic scene the officer of the Commandant's Service (Red Army service similar to military police) Capt. Anikushin (Yaroslav Boyko) carries a P38 in the trouser pocket.
PPSh-41 submachine guns are widely used by Soviet soldier and officers. Kazimierz Pavlovsky (Radoslaw Pazura) uses a PPSh during the shootout with Tamantsev, and Soviet officers Sr. Lt. Luzhnov (Aleksandr Molchanov) and Capt. Fomchenko (uncredited) also carry PPSh-41s in same scene. In the climactic scene the driver of Alyokhin's group Sgt. Khizhnyak (Sergey Kravets) and an unnamed Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) radio operator (Sergey Sharangovich) also carry PPSh-41s.
Sr. Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev (Vladislav Galkin) carries an MP40 in several scenes. An MP40 is seen on the wall in Vasyukov's house. An unknown man fires an MP40 at Tamantsev in the forest in the opening scene.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
A female military traffic controller (Anzhela Ptashuk) carries a Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine.
An abandoned MG34 is seen in the forest. An MG34 is one of the weapons of the chairman of the Selsoviet Vasyukov (Aleksandr Labush).
45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) or 3.7 cm Pak 35/36
57 mm anti-tank gun ZiS-2
A 57 mm anti-tank gun ZiS-2 is seen in the same scene.
76.2 mm field gun ZiS-3
76.2 mm field guns ZiS-3 are briefly seen on railway flatcars and on the march.
BM-13 "Katyusha" rocket launchers are seen on the road.