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Lad from Our Town (Paren iz Nashego Goroda)

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Lad from Our Town
(Paren iz Nashego Goroda)
Lad from Our Town Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Boris Ivanov
Aleksandr Stolper
Release Date 1942
Language Russian
Studio TsOKS (Central United Film Studio)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergei Lukonin Nikolai Kryuchkov
Varya Burmina Lidiya Smirnova
Arkady Burmin Nikolay Bogolyubov
Vano Guliashvili Vladimir Kandelaki
Gen. Vasnetsov Nikolai Mordvinov
Zhenya Nina Zorskaya

Lad from Our Town (Paren iz Nashego Goroda) is a 1942 Soviet war movie by Boris Ivanov and Aleksandr Stolper based on the play by Konstantin Simonov. It was released in USA in 1943.

The story is about the life of Red Army tanker officer Sergei Lukonin (Nikolai Kryuchkov) who passed through the Spanish civil war and now fight in World War 2.

The following weapons were used in the film Lad from Our Town (Paren iz Nashego Goroda):



After returning from Spanish Civil War, Colonel Sergei Lukonin (Nikolai Kryuchkov) carries a Ruby Pistol.

Gabilondo Ruby - .32 ACP
Lad from Our Town TT-1.jpg
Lad from Our Town TT-2.jpg
Lukonin cleans his gun.
Lukonin holds his pistol in the scene in Autumn 1941.

Submachine guns

Suomi KP/-31 SMG

Suomi KP/-31 SMG are seen in hands of Red Army soldiers, notably Safonov (Pyotr Lyubeshkin) and Pet'ka Volzhanin (Valeriy Medvedev).

Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm Parabellum.
Safonov is armed with a Suomi SMG when he drives a car.
Safonov holds a Suomi at the left.
Pet'ka carries a Suomi SMG.
Another view of the scene.
Some Red Army tank crewmembers carry Suomi SMGs at the background.


What appears to be an MP40 is briely seen on a battlefield.

MP40 - 9x19mm


Mosin Nagant Rifle

Some Red Army soldiers carry Mosin Nagant Rifles. They are seen only in distance, so it's impossible to say if these are M91s or M91/30s.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
A centry near the door of the headquarters building is armed with a Mosin rifle.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles are also used by German soldiers, participating in the Spanish Civil War.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers with full length Mauser rifles escort the captive Lukonin.

Mannlicher M1895

What appear to be Mannlicher M1895 rifles are also used by German soldiers, participating in the Spanish Civil War.

Original Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
German soldiers hold Mannlicher rifles (note the typical magazines).

Simonov AVS-36 Rifle

Several Red Army soldiers, including Pet'ka (Valeriy Medvedev), carry Simonov AVS-36 Rifles with sword bayonets.

Simonov AVS-36 Rifle - 7.62x54R.
Lad from Our Town AVS-1.jpg
Pet'ka holds an AVS at the left.
Lad from Our Town AVS-3.jpg

Wz. 29 Mauser

Most German soldiers are armed wih Polish Wz. 29 Mauser rifles.

Wz. 29 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier at the background holds a Wz.29 Mauser in the scene during the Spanish Civil War.
Another German soldier at the background holds a Wz.29 Mauser in the same scene.
A German soldier with Wz.29 Mauser escort the captive Lukonin.
Close view on the sword bayonet.
An abanoned Karabinek wz.29 rifle is seen on the battlefield.
One of retreating German soldiers holds a Wz.29 rifle.

Machine guns

MG 34

MG 34 machine guns are seen in several scenes.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An abandoned MG 34 on battlefield.
An MG 34 is mounted on the German motorcycle captured by Pet'ka.

Degtyaryov DP-27

A Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun is seen in a dugout.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
A DP-27 is seen at the background.

Degtyaryov DT Machine Gun

Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R.
DT is seen behind the tank driver. Note the bag for the spent cartridges mounted below the DT body.
KV-1 tank is armed with three DT machine guns. Here the one, mounted in the rear part of the turret, is seen.

Maxim M-4 Quad Mounting

The M-4 AA quad mounting of Maxim M1910/30 is seen installed in a truck.

Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 AA quad mounting
Lad from Our Town Maxim Quad.jpg

Other Weapons

OSP-30 Flare Pistol

During the battle one of the crewmembers of Lukonin's tank fires a flare pistol, supposedly an OSP-30.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
A crewmember draws a flare pistol.
He fires.

3.7 cm Pak 35/36

A 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 AT gun is seen in one scene.

3.7 cm Pak 35/36 anti-tank gun - 37x249 mm R
An abandoned Pak.

Granatwerfer 34 Mortar

A Granatwerfer 34 Mortar is seen on battlefield.

8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34)
Lad from Our Town Mortar.jpg
GrW 34 Mortar is seen at the background.



A German officer (Aleksandr Rumnev) carries a holster for Vis wz. 35 pistol.
Lukonin uses a TT-33 holster to carry his Ruby pistol.


BT-5 light tank.
A scale model of T-35 heavy tank is seen at the left.
T-34 tanks. These are the early model of T-34 with L-11 76.2mm/L30 gun.
KV-1 tank.

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