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Lieutenant Suvorov

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Lieutenant Suvorov
Leitenant Suvorov Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Aleksey Kozlov
Release Date 2009
Language Russian
Studio Phoenix Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Aleksandr Suvorov Aleksandr Lyapin
Starshina Prokhorov Aleksey Baydakov
Georgiy Samokhin Sergei Parshin
Anya Radisheva Svetlana Smirnova-Martsinkevich
Timokha Dmitriy Averin
Pvt. Lyaushkin Artyom Gaydukov

Lieutenant Suvorov is a 2009 Russian war movie directed by Aleksey Kozlov. The story takes place in Summer 1941. Aleksandr Suvorov (Aleksandr Lyapin), a young Red Army officer, with a handful of soldiers and civilian volunteers defends his native town that is in the way of the Wehrmacht offensive.

The following weapons were used in the film Lieutenant Suvorov:


Nagant M1895

Starshina (sergeant major) Prokhorov (Aleksey Baydakov) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver. Upon close inspection it appears to be a Blef ("bluff") blank firing revolver, a conversion of live Nagant.

"Blef" (VPO-503 "Nagan-S"), a blank-firing version of Nagant M1895 - .22 Gevelot small cap
Prokhorov in ambush. Note the groove on the frame between the cylinder and the barrel, it's a feature of Blef blank firer.

Tokarev TT-33

A Tokarev TT-33 is Lt. Suvorov's (Aleksandr Lyapin) personal handgun.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Suvorov fires his pistol.
A close view of the pistol. It's historically correct pre-1947 version.
Lt. Suvorov fires his TT on a promotional image.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

A German Unteroffizier carries a pistol in typical Mauser wooden holster. It's seen very blurry due to fast motion but the pistol seems to have a protruding magazine and so it appears to be a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Submachine Guns


Many German soldiers carry MP40 SMGs.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A German soldier fires an MP40.
An MP in hands of a German soldier.
A close view of an MP40 with unfolded stock.
A promotional image of a German officer and a soldier with MP40.


German soldiers also carry MP38 SMGs. In the final scene Samokhin (Sergei Parshin) fires a captured MP38.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A close view of firing MP38.
Two German soldiers with MP38s.
Samokhin fires his MP38.
A production image of the filming shows the movie director Aleksey Kozlov holding an MP38.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Most Red Army soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Pvt. Lyaushkin (Artyom Gaydukov) carries an M91/30 rifle with bayonet, attached backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
Half-naked Lyaushkin, surprised during the bathing, fires his rifle.
Soldiers with M91/30 rifles stand in formation.
A close view of the bolt and magazine.
A soldier fires his rifle during the battle on the road.
Another view of the same scene.
Lt. Suvorov (Aleksandr Lyapin) fires a rifle in the final scene.
Timokha (Dmitriy Averin) holds a rifle in the final scene.
A production image of the filming shows Lt. Suvorov with M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Starshina Prokhorov (Aleksey Baydakov) carries a Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Prokhorov carries a DP-27 and an M38 Carbine.
A close view of the barrel.
Prokhorov cleans his rifle next to the 45mm AT gun.

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are carried by German soldiers.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A barrel of 98k is seen next to the German officer.
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German soldiers fire their rifles during the battle.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Starshina Prokhorov (Aleksey Baydakov) uses a Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine gun in several scenes. During the final battle DP is fired by Timokha (Dmitriy Averin). Lt. Suvorov (Aleksandr Lyapin) is briefly seen with a DP though he doesn't fire it.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Prokhorov with DP-27.
A close view of the machine gun.
Prokhorov fires at German motorcyclists from the belfry.
Timokha fires the DP during the battle on the road.
A promotional image of Suvorov holding DP-27.


German soldiers use MG34 machine guns. Captured MG34s are seen in hands of Soviet soldiers, including Lt. Suvorov (Aleksandr Lyapin).

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier fires an MG34, mounted on a motorcycle.
Lt. Suvorov fires a captured MG34.
An MG34 is mounted on a Kubelwagen jeep.
A Soviet soldier fires an MG34 during the battle on the road.
An MG34 fires from the turret of the armoured car (seen at the right). Another MG34, mounted on the Kubelwagen, is seen at the left.

Mockup machine guns


Two MG37(t) machine guns (a German designation for ZB-53) are mounted on Pz.38(t) light tank, one in turret and another one in front position. The screen machine guns differs from real ones and aren't seen firing so they are supposed to be mockups rather than real firearms.

Two machine guns are seen.
A close view of the coaxial machine gun.


MG15 machine gun is seen turret-mounted on a German Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber. The Ju87 appears to be a radio controlled scale model so the machine gun isn't a real firearm.

MG15 machine gun with 75-round double drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A turret machine gun is seen.


Two MG17 machine guns are wing-mounted on a Ju 87 Stuka. The Ju87 appears to be a radio controlled scale model so the machine guns aren't real firearms.

MG17 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Stuka fires wing-mounted machine guns.

Other Weapons

F-1 hand grenade

Lt. Suvorov (Aleksandr Lyapin) uses F-1 hand grenades during the battle on the road.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Suvorov holds two F-1s behind his back while pretending to surrender.

RPG-40 anti-tank grenade

In the final scene Samokhin (Sergei Parshin) destroys a German Panzer 38(t) tank with an RPG-40 anti-tank grenade.

Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade. The manual for use of grenade is seen on its body.
Samokhin holds an MP38 and RPG-40 grenade.

45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)

A 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) is manned by Starshina Prokhorov (Aleksey Baydakov) during the battle against German troops.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
The gun on position. Next to the gun Prokhorov cleans his rifle.
Prokhorov loads the gun.
A close view of the breech.
The gun in battle. At the background a Soviet soldier fires an MG34.


A Pz.38(t) is seen during the battle.
A close view of the turret.
A German armoured car is also seen during the battle. It resembles Sd.Kfz. 222 but the gun in the turret doesn't match 20mm KwK 30 autocannon that was a standard armament for this model. The gun doesn't fire during the battle so it appears to be mockup.

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