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Loaded with Death (Zaryazhennye smertyu)

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Loaded with Death
(Zaryazhennye smertyu)
Zaryazhennye smertyu Poster.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Plotnikov
Release Date 1991
Language Russian
Studio Benefis Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Shipmaster Savva Ilyich Georgi Yumatov
Captain 1st Rank Karen Saakyan Artyom Karapetyan
Pavel Nikodimov aka "Buza" Boris Bystrov
Sergei Krasovskiy Aleksandr Fatyushin
Rita Svetlana Ryabova
Jerry Ranklin Vladimir Antonik
Grigory Fedoseev aka "Hryachsch" Vadim Andreev
Igor Druzhkov aka "Klechsh" Andrey Tashkov
Konstantin Uvarov aka "Petukh" Vyacheslav Baranov
Anton Borisov aka "Kisel" Aleksei Rodionov

Loaded with Death (original title Zaryazhennye smertyu) is a Soviet 1991 (filmed 1990) action movie directed by Vladimir Plotnikov. A group of escaped criminals hijacks a Russian fishing vessel "Udachlivy" ("Lucky") in the waters of North Pacific. A Soviet Border Guard patrol ship "Yuri Andropov" and US Coast Guard helicopter make a joint operation to release the vessel. What neither criminals, nor border guards know is that the fisherman is loaded with smuggled drugs, and the American drug lord goes on his fast boat to get the drugs from "Udachlivy".

The following weapons were used in the film Loaded with Death (Zaryazhennye smertyu):


Makarov PM

Sr. Lt. Rakov (Aleksandr Kulyamin) uses a Makarov PM during the shootout with criminals on board of "Udachlivy". Criminal Fedoseev (Vadim Andreev) uses Rakov's PM to commit suicide.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Rakov fires at a criminal.
Another view of the same scene.
A PM next to Fedoseev's body.
A border guard Lt. (Anton Golyshev) arrests Coyle in the final scene.


The drug lord Ben Coyle (Uldis Veispal) is seen with an M1911A1 in the final scene.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Coyle holds an M1911A1.
Coyle's pistol on the table.


MTs 21-12

One of Coyle's henchmen fires an MTs 21-12 shotgun in the final scene.

MTs 21-12 semi-automatic shotgun - 12 Gauge
A henchman fires.
The henchman with shotgun boards a fisherman.

Assault Rifles


Nikodimov (Boris Bystrov) and his henchmen use several AKS-74 assault rifles, taken from slain prison guards. They constantly switch to AK-47s and back again. AKS-74s are also carried by Soviet border guards and Spetsnaz troopers, including Col. Aleksandr Starynin (a cameo of film cinematographer Aleksandr Kovalchuk). In firing scenes AKS-74s are fitted with blank firing adapters.

AKS-74 with Bakelite magazine - 5.45x39mm
Fedoseev (Vadim Andreev) aims AKS-74 at a sailor.
Uvarov (Vyacheslav Baranov) takes an AKS-74 from Fedoseev.
Uvarov fires at a sailor who jumps overboard.
Nikodimov fires.
Borisov (Aleksei Rodionov) fires.
Druzhkov (Andrey Tashkov) fires.
A Border Guard sailor carries an AKS-74.
A Spetsnaz trooper loads his assault rifle.
Coyle's henchman "Kid" (Artur Nishchenkin) holds an AKS-74 in the final scene.
Coyle's henchman "Baby" (Sergey Nikolaev) fires an AKS-74 at US Coast Guard helicopter.
Spetsnaz troopers take their AKS-74s, preparing for the attack. Unlike AKS-74s, seen in hands of criminals, these guns are fitted with black furinture.
A Spetsnaz trooper fires an AKS-74 during the final shootout.


AKS-74s, used by Nikodimov (Boris Bystrov) and his henchmen, constantly switch to AK-47s and back again.

AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
A prison guard carries an AK-47 in the opening scene.
One of the escaped criminals takes an AK from a slain guard. In this scene the AK looks suspiciously like a wooden mockup.
Borisov (Aleksei Rodionov) holds an AK.
Uvarov (Vyacheslav Baranov) holds a sailor as hostage with his AK; note the wooden buttstock.
The same scene.

Machine Guns

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B

A Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B machine gun is mounted on Mi-24V that appears as US Coast Guard helicopter.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B mounted on Mi-24 Hind-D - 12.7x108mm
Zaryazhennye smertyu-YakB-1.jpg

Gryazev-Shipunov AO-18/AK-630

AO-18 in AK-630 mountings are installed on Soviet Border Guard patrol ships.

GSh-6-30 (AO-18) rotary gun in an AK-630 naval installation - 30x165mm
An AK-630 on the stern of Project 1241.2 patrol ship.
An AK-630 on the left board of Yuri Andropov patrol ship.

Other Weapons

MRG-1 Ogonyok Grenade Launcher

MRG-1 Ogonyok multi-barreled grenade launcher is mounted on Ben Coyle's fast boat and used during the final shootout. It is manned by mentally handicapped henchman "Baby" (Sergey Nikolaev).

MRG-1 Oronyok multi-barreled grenade launcher - 55 mm
"Baby", "Kid" and unnamed henchman lift a seven-barrel launcher from below the deck.
A close view of the muzzles.
MRG-1 is readied for action.

AGS-17 Plamya

AGS-17 Plamya automatic grenade launcher is another weapon, mounted on Ben Coyle's fast boat. It is manned by henchman "Kid" (Artur Nishchenkin).

AGS-17 "Plamya" on tripod - 30mm
"Kid" fires AGS.
A sailor carries the AGS, removed from mounting.


Border Guard Patrol Ships

A Soviet border guard patrol ship Yuri Andropov (Project 11351, NATO codename Krivak III) plays an important role in the movie. Some other patrol ships are also seen.

A general view of Andropov.
RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launcher.
Osa-M (SA-N-4 "Gecko") SAM.
533mm triple torpedo launcher.
100mm AK-100 mounting.
A 76.2mm AK-176 mount is seen on a bow of a patrol ship Project 1241.2 (NATO codename Pauk).

Mi-24 Helicopter

A Mi-24V (Hind-E) appears as a US Coast Guard helicopter (most likely used due to its some resemblance to the really used Sikorsky S-61R). It is piloted by Jerry Ranklin (Vladimir Antonik) and Ray (Anatoly Vedyonkin). The helicopter appears thoroughly armed; ironically, real Coast Guard helicopters carried nothing but M60 machine guns in some configurations.

The helicopter flies over Pacific waves.
It carries two blocks of 80mm unguided rockets.

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