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On the Way to Berlin (Na puti v Berlin)

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On the way to Berlin
(Na puti v Berlin)
Na puti v Berlin DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mikhail Yershov
Release Date 1969
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Col. Aleksey Petrov Vasiliy Krasnov
Sr.Lt. Ivan Zaytsev Nikolay Trofimov
Gen. Konovalov Gennadi Karnovich-Valua
Capt. Vladimir Kravchenko Sergey Dvoretskiy
Pvt. Krutikov Geliy Sysoev
Pvt. Gabidullin Nikolay Kuzmin

On the way to Berlin (original title Na puti v Berlin) is a 1969 Soviet war movie directed by Mikhail Yershov. It depicts the events of the Battle for Berlin in April-May 1945.

The following weapons were used in the film On the Way to Berlin (Na puti v Berlin):



Most Soviet officers carry holsters for TT-33 pistols but the pistols can be seen very rare.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
A TT is seen in Sr.Lt. Zaytsev's (Nikolay Trofimov) holster.
Gabidullin (Nikolay Kuzmin) has a TT holster on his belt.

Luger P08

Some German officers are seen with Luger P08s.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
An officer runs with a P08 in hand.
Several P08s and P38s are seen on the table.

Walther P38

Walther P38s are also used by German officers.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Several P08s and P38s are seen on the table.

Submachine Guns


Most Soviet soldiers and many officers carry PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Pvt. Krutikov (Geliy Sysoev) carries a PPSh.
Lt. Tolya (Yuri Fisenko) fires a PPSh.
Combat medic Maj. Leonid Sergeevich (Mikhail Yekaterininsky) and Pvt. Pyotr Lukich (Pavel Pervushin) with PPSh SMGs.
Pvt. Krutikov holds a PPSh.
A group of soldiers with PPSh.
A soldier fires a PPSh in attack.
Tank officer Capt. Vladimir Kravchenko (Sergey Dvoretskiy) fires a PPSh when his tank is damaged.
PPSh-41 with 35 round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier fires a PPSh with stick magazine.


Some PPS-43 are also used by Soviet soldiers.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
One of the soldiers carries a PPS-43.


Most German soldiers are armed with a mix of MP38 and MP40 SMGs.

MP38 - 9x19mm
An abandoned MP38 is seen at the left.
An MP38 next to the body of a German soldier.
A soldier at the foreground holds an MP38.
A soldier with MP38 in battle.


Most German soldiers are armed with a mix of MP38 and MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A soldier with MP40 in trench.
A soldier fires MP40.
A soldier at the right holds an MP40.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Some Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
One of the soldiers in marching troops carries an M91/30 rifle.
A soldier with M91/30 rifle with bayonet escorts a column of German POWs.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some Soviet soldiers, mostly artillerymen, carry Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
An arilleryman carries an M38 Carbine on sling.

Assault Rifles

MKb 42(H)

A single MKb 42(H) is seen in several scenes in hands of various Wehrmacht and SS personnel. It is converted for 7.62x39 blank cartridges and loaded with prototype slab sided AK-47 magazines.

Sport Systeme Dittrich reproduction of the Haenel MKb 42(H) - 7.92x33mm
Type II AK-47 (note stock mounting bracket) with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
A soldier fires MKb 42. Note the prototype slab sided 7.62x39 AK-47 magazine.
An officer fires MKb 42.
An SS officer fires MKb 42.


Anachronistic AK-47s are seen in hands of Soviet soldiers in several scenes. Some German soldiers are also seen with AKs, this time they can stand for Sturmgewehr 44s.

Type II AK-47 (note stock mounting bracket) with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
An AK is seen in hands of a field telephone linesman Pvt. Gabidullin (Nikolay Kuzmin) during the night attack.
An AK fires live tracer bullets.
Soviet soldiers hold AKs during the night attack.
An AK is seen in hands of a soldier in center.
German artillerymen carry AKs. Note: the AT gun is a 37mm PAK 36 AT gun mockup, not a real artillery piece.

Machine Guns

MG 34

An abandoned MG 34 is seen in German trenches.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG 34 is seen at the right.


An abandoned MG42 is seen in German trenches.

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG42 is seen at the right.


DShK heavy machine guns are seen mounted on ISU-152 and ISU-122 SPGs.

DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm
Na puti v Berlin-DShK-1.jpg
ISU self-propelled guns with top-mounted DShK machine guns are seen during the opening credits.

Other Weapons

RGD-33 Hand Grenade

Many Soviet soldiers use stick grenades that appear to be training version of RGD-33.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A soldier throws a grenade.
A grenade is seen tucked at the belt.
Pvt. Krutikov (Geliy Sysoev) with a PPSh and a hand grenade.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers use Model 24 Stielhandgranate stick grenades.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" stick grenade with fragmentation sleeve
Several M24 grenades are seen next to MG42 in German trench.
An SS man at the left holds an M24 grenade.

Panzerfaust 60

Numerous Panzerfaust 60s are used by German troops. At least some of them have live propellant charges as they are seen firing on screen.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
A soldier readies to fire a Panzerfaust. Another one is seen next to him.
Panzerfaust fires.
Another view of a Panzerfaust.
An SS officer aims a Panzerfaust.

45-mm 53-K AT Gun

In one scene a 45-mm 53-K AT gun stands in for a German 37-mm PAK 36.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
Abandoned AT gun is seen at the right.

37-mm PAK 36 AT Gun (mockup)

A mockup of 37mm PAK 36 AT gun is seen in action.

AT gun "fires".

7.5 cm Pak 40

7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns are seen in several scenes.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
A battery of PaK 40s on positions.


A T-34-85.
A post-war T-44.
An IS-2, visually modified to resemble a Königstiger tank, is seen at the background.
An abandoned 75-mm leIG 18 field gun is seen at the background.

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