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Son of the Regiment (Syn polka) (1946)

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Son of the Regiment (Syn polka)
Syn polka 1946 Poster.jpg
Original Movie Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vasili Pronin
Release Date 1946
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vanya Solntsev Yuri Yankin
Capt. Yenakiyev Aleksandr Morozov
Sgt. Yegorov Nikolai Yakhontov
Pvt. Gorbunov Nikolai Parfyonov
Pvt. Bidenko Grigori Pluzhnik

Son of the Regiment (Syn polka) is a Soviet 1946 war drama directed by Vasili Pronin and based on the novel by Valentin Kataev. An orphaned Russian boy Vanya Solntsev is adopted by the artillery regiment. Another cinema version of the same novel was filmed in 1981.

The following weapons were used in the film Son of the Regiment (Syn polka):

Submachine Guns


Many Soviet soldiers, including artillery scouts Sgt. Yegorov (Nikolai Yakhontov) and Pvts. Gorbunov (Nikolai Parfyonov) and Bidenko (Grigori Pluzhnik), carry PPS-43 SMGs.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Sgt. Yegorov with PPS-43.
Pvt. Bidenko with PPS-43.
A close view of Bidenko's PPS.
A soldier (Andrei Petrov) with PPS-43.


Some Soviet soldiers are seen with PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier with a PPSh is seen next to the car.


German soldiers are traditionally armed with MP40 SMGs (some of them are supposed to be MP38s.)

MP40 - 9x19mm
MP38 - 9x19mm
German soldiers (Karl Gurnyak and Georgiy Budarov) with MP40s.
A German soldier with MP40.
Another German soldier holds an SMG that looks more like an MP38.


Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine

Soviet artillerymen carry Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
A sentinel (Stanislav Chekan) with M44 carbine with unfolded bayonet.
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Artillerymen with M44 carbines are seen in several scenes.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are carried by some Soviet soldiers.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The personnel of a cavalry unit with M91/30 rifles ride a field kitchen.

Machine Gun

Vickers/Maxim Machine Gun

In one scene a machine gun on a typical Vickers tripod can be seen. It can be a genuine Vickers or a Maxim M1910 on Vickers mounting.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun - .303 British
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Other Weapons

PTRD-41 Anti-tank Rifle

A PTRD-41 AT rifle is seen in one scene.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
A PTRD is seen at the background.


The artillery battery where Vanya Solntsev serves is armed with 122-mm M-30 howitzers.

Syn polka-1946-M30-1.jpg
Syn polka-1946-M30-2.jpg

A German 88-mm PAK 43 AT gun is seen in one scene.

An abandoned PAK 43 is seen at the background.

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