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The Plane flies to Russia (Samolyot letit v Rossiyu)

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The Plane Flies to Russia
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DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Aleksey Kapilevich
Release Date 1994
Language Russian
Studio Uralinterfilm
film studio Servis
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergey Andrey Ankudinov
"Director" Sergey Losev
Vanya Sergei Parshin
Conductress Lyudmila Denisenkova
Passenger Genrikh Ronkin
Leader of Terrorists Viktor Solovyov
Terrorist Oleg Komarov
Moustached Terrorist Sergey Rykusov
Terrorist Leonid Platonov

The Plane Flies to Russia (Russian: Самолёт летит в Россию, Samolyot letit v Rossiyu) is a 1994 Russian comedy film. A group of terrorists hijack an old Antonov An-12 cargo plane and they escape with hostages in tow. During the flight, one of the engines fails and, in order to lighten the plane, the terrorists throw all the extra cargo overboard- including their three hostages, planted into a container with a parachute, who land in an unnamed desert country.

By unfortunate coincidence, they are mistaken for members of one powerful criminal organization and are pursued by local police and rival gangs. Now they have to escape their latest predicament and find a way to return home.

The following weapons were used in the film The Plane flies to Russia (Samolyot letit v Rossiyu):



The Leader of Terrorists (Viktor Solovyov) carries a TT-33.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev

Walther P38

One of local mafia members (Sergei Silkin) carries a Walther P38. P38 pistols also carried by a police investigator (Valeriy Velichko), and by the main henchman of the mafia boss (Anatoliy Mambetov).

Walther P38 with black grips - 9x19mm
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A police investigator (Valeriy Velichko) with P38.
The main henchman of the mafia boss (Anatoliy Mambetov) holds a P38.

Mauser C96

Another mafiosi is seen with a Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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The pistol seen on the floor.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41 (mocked-up as K-50M)

One of the terrorists (Oleg Komarov) carries what to be appears a Vietnamese K-50M submachine gun. On closer examination, this is likely an original PPSh-41, modified to look like one.

K-50M - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
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One of mafia members uses a suppressed MAC-10 during a shootout with the police. Another mafia man can be seen holding a similar gun with an unfolded stock.

MAC-10 with Sionics Two-Stage Sound Suppressor - .45 ACP
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The SMG is visible only at a distance, but can be identified by a characteristic shape of the grip and magazine.

Király M43

What appears to be a Király M43 is carried by one of mafia men.

Kiraly 43M submachine gun - 9x25mm

Haenel MP 28/II

A Haenel MP 28/II is carried by a sailor in one scene.

Haenel MP 28/II Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
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M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is carried by several mafia men.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
A guard at the mafia hideout with a M1928A1.

A guard in the tower can be seen holding a M1928A1 Thompson with a very rare 100-round magazine. This magazine is likely a legacy of M1921 Thompson purchases made during the early Soviet era, which also included 100-round drums, or from Thompsons provided through Lend-Lease in World War II.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
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MP 41

A MP 41 is briefly visible in the hands of one of the liberated slaves.

MP 41 - 9x19mm
It is actually difficult to take a good screenshot because of the movement, the SMG used in the film clearly has wooden furniture.



A terrorist (Leonid Platonov) carries a Mosin Nagant "Obrez", cut-down to sub-carbine length.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 "Obrez" - 7.62x54mm R
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Assault Rifles


Another terrorist (Sergey Rykusov) uses an AK-47. Several mafia men also carry AK-47s later.

Final Production version of the Type III AK-47 with laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
A mafia member with an AK.

OTs-14-1A-01 Groza (Mocked-up as Steyr AUG A1)

What initially appear to be Steyr AUG A1 rifles are used by the police, and later by several mafia members. On closer examination, however, they differ from the actual AUG, which suggests that these are actually some kind of bullpup rifle using 7.62x39mm AK magazines, most likely the then-new OTs-14-1A Groza, dressed up to resemble Steyr AUG A1s.

OTs-14-1A-01 Groza - 7.62x39mm
Steyr AUG A1 with black stock - 5.56x45mm
Note that the receiver, magazine, and muzzle brake are different from the orginal Steyr AUG.


A sailor carries a M16A1. M16A1s are also later used by several mafia members and by "Director" (Sergey Losev).

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
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A mafia member with a M16A1.

M16A1 Rubber Prop

A rubber prop M16A1 is used in several scenes.

A rubber prop of a M16, used in We Were Soldiers.
"Director" carries the M16.

StG 44

The other rifles carried by "Director" is a StG 44 with scope and custom compensator.

Sturmgewehr 44 with ZF4 scope - 7.92x33mm Kurz
The muzzle is seen.
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Machine Guns

Made for Movie Hand Held Minigun

A fictional minigun is used, apparently built on a DP-27 receiver.

DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Airsoft handheld M134 Minigun with 'Chainsaw grip' to handle the recoil force - (fake) 7.62x51mm NATO
A close look at the barrels (yes, they really spin).
Vanya (Sergei Parshin) with the minigun.
"Director" (Sergey Losev) holds the fake minigun.


M67 hand grenade

"Director" (Sergey Losev) carries a complement of M67 hand grenades during the firefight in the mafia mansion (for sure dummy props).

M69 training grenade - an inert version of the M67 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
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Model 24 Stielhandgranate

"Director", in addition to the M67 grenades, also carries a few Model 24 Stielhandgranates.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
"Director" throws a Stielhandgranate.

Smoke Grenade

Police use an unknown smoke grenade during the assault.

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A BRDM-2 APC is used in the finale of the film. It is equipped with a cannon turret (probably a fake one, since the BRDM-2 did not have a factory artillery version).


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