|Trial of the Road (Proverka na dorogakh)
Trial of the Road (Proverka na dorogakh) is a 1971 Russian war movie by Aleksei German. It was released only in 1985. The plot of the movie release the drama of Russian POW who was forced to serve Germans and now has to pass a deadly trial in order to prove that he is not a traitor.
The following weapons are seen in the movie Trial of the Road (Proverka na dorogakh):
Luger P08 Pistol
Luger P08 pistol is seen in hands of Lazarev (Vladimir Zamansky) and Inga (Anda Zaice).
Lazarev, disguised as a German soldier, readies his MP40
SMG and P08 pistol for the "trial on the road".
Lazarev disguised as a German soldier is firing P08.
Inga, disguised as a German NCO, is firing P08 in Russian traitor who exposed her being the partisan.
Walther P38 Pistol
Lokotkov (Rolan Bykov), commander of the Russian partisan detachment, is seen with Walther P38 pistol in one scene but never fires it. German officers also use P38.
Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
Mosin Nagant rifles are used by Russian partisans.
Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
Partisan with Mosin Nagant rifle M1891/30.
Two partisans enter a barn, one with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 and the other with MP40
MP40 are used by German soldiers and several Russian partisans including Lazarev (Vladimir Zamansky) and Solomin (Oleg Borisov).
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Solomin (Oleg Borisov
) (on the left side of the screenshot, back to camera) carries MP40.
Lazarev (Vladimir Zamansky
) disguised as a German soldier prepares his MP40 SMG and P08
pistol for the "trial on the road". Near him is Solomin (Oleg Borisov
), his MP40 is not seen.
German motorcyclist with MP40.
German soldier is firing MP40.
PPSh-41 are used by several Russian partisans.
PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
In one scene a German soldier is seen with a weapon that look like Sturmgewehr 44. The story take place in December 1942 so StG 44 is an anachronism.
Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Soldier at the right side of the screenshot carries something very similar to StG 44.
DP light MG is used by Russian partisans.
DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
MG34 machine gun
MG34 is mounted on German motorcycles. It is also seen in twin mountings on the riverboat in the flashback summer scene.
MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with front and rear sights folded down.
German motorcyce with MG34 mounted in the sidecar.
MG34 in twin mounting on the bow of the tugboat.
MG34 in twin mounting on the barge with Russian POWs.
PK machine gun mocked up as MG42
In battle scenes German soldiers use PK machine guns very roughly mocked up as MG42. In final scene Lazarev (Vladimir Zamansky) fires this MG from lockout tower. It is PK, not PKM (that can be understood from the form of buttstock).
PK Machine Gun, note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel that was found on the original weapon - 7.62x54mm R
German soldier is firing fake MG42.
Fake MG42 is mounted on lockout tower.
Close view on buttstock of the fake MG.
The only real MG42 is seen in final scene. It is not firing.
MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
Russian 82mm BM-37
mortar acting for German 81.4mm mortar.
MS-2 booby trap mine
Cinema poster of Trial of the Road