The Turncoat is a 2020 four-part film drama directed by Florian Gallenberger (John Rabe, Colonia) based on the novel of the same name by Siegfried Lenz. Summer 1944: Wehrmacht soldier Walter Proska has to go back to the Eastern Front. There he ends up with the unit of Willy Stehauf, a ruined bunch that fights in vain in the swamps of Rokitno against mosquitoes, partisans, and gradual madness. His officer's cruelty, his regime-critical comrade Wolfgang, but above all his love for partisan Wanda, also make Walter increasingly doubt the meaning of the war.
The following weapons can be seen in the miniseries The Turncoat:
The leader of the partisan group is seen with a Walther P38.
MP40 are used by Stehauf and some partisans in Episode 2.
PPSh-41 submachine guns with 35-stick and 71-drum magazines are used by Soviet Soldiers. Zwiczosbirski (Adam Venhaus) brings two captured PPShs to Stehauf. In the third episode, Walter uses a PPSh against some Volkssturm members.
Some PPS-43 submachine guns are also used by Soviet soldiers in Episode 3.
Walter Proska (Jannis Niewöhner), Wolfgang Kürschner (Sebastian Urzendowsky), Paul Zacharias (Florian Lukas), Zwiczosbirski (Adam Venhaus), Helmut Poppek (Mathias Herrmann) and the soldier on the train (Holger Handtke) are seen with Karabiner 98ks.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Feldgendarmerie at a railwaystation are seen with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Some Polish partisans and Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles. As in the Soviet Army, Wolfgang Kürschner uses also one of them.
Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine
What appears to be a Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine with a removed folding bayonet is seen carried by one Soviet soldier.
An MG34 is briefly seen mounted on a post-war Czech OT-810 half-track standing in for an accurate Sd.Kfz. 251.
M1942 (ZiS-3) 76mm Divisional Gun
F-1 hand grenade
What appears to be an F-1 hand grenade is thrown by a Soviet soldier in Episode 3.