|The White Tiger |
The White Tiger (Belyy tigr) is a 2012 World War II film directed by Karen Shakhnazarov. The story takes place in Russia during the closing months of the Eastern Front of World War II. Ivan Naydenov (Aleksey Vertkov), a Soviet tanker who barely survived a battle, is pressed back into service and goes on a hunt to destroy a mysterious ghostly-white German Tiger tank he calls the "White Tiger".
The following weapons were used in the film The White Tiger (Belyy tigr):
Some Russian troops carry the PPSh-41.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Soviet Captain carries his PPSh-41
submachine gun with 71-round drum magazine
Soviet sailor holds the PPSh with 35-round stick magazine
MP40 Submachine Gun
The MP40 was mainly carried by German troops during World War II, but is seen carried by Maj. Fedotov (Vitaliy Kishchenko) in the film.
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
MP40 ssubmachine gun on the ground
Another weapon carried by Russian troops is the PPS-43.
PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPS-43 is carried by the soldier.
The PPS-43 seen in upper right.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle
Some Russian troops also are armed with the Mosin Nagant M1891/30.
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R.
The scoped rifle carried in middle.
Tokarev SVT-40 Rifle
Some Russian troops carry the Tokarev SVT-40.
Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
Soviet soldiers carry PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle at the film's beginning.
PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle 14.5x114mm
Soviet soldiers carry PTRD-41
Tokarev TT-33 Pistol
Ivan Naydenov (Aleksey Vertkov) is using the Tokarev TT-33. The pistol appears to be the period correct pre-1947 version.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Ivan Naydenov fires his TT-33. The shape of the cocking serration is typical for pre-1947 version of TT.
Maj. Fedotov checks his TT-33
Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns are also used by Russian troops.
DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Another Soviet soldier with the DP-27
Degtyaryov DT Machine Gun
The Degtyaryov DT Machine Gun is seen mounted in the Russian T-34-85 tanks.
DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Hull mounted DT
in the T-34-85 tank
DT machine gun inside the T-34-85 turret
T-34-85 fires DT machine gun
MG34 Panzerlauf Machine Gun
An MG34 is seen mounted in the "White Tiger" tank.
MG34 Panzerlauf with stock fitted - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
DShK Heavy Machine Gun
DShK Heavy Machine Guns are seen mounted atop Russian ISU-152 SPG vehicles.
DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm.
machine guns are mounted on ISU-152 SPG.
Red Army soldiers are seen transporting the Russian Maxim M1910/30 machine gun at the film's beginning.
Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
On the right, Red Army soldiers are seen transporting the Russian adopted version of the Maxim
machine gun at the film's beginning.
NbK 39 Grenade Dischargers
Mounted on the side of the Tiger's turret are NbK 39 Grenade Dischargers. They were intended to shoot smoke shells but later frag shells were designed for them.
90mm grenade dischargers NbK 39 are mounted on the sides of the turret of the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I tank. They were intended to shoot smoke shells but later frag shells were designed for them.
76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)
M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm
Soviet gunners fire ZiS-3 guns
7.5 cm Pak 97/38
7.5 cm Pak 97/38 anti-tank gun - 75×350mm R
7.5 cm Pak 40
7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
A 7.5 cm Pak 40
anti-tank gun can be seen on the edge of a village
For the film's production, several of the Russian and German armored vehicles used were well made mockups. Some mock-ups tanks are created on more modern chassis. For this film was created a replica of a Tiger tank. But unfortunately the film was shot without it.
Tiger I Tank
The "White Tiger" depicted in the film appears to be a German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I tank. The tank was supposed to be a specially made replica that was reported to have been built from the ground up, but apparently wasn't completed in time for filming. Instead, the tank seen in the film was a Soviet IS-2 that was visually modified to resemble the Tiger.
Soviet IS-2 (Iosif Stalin) heavy tank modified to resemble the German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I tank
Replica of the German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I tank that was supposed to be used in the film (Note the differences below to the tank actually seen onscreen).
The Tiger from the front.
Another view of the Tiger in battle.
Tiger from the side. Note the profile difference from the Tiger replica above.
The majority of the Russian armor seen in the film are Russian T-34-85 tanks. Models depicting the destroyed tanks were made very high quality.
Soviet IS-2 (Iosif Stalin) heavy tank
SU-100 Tank Destroyer
Soviet SU-100 tank destroyer
German Pz.Kpfw. IV medium tank
Destroyed German Pz.Kpfw. IV medium tank
Replica of the German Pz.Kpfw. IV medium tank built on the Soviet T-55 tank chassis
Several destroyed armored vehicles are seen on a train.
Replica of the M3 Lee Medium Tank built on the BMP infantry fighting vehicle chassis
Destroyed British Matilda II infantry tank. It is armed with 2-pounder
Destroyed BT-7 Soviet cavalry tank