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#41 bojan

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 2012 PM

Well, that  was pretty general and accepted all around the world. :) French however at one moment had almost identical rifle section (10 men, 5 x SMG, LMG, 4 x rifle).

 

Largest influences were Germany with a rifle sections being MG centric (MG was seen as main LR weapon of the rifle section, SMGs were close defense and only 3 riflemen/10 men). This changed in '70s when SAWs (M72/RPK) were introduced, replacing LMGs on 2 for 1 basis. However as soon as the war started in 1991 this was recognized as inefficient and one SAW was changed back for LMG, so we moved back to "German" type of the rifle section (this was codified in 1993. org, but such rifle sections weer used as early as late 1991).

 

US organizations were also influential, especially in 1954/1962 orgs, which AFAIK were quite close to the US ones. Early Mechanized infantry orgs were even more influenced by US (since they used M3 Halftracks).

 

Soviet plt org with 3 x rifle section per platoon was only in use in Light companies (and some variations on hill/mountain company), while there was not a single company org that did not have support platoon (except 1952 light). Soviet influence was more noticeable in 1965 and later mech infantry organizations and in section sniper/DM.

 

Generally compared to a most other countries (especially "potential opponents") infantry company was well armed with support weapons, but often lacked mobility, and in early years lacked radios.

 

There were some very interesting formations, Partisan company in particular, intended as a "stay behind" formation, for operations behind enemy lines.

 

 

Anyway, this is all going to a book that is planted in cooperation with two more authors - book will be about infantry armament development*** in Yugoslavia, 1946-1992, but we have to cover general infantry formation development also, since it was heavily driven by a new weapons (or the lack of them, which became painfully obvious in late '60s with a semi/automatic rifle debacle). ATM there is however only slightly more than 0% chance of the English version. :(

Since a research into that produced loads of the data, I said "why not", it is not that YPA small units TOE could be found anywhere on the net... :)

 

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Overall, over 35 various semi and automatic rifles were tested, and a final one selected (M70) was 4th on the list, and at least two replacements of it were attempted.

6 different MGs were tested as a replacement for a M53 (MG42). At one moment M60 was almost adopted.

Sniper rifle debacle, leaving army to use Mosins (in then non-standard caliber) or trophy non-standard Mausers until early '80s.

Parallel program for a paratroopers (with a Stoner 63 being acquired only a few years after it appeared) , and also a a parallel program (and some separate purchases - MAC 11 among other things) for a Territorial Defense.

Plus all the exotics that a police acquired.

 

Generally, semi and automatic rifles are supposed to be main part, rest being divided among MGs, sniper rifles, pistols and other infanry weapons (mortars, RCLs, etc).

We do not plan on touching M48 rifle, since there is already excellent book by Branko Bogdanovic, nor do we plan on going into details on AT weapons other than some basic history, since there are a excellent articles by same author on older ones, and we can not get majority of data about development of newer ones.


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#42 bojan

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 0653 AM

1947 Mountain company

 

Company HQ  - 7 men - 2 x SR, 1 x R, 2 x P, 2 x SMG

 - Company commander - P

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

 - Co Jr Officer - SMG

 - Sniper x 2 - SR

 - Medic - P

 - Radiman - R

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 41 men, 6 x LMG, 8 x SMG, 26 x R, 7 x P, 1 x Pack horse

 Command Section - 3 men - 1 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x R

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - P

 - Runner - R

 

 Rifle Section x 3 - 10 men - 1 x LMG, 2 x SMG, 1 x P, 7 x R

 - Section leader - SMG

 - SMG gunner (also section 2inC) - SMG

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - Assistant - R

 - Riflemen x 6 - R

 

 LMG Section - 8 men, 1 x SMG, 3 x LMG, 3 x P, 4 x R, 1 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - LMG gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - R

 - Horse handler - R, Pack horse

 

Support Platoon - 17/23 men - 2 x 60 mm mortar, 2/4 x ATR/ATW, 5/8 x SMG, 11/14 x R, 1 x P, 3/4 x Pack horse

 Command section - 3 men - 1 x SMG, 1 x R, 1 x P

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - P

 - Runner - R

 

 Mortar Section - 8 men - 2 x 60mm mortar, 1 x SMG, 7 x R

 - Section leader - SMG

 - Gunner x 2 - Mortar, R

 - Loader x 2 - R

 - Ammo bearer x 2 - R, pack horse

 - Horse handler - R, Horse

 

 AT Section x 1 or 2 - 6 men, 2 x ATR/ATW, 3 x SMG, 3 x R, 1 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - AT gunner x 2 - ATR/ATW, R

 - Assistant x 2 - SMG

 - Horse handler - R, Pack horse

 

Total strength - 147/153 men (7 + 3 x 41 + 17/23) - 2 x 60mm mortar, 2/4 x ATR/ATW, 18 x LMG, 2 x SR, 31/34 x SMG, 90/93 x R, 24 x P, 6/7 x Pack horse

 

Only a single radio and no motor transport at all.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 0657 AM

1954 Mountain company

 

Generally the same as Hill company, with following exceptions

 - less motor transport (only a single truck),

 - no RCL or AT section in a Support platoon

 - Platoon Support section has 2 x LMG instead of 2 x MG, so menpower is also reduced by 2. 

 

Unlike Infantry and Hill company there is no 1962 variation

 

Company HQ - 7 men - 2 x SMG, 2 x SR, 5 x P

 - Co Cmd - P

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

 - Co Jr. Officer - SMG

 - Radioman - P

 - Medic - P

 - Sniper/scout x 2 - SR, P

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 42 men - 2 x ATW, 5 x LMG, 17 x SMG, 19 x R (3 with rifle-grenade attachment), 6 x P, 2 x Pack horse

 Command Section - 3 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x P

 - Platoon Cmd - SMG

 - Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

 - Medic - P

 

 Rifle Section x 3 - 10 men - 1 x LMG, 4 x SMG, 5 x R (1 with RG attachment), 1 x P

 - Section leader - SMG

 - SMG gunner x 3 - SMG (1st SMG gunner is also a section 2inC)

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - assistant - R

 - Grenadier - R with RG attachment

 - Riflemen x 3 - R

 

 Support section - 9 men - 2 x LMG, 2 x ATW, 3 x SMG, 2 x P, 4 x R, 2 x Pack horse

 - Section Leader - SMG

 - AT Gunner x 2 - ATW, R

 - AT Assistant x 2 - SMG - AT assistant 1 also has Pack horse

 - LMG Gunner x 2 - LMG, P

 - LMG Assistant x 2 - R -L MG assistant 1 also has Pack horse

 One horse loads 2 x LMG and ammo, other horse loads 2 x ATW and ammo.

 

Support platoon - 23 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 3 x MG, 10 x SMG, 9 x R, 4 x P, 6 x Pack horse

 Command section - 3 men -  2 x SMG, 1 x P

 - Platoon Cmd - SMG

 - Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

 - Medic - P

 

 MG Section - 10 men - 3 x MG, 3 x R, 4 x SMG, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - R (one has RG attachment)

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG - Pack horse

 

 Mortar Section - 10 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 4 x SMG, 6 x R, 3 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - Gunner x 3 - R

 - Loader x 3 - R

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG, Pack horse

 

In the mountain area where there is a major mountain road company can be reinforced with 3rd section in Support plt:

 RCL Section - 7 men, 3 x SMG, 4 x R, 2 x 57mm RCL, 2 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - RCL Gunner x 2 - 57mm RCL, R

 - Loader x 2 - R

 - Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG, Pack horse

 

Total strength - 156/163 men (7 + 3 x 42 + 23/30) -  3 x MG, (2 x 57mm RCL), 3 x 60mm mortar, 6 x ATW, 15 x LMG, 2 x SR, 63/66 x SMG, 66/70 x R (10 with RG attachment), 27 x P, 12/14 x Pack horse

 

Logistic part:

Driver x 1

Radiomen x 1 - P

Truck x 1 (various types, but GMC 2.5t most probably)


Edited by bojan, 17 August 2018 - 0704 AM.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 0724 AM

1969. Mountain (Infantry) company

 

Based on 1969. Hill company, and of Light type organization, w/o support section in the Platoon.

 

Company HQ - 9 men - 2 x SMG, 2 x SAR, 5 x P, 2 x SR

 - Co Cmd - P

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

 - Co Jr. Officer - SMG

 - radioman - P

 - medic  - P

 - Runner - SAR

 - Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

 - NBC scout - SAR

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 29 men - 3 x LMG, 13 x SMG, 12 x SAR, 3 x P

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - P

 

 Rifle Section x 3 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 1 x P, 4 x SAR, 4 x SMG

 - Section leader - SMG

 - SMG gunner x 3 - SMG (1st one is section 2inC)

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - assistant - SAR

 - Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

Support Platoon - 26 men - 3 x MG, 3 x ATW, 2 x 60mm mortar, 4 x SMG, 13 x SAR, 9 x P

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - P

 

 MG Section - 10 men, 3 x MG, 3 x P, 1 x SMG, 6 x SAR, 3 x Pack Horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 AT section - 8 men - 3 x ATW, 1 x SMG, 4 x SAR, 3 x P, 1 x Pack horse
 - Section leader - SMG

 - AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 - Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

 Mortar Section  - 6 men - 2 x 60mm mortar, 1 x SMG, 3 x SAR, 2 x P, 2 x Pack Horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 2 - P, Mortar

 - Loader x 2 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

Total - 122 men (9 + 3 x 29 + 26) - 2 x 60mm mortar, 3 x MG, 9 x LMG, 3 x ATW, 45 x SMG, 51 x SAR, 23 x P, 2 x SR, 6 x Pack horse

 

Logistic part:

Driver x 1 - P

Truck x 1


Edited by bojan, 25 August 2018 - 1310 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 0736 AM

1971. Mountain (Infantry) Company, version 1

 

 

Company HQ - 9 men - 2 x AR, 1 x SAR, 6 x P, 2 x SR

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

- NBC scout - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 39 men - 3 x MG, 4 x LMG, 13 x AR, 18 x SAR, 8 x P, 3 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

 Reinforced Rifle Section - 9 men - 2 x LMG, 2 x P, 4 x SAR, 3 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - SMG gunner x 2 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

 - LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

 - assistant x 2 - SAR

 - Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

 Rifle Section x 2 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 1 x P, 4 x SAR, 4 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - SMG gunner x 3 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - assistant - SAR

 - Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

 MG Section - 10 men, 3 x MG, 3 x P, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR

 - Section leader - AR

 - MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Support Platoon - 21 men - 4 x ATW, 3 x 60mm mortar, 3 x AR, 10 x SAR, 8 x P, 4 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Medic - P

 - Radioman - SAR

 

 AT section - 10 men - 4 x ATW, 1 x AR, 5 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x Pack horse
 - Section leader - AR

 - AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 4 - SAR

 - Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

 Mortar Section - 8 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 1 x AR, 4 x SAR, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 3 - P

 - Loader x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

Total - 147 (9 + 3 x 39 + 21) men - 3 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x MG, 12 x LMG, 4 x ATW, 2 x SR, 44 x AR, 65 x SAR, 38 x P, 1 x truck, 13 x Pack horse


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#46 Rick

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 0528 AM

No company level clerks, armorers or cooks?


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 0606 AM

They were at Bn level in the logistic company. They could be attached to companies as needed. Independent Partisan and Territorial defence companies had them integrated however.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 1505 PM

1971. Mountain (Infantry) Company, version 2

 

Company HQ - 8 men - 2 x AR, 2 x SAR, 4 x P,

 - Co Cmd - P

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

 - Co Jr. Officer - AR

 - radioman - P

 - medic - P

 - NBC scout - SAR

 - Driver - P, truck

 - runner - SAR

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 38 men - 3 x MG, 2 x LMG, 4 x SAW, 10 x AR, 16 x SAR, 1 x SR, 6 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Medic - P

 - Sniper - SR

 

 Reinforced Rifle Section - 9 men - 2 x LMG, 2 x P, 4 x SAR, 3 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - SMG gunner x 2 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

 - LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

 - assistant x 2 - SAR

 - Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

 Rifle Section x 2 - 8 men - 2 x SAW, 3 x SAR, 3 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - SMG gunner x 2 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

  - SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

 - Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

 MG Section - 10 men, 3 x MG, 3 x P, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR

 - Section leader - AR

 - MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Support Platoon - 21 men - 4 x ATW, 3 x 60mm mortar, 3 x AR, 9 x SAR, 8 x P, 4 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Medic - P

 - Radioman - SAR

 

 AT section - 10 men - 4 x ATW, 1 x AR, 5 x SAR, 4 x P
 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR, Horse

 - AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

 Mortar Section - 8 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 1 x AR, 4 x SAR, 3 x P

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 3 - P

 - Loader x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total - 143 (8 + 3 x 38 + 21) men - 3 x 60mm Mortar,  9 x MG, 6 x LMG, 12 x SAW, 4 x ATW, 3 x SR, 35 x AR, 59 x SAR, 30 x P, 1 x truck, 13 x Pack horse


Edited by bojan, 26 August 2018 - 0639 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 2109 PM

Back in the 60's one of our Canadian Battalions in their 3/4 trucks was deemed wiped out with 80% causalities in a major exercise. That shook up the politicians and senior staff and led to the acquisition of the M113 APC and mechanizing our Infantry (at least in Germany) I don't have orbats for that time period, but as i recall:

 

3 x rifle sections to a platoon with a Captain/lieutenant and signaler/runners 

 

3 x rifle platoons to a company with a HQ and heavy weapons platoon 

 

3x rifle companies to a regiment/Battalion with a heavy weapons support company (mortars, 106mm RR, HMGs) a Transport company and support company (quartermaster stores, cooks, medical, vehicle repair)  


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 0000 AM

I was wrong, asked the question what did our infantry look like and here are some answers

 

https://www.canadian...ntrysection.htm

 

https://army.ca/foru...c,128726.0.html


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 0737 AM

Thank you, I had 1960s org, but did not have 1990s


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 0810 AM

1981. Mountain (Infantry) Company

 

Very strange org, not based on either Infantry, Light or Hill company. Also only 1 x SR per Co is atypical for a period, even regular Infantry Co had 2. Looks to be more of the evolution of the 1971. org, but somewhat lighter in Rifle plts, with bigger support plt.

 

Company HQ - 10 men - 2 x AR, 3 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x SR, 1 x Pack Horse, 1 x Truck

 - Co Cmd - P

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

 - Co Jr. Officer - AR

 - radioman - P

 - medic - P

 - NBC scout - SAR

 - Driver - P, truck

 - runner - SAR

 - Sniper - SR

 - Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 33 men - 3 x MG, 6 x SAW, 17 x AR, 6 x SAR, 4 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Medic - P

 

 Rifle Section x 3 - 7 men - 2 x SAW, 5 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

 - Riflemen x 4 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

 

 MG Section - 10 men, 3 x MG, 3 x P, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR

 - Section leader - AR

 - MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Support Platoon - 29 men - 4 x ATW, 6 x 60mm, 4 x AR, 14 x SAR, 11 x P, 7 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Medic - P

 - Radioman - SAR

 - Horse handler - SAR, Pack Horse

 

 AT section - 9 men - 4 x ATW, 1 x AR, 4 x SAR, 4 x P
 - Section leader - AR

 - AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

 Mortar Section x 2 - 8 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 1 x AR, 4 x SAR, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 3 - P

 - Loader x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total - 138 (10 + 3 x 33 + 29) men - 6 x 60mm Mortar,  9 x MG, 18 x SAW, 4 x ATW, 1 x SR, 45 x AR, 35 x SAR, 27 x P, 1 x truck, 16 x Pack horse


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 0826 AM

1985/1990. Mountain (Infantry) Company

Based on 1985/90 Hill Company

 

 

Company HQ - 9/8 men - 4/3 x AR, 3 x AP, 2 x P, 1 x LAW

 - Company commander - AP

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AP 

 - Co Jr.Officer - AR

 - Medic - P
 - NBC scout - AR (removed from 1990 org)

 - radioman - P

 - runner x 2 - AR
 - driver - AP, truck

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 36 men - 3 x MG, 3/6 x SAW, 3 x SR, 26/23 x AR, 1 x P, 13 x LAW, 3 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Medic - P

 

 Rifle Section x 3 - 8 men - 2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 5 x AR, 4 x LAW

 - Section leader - AR

 - SAW Gunner x 1/2 - SAW

 - Sniper - SR

 - Riflemen x 5/4 - AR, LAW (R1 is section 2inC)

 

 MG Section - 10 men, 3 x MG, 7 x AR, 1 x LAW, 3 x Pack Horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - MG gunner x 3 - MG

 - Assistant x 3 - AR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - AR, Pack horse (ammo bearer 1 carries LAW),

 

Support Platoon - variable number of men and equipment - see bellow:

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic  - P

 

 Generally configurations are as following

 

 - RCL Section (2) + AT Section (3) + 82mm Mortar Section (2) - on a mountain terrain with a good road network - 32 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 3 x ATW, 2 x 82mm Mortar, 24 x AR, 8 x P, 1 x LAW, 4 x Pack horse, 4 x Ammo horse

 

 - RCL Section (2) + AT Section (3) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - general configuration - 32 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 3 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 22 x AR, 10 x P, 1 x LAW, 6 x Pack Horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 

 - AT Section (4) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - on the very hard mountain terrain - 22 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 13 x AR, 9 x P, 1 x LAW, 4 x Pack horse

 

 AT Section - 10 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x P, 5 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse Handler - AR

 - AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 4 - AR

 

AT Section - 8 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x P, 4 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- Horse Handler - AR

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - AR

 

 

 RCL Section - 12 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 2 x P, 10 x AR, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse Handler - AR

 - RCL gunner - P

 - RCL crew x 8 (no specific designation of duties in this org) - AR

 

 60mm Mortar Section - 10 men - 4 x 60mm mortar, 6 x AR, 4 x P, 1 x LAW, 4 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 4 - Mortar, P

 - Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 82mm Mortar Section - 10 men - 2 x 82mm mortar, 8 x AR, 2 x P, 1 x LAW, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - AR

 - Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

 - Loader x 2 - AR

 - Ammo handler x 2 - AR, , Pack horse

 - Ammo bearer x 2 - AR, , Ammo horse

 

Total strength - 149/149/139 or 148/148/138 (9/8 + 3 x 36 + 32/32/22) men - 2/2/0 x 82mm RCL + 3/3/4 x ATW, 2/0/0 x 82mm or 0/4/4 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x MG, 9/18 x SAW, 9 x SR, 105/103/94 or 95/93/84 x AR, 3 x AP, 13/15/14 x P,  41 x LAW, 13/15/13 x Pack horse, 4/2/0 x Ammo horse


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 0822 AM

1993. Mountain (Infantry) Company

 - Slightly changed previous org in line with 1993. changes to a rifle section, additional Plt 2inC and personal weapons

 

 

Company HQ - 9 men - 6 x AR, 3 x P, 1 x LAW

 - Company commander - AR

 - Co Cmd 2inC - AR

 - Co Jr.Officer - AR

 - Medic - P
 - radioman x 2 - P

 - runner x 2 - AR
 - driver - AR, 5t truck

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 37 men - 3 x MG, 3 x LMG, 3 x SAW, 3 x SR, 24 x AR, 1 x P, 15 x LAW, 3 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Platoon 2inC - AR

 - Medic - P

 

 Rifle Section x 3 - 8 men - 2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 5 x AR, 4 x LAW

 - Section leader - AR, LAW

 - SAW Gunner - SAW

 - LMG Gunner - LMG

 - Assistant - AR

 - Sniper - SR

 - Riflemen x 3 - AR, LAW (R1 is section 2inC)

 

 MG Section - 10 men, 3 x MG, 7 x AR, 3 x LAW, 3 x Pack Horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - MG gunner x 3 - MG

 - Assistant x 3 - AR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - AR, LAW, Pack horse

 

Support Platoon - variable number of men and equipment - see bellow:

- Platoon commander - AR

- Platoon 2inC - AR

 

 

 Generally configurations are as following

 

 - RCL Section (2) + AT Section (4) + 82mm Mortar Section (2) - 33 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x ATW, 2 x 82mm Mortar, 31 x AR, 2 x P, 4 x Pack horse, 4 x Ammo horse

 

 - RCL Section (2) + AT Section (4) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - - 33 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 29 x AR, 4 x P, 6 x Pack Horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 

 - 2 x AT Section (3) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - - 26 men - 6 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 22 x AR, 4 x P, 4 x Pack horse

 

 AT Section - 9 men - 4 x ATW, 9 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - AT gunner x 4 - ATW, AR

 - Assistant x 4 - AR

 

 AT Section - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 7 x AR

 - Section leader - AR

 - AT gunner x 3 - ATW, AR

 - Assistant x 3 - AR

 

 

 RCL Section - 12 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 2 x P, 12 x AR, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse Handler - AR

 - RCL gunner - RCL, AR

 - RCL crew x 8 (no specific designation of duties in this org) - AR

 

 Mortar Section (60mm) - 10 men - 4 x 60mm mortar, 6 x AR, 4 x P, 2 x LAW, 4 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 4 - Mortar, P

 - Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 Mortar Section (82mm) - 10 men - 2 x 82mm mortar, 8 x AR, 2 x P, 2 x LAW, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - AR

 - Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

 - Loader x 2 - AR

 - Ammo handler x 2 - AR, , Pack horse

 - Ammo bearer x 2 - AR, , Ammo horse

 

Total strength - 153/153/146 (9 + 3 x 37 + 33/33/26) men - 2/2/0 x 82mm RCL + 4/4/6 x ATW, 2/0/0 x 82mm or 0/4/4 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x MG, 9 x LMG, 9 x SAW, 9 x SR, 109/107/100 x AR, 8/10/10 x P,  48 x LAW, 13/15/13 x Pack horse, 4/2/0 x Ammo horse


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 1008 AM

Light rifle companies

Those were intended for rear area security, anti-paratrooper defense, operations on rough terrain (including urban environment) and flank security. Subgroup were Partisan Companies that were intended as a stay-behind elements, for fighting in enemy rear on the occupied territory.

 

 

1945-46 organization Light/Partisan Rifle Company

 

Company HQ - 6 men - 1 x SR, 2 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x R, 1 x Pack horse

 - Co Cmd - P

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

 - Medic - P

 - Co Junior Officer - SMG, Pack horse

 - Sniper - SR

 - Runner - R

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 27 men - 3 x LMG, 4 x SMG, 4 x P, 19 x R

 

 Command Section - 3 men - 1 x SMG, 1 x R, 1 x P

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - Pistol

 - Runner - R

 

 Light Rifle Section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 1 x SMG, 1 x P, 6 x R

 - Section Leader - SMG

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - Assistant - R

 - 5 x Riflemen - R

 

Total - 87 (6 + 3 x 27) men - 9 x LMG, 14 x SMG, 58 x R, 1 x SR, 14 x P, 1 x Pack horse

 

Company can be reinforced by replacing 1st Light rifle platoon by Light SMG platoon for urban warfare.

 

Light SMG Platoon - 27 men, 3 x LMG, 23 x SMG, 1 x P

 

 Command Section - 3 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x P

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - Pistol

 - Runner - SMG

 

 Light SMG Section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P

 - Section Leader - SMG

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - Assistant - SMG

 - 5 x SMG gunner - SMG

 

Independent Partisan company has additionally

 

Logistic platoon - 9 men - 1 x SMG,  6 x R, 2 x P,  5 x Pack horse

 

 Command Section - 2 men - 1 x SMG, 1 x R

 - Platoon commander/logistic officer - SMG

 - Logistician x 1 - R, Pack horse

 

 Radio section - 2 men - 2 x R, 1 x Radio, 1 x pack horse

 - Radioman x 1 - R, Radio

 - Horse Handler - R, Pack horse

 

 Kitchen section - 3 men - 2 x R, 1 x P, 2 x Pack horse

 - Cook x 1 - P

 - Cook assistant x 2 - R, Pack horse

 

 Repair section - 2 men - 1 x R, 1 x P, 1 x Pack horse

 - Armorer x 1 - P

 - Assistant x 1 - R, Pack horse


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 1017 AM

1954 Light and Partisan company (org is same, only difference is a training)

It is pretty similar to a 1954 Mountain company, but has 2 man less in each Rifle section, and has only 3 x 60mm mortars as a support.

 

 Company HQ - 8 men - 2 x SMG, 2 x SR, 1 x R, 5 x P, 1 x Pack horse

 - Co Cmd - P

 - Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

 - Co Jr. Officer - SMG, Pack horse

 - Radioman - P

 - Medic - P

 - Sniper/scout x 2 - SR, P

 - Runner - R

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 36 men - 2 x ATW, 5 x LMG, 17 x SMG, 13 x R (3 with rifle-grenade attachment), 6 x P, 2 x Pack horse

 Command Section - 3 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x P

 - Platoon Cmd - SMG

 - Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

 - Medic - P

 

 Light Rifle Section x 3 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 4 x SMG, 3 x R (1 with RG attachment), 1 x P

 - Section leader - SMG

 - SMG gunner x 3 - SMG (1st SMG gunner is also a section 2inC)

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - assistant - R

 - Grenadier - R with RG attachment

 - Riflemen x 1 - R

 

 Support section - 9 men - 2 x LMG, 2 x ATW, 3 x SMG, 2 x P, 4 x R, 2 x Pack horse

 - Section Leader - SMG

 - AT Gunner x 2 - ATW, R

 - AT Assistant x 2 - SMG - АТ assistant 1 also - Pack horse

 - LMG Gunner x 2 - LMG, P

 - LMG Assistant x 2 - R - LMG assistant 1 also - Pack horse

One horse loads 2 x LMG and ammo, other horse loads 2 x ATW and ammo.

 

 

Mortar Section - 10 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 4 x SMG, 6 x R, 3 x Pack horse

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 3 - R

- Loader x 3 - R

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG, Pack horse

 

Total strength - 126 men (8 + 3 x 36 + 10) -  3 x 60mm mortar, 6 x ATW, 15 x LMG, 2 x SR, 57 x SMG, 46 x R (9 with RG attachment), 23 x P, 9 x Pack horse

 

Independent Partisan Company has also:

 

Logistic platoon - 7 men - 1 x SMG,  4 x R, 2 x P,  4 x Pack horse

 

 Command Section - 2 men - 1 x SMG, 1 x R

 - Platoon commander/logistic officer - SMG

 - Logistician x 1 - R, Pack horse

 

 Kitchen section - 3 men - 2 x R, 1 x P, 2 x Pack horse

 - Cook x 1 - P

 - Cook assistant x 2 - R, Pack horse

 

 Repair section - 2 men - 1 x R, 1 x P, 1 x Pack horse

 - Armorer x 1 - P

 - Assistant x 1 - R, Pack horse


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 1218 PM

1965 Partisan Company

 

Company HQ - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x R, 3 x P, 1 x Pack horse or Tractor w/trailer

 - Co Cmd -  SMG

 - Co 2inC/Political officer - SMG

 - Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - SMG, Pack horse or Tractor with trailer

 - Runner - R

 - Medic - P

 - Radioman x 2 - P

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 26 men, 3 x LMG, 10 x SMG, 12 x R (9 w/RG attachment), 4 x P

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - P

 

 Light rifle section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 3 x SMG, 4 x R (3 w/RG attachment), 1 x P

 - Section leader - SMG

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - Assistant - R

 - SMG Gunner x 2 (No.1 is section 2inC)

 - Riflemen x 3 - R w/RG attachment

 

Support Platoon - 25 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar,  10 x SMG, 7 x R, 8 x P, 5 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Horse handler - R, Pack horse

 

 AT Section - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 4 x SMG, 3 x P

 - Section leader - SMG

 - AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SMG

 

 MG Section - 3 x MG, 4 x SMG, 3 x R, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - MG Gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - R

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG, Pack horse

 

 Mortar Section - 6 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 1 x SMG, 3 x R, 2 x P, 2 x pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - Horse handler - R

 - Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

 - Loader x 2 - R, Pack horse

 

Total 110 (7 + 3 x 26 + 25) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x LMG, 43 x SMG, 44 x R, 23 x P, 5/6 x Pack horse, 1/0 x Tractor w/trailer

 

No example of independent version is shown, but it is logical to assume that it would be same  with added Logistic platoon.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 1225 PM

1965 Independant SMG company of the Partisan Brigade

 

Company HQ - 6 men - 3 x SMG, 3 x P

 - Co Cmd -  P

- Co 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - SMG

- Runner - SMG

- Medic - P

- Radioman x - P

 

Light SMG Platoon x 3 - 25 men - 3 x LMG, 22 x SMG

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 

 Light SMG Section x 3 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P

 - Section leader - SMG

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - Assistant - SMG

 - SMG gunner x 5 - SMG - No.1 is section 2inC

 

Total 81 (6 + 3 x 25) men, 9 x LMG, 69 x SMG, 12 x P


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1969 Partisan Company

Basically same as 1965, but with semi-auto rifles (M59/66) and minor tweaks to a weapons.

 

Company HQ - 7 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x Pack horse or Tractor w/trailer

 - Co Cmd -  P

 - Co 2inC/Political officer - SMG

 - Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - SMG, Pack horse or Tractor with trailer

 - Runner - R

 - Medic - P

 - Radioman x 2 - P

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 26 men, 3 x LMG, 10 x SMG, 12 x SAR, 4 x P

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Medic - P

 

 Light rifle section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 3 x SMG, 4 x SAR, 1 x P

 - Section leader - SMG

 - LMG gunner - LMG, P

 - Assistant - SAR

 - SMG Gunner x 2 (No.1 is section 2inC)

 - Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

Support Platoon - 25 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar,  4 x SMG, 13 x SAR, 8 x P, 5 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - SMG

 - Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

 AT Section - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 1 x SMG, 3 x SAR, 3 x P

 - Section leader - SMG

 - AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 

 MG Section - 3 x MG, 1 x SMG, 6 x SAR, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - MG Gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 Mortar Section - 6 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 1 x SMG, 3 x SAR, 2 x P, 2 x pack horse

 - Section leader - SMG

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

 - Loader x 2 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total 110 (7 + 3 x 26 + 25) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x LMG, 36 x SMG, 50 x SAR, 24 x P, 5/6 x Pack horse, 1/0 x Tractor w/trailer

 

 

There is no Independent Partisan company this time, as those duties were transferred to a Territorial Defense.


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1975 Partisan Company

Introduced ARs, SAWs and sniper rifles

 

Company HQ - 8 men - 2 x AR, 1 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x SR, 1 x Pack horse or Tractor w/trailer

 - Co Cmd -  P

 - Co 2inC/Political officer - AR

 - Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - AR, Pack horse or Tractor with trailer

 - Runner - R

 - Medic - P

 - Radioman x 2 - P

 - Sniper/Scout - SR

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 26 men, 6 x SAW, 13 x AR, 9 x SAR, 1 x P

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Medic - P

 

 Light rifle section x 3 - 8 men, 2 x SAW, 4 x AR, 3 x SAR,

 - Section leader - AR

 - SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

 - SMG Gunner x 3 - AR (No.1 is section 2inC)

 - Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

Support Platoon - 25 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar,  4 x AR, 13 x SAR, 8 x P, 5 x Pack horse

 - Platoon commander - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

 AT Section - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 1 x AR, 3 x SAR, 3 x P

 - Section leader - AR

 - AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 

 MG Section - 3 x MG, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - MG Gunner x 3 - MG, P

 - Assistant x 3 - SAR

 - Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 Mortar Section - 6 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 1 x AR, 3 x SAR, 2 x P, 2 x pack horse

 - Section leader - AR

 - Horse handler - SAR

 - Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

 - Loader x 2 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total 111 (8 + 3 x 26 + 25) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 18 x SAW, 45 x AR, 41 x SAR, 15 x P, 5/6 x Pack horse, 1/0 x Tractor w/trailer


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