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Posted 14 July 2019 - 0740 AM

1968. Reconnaissance  Platoon, Tank Regiment

 

1st Scout tank section - 3 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG - also a Plt Cmd

- Driver - SMG

- Loader - P

 

2nd and 3rd Scout tank section - 3 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG

- Driver - SMG

- Loader - P

 

Motorcycle section - 10 men - 10 x SMG, 5 x MC

- Section leader - SMG

- Scout x 4 - SMG

- Driver x 5 - SMG, MC

 

Total - 19 ( 3 x 3 + 10 ) men - 3 x Scout tank (PT-76*), 16 x SMG, 3 x P, 5 x MC, 3 x Radio

 

*Each Scout tank PT-76 has:

- 76mm gun D-56TM - 40 rounds - 18 x HE, 4 x Smoke, 10 x HEAT, 4 AP, 4 x Subcaliber

- 7.62mm MG M43 - 1000 rounds - 800 ball, 200 tracer

- 6 x Hand grenade

- 2 x SMG - 10 magazines total (for driver and commander)

- 1 x Signal pistol 

 

 

 

 

 

1981. Reconnaissance  Platoon, Tank Regiment

Basically the same as F-68, SMG and P were replaced by AR,

 

1st Scout tank section - 3 men - 3 x AR, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - AR - also a Plt Cmd

- Driver - AR

- Loader - AR

 

2nd and 3rd Scout tank section - 3 men - 3 x AR, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - AR

- Driver - AR

- Loader - AR

 

Motorcycle section - 10 men - 10 x AR, 5 x MC

- Section leader - AR

- Scout x 4 - AR

- Driver x 5 - AR, MC

 

Total - 19 ( 3 x 3 + 10 ) men - 3 x Scout tank (PT-76*), 19 x AR, 5 x MC, 3 x Radio

 

*Each Scout tank PT-76 has:

- 76mm gun D-56TM - 40 rounds - 18 x HE, 18 x HEAT, 4 x Smoke

- 7.62mm MG PKT - 1000 rounds - 800 ball, 200 tracer

- 6 x Hand grenade

- 3 x AR - 15 magazines total

- 1 x Signal pistol 

 

 

 

 

 

1987. Reconnaissance  Platoon, Tank Regiment

Some AR were replaced by AP

 

1st Scout tank section - 3 men - 1 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - AP - also a Plt Cmd

- Driver - AR

- Loader - AP

 

2nd and 3rd Scout tank section - 3 men - 1 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - AP

- Driver - AR

- Loader - AP

 

Motorcycle section - 10 men - 5 x AR, 5 x AP, 5 x MC

- Section leader - AR

- Scout x 4 - AR

- Driver x 5 - AP, MC

 

Total - 19 ( 3 x 3 + 10 ) men - 3 x Scout tank (PT-76*), 8 x AR, 11 x AP, 5 x MC, 3 x Radio

 

*Each Scout tank PT-76 has:

- 76mm gun D-56TM - 40 rounds - 18 x HE-Frag, 18 x HEAT, 4 x Smoke

- 7.62mm MG M43 - 1000 rounds - 800 ball, 200 tracer

- 6 x Hand grenade

- 1 x AR - 5 magazines (for a driver)

- 1 x Signal pistol 


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 0959 AM

1993. Reconnaissance Company, Motorized Infantry Brigade (with Armored Bn)

 

- Scout sections got SAW

- Reconnaissance sections got SAW

- 1st (Armored scout car) platoon lost motorcycle section

- Mortar section (2 x 60mm) added to a Co HQ

 

Co HQ - 19 men - 16 x AR, 3 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x MC, 1 x 6-seat vehicle, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 5t truck, 5 x radio

Command Section - 14 men - 13 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x MC, 1 x 6-seat vehicle, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 5t truck, 5 x Radio

- Co Cmd - AR, AP

- Co 2inC - AR

- Co Jr Officer - AR

- Medic - P

- Runner 1 - AR, MC

- Runner 2 - AR

- Radiomen x 5 - AR

- Driver x 3 - 1 x 6-seat vehicle, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 5t truck

 

Mortar section - 5 men - 2 x 60mm mortar, 3 x AR, 2 x AP

- Section leader - AR

- Gunner x 2 - 60mm mortar, AP

- Assistant x 2 - AR

 

1st Reconnaissance Platoon - 12 men - 9 x AR, 3 x AP, 3 x armored scout car (BRDM-2, each w/14.5mm MG and 7.62mm MG), 4 x Radio

1st Armored Scout Car Section - 4 men - 3 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x armored scout car w, 2 x Radio

- Scout car Cmd - AR - Also Plt Cmd

- Driver - AP, Armored scout car

- Scout x 2 - AR

 

2nd Armored Scout Car Section - 4 men - 3 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x armored scout car w, 1 x Radio

- Scout car Cmd - AR - also Plt 2inC

- Driver - AP, Armored scout car

- Scout x 2 - AR

 

3rd Armored Scout Car Section - 4 men - 3 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x armored scout car w, 1 x Radio

- Scout car Cmd - AR - also Plt 2inC

- Driver - AP, Armored scout car

- Scout x 2 - AR

 

2nd Reconnaissance Platoon - 49 men - 43 x AR, 3 x SAW, 3 x SR, 6 x AP, 3 x Portable GSR, 3 x 1.5t truck, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 3t truck, 1 x MC, 12 x Radio

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Plt 2inC - AR

- Runner - AR, Motorcycle

- Driver - AR, 1.5t radio truck

 

Reconnaissance Section x 3 - 11 men - 9 x AR, 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 1 x 1.5t truck, 2 x Radio

- Section leader - AR, AP

- Scout-sniper - SR, AP - also section 2inC

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Scout x 6 - AR

- Driver - AR, 1.5t truck

 

Radar Section - 12 men - 12 x AR, 3 x Portable GSR, 1 x 3t truck, 5 x Radio

- Section leader/1st radar group commander - AR

- 2nd and 3rd radar group commander - AR

- Radar operator x 3 - AR

- Assistant/radiomen x 3 - AR

- Radioman x 2 - AR

- Driver - AR, 3t truck

 

3rd Reconnaissance Platoon - 37 men - 31 x AR, 3 x SAW, 3 x SR, 6 x AP, 3 x 1.5t truck, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x MC, 7 x Radio

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Plt 2inC - AR

- Runner - AR, Motorcycle

- Driver - AR, 1.5t radio truck

 

Reconnaissance Section x 3 - 11 men - 10 x AR, 1 x SR, 2 x AP, 1 x 1.5t truck

- Section leader - AR, AP

- Scout-sniper - SR, AP - also section 2inC

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Scout x 6 - AR

- Driver - AR, 1.5t truck

 

 

Total - 117 ( 19 + 12 + 49 + 37 ) men - 104 x AR, 6 x SAW, 6 x SR, 15 x AP,  1 x P, 3 x Portable GSR, 2 x MC, 1 x 6-seat vehicle, 6 x 1.5t truck, 3 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 3t truck, 1 x 5t truck, 3 x Armored scout car (BRDM-2*), 28 x Radio, 40 x LAW

 

* Each BRDM-2 carries

- 14.5mm MG - 500 rounds - 400 x API, 100 x API-T

- 7.62mm MG PKT - 2000 rounds - 1600 x ball, 400 x T

- 1 x AR /5 mags (for a Cmd)

- 6 x hand grenade

- 2 x LAW

- 1 x signal pistol


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 1530 PM

1954. Reconnaissance  Company, Tank Brigade

 

Co HQ - 15 men - 14 x SMG, 1 x P, 2 x Backpack radio, 4 x MC, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 1 x 2.5t truck

Co Cmd Section - 9 men - 8 x SMG, 1 x P, 2 x Backpack radio, 1 x MC, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 1 x 2.5t truck

- Co Cmd - SMG

- Co 2inC/PO - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG (Also Scout car AAMG gunner)

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Runner - SMG, Motorcycle

- Medic - P

- Driver x 2 - SMG, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 1 x 2.5t truck

 

Motorcycle Section - 6 men - 6 x SMG, 3 x MC

- Section leader - SMG

- Scout x 2 - SMG

- Driver x 3 - SMG, MC

 

Reconnaissance  Platoon x 2 - 31 men  2 x Armored Car M-8, 2 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 2 x LMG, 23 x SMG, 8 x P, 1 x MC, 1 x 1/4t light vehicle, 3 x Backpack radio, 2 x Vehicle radio, 2 x Handheld radio

Plt Cmd Section - 5 men - 5 x SMG, 1 x Motorcycle, 1 x 1/4t light vehicle, 1 x Backpack radio

 

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

- Radioman x 1 - SMG - Backpack radio

- Runner - SMG, Motorcycle

- Driver - SMG, 1/4t light vehicle

 

Armored car section x 2 - 4 men - 1 x Armored car M-8, 2 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG

- Gunner - P

- Driver - P

- Radioman - SMG

 

Reconnaissance section x 2 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x Backpack radio, 1 x Handheld radio, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman - SMG, Backpack radio

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- SMG gunner x 3 - SMG - SMG gunner 1 is Section 2inC, and has handheld radio

- Driver - SMG, Armored scout car M3A1

- AAMG gunner - P

 

Total - 77 ( 15 + 2 x 31 ) men - 4 x Armored car M-8*, 4 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1**, 4 x LMG, 60 x SMG, 17 x P, 8 x Backpack radio, 4 x Vehicle radio, 4 x Handheld radio, 2 x 1/4t light vehicle, 6 x MC

 

*Each armored car M-8 has:

37mm gun M6 - 80 rounds - 32 x HE-Frag, 48 x AP (16 rounds for vehicles with 2 x Radio - 8 x HE, 8 x AP)

12.7mm AAMG - 400 rounds - 160 x Ball, 160 x AP, 80 x Tracer

7.62mm MG - 1500 rounds - 1200 x Ball, 300 x Tracer

12 x Hand grenade

4 x Smoke grenade

2 x SMG /10 magazines total (for a Commander and Radio operator)

1 x Signal pistol

 

**Each armored scout car M-3A1 has:

12.7mm AAMG - 750 rounds - 300 x Ball, 300 x AP, 150 x Tracer

7.62mm or 7.9mm AAMG - 8000 or 7500 rounds - 6400 or 6000 ball, 1600 or 1500 tracer

1 x SMG /5 magazines (for a Driver)

12 x Hand grenade

4 x Smoke grenade

1 x Signal pistol


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 1745 PM

1956. Reconnaissance  Company, Tank Brigade

It was identical to a 1954. version, but added 3rd platoon with 3 x M-18 Hellcat. It is not clear which units had 1954. and which ones had 1956. org, since they were used in parallel until mid 1960s.

 

Co HQ - 15 men - 14 x SMG, 1 x P, 2 x Backpack radio, 4 x MC, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 1 x 2.5t truck

Co Cmd Section - 9 men - 8 x SMG, 1 x P, 2 x Backpack radio, 1 x MC, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 1 x 2.5t truck

- Co Cmd - SMG

- Co 2inC/PO - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG (Also Scout car AAMG gunner)

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Runner - SMG, Motorcycle

- Medic - P

- Driver x 2 - SMG, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 1 x 2.5t truck

 

Motorcycle Section - 6 men - 6 x SMG, 3 x MC

- Section leader - SMG

- Scout x 2 - SMG

- Driver x 3 - SMG, MC

 

Reconnaissance  Platoon x 2 - 31 men  2 x Armored Car M-8, 2 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1, 2 x LMG, 23 x SMG, 8 x P, 1 x MC, 1 x 1/4t light vehicle, 3 x Backpack radio, 2 x Vehicle radio, 2 x Handheld radio

Plt Cmd Section - 5 men - 5 x SMG, 1 x Motorcycle, 1 x 1/4t light vehicle, 1 x Backpack radio

 

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

- Radioman x 1 - SMG - Backpack radio

- Runner - SMG, Motorcycle

- Driver - SMG, 1/4t light vehicle

 

Armored car section x 2 - 4 men - 1 x Armored car M-8, 2 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG

- Gunner - P

- Driver - P

- Radioman - SMG

 

Reconnaissance section x 2 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x Backpack radio, 1 x Handheld radio, 1 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman - SMG, Backpack radio

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- SMG gunner x 3 - SMG - SMG gunner 1 is Section 2inC, and has handheld radio

- Driver - SMG, Armored scout car M3A1

- AAMG gunner - P

 

Self-propelled Anti-Armor Platoon - 15 men - 3 x SPAT 76mm M-18, 3 x 12.7mm AAMG, 3 x Radio, 6 x SMG, 9 x P

1st Self propelled Anti-Armor Section - 5 men - 1 x Self-propelled Anti-Armor Gun 76mm M-18, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 2 x SMG, 3 x P

- Plt Cmd/Section Leader - SMG

- Gunner - P

- Loader - SMG

- Driver x 2 - P, 1 x Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Gun 76mm M-18 with 76mm Gun and 12.7mm AAMG

 

2nd Self propelled Anti-Armor Section - 5 men - 1 x Self-propelled Anti-Armor Gun 76mm M-18, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 2 x SMG, 3 x P

- Section Leader - SMG - also Plt 2inC

- Gunner - P

- Loader - SMG

- Driver x 2 (one driver, other assistant/replacement driver) - P, 1 x Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Gun 76mm M-18 with 76mm Gun and 12.7mm AAMG

 

3rd Self propelled Anti-Armor Section - 5 men - 1 x Self-propelled Anti-Armor Gun 76mm M-18, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 2 x SMG, 3 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner - P

- Loader - SMG

- Driver x 2 (one driver, other assistant/replacement driver) - P, 1 x Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Gun 76mm M-18 with 76mm Gun and 12.7mm AAMG

 

 

 

Total - 92 ( 15 + 2 x 31 + 15 ) men - 3 x Self-propelled Anti-armor gun 76mm M-18*, 4 x Armored car M-8**, 4 x Armored Scout Car M-3A1***, 4 x LMG, 66 x SMG, 26 x P, 8 x Backpack radio, 7 x Vehicle radio, 4 x Handheld radio, 2 x 1/4t light vehicle, 6 x MC

 

*Each Self-propelled Anti-armor Gun 76mm M-18 has:

76mm gun M1A2 - 45 rounds, 18 x HE, 15 x AP, 12 x subcaliber

12.7mm AAMG - 800 rounds, 320 x ball, 320 x AP, 160 x tracer

2 x SMG /10 magazines total (for Commander and Loader)

12 x hand grenade

4 x smoke grenade

1 x signal pistol

 

**Each armored car M-8 has:

37mm gun M6 - 80 rounds - 32 x HE-Frag, 48 x AP (16 rounds for vehicles with 2 x Radio - 8 x HE, 8 x AP)

12.7mm AAMG - 400 rounds - 160 x Ball, 160 x AP, 80 x Tracer

7.62mm MG - 1500 rounds - 1200 x Ball, 300 x Tracer

12 x Hand grenade

4 x Smoke grenade

2 x SMG /10 magazines total (for a Commander and Radio operator)

1 x Signal pistol

 

***Each armored scout car M-3A1 has:

12.7mm AAMG - 750 rounds - 300 x Ball, 300 x AP, 150 x Tracer

7.62mm or 7.9mm AAMG - 8000 or 7500 rounds - 6400 or 6000 ball, 1600 or 1500 tracer

1 x SMG /5 magazines (for a Driver)

12 x Hand grenade

4 x Smoke grenade

1 x Signal pistol


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Posted Today, 06:48 AM

1963. Reconnaissance Company, Tank Brigade

 

 

Co HQ - 27 men - 26 x SMG, 1 x P, 2 x Radio, 10 x MC, 1 x 5t truck

Co Cmd Section - 7 men - 6 x SMG, 1 x P, 2 x Radio, 1 x 5t truck

- Co Cmd - SMG

- Co 2inC/PO - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG (Also Scout car AAMG gunner)

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Medic - P

- Driver - SMG, 1 x 5t truck

 

Motorcycle Section - 20 men - 20 x SMG, 10 x MC - this was supposed to be broken into groups and attached to other elements of company as needed, usually 1 x MC kept at HQ and 3 x MC attached to each platoon

- Section leader - SMG

- Scout x 9 - SMG

- Driver x 10 - SMG, MC

 

1st Reconnaissance Platoon (Scout tank) - 9 men - 3 x Scout tank (PT-76), 6 x SMG, 3 x P, 3 x Radio

1st Scout tank section - 3 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG - also a Plt Cmd

- Driver - SMG

- Loader - P

 

2nd and 3rd Scout tank section - 3 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG

- Driver - SMG

- Loader - P

 

2nd Reconnaissance Platoon (Armored car) - 12 men - 3 x Armored car M-8, 6 x SMG, 6 x P, 4 x Radio

1st Armored Car Section - 4 men - 1 x Armored car M-8, 2 x SMG, 2 x P, 2 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG - also Plt Cmd

- Gunner - P

- Driver - P

- Radioman - SMG

 

2nd Armored Car Section - 4 men - 1 x Armored car M-8, 2 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG - Also Plt 2inC

- Gunner - P

- Driver - P

- Radioman - SMG

 

3rd Armored Car Section - 4 men - 1 x Armored car M-8, 2 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x Radio

- Vehicle Cmd - SMG

- Gunner - P

- Driver - P

- Radioman - SMG

 

 

3rd Reconnaissance Platoon (Infantry)  - 31 men - 3 x LMG, 28 x SMG, 3 x P, 1 x 5t truck, 5 x Radio - this one was optional and probably only 'A' qualification tank brigades had it.

Plt Cmd Section - 4 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x 5t truck

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Driver - SMG, 1 x 5t truck

 

Reconnaissance Section x 3 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 8 x SMG, 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- Radioman - SMG

- Scout x 5 - SMG - Scout 1 is section 2inC

 

Total - 48/79 ( 27 + 9 x 12 + 0/31 ) men - 3 x Scout tank PT-76*, 3 x Armored car M-8**, 38/66 x SMG, 10/13 x P, 10 x MC, 1/2 x 5t truck, 14 x Radio

 

*Each Scout tank PT-76 has:

- 76mm gun D-56TM - 40 rounds - 18 x HE, 4 x Smoke, 10 x HEAT, 4 AP, 4 x Subcaliber

- 7.62mm MG M43 SGMT - 1000 rounds - 800 ball, 200 tracer

- 6 x Hand grenade

- 2 x SMG - 10 magazines total (for driver and commander)

- 1 x Signal pistol 

 

 

**Each Armored car M-8 has:

37mm gun M6 - 80 rounds - 32 x HE-Frag, 48 x AP (16 rounds for vehicle with 2 x Radio - 8 x HE, 8 x AP)

12.7mm AAMG M2 - 400 rounds - 160 x Ball, 160 x AP, 80 x Tracer

7.62mm MG M1919 - 1500 rounds - 1200 x Ball, 300 x Tracer

12 x Hand grenade

4 x Smoke grenade

2 x SMG /10 magazines total (for a Commander and Radio operator)

1 x Signal pistol

 


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