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#261 bojan

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 0744 AM

Some experiments and oddballs.

 

1980. Experimental Infantry Company - it was experimented with in the late '70s, but due the problems with both weapons and personnel it was abandoned.

 

Rifle Section - 9 men - 2 x SAW, 2 x SR, 5 x AR

Section Command Team - 3 men - 2 x SR, 1 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- Sniper x 2 - SR

 

Rifle Team x 2 - 3 men - 1 x SAW, 2 x AR

- Team leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Rifleman - AR

 

Note - Snipers can be attached to each team.

 

 

 

Platoon Support Section - 9 men - 2 x MG/LMG, 2 x ATW, 5 x AR, 2 x AP, 2 x P

- Section leader - AR

- (L)MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- AT gunner x 2 - ATW, AP

- Assistants x 4 - AR

 

Note - This is theoretical composition of the section, in practice it is set in one of two way, depending on the tactical conditions:

 

AT centric version - 2 x LMG, 2 x ATW, 5 x AR, 2 x AP, 2 x P

- Section leader - 

 

LMG team - 4 men - 2 x LMG, 2 x AR, 2 x P

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- Assistant x 2 - AR

 

AT team - 4 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x AR, 2 x AP

- AT gunner x 2 - ATW, AP

- Assistant x 2 - Ar

 

MG centric version - 2 x MG, 1 x ATW, 5 x AR, 2 x AP, 2 x P

- Section leader - AR

 

MG team - 6 men - 2 x LMG, 4 x AR, 2 x P

- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- Assistant x 4 - AR - two of the are ammo bearers

 

AT team - 2 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x AR, 2 x AP

- AT gunner 1 - ATW, AP

- AT gunner 2 (assistant) - AP

 

Note - 2nd ATW/MG tripods are transported in the Co HQ truck and issued as needed for the above tactical orgs.
 

 

Rifle Platoon F-80 - 38 men - 2 x (L)MG, 2 x ATW, 6 x SAW, 6 x SR, 22 x AR, 2 x AP, 2 x P

- Plt Cmd (Lieutenant) - AR

- Plt 2inC (Sgt 1st Class) - AR

 

Rifle Section x 3 - 9 men - 2 x SAW, 2 x SR, 5 x AR - as above

 

Platoon Support Section - 2 x (L)MG, 2 x ATW, 5 x AR, 2 x AP, 2 x P

 

 

 

Infantry company F-80

Co HQ - 11 men - 10 x AR, 1 x P, 1 x 5t truck, 1 x light vehicle

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 38 men - 2 x L(MG), 2 x ATW, 6 x SAW, 5 x SR, 22 x AR, 2 x AP, 2 x P

 

Support Platoon - 41 men - 3 x 82mm mortar, 4 x ATW, 4 x (L)MG, 2 x ATGM launcher, 1 x SAW, 29 x AR, 4 x AP, 7 x P

- Plt Cmd (Lieutenant) - AR

- Plt 2inC (Master Seargent/Warrant Officer) - AR

- Radioman - AR

 

Light ATMG Section - 5 men - 2 x ATGM launcher, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- ATGM gunner x 2 - ATGM launcher, AR

- Assistant x 2 - AR

 

Platoon Support Section x 2 - 9 men - 2 x (L)MG, 2 x ATW, 5 x AR, 2 x AP, 2 x P - same as in the Rifle Platoon

 

Mortar Section - 14 men - 3 x 82mm mortar, 1 x SAW, 10 x AR, 3 x P, 1 x 5t truck

- Section leader - AR

- Driver - AR, 5t truck

 

1st Mortar team - 4 men - 1 x 82mm mortar, 1 x SAW, 2 x AR, 1 x P

 

2nd and 3rd mortar team - 4 men - 1 x 82mm mortar, 3 x AR, 1 x P

 

Note - Support Platoon platoon exists only formally in this form, when deployed Platoon Support Sections are attached attached to a rifle platoons. Light ATGM Section can be also attached to a Rifle Platoon or kept in the Support platoon.

 

Example 1:

- Rifle Platoon 1 (in contact) - 3 x Rifle Section, 3 x Platoon Support Section

- Rifle Platoon 2 (support) - 3 x Rifle Section, 1 x Platoon Support Section, 1 x Light ATGM Section

- Rifle Platoon 3 (reserve) - 3 x Rifle Section, 1 x Platoon Support Section

 

Example 2:

- Rifle Platoon 1 (in contact) - 3 x Rifle Section, 2 x Platoon Support Section, 1 x Light ATGM Section

- Rifle Platoon 2 (support) - 3 x Rifle Section, 2 x Platoon Support Section

 

- Rifle Platoon 3 (reserve) - 3 x Rifle Section, 1 x Platoon Support Section

 

Example 3:

- Rifle Platoon 1 (in contact) - 3 x Rifle Section, 2 x Platoon Support Section

- Rifle Platoon 2 (support) - 3 x Rifle Section, 2 x Platoon Support Section

- Rifle Platoon 3 (reserve) - 3 x Rifle Section, 1 x Platoon Support Section, , 1 x Light ATGM Section

Total - 166 ( 11 + 3 x 38 + 41 ) men - 3 x 82mm mortar, 2 x ATGM launcher, 10 x ATW, 10 x L(MG), 19 x SAW, 18 x SR, 105 x AR, 10 x AP, 14 x P, 3 x 5t truck, 1 x light vehicle

 

 

 

Battalion org:

Bn HQ

 

3 x Infantry Company - as above

 

AT Company (6 x ATGM launcher, 6 x RCL)

Co HQ

AT platoon x 3 - 19 men - 2 x ATGM launcher, 2 x RCL, 15 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x 5t truck

- Plt Cmd, Plt 2inC, Driver

- ATGM Section x 2 - 4 men - 1 x ATGM launcher, 4 x AR

- RCL Section x 2 - 4 men - 1 x 82mm RCL, 3 x AR, 1 x AP - 4 men crew say this is 82mm M79 RCL, which never entered full production

 

Note - AT Platoons can be separated from AT Company and attached to Infantry Companies

 

Mortar Company - 6 x 120mm mortar

 

AD Platoon - 4 or 6 x 20/1mm AAG, 3 x SA-7 launcher

 

Reconnaissance Platoon - 36 men - 6 x SR, 30 x AR

 

Logistic Company - enough spare truck to motorize 2/3 Infantry Companies

 

Signal Platoon

 

NBC Section

 
Other than Infantry Companies every other part was fully motorized.

Motorized Infantry Bn had fully motorized Infantry Companies with own transport (additional 5 trucks) and drivers (armed with AR), but was otherwise identical.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 0809 AM

1994. Universal Armored Company

This is based on a wartime experience and featured mixed Company that was supposed to replace both Armored and Mechanized companies

Number before / is for T-72/M-84 tanks, after / is for T-55A tanks

 

Co HQ -  17/18 men - 2 x SAW, 9/10 x AR, 4 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x Command tank, 1 x Command IFV, 1 x 5t truck

Command Tank - 3/4 men - 1/2 x AR, 2 x AP

Command IFV - 10 men - 2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 5 x AR, 2 x AP

Truck - 4 men - 3 x AR, 1 x P

 

Tank Platoon x 2 - 12/16 men - 4/8 x AR, 8 x AP, 4 x Tank

Tank x 4 - 3/4 men - 1/2 x AR, 2 x AP

 

Mechanized Platoon x 2 - 40 men - 8 x SAW, 4 x SR, 20 x AR, 8 x AP, 16 x LAW, 4 x IFV

IFV x 4 - 10 men - 2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 5 x AR, 4 x LAW

 

Support Platoon - 33 men - 4 x 82mm mortar, 1 x SAW, 14 x AR, 3 x AP, 7 x P,  4 x 5t truck, 1 x Medical APC, 1 x ARV

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Plt 2inC - AR

- Radioman - AR 

 

Mortar Section x 2 - 10 men - 2 x 82mm mortar, 1 x SAW, 7 x AR, 2 x P, 5t truck

 

Medical Section - 5 men - 3 x P, 1 x AP, 1 x AR, 1 x Medical APC

- Section leader/Senior medic - P

- Medic x 2 - P

- Driver - AR

- Radioman - AP

 

Recovery and Transport Section - 5 men - 3 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x ARV, 2 x 5t Truck

- Section leader/ ARV commander - AP

- ARV driver - AR, ARV

- ARV specialist - AP

- Driver x 2 - AR, 5t truck

 

 

 

Battalion composition:

 

Bn HQ

Command Platoon

- Command Tank - 3/4men

- Command IFV - 8 men

- Signal Section - 8 men, 1 x 5t Radio truck, 1 x light radio vehicle

- Reconnaissance Section - 12 men, 1 x SR, 10 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x 1.5t truck

- Pioneer Section

- Light AD Section - 3 x SA-7/SA-18 launcher

- Additional personnel

 

Armored Company x 3-4 - as above

 

Mortar Company - 6 x 120mm mortar

 

Reconnaissance Platoon

 

Logistic Company


Edited by bojan, 12 September 2019 - 0813 AM.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 1200 PM

i was going to ask if you have given up, glad you are still continuing the project  :)


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 1312 PM

Oh there is so much more to cover...

Guard - pretty specific org for a most time period

Military police - platoon sized since 1954., Co sized since 1960s, and Bn since mid-1970s.

Border Guards - now they have two very different orgs, peacetime, generally following Light Infantry Co org, and wartime, where they are more AT orientated. They had own recce units also.

Tank Companies - depending on the timeframe and the formation role they had something like 7 or 8 orgs, only based on how many tanks (3, 4 or 5) per platoon and how many platoons (2, 3 or 4) per Co. Oh, and sometimes there were both Co Cmd tank + Co 2inC in the additional tank (in other cased Co 2inC was 1st Plt Cmd).

Artillery and mortar batteries

Positional, "fortress" and rear area everything

Etc.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 1608 PM

keep going...

 

how were the soldiers transferred after service time, were they sent to similar units in reserve (light infantry trained man to light inf. (TO) unit in reserve or just went into a general pool then assigned to some local unit?

 

were the (non-TO) draftees sent generally to their own republic´s (non-TO) units or to others?


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 1706 PM

After finishing service 2/3 of men was allocated to the army reserves, 1/3 to the TD reserves. Those allocated to army units were allocated to a similar unit type on the same position they were trained for. In some cases (Paras) they were assigned to the same unit they trained in, in some cases not so.

After a while, IIRC at 30 y/o all passed new medical checkup and were allocated according to a health status to the more or less important units. Some got veivers in case of serious medical problems. Tests repeated at 35, 40, 45, 50 and finally 55, when they were deleted from the military evidence (but could be assigned to a civil defense if they wanted to).

 

As a general rule rescuits were always sent to other republic for their conscription service, but that was somewhat limited by the positioning of the major training centers. Sometimes rescuits would be sent to a unit they would be assigned in, sometimes they would be sent to a training center for a basic, and sometimes even specialist training. It generally all depended on the specialization.

There was an unwritten rule was that you are sent at least 200km from your home. but that did not always work, as there were people from Nis serving as 63d Parachute Brigade (stationed in Nis), or people from Slovenia serving in the 345th mountain brigade. If you were however some "common" specialization you were pretty much guaranteed to be sent to some far away place (Moto was "Traver through our country, get to know it and you will love it more". No kidding :D ). Generally people actually liked this, especially those poorer, as they saw that as an opportunity to see something other than their own village/town and few dozen kms around.

 

There was also a thing that if you were active (or semi-active) sportsman that could specialization you would be assigned - one uncle was good skier, so he got assigned to alpine reconnaissance platoon a mountain brigade. If you were a competitive swimmer you were practically guaranteed to be assigned to a navy, river flotilla or naval infantry etc. Military police preferred boxers and combat sports...

 

- Father served 18 months in the '60s. He lived in Cacak, Serbia. Since he has started university he was offered to go to reserve officer school for engineers (which he accepted) and was sent to Karlovac (Croatia) for 9 months (reserve officers had 1.5 months basic training, 4.5 months specialist training and 3 months officer training) , then transferred to some bumfuckville in Slovenia for 3 months, then 3 months on the terrain, mostly in Serbia (it was common to use army engineers to build infrastructure projects like roads, sanitation etc), then 3 months in Karlovac again, training new recruits.

- Uncle no.1, also from Cacak, served in the mountain infantry - 345th Mountain Brigade in Slovenia, and spent whole 15 months (he was younger than my father and army service time was reduced in the early '70s) there.

- Uncle no.2, from Belgrade, served in army AD (M53/59 "Praga" twin 30mm SPAA),12 months (in 1980s service time was reduced again) 6 months training (1.5 basic, 4.5 specialist) in Sarajevo, then 2 more months in the bumfuckvilles around Sarajevo (they were part of the security for the 1984. winter olympics), then 4 months in Macedonia.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 0349 AM

Hello Bojan

 

Thanks for taking the time to post all the information that you have on this subject.....please continue.

 

A couple of questions relating to APC's/IFV's used in JNA Armoured/Mechanised Brigades in the 80's/early 90's:

 

1. Many years ago there was a thread on this forum on JNA organisations that ended up with a comprehensive PDF being posted ("the JAMAICA edition"). As part of that discussion someone stated that in general within a brigade M-80A IFV's were used in the Mechanised Companies of Mechanised Battalions while M-60P APC's were used in the Mechanised Companies of Armoured Battalions - is that correct in general terms?

 

2. Where M-80A and M-60P equipped companies ever used in the same battalion or were they of fully equipped with either one type or the other?

 

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 0625 AM

1 - Yes and no. Note that Mech Cos with M-60s had different org if they belonged to a Mechanized or Armored Bn (Mechanized had 12 x ATGM launcher per Co, Armored had 7). They also had different org (pure vs mixed plts) for both of those, purpose of which is not clearly given in any document...

Initially M-80s went to Mech Bns, but in 1991. there were in both armored and mech bns. 'A' qualification units had priority on both those and M-84 tanks.

 

Exception to "there was no hard rule" was Tank Bn of the some of Infantry and Motorized Infantry Brigade, which could have (but did not have to, IIRC Infantry Brigade Tank Bn never did) Mech Co, in which case those were always M-60P. They also had older tanks, this is the only role T-34s* were still used.

 

M-60 and M-80 were never mixed in same Bn*, but tanks could, with one company being M-84 and two other with T-55s, as that was seen as an easy way to improve firepower of the Armored Bn.

 

 

But could in the Brigade. In fact, Mechanized Brigades with pure M-80s had 2 x Mechanized Pioneer Company, part of the Engineer Bn. They used exclusively M-60P - 1st Co had 14 (10 for personnel + 4 for equipment), 2nd Co had 10).

 

*According to the 1990. plan T-34s were scheduled to be retired and written off by the December 1995. Training new crew stopped in 1989. According to the same plan:

- M-47 were to be retired until December 1993

- By December 1999. there would be about 500 modernized (full FCS, add-on armor, 780hp engine) T-55s, for a use in the Armored Bns in the Infantry and Motorized Brigades. Rest of unmodernized T-55s were to be fully retired.

- Armored and Mechanized units were supposed to fully convert to M-84s and M-80s (M-80A1 production was just starting in 1991, 10 or 13 were produced)

- M-60P were to be put into reserve, and for use by Engineers and secondary roles (ambulance was noted as example)

- M-36 SPGs were to be retired by December 1999. It is unknown  what was planned for replacement

- M-18 SPGs were to be retired by December 1992 (they were already in tertiary roles like airfield defense)

- PT-76 were to be retired by December 1997. They were supposed to be replaced by IBV M-90 (M-80A1 derived scout vehicle)

- BRDM-2s were supposed to be modernized by December 1995, they were supposed to be left only in the Motorized and Infantry Brigades. In Recce Cos of the Armored/Mech Brigades they were to be replaced by IBV M-90.


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 1456 PM

Thanks very much for the additional information Bojan.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 1052 AM

1987. 1st Pioneer Company / Engineer Battalion / Mechanized Brigade (M-80 IFV)

 

Co Hq - 11 men - 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x Command APC, 2 x 5t truck/trailer

Co Cmd Section - 8 men - 7 x AR, 1 x P, 2 x 5t Truck/trailer

- Co Cmd - AR

- Co 2inC/PO - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - AR

- Runner - AR

- Driver x 2 - 5t truck/trailer

M-60P APC - 3 men - 1 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 1 x 7.9mm MG

- Driver - AP

- AAMG gunner - AP

- Radioman - AR

 

1st and 2nd Pioneer Platoon - 40 men - 1 x SAW, 2 x ATW, 27 x AR, 10 x AP, 5 x M-60P APC

- Plt Cmd - AR

 

M-60P APC x 2 - 3 men - 1x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 1 x 7.9mm MG

- Driver - AP

- Radioman (also Vehicle Cmd) - AR

- AAMG gunner - AP

 

1st Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x SAW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x M-60P APC, 1 x Towed minelayer

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Minelayer operator x 2 - AR

- Pioneer x 4 - AR

 

2nd and 3rd Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x ATW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x M-60P APC

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

 

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner - ATW, P

- Assistant - AR

- Pioneer x 5 - AR

 

3rd Pioneer Platoon - 34 men - 1 x SAW, 2 x ATW, 25 x AR, 6 x AP, 3 x M-60P APC

- Plt Cmd - AR

 

1st Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x SAW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x M-60P APC

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Pioneer x 6 - AR

 

2nd and 3rd Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x ATW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x M-60P APC

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

 

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner - ATW, P

- Assistant - AR

- Pioneer x 5 - AR

 

Total - 125 ( 11 + 2 x 40 + 34 ) men - 14 x M-60P APC, 6 x ATW, 3 x SAW, 88 x AR, 27 x AP, 7 x P, 2 x 5t truck/trailer, 2 x towed minelayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987. 2nd Pioneer Company / Engineer Battalion / Mechanized Brigade (M-80 IFV)

 

Co Hq - 11 men - 7 x AR, 3 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x Command APC, 2 x 5t truck/trailer

Co Cmd Section - 8 men - 6 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x P, 2 x 5t Truck

- Co Cmd - AP

- Co 2inC/PO - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - AR

- Runner - AR

- Driver x 2 - 5t truck/trailer

M-60P APC - 3 men - 1 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 1 x 7.9mm MG

- Driver - AP

- AAMG gunner - AP

- Radioman - AR

 

1st and 2nd Pioneer Platoon - 34 men - 1 x SAW, 2 x ATW, 25 x AR, 6 x AP, 3 x M-60P APC

- Plt Cmd - AR

 

1st Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x SAW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x M-60P APC

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Pioneer x 6 - AR

 

2nd and 3rd Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x ATW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x M-60P APC

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner - ATW, P

- Assistant - AR

- Pioneer x 5 - AR

 

3rd Pioneer Platoon - 34 men - 1 x SAW, 2 x ATW, 24 x AR, 7 x AP, 3 x M-60P APC, 1 x Motor vehicle / mine well drill

- Plt Cmd - AR

 

1st Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x SAW, 7 x AR, 3 x AP, 1 x M-60P APC, 1 x Motor vehicle/mine well drill

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Pioneer x 4 - AR

- Driver - AR, Motor vehicle/mine well drill

- Mine well drill operator - AP

 

2nd and 3rd Pioneer Section - 11 men - 1 x ATW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x M-60P APC

- APC AAMG gunner - AP

- APC radioman - AR

- APC Driver - AP

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner - ATW, P

- Assistant - AR

- Pioneer x 5 - AR

 

Total - 113 ( 11 + 3 x 34 ) men - 10 x M-60P APC, 6 x ATW, 3 x SAW, 81 x AR, 24 x AP, 7 x P, 2 x 5t truck/trailer, 1 x Motor vehicle/mine well drill

 

 

Together with 1 x M-60P in the Engineer Battalion HQ, 1987. Mechanized Brigade (M-80 IFV) had total of 25 x M-60P APCs

 

3rd company was engineer company, with mostly engineer machines + bridgelayers. I will post it later, as I am trying to find a more detailed version.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 0733 AM

1987. 3rd (Engineer) Company / Engineer Battalion / Mechanized Brigade (M-80 IFV)

 

Co HQ - 7 men - 6 x AR, 1 x P, 1 x 5t truck

- Co Cmd - AR

- Co 2inC/PO - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- Radioman x 2 - AR

- Medic - P

- Driver - AR, 5t truck

 

1st Platoon - 23 men - 23 x AR, 1 x 5t truck, 1 x Assault Bridge on 4 trucks (ABT), 6 x Armored Bridgelayer (ABL)

- Plr Cmd - AR

- Driver - AR, 5t truck

 

1st (Assault Bridge) Section - 9 men - 9 x AR, 1 x AB

- Section leader - AR

- Driver x 4 - AR, ABT

- Bridge operator x 4 - AR

 

2nd and 3rd (Armored Bridgelayer) Section - 6 men, 3 x ABL

- Driver x 3 - AR, ABL

- Bridge Operator - AR

 

2nd Platoon - 29 men - 17 x AR, 12 x AP, 4 x Mineclearer (MC), 2 x Dozer (D), 3 x Loader (L), 2 x Dump truck (DT), 1 x Tractor-truck/semitrailer (TT/ST)

- Plt Cmd - AR

 

1st and 2nd (Mineclearing) Section - 6 men - 6 x AP, 2 x Armored vehicle/MC

- Driver x 2 - AP

- MC Commander x 2 - AP - one is also a Section Leader

- MC operator x 2 - AP

 

3rd Section - 16 men - 16 x AR, 2 x D, 3 x L, 2 x DT, 1 x TT/ST

- Section leader - AR

- Driver-operator x 7 - AR, 2 x D, 3 x L, 2 x DT

- Driver - TT/ST

- Pioneer x 7 - AR

 

3rd Platoon - 41 men - 39 x AR, 2 x SAW, 15 x Truck, 6 x Trailer

- Plt Cmd - AR

 

1st Section - 18 men - 18 x AR, 2 x D, 3 x L, 2 x DT, 1 x Grader (G), 1 x TT/ST

- Section leader - AR

- Driver-operator x 8 - AR, 2 x D, 3 x L, 2 x DR, 1 x G

- Driver - AR, TT/ST

- Pioneer x 8 - AR

 

2nd Section - 13 men - 1 x SAW, 12 x AR, 4 x 6t Self-unloading truck (6t SUT), 2 x Compressor ©

- Section leader - AR

- Driver x 4 - AR, 6t SUT

- 2 x Compressor operator - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Pioneer x 5 - AR

 

3rd Section - 9 men - 1 x SAW, 8 x AR, 2 x 6t SUT, 3 x C

- Section leader - AR

- Driver x 2 - AR, 6t SUT

- Compressor operator x 3 - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Pioneer x 2 - AR

 

Total - 100 men - 2 x SAW, 73 x AR, 24 x AP, 1 x P, 2 x 5t truck, 6 x 6t SUT, 2 x TT/ST, 4 x D, 6 x L, 4 x DT, 1 x G, 1 x AB/4 trucks, 6 x ABL, 4 xMC, 5 x C


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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 AM

1954. Self-Propelled Artillery Anti-Armor Battery 76mm M-18 / Mixed Artillery Group / 1954. Infantry Regiment (A qualification)

 

Battery HQ - 16 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 8 x SMG, 4 x R (1/RG attachment), 4 x P, 1 x 2.5t truck

Bty Command Section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x 2.5t truck

- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty Jr Officer - SMG

- Radioman - P

- Medic - P

- Driver - SMG, 2.5t truck

 

Close Combat/Security Section - 11 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 5 x SMG, 4 x R (1/RG attachment), 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- Assistant x 2 - R (1 x RG attachment)

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

- AT Gunner - ATW, R

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Artillery Platoon x 2 - 10 men - 2 x SPG 76mm M-18, 2 x 12.7mm AAMG (vehicle mounted), 4 x SMG, 6 x P

1st Section - 5 men - 1 x SPG, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 2 x SMG, 3 x P

-Section leader/Vehicle Cmd - SMG - also Plt Cmd

- Gunner - P

- Loader - SMG

- Driver x 2 - P

 

2nd Section - 5 men - 1 x SPG, 1 x 12.7mm AAMG, 2 x SMG, 3 x P

-Section leader/Vehicle Cmd - SMG

- Gunner - P

- Loader - SMG

- Driver x 2 - P

 

Total - 36 ( 16 + 2 x 10 ) men - 4 x SPG 76mm M-18, 4 x 12.7mm AAMG (vehicle mounted), 16 x SMG, 4 x R (1/RG attachment), 4 x P, 1 x 2.5t truck


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Posted Yesterday, 10:40 AM

1954-1964 Infantry regiment evolution:

 

 

 

1954. Infantry Regiment (A qualification, company based) had:

 

Regiment HQ - 2 x LMG, 1 x ATW

Rifle Company F-54 x 5 - 2 x 82mm mortar, 2 x 75mm RCL, 10 x ATW, 9 x MG, 9 x LMG

Support Company F-54 x 2 - 6 x 82mm mortar, 6 x 75mm RCL, 6 x 12.7mm AAMG, 1 x LMG

Light Artillery Battery - 4 x 76mm M48B1 or 76mm M-1-4/50(a) or 76mm M36/48(n) guns - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG

Self-Propelled Artillery Anti-Armor Battery 76mm M-18 - 4 x SPG 76mm M-18, 2 x ATW, 2 x MG

120mm Mortar Battery - 4 x 120mm mortar - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG

Logistic Company - 1 x LMG, 1 x ATW

Pioneer Co - 3 x LMG, 6 x ATW

Light AD Platoon - 2 x 20/1mm gun, 6 x 12.7mm AAMG, 1 x LMG

 

Total (heavy weapons only) - 4 x 76mm light guns, 4 x 76mm SPG 76mm M-18, 4 x 120mm mortar, 22 x 82mm mortar, 2 x 20/1mm AAG, 24 x 12.7mm AAMG, 16 x 75mm RCL, 64 x ATW, 61 x MG, 53 x LMG

All artillery batteries, Support companies and Light AD Platoon were fully motorized.

 

B qualification Infanry regiment had 6 x 76mm M42 towed ATG battery instead of self-propelled, but were otherwise identical

 

 

 

 

 

1954. Infantry Regiment (R qualification, company based) had:

 

Regiment HQ - 2 x LMG, 1 x ATW

Rifle Company F-54 x 4 - 2 x 82mm mortar, 2 x 75mm RCL, 10 x ATW, 9 x MG, 9 x LMG

Support Company F-54 x 1 - 6 x 82mm mortar, 6 x 75mm RCL, 6 x 12.7mm AAMG, 1 x LMG

Light Artillery Battery - 4 x 76mm M-1-4/50(a) or 76mm M36/48(n) guns - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG

Anti-Armor Artillery Platoon 57mm M1 F-54 - 4 x 57mm M1 ATG, 1 x LMG

120mm Mortar Battery - 4 x 120mm mortar - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG

Logistic Company - 1 x LMG, 1 x ATW

Pioneer Platoon - 1 x LMG, 2 x ATW

Light AD Platoon - 6 x 12.7mm AAMG

 

Total (heavy weapons only) - 4 x 76mm light guns, 4 x 57mm M1 ATG, 4 x 120mm mortar, 14 x 82mm mortar, 12 x 12.7mm AAMG, 14 x 75mm RCL, 48 x ATW, 31 x MG, 33 x LMG

 

 

 

 

 

1964. Infantry Regiment (A qualification, Bn based) had:

 

Regiment HQ - 2 x LMG, 1 x ATW

Infantry Bn F-62 x 3  2 x 105mm RCL, 6 x 75mm RCL, 12 x 81mm mortar, 2 x 20/1mm AAG, 6 x 12.7mm AAMG, 44 x ATW, 21 x MG, 30 x LMG

Rifle Company F-62 x 3

Support Company F-62 x 1

Mixed Artillery Group - 9 x 76mm light gun, 6 x SPG 76mm M-18, 12 x 120mm mortar, 12 x ATW, 12 x MG

Group HQ

Light Artillery Battery - 9 x 76mm M48B1 guns,  4 x ATW, 4 x MG

Self-Propelled Artillery Anti-Armor Battery 76mm M-18 F-54 - 6 x SPG 76mm M-18, 4 x ATW, 4 x MG

120mm Mortar Battery x 2 - 6 x 120mm mortar - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG

Logistic Bn - 3 x LMG, 3 x ATW

Pioneer Co - 3 x LMG, 6 x ATW

Light AD Platoon - 4 x 20/1mm gun, 4 x LMG

 

Total (heavy weapons only) - 9 x 76mm light guns, 6 x 76mm SPG 76mm M-18, 12 x 120mm mortar, 36 x 82mm mortar, 10 x 20/1mm AAMG, 18 x 12.7mm AAMG, 6 x 105mm RCL, 18 x 75mm RCL, 154 x ATW, 75 x MG, 102 x LMG

B qualification Infantry regiments had 6 x 76mm M42 towed ATGs instead of 76mm M-18 SPGs but was otherwise identical

 

 

 

 

 

1964. Infantry Regiment (R qualification, Bn based) had:

 

Regiment HQ - 2 x LMG, 1 x ATW

Infantry Bn F-62 x 2  2 x 105mm RCL, 6 x 75mm RCL, 12 x 81mm mortar, 2 x 20/1mm AAG, 6 x 12.7mm AAMG, 44 x ATW, 21 x MG, 30 x LMG

Rifle Company F-62 x 3

Support Company F-62 x 1

Mixed Artillery Group - 6 x 76mm light gun, 6 x 76mm M42 ATG, 6 x 120mm mortar, 6 x ATW, 6 x MG, 2 x LMG

Group HQ

Light Artillery Battery - 6 x 76mm M48B1 or 76mm M-1-4/50(a) or 76mm M36/48(n) guns,  2 x ATW, 2 x MG

Artillery Anti-Armor Battery 57mm M1 F-54 - 8 x 57mm M1 ATG, 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 2 x LMG

120mm Mortar Battery 6 x 120mm mortar - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG

Logistic Co - 1 x LMG, 1 x ATW

Pioneer Plt - 1 x LMG, 2 x ATW

Light AD Platoon - 6 x 12.7mm AAMG

 

Total (heavy weapons only) - 6 x 76mm light guns, 8 x 57mm M1 ATG, 6 x 120mm mortar, 24 x 82mm mortar, 6 x 20/1mm AAMG, 24 x 12.7mm AAMG, 4 x 105mm RCL, 12 x 75mm RCL, 98 x ATW, 48 x MG, 66 x LMG


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Posted Yesterday, 06:46 PM

1945. 120mm Mortar Artillery Battery, Infantry Regiment:

 

Battery HQ - 18 men - 8 x SMG, 9 x R, 1 x P, 1 x Riding horse (RH)

 

Bty Cmd Section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x R, 1 x P
- Bty Cmd - SMG, RH

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr Officer - SMG

- Medic - P

- Runner - R 

 

Reconnaissance and observation section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 2 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Observer x 2 - SMG

- Rangefinder x 2 - R

 

Signal Section - 4 men - 1 x SMG, 3 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman - R

- Runner x 2 - R

 

Plotting Section - 4 men - 1 x SMG, 3 x R

- Section leader - SMG - also a main Bty plotter

- Plotter x 3 - R

 

120mm Mortar Platoon x 2 - 17 men - 2 x 120mm mortar, 3 x SMG, 14 x R, 1 x 2-horse wagon (2HW), 4 x Horse/Cart (H/C), 1 x Towing horse (TH)

Plt Cmd Section - 3 men - 1 x SMG, 2 x R

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Runner - R

- Wagon driver - R, 2HW

 

120mm Mortar Section x 2 - 7 men - 1 x SMG, 6 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner - R

- Loader - R

- Fuse setter - R

- Ammo bearer x 2 - R, H/C

- Horse handler - R, TH

 

Total - 52 ( 18 + 2 x 17 ) men - 4 x 120mm mortar, 14 x SMG, 37 x R, 1 x P, 1 x RH, 2 x 2HW, 4 x TH, 8 x H/C

 

 

 

 

 

1954. 120mm UBM-52* Mortar Artillery Battery, Infantry Regiment:

*Instead of UBM-52 120mm mortar older 120mm M38(s), M41(s), M42(n) or M43® mortar may be substituted.

 

Battery HQ - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x R, 1 x P

Bty Cmd Section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x R, 1 x P

- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr Officer - SMG

- Medic - P

- Driver - R, 1/4t light vehicle

 

Command Plt - 27 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 11 x SMG, 14 x R (1/RG attachment), 2 x P, 1 x 2.5t truck, 1 x 1/4t light vehicle

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Driver - R, 2.5t truck

 

Reconnaissance and observation section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 2 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Observer x 2 - SMG

- Rangefinder x 2 - R

 

Signal Section - 5 men - 1 x SMG, 4 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman  x 3 - R

- Driver - R, 1/4t light vehicle

 

Plotting Section - 4 men - 1 x SMG, 3 x R

- Section leader - SMG - also a main Bty plotter

- Plotter x 3 - R

 

Security Section - 11 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 5 x SMG, 4 x R (1/RG attachment), 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- Assistant x 2 - R (1 x RG attachment)

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

- AT Gunner - ATW, R

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

 

 

120mm Mortar Platoon x 2 - 17 men - 2 x 120mm mortar, 7 x SMG, 10 x R (2/RG attachment), 1 x 2.5t truck, 2 x 1.5t truck

Plt Cmd Section - 3 men - 1 x SMG, 2 x R

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Radioman - R

- Driver - R, 2.5t truck

 

120mm Mortar Section x 2 - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 4 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner - R

- Loader - R

- Fuse setter - R/RG attachment

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

- Driver - R, 1.5t truck

 

Total - 66 ( 5 + 27 + 2 x 17 ) men - 4 x 120mm mortar, 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 28 x SMG, 35 x R (5/RG attachment), 3 x P, 4 x 1.5t truck, 3 x 2.5t truck, 2 x 1/4t light vehicle

Instead of 1.5t truck, 3/4t or 1/4t vehicles can be used to tow 120mm mortar, but they can not carry full load of ammo (60 rounds)

 

 

 

 

 

1964. 120mm UBM-52* Mortar Artillery Battery, Infantry Regiment:

Basically same as 1954. but with 3-mortar platoons (6 total)

**Instead of UBM-52 120mm mortar older 120mm M38(s), M41(s), M42(n) or M43® mortar may be substituted.

 

Battery HQ - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x R, 1 x P

Bty Cmd Section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x R, 1 x P

- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr Officer - SMG

- Medic - P

- Driver - R, 1/4t light vehicle

 

Command Plt - 27 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 11 x SMG, 14 x R (1/RG attachment), 2 x P, 1 x 2.5t truck, 1 x 1/4t light vehicle

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Driver - R, 2.5t truck

 

Reconnaissance and observation section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 2 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Observer x 2 - SMG

- Rangefinder x 2 - R

 

Signal Section - 5 men - 1 x SMG, 4 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman  x 3 - R

- Driver - R, 1/4t light vehicle

 

Plotting Section - 4 men - 1 x SMG, 3 x R

- Section leader - SMG - also a main Bty plotter

- Plotter x 3 - R

 

Security Section - 11 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 5 x SMG, 4 x R (1/RG attachment), 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- Assistant x 2 - R (1 x RG attachment)

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

- AT Gunner - ATW, R

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

 

 

120mm Mortar Platoon x 2 - 24 men - 3 x 120mm mortar, 10 x SMG, 14 x R (3/RG attachment), 1 x 2.5t truck, 3 x 1.5t truck

Plt Cmd Section - 3 men - 1 x SMG, 2 x R

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Radioman - R

- Driver - R, 2.5t truck

 

120mm Mortar Section x 3 - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 4 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner - R

- Loader - R

- Fuse setter - R/RG attachment

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

- Driver - R, 1.5t truck

 

Total - 80 ( 5 + 27 + 2 x 24 ) men - 6 x 120mm mortar, 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 34 x SMG, 43 x R (7/RG attachment), 3 x P, 6 x 1.5t truck, 3 x 2.5t truck, 2 x 1/4t light vehicle

Instead of 1.5t truck, 3/4t or 1/4t vehicles can be used to tow 120mm mortar, but they can not carry full load of ammo (60 rounds)


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Posted Today, 06:58 AM

1969/1975. 120mm UBM-52* Mortar Artillery Battery, Infantry Regiment:

In 1969. all artillery was reorganized, some crews were reduced, some increased. Separate Security/Close combat sections were removed (except in anti-armor batteries), and MGs/ATWs were issued to the gun crew. In 1975. org SMGs are changed for ARs, but it is otherwise identical

*Instead of UBM-52 120mm mortar older 120mm M38(s), M41(s), M42(n) or M43® mortar may be substituted.

 

Battery HQ - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x SAR, 1 x P, 1 x 5t truck

- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr Officer - SMG

- Medic - P

- Driver - SAR, 5t truck

 

Command Plt - 14 men - 6 x SMG, 8 x SAR

- Plt Cmd - SMG

 

Reconnaissance and observation section - 5 men - 3 x SMG, 2 x SAR

- Section leader - SMG

- Observer x 2 - SMG

- Rangefinder x 2 - SAR

 

Signal Section - 4 men - 1 x SMG, 3 x SAR

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman  x 3 - SAR

 

Plotting Section - 4 men - 1 x SMG, 3 x SAR

- Section leader - SMG - also a main Bty plotter

- Plotter x 3 - SAR

 

120mm Mortar Platoon x 2 - 23 men - 3 x 120mm mortar, 4 x SMG, 16 x SAR, 3 x LMG, 3 x P, 3 x 5t truck

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Radioman - SAR

 

120mm Mortar Section x 3 - 7 men - 1 x SMG, 5 x SAR, 1 x LMG, 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner - SAR

- Loader - SAR

- Fuse setter - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - 1 x SAR, 1 x LMG, 1 x P

- Driver - R, 5t truck

 

Total - 68 ( 5 + 14 + 2 x 23 ) men - 6 x 120mm mortar, 6 x LMG, 17 x SMG, 41 x SAR , 7 x P, 7 x 5t truck


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