Jump to content


Photo

Jugoslavenska Narodna Armija (JNA)


  • Please log in to reply
173 replies to this topic

#1 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 25 November 2007 - 1618 PM

I'm trying to get a complete orbat of Yugoslavian People's Army ("Jugoslavenska Narodna Armija", JNA) around 1990 (before the civil war and the breakup of the state). What came out till now you can find in another topic here ("NATO OOB Mk. VII"). I did transfer the most important postings, you will find them next to this.

Dragoner

Edited by dragoner, 27 November 2007 - 0559 AM.

  • 0

#2 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 25 November 2007 - 1639 PM

NOTE: This post is outdated as it was a working version. For the results of this work see:

http://elektron.tmf....jan/JNA OOB.pdf

or

http://rapidshare.de/files/38442900/JNA_OOB.pdf.html

or

www.megaupload.com/?d=733OMNXX

(free downloads)


Dragoner




NOTE: This is a constantly updated working version. Former postings of JNA orbats were very incomplete and sometimes incorrect. This one gives the latest results. Notice that all data in black letters are based on at least two independend sources (often more) or, if only one source available, a very credible one. Blue means likely, but insufficient confirmation. Red means unconfirmed data. Green means presumptions. Units marked with TO ("Teritorijalna Obrana") were under the command of the Republics Territorial Defense but here are listet within the JNA Corps area they were stationed at. Timeframe: 1989/1990. Readiness Categories (A, B, R) not always certain. A means 60-100 % of wartime strength, B means 15-60 % and R means 15 % or less.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND. During the 80's the Yugoslav armed forces were in a process of fundamental transformation. Beginning in the early 80's new Partisan Divisions and Brigades were formed and put under JNA control, not under control of the TO. Then all Army HQs (with operational areas according more ore less to the borders of the Republics) and most of the Division HQs were disbanded and replaced by Military District Commands and a Corps-Brigade-organization modelled after much more realistic operational needs and real territorial divisions of the country (see www.camo.ch/ustrojjna.htm). Many Rifle Regiments and Partisan Brigades were "upgraded" and became Motorized Brigades. The participation of the Republics TO in the defense system was marginalized. The last organizational framework of JNA before the breakup of Yugoslavia ironically got the codename "Jedinstvo" - "Unity". It was startet in 1987, the first phase should be finalized in 1989/1990. A second phase (till 1995) was planned.



JUGOSLAVENSKA NARODNA ARMIJA


Personnel: 236.918 planned strength (plus 38.423 civilian employees), wartime: 1.058.378 (1990, numbers include Air Force and Navy, not Territorial Defense with up to 1,5 Million combatants).
In fact the Land Forces ("Kopnene Vojske", KoV) probably had around 140.000, Air Force ("RV i PVO") 32.000 and Navy (RM) 10.000 (including 2.300 at Coastal Artillery an 900 Marines),
that gives a total of 182.000 active personnel (101.500 conscripts).



Ministry of Defense ("Savezni Sekretariat za Narodnu Obranu", SSNO),
Belgrade

Nuclear War Command Headquarters ("Atomska Ratna Komanda", ARK), Konjic*

Alternate Supreme Command Headquarters, Crna Rijeka (near Han Pijesak)

Electronic Intelligence and ECM Center ("EI i PED"), Split-Divulje
Electronic Intellingence and ECM Center, Velika Buna (near Zagreb)
Electronic Intelligence and ECM Bn, Titovo Uzice
Electronic Intelligence and ECM unit, Prokuplje


Guards Motorized Brigade, Belgrade, strength: 4000 men - A
-1. Tank Bn
-1. Motorized Bn
-2. Motorized Bn
-1. Military Police Bn (included an anti-terrorist company)
-2. Military Police Bn
-1. Light Air Defense Artillery Bn
-Security Guard Bn
-Logistics Bn

63. Airborne Brigade, Nis (officially was part of the Air Force, under direct command of Ministry of Defense) - A

Special Forces Group of the General Staff, Pancevo
Airborne Special Forces Coy, Nis


63. (Separate) Partisan Brigade, Belgrade-Zvezdara
81. (Separate) Partisan Brigade, Mala Mostanica


Technical and Supply Base of the General Staff (former 608. Logistics Base)

317. Signal Regiment, Bijeljina
398. Signal Regiment, Titovo Uzice


(totals:
Three Signal Regiments
One Engineer Regiment
One Light Air Defense Artillery Group)

*underground facility known as "Objekat D-O" (object D-O), could host some 350 people and withstand a nuclear explosion of 25-30 ktn


1. Military District ("Vojna Oblast" = VO), Belgrade-Topcider (former 1. Army)

4. Motorized Divison (being disbanded)
22. Rifles Division (being disbanded)


389. Missile Artillery Brigade, Banja Luka (Luna-M/NATO-Code Frog-7) - A/B

1. Mixed Anti-Tank Brigade, Belgrade - B
16. Mixed Anti-Tank Brigade, Backa Topola - B*

152. Mixed Artillery Brigade, Cuprija

240. Self-propelled Medium Air Defense Missile Regiment, Sarajevo-Lukavica (KUB/NATO-Code SA-6)
310. Self-propelled Medium Air Defense Missile Regiment, Kragujevac-Sumarice (KUB)

?. Special Forces Recce Bn, Vrdnik

?. Signal Regiment, Sarajevo-Lukavica

?. Military Police Bn

1. Military District Electronic Reconnaissance Plt ("Elektronski Izvidnicki Vod" = EIV), Batajnica (Air-Force-manned, equipped with 5 to 6 Gazelle-HERA-Helicopters)

46. Protection Regiment, Belgrade-Topcider (formed around 1990)

?. Replacement Regiment

*could have been under command of 12. Corps at Novi Sad

The River Flotilla, Novi Sad

1. Proletarian Guard Mechanized Division, Belgrade-Banjica - B
1. Proletarian Guard Mechanized Brigade, Belgrade - B
2. Proletarian Guard Mechanized Brigade, Valjevo - B
3. Proletarian Guard Mechanized Brigade, Pozarevac - B
1. Proletarian Guard Mixed Artillery Regiment, Kragujevac
1. Proletarian Guard Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
1. Proletarian Guard Light Mixed Air Defense Regiment
1. Proletarian Guard Engineer Bn, Belgrade-Topcider
1. Proletarian Guard Signal Bn


Belgrade City Military Command
505. Motorized Brigade, Belgrade
151. Motorized Brigade, Belgrade
153. Motorized Brigade, Obrenovac
150. Motorized Rifles Regiment, Belgrade

22. Mixed Anti Tank Regiment, Belgrade
22. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Belgrade


4. Corps, Sarajevo
10. Motorized Brigade, Mostar - upgraded from B to A in 1990
49. Motorized Brigade, Sarajevo-Lukavica - A
120. Light Infantry Brigade, Sarajevo
651. Motorized Brigade
216. Mountain Brigade, Han Pijesak
431. Bridge Bn, Capljina
?. Mixed Artillery Regiment
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
?. Engineer Regiment
?. Signal Bn
?. Military Police Bn, Sarajevo
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy
27. Logistics Base, Sarajevo
724. Logistics Base, Mostar

5. Corps, Banja Luka - peacetime strength: 4.500
329. Armored Brigade, Banja Luka - upgraded from B to A in 1990
343. Motorized Brigade, Prijedor
327. Motorized Brigade, Derventa
16. Proletarian Motorized Brigade, Banja Luka
40. Partisan Divison, Slavonska Pozega - R
10. Partisan Division - R
13. Partisan Division - R
5. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Banja Luka
5. Mixed Artillery Regiment, Banja Luka
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment, Banja Luka
293. Engineer Regiment, Banja Luka (one source says Nova Topola)
188. Bridge Bn
?. Signal Bn, Banja Luka
5. Military Police Bn, Banja Luka
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy
993. Logistics Base, Banja Luka-Krcmarice

12. Corps, Novi Sad
18. Proletarian Motorized Brigade, Novi Sad
36. Mechanized Brigade, Subotica - A
51. Mechanized Brigade, Pancevo - A
453. Mechanized Brigade, Sremska Mitrovica - B/R
506. Rifles Brigade, Zrenjanin
16. Mixed Artillery Regiment, Ruma
12. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Novi Sad
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
497. Engineer Regiment
?. Signal Bn

12. Military Police Bn, Novi Sad
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy
?. Border Bn, Vrsac
?. Border Bn, Kikinda
793. Logistics Base, Novi Sad (or Petrovaradin)



17. Corps, Tuzla
12. Proletarian Mechanized Brigade, Osijek - A
92. Motorized Brigade, Tuzla
395. Motorized Brigade, Brcko
130. Motorized Brigade
158. Mixed Anti-Tank Brigade, Dakovo - B*
11. Partisan Division, Doboj - R
38. Partisan Division, Bijeljina - R
454. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment, Derventa
12. Mixed Artillery Regiment, Vinkovci
17. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Vinkovci
?. Engineer Regiment
670. Bridge Bn, Slavonski Brod
?. Signal Bn, Tuzla
?. Military Police Bn
?. Medical Bn
17. Transportation Bn, Tuzla
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy

51. Border Bn, Beli Manastir
904. Logistics Base, Sevarlije-Potocani (near Doboj)

*could have been under direct command of 1. Military District

24. Corps, Kragujevac
80. Motorized Brigade, Kragujevac
169. Motorized Brigade, Loznica
9. Motorized Brigade, Zajecar
35. Motorized Brigade, Mladenovac

24. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
24. Mixed Artillery Regiment
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
?. Engineer Regiment
?. Bridge Bn, Obrenovac
?. Signal Bn
?. Military Police Bn
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy
524. Logistics Base, Kragujevac


37. Corps, Titovo Uzice
252. Armored Brigade, Kraljevo - B
544. Motorized Brigade, Sabac
19. Mountain Brigade, Pozega
20. Motorized Brigade, Valjevo
27. Motorized Brigade, Kraljevo

37. Motorized Brigade, Raska
168. Rifles Brigade, Novi Pazar
473. Motorized Brigade, Gornji Milanovac
51. Partisan Division, Nova Varos - R
46. Partisan Brigade, Cacak
?. Mixed Artillery Regiment
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
579. Engineer Regiment, Kraljevo
402. Bridge Bn, Sabac
228. Signal Bn, Gornji Milanovac
?. Military Police Bn
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy



3. Military District, Skopje (former 3. Army)

37. Motorized Division (being disbanded)

203. Mixed Artillery Brigade, Nis
150. Mixed Artillery Brigade, Vranje
326. Mixed Artillery Brigade, Danilovgrad

102. Mixed Anti-Tank Brigade, Gnjilane - B

230. Self-propelled Medium Air Defense Missile Regiment, Nis (KUB)
311. Self-propelled Medium Air Defense Missile Regiment, Pristina-Slatina (KUB)

?. Special Forces Group ("odred"), Skopje
?. Special Forces Recce Bn, Pirot

319. Signal Regiment, Skopje

?. Protection Regiment

?. Replacement Regiment

3. Military Police Bn

255. Training Center, Kursumlija

201. Logistics Base, Paracin
202. Logistics Base
186. Technical Center
147. Quartermaster Center
559. Transportation Bn

3. Military District EIV, Skopje-Petrovec (see above)
109. Electronic Reconnaissance Center

2. Corps, Titograd
5. Proletarian Motorized Brigade, Titograd
57. Mountain Brigade, Pljevlja - R
179. Mountain Brigade, Niksic
3. Motorized Brigade, Ivangrad
23. Brigade, Bileca / Bosnian TO - R
1. Brigade / Montenegrian TO, Titograd - R
3. Partizan Division
?. Mixed Artillery Regiment
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
?. Engineer Regiment
?. Signal Bn
?. Military Police Bn
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy

21. Corps, Nis
211. Armored Brigade, Nis - B
2. Motorized Brigade, Nis
4. Motorized Brigade, Pirot
9. Mountain/Rifles Brigade, Pirot
135. Motorized Brigade, Surdulica
148. Motorized Brigade, Aleksinac
175. Rifles Brigade
805. Motorized Brigade, Prokuplje
354. Rifles Brigade, Kursumlija
?. Mixed Artillery Regiment
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
?. Engineer Regiment
?. Signal Bn
287. Military Police Bn, Nis

?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn, Nis
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy
525. Logistics Base
?. Border Bn, Pirot

41. Corps, Bitola
87. Motorized Brigade, Tetovo - A
243. (Proletarian) Armored Brigade, Skopje - B
?. Mixed Artillery Regiment
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
?. Engineer Regiment
?. Signal Bn
?. Military Police Bn
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy
?. Border Bn, Ohrid


42. Corps, Kumanovo
212. Motorized Brigade, Titov Veles
592. Motorized Brigade, Kumanovo
39. Rifles Brigade, Stip
89. Rifles Regiment, Kumanovo
?. Mixed Artillery Regiment
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
?. Engineer Regiment
?. Signal Bn
?. Military Police Bn
?. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy

52. Corps, Pristina
15. Proletarian Mechanized Brigade, Pristina - A
125. Motorized Brigade, Titova Mitrovica
58. Light Infantry Brigade, Leposavic
549. Motorized Brigade, Prizren
7. Rifles Brigade
52. Military Police Bn, Pristina
52. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Dakovica
52. Mixed Artillery Regiment, Gnjilane
?. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment
52. Engineer Regiment, Krusevac
?. Signal Bn
52. Medical Bn
?. Transportation Bn
?. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
52. Recce Coy
53. Border Bn, Dakovica
55. Border Bn, Prizren
57. Border Bn, Urosevac


5. Military District, Zagreb (former 5. Army), peacetime strength: 39.945 men (1990)

6. Proletarian Rifles Division, Karlovac (disbanded in 1990)

202. Mixed Artillery Brigade, Slovenska Bistrica
580. Mixed Artillery Brigade, Karlovac - upgraded from B to A in 1990

288. Mixed Anti-Tank Brigade, Virovitica - upgraded from B to A in 1990

149. Self-propelled Medium Air Defense Missile Regiment, Zagreb-Pleso (KUB)

?. NBC Defense Bn, Zagreb-Borongaj

367. Signal Regiment, Samobor
308. Signal Regiment, Ljubljana

10. Special Forces Group, Dugo Selo*
Special Forces Recce unit, Maribor

65. Protection Regiment, Dugo Selo (formed around 1990)

?. Replacement Regiment

5. Military District EIV, Zagreb-Pleso (see above)

653. Training Center, Otocac

*could have been part of 65. Protection Regiment

Zagreb City Military Command (was disbanded in 1990)
6. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment - R
6. Mixed Artillery Regiment - R
6. Light Air Defense Artillery Group

10. Corps, Zagreb (was established in 1990)
4. Armored Brigade, Jastrebarsko - upgraded from B to A in 1990
140. Mechanized Brigade, Dugo Selo* - A
(140. Motorized Brigade, Zagreb)* - B
(31. Mechanized Brigade, Dugo Selo)* - R

622. Motorized Brigade, Petrinja - R
257. Motorized Brigade, Petrinja (new formation created of 257. and 291. Rifles Regiment and 205. Tank Bn around 1990) - R
33. Partisan Division, Dugo Selo - R
4. Partisan Brigade, Karlovac - R
10. Recce Coy - R
10. Military Police Bn - R
10. NBC Defense Coy - R
10. Signal Bn - R
10. Medical Bn - R
60. Medical Coy - R
10. Transportation Coy - R
10. Replacement Bn - R
306. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Karlovac (one source says Zagreb)
313. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment - R
151. Anti-Tank Artillery Battery - R
152. Anti-Tank Artillery Battery - R
167. Self-propelled Anti-Tank Artillery Group, Zagreb
513. Engineer Brigade (planned, should be created of 10. and 258. Engineer Regiment around 1991)
123. Bridge Bn, Dugo Selo - A
671. Bridge Bn - R
485. Bridge Bn, Karlovac
17. Bridge Coy
74. Bridge Coy
530. Logistics Base, Bosanski Petrovac
944. Logistics Base, Karlovac

*140. Motorized and 31. Mechanized Brigade merged into 140. Mechanized Brigade in 1990

13. Corps, Rijeka (former "13. Operational Group")
13. Proletarian Motorized Brigade, Illirska Bistrica - upgraded from B to A in 1990
8. Proletarian Motorized Brigade, Karlovac - R (formed of 9. and 10. Rifles Regiment in 1990)
6. Mountain Brigade, Delnice - B
12. Mountain Brigade, Bihac (existed in the mid 80's, could have been disbanded around 1990)
236. Proletarian Motorized Brigade, Gospic (formed of 9. and 10. Rifles Regiment after 6. Proletarian Rifles Division was disbanded in 1990) - R
25. Motorized Brigade, Pazin*
8. Partisan Division (disbanded around 1990)
35. Partisan Division, Gospic - R (had two Brigades only)
43. Partisan Divison, Pazin - R
1. Brigade / Croatian TO, Gracac - R
5. Brigade / Croatian TO, Titova Korenica - R
13. Recce Coy - R
13. Military Police Bn, Rijeka - R
13. NBC Defense Coy - A
13. Signal Bn, Rijeka - R
13. Medical Bn - R
13. Transportation Bn - R
13. Replacement Bn - R
13. Light Air Defense Artillery Bn - R
13. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment - R
166. Self-propelled Anti-Tank Artillery Group, Bihac
?. Self-propelled Anti-Tank Artillery Group
13. Mixed Artillery Regiment - R
127. Engineer Regiment - A
540. Bridge Bn - R
?. Bridge Coy - R
?. Bridge Coy - R
?. Bridge Coy - R

*was reorganized as 25. Rifles Brigade around 1990 when 139. Motorized Brigade was formed at 5. Maritime Sector)


14. Corps, Ljubljana (former "14. Proletarian Motorized Division") - peactime strength (1990): 13.900 men
1. Armored Brigade, Vrhnika - upgraded from B to A in 1990
14. Proletarian Motorized Brigade, Ljubljana-Sentvid - R
228. Motorized Brigade, Postojna - A
253. Motorized Brigade, Ajdovscina
345. Alpine Brigade, Kranj - B
15. Partisan Division, Novo Mesto - R
-5. Partisan Brigade, Ljubljana
-14. Partisan Brigade, Novo Mesto
-25. Partisan Brigade, Ribnica
30. Partisan Divison, Vrhnika - R
-13. Partisan Brigade, Rakek
-19. Partisan Brigade, Ajdovscina
-20. Partisan Brigade, Vrhnika
1. Separate Partisan Brigade - R
14. Mixed Artillery Regiment, Ribnica
14. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment, Veliki Otok (near Postojna)
314. Anti-Tank Artillery Group
168. Barrage/Fortress Battery
635. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Ljubljana-Sentvid
14. Engineer Regiment, Skofja Loka
45. Bridge Coy
14. Signal Bn, Ljubljana
298. Military Police Bn, Ljubljana
14. Medical Bn, Ljubljana
14. Transportation Bn
14. Replacement Bn
61. Border Bn, Radovljica
62. Border Bn, Tolmin
63. Border Bn, Nova Gorica
64. Border Bn, Sezana
528. Logistics Base, Ljubljana


31. Corps, Maribor (former "31. Infantry Division") - peacetime strength (1990): 6300 men
6. Motorized Brigade, Celje
145. Motorized Brigade, Novo Mesto
195. Motorized Rifles Brigade, Maribor - B
325. Motorized Brigade
29. Partisan Division, Ptuj - R
11. Separate Partisan Brigade, Slovenska Bistrica - R
31. Mixed Artillery Regiment, Maribor
417. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment, Ptuj
183. Anti-Tank Artillery Battery
186. Anti-Tank Artillery Battery
31. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Ptuj
522. Engineer Regiment, Celje
270. Bridge Bn
76. Bridge Coy
31. Military Police Bn, Maribor
31. Signal Bn
31. Medical Bn
31. Transportation Bn
31. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy

65. Border Bn, Murska Sobota
66. Border Bn, Maribor
67. Border Bn, Dravograd
699. Logistics Base, Celje

32. Corps, Varazdin (former "32. Mechanized Division")
32. Mechanized Brigade, Varazdin - A
265. Mechanized Brigade, Bjelovar - upgraded from B to A in 1990
73. Motorized Brigade, Koprivnica - B/R
28. Partisan Division, Bjelovar - R
32. Partisan Division, Varazdin - R
411. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment, Krizevci - R
32. Mixed Artillery Regiment, Varazdin
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
32. Engineer Regiment, Cakovec
32. Military Police Bn, Varazdin
32. Signal Bn, Varazdin
32. Medical Bn, Varazdin
32. Transportation Bn
32. Replacement Bn
32. NBC Defense Coy, Varazdin
?. Recce Coy

42. Border Bn, Virovitica
43. Border Bn, Koprivnica



Maritime Military District ("vojnopomorska oblast", VPO), Split

Operations Center VPO, Zrnovnica

108. Coastal Missile Brigade, Radovici (P-20/SS-N-2C Styx)

60. Self-propelled Medium Air Defense Missile Regiment, Sepurine (KUB)*

82. Naval Center ("Pomorski Centar", Naval Special Forces unit), Split-Divulje
?. Naval Special Forces Unit, Pula

332. Signal Regiment, Sinj

290. Military Police Bn, Split

Maritime Military District EIV, Split-Divulje (see above)

*in peacetime also training unit of Air Defense School at Zadar


The Fleet (HQ at Split)


9. Corps, Knin (former "9. Rifles Division")

221. Motorized Brigade, Knin - B
180. Motorized Brigade, Benkovac
62. Motorized Brigade, Benkovac*

3. Brigade / Croatian TO - R

9. Mixed Artillery Regiment
557. Mixed Anti-Tank Regiment, Knin
?. Light Air Defense Artillery Regiment
594. Engineer Regiment, Sinj
9. Military Police Bn, Knin
9. Signal Bn
9. Medical Bn
9. Transportation Bn
9. Replacement Bn
?. NBC Defense Coy
?. Recce Coy
405. Logistics Base, Knin

*mentioned at the Hague war crimes tribunal, no other confirmation


5. Maritime Sector Command, Pula
139. (Guard) Marine Rifles Brigade, Pula (reorganized as 139. Motorized Brigade around 1990)
?. Military Police Bn
?. Signal Bn
?. Coastal Surveillance Bn
?. Naval Logistics Base

8. Maritime Sector Command, Sibenik
11. Proletarian Marine Rifles Brigade, Sibenik (reorganized as 12. Amphibious Brigade around 1990)
?. Military Police Bn
?. Signal Bn
?. Coastal Surveillance Bn
404. Naval Logistics Base, Ploce

*11. Brigade at Sibenik and 139. Brigade at Pula definitely existed both in the mid 80's and then eventually were reorganized and got new designations. 11., 139. and 25. Motorized Brigade listet in Orbat of 1987. 11. Brigade in 1992 was reorganized as 11. Motorized Brigade and was involved in civil war in Bosnia, one source claims

9. Maritime Sector Command, Kumbor
472. Motorized Brigade, Trebinje - B
24. Motorized Rifles Brigade, Trebinje

521. Marine Rifles Regiment
107. Mixed Artillery Brigade, Radovici
?. Military Police Bn
?. Signal Bn
?. Coastal Surveillance Bn
337. (367.?) Naval Logistics Base

Separate Naval Base Commands*:
Vis Island
Lastovo Island
Mali Losinj Island

*each had:
2-3 Rifle Coys
1 Light Artillery Group
1 Heavy Artillery Group
1-2 Coastal Missile Groups
1 Engineer Coy or Plt
1 Coastal Surveillance Coy
1 Logistics Coy


Other installations:


NBC-Laboratory, Mostar
Technical Test Center, Belgrade-Kumodraz

Navy Installations:
Naval Test Center, Split-Lora
Naval Hydrographical Institute, Split
Shipbuilding Institute, Zagreb
Naval Medical Institute, Split

Edited by dragoner, 14 February 2008 - 1654 PM.

  • 0

#3 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 25 November 2007 - 1641 PM

In addition to the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) orbat here an example for the organization of the separate Territorial Defense (TO) of the Republics:

Slovenian Territorial Defense, personnel strength: 75.000 men (reservists)

Under direct command of the Slovenian TO Staff (HQ at Ljubljana) was the 27. Protection Brigade TO.
The Republic's Staff was commanding 12 Regional Staffs and one Capital Area Staff with several combat formations from company to brigade strength. They all had to be mobilized. Their (mostly light and old) arms were stored in many small depots throughout the country.
The regions were:

Gorenjska (HQ at Kranj)
Dolenjska (HQ at Novo Mesto)
Vzhodnostajerska (HQ at Maribor)
Zahodnostajerska (HQ at Celje)
Pomurje (HQ at Murska Sobota)
Koroska (HQ at Slovenj Gradec)
Zasavje (HQ at Trbovlje)
Posavje (HQ at Brezice)
Notranjska (HQ at Postojna)
Juzniprimorska (HQ at Nova Gorica)
Severnoprimorsko (HQ at Koper)
Ljubljanska (Ljubljana county TO)
Ljubljana City TO

Subordinated to this regional staffs were 62 communal TO staffs.

There could have been (i'm not quite sure) an underground Command Center of TO at Gotenica (near Kocevje). The bunker for sure is still there.

Edited by dragoner, 10 December 2007 - 0900 AM.

  • 0

#4 Guest_bojan_*

Guest_bojan_*
  • Guests

Posted 25 November 2007 - 1707 PM

Edit - some numbers corected/more detailed... When it is noted xx aquired/produced/converted that is the original number of vehicles - it is only a rough guideline how many wee in service in late '80s.

Tanks:
M-84 - 370 produced till the end of 1988 - breakdown of production:
1984 - 5 "zero series" vehicles
1985 - 10 "zero series" vehicles, 14 1st series
1986 - 41 1st series, 60 2nnd series
1987 - 20 2nd series, 40 mid-series, 60 3rd series
1988 - 20 3rd series, 100 4th series.

First 5 of "zero series" vehicles were used for training only. 0th and 1st series had 1st gen II, L2G searchlight diferent wind sensor and less accurate stabiliser.

M-84A - production just entered in 1988, total of 80 were produced for JNA until january 1990.

Units that used M-84 in 1991:
1st Armored Brigade - Vrhnika
4th Armored Brigade - Jastrebarsko (one Bn only)
211th Armored Brigade - Nis
252th Armored Brigade - Kraljevo (1st and 0th series vehicles)
329th Armored Brigade - Banja Luka (T-7M and M-84)
51st Mechanised Brigade - Pancevo
243rd Armored Brigade - Skoplje

T-72M - ~75
T-55 (USSR) - 20 or 120 aquired (two sources note two totaly different numbers), most probably all were retired until 1991.
T-55A (USSR) - 380 aquired
T-55A (Poland) - 300 aquired
T-55A (CZ) - 300 aquired

T-34-85M/M1 - ~150-250 (all reserve)
M-47 - ~100 (all reserve)
PT-76B - ~40

SP-guns:
SO-100 M-44 (SU-100) - ~30 aquired (few of those survived to be used in Bosnia despite being formaly removed from service in 1990.)
SO-90 M-36 mod - 200 converted (about ~100 reserve)
SO-90 M36B1 - ~20 (all reserve)
SO-76 M-18 - ~70 (all reserve, formaly totaly removed from service in 1990 but used in 1991-95.)

APCs and recce:
BRDM-2 - ~60
BRDM-2A - ~20 (BRDM-2 with new radios and night vision devices)
BTR-50PK/PU - 150 aquired, most being PU command version
M-60P - 600 produced for JNA (another 190 were exported)
M-80A - 517 (it apears that all original M-80 were reworked to M-80A standard by 1987/88)
BTR-60PB, BTR-60PU and TAB-71M - ~60
M-86 BOV-VP - 72 or 150

SP-ATGMs
2P26 (GAZ-69 Snapper) - 60 aquired (most should have been removed from service in late '80s - those remaining were reserve)
2P27 (BRDM-1 Snapper) - ~12 (all reserve)
9P122 (BRDM-2 Sagger) - ~36 (all reserve)
9P133 (BRDM-2 Sagger-B) - ~75
POLO M-83 - ~80
POLO M-80A LT - 12

SP-artilery and MRLs:
2S1 Gvozdika - 82 or 90
128mm M63 Plamen - 88
128mm M77 Oganj - 51
262mm M87 Orkan - 12

Anti tank guns:
100mm M87/M91 Topaz - 35

Mortars:
81mm M69B-D - 168
82mm M69A - 1103
120mm M74 - 283
120mm M75 - 802

Guns and howitzers:
25pdr Mk.2 - 40
105mm M56 - 260
105mm M2A1 - 105
122mm M38 - 89
122mm D-30 -20
122mm D-30J/D30J1 - 303
130mm M46 - 256
152mm D-20J - 25
152mm M84 Nora-A - 92
152mm M46/86 - 12
155mm M1A1 (gun) - 137
155mm M1 - 95
155mm M65 - 6

AA guns:
12.7/4mm M71 - 60 (quad AN-M3 on M55 caridge, used for airfield defence - those were eventualy retired in 1989 and replaced with 20/3mm M55A3/A4)
37/1mm M39 - 400 aquired, probably less then 100 still in reserves
40/1mm Mk1/Mk12 - 128
40/1mm M1 - 260
40/1mm L/70 - 260
57/1mm S-60 - 250 aquired, probably ~150 still in reserves


SPAA/SP-SAM:
ZSU-57-2 - 60
M-53/59, M-53/70 - 789 aquired until 1981. 720 were overhauled in 1982-85 with new engines. About 100 got new J171 sight (Galileo P-36)
BOV-3 - ~100
Strela-1M (SA-9B) - ~100
Strela-10M (SA-13B) - 14 or 18

ATGMs:
9K111 Fagot (AT-4 Spigot) - ~250 launchers
Used by (probably incomplete list):
Guards Motorised Brigade - Belgrade
63. Airborne Brigade, Nis - not confirmed
252. Armored Brigade, Kraljevo

9K11 Maljutka (AT-3 Sagger) - ~1200 launchers - most probably about 900-1000 in active service
BGM-71 TOW - ~40 launchers, only 10 complete
Dragon - ~60 launchers (those were used for a short time in 1977-1979 before being replaced by Fagot)

RCLs
82mm M60/M60A - ~1200
105mm M65 - ~20

Long range rocket launchers
Luna-M (FROG-7) - 16 launchers

Edited by bojan, 28 November 2007 - 0819 AM.

  • 0

#5 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 25 November 2007 - 1747 PM

Orbat of Yugoslav Air Force and Air Defense ("Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i Protiv Vazdusna Odbrana", RV i PVO):

NOTE: Data from 1984, see new posting


HQ RV i PVO, Zemun

Alternate Operations Center, Jahorina

Direct reporting units:

99. Military Police Coy, Zemun

98. Signal Coy, Zemun (was disbanded in 1987)
321. Signal Bn, Sarajevo-Nedjarici
322. Signal Bn, Petrovaradin

Air Force Academy, Zadar-Zemunik
975. Air Force Training Center, Sombor
672. Driving School Center, Kovin
Air Force Medical Institute, Zemun
Air Force Test Center, Batajnica
Air Force Military Technical Institute, Belgrade
Air Force Technical Training Center, Sarajevo-Rajlovac
Air Defense School, Zadar-Zemunik
Air Force High School "Marsal Tito", Mostar (operated UTVA-75 and some gliders)

63. Airborne Brigade, Nis

138. Transport Aviation Brigade, Batajnica
-675. Transport Squadron (Yak-40, 2 Falcon-50, 4 Learjet-25, 4 Do-28D)
-678. Transport Squadron (Yak-40)
-890. Transport Helicopter Squadron (Mi-8, S.A. 341 Gazelle, S.A. 342 Gazelle)



1. Air Corps, Batajnica

210. Signal Bn, Belgrade-Banjica

Staff Helicopter Squadron, Batajnica (14 S.A. 316 Alouette III, Mi-8)

97. Aviation Brigade, Split-Divulje*
-240. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (J-21 Jastreb)
-353. Recce Squadron (IJ-22 Orao)
-676. Fire-Fighting Squadron (4 CL-215)
-784. ASW-Helicopter Squadron (6 to 8 Ka-25, 2 or 3 Ka-28, 4 Mi-14)
-790. Transport Helicopter Squadron (10 Mi-8)

*underground facility

107. Helicopter (Training?) Regiment, Mostar-Ortijes*
-782. Helicopter Squadron (S.A. 341 Gazelle, S.A. 342 Gazelle, Mi-8)
-783. Helicopter Squadron (S.A. 341 Gazelle, S.A. 342 Gazelle)

*underground facility

204. Fighter Regiment, Batajnica
-126. Fighter Squadron (MiG-21bis)
-127. Fighter Squadron (14 MiG-29A, 2 MiG-29UB)

250. Air Defense Missile Brigade, Belgrade-Banjica (Operational HQ at Strazevica Mtn.)
-1. AD Missile Group, Jakovo (S-75 Dvina, NATO code SA-2)
-2. AD Missile Group, Obrenovac (S-75 Dvina)
-3. AD Missile Group, Mladenovac (S-75 Dvina)
-4. AD Missile Group, Smederevo (S-75 Dvina)
-5. AD Missile Group, Batajnica (S-125 Neva, NATO code SA-3)
-6. AD Missile Group, Pancevo (S-125 Neva)
-7. AD Missile Group, Jakovo (S-125 Neva)
-8. AD Missile Group, Zuce (S-125 Neva)
-1. Missile-Technical Group, Sremcica (for Dvina-units)
-2. Missile-Technical Group, Zuce (for Neva-units)

1. Air Control Regiment ("Vazdusno Osmatranje, Javljanje i Navodjenje" = VOJIN), Banjica
-20. Air Control Bn, Stari Banovci
-58. Air Control Bn, Sarajevo-Nedjarice
-61. Air Control Bn, Split

333. Engineer Bn, Pancevo

130. Air Base, Sarajevo-Rajlovac
-93. Security Bn, Glamoc
-281. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Company

177. Air Base, Batajnica
-177. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Batajnica
-15. Security Bn, Kovin
-55. Security Bn, Surcin
-64. Security Bn, Valjevo-Divci

285. Air Base, Kraljevo-Ladjevci
-285. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Kraljevo-Ladjevci
-85. Security Bn, Sjenica
-87. Security Bn, Ponikve
-174. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Trstenik

399. Air Base, Tuzla
-399. Light AD Artillery/Missile Regiment, Tuzla
-18. Security Bn, Banja Luka

171. Air Base, Mostar-Ortijes
-171. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Mostar
-72. Security Bn, Cilipi


3. Air Corps, Nis

112. Signal Bn, Nis

Staff Helicopter Squadron (some Alouette-III, 8 Mi-8), Nis

83. Fighter Regiment, Pristina-Slatina*
-123. Fighter Squadron (MiG-21bis)
-130. Fighter Squadron (MiG-21M/MF)

*Second largest underground air base in Yugoslavia, see also Bihac-Zeljava

98. Aviation Brigade, Skopje-Petrovec
-241. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (J-22 Orao)
-247. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (J-21 Jastreb)
-354. Recce Squadron (IJ-21 Jastreb)

119. Aviation Brigade, Nis
-677. Transport Squadron (An-2, An-26)
-712. Anti-Tank Helicopter Squadron (Gazelle GAMA)
-714. Anti-Tank Helicopter Squadron (Gazelle GAMA)
-787. Transport Helicopter Squadron (Mi-8)

172. Fighter-Bomber Regiment, Titograd-Golubovci*
-239. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (G-4 Super Galeb)
-242. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (J-21 Jastreb, J-22 Orao)

*underground facility

450. Air Defense Missile Regiment, Skopje-Petrovec
-1. AD Missile Group, Skopje (S-125 Neva)
-2. AD Missile Group, Skopje-Petrovec (S-125 Neva)
-3. AD Missile Group, Cojlije (S-125 Neva)
-4. AD Missile Group, Skopje (S-125 Neva)
-1. Missile-Technical Group, Cojlije

3. Air Control Regiment
-31. Air Control Bn, Kraljevo
-68. Air Control Bn, Kumanovo

359. Engineer Bn, Kraljevo-Ladjevci

161. Air Base, Nis
-161. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Nis

165. Air Base, Skopje-Petrovec
-165. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Skopje-Petrovec
-147. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Rezanovce
-148. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Ohrid

423. Air Base, Titograd-Golubovci
-423. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Titograd
-30. Security Bn, Ivangrad
-186. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Niksic

492. Air Base, Pristina-Slatina
-492. Light AD Artillery/Missile Regiment, Pristina-Slatina


5. Air Corps, Zagreb

220. Signal Bn, Zagreb (was disbanded in 1986)
289. Signal Bn, Kerestinec

Staff Helicopter Squadron, Zagreb-Pleso (Mi-8)

82. Aviation Brigade, Cerklje
-237. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (J-21 Jastreb, NJ-21 Jastreb)
-238. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (J-22 Orao, NJ-22 Orao)
-351. Recce Squadron (IJ-21 Jastreb, INJ-21 Jastreb, IJ-22 Orao, INJ-22 Orao)

105. Fighter-Bomber Regiment, Zadar-Zemunik
-249. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (G-4 Super Galeb)
-251. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (G-2A Galeb)
-333. Aviation Squadron (UTVA-75, An-2, S.A. 341 Gazelle, G-4 Super Galeb)

111. Aviation Brigade, Zagreb-Pleso
-679. Transport Squadron (An-2, An-26)
-711. Anti-Tank Helicopter Squadron (Gazelle GAMA)
-713. Anti-Tank Helicopter Squadron (Gazelle GAMA)
-780. Transport Helicopter Squadron (Mi-8)

117. Fighter Regiment, Bihac-Zeljava*
-124. Fighter Squadron (MiG-21bis)
-125. Fighter Squadron (MiG-21bis)
-352. Recce Squadron (MiG-21R)

352. Electronic Reconnaissance Squadron, Bihac-Zeljava*

*Largest unterground facility of RV i PVO digged deeply under a mountain that could withstand a hit from a nuclear bomb, known as "objekat 505" = object 505, sometimes called "The NORAD of Yugoslavia", space for up to 80 MiG-21-fighters. Would have been a perfect set for James-Bond-Movies)

185. Fighter-Bomber Regiment, Pula
-129. Fighter Squadron (MiG-21PFM, MiG-21 UM/US)
-229. Fighter-Bomber Squadron (G-4 Super Galeb)

155. Air Defense Missile Regiment, Kerestinec
-1. AD Missile Group, Cerklje (S-75M Volhov, NATO-Code SA-2C)
-2. AD Missile Group, Karlovac (S-75M Volhov)
-3. AD Missile Group, Sisak (S-75M Volhov)
-4. AD Missile Group, Zabok (S-75M Volhov)
-1. Missile-Technical Group, Kerestinec

350. Air Defense Missile Regiment, Vrhnika
-1. AD Missile Group, Ljubljana-Sentvid (S-125 Neva)
-2. AD Missile Group, Ljubljana-Polje (S-125 Neva)
-3. AD Missile Group, Logatec (S-125 Neva)
-4. AD Missile Group, Postojna (S-125 Neva)
-1. Missile-Technical Group, Vrhnika

5. Air Control Regiment, Zagreb-Pleso
-51. Air Control Bn, Bihac-Zeljava
-91. Air Control Bn, Vrhnika

379. Engineer Bn, Zagreb

84. Air Base, Zadar-Zemunik
-84. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Zadar-Zemunik
-62. Security Bn, Split-Divulje
-50. Security Bn, Split-Divulje

151. Air Base, Zagreb-Pleso
-151. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Zagreb-Pleso
-67. Security Bn, Udbina
-196. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Zagreb-Lucko

200. Air Base, Bihac-Zeljava
-200. Light AD Artillery/Missile Regiment, Bihac (20/3mm, 40mm Bofors, Strela/SA-7, one battery each)
-236. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Prijedor

474. Air Base, Cerklje
-474. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Cerklje
-27. Security Bn, Novo Mesto
-88. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Brnik
-262. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Bled

258. Air Base, Pula
-258. Light AD Artillery/Missile Group, Pula
-81. Security Bn, Krk
-243. Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Squadron, Grobnicko Polje

Aviation units of the Territorial Defense of the Republics (TO):

Light Combat Aviaton Squadron ("Eskadrila Lake Borbene Aviacije" = ELABA) Slovenia, Brnik (J-20 Kraguj)
ELABA Montenegro, Titograd-Golubovci (J-20 Kraguj)

Edited by dragoner, 26 December 2007 - 1518 PM.

  • 0

#6 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 25 November 2007 - 1801 PM

Found this orbat of Zeljava underground air base units at www.firewirehr.host.sk/Zeljava-jna_jedinice.html
See also www.firewirehr.host.sk/Zeljava-index2.html with pics, videos and maps of the underground facility


200. Air Base, Bihac-Zeljava
HQ/HQ Company
Military Police Company
Infantry/Rifles Company
Engineer Battalion
Signal Company
NBC Defense Platoon
Air Operations Center/Flight Control
Logistics Company
Transportation ("Car") Company
Medical Platoon
Fire-fighting Platoon
Construction Company
Construction Section
Aircraft Servicing/Ordnance Battalion
Aircraft-Technical and Maintenance Company
Aircraft-Technical and Supply Company
Object "Klek" (unit for the maintenance of the object, codename "Klek", also known as "object 505")

117. Fighter Regiment
124. Fighter Squadron
125. Fighter Squadron
These two squadrons shared 30 MiG-21 (25 single-seat and 5 two-seat training aircraft)
In wartime the Regiment would also command 129. Fighter Squadron (in peacetime with 185. Fighter-Bomber Regiment at Pula)
Peacetime strength: 280 men, 64 of them pilots
Wartime strength: 520 men, 95 of them pilots

352. Recce Squadron (6 MiG-21M with US-made recce pods)

200. Light Air Defense Artillery/Missile Regiment
HQ/HQ Company
1. Battery with 8 to 12 20/3mm AA-guns
2. Battery with 6 40mm Bofors AA-guns, Giraffe-Radar
3. Battery with Strela 1M/2M

51. Air Control ("VOJIN") Battalion
HQ
Air Control Squadron on Pljesevica Mountain (near the air base)
Air Control Squadron at Zadar
Air Control Squadron on Kozara Mountain (near Prijedor)
Air Control Platoon (operating AN/TPS-70-radar)
Administrative and Base Operating Company
Signal Company
Technical Platoon

The source does not mention the 352. Electronic Reconnaissance Squadron that also was based at Bihac-Zeljava. Maybe there is an error and it was mixed up with the 352. Recce Squadron.


NOTE: Thanks to Bojan for help with translation and some useful corrections
  • 0

#7 Guest_bojan_*

Guest_bojan_*
  • Guests

Posted 26 November 2007 - 1106 AM

Added all equipement numbers that I had.
  • 0

#8 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 November 2007 - 1455 PM

Added all equipement numbers that I had.



Great! Did you have a look at the JNA-orbat above? Made several updates during the last days, anything you can confirm or correct?
  • 0

#9 Guest_bojan_*

Guest_bojan_*
  • Guests

Posted 26 November 2007 - 1504 PM

...anything you can confirm or correct?


Nothing at a moment as some of my "sources" are out of the country.
  • 0

#10 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 November 2007 - 1649 PM

I have reason to believe that some ot the Motorized Brigades, especially in the 1. and 3. VO, did not exist as such in 1990. They eventually were created after the breakup of Yugoslavia and before were Rifle Regiments only. On the other hand some more Brigades/Regiments should have existed in Bosnia, but most bosnian sources give orbats of civil war formations only. However, the JNA-orbat is still a puzzle. It got bigger and bigger the last weeks but still is very incomplete.
  • 0

#11 Guest_bojan_*

Guest_bojan_*
  • Guests

Posted 27 November 2007 - 0605 AM

Corected number of ATGMs:
Sagger - 1400 instead of 600 launchers - 600 was a amount aquired until 1975. and it does not include domestic production. 1400 is total amount aquired+produced - so somewhat less then that would be realy available.

Fagot - acording to the OSCE FRY had 250 launchers in 2002. Considering that none were aquired after 1990.* that is about smalest number JNA had.

Dragon - those were actualy aquired and manual was writen - however before formal introduction those were replaced by Fagot, so Dragon was put in reserves.

*As far as I could find out.

Also added RCLs.

Edited by bojan, 27 November 2007 - 0606 AM.

  • 0

#12 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 November 2007 - 1015 AM

RV i PVO aircraft holdings


NOTE. Sources vary. Remarks and corrections are from Bojan who added very detailed data.


14 MiG-29A (fighter)
2 MiG-29UM (trg)

100 to 112 MiG-21bis/MF (fighter)
14 to 18 MiG-21UM (trg)
10 MiG-21R/F (recce)
Some of the MiG-21M/MF were converted to a recce birds. Most sources give 139 total for 1991.

40 J-22 Orao (fighter-bomber)
15 NJ-22 Orao (trg)
26 IJ-22 Orao (recce)
9 INJ-22 Orao (recce)

Total was 81 produces, with 73 being in service in 1991.

60 J-21 Jastreb (attack)
12 NJ-21 Jastreb (trg)
38 IJ-21 Jastreb (recce)

There were also some INJ-21. Total number for 1991. is a 110

25 G-2 Galeb (trg)
70 servicable in 1991.

60 G-4 Super Galeb (trg)
68 in 1991. - total production was 68 for JRV and 8 for Burma.

25 to 40 J-20 Kraguj (light attack)
32 available in two ELABA in 1991.

30 to 70 UTVA-75 (trg)
30 is a number in JRV, rest were in the flight clubs/JAT - but those were supposed to be used by TO/JRV in case of war.

50 UTVA-66 (liaison, trg)
40 UTVA-60 (trg)

Again, few of those were formaly in JRV

6 An-2 (tsp)
7 in 1991.

11 to 12 An-12 (tsp)
Only two were ever operated by JRV, and one crrashed fhile flying earthquake relief in Erevan.

14 to 15 An-26 (tsp)
15 in 1991.

6 Yak-40 (VIP tsp, calibration)
2 Falcon-20 (VIP tsp)
2 to 4 Learjet-25 (VIP tsp)
2 to 4 Do-28D (VIP tsp)

9 PC-6 (tsp, army-operated)

4 CL-215 (SAR/fire-fighting)

ASW (depth charges) also. :lol:

14 SA-316 Alouette III (comms)

6 to 8 Ka-25 (ASW)

2 to 3 Ka-28 (ASW)

2 in 1991.

4 Mi-14 (ASW)

80 Mi-8 (tsp/assault)

There were also few (two?) HT-40 PED - those were local EW versions of Mi-8.

31 to 53 Gazelle (misc)
36 Gazelle GAMA (anti-tank)
32 Gazelle GAMA-2 (anti-tank)
21 Gazelle HERA (recce)
20 Gazelle (trg)

HN-42M GAMA - 36
HI-42 HERA - 21
HS-45 - 5 (SAR)
HN-45M GAMA-2 - 32 (about 12-16 of those were equiped with night vision for pilot gunners night sight/LRF and fully capable of operating at night)
HI-45 HERA - 4 (also fully night capable)
HO-42/HO-45 - 53 (basic helo)


This also leaves flight clubs and police helos/planes - lot of those were supposed to be used by TO in case of war (eg flight clubs UTVA-75 had MG pods with 7.62mm AA-52 MGs and police Bell 212 had armament pods also).

Edited by dragoner, 07 January 2008 - 1412 PM.

  • 0

#13 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 November 2007 - 1056 AM

To Bojan: In your posting at NATO OOB Mk. VII you say that there were 16 Frog-7 Missiles available, 12 active and 4 reserve holdings. I think that should complete your excellent equipment holding list.

Do you have numbers of land-based anti-ship missile holdings too?
IISS, Military Balance, volume 1990/1991, lists SS-C-3 (truck-mounted SS-N-2) but gives no number. Yugoslav sources available to me mix them up with ship-based Styx-Missiles. The land-based were at the 108. Coastal Artillery Brigade in the Boka*, hidden in underground facilities. These anti-ship-missiles could have been a serious problem for any naval force entering the Adriatic.


*for people not so good in geography, Americans for example: Boka is the short term for Boka Kotorska, the Bay of Kotor, a fjord-like natural harbour in Montenegro.
Well ... where the hell is Montenegro? And who is this Adriatic? :P

Edited by dragoner, 27 November 2007 - 1738 PM.

  • 0

#14 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 November 2007 - 1529 PM

Got some information about the Protection Regiments. They were formed during the late 80's as security guard units for the three Army District Headquarters. Till now i could identify only two of them, the one in Belgrade-Topcider (46. Protection Brigade, some sources say it was 93. or 95.) and the one in Dugo Selo near Zagreb (65.- one source claims 5. - Protection Brigade. This one was later on, during the civil war, transferred to the Bosnian Serbs Army and based in Han Pijesak). No idea if the Maritime Military District (VPO) had one too.


Protection Regiment ("zastitni puk")

HQ
Military Police Bn
Special Forces unit ("odred", must be company-size)
"vod za izlaganje stanja u vazdusnom prostoru" * (Air Reporting Plt)

In wartime the Regiment additonally got the following units:

Motorized Bn
Light Air Defense Missile Group
Engineer Coy
NBC-Defense Plt


*help with translation needed!

Edited by dragoner, 27 November 2007 - 1721 PM.

  • 0

#15 Guest_bojan_*

Guest_bojan_*
  • Guests

Posted 27 November 2007 - 1531 PM

To Bojan: In your posting at NATO OOB Mk. VII you say that there were 16 Frog-7 Missiles available, 12 active and 4 reserve holdings. I think that should complete your excellent equipment holding list.


Yes I will add them..

Do you have numbers of land-based anti-ship missile holdings too?


IIRC 16 launchers but I don't remember how and where where I found that number... :blink: So I will not post it until I check it...
  • 0

#16 Guest_bojan_*

Guest_bojan_*
  • Guests

Posted 27 November 2007 - 1535 PM

"vod za izlaganje stanja u vazdusnom prostoru" *


Lit. - "Platoon for presenting air activity". Think Battle of Britain movie and big map on table where models representing squadrons/patrolls are moved - thats it.
  • 0

#17 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 November 2007 - 1717 PM

"Platoon for presenting air activity"


Thought something like this... tanks a lot, what would i do without your help!
Hope for them they improved their methods since the Battle of Britain ... :)
I will translate it as "Air Reporting Platoon", that would fit a little better to english military terminology

Edited by dragoner, 27 November 2007 - 1734 PM.

  • 0

#18 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 November 2007 - 1905 PM

Added dozens of additional data to the JNA-orbat and made several corrections this day. Please note again that this is a working version that will be updated constantly.

Dragoner
  • 0

#19 Guest_bojan_*

Guest_bojan_*
  • Guests

Posted 28 November 2007 - 0755 AM

Hope for them they improved their methods since the Battle of Britain ... :)

Yes, those were reasonably modern - most of the equipment was from early-mid '80s... All posts were linked with all manner of communication with multiple redundancies built in - even in 1999. there was not a single break in communications between those and RV/PVO.

Edit - once again number of AT-3 launcher changed, as I have found that:
600 were imported from SU in 1968-1975.
~800 infantry and 750* vehicle mounted were produced in 1975-1990.
200 infantry launchers were exported

So that leaves ~1200 infantry launchers available in theory to JNA. Considering that one brigade was supposed to have 58 infantry launchers that would be barely enough for 20 brigades - but when reserve stock and ones that were retired due the age/malfunction I would say that 15 brigades equipped with those would be closer to real numbers.
Also added which units had Fagot launchers.

*519 M-80A + some (~50 IIRC) M-80 IFVs made - that leaves 180 for other vehicles - only other domestic vehicle that used AT-3 is POLO M-83 (BOV with maljutka) - so either more launchers were produced then was mounted on vehicles, or number of vehicles I have is incorect.

Edited by bojan, 28 November 2007 - 0824 AM.

  • 0

#20 dragoner

dragoner

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 28 November 2007 - 1335 PM

The Yugoslav coast was protected by a huge number of coastal artillery batteries. They were fortified and controlled mainly the approaches to the harbours. Many of them were situated on the rocky islands off the mainland, in some cases far out like at the - strongly militarized - islands of Vis and Lastovo. The adriatic waters were surveillanced by costal radars and observation posts. Some of the installations dated back to the 19th century and german WW-II-guns (88mm) were still in use. I dont't believe that anyone would have been so furious to land a Marine Brigade on the rugged dalmatian coast. Maybe some small Seal-, SBS- oder Speznaz-teams. Only Sweden and - in some aspects - Norway and Denmark operated a static coast defense of similar size, but these countries really had to face the danger of invasion by sea. However, during my work on the JNA-orbat i stumbled over several of the batteries. The list is not complete, i will update it when i have more time for that.

Smokvica (88mm)

Solta
-Marinca rat (88mm)

Brac
-Razanj (85mm)

Korcula
-Raznjic (4x 88mm)
-Privala (2x 85mm)
-Velo Dance (2x 85mm)
-Blace (2x 76mm, mobile)
-Racisce (1x 76mm, mobile)
-Berkovica (2x 85mm)

Peljesac
-Loviste (2x 76mm, mobile)
-Trpanjska Duba (2x 76mm, mobile)
-Prapratna (85 mm)

Split
-Kasjuni
-Duilovo

Zirje
-Rogoznica
-Podglavica
-Dvornica
-Raznja
-Podorljaka
-Zecevo
(totals for Zirje: 5x 130mm, 5x 100mm, 20x 85mm)

Dubrovnik

Lastovo

Vis

Sipan (88mm)

Lopud

Kolecep

Hvar

Solta
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users