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1990. Reconnaissance Company, Tank and Mechanized Brigade

Considerable changes from F-87:

- each Recce section got SAW back

- Plts got designated 2inC

- Scout tank platoon was replaced by IFV platoon

- Both 1st and 2nd platoon lost their motorcycle section

- Added 60mm mortar section (2 x 60mm) to a Co HQ

 

Co HQ - 17 men - 2 x 60mm mortar, 14 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x P, 2 1 x 6-seat light vehicle, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 5t truck, 1 x MC, 4 x Radio, 2 x LAW

Co Cmd Section - 12 men - 11 x AR, 1 x P, 1 x 6-seat light vehicle, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 5t truck, 1 x MC, 4 x Radio, 2 x LAW

- Co Cmd - AR

- Co 2inC - AR

- Co Jr Officer - AR

- Radiomen x 4 - AR

- Medic - P

- Runner - AR, MC

- Driver x 3 - AR, 1 x 6-seat light 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 - AP, 60mm mortar

- Assistant x 2 - AR

 

1st Reconnaissance Platoon (IFV) - 30 men - 18x AR, 12 x AP, 3 x SR, 3 x SAW, 3 x Radio, 12 x LAW

1st IFV Section - 10 men - 6 x AR, 4 x AP, 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 2 x Radio, 4 x LAW

Crew - 3 men - 1 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x LAW

- Vehicle Cmd - AR

- Driver - AP, IFV

- Gunner - AP

Dismount - 7 men - 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 2 x AP

- Plt Cmd/Section leader - AR, AP

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Sniper - SR, AP

- Radioman - AR

- Scout x 3 - AR, LAW

 

2nd IFV Section - 10 men - 6 x AR, 4 x AP, 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 2 x Radio, 4 x LAW

Crew - 3 men - 1 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x LAW

- Vehicle Cmd - AR

- Driver - AP, IFV

- Gunner - AP

Dismount - 7 men - 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 2 x AP

- Plt 2inC/Section leader - AR, AP

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Sniper - SR, AP

- Radioman - AR

- Scout x 3 - AR, LAW

 

 

3rd IFV Section - 10 men - 6 x AR, 4 x AP, 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 2 x Radio, 4 x LAW

Crew - 3 men - 1 x AR, 2 x AP, 1 x LAW

- Vehicle Cmd - AR

- Driver - AP, IFV

- Gunner - AP

Dismount - 7 men - 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 2 x AP

- Section leader - AR, AP

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Sniper - SR, AP

- Radioman - AR

- Scout x 3 - AR, LAW

 

 

2nd Reconnaissance Platoon (Armored Scout Car) - 12 men - 9 x AR, 3 x AP, 3 x Armored scout car, 3 x Radio, 6 x LAW

1st ASC Section - 4 men - 3 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x Armored scout car, 2 x LAW

- Plt Cmd/Vehicle Cmd - AR

- Driver - AP

- Scout x 2 - AR, LAW

 

2nd ASC Section - 4 men - 3 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x Armored scout car, 2 x LAW

- Plt 2inC/Vehicle Cmd - AR

- Driver - AP

- Scout x 2 - AR, LAW

 

3rd ASC Section - 4 men - 3 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x Armored scout car, 2 x LAW

- Vehicle Cmd - AR

- Driver - AP

- Scout x 2 - AR, LAW

 

 

3rd Reconnaissance Platoon (Motorized) - 49 men - 46 x AR, 3 x SR, 6 x AP, 4 x 1.5t truck, 1 x 3t truck, 11 x Radio, 3 x GSR, 15 x LAW

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Plt 2inC

- Runner - AR, MC

- Driver - AR, 1.5t truck

 

1st, 2nd and 3rd Reconnaissance Section - 11 men - 10 x AR, 1 x SR, 2 x AP

- Section leader - AR, AP

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

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Scout x 6 - AR

- Driver - AR, 1.5t truck

 

4th Reconnaissance Section (Radar) - 12 men - 12 x AR, 1 x 3t truck, 3 x GSR, 5 x Radio, 3 x LAW

- Section leader/1st GSR Group Leader - AR

- GSR Group Leader x 2 - AR

- Radar operator x 3 - AR

- Assistant-radiomen x 3 - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Driver - AR, 3t truck

 

Total - 108 ( 17 + 30 + 12 + 49 ) men - 3 x IFV M-80A*, 3 x Armored scout car BRDM-2**, 87 x AR, 6 x SAW, 6 x SR, 1 x P, 23 x AP, 1 x 6-seat light vehicle, 4 x 1.5t truck, 1 x 1.5t radio truck, 1 x 3t truck, 1 x 5t truck, 2 x MC, 24 x Radio, 35 x LAW

 

*Each IFV M-80A has :

- 20mm automatic gun M-55 - 400 rounds

- 7.62mm MG M86 (PKT) - 2000 rounds - 1600 ball, 400 tracer

- 2 x ATGM launcher - 4 x missile

- 1 x AR - 5 magazines (for Vehicle Cmd)

- 12 x hand grenade

- 1 x LAW

- 1 x Signal pistol

*** 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

- 2 x AR /10 mags total (for a Cmd and Driver)

- 6 x hand grenade

- 2 x LAW

- 1 x signal pistol

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Foreword - first ATGMs that Yugoslavia acquired was limited amount of SS-10, both in infantry and self-propelled (on 1/4t vehicle) in 1958. Those were however never operational in the units and were abandoned as inadequate.

First operational ATGMs were Cobra (1965) and 3M6 Shmel (AT-1 Snapper*) in 1964. Cobra was however procured in relatively limited amounts and there were problems with it (harder to guide than AT-3). It was replaced by Malyutka (AT-3 Sagger) in 1969. that became first mass used infantry ATGM.

 

*Both 2P26 (on UAZ jeep) and 2P27 (on BRDM-1) launchers were acquired. 2P26 were more common, as only 12 x 2P27 were acquired. They were interchangeable in the formations, having same armament and additional weapons. Most formations specify 2P26, but have a footnote that 2P27 can be substituted - it appears that 2P27 went only to the armored and mechanized units..

 

1965. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 2P26, Regiment Mixed Artillery Group

 

Bty HQ - 18 men - 2 x MG, 2 x ATW, 8 x SMG, 5 x R, 5 x P

Command Section - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 3 x R, 1 x P
- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr. Officer - SMG
- Radiomen x 2 - R
- Medic - P

- Driver - R, 5t truck

 

Security Section - 11 men- 2 x MG, 2 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 2 x R, 4 x P
- Section leader - SMG
- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P
- Assistant x 2 - R
- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG
- AT Gunner x 2 - ATW, P
- Assistant x 2 - SMG

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher Platoon x 2 - 4 men - 2 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 4 x SMG, 2 x ATW

1st Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Plt Cmd/Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

2nd Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

 

Total - 26 ( 18 + 2 x 4 ) men - 4 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher 2P26*, 2 x MG, 6 x ATW, 16 x SMG, 5 x R, 5 x P, 1 x 5t truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 2P26, Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group

- Some had 3-vehicle platoons some had 4-vehicle platoons

 

Bty HQ - 29 men - 4 x MG, 4 x ATW, 13 x SMG, 7 x R, 9 x P

Command Section - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 3 x R, 1 x P
- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr. Officer - SMG
- Radiomen x 2 - R
- Medic - P

- Driver - R, 5t truck

 

Security Section x 2 - 11 men- 2 x MG, 2 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 2 x R, 4 x P
- Section leader - SMG
- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P
- Assistant x 2 - R
- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG
- AT Gunner x 2 - ATW, P
- Assistant x 2 - SMG

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher Platoon x 2 - 6/8 men - 3/4 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 6/8 x SMG, 3/4 x ATW

1st Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Plt Cmd/Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

2nd (and 3rd анд 4th) Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

 

Total - 41/45 ( 29 + 2 x 6/8 ) men - 6/8 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher 2P26*, 4 x MG, 10/12 x ATW, 25/29 x SMG, 7 x R, 9 x P, 1 x 5t truck

 

* Each Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher 2P26 (2P27) has:

- Missile launcher - 4 (6) x Missile

- 2 x SMG /10 mags total

- 1 x ATW - 4 rounds

- 6 x hand grenade

- 2 x smoke grenade

- 1 x signal pistol

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1969/71. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 2P26, Regiment Mixed Artillery Group

1971. replaced SMGs by ARs

 

Bty HQ - 21 men - 2 x MG, 3 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 10 x SAR, 6 x P

Command Section - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 3 x SAR, 1 x P
- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr. Officer - SMG
- Radiomen x 2 - SAR
- Medic - P

- Driver - SAR, 5t truck

 

MG Section - 7 men - 2 x MG, 1 x SMG, 4 x SAR, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- Assistant x 2 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher Platoon x 2 - 4 men - 2 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 4 x SMG, 2 x ATW

1st Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Plt Cmd/Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

2nd Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

Total - 29 ( 21 + 2 x 4 ) men - 4 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher 2P26*, 3 x MG, 6 x ATW, 13 x SMG, 10 x SAR, 6 x P, 1 x 5t truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969/71. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 2P26, Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group

 

Bty HQ - 21 men - 2 x MG, 3 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 10 x SAR, 6 x P

Command Section - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 3 x SAR, 1 x P
- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr. Officer - SMG
- Radiomen x 2 - SAR
- Medic - P

- Driver - SAR, 5t truck

 

MG Section - 7 men - 2 x MG, 1 x SMG, 4 x SAR, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- Assistant x 2 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher Platoon x 2 - 6/8 men - 3/4 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 6/8 x SMG, 3/4 x ATW

1st Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Plt Cmd/Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

2nd (and 3rd анд 4th) Section - 2 men - 1 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher, 2 x SMG, 1 x ATW

- Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - SMG

- Driver - SMG, ATW

 

 

Total - 33/37 ( 21 + 2 x 6/8 ) men - 6/8 x Anti-Armor Missile Launcher 2P26*, 2 x MG, 9/11 x ATW, 17/21 x SMG, 10 x SAR, 6 x P, 1 x 5t truck

 

* Each Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher 2P26 (2P27) has:

- Missile launcher - 4 (6) x Missile

- 2 x SMG /10 mags total

- 1 x ATW - 4 rounds

- 6 x hand grenade

- 2 x smoke grenade

- 1 x signal pistol

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1969/71. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 9K11, Infantry Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group

1971. replaced SMGs with ARs

 

Bty HQ - 22 men - 2 x MG, 3 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 10 x SAR, 6 x P, 2 x 5t truck

Command Section - 8 men - 3 x SMG, 4 x SAR, 1 x P, 2 x 5t truck
- Bty Cmd - SMG

- Bty 2inC - SMG

- Bty Jr. Officer - SMG
- Radiomen x 2 - SAR
- Medic - P

- Driver x 2 - SAR, 5t truck

 

MG Section - 7 men - 2 x MG, 1 x SMG, 4 x SAR, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 2 - MG, P

- Assistant x 2 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

 

Anti-Armor Missile Platoon x 2 - 10 men - 3 x ATGM launcher, 4 x SMG, 6 x SAR

- Plt Cmd - SMG

 

ATGM Section x 3 - 3 men - 1 x ATGM launcher, 1 x AR, 2 x SAR

- Section leader - SMG

- ATGM operator - SAR, ATGM launcher

- Assistant - SAR

 

Total - 42 ( 22 + 2 x 10 ) men - 6 x ATGM launcher 9K11 (4 missiles each), 2 x MG, 3 x ATW, 13 x SMG, 22 x SAR, 6 x P, 2 x 5t truck

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1971. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 9P122, Regiment Mixed Artillery Group

1973. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 9P133, Regiment Mixed Artillery Group

Same as 1971. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 2P26, Regiment Mixed Artillery Group except for the vehicle used

 

1971. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 9P122, Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group

1973. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 9P133, Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group

Same as 1971. Anti-Armor Artillery Missile Battery, 2P26, Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group except for the vehicle used

 

* Each Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher 9P122 (9P133) has:

- Missile launcher - 6 ready and 8 (12) stored missiles

- 2 x АR /10 mags total

- 1 x ATW - 4 rounds

- 6 x hand grenade

- 2 x smoke grenade

- 1 x signal pistol

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1981/1987/1990. Anti-Armor Missile Battery 9K11 / Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group

Unlike previous ones this one does not have platoons but has instead 6 x missile and 1 x close-combat section that are formed in the temporary platoons as needed.

Example is for F-81

1987. replaced SARs with ARs

1990. MG gunner has no pistol

 

Bty HQ - 9 men - 3 x AR, 5 x SAR, 1 x P, 1 x 6-seat light vehicle, 2 x 5t truck

- Bty Cmd - AR

- Bty 2inC - AR

- Bty Jr Officer - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - SAR

- Medic - P

- Driver x 3 - SAR

 

Close-Combat Section - 11 men - 3 x ATW, 1 x MG, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x 5t truck

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner - MG, P

- Assistant - SAR

- Ammo bearer - SAR

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Driver - SAR, 5t truck

 

Missile Section x 6 - 3 men - 1 x ATGM Launcher, 1 x AR, 2 x SAR

- Section leader - AR

- ATGM operator - SAR

- Assistant - SAR

 

Total - 38 ( 9 + 11 + 6 x 3 ) men - 6 x ATGM launcher, 1 x MG, 3 x ATW, 10/33/33 x AR, 23/0/0 x SAR, 5/5/4 x P, 3 x 5t truck, 1 x 6-seat vehicle

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1987/1990. Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Battery M-83 / Brigade Mixed Anti-Armor Artillery Group

Same structure as a one with 9K11 portable launchers, 6 x launcher vehicle and 1 x close-combat section that are formed in the temporary platoons as needed.

1990. MG gunner has no pistol

F-87 shown:

 

Bty HQ - 7 men - 5 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x 6-seat light vehicle

- Bty Cmd - AP

- Bty 2inC - AR

- Bty Jr Officer - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Medic - P

- Driver - AR, 6-seat light vehicle

 

Close-Combat Section - 11 men - 3 x ATW, 1 x MG, 7 x AR, 4 x P, 1 x 5t truck

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner - MG, P

- Assistant - AR

- Ammo bearer - AR

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - AR

- Driver - AR, 5t truck

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher Vehicle x 6 - 2 men - 1 x SPAAMLV M-83, 2 x AR, 2 x LAW/1 x ATW - in Mechanized Brigade they have 1 x ATW, in other formations 2 x LAW

- Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - AR

- Driver/Assistant - AR 0/1 x ATW

 

Total - 30 ( 7 + 11 + 6 x 2 ) men - 6 x SPAAMLV M-83*, 1 x MG, 3 or 9 x ATW, 24 x AR, 5/5/4 x P, 1 x 5t truck, 1 x 6-seat vehicle

 

* Each SPAAMLV M-83 has:

- ATGM launcher - 6 ready, 8 stored missiles

- 7.62mm Machinegun M86 (PKT) - 1500 rounds - 1200 x ball, 300 x tracer

- 2 x AR /10 mags total

- 1 x ATW - 4 rounds or 2 x LAW

- 12 x hand grenade

- 4 x smoke grenade

- 1 x signal pistol

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1987/1990. Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Battery 9P133 / Anti-Armor Mixed Artillery Group /Anti-Armor Artillery Regiment (Army Level)

 

Same structure as a one with 9K11 portable launchers, 6 x launcher vehicle and 1 x close-combat section that are formed in the temporary platoons as needed.

1990. MG gunner has no pistol

 

F-87 shown:

 

Bty HQ - 7 men - 5 x AR, 1 x AP, 1 x P, 1 x Armored Scout Car BRDM-2, 2 x LAW

- Bty Cmd - AP

- Bty 2inC - AR

- Bty Jr Officer - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Medic - P

- Driver - AR, ASC*

 

* It is not clear who goes into ASC other than a driver and Bty Cmd. Rest of personal loads with a Close-Combat Section in the 5t truck

 

Close-Combat Section - 11 men - 3 x ATW, 1 x MG, 7 x AR, 4 x P, 1 x 5t truck, 1 x LAW

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner - MG, P

- Assistant - AR

- Ammo bearer - AR

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - AR

- Driver - AR, 5t truck

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Armor Missile Launcher Vehicle x 6 - 2 men - 1 x SPAAMLV 9P122, 2 x AR, 2 x LAW

- Vehicle Cmd/Missile operator - AR

- Driver/Assistant - AR, ATW

 

Total - 30 ( 7 + 11 + 6 x 2 ) men - 6 x SPAAMLV 9P133*, 1 x MG, 3 x ATW, 24 x AR, 5/4 x P, 1 x 5t truck, 1 x Armored Scout Car BRDM-2**, 15 x LAW

 

* Each SPAAMLV 9P133 has:

- ATGM launcher - 6 ready, 12 stored missiles

- 2 x AR /10 mags total

- 2 x LAW

- 6 x hand grenade

- 2 x smoke grenade

- 1 x signal pistol

 

**Armored Scout Car 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

- 2 x AR /10 mags total (for a Cmd and Driver)

- 6 x hand grenade

- 2 x LAW

- 1 x signal pistol

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Naval Infantry Battalion Reconnaissance Platoon

 

1954:

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Runner - SMG

 

Reconnaissance Section x 2 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x Backpack radio, 1 x handheld radio

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- Radioman - SMG

- Scout x 4 - SMG - S1 is section 2inC

 

Total - 21 ( 5 + 2 x 8 ) men - 2 x LMG, 19 x SMG, 1 x P, 4 x Backpack radio, 2 x Handheld radio

Transport is attached as needed a Bn Logistical Co. Minimum requirement for transport is 1 x 1/4t light vehicle + 1 x 2.5t truck. Motorcycle will be also provided for a runner.

 

Same platoon is also in the 1965. org

 

 

 

1969:

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Runner - SMG

- Driver - SMG, 5t truck

 

Reconnaissance Section x 2 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x Backpack radio, 1 x handheld radio

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- Radioman - SMG

- Scout x 4 - SMG - S1 is section 2inC

 

 

Total - 21 ( 5 + 2 x 8 ) men - 2 x LMG, 19 x SMG, 1 x P, 4 x Backpack radio, 2 x Handheld radio, 1 x 5t truck

 

 

1975:

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Runner - AR

- Driver - AR, 5t truck

 

Reconnaissance Section x 2 - 8 men - 1 x SAW, 7 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Radioman - AR

- Scout x 5 - AR - S1 is section 2inC

 

Total - 21 ( 5 + 2 x 8 ) men - 2 x SAW, 19 x AR, 4 x Radio, 1 x 5t truck

 

 

 

1981:

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Runner - AR, MC

 

Reconnaissance Section x 3 - 11 men - 1 x SAW, 10 x AR, 1 x 1.5t truck

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Scout x 6 - AR - S1 is section 2inC

- Driver - AR, 1.5t truck

 

Total - 37 ( 4 + 3 x 11 ) men - 3 x SAW, 24 x AR, 8 x Radio, 3 x 1.5t truck, 1 x MC

 

 

 

1987:

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Runner - MC

- Driver - AR, 6-seat light vehicle

 

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

- Section leader - AR, AP

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

- Radioman x 2 - AR

- Scout x 6 - AR

- Driver - AR, 1.5t truck

 

Total - 38 ( 5 + 3 x 11 ) men - 3 x SR, 35 x AR, 6 x AP, 8 x Radio, 1 x 6-seat light vehicle, 3 x 1.5t truck, 1 x MC

 

 

Edit - fixes mistakes I have made with 1981 and 1987 org.

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Alpine Reconnaissance Platoon, Mountain Infantry Battalion

 

 

1947:

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

- Radiomen - SMG

- Runner - SMG

 

Reconnaissance Section x 2 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- Scout x 5 - SMG - S1 is section 2inC

 

 

Total - 20 ( 4 + 2 x 8 ) men - 2 x LMG, 18 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x radio

 

 

 

1954:

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Runner - SMG

 

Reconnaissance Section x 2 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x Backpack radio, 1 x handheld radio

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- Radioman - SMG

- Scout x 4 - SMG - S1 is section 2inC

 

Total - 21 ( 5 + 2 x 8 ) men - 2 x LMG, 19 x SMG, 1 x P, 4 x Backpack radio, 2 x Handheld radio

 

 

1969:

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Runner - SMG

 

Reconnaissance Section x 2 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 8 x SMG, 1 x P, 1 x radio

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- Radioman - SMG

- Scout x 4 - SMG - S1 is section 2inC

 

 

Total - 22 ( 4 + 2 x 9 ) men - 2 x LMG, 20 x SMG, 2 x P, 4 x radio*

 

 

 

1973:

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Runner - AR

 

Reconnaissance Section x 2 - 9 men - 1 x SAW, 8 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Radioman - AR

- Scout x 5 - AR - S1 is section 2inC

 

Total - 22 ( 4 + 2 x 9 ) men - 2 x SAW, 20 x AR, 4 x Radio

 

 

 

1981:

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Radiomen - AR

- Runner - AR

 

Reconnaissance Section x 3 - 10 men - 1 x SAW, 9 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Radiomen x 2 - AR

- Scout x 6 - AR - S1 is section 2inC

 

Total - 33 ( 3 + 3 x 10 ) men - 3 x SAW, 30 x AR, 7 x Radio

 

 

 

1984/87:

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Radiomen - AR

- Runner - AR

 

Reconnaissance Section x 3 - 10 men - 1 x SR, 9 x AR, 2 x AP

- Section leader - AR, AP

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

- Radioman x 2 - AR

- Scout x 6 - AR

 

Total - 33 ( 3 + 3 x 10 ) men - 3 x SR, 30 x AR, 6 x AP, 7 x Radio

 

 

 

1993:

- Plt Cmd - AR

- Plt 2inC - AR

- Radiomen - AR

- Runner - Ar

 

Reconnaissance Section x 3 - 10 men - 1 x SR, 1 x SAW, 8 x AR, 2 x AP

- Section leader - AR, AP

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

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Radioman x 2 - AR

- Scout x 5 - AR

 

Total - 34 ( 4 + 3 x 10 ) men - 3 x SR, 3 x SAW, 27 x AR, 6 x AP, 7 x Radio

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

- Telephone operator x 2 - R

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman - R

- Telephone operator 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), 2 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, 2 x H/C, 1 x TH

- 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 - 28 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 11 x SMG, 15 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 - 6 men - 1 x SMG, 5 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman x 2- R

- Telephone operator x 2 - 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 - 67 ( 5 + 28 + 2 x 17 ) men - 4 x 120mm mortar, 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 28 x SMG, 36 x R (5/RG attachment), 3 x P, 4 x 1.5t truck, 4 x 2.5t truck, 1 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 and Infantry Brigade:

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 - 31 men - 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 11 x SMG, 18 x R (1/RG attachment), 2 x P, 2 x 2.5t truck

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Driver x 2 - 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 - 8 men - 1 x SMG, 7 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman x 3 - R

- Telephone operator x 4 - R

 

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, 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 - 81 ( 5 + 31 + 2 x 24 ) men - 6 x 120mm mortar, 2 x ATW, 2 x MG, 34 x SMG, 47 x R (7/RG attachment), 3 x P, 6 x 1.5t truck, 4 x 2.5t truck, 1 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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1969/1977. 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 1977. 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 - 18 men - 6 x SMG, 12 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 - 9 men - 1 x SMG, 8 x SAR

- Section leader - SMG

- Radioman x 4 - SAR

- Telephone operator x 4 - 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 - 72 ( 5 + 18 + 2 x 23 ) men - 6 x 120mm mortar, 6 x LMG, 17 x SMG, 45 x SAR , 7 x P, 7 x 5t truck

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