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1965 Motorized Company

Same basic organization as 1969 Infantry company with following exceptions:

 

Company HQ - 10 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x SAR, 7 x P, 2 x SR, 1 x light truck

Same as in 1969 Infantry company with addition of:

- Driver - P, light truck

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 40 men - 4 x ATW, 3 x LMG, 14 x SMG, 16 x SAR, 9 x P, 2 x truck

Same as in 1969 Infantry company with addition of:

- Driver x 2 - P, Truck

 

Support Platoon - 30 men - 3 x MG, 3 x ATW, 2 x 81mm mortar, 5 x SMG, 18 x SAR, 14 x P

Same as in 1969 Infantry company with addition of:

- Driver x 2 - P, Truck

Mortar section and Plt command element load in the one truck, AT and MG section load in the other.

 

Total - 160 men (10 + 3 x 40 + 30) - 2 x 81mm mortar, 3 x MG, 9 x LMG, 15 x ATW, 49 x SMG, 68 x SAR, 49 x P, 1 x SR, 8 x Truck, 1 x light truck

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1971 Motorized Company, Variant 1

Unlike 1954, 1962 and 1965 Motorized company this one differed significantly from 1971 infantry company:

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

- NBC scout - SAR

- Driver - P, light truck

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 40 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x LMG, 13 x AR, 16 x SAR, 9 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Driver x 2 - P, Truck

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- assistant x 2 - SAR

- Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - SAR

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

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

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

 

Support Platoon - 43 men - 3 x MG, 3 x ATW, 2 x 82mm RCL, 2 x 81mm mortar, 5 x AR, 24 x SAR, 14 x P, 3 x truck

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

- Driver - P, Truck

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR

 

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

- AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

 

RCL Section - 12 men, 2 x 82mm RCL, 1 x AR, 8 x SAR, 3 x P, 1 x truck

- Section leader - AR

- Gunner x 2 - RCL, P

- Loader x 2 - SAR

- Ammo handler x 4 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

Mortar Section - 10 men - 2 x 81mm mortar, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR, 3 x P, 1 x truck

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - P

- Loader x 2 - SAR

- Ammo handler x 2 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

Total - 172 (9 + 3 x 40 + 43) men - 2 x 82mm Mortar, 2 x 82mm RCL, 3 x MG, 12 x LMG, 15 x ATW, 2 x SR, 46 x AR, 73 x SAR, 47 x P, 9 x truck, 1 x light truck

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1971 Motorized Company, Variant 2

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

- NBC scout - SAR

- Driver - P, light truck

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 40 men - 4 x ATW, 2 x LMG, 4 x SAW, 13 x AR, 14 x SAR, 7 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Driver x 2 - P, Truck

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- assistant x 2 - SAR

- Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

Rifle Section x 2 - 9 men - 2 x SAW, 3 x SAR, 4 x AR

- Section leader - AR

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

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

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

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

Support Platoon - 43 men - 3 x MG, 3 x ATW, 2 x 82mm RCL, 2 x 81mm mortar, 5 x AR, 24 x SAR, 14 x P, 3 x truck

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

- Driver - P, Truck

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR

 

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

- AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

 

RCL Section - 12 men, 2 x 82mm RCL, 1 x AR, 8 x SAR, 3 x P, 1 x truck

- Section leader - AR

- Gunner x 2 - RCL, P

- Loader x 2 - SAR

- Ammo handler x 4 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

Mortar Section - 10 men - 2 x 81mm mortar, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR, 3 x P, 1 x truck

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - P

- Loader x 2 - SAR

- Ammo handler x 2 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

Total - 172 (9 + 3 x 40 + 43) men - 2 x 82mm Mortar, 2 x 82mm RCL, 3 x MG, 6 x LMG, 12 x SAW, 15 x ATW, 2 x SR, 46 x AR, 67 x SAR, 41 x P, 9 x truck, 1 x light truck

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1981. Motorized Company

Same basic structure as 1981. Infantry company, with following exceptions:

 

Company HQ - 11 men - 4 x AR, 5 x P, 2 x SR, 1 x light truck

light truck instead of light vehicle w/trailer

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 40 men - 4 x ATW, 6 x SAW, 27 x AR, 5 x P, 2 x truck

Same as in infantry company with added

- Driver x 2 - P, Truck

 

Support Platoon - 38 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 81mm mortar, 4 x AR, 19 x SAR, 14 x P, 3 x Truck

Same as in 1981 infantry company with following changes:

- Truck x 3 instead of Truck x 2 and light vehicle w/trailer x 1

 

Total - 169 (11 + 3 x 40 + 38) men - 2 x 82mm Mortar, 3 x MG, 18 x SAW, 18 x ATW, 2 x SR, 89 x AR, 19 x SAR, 40 x P, 9 x truck, 1 light truck

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1985 Motorized Company

This one differed from 1985. Infantry company in having AT sections as Plt Support and Support (instead of AT) Platoon:

 

Company HQ - 9 men - 4 x AR, 3 x AP, 2 x P, 1 x LAW, 1 x light truck

- Company commander - AP

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AP

- Co Jr.Officer - AR

- Medic - P
- NBC scout - AR

- radioman - P

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

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 37 men - 4 x ATW, 6 x SAW, 3 x SR, 21 x AR, 5 x P, 12 x LAW, 2 x AP, 2 x Truck

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Driver x 2 - AP, truck

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- SAW Gunner - SAW

- Sniper - SR

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

 

AT Section - 9 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x P, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - AR

 

 

Support Platoon - 33 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x ATW, 3 x MG, 22 x AR, 2 x AP, 6 x P, 1 x LAW, 2 x Truck

- Platoon commander - AR

- Driver - AP, Truck

 

AT Section - 9 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x P, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - AR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG

- Assistant x 3 - AR

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

 

RCL Section - 12 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 2 x P, 9 x AR, 1 x AP

- Section leader - AR

- RCL gunner - P

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

- Driver - AP

 

Total strength - 153 (9 + 3 x 37 + 33) men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 16 x ATW, 3 x MG, 9 x SAW, 9 x SR, 98 x AR, 11 x AP, 21 x P, 38 x LAW, 8 x truck, 1 x light truck

 

Also, if deployed company would also have

Mortar section - 10 men - 2 x 82mm mortar, 2 x P, 1 x AP, 7 x AR, 1 x LAW

- Section leader - AR

- Mortar gunner - 82mm mortar, P

- Mortar crew x 8 (again, no specific duties given in this org) - AR

- Driver - AP, truck

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Hill (Infantry) Company organizations, for the operation on terrain that is a difficult going for armored units

Main difference compared to Infantry company is use of the horse transport. but there is still some motor transport.

 

1954 - Based on 1954 Infantry Company, with lighter mortar section

1962 - Based on 1962 Infantry Company, with lighter mortar section

1969 - Based on Light (Infantry) Company, Rifle platoons do not have Support Section

1971 - Based on 1971 Infantry Company, with lighter mortar section

1981 - Based on Light (Infantry) Company, Rifle platoons do not have Support Section

1985 - Based on 1985 Infantry Company, with possibly lighter mortar section (but can also have same 82mm mortar section as Infantry company) Modular, as Support Platoon can be tailored to a local needs.

1993 - Reinforced 1985

 

 

 

 

1954 Hill (Infantry) Company

 

 

Same basic organization as 1954 Infantry Company with following exceptions:

- 2 snipers at Co HQ

- Mortar section had 3 x 60mm instead of 2 x 81mm mortars

- Company had less motor transport and had pack horses as a primary method of transport

 

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG

- Radioman - P

- Medic - P

- Sniper/scout x 2 - SR, P

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 44 men - 2 x MG, 2 x ATW, 3 x LMG, 19 x SMG, 19 x R (3 with rifle-grenade attachment), 6 x P, 2 x Pack horse

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

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

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

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - R

- Grenadier - R with RG attachment

- Riflemen x 3 - R

 

Support section - 11 men - 2 x MG, 2 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 2 x P, 4 x R, 2 x Pack horse

- Section Leader - SMG

- AT Gunner x 2 - ATW, R

- AT Assistant x 2 - SMG

- MG Gunner x 2 - MG, P

- MG Assistant x 2 - R

- MG Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG, Pack horse

 

Support platoon - 41 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 2 x 75mm RCL, 3 x MG, 4 x ATW, 18 x SMG, 19 x R, 4 x P, 8 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

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

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

- Medic - P

 

AT Section - 9 men - 4 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 4 x R

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, R

- Assistant x 4 - SMG

 

RCL Section - 9 men, 2 x 75mm RCL, 3 x SMG, 6 x R, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - R

- Loader x 2 - R

- Ammo handler x 2 - R, Pack horse

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG - Ammo horse

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

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

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG - Pack horse

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 3 - R

- Loader x 3 - R

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG, Pack horse

 

Total strength - 180 men (7 + 3 x 44 + 41) - 9 x MG, 2 x 75mm RCL, 3 x 60mm mortar, 10 x ATW, 9 x LMG, 2 x SR, 78 x SMG, 76 x R (10 with RG attachment), 27 x P, 14 x Pack horse, 2 x ammo horse

 

Logistic part:

Driver x 2

Light vehicle 1/4t with radio x 1

Radiomen x 1 - P (in the above light vehicle)

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

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1962 Hill (Infantry) Company

 

 

Same basic organization as 1962 Infantry Company with following exceptions:

- 2 snipers at Co HQ

- Mortar section had 3 x 60mm instead of 2 x 81mm mortars

- Company had less motor transport and had pack horses as a primary method of transport

 

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG

- Radioman - P

- Medic - P

- Sniper/scout x 2 - SR, P

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 44 men - 2 x MG, 2 x ATW, 3 x LMG, 22 x SMG, 14 x R (9 with rifle-grenade attachment), 8 x P, 2 x Pack horse

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

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- SMG gunner x 4 - SMG (1st SMG gunner is also a section 2inC)

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - R

- Riflemen x 3 - R w/RG attachment

 

Support section - 11 men - 2 x MG, 2 x ATW, 5 x SMG, 4 x P, 2 x R, 2 x Pack horse

- Section Leader - SMG

- AT Gunner x 2 - ATW, P

- AT Assistant x 2 - SMG

- MG Gunner x 2 - MG, P

- MG Assistant x 2 - R

- MG Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG, Pack horse

 

Support platoon - 36 men - 3 x 60mm mortar, 2 x 75mm RCL, 6 x ATW, 17 x SMG, 7 x R, 12 x P, 5 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

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

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

- Medic - P

 

AT Section x 2 - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 4 x SMG, 3 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SMG

 

RCL Section - 9 men, 2 x 75mm RCL, 3 x SMG, 2 x P, 4 x R, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - P, RCL

- Loader x 2 - R

- Ammo handler x 2 - R, Pack horse

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG - Ammo horse

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 3 - P, Mortar

- Loader x 3 - R

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG, Pack horse

 

Total strength - 175 men (7 + 3 x 44 + 36) - 6 x MG, 2 x 75mm RCL, 3 x 60mm mortar, 12 x ATW, 9 x LMG, 2 x SR, 85 x SMG, 49 x R (27 with RG attachment), 41 x P, 11 x Pack horse, 2 x ammo horse

 

Logistic part:

Driver x 2

Light vehicle 1/4t with radio x 1

Radiomen x 1 - P (in the above light vehicle)

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

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1969. Hill (Infantry) company

 

 

Major reorganization, organized in line of Light (Infantry) Company, in order to make rifle platoons more mobile:

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- Runner - SAR

- Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

- NBC scout - SAR

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 29 men - 3 x LMG, 13 x SMG, 12 x SAR, 4 x P

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

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

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - SAR

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

Support Platoon - 31 men - 3 x MG, 4 x ATW, 4 x 60mm mortar, 4 x SMG, 15 x SAR, 12 x P

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

Mortar Section - 10 men - 4 x 60mm mortar, 1 x SMG, 5 x SAR, 4 x P, 4 x Pack Horse

- Section leader - SMG

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 4 - P, Mortar

- Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

Total - 127 men (9 + 3 x 29 + 31) - 4 x 60mm mortar, 3 x MG, 9 x LMG, 4 x ATW, 45 x SMG, 53 x SAR, 29 x P, 2 x SR

 

Logistic part:

Driver x 2 - P

Light vehicle x 1

Small trailer x 1

Truck x 1

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1971. Hill (Infantry) Company, version 1

 

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

- NBC scout - SAR

- Driver - P, light vehicle w/trailer

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- assistant x 2 - SAR

- Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - SAR

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Support Platoon - 34 men - 4 x ATW, 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x 60mm mortar, 4 x AR, 18 x SAR, 12 x P, 6 x Pack horse, 2 x ammo horse

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

- Driver - P, Truck

 

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

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

RCL Section - 11 men, 2 x 82mm RCL, 1 x AR, 8 x SAR, 2 x P, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

- Section leader - AR

- Gunner x 2 - RCL, P

- Loader x 2 - SAR

- Ammo handler x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR, Ammo horse

 

 

Mortar Section - 10 men - 4 x 60mm mortar, 1 x AR, 5 x SAR, 4 x P, 4 x Pack horse

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 4 - P

- Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

Total - 160 (9 + 3 x 39 + 34) men - 4 x 60mm Mortar, 2 x 82mm RCL, 9 x MG, 12 x LMG, 4 x ATW, 2 x SR, 45 x AR, 75 x SAR, 42 x P, 1 x truck, 1 x light vehicle w/trailer, 15 x Pack horse, 2 x ammo horse

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1971. Hill (Infantry) Company, version 2

 

Unlike Infantry version this one dispersed with a 2 x Sniper at Co HQ and every Platoon command element got single sniper. Two rifle sections in plt were reduced to 8 men.

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- NBC scout - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

- runner - SAR

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 38 men - 3 x MG, 2 x LMG, 4 x SAW, 11 x AR, 16 x SAR, 6 x P, 3 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Sniper - SR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- assistant x 2 - SAR

- Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Support Platoon - 34 men - 8 x ATW, 2 x 82mm RCL, 2 x 81mm mortar, 4 x AR, 18 x SAR, 12 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

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

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

RCL Section - 11 men, 2 x 82mm RCL, 1 x AR, 8 x SAR, 3 x P, 2 x Pack Horse, 2 x Ammo horse

- Section leader - AR

- Gunner x 2 - RCL, P

- Loader x 2 - SAR

- Ammo handler x 4 - SAR, Pack Horse

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR, Ammo Horse

 

 

Mortar Section - 10 men - 4 x 60mm mortar, 1 x AR, 5 x SAR, 4 x P

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 4 - P

- Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total - 156 (8 + 3 x 38 + 34) men - 4 x 60mm Mortar, 2 x 82mm RCL, 9 x MG, 6 x LMG, 12 x SAW, 4 x ATW, 3 x SR, 39 x AR, 68 x SAR, 34 x P, 2 x truck, 15 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

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1981/1983. Hill (Infantry) Company

- Continuation on the 1969. pattern as a lighter version w/o support section in rifle platoons. Only difference between 1981 and 1983 pattern is one less men in each rifle section.

 

Company HQ - 9 men - 2 x AR, 3 x SAR, 4 x P

- Company commander - P

- Co 2inC/Political Officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- Medic - P
- radioman - SAR
- Runner x 2 - SAR
- driver x 2 - P, truck/light vehicle with trailer

Hill (Rifle) Platoon x 3 - 31/28 men - 6 x SAW, 2 x SR, 22/19 x AR, 1 x P

- Platoon Commander - AR

- Sniper x 2 - SR

- Medic - P

 

Rifle Section x 3 - 9/8 men - 2 x SAW, 7/6 x AR

- Section Leader - AR
- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Riflemen x 6/5 - AR

 

Support Platoon - 33 men - 4 x 60mm Mortar, 4 x ATW, 3 x MG, 4 x AR, 16 x SAR, 12 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Radioman - SAR

- Medic - P

- Runner - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR
- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P
- Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG Gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack Horse

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 4 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total (9 + 31/28 x 3 + 33) - 135/126 men, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 4 x ATW, 3 x MG, 18 x SAW, 6 x SR, 70/61 x AR, 19 x SAR, 19 x P, 1 x Truck, 1 x Light vehicle w/trailer, 7 x Pack horse

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1985/1990. Hill (Infantry) Company

- Based on 1985 Infantry Company. 1985 has 1 x SAW per section, 1990 has two. 1990. also removed NBC scout.

 

 

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

- Company commander - AP

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AP

- Co Jr.Officer - AR

- Medic - P
- NBC scout (removed in 1990. org) - AR

- radioman - P

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

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

Rifle Section x 3 - 8 men - 1/2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 6/5 x AR, 4 x LAW

- Section leader - AR

- SAW Gunner x 1/2 - SAW

- Sniper - SR

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

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG

- Assistant x 3 - AR

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

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

Generally configurations are as following

 

- RCL Section + AT Section + Mortar Section (82mm) - more gentle hill terrain with major roads - 33 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x ATW, 2 x 82mm Mortar, 24 x AR, 9 x P, 4 x Pack horse, 4 x Ammo horse

 

- RCL Section + AT Section + Mortar Section (60mm) - general configuration, standard hill terrain with roads - 33 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 22 x AR, 11 x P, 6 x Pack Horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 

- 2 x AT Section + Mortar Section (60mm) - hard hill terrain with few roads - 30 men - 8 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 17 x AR, 13 x P, 4 x Pack horse

 

AT Section - 9 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x P, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - AR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse Handler - AR

- RCL gunner - P

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

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 4 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - AR

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - AR

- Ammo handler x 2 - AR, , Pack horse

- Ammo bearer x 2 - AR, , Ammo horse

 

Total strength - 150/150/147 (9 + 3 x 36 + 33/33/30) or 149/149/146 men (8 + 3 x 36 + 33/33/30) - 2/2/0 x 82mm RCL + 4/4/8 x ATW, 2/0/0 x 82mm or 0/4/4 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x MG, 9/18 x SAW, 9 x SR, 106/104/99 or 96/94/89 x AR, 3 x AP, 14/16/18 x P, 41 x LAW, 1 x truck, 13/15/13 x Pack horse, 4/2/0 x Ammo horse

3 x pack horses in the MG sections can be replaced with 2W cart and a towing horse, in which case company has following transport:

1 x truck, 4/5/4 x pack horse, 4/2/0 x ammo horse, 3 x towing horse, 3 x 2W cart.

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1993. Hill (Infantry) Company

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

 

 

Company HQ - 9 men - 7 x AR, 2 x P, 1 x LAW

- Company commander - AP

- Co Cmd 2inC - AR

- Co Jr.Officer - AR

- Medic - P
- NBC scout - AR

- radioman - P

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

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Platoon 2inC - AR

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - AR, LAW

- SAW Gunner - SAW

- LMG Gunner - LMG

- Assistant - AR

- Sniper - SR

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

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG

- Assistant x 3 - AR

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

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Platoon 2inC - AR

 

Generally configurations are as following

 

- RCL Section + AT Section + Mortar Section (82mm) - more gentle hill terrain with major roads - 33 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x ATW, 2 x 82mm Mortar, 31 x AR, 2 x P, 4 x Pack horse, 4 x Ammo horse

 

- RCL Section + AT Section + Mortar Section (60mm) - general configuration, standard hill terrain with roads - 33 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 4 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 29 x AR, 4 x P, 6 x Pack Horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 

- 2 x AT Section + Mortar Section (60mm) - hard hill terrain with few roads - 30 men - 8 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 26 x AR, 4 x P, 4 x Pack horse

 

AT Section - 9 men - 4 x ATW, 9 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, AR

- Assistant x 4 - AR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse Handler - AR

- RCL gunner - RCL, AR

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

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 4 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 4 - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - AR

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - AR

- Ammo handler x 2 - AR, , Pack horse

- Ammo bearer x 2 - AR, , Ammo horse

 

Total strength - 153/153/150 (9 + 3 x 37 + 33/33/30) men - 2/2/0 x 82mm RCL + 4/4/8 x ATW, 2/0/0 x 82mm or 0/4/4 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x MG, 9 x LMG, 9 x SAW, 9 x SR, 110/108/105 x AR, 7/9/9 x P, 48 x LAW, 13/15/13 x Pack horse, 4/2/0 x Ammo horse

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their sections were very similar to ours

 

Rifle or various support ones?

 

The basic 8 man rifle section was taught to everyone, Section Commander with SMG, LMG gunner (FNC2) with a support gunner (FNC1). The rest of the 5 men would have FNC1's. Ammo for the LMG would be spread across the section, along with grenades.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

***

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

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

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

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

Plus all the exotics that a police acquired.

 

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

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

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1947 Mountain company

 

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

- Company commander - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr Officer - SMG

- Sniper x 2 - SR

- Medic - P

- Radiman - R

 

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

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

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

- Runner - R

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- SMG gunner (also section 2inC) - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - R

- Riflemen x 6 - R

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - R

- Horse handler - R, Pack horse

 

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

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

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

- Runner - R

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, R

- Loader x 2 - R

- Ammo bearer x 2 - R, pack horse

- Horse handler - R, Horse

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 2 - ATR/ATW, R

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

- Horse handler - R, Pack horse

 

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

 

Only a single radio and no motor transport at all.

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1954 Mountain company

 

Generally the same as Hill company, with following exceptions

- less motor transport (only a single truck),

- no RCL or AT section in a Support platoon

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

 

Unlike Infantry and Hill company there is no 1962 variation

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG

- Radioman - P

- Medic - P

- Sniper/scout x 2 - SR, P

 

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

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

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

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

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - R

- Grenadier - R with RG attachment

- Riflemen x 3 - R

 

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

- Section Leader - SMG

- AT Gunner x 2 - ATW, R

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

- LMG Gunner x 2 - LMG, P

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

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

 

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

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

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

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

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG - Pack horse

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 3 - R

- Loader x 3 - R

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG, Pack horse

 

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

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

- Section leader - SMG

- RCL Gunner x 2 - 57mm RCL, R

- Loader x 2 - R

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG, Pack horse

 

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

 

Logistic part:

Driver x 1

Radiomen x 1 - P

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

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1969. Mountain (Infantry) company

 

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

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- Runner - SAR

- Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

- NBC scout - SAR

 

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

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

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

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - SAR

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

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

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 2 - P, Mortar

- Loader x 2 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

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

 

Logistic part:

Driver x 1 - P

Truck x 1

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1971. Mountain (Infantry) Company, version 1

 

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- Sniper/Scout x 2 - SR, P

- NBC scout - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- assistant x 2 - SAR

- Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- assistant - SAR

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

 

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

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SAR

- Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 3 - P

- Loader x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

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

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

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1971. Mountain (Infantry) Company, version 2

 

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

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- radioman - P

- medic - P

- NBC scout - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

- runner - SAR

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Sniper - SR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- assistant x 2 - SAR

- Riflemen x 2 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

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

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

 

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

- Horse handler - SAR, Horse

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SAR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 3 - P

- Loader x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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