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1981. Mountain (Infantry) Company

 

Very strange org, not based on either Infantry, Light or Hill company. Also only 1 x SR per Co is atypical for a period, even regular Infantry Co had 2. Looks to be more of the evolution of the 1971. org, but somewhat lighter in Rifle plts, with bigger support plt.

 

Company HQ - 10 men - 2 x AR, 3 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x SR, 1 x Pack Horse, 1 x Truck

- 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

- Sniper - SR

- Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

 

Rifle Platoon x 3 - 33 men - 3 x MG, 6 x SAW, 17 x AR, 6 x SAR, 4 x P, 3 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

Rifle Section x 3 - 7 men - 2 x SAW, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Riflemen x 4 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

 

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 - 29 men - 4 x ATW, 6 x 60mm, 4 x AR, 14 x SAR, 11 x P, 7 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

- Horse handler - SAR, Pack Horse

 

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

 

Mortar Section x 2 - 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 - 138 (10 + 3 x 33 + 29) men - 6 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x MG, 18 x SAW, 4 x ATW, 1 x SR, 45 x AR, 35 x SAR, 27 x P, 1 x truck, 16 x Pack horse

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1985/1990. Mountain (Infantry) Company

Based on 1985/90 Hill Company

 

 

Company HQ - 9/8 men - 4/3 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 - AR (removed from 1990 org)

- 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 - 2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 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 (2) + AT Section (3) + 82mm Mortar Section (2) - on a mountain terrain with a good road network - 32 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 3 x ATW, 2 x 82mm Mortar, 24 x AR, 8 x P, 1 x LAW, 4 x Pack horse, 4 x Ammo horse

 

- RCL Section (2) + AT Section (3) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - general configuration - 32 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 3 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 22 x AR, 10 x P, 1 x LAW, 6 x Pack Horse, 2 x Ammo horse

 

- AT Section (4) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - on the very hard mountain terrain - 22 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 13 x AR, 9 x P, 1 x LAW, 4 x Pack horse

 

AT Section - 10 men - 4 x ATW, 4 x P, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- Horse Handler - AR

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - AR

 

AT Section - 8 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x P, 4 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- Horse Handler - AR

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - 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

 

60mm Mortar Section - 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

 

82mm Mortar Section - 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 - 149/149/139 or 148/148/138 (9/8 + 3 x 36 + 32/32/22) men - 2/2/0 x 82mm RCL + 3/3/4 x ATW, 2/0/0 x 82mm or 0/4/4 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x MG, 9/18 x SAW, 9 x SR, 105/103/94 or 95/93/84 x AR, 3 x AP, 13/15/14 x P, 41 x LAW, 13/15/13 x Pack horse, 4/2/0 x Ammo horse

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1993. Mountain (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 - 6 x AR, 3 x P, 1 x LAW

- Company commander - AR

- Co Cmd 2inC - AR

- Co Jr.Officer - AR

- Medic - P
- radioman x 2 - P

- runner x 2 - AR
- driver - AR, 5t 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, 3 x Pack horse

- 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 (2) + AT Section (4) + 82mm Mortar Section (2) - 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 (2) + AT Section (4) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - - 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 (3) + 60mm Mortar Section (4) - - 26 men - 6 x ATW, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 22 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

 

AT Section - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 7 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, AR

- Assistant x 3 - 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 - 153/153/146 (9 + 3 x 37 + 33/33/26) men - 2/2/0 x 82mm RCL + 4/4/6 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, 109/107/100 x AR, 8/10/10 x P, 48 x LAW, 13/15/13 x Pack horse, 4/2/0 x Ammo horse

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Light rifle companies

Those were intended for rear area security, anti-paratrooper defense, operations on rough terrain (including urban environment) and flank security. Subgroup were Partisan Companies that were intended as a stay-behind elements, for fighting in enemy rear on the occupied territory.

 

 

1945-46 organization Light/Partisan Rifle Company

 

Company HQ - 6 men - 1 x SR, 2 x SMG, 2 x P, 1 x R, 1 x Pack horse

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Medic - P

- Co Junior Officer - SMG, Pack horse

- Sniper - SR

- Runner - R

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 27 men - 3 x LMG, 4 x SMG, 4 x P, 19 x R

 

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

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - Pistol

- Runner - R

 

Light Rifle Section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 1 x SMG, 1 x P, 6 x R

- Section Leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - R

- 5 x Riflemen - R

 

Total - 87 (6 + 3 x 27) men - 9 x LMG, 14 x SMG, 58 x R, 1 x SR, 14 x P, 1 x Pack horse

 

Company can be reinforced by replacing 1st Light rifle platoon by Light SMG platoon for urban warfare.

 

Light SMG Platoon - 27 men, 3 x LMG, 23 x SMG, 1 x P

 

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

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - Pistol

- Runner - SMG

 

Light SMG Section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P

- Section Leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- 5 x SMG gunner - SMG

 

Independent Partisan company has additionally

 

Logistic platoon - 9 men - 1 x SMG, 6 x R, 2 x P, 5 x Pack horse

 

Command Section - 2 men - 1 x SMG, 1 x R

- Platoon commander/logistic officer - SMG

- Logistician x 1 - R, Pack horse

 

Radio section - 2 men - 2 x R, 1 x Radio, 1 x pack horse

- Radioman x 1 - R, Radio

- Horse Handler - R, Pack horse

 

Kitchen section - 3 men - 2 x R, 1 x P, 2 x Pack horse

- Cook x 1 - P

- Cook assistant x 2 - R, Pack horse

 

Repair section - 2 men - 1 x R, 1 x P, 1 x Pack horse

- Armorer x 1 - P

- Assistant x 1 - R, Pack horse

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1954 Light and Partisan company (org is same, only difference is a training)

It is pretty similar to a 1954 Mountain company, but has 2 man less in each Rifle section, and has only 3 x 60mm mortars as a support.

 

Company HQ - 8 men - 2 x SMG, 2 x SR, 1 x R, 5 x P, 1 x Pack horse

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG, Pack horse

- Radioman - P

- Medic - P

- Sniper/scout x 2 - SR, P

- Runner - R

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 36 men - 2 x ATW, 5 x LMG, 17 x SMG, 13 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

 

Light Rifle Section x 3 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 4 x SMG, 3 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 1 - 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 - АТ assistant 1 also - Pack horse

- LMG Gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- LMG Assistant x 2 - R - LMG assistant 1 also - Pack horse

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

 

 

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 - 126 men (8 + 3 x 36 + 10) - 3 x 60mm mortar, 6 x ATW, 15 x LMG, 2 x SR, 57 x SMG, 46 x R (9 with RG attachment), 23 x P, 9 x Pack horse

 

Independent Partisan Company has also:

 

Logistic platoon - 7 men - 1 x SMG, 4 x R, 2 x P, 4 x Pack horse

 

Command Section - 2 men - 1 x SMG, 1 x R

- Platoon commander/logistic officer - SMG

- Logistician x 1 - R, Pack horse

 

Kitchen section - 3 men - 2 x R, 1 x P, 2 x Pack horse

- Cook x 1 - P

- Cook assistant x 2 - R, Pack horse

 

Repair section - 2 men - 1 x R, 1 x P, 1 x Pack horse

- Armorer x 1 - P

- Assistant x 1 - R, Pack horse

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1965 Partisan Company

 

Company HQ - 7 men - 3 x SMG, 1 x R, 3 x P, 1 x Pack horse or Tractor w/trailer

- Co Cmd - SMG

- Co 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - SMG, Pack horse or Tractor with trailer

- Runner - R

- Medic - P

- Radioman x 2 - P

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 26 men, 3 x LMG, 10 x SMG, 12 x R (9 w/RG attachment), 4 x P

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

 

Light rifle section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 3 x SMG, 4 x R (3 w/RG attachment), 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - R

- SMG Gunner x 2 (No.1 is section 2inC)

- Riflemen x 3 - R w/RG attachment

 

Support Platoon - 25 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar, 10 x SMG, 7 x R, 8 x P, 5 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Horse handler - R, Pack horse

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SMG

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- MG Gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - R

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG, Pack horse

 

Mortar Section - 6 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 1 x SMG, 3 x R, 2 x P, 2 x pack horse

- Section leader - SMG

- Horse handler - R

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - R, Pack horse

 

Total 110 (7 + 3 x 26 + 25) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x LMG, 43 x SMG, 44 x R, 23 x P, 5/6 x Pack horse, 1/0 x Tractor w/trailer

 

No example of independent version is shown, but it is logical to assume that it would be same with added Logistic platoon.

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1965 Independant SMG company of the Partisan Brigade

 

Company HQ - 6 men - 3 x SMG, 3 x P

- Co Cmd - P

- Co 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - SMG

- Runner - SMG

- Medic - P

- Radioman x - P

 

Light SMG Platoon x 3 - 25 men - 3 x LMG, 22 x SMG

- Platoon commander - SMG

 

Light SMG Section x 3 - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 7 x SMG, 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- SMG gunner x 5 - SMG - No.1 is section 2inC

 

Total 81 (6 + 3 x 25) men, 9 x LMG, 69 x SMG, 12 x P

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1969 Partisan Company

Basically same as 1965, but with semi-auto rifles (M59/66) and minor tweaks to a weapons.

 

Company HQ - 7 men - 2 x SMG, 1 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x Pack horse or Tractor w/trailer

- Co Cmd - P

- Co 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - SMG, Pack horse or Tractor with trailer

- Runner - R

- Medic - P

- Radioman x 2 - P

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 26 men, 3 x LMG, 10 x SMG, 12 x SAR, 4 x P

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Medic - P

 

Light rifle section x 3 - 8 men, 1 x LMG, 3 x SMG, 4 x SAR, 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SAR

- SMG Gunner x 2 (No.1 is section 2inC)

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

Support Platoon - 25 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar, 4 x SMG, 13 x SAR, 8 x P, 5 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - SMG

- Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

 

MG Section - 3 x MG, 1 x SMG, 6 x SAR, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse

- Section leader - SMG

- MG Gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - 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 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total 110 (7 + 3 x 26 + 25) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 9 x LMG, 36 x SMG, 50 x SAR, 24 x P, 5/6 x Pack horse, 1/0 x Tractor w/trailer

 

 

There is no Independent Partisan company this time, as those duties were transferred to a Territorial Defense.

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1975 Partisan Company

Introduced ARs, SAWs and sniper rifles

 

Company HQ - 8 men - 2 x AR, 1 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x SR, 1 x Pack horse or Tractor w/trailer

- Co Cmd - P

- Co 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - AR, Pack horse or Tractor with trailer

- Runner - R

- Medic - P

- Radioman x 2 - P

- Sniper/Scout - SR

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 26 men, 6 x SAW, 13 x AR, 9 x SAR, 1 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

Light rifle section x 3 - 8 men, 2 x SAW, 4 x AR, 3 x SAR,

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- SMG Gunner x 3 - AR (No.1 is section 2inC)

- Riflemen x 3 - SAR

 

Support Platoon - 25 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar, 4 x AR, 13 x SAR, 8 x P, 5 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - AR

- Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

 

MG Section - 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 - 6 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 1 x AR, 3 x SAR, 2 x P, 2 x pack horse

- Section leader - AR

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total 111 (8 + 3 x 26 + 25) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 18 x SAW, 45 x AR, 41 x SAR, 15 x P, 5/6 x Pack horse, 1/0 x Tractor w/trailer

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1982 Light/Partisan Company

 

 

Company HQ - 7 men - 2 x AR, 1 x SAR, 4 x P, 1 x Tractor w/trailer

- Co Cmd - P

- Co 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - AR, Tractor with trailer

- Runner - SAR

- Medic - P

- Radioman x 2 - P

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 25 men, 6 x SAW, 2 x SR, 16 x AR, 2 x SR, 1 x P, 12 x AT-Grenade

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Sniper x 2 - SR

 

Light rifle section x 3 - 7 men, 2 x SAW, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Riflemen x 4 - AR, AT-Grenade

 

Support Platoon - 25 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar, 4 x AR, 13 x SAR, 8 x P, 5 x Pack horse

- Platoon commander - AR

- Horse handler - SAR, Pack horse

 

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

 

MG Section - 3 x MG, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR, 3 x P, 3 x Pack horse, 1 x AT Grenade

- Section leader - AR, AT Grenade

- MG Gunner x 3 - MG, P

- Assistant x 3 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Mortar Section - 6 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 1 x AR, 3 x SAR, 2 x P, 2 x pack horse

- Section leader - AR, AT Grenade

- Horse handler - SAR

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - SAR, Pack horse

 

Total 107 (7 + 3 x 25 + 25) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 18 x SAW, 54 x AR, 14 x SAR, 15x P, 38 x AT Grenade, 5 x Pack horse, 1 x Tractor w/trailer

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1987 and 1990 Light/Partisan Company

Only difference between two is 1 vs 2 x SAW in each Light Rifle Section

 

 

Company HQ - 7 men - 2 x AR, 2 x AP, 3 x P, 1 x Tractor w/trailer

- Co Cmd - AP

- Co 2inC/Political officer - AP

- Co Jr. Officer/tractor driver - AR, Pack horse or Tractor with trailer

- Runner - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman x 2 - P

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 23 men, 3/6 x SAW, 3 x SR, 16/13 x AR, 1 x P, 6 x LAW, 6 x AT grenade

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

Light rifle section x 3 - 7 men, 1/2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 5/4 x AR, 2 x LAW, 2 x AT grenade

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner - SAW

- Sniper - SR

- Riflemen x 4 - AR. Two carry LAW, two AT grenade

 

Support Platoon - 24 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm mortar, 16 x AR, 5 x P, 2 x AT grenad, 1 x 2-wheel cart, 2 x Pack horse, 1 x Towing horse

- Platoon commander - AR

 

AT Section - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 4 x AR, 3 x P

- Section leader - AR

- AT Gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - AR

 

MG Section - 3 x MG, 7 x AR, 1 x Towing horse, 1 x 2W cart

- Section leader - AR, AT grenade

- MG Gunner x 3 - MG

- Assistant x 3 - AR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - AR

 

Mortar Section - 6 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 4 x AR, 2 x P, 2 x Pack horse

- Section leader - AR, AT grenade

- Horse handler - AR

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - AR, Pack horse

 

Total 100 (7 + 3 x 23 + 24) men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 9/18 x SAW, 9 x SR, 66/57 x AR, 11x P, 2 x AP, 18 x LAW, 20 x AT grenade, 2 x Pack horse, 1 x Towing horse, 1 x 2W cart, 1 x Tractor w/trailer

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1993 Light Company

 

Company HQ - 8 men - 3 x AP, 2 x AR, 3 x P, 1 x LAW, 1 x Truck

- Co Cmd - AP

- Co 2inC - AP

- Co Jr. Officer - AR, LAW

- Runner - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman x 2 - P

- Driver - AP, truck

 

Light Rifle Platoon x 3 - 26 men, 0/3 x LMG, 6/3 x SAW, 3 x SR, 16 x AR, 1 x P, 12 x LAW

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

Light rifle section x 3 - 8 men, 2 x SAW, 1 x SR, 5 x AR - also standard 1993. pattern Rifle Section could be used were also used - 8 men - 1 x LMG, 1 x SAW, 1 x SR, 5 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Sniper - SR

- Riflemen x 4 - AR, LAW

 

AT Platoon - 26 men - 2 x RCL, 6 x ATW, 26 x AR, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

- Platoon Commander - AR

 

RCL Section - 11 men - 2 x RCL, 11 x AR, 2 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse

- Section leader - AR

- RCL Gunner x 2 - RCL, AR

- Assistant x 2 - AR

- loader x 2 - AR

- ammo handler x 2 - AR, Pack horse

- ammo bearer x 2 - AR, Ammo Horse

 

AT Section x 2 - 7 men - 3 x ATW, 7 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, AR

- Assistant x 3 - AR

 

Support Platoon - 21 men - 3 x MG, 4 x 60mm mortar, 16 x AR, 4 x P, 2 x LAW, 1 x 2-wheel hand cart, 4 x Pack horse, 1 x Towing horse

- Platoon commander - AR

 

MG Section - 3 x MG, 7 x AR, 1 x Towing horse, 1 x 2W cart

- Section leader - AR, LAW

- MG Gunner x 3 - MG

- Assistant x 3 - AR

- Ammo bearer x 3 - AR

 

Mortar Section x 2 - 5 men, 2 x 60mm Mortar, 4 x AR, 2 x P, 2 x Pack horse

- Section leader - AR, LAW

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - AR, Pack horse

 

 

Total 133 (8 + 3 x 26 + 26 + 21) men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 6 x ATW, 3 x MG, 4 x 60mm Mortar, 0/9 x LMG, 18/9 x SAW, 9 x SR, 92 x AR, 10 x P, 3 x AP, 39 x LAW, 6 x Pack horse, 2 x Ammo horse, 1 x Towing horse, 1 x 2W cart, 1 x Truck

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No :) Even before they were more 2inC, less political, since only difference was that they were members of the party and passed one course on the military academy more than an ordinary officer.

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Something more about hill/mountain infantry:

In 1990 there were 7 hill brigade, all of the B or R composition (B-30% active, rest filled in case of war with reserves, R - only administrative part, fully filled with reserves in case of war).

Two of them were in Montenegro, 3 in Bosnia, and one each in Serbia and Croatia. Each was made of 3 x Hill Bn + support elements.

There was only a single mountain brigade, 345th Mountain brigade in Slovenia. It had 4 x Mountain Bn (plus various support elements). It's reconnaissance company was also based on Alpine company.

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1954 Naval Infantry Company

 

Based on 1954 infantry company, but:

- SMGs galore (even for a MG assistants and mortar gunners)

- 2 x LMG per section

- only 5-men AT section as a Support section in Platoons

- 2 x 9-men AT sections in support platoon instead of single one

- RCL section is attached from a BN Independant AT Platoon (it is always attached if company is deployed). Unlike 1954. Inf Co those are 57mm RCLs.

- Smaller logistic platoon (no radio vehicle and one less truck)

 

Company HQ - 6 men - 3 x SMG, 3 x P

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG

- Radioman - P

- Medic - P

- Runner - SMG

 

3 x Naval infantry SMG platoon - 38 men - 6 x LMG, 2 x ATW, 31 x SMG, 7 x P

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

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

- Medic - P

 

Naval infantry SMG Section - 10 men - 2 x LMG, 8 x SMG, 2 x P. If needed one soldier can be ussued Rifle w/RG attachment instead of SMG

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

- SMG gunner x 5 - SMG (SMG gunner 1 is a section 2inC)

 

AT Section - 5 men, 2 x ATW, 5 x SMG

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 2 - ATW, SMG

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

 

Support Platoon - 39 men - 3 x MG, 2 x 81mm mortar, 8 x ATW, 36 x SMG, 3 x P

Command Section - 2 men - 2 x SMG

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt Cmd 2inC - SMG

 

MG Section - 10 men - 3 x MG, 7 x SMG, 3 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, SMG

- Assistant x 3 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG

 

Mortar Section - 9 men - 2 x 81mm mortar, 9 x SMG

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, SMG

- Loader x 2 - SMG

- Ammo handler x 2 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

 

AT Section x 2 - 9 men, 4 x ATW, 9 x SMG

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, SMG

- Assistant x 4 - SMG

 

Support platoon generally splits in the general support half-platoon (MG and mortar section) commanded by Plt 2inC and AT platoon (AT section x 2) commanded by Plt Cmd.

 

When deployed company is reinforced with Light RCL section attached to AT half-platoon of the Support platoon.

Light RCL Section - 7 men - 2 x 57mm RCL, 7 x SMG

- Section leader - SMG

- RCL Gunner x 2 - RCL, SMG

- Loader x 2 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

 

Total - 166 men (6 + 3 x 38 + 39 + 7) - 3 x MG, 2 x 81mm mortar, 2 x 57mm RCL 14 x ATW, 18 x LMG, 139/132 x SMG, 0/9 x R/RG attachment, 27 x P, 1 x backpack radio, 15 x handheld radio

 

Logistic part:

- Driver x 2

- Light vehicle (3/4t - Dodge WC) x 1 (possibly with 12.7mm AAMG)

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

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1965 Naval Infantry Company

Evolution of the previous one, roughly corresponding to 1962 infantry company, but with some modifications that will result finally in 1969 Naval Infantry Company.

Biggest changes compared to 1954:

- Plt АТ Section is 7-men, and so are those in AT platoon

- Previous Support Platoon was split along half-platoon lines into Support (MG + Mortar Section) and AT platoon (AT section x 2 + attached RCL section) that both have their command element.

 

Company HQ - 6 men - 4 x SMG, 2 x P

- Company Cmd - P

- Co 2inC/Political officer - SMG

- Co Jr. Officer - SMG

- Medic - P

- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

 

Naval Infantry SMG Platoon x 3 - 39 men - 6 x LMG, 3 x ATW, 30 x SMG, 9 x P

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

 

Naval Infantry SMG Section x 3 - 10 men - 2 x LMG, 8 x SMG, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

- SMG gunner x 5 - SMG (SMG gunner 1 is a section 2inC)

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SMG

 

Support Platoon - 21 men - 2 81mm mortar, 3 x MG, 16 x SMG, 5 x P

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

 

MG Section - 10 men - 3 x MG, 7 x SMG, 3 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, SMG

- Assistant x 3 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG

 

Mortar Section - 9 men - 2 x 81mm mortar, 7 x SMG, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - SMG

- Ammo handler x 2 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

 

AT Platoon - 16 men - 6 x ATW, 10 x SMG, 6 x P

- Platoon Cmd - SMG

- Plt 2inC - SMG

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SMG

 

Total - 160 men (6 + 3 x 39 + 21 + 16) - 18 x LMG, 3 x MG, 15 x ATW, 2 x 81mm mortar, 120 x SMG, 40 x P

 

 

If deployed Co can have 1 or 2 RCL sections attached to a AT Platoon from a AT Plt of the Bn Support Co

RCL section - 11 men - 2 x 82mm RCL, 9 x SMG, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - RCL, P

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

- Loader x 2 - SMG

- Ammo handler x 2 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

 

Logistic part

Driver x 3 - P,

Truck x 2 - One each joins Support Plt and AT platoon

Light 3/4t vehicle x 1 - at Co HQ

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driver x 1 - P, Truck - for every RCL section attached

 

 

 

1965. Reconnaissance Platoon of the Naval Infantry Battalion - 21 men - 2 x LMG, 19 x SMG, 4 x Pistol

- Platoon Cmd- SMG

- Radiomen x 2 - P (one attached to each Recce section)

 

Recce Section x 2 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 9 x SMG, 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- SMG gunner x 6 - SMG. SMG gunner 1 is section 2inC

 

 

 

 

1965. Pioneer Platoon of the Naval Infantry Battalion - 30 men - 2 x LMG (1 for a peacetime org), 25 x SMG, 5 x P, 2 x truck

- Platoon commander - SMG - joins Assault Section

- Driver x 2 - P, truck

- Medic - P

 

Pioneer section x 2 - 9 men - 1 x LMG, 8 x SMG, 1 x P

 

Pioneer Assault Section - 8 men - 8 x SMG

 

 

Higher org:

 

Naval Infantry Battalion - 700 men, 3 x Bn per Brigade. Note - no data for a number of pistols

Bn HQ - 10 men - 6 x SMG, 3 x vehicle

 

Naval Infantry company x 3 - As above

 

Support company - 94 men - 6 x 81mm mortar, 4 x 82mm RCL, 12 x 12.7mm AAMG, 80 x SMG, 4 x vehicle

 

Reconnaissance platoon - As above

 

Pioneer platoon - 30 men - As Above

 

Signal platoon - 21 men - 21 x SMG, 3 x vehicle

 

Logistic platoon - 44 men - 18 x SMG, 10 x vehicle

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1965. Naval Infantry Independent SMG Company of the Naval Infantry Brigade

 

Company HQ - 6 men - 2 x SMG, 4 x P

- Co Cmd - P
- Co 2inC/Political officer - СМГ
- Co Jr. Officer - SMG
- Medic x 2 - P

- Radioman - P

 

Naval Infantry SMG Platoon x 3 - 30 men - 2 x LMG, 4 x ATW, 25 x SMG, 5 x P

- Platoon commander - SMG

 

SMG Section x 2 - 10 men - 1 x LMG, 9 x SMG, 1 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner - LMG, P

- Assistant - SMG

- SMG gunner x 7 - SMG. SMG gunner 1 is a section 2inC

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SMG

 

 

Total 96 (6 + 3 x 30) men, 6 x LMG, 12 x ATW, 77 x SMG, 19 x P

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1969. Naval Infantry Company

This was brought Naval Infantry Company in line with 1969. Infantry Company org, according to Drvar-2 reorganization. However SMG sections stayed the same as in the previous reorganization, 10 men strong with 2 x LMG each.

 

Company HQ - 10 men, 4 x SMG, 6 x P

- Co Cmd - P
- Co 2inC/PO - SMG
- Co Jr. O - SMG
- Medic - P
- Radiomen x 2 - SMG

- Driver x 2 - P

- Truck x 1

- Light vehicle x 1

 

Naval Infantry SMG Platoon x 3 - 41 men - 6 x LMG, 4 x ATW, 30 x SMG, 11 x P

- Plt Cmd - SMG

- Medic - P

 

Naval Infantry SMG Section x 3 - 10 men - 2 x LMG, 8 x SMG, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- Assistant x 2 - SMG

- SMG gunner x 5 - SMG (SMG gunner 1 is a section 2inC)

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - SMG

 

Support Platoon - 30 men, 2 x 81/82mm mortar, 3 x MG, 3 x ATW, 20 x SMG, 10 x P

- Plt Cmd - SMG
- Medic - P
- Radioman - SMG
- Driver - P, Truck

 

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

- Section leader - SMG

- AT gunner x 3 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 3 - SMG

 

MG Section - 10 men - 3 x MG, 7 x SMG, 3 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- MG gunner x 3 - MG, SMG

- Assistant x 3 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 3 - SMG

 

Mortar Section - 9 men - 2 x 81mm mortar, 7 x SMG, 2 x P

- Section leader - SMG

- Gunner x 2 - Mortar, P

- Loader x 2 - SMG

- Ammo handler x 2 - SMG

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SMG

 

Total - 163 (10 + 3 x 41 + 30) men - 18 x LMG, 2 x 81/82mm mortar, 3 x MG, 15 x ATW, 114 x SMG, 49 x P, 2 x Truck, 1 x light vehicle

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1975. Naval Infantry Company

 

Despite designation "SMG section/platoon" weapon used are actually ARs

 

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 with a trailer

 

Naval Infantry SMG Plattoon - 38 men - 4 x ATW, 2 x LMG, 4 x SAW, 20 x AR, 6 x SAR, 7 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

 

Reinforced Section - 10 men - 2 x LMG, 2 x P, 2 x SAR, 6 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- LMG gunner x 2 - LMG, P

- assistant x 2 - SAR

- SMG gunner x 5 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

 

SMG Section x 2 - 8 men - 2 x SAW, 6 x AR

- Section leader - AR

- SMG gunner x 5 - AR (1st one is section 2inC)

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

 

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 - 31 men - 3 x ATW, 2 x 81mm mortar, 3 x MG, 4 x AR, 16 x SAR, 10 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

- Driver - P, light vehicle with trailer

 

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

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- Gunner x 2 - P

- Loader x 2 - SAR

- Ammo handler x 2 - SAR

- Ammo bearer x 2 - SAR

- Driver - P, truck

 

Total - 154 (9 + 3 x 38 + 31) men - 2 x 82mm Mortar, 3 x MG, 6 x LMG, 12 x SAW, 15 x ATW, 2 x SR, 72 x AR, 35 x SAR, 37 x P, 1 x truck, 2 x light vehicle w/trailer, 2 x backpack and 12 x handheld radio

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1981. Naval Infantry company

Very close to a 1981 Infantry company, only difference being two snipers per plt instead only two at Co HQ

 

Company HQ - 9 men - 4 x AR, 5 x P

- Co Cmd - P

- Co Cmd 2inC/Political officer - AR

- Co Jr. Officer - AR

- Runner - AR

- radioman x 2 - P

- medic - P

- NBC scout - AR

- Driver - P, light vehicle with a trailer

 

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

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Sniper x 2 - SR

 

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

- Section leader - AR

- SAW gunner x 2 - SAW

- Riflemen x 6 - AR (rifleman 1 is section 2inC)

 

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

- AT Gunner x 4 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 4 - AR

 

Support Platoon - 38 men - 3 x ATW, 3 x MG, 2 x 82mm mortar, 4 x AR, 19 x SAR, 14 x P

- Platoon commander - AR

- Medic - P

- Radioman - SAR

- Driver - P, light vehicle with a trailer

 

AT section - 14 men - 6 x ATW, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR, 7 x P
- Section leader - AR

- AT Gunner x 6 - ATW, P

- Assistant x 6 - 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

 

Mortar Section - 10 men - 2 x 82mm mortar, 1 x AR, 6 x SAR, 3 x P

- 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 - 167 (9 + 3 x 40 + 38) men - 2 x 82mm Mortar, 3 x MG, 18 x SAW, 18 x ATW, 6 x SR, 89 x AR, 19 x SAR, 34 x P, 2 x truck, 2 x light vehicle w/trailer

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