Compagnie d'Infanterie et d'Infanterie Motorisée de l'Armée Rouge Soviétique

Table of Organisation & Equipment

Compagnie d'Infanterie et d'Infanterie Motorisée de l'Armée Rouge Soviétique

Red Army infantry units were organized along similar lines as infantry of other nations. At the platoon, company, et bataillon level, l'infanterie soviétique used nearly the same basic organisation comme l'infanterie allemande. Light mortars had been attached at the company level initially, but they fell out of use, because the platoon received sufficient artillery et mortar support from higher echelons.

Compagnie d'Infanterie de l'Armée Rouge, 1943

  • Company Headquarters
    • Chef de Compagnie, pistolet
    • Senior Sergeant, PPSh SMG
    • Pourvoyeur Antichar No. 1 avec fusil antichar PTRD/PTRS
    • Pourvoyeur Antichar No. 2 avec pistolet mitrailleur PPSh
    • Messenger No. 1, fusil/carabine
    • Messenger No. 2, fusil/carabine
    • Messenger No. 3, fusil/carabine
  • Rifle Platoon (30 of all ranks)
    • Platoon Headquarters
      • Platoon Leader, pistolet
      • Platoon Sergeant, fusil/carabine
      • Messenger, fusil/carabine
    • Rifle Section
      • Sergeant, Section Leader, PPSh SMG
      • Corporal, fusil/carabine
      • Machine Gunner No. 1, Degtaryev DP LMG
      • Machine Gunner No. 2, fusil/carabine
      • Grenadier, fusil/carabine, Hand Grenades
      • Riflemen No. 1, fusil/carabine
      • Riflemen No. 2, fusil/carabine
      • Riflemen No. 3, fusil/carabine
      • Riflemen No. 4, fusil/carabine
    • Rifle Section (comme ci-dessus)
    • Rifle Section (comme ci-dessus)
  • Rifle Platoon (1 pistolet, 3 LMG, 3 SMG, 23 fusils/carabines, comme ci-dessus)
  • Rifle Platoon (1 pistolet, 3 LMG, 3 SMG, 23 fusils/carabines, comme ci-dessus)
  • Peloton de Mitrailleuses (18 of all ranks)
    • Platoon Headquarters
      • Chef de Peloton, pistolet
      • Platoon Sergeant, PPSh
      • Messenger, fusil/carabine
    • Escouade de Mitrailleuse Lourde
      • Sergeant, Squad Leader, fusil/carabine
      • Machine Gunner No. 1, pistolet
      • Machine Gunner No. 2, fusil/carabine
      • Machine Gunner No. 3, fusil/carabine
      • Machine Gunner No. 4, fusil/carabine
      • Maxim M.1910 HMG
    • Escouade de Mitrailleuse Lourde (1 pistolet, 4 fusils, 1 Maxim, comme ci-dessus)
    • Escouade de Mitrailleuse Lourde (1 pistolet, 4 fusils, 1 Maxim, comme ci-dessus)

Gardes, Comsol, et autres unités d'élite soviétiques replaced the Maxim MG avec a 12,7 mm ou 14,5 mm HMG. N.K.V.D. probably also had access to newer equipment. The D.P. LMG was usually replaced par la mitrailleuse de char D.T., because it was lighter and had a foldable frame butt. Mitrailleuses de char soviétiques had bipods fitted for dismounted operations.

There were only deux canons d'appui de 76,2 mm M.1912/M.1927 attached at the bataillon level, et they frequently performed duties antichar in addition to their direct support fire role. The bataillon also had deux canons antichar de 45 mm L.46 M.1938 ou deux de 37 mm L.45 M.1935.

Motor rifle units did not have a weapons platoons at company level, these elite tankoviy desant troops relied on fire support from the chars they rode into battle. L'infanterie soviétique portée suffered horrendous pertes from shattering shells if le char they were on deflected a shot. KV riders are reported to have suffered more than T-34 riders, because the former had better armour et was not as easily penetrated. The individual motor rifle platoons were equipped with a much larger proportion of automatic weapons, a typical squad would consist de neuf hommes avec une mitrailleuse, cinq pistolets mitrailleur, et only trois fusils.

L'armée soviétique had flag signals detachments consisting of one NCO et three men. These units were stationed at key positions along the front, et all the way back to the company command post. The Wehrmacht soon learned to fire smoke shells into enemy formations to disrupt any communication by flag signals. BT et T-26 tank formations relied exclusively on flag et flare signals, the véhicules carried no radios.

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Figurines de l'Armée Soviétique