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Mechanized Corps, Shtat 010/290
/Normally the corps is composed of three mechanized brigades and two independent tank regiment plus various corps units/
1) Deputy corps commander for rear services controls chief of ordnance supply, chief of POL supply, chief of rations and clothing supply (with subordinated inspector for rations), an office
2) Assistant corps commander for technical questions with an aide for operations and maintenance and an aide for technical supply, controls the corps repair&reconstruction battalion
3) Corps doctor
A) POL transport company (under control of the chief of POL supply): 3 platoons x 16 2.5-ton trucks or 3 platoons x 26 1.5-ton trucks. Total 50 or 80 trucks. The company transports 95 tons of fuel of 0.65 or the corps fuel load (1 fuel load in the tank corps).
B) Repair and reconstruction battalion:
a) Maintenance company (assembly and disassembly): 3 platoons x 2 special workshops
b) Maintenance company (special works):
b1) aggregates repair platoon
b2) special works platoon (blacksmith, welding, tinker, vulcanization works and weapons repair)
b3) electric power platoon
c) Park company (spare parts transportation, vehicles hauling)
d) Commandant platoon
e) administrative and medical elements
Total in the battalion: 50 trucks and special purpose vehicles and 2 tractors.
Battalion repair capacity: 4-5 repairs of tanks or 8-10 repairs of wheeled vehicles daily.
“Organization of the corps rear is in some sense incomplete.
In particular, the corps need a strong medical-sanitary unit (similar to the medical sanitary battalion of the rifle division), the mobile stock of ammunition as an ammunition transport company with up to 1 unit of ammunition, and, finally, means of technical evacuation (tractors)
Besides, organization of delivery of supplies for independent corps units is complicated by an absence of centralized transport means (of brigade type). For this reason, while mobile stocks of this units are equal to the stocks of brigades, the very organization of movement of many small transport elements cause certain troubles.
At the present time the means missing in the corps are attached by the army (front).”
Echelonment of supplies in the mechanized corps:
Tank regiment: 1 ammunition unit, 1 fuel load (1.5 on vehicles with external fuel tanks), 1 daily ration on vehicles (in fuel tanks); 1 ammunition unit, 1 field load, 3 daily rations in the transport platoon. Total 2 ammunition units, 2 fuel loads, 4 daily rations
Motorized rifle (mechanized) brigade: 1 ammunition unit, 1 fuel load, 1 daily ration on vehicles (with weapons), 0.5 ammunition unit, 1 fuel load, 3 daily rations on the battalion transport; 0.5 ammunition unit, 0.5 fuel load, 1 daily ration on the brigade transport. Total 2 ammunition units, 2.5 fuel loads, 5 daily rations.
Mechanized corps: 0.65 fuel load (or 1 for tanks) in the POL transport company
Organization of the transportation:
In the tank regiment
- at small distance from supply station (<50-60 km) – by organic transport, total up to 1 ammunition unit, 1 fuel load and 1-2 rations daily
- at medium distance from supply stations (60-150 km) – by organic transport (up to 0.5 ammunition unit and 0.5 fuel load daily) or by employment of the army transport if higher rate of supplies is needed
- at large distance (above 150 km) a forward supply dumps are organized by the army (up to 45 km from troops).
In the mechanized brigade:
Normal distance from the supply station up to 100 km, rate of transportation – up to 0.5 ammunition unit, 0.5 fuel load, 1 daily ration. Higher supply rates can be enabled by closer distance to the supply station, forward army dumps or employment of the army transport. Supplies are either reloaded from the brigade to battalion transport at the brigade reloading point (25-30 km from the frontline) or the battalion and brigade transport both deliver supplies from stations (dumps) to units via the brigade distribution point. The first method is normal at a distance of more than 100 km from the supply station, the second - at less then 50-60 km.
In the mechanized corps: normal distance from the supply station – up to 100 km, normal supply rate – up to 0.5 ammunition unit, 1 fuel load, 1 daily ration.
Typical mechanized corps (3 mechanized brigades, 5 tanks regiment – 3 organic to mechanized brigades and 2 independent):
5 maintenance platoons of tanks regiments – total 10 repairs or tanks or 15-20 repairs of wheeled vehicles daily
3 maintenance platoons of the mechanized brigades – total 6 repairs of wheeled vehicles daily
1 repair and reconstruction battalion – 4-5 daily repairs of tanks or 8-10 repairs of wheeled vehicles.
Total mechanized corps: 14-15 daily repairs of tanks or 29-36 of wheeled vehicles.