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Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 09 Feb 2013 17:37

Now that we have the main shtat published for the Mechanised Brigade and Tank Regiment for the war, we can proceed to establish strengths for the Mechanised Corps.

The Mechanised and Tank Corps occupied a special place in the Red Army organisation. Small units such as Brigades, Regiments and Battalions had published establishments (shtat numbers) to which their numbers were fixed in personnel and equipment and by and large they aimed to keep to these numbers. On the other hand Armies, Fronts, Independent Armies had no fixed establishment and were formed from various sub-units as needed and what was available. Mechanised Corps, Tank Corps and to an extent Rifle Corps occupied a middle ground between these two as they did not have an establishment published in the form of a shtat but rather were allocated a number of sub-units by NKO (Defence Ministry) order. So to this extent they did have a permanent establishment unlike an Army bu whether they got these sub-units or not was down to what was available in the area when forming or was available at all. Likewise as they had no establishment to work from, they could be organised differently from one another.

So at any one time the 13 Mechanised Corps (and Tank Corps) were made up of different sub-units and were on several scales of organisation. This could have a real effect on exactly how many tanks, etc were fielded and what support units were included in the Corps. Towards the end of the war, the general increase in equipment allowed the Mechanised Corps to come closer to their NKO establishment but certainly during the mid point of the war, there was a lot of variation, one reason perhaps for the Monthly Returns of the RKKA showing which sub-units were attached to a Corps whenever they are listed.

The table shows the organisational changes for the various Mechanised Corps over the course of the war and can be used with other shtat in the other threads to build up a full picture.
Tank Corps Chronology.pdf
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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 12 Feb 2013 08:39

From Tankfront.ru http://www.tankfront.ru/ussr/doc/gko/gko_2791ss.html

On the formation of ten tank armies

State Defense Committee
Decree № GFCS-2791ss of 28 January 1943
on the formation of ten tank armies
State Defense Committee decides:

1. During February - the month of June 1943 to form a ten tank divisions, each consisting of: two armored and one mechanized corps, units gain combat and logistical facilities, according to the attached list number 1.

2. In Panzer Army have 460 tanks, "T-34" and 210 tanks, "T-70", and only 640 tanks.

3. Formation tank armies lay at the council armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army.

4. Terms of readiness for tank armies to establish:
a) in the month of March - two tank armies,
b) in the month of April - three tank armies
) in the month of May - three tank armies,
d) in the month of June - two tank armies.

5. The location and timing of readiness for each army set according to the attached plan - application number 2.

6. Formation of ten army controls for tank armies make order of the Head of the General Staff of the Red Army, according to the attached list number 1.

Chief of the Main Department of Formation and the Manning of the Red Army and the Commander of armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army to review maintenance and logistical facilities for tank armies in the direction of the appropriate reduction.

7. Oblige:

a) The Commander of armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army tank armies to form:

Ten in the tank corps and the number according to the list - the application number 3.

Ten mechanized corps in the composition and number according to the list - the application number 4.

Completed ten tank shells that appear from the front, and included one in each tank army.

Terms of readiness of mechanized and tank shells according to plan - the application number 2.

The formation of the tank armies to withdraw from the front lines: ten tank corps, forty-five armored brigades, fifteen armored regiments and fifteen tank battalions.

Numbering and time-to the front tank corps, brigades, regiments and battalions install the Chief of the General Staff of the Red Army together with the Commander of armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army.

b) Head of the Main Department of Formation and the Manning of the Red Army to form a part of mechanized and tank shells, according to the list - Annex № 5, select younger and ratings available to the Commander of the armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army on the formation of armored and mechanized corps.

Mechanized and infantry brigades deployed on the basis of infantry divisions and brigades, which in the period February-March to withdraw from the front ten infantry divisions and ten brigades, composed according to the application and the number of number 6.

Chief of the General Staff of the Red Army in conjunction with the Chief of the Office of Formation and the Manning of the Red Army to identify numbers to show infantry divisions and brigades and submit to the People's Commissar of Defense.

c) the Chief of Engineers of the Red Army to pass Glavupraformu by 10 February 1943 on the staffing of engineering and sapper units tank and mechanized corps engineer units, numbering 15,200 people, according to the application number 7.

d) the Chief of the General Staff of the Red Army and the commander of the front pass Glavupraformu to 10 February at the manning armored and mechanized corps of 25,500 men fortified personnel, in accordance with Annex № 8.

e) the commander of the artillery of the Red Army:

1) is formed to antiaircraft tank armies ten divisions by state number number 08/164, 08/136, consisting of four anti-aircraft artillery regiments, number: 48 - 37 mm guns, 80 anti-aircraft guns and 1,345 people in each division.

Formed anti-aircraft division passed to the command armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army in the following terms:

two anti-aircraft division - to 5 March. Mr.

three anti-aircraft divisions - to 1 April. Mr.

three anti-aircraft divisions - to May 1. Mr.

two anti-aircraft division - to June 1. Mr.

2) To form part of the tank armies according to the list - the application number 9 and allocate personnel to fitting of tank shells, output from the front.

e) Teams - Guards Mortar often, the Air Force and the Chief of Logistics of the Red Army to form the tank armies of the annexed lists of number number 10, 11 and 12.

8. Formed part (item 7) to the Commander of armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army in the period under the plan - application number 2.

9. Oblige the Chief of the Main Personnel NCO Chief of General Political Department of the Red Army and the Commander of the armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army and the head of the main NGOs fully staff formed Panzer Army for 25 days before the date of readiness best, with combat experience team and officers of the army and a kind Services.

Chief of the Main Personnel NCO at a time and at the request of the Commander of the armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army to pick up with Fedorenko commanders fur. corps commanders and command personnel for the Army Combined Arms specialty departments and staffs fur. buildings.

10. Oblige the Chief of Artillery of the Red Army tank armies formed to provide, armored and mechanized corps, artillery and small arms, the head of the main NGOs all kinds of the material and the property in accordance with the terms of the transfer formed part of a team of armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army.

11. Oblige the Chief of Logistics of the Red Army:

a) Ensure the tank armies of cars and special cars with drivers in the amount and timing in accordance with Annex № 13 from the reserve of the Supreme Command.

b) within the period specified command armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army - fully secure the tank armies of fuel and lubricants for the purpose of forming, putting together military and an allowance for each of the four gas stations tank army.

12. To ensure the driver's staff car passed on staffing fur. buildings:

a) To require the Front Military Council and counties under the personal responsibility to allocate, on 1 March. g - 10,000 drivers, quite suitable for the service in the armored and mechanized units, with the distribution of the fronts in accordance with Annex № 14;

b) To require that the Chief Glavupraforma Shchadenko mobilize up to 1 March. g - 15,000 drivers, including factories, construction sites and industrial enterprises Commissariats, but not more than 5% of the cash they have driver's composition.

13. Oblige the People's Commissariat (that Khruleva) ensure timely movement of people, materiel and equipment to the points and time on applications Glavupraforma, Commander of armored and mechanized forces of the Red Army and the head of the respective Main Management NCO.

Chairman of the National Defence Commission
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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

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Appendix № 1. LIST and units that are part of a tank army.
Number number percentage points Names of parts and assemblies Number number of states Qty. organisms Total staff. the number of people
I. Combat units.
1 Manage Tank Army 02/250 1 284
2 Tank Corps 010/418 2 19334
3 Mechanized Corps 010/418 1 15740
4 Motorcycle Regiment 010/433 1 1485
5 Anti-aircraft division 08/164, 08/136 1 1345
6 Antitank regiment 08/1000 2 518
7 Howitzer Artillery Regiment 08/80 1 1025
8 Guards Mortar Regiment 08/95 1 808
9 Aviation Regiment connection U-2 015/261 1 158
In total 40697
II. Frequent maintenance.
1 Polk connection 010/89 1 575
2 Engineer Battalion 012/101 1 531
3 Car Regiment 032/2 1 2145
4 Damage control battalion (one tank and one car) 010/390 2 532
In total 3783
III. Rear institutions
1 Politotdel rear parts 048/109 1 12
2 Editing and printing 048/124 1 28
3 Roth of the Office of the Army Field 02/162 1 130
4 Roth's special department of the NKVD (without one platoon) 02/203 1 75
5 STAFF avtorota 02/205 1 60
6 Office of the Military Commandant railhead 047/32 1 10
7 Office of Field Army Base 024/105 1 10
8 Roth Army Field Service database 047/67 1 150
9 Field artillery warehouse 025/40-A 1 59
10 BT warehouse equipment 032/315 1 31
11 Depot Road property 032/315 1 31
12 Fuel storage 026/124 2 76
13 Military warehouse logistics 012/51 1 37
14 Victualling yard 024/290 1 25
15 Glove Warehouse 024/291 1 10
16 Sanitary storage 027/277 1 8
17 Artillery workshop 04/415 1 45
18 Army repair shop communication 014/104 1 40
19 Army repair shop clothing and equipment 24/210 1 15
20 Evakotraktornaya company 032/301 3 156
21 Assembly point emergency vehicles 032/302 2 74
22 Field auto-bakery 024/102 1 156
23 Mobile field surgical hospital 027/294 2 150
24 Auto ambulance squad 027/215 1 58
25 Sanitary-epidemic Detachment 027/216 1 23
26 Field laundry unit 027/281 1 5
27 Obmyvochno-disinfection company 027/257 1 69
28 Field post office 014/69-A 1 10
29 Military-mail database 02/161 1 69
30 Field ticket office of the State Bank 049/33 1 9
31 Voentorg - base level II that the "K" 049/723 1 4
32 Department field communication 02/160 1 4
In total 1.641
Only in the Army 46,121
Appendix № 2. Preparedness plans tank armies, formed in February - the month of June 1943.
Number number of tank armies Dislocation Deadline for the preparation of tank armies Arrival time of the formations and units in district army deployment
Armored and mechanized. buildings Field command of the armies Army units gain and rear established. The body part
1 Tank. Army Kosterovo 3.20 5.3 2.20 5.3 2.20
5 tanks. Army Tambov 3.30 3.10 2.25 3.10 2.25
4 Tank. Army Saratov 4.15 1.4 3.20 1.4 3.15
6 tanks. Army Efremov 4.25 4.15 3.25 4.10 1.4
7 tanks. Army Kaluga 4.30 4.20 3.30 4.15 5.4
8 Tank. Army Kostereva 5.15 5.5 4.15 1.5 4.20
9 Tank. Army Tambov 5.25 5.15 4.25 5.10 1.5
10 tanks. Army Saratov 5.30 5.20 4.30 5.15 5.5
11 tanks. Army Kostereva 6.15 1.6 5.15 1.6 5.15
12 tanks. Army Tambov 6.25 6.10 5.25 6.10 5.25
Total formed:
in Kaluga - one tank army
in Efremov - one tank army
in Tambov - three tank armies
in Saratov - two tank armies
in Kosterovo - three tank armies

Appendix № 3. Parts list and compounds within the armored corps and staff numbers.
Number number percentage points Names of parts and assemblies Number number of states The nominal number. Note
1 Case Management 010/418 122 x) x) with the numbers. special departments in the building - 12 hours, in the MAF - 8 hours
2 Armored Brigade (Corps - 3) 010/270 1116 x)
Total in 3 MAF 3348
3 Rifle brigade 010/420 3215
4 Mortar Regiment 08/105 827
5 Self-propelled artillery regiment 08/158 304
6 Guards Mortar Regiment 08/83 244
7 Armored car battalion 010/289 111
8 Motorcycle Battalion 010/432 285
9 Battalion 010/419 257
10 Engineer Battalion 010/562 491
11 Company of the transport of fuel 010/388-A 74 Order of the NGOs in the housing allowance is included - 247 people.
12 PWB (Tank) 026/131 72
13 PWB (wheel) 026/132 70
All with a reserve 9,667
Appendix № 4. Parts list and compounds within the mechanized corps and staff numbers.
Names of parts and assemblies Number number of states The nominal number. Note
Case Management 010/416 122
Mehbrigada 010/420 3739
- "- 010/420 3739
- "- 010/420 3739
Armored Brigade 010/270 1116
Mortar Regiment 08/106 827
Propelled art. regiment 08/158 304
Armored car battalion 010/289 111
Guards. Mortar Division 08/83 244
Motorcycle battalion 010/432 285
Battalion 010/562 491
Battalion 010/561 314
Med.-san. battalion 010/566 102
R. B. 010/415 184 Order of the NGOs in the state is included in the reserve - 247 people.
Company of the transport of fuel 010/388-A 74
Field bakery 010/567 94
PPP 014/69-V 5
Field ticket office of the State Bank 04/16 3
Only in the MC with a reserve 15740
Appendix № 5. List of parts to be formation of the General Directorate of formation of the Red Army.
Number number nn Name formed units Number number of states Number
1 Mechanized brigades without tank regiments 010/420 30
2 Moto brigades 010/420 10
3 Moto infantry battalions 010/273 40
4 Engineer Battalion 010/562 30
5 Engineer battalions 012/101 10
6 Health battalions 010/566 10
7 Field bakeries 010/567 10
8 Field bakeries 024/102 10
COMPLETED
1 Moto brigades 010/420 10
2 Moto infantry battalions 010/273 30
Application number 6. Distribution of the fronts O infantry divisions and brigades are complete fur. buildings.
Fronts Allocated page divisions Provided teams Total allocated people
All divisions The average size of each The total number of All teams The average size of each The total number of
Karelian - - - 2 3.000 6.000 6.000
7 Army 1 7.000 7.000 - - - 7.000
North-West 1 4.000 4.000 1 2.000 2.000 6.000
Western 2 5.000 10.000 2 2.500 5.000 15.000
Don 2 4.000 8.000 2 2.000 4.000 12.000
Transcaucasian 2 5.000 10.000 3 2.500 7.500 17.500
Transbaikalia 1 10.000 10.000 - - - 10.000
DVF 1 10.000 10.000 - - - 10.000
Part UR'ov - - - - - - 25.500
Engineering units - - - - - - 25.000
TOTAL 10 59.000 10 24.500 134.000
Application number 7. Statement reduce engineering parts.
Name fronts and military districts That reduced Number of people
Karelian Front Disband three engineering battalion 1200 people.
Leningrad Front Disband two engineering battalions 700 "
7 Army Disband one engineer battalion 350 "
North-Western Front Disband three engineering battalion 1050 "
Volkhov Front Disband two engineering battalions 700 "
Kalinin Front Disband five engineer battalions 1650 "
The Western Front Disband six engineer battalions 2200 "
Don Front Disband five engineer battalions 1500 "
Moscow Defense Zone Disband one engineer battalion 350 "
Reserve army Disband one engineer battalion 350 "
Transcaucasian Front Disband nine engineering battalions 3100 "
Far Eastern Front Disband four engineering battalion 1250 "
Transbaikal Front Disband two engineering battalions 800 "
TOTAL exempt from dissolution engineer battalions 15,200 people.
Application number 8. BILL cuts fortified areas.
Name fronts That reduced Number of people
1. North-Western Front Disbanded two fin. machine-gun battalion 1,320 people.
2. Volkhov Front Disbanded one fin. machine-gun and artillery battalion 660 "
3. Seven separate army Disbanded one fin. machine-gun and artillery battalion 600 "
4. Don Front Reduced the number of fortified regions on 11.140 "
5. Southern Front Reduced the number of fortified regions on 6.000 "
6. Moscow Defense Zone Disbanded nine fin. machine-gun and artillery battalions 5.870 "
Total reduced: 25,594 people.
Annex № 9. List of items subject to the formation of the Red Army artillery commander
Number number p / p Name formed units Number number of states Number
1. Mortar Regiment 08/106 30
2. Self-propelled artillery regiments 08/158 30
3. Fighter antitank artillery regiments 08/100 20
4. Howitzer artillery regiments 08/80 10
COMPLETED:
5. Fighter antitank batteries 010/274 70
Application number 10. List of items to be building a team of guards mortar units
Number number p / p Name formed units Number number of states Number
1. Guards Mortar Regiment M-13 08/95 10
2. Guards mortar battalions of the M-13 08/85 30
Application number 11. List of items subject to the formation of the Red Army Chief of Logistics
Name formed units Number number of states Number
The transport of car regiments 032/2 10
Application number 12. List of items subject to the formation of the Red Army Air Force commander
Name formed units Number number of states Number
Aviation regiments connection U-2 015/261 10
Application number 13. BILL necessary number of vehicles and special vehicles for groups of tank armies in the period February - June 1943
Number number nn Name and units Term-staffed quantization Qty. formed. Require vehicles
Easily. Guys. 1.5 tons 2.5 tons Headquarters. Sanit. Sett. "A" Sett. "B" CCD Cis-thorns ADM-750 Club-nye Only
1 Mechanisms. and Tank. Housing February 6 186 111 4518 2019 45 198 153 99 60 171 12 12 7584
1 Mechanisms. and Tank. Housing March 8 220 158 5412 2282 54 216 190 98 76 218 12 12 8948
2 Field of the Office. Army March 2 72 - 116 36 12 2 2 2 - 2 - - 244
3 Part of the effort. and rear. of Army March 2 74 88 324 2568 2 124 64 34 8 214 - 2 3502
Total for March: 366 246 5852 4886 68 342 256 134 84 434 12 14 12694
1 Mechanisms., Tank. Housing April 8 234 153 5718 2487 57 240 197 115 78 223 14 14 9530
2 Manage field. Army April 3 108 - 174 54 18 3 3 3 - 3 - - 566
3 Part of the effort. and rear. of Army April 3 111 132 516 3855 3 186 96 43 17 225 - 2 5186
Total for April: 453 285 6408 6396 78 429 296 161 95 451 14 16 15082
1 Mechanisms. and Tank. Housing May 8 220 158 5412 2282 54 216 190 98 76 218 12 12 8948
2 Manage field. Army May 3 108 - 174 54 18 3 3 3 - 3 - - 366
3 Part of the effort. and rear. of Army May 3 111 132 516 3855 3 186 96 43 17 225 - 2 5186
Total for May: 439 290 6102 6191 75 405 289 144 93 446 12 14 14500
1 Manage field. Army June 2 72 - 116 36 12 2 2 2 - 2 - - 244
2 Part of the effort. and rear. of Army June 2 74 88 324 2568 2 124 64 34 8 214 - 2 3502
Total for June: 146 88 440 2604 14 126 66 36 8 216 - 2 3746
All you need: 1590 1020 23320 22096 280 1500 1060 574 340 1718 50 58 53606
Avtomash presence. output in 10 TC accepted 40% of the pos. by state 80 60 2428 616 24 72 76 16 28 104 4 4 3512
Avtomash presence. output in 40 MAF accepted 40% of the pos. by state 32 32 1248 160 16 36 64 16 32 112 - - 1748
Avtomash presence. output in 15 TP accepted 40% of the pos. by state 12 - 96 184 6 6 6 6 6 36 - - 358
Avtomash presence. output in 15 OTB accepted 40% of the pos. by state 6 6 96 24 - 12 6 6 6 30 - - 192
Total output: 130 98 3863 984 46 126 152 44 72 282 4 4 5810
Requires vehicles including retired from the front: 1460 922 19452 21112 234 1374 908 530 268 1436 46 54 47796







Statements sent: Comrades Fedorenko, Zhukov Shchadenko - all; Vorobiev - 6, 7b, 8, 9, 10, 13; Voronov - 6, 7e, 8, 9, 10, 13; Aborenkovu - 6, 7e, 8, 9, 10, 13; Novikov - 6, 7e, 8, 9, 10, 13; Khruleva - 6, 7e, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13; Rumyantsev - 9, Shcherbakov - 9; Front Military Council and counties - 12a Shvernik, Pogrebnoi Chadaeva - 12b Khruleva (People's Commissariat) - 13.


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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 12 Feb 2013 08:41

This is useful information probably best looked at in table form on the original site as it gives the sizes, number of vehicles etc for most of the sub units down to battalion.

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 19 Feb 2013 15:49

The part relevant to the Mech Corps is given here:
Mech Corps TOE Jan 1943.jpg
please note that my statement before that the Mech Corps did not have an official establishment (shtat No) as such was incorrect as this one has the one: 010/416.

It is interesting to compare this to the first formed Guards Mech Corps in October 1942 as detailed in the NKO Order № 00220 which gives the following units:
Guards Mech Corps TOE Oct 1942.jpg
Many books such as the Red Army Handbook do not give a seperate establishment for the Guards Mech Corps compared to the Mech Corps but it is evident from this that they were stronger.

Other changes made around January 1943 were a reduction in the amount of motor vehicles for thr Corps in NKO Order №19 of January 1943 and the changes in AA defence as noted in the Brigade threads.

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 19 Feb 2013 16:12

One other point to note is the scale of the ambition of the Soviet High Command.
They formed the first Tank Armies in May, in September the size of these Armies rises as they are adding a large infantry component in the form of the new Mech Corps and in January the order is to create TEN of these Tank Armies with the programme extending to June. No doubt the idea was that each of the 11 Fronts would have their own Tank Army with additional Tank/Mech Corps/Bde/Rgt available for use with Armies. However by the beginning of May 1943 there is an order halting this expansion (when 5 had been created) and ordering replacement of existing units. To fill out the planned Tank Armies would have required 20 Tank Corps and 10 Mech Corps as well as additional ones for other tasks and keeping these units up to strength. The RKKA would finish the war with 6 Tank Armies but the demands of creating and maintaining 10 would have required a massive effort to form the additional supporting units needed.

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Art » 05 Mar 2013 20:46

Der Alte Fritz wrote:One other point to note is the scale of the ambition of the Soviet High Command.
They formed the first Tank Armies in May, in September the size of these Armies rises as they are adding a large infantry component in the form of the new Mech Corps and in January the order is to create TEN of these Tank Armies with the programme extending to June.
The earlier proposals were even more daring: 5 shock armies each with a quarter of a million men and 5 tank armies each with 600 tanks:
http://vif2ne.ru/nvk/forum/0/archive/2444/2444597.htm
Certain element of gigantomania was typical for Soviet army organizational efforts.

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

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The scheme of mechanized regiment MD The period from 10.13.1945 on 13.10.1945
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=131292004

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Art » 13 Aug 2017 20:38

Der Alte Fritz wrote:Appendix № 1. LIST and units that are part of a tank army.
For the sake of comparison: complete order of battle of the 2 Tank Army as of 1 September 1944 (including corresponding TO&Es):

3 Tank Corps

Corps HQ and reserve - 010/418
Sep. Signals Battalion (411th) - 010/419
Sep. Motorcycle Battalion (74th) – 010/487
Sep. Sapper Battalion (90th) – 010/562
Sep. POL transport company (3rd) – 010/388-A
Field Bakery Factory (18th) – 010/95
Sep. Chemical Defense Company (64th) – 010/563
Medical Battalion (192nd) – 010/566
Clothing Workshop (04/215)
Military Post Station (014/97-A)
Ordnance Workshop – 010/135
Three tank brigades (50, 51, 103) – 010/500-506
Motorized Rifle Brigade (57th) – 010/420-431, 451
Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment (1219th) - 010/484
Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment (1107th) – 010/462
Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment (121st) – 010/452
Mortar Regiment (224th) – 08/540
Sep. Rocket Battalion (126th Guards) – 010/514
Field Repair Base (Tank, 97th) - 026/131
Field Repair Base (Automobile, 106th) – 026/132
Air Liaison Section (8th) – 015/204
Field Office of the State Bank (1933rd) – 014/116
Sep. Heavy Tank Regiment (6 Guards) – 010/460

9 Tank Corps

Mostly the same as 3 TC except:
+ Corps Dump – 010/486
No heavy tank regiment

1 Mechanized Corps

Corps HQ – 010/418
Sep. Signals Battalion (647th) – 010/561
Sep. Motorcycle Battalion (57th) – 010/487
Sep. Sapper Battalion (18th) – 010/562
Sep. POL transport company (27th) – 010/388-A
Field Bakery Factory (6th) – 010/567
Sep. Chemical Defense Company (144th) – 010/563
Sep. Medical Battalion (558th) – 010/566
Corps Dump – 010/486
Clothing Workshop – 04/215
Military Post Station – 04/97-B
Ordnance Workshop – 010/135
Sep. Air Liaison Workshop – 015/204
Field Office of the State Bank– 04/116
Sep. Repair&Recovery Battalion (109th) – 010/415
Three mechanized brigades (19th, 35th, 37th) – 010/420-431, 465
Tank Brigade (219th) – 010/500-506
Mortar Regiment (294th) – 08/540
Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment (1382nd) – 010/452
Sep. Rocket Battalion (41 Guards) – 010/514
Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment (75th) – 010/484
Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment (1822nd) – 010/462

Other battle units
Tank Brigade (11 Guards) – 010/500-507
Sep. Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion (729th) – 010/466
Sep. Motorcycle Regiment (5th) – 010/433
Sep. Motorcycle Battalion (87th) – 010/487
Sep. Rocket Regiment (86th) – 08/403

Signal Units
Signal Regiment (9th) – 010/89
Sep. Telegraph Construction Company (808th) – 014/190-A
Two Cable-Pole Companies (642nd, 657th) – 014/191-A
Cable-Pole Company (997th) – 014/191-B

Engineer Units
18 Motorized Engineer Brigade:
Brigade HQ – 012/207
Two Sep. Motorized Engineer Battalions (64th, 357th) – 012/182
Sep. Motorized Pontoon Bridge Battalion – 012/81
Field Post Station (3051) – 014/97-B

Road-Maintenance
Sep. Road Concruction Battalion (144th) – 047/8

Motor Transport
Three motor transport battalions (266, 267, 850) – 032/7
POL transport battalion (285th) – 010/511
POL transport company (220th) – 032/50

Field HQ of the Army – 010/450, 93, 94

HQ units:
Sep. Security Company (115th) – 02/162
Sep. Automobile Company (709th) – 02/412
Artillery HQ battery (79th) – 08/113
Military Post Base – 020/322
Military Post Station – 014/36-A

SMERSH
SMERSH counterintelligence office - 043/3/11
Sep. SMERSH security company – (78th) – 02/203

Medical units
Army field medical depot (1645th) -027/227
HQ of Forward Evacuation Receiver (164th) – 027/265
Sanitary Epidemiological Detachment (60th) – 027/216
Therapeutical Field Mobile Hospital (2893rd) – 027/293
Four Surgical Field Mobile Hospitals (60th, 180th, 5164th, 5213th) – 027/294
Infection Field Mobile Hospital (4262nd) – 027/214
Sep. Medical Reinforcement Company (84th) – 027/212
Bathing&Disinfection company (82nd) – 027/257
Field Laundry Detachment (402nd) – 027/281
Sep. Ambulance Platoon (170th) – 027/215
Army field hospital for lightly wounded (5285th) – 027/316

Ration Supply Units
Army Ration Depot (1223rd) – 024/290
Army Field Bakery (549th) – 010/567
Army Cattle Point 024/129
Army Field Bakery Factory (431st) – 024/140

Clothing Supply Units
Field Army Clothing Depots (1208th) – 024/291
HQ of the Army Base (94th) – 024/103
Clothing Workshop (28th) – 024/210
Trains&kitchen workshop (24th) – 024/314

Trophy Units
Field Army Trophy Depots (3363rd) – 024/208
Trophy collection company (109th) – 024/255

POL supply units
Two Field Army POL Depots (1095th, 2662nd) – 026/124

Political units
Editorial&printing office of the army newspaper – 045/124

Engineer supply units
Army engineer depot (2942nd) - 012/47

Artillery supply units
Field Army Ordnance depot (1144th) – 025/410-A
Army Ordnance Workshop (344th) – 04/445
Field Army Ammunition Depot (3116th) – 025/443
Field Army Ordnance Workshop (27th) – 035/444

Signal supply units
Army signal workshops (3rd) – 014/170
Field signal equipment depot (2934th) – 014/147

Tank maintenance units
Collecting point for disabled vehicles (2nd) – 010/474
Sep. Repair&Reconstruction Battalion (75th) – 010/881
Two Sep. Army Evacuation Companies (77th and 78th) – 010/473

Automobile service units
Mobile Repair Base (305th) – 026/132
Field Army Automobile Depot – 032/40
Auotomobile&tank equipment depot (1230th) – 010/170

Army base [railhead] units
Army base service company (88th) - 047/87

Order maintenance units
Army collecting and transfer point – 03/206
Rifle platoon of the army collecting point – 23/913-A

Replacement units
Army Replacement Rifle Regiment (227th) – 04/299
Replacement Battalion of the Tank Army (245th) – 010/481
Convalescents Battalion - 04/769

Schools
Courses for junior lieutenants – 07/218-B

Air Force units
Air Liaison Squadron – 015/315-A

Attached to the Red Army
Field State Bank Office (276th) – 049/32
Army Military Trade Office (16th) – 049/723
Military Trade Base (84th) – 024/137

NKVD units
Military Censorship Office (127th) – 00155
Reception and transfer point for POWs (103rd) –
Sep. Battalion of Governmental Communications (278th) – 07/L

From a list of units attached to a report on order of battle, personnel and equipment strength of the 2 TA as of 1.9.44:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=135101751

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Art » 13 Aug 2017 20:55

Also from the same folder: examples of authorized strength tables for tank and mechanized corps from that period (mid-1944). I don't remember seeing complete tables anywhere, so I think they will be useful:

Tank Corps (from 9 Tank Corps, 1.9.44):

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Mechanized Corps (from 1 Mech Corps, 1.9.44):

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Authorized organization could vary a little from corps to corps, the main reason was availability of heavy tank regiment and organization of self-propelled regiments of the corps. Worth to note that by the end of 1944 light artillery regiment was included to the tank corps, bringing additional 600 men and 24 76-mm guns.

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Dann Falk » 06 Sep 2017 22:53

A quick translation of the 7 Mechanized Corps info... Great info Art and Der Alte Fritz!

7th Mechanized Novoukrainian Khingansk Order of Lenin, Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Corps
Formation Structure and command Numbers and armament History of the name
Forming the body

The 7th Mechanized Corps (2nd formation) began to be formed by NPO Directive No. 1124070 of 10.01.1943 in the Kosterevsky Tank Military Camp, with a deadline of February 20, 1943. But it was formed only during the period from August 1 to September 30 1943 in accordance with the directive No. 39976 of the General Staff of the Red Army of August 1, 1943. Formation was carried out in the Kosterevo camps near the city of Solnechnogorsk near Moscow. From the first days, the formation was led by the corps commander, Major-General of tank forces, DUBOVOI Ivan, Chief of Staff Colonel GASHIN Vyacheslav Ivanovich, and Colonel ANDREEV Alexander Pavlovich, Chief of the Political Department.

Some fighters already had combat experience. Thus, the 16th Mechanized Brigade was reorganized from the 16th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 25th Panzer Corps, which included combat operations from July 13, 1942 to June 28, 1943. The tank regiments of the other two fur brigades participated in combat operations from February 1943 The 41st Guards Tank Brigade was reorganized from the 90th Tank Brigade, which was formed at the Stalingrad ABT Center and, from April 20, 1942, participated in the Battle of Stalingrad as part of the 28th, 57th and 64th Armies, becoming the Guards.

September 15, 1943 the corps was awarded the Red Banner of Battle. This day is considered the birthday of the corps.

Daily tactical exercises, firing and exercises to muffle units and units have turned the corps into a formidable fighting force, which includes 238 tanks and self-propelled artillery systems, capable of solving various tasks in the directions of the main attacks of the fronts.

After the end of World War II, the 7th m in November 1945 was reorganized into the 7th Mechanized Division, which, as part of the 39th Army, was stationed in Manchuria near Port Arthur and Dalny. In 1956, in connection with the withdrawal of our troops from the territory of the People's Republic of China, the division was disbanded.

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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 31 Mar 2018 10:20

Report on the development of Armoured and Mechanised troops during the Great Patriotic War
TsAMO f.38 op.11373 d.158 l.4355

A. Mechanized Corps.
A. 1942

1/. The first two mechanized corps were formed by the subordination of the directive NKO 1104308ss of September 8, 1942, case 13a p. 159 /.
By this time in the course of 1942, 21 tank corps had been formed in which the following units were introduced from the beginning of the formation on April 1, 1942:

a) Engineering and mine company - State No. 04/218
b) the company for the delivery of fuel - state No. 010/388-B
c) By picking up the post station - state No. 014/69-B
d) Gd. mortar. Division - State No. 08/83
e) Intelligence Battalion - State No. 010/389
f) Motorcycle Battalion - State No. 010/353

The aforementioned changes of the Tank Corps, taken into account
the creation of the first mechanized corps and organization of their
with the following:

Management Mech Corps State No. 010/290 - 100 people
Mech. brigade staff No. 010 / 370-010 / 330,010 / 292
Mech. brigade staff No. 10 / 370-010 / 330.010 / 292
Mech. brigade staff No. 010 / 370-010 / 380.010 / 292
Tank brigade № 010 / 240-010 / 247 - 1036 people
Anti-tank art. regiment staff No. 08/100 - 260 people
Army Air Defense Regiment staff No. 08/136 - 326 people
Gd Mortar Division No. 08/83 - 250 personnel
Armoured-car battalion staff No. 010/289 - 112 people
RVB (Repair and maintenance Bn) State No. 10/81 - 231 people
Sapper battalion staff No. 010/293 -385 people
Engineering and mine company - staff No. 04/218 106 people
Office Company - staff No. 010/291 - 164 people
Company for the delivery of fuel and lubricants - state No. 010/333 -113 people

Scheme 5 of the Mechanized Corps Organization.
Mech Corps Scheme 5 010-290 September 1942.jpg
[Number of personnel for the Tank Brigade should read 1036]

This organization of mechanized corps includes 1 and 2 MC.
The 3 and 5 MС consisted of two tank brigades in the state No. 010 / 240-010 / 247, and in 4 and 6 MС the tank brigades were replaced by two tank regiments in the state 010/292.
In all the corps with such an organization were five tank regiments.

Consequently, of the six mechanized corps formed before January 1, 1943, they had three types of organization, which determined the number of tanks in the Corps:

First -
Three tank regiments 010/292 - 117 tanks
One tank brigade 010 / 240-010 / 247 - 49 tanks
total of all tanks in the MK ............ 175. of them. KV - 5 T-34 - 95 and T-70 - 75
Second -
Three tank regiments 010/292 -117 tanks
Two Tank Brigades - according to the state No. 010 / 240-010 / 247 - 98 tanks
Total tanks in the MK-224
Third -
Five tank regiments 010/292 - 195 tanks
Total tanks in the MK-204

the Corps composition was determined by separate directives issued by NKO and comrade STALIN. In some Corps, the Army Regiment of Air Defense was provided in which case scheme 5 was not common for the regiments in the Mech Corps formed in 1942
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Re: Mechanised Corps 2nd Generation

Post by Art » 31 Mar 2018 16:43

Actually there were more than 3 different types of corps, since 1 and 2 Guards Mechanized Corps formed in October 1942 had their own distinct organization:
https://image.ibb.co/fMdQ4n/Mk1.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/mSYpx7/MK2.jpg

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