Gary Kennedy wrote:The Red Army Handbook mentions a development of seemingly 010/414, which deleted the light tanks and switched to four Coys of 10 tanks each, plus an SMG Coy, possibly that was 010/507?
I doubt that any regiments with four medium tank companies ever existed.
010/465 - only an outline of this, HQ, HQ Coy (HQ Squad with 2 tanks, Recce Pl with 3 tanks and seemingly some inf element
From this document
(pages 75-79) authorized strength of the mechanized brigade/tank regiment/recce platoon in May 45 was:
3 officers, 22 NCOs, 15 privates, total 40 men
3 tanks, 2 armored carriers, 2 motorcycles
5 machine guns, 2 AT Rifles, 24 SMGs, 9 pistols, 3 radios (including those installed on vehicles, I guess)
For comparison recce company/mechanized brigade from the same doc:
7 officers, 66 NCOs, 61 privates, total 134 men
10 armored carriers, 7 armored cars, 3 motorcycles, 4 automobiles
17 machine guns, 10 AT rifles, 79 SMGs, 14 rifles, 39 pistols, 4 radios
Note a certain rearrangement compared to the original TO&E.
Introduction of the new tank regiment also meant that the balance of the light armor vehicles changed somewhat. The original 010/420 provided for 10 armored carriers in the recce company and 10 armored cars (7 in the recce company and 3 in the tank regiments). Now there were 12 armored carriers (10 in the recce coy and 2 in the tank regiment) and 8 armored cars (7 in recce coy and 1 in tank regiment). Whereas when the TO&E was issued "armored carriers" were apparently supposed to be British Universal carriers, in 1944-45 they were mostly US-built wheeled scout cars. USSR revived some US half-tracks as well, but they were mainly used as command vehicles or artillery tractors.