BMP-1 Troop Organisation

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UshCha
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BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by UshCha » 06 Feb 2019, 13:19

So how do you organize your BMP-1 Troops. My co-author tends to have 2 sections one with the RPG Grenadier and Assistant Grenadier and 2 rifle. The other is the Squad leader 2 rifles and the SAW gunner (RPK 74). More typical historicaly seems to be Fire support team (RPG and SAW) with the Squads leader and a maneuver team of rifles. Which do you use most and why? Historical data is also welcome. Why- I'm about to base up my 1/144 BMP-1 squads.

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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by dadlamassu » 06 Feb 2019, 18:42

Infantry weapons depend on period and I found these using a Google search for "soviet motor rifle platoon" https://fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm100-2-3.pdf
https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a047784.pdf
https://balagan.info/soviet-order-of-ba ... e-cold-war
may help. Lots more if you look.

Your co-author needs to do some research as a MR Platoon has 3 x Sections in BMPs and as far I remember from every briefing that at full strength the Soviet MR units have always had 3 sections to the platoon (3 x BMP or BTR), three platoons to a company (10 x BMP or BTR - 3 x 3 plus 1 for Coy HQ)

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 06 Feb 2019, 23:51

I have my MR organised in companies as you describe Alan. :)

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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by UshCha » 07 Feb 2019, 17:09

Gents,
Thanks, I had seen some of this. I am looking for the organization around 1985 of the individual BMP's.

There is this:-

https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals ... artles.pdf

However its a bit late for me and BMP's are now 7 man squads not 8 or 9. I am looking for the basic 1985 infantry organization of each BMP.

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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by Gary » 07 Feb 2019, 19:35

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm100-2-3.pdf

Page 55 details the BMP squad and platoon TOE.
"The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes"

"Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."

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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 07 Feb 2019, 23:44

GRINGO GARY long time no hear no see , hope all is well with you ,get yer suntanned ass back on here troop :D

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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by Gary » 08 Feb 2019, 08:17

Whoop whoop! Not been very sunny lately......tshirt weather today tho'....

I've been lurking but not bad owt to say......but of a push to clear the painting decks too.....might be empty by 2025 but each rummage in the bunker seems to unearth something else!!
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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 13 Feb 2019, 14:34

I know your always looking , so what new gems have you unearthed Gary.

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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by Gary » 14 Feb 2019, 08:35

Latest addition to my Russian forces.....

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Kamaz Typhoon MRAP, but of a monster truck!
This is a 3D print from EBay shop Lumpeystoybox. A bit disappointing on first inspection, flat detailing around the cab doors etc and a very flat rear box......I've raided the spares box for add on greeblies, side boxes; roof top detail; side view ports and read door/ramp. It looks like this is a model of the prototype vehicle, the production versions have big flared wheel arches, rooftop hatches etc.
Anyway pretty happy with how it has turned out! I have a Russian force of Gaz Tigrs, Vodniks and this beast, with an option to deploy robot AFV's too.
"The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes"

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bannockburn bhoy
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Re: BMP-1 Troop Organisation

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 14 Feb 2019, 23:40

I picked up some of these a while back from The Works for £2 a pop ,although I haven't done any work to them yet, cheers John

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