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FAPLA 21 Brigade

* Pease note that all the information contained herein are pure conjecture and subject to confirmation by the parties involved. The sole purpose of this Order of Battle is for the use of refighting the respective battles in miniature as a tactical wargame.

 

21 Brigade

Captain Ngelega

            Brigade Headquarters, with

                        2 BTR60PU

                        1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, 2 radio operators)

                        1 Artillery OP section (2 officer, 2 NCO’s 1 radio operator)

                        3 support sections (1 NCO, 9 men)

                        3 medium trucks

            Brigade Recon Company, with

                        Company Headquarters, with

                        1 BMP-1

1 command section (1 officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

1 BRDM-2

            1 infantry section  (1 NCO, 9 men)

1 platoons, with

            3 PT-76

2 platoons, each with

            2 BMP-1s

            2 BRDM-2s

            1 command section (1 officer, 2 NCO’s, 2 men)

            2 infantry sections (1 NCO, 9 men)

                                    1 close support section, with

                                                1 60mm mortar team (NCO + 1 man)

                                                2 LMG team (2 men)

                        2 RPG-7 teams (2 men)

            Brigade Engineer Company, with

                        Company Headquarters

                                    1 command section (1 officer, 2 NCO’s, 1 radio operator)

                                    1 UAZ-469                                

                                    2 engineer platoons, each with

                                    1 TMM mobile bridge

                                    2 medium trucks

                                                1 command section (officer, 2 NCO’s, 2 men)

                                                3 engineer sections (NCO, 9 men)

            Brigade AT Platoon, with

                        1 BRDM-2

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        3 BRDM2/AT-3s

                        3 crews (NCO, 4 men)

            Brigade AA Company, with

                        1 command section (1 officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        6 SA-14 teams (NCO, 4 men)

                        3 ZSU-23-4

                        3 crews (NCO, 4 men)

                        1 UAZ-469

                        6 medium trucks

            Attached AA Missile Battery, with

                        1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        1 UAZ-469

                        1 Flat-Face Air Defence Radar

                        1 SA-8 logistics vehicle

                        4 SA-8 launcher vehicles

                        4 crew (NCO, 5 men)

            Brigade Supply Company, with

                        1 command section (1 officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        1 UAZ-469

                        6 support sections (NCO, 5 men)

                        12 medium trucks

            Brigade Recovery Company, with

                        2 BTS-4 recovery vehicles

                        2 crews (NCO, 4 men)

                        4 support sections (NCO, 9 men)

                        8 medium trucks

            3 Infantry Battalions, each with

                        Battalion Headquarters, with

                                    1 BTR-60PU

                                    1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                                    3 BTR-60

                                    3 infantry sections (NCO, 9 men)

                        3 infantry companies, each with

                                    company headquarters, with

                                                1 BTR 60

                                                1 command section (1 officers, 2 NCO’s, 2 men)

                                    3 infantry platoons, each with

                                                3 BTR 60s

                                                2 infantry sections (NCO, 9 men)

                                                1 close support section, with

                                                            1 60mm mortar team (NCO + 1 man)

                                                            2 LMG team (2 men)

                                                            2 RPG-7 teams (2 men)

                        Support company, with

                                    1 command section (officer, 2 NCOs, 2 men)

                                    3 82mm mortars

                                    3 crews (NCO, 4 men)

                                    6 SA-7 teams (NCO, 4 men)

                                    3 82mm RR team (NCO, 4 men)

                                    3 ZPU-2 teams (NCO, 4 men)

                                    8 medium trucks

                                    3 AGS-17 teams (NCO, 4 men)

                                    3 AT-3 teams (NCO, 4 men)

                                    6 BTR-60s

            Brigade Tank Battalion, with

                        Battalion Headquarters, with

                                    1 command section (2 officers, 2NCOs, radio operator)

                                    1 T-54C

                                    6 support sections (NCO, 5 men)

                        12 medium trucks             

                        1 Tank Companies, each with

                                    Company Headquarters

                                                1 T-55

                                    1 Tank Troop, with

                                                2 T-55s

                        2 Tank Companies, each with

                                    Company Headquarters

                                                1 T-54

                                    2 Tank Troops, each with

                                                3 T-54s

Brigade Artillery Battalion, with

                        Battalion Headquarters, with

                                    1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                                    5 artillery observation teams (1 officer, 2 NCOs)

                                    6 UAZ-469s

                                    1 TOC van

                                    1 cable-laying section (NCO, 9 men)

                                    6 support sections (NCO, 5 men)

                        12 medium trucks             

                        3 Batteries, each with

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCOs, 1 radio operator)

                        1 UAZ-469

                        6 122mm D-30s

                        6 Zil157 Trucks

                        6 crews (NCO, 5 men)

                        1 Battery, with

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCOs, 1 radio operator)

                        1 UAZ-469

                                    6 BM-21 MRL

                                    6 crews (NCO, 5 men)

                        1 Battery, with

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCOs, 1 radio operator)

                        1 UAZ-469

                                    6 120mm Mortars

                                    6 gun crews

                                    6 medium trucks

 

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