Friday, November 4, 2022

Vozdushno-Desantnye voyska Rossii - VDV Russian Airborne part 2

VDV Russian Airborne part 2

VDV airborne badge

Another item to complete for the analogue painting challenge are my soviet airborne brigade, with that in mind I have prepared my Able Archer organisation. The VDV battalions had a lot of support weapons so it is difficult to portray this so I have added a support coy with a mortar coy as per soviet doctrine.

Airborne Parachute Regiment (530 men in each battalion)

Command company 
CO + 3 figs sniper, First aid and communications, Recon platoon 2 figs UAZ 469, AA missile group (9 Strela-3 / Igla MANPADS) 2 figs 

1st Battalion

OC + 3 sniper, first aid and communications
 
1st Company to 3rd Company

 assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

anti tank battery 
1 x ATGM 9K111 Fagot 2 figs, 1 x SPG-9MD recoilless 3 figs
 
support company

AGS launcher 2 figs, spigot ATGM 3 figs

 mortar coy 

Observor 2 figs, 1 x 82mm mortar 3 figs, 1 x PM38 2B11 120mm mortar 3 figs

 

2nd Battalion
OC + 3 sniper, first aid and communications
 
1st Company to 3rd Company

assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

anti tank battery 
1 x ATGM 9K111 Fagot 2 figs, 1 x SPG-9MD recoilless 3 figs
 
support company

AGS launcher 2 figs, spigot ATGM 3 figs

 mortar coy 

 Observer 2 figs, 1 x 82mm mortar 3 figs, 1 x PM38 2B11 120mm mortar 3 figs


3rd Battalion air assault 3 x Mi8 Hips

OC + 3 sniper, first aid and communications
 
1st Company to 3rd Company

 assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

assault company 7 figs RPG-16, PK LMG 

anti tank battery 
1 x ATGM 9K111 Fagot 2 figs, 1 x SPG-9MD recoilless 3 figs
 
support company

AGS launcher 2 figs, spigot ATGM 3 figs 
 
mortar coy 

Observer 2 figs, 1 x 82mm mortar 3 figs, 1 x PM38 2B11 120mm mortar 3 figs

I have ordered the extra pieces in metal from S&S models to make up the  plastic battalions short fall of heavy weapons.

cheers

Matt

 

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