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CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES
Section VI. COMBAT TROOPS (FECHTENDE TRUPPEN)
9. General Headquarters Antitank Units
Numerous types of motor-drawn and self-propelled antitank gun units may be
allotted from the General Headquarters pool to corps or divisions in
accordance with tactical needs. Self-propelled General Headquarters units
sometimes have been referred to as assault gun battalions or brigades. The
strongest type of General Headquarters antitank battalions is the
The Fortress Antitank Gun Battalion (Festungs-Pak-Bataillon) is similar to ordinary anti-tank battalions except that it has very limited transport facilities.
The Fortress Antitank Gun Command (Festungs-Pak-Verband) is a staff controlling several independent fortress antitank gun companies in a given sector.
The Fortress Antitank Gun Company (Festungs-Pak Kompanie) is an independent
static antitank gun company attached for administrative purposes to a fortress
antitank gun command and for tactical purposes to the field unit which mans
the sector. It is equipped with 76.2 (Russian) and
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