Structure of the Austrian Armed Forces in 1989

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The Order of Battle of the Austrian Armed Forces in case of a Warsaw Pact attack in 1989 is given below.

  • Briagdes were the army's counterattack and reserve forces, held back until the Landwehr units would have worn down enemy forces.
  • Landwehr regiments were to defend key areas (Schlüsselzonen) which the enemy would not be allowed to pass through.
  • Landwehr battalions (Landwehrbataillone) were static battalions tasked with defending their area of operations.
  • Blocking battalions and companies (Sperrbataillone and Sperrkompanien) were to defend fortified positions.
  • Light Infantry battalions and companies (Jagdkampfbataillone and Jagdkampfkompanien) were meant to fight behind enemy lines and disrupt logistic supply lines.
  • River-blocking companies (Flusssperrkompanien) would have had to prevent the enemy from crossing rivers at fords.
  • Guard companies (Wachkompanien) were to guard key infrastructure.
  • Guard-blocking companies (Wachsperrkompanien) would have guarded transport infrastructure (i.e. bridges, tunnels) and had to prevent the enemy from using the infrastructure.
  • Fortification Artillery batteries (Artilleriebatterie ortsfest) would have employed M2 155mm howitzers in bunkers to lay suppressing fire on enemy approach routes.

Army Command[edit]

  • Army Command would retreat to a bunker in St Johann im Pongau to the South of Salzburg
    • Command Battalion
    • Army Signal Regiment in St Johann im Pongau
    • SIGINT Battalion
    • 1st Logistic Regiment

Vienna Military Command[edit]

  • Vienna Military Command' in Vienna
    • Staff Battalion Wien
    • Guard Battalion
    • 21st Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Southeastern Lower Austria and Vienna (Raumsicherungszone 21)
      • Staff Company
      • 211th Landwehr Battalion
      • 213th Landwehr Battalion
      • 2x Light Infantry Companies (Jagdkampfkompanien)
      • 3x Guard Companies
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • 1x Guard-blocking Company
      • 21st Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company

I Army Corps[edit]

I Army Corps Area of Operations

1st Panzergrenadier Division[edit]

1st Panzergrenadier Division Structure

Burgenland Military Command[edit]

  • Burgenland Military Command in Eisenstadt tasked with delaying invading Warsaw Pact forces
    • Staff Battalion Burgenland
    • 1st Jäger (Infantry) Brigade (Wartime mobilization unit) in Eisenstadt
    • 11th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Northern Burgenland (Raumsicherungszone 11)
      • Staff Company
      • 111th Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 111) defending the Brucker Pforte
      • 112th Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 112) defending the Brucker Pforte
      • 114th Landwehr Battalion
      • 2x Engineer Companies
      • Logistic Company
    • 12th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Central Burgenland (Raumsicherungszone 12)
      • Staff Company
      • 121st Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 121) tasked with harassing enemy supply lines
      • 122nd Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 122) defending the Wiener Neustädter Pforte
      • Guard Company
      • 12th Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 141st Landwehr Battalion defending the Semmering Pass ( 141 (Schlüsselzone 14)

Niederösterreich Military Command[edit]

  • Niederösterreich Military Command in Sankt Pölten tasked with defending Lower Austria
    • Staff Battalion Niederösterreich
    • 2nd Jäger (Infantry) Brigade (Wartime mobilization unit) in Vienna
    • 32nd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Northheastern Lower Austria (Raumsicherungszone 32)
      • Staff Company
      • 311th Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 311)
      • 321st Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 321)
      • 322nd Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 322)
      • 2x Guard Companies
      • 32nd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 33rd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment
      • Staff Company
      • 331st Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 331)
      • 332nd Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 332)
      • 333rd Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 333)
      • 2x Guard-blocking Companies
      • River-blocking Company Tullnerfeld
      • River-blocking Company Tullnerfeld-East
      • 33rd Anti-tank Company
      • 33rd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 34th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment
      • Staff Company
      • 123rd Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 123)
      • 342nd Landwehr Battalion
      • 343rd Landwehr Battalion
      • 3x Guard Companies
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • 2x Blocking Platoons
      • 34th Anti-tank Company
      • 34th Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 35th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment
      • Staff Company
      • 351st Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 351)
      • 352nd Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 352)
      • 354th Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 354)
      • 355th Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 355)
      • 3x Guard-blocking Companies
      • River-blocking Company Strengberg
      • Fortification Artillery Battery Amstetten (M2 155mm howitzers)
      • Fortification Artillery Battery Euratsfeld (M2 155mm howitzers)
      • 3x Blocking Platoons
      • 35th Anti-tank Company
      • 35th Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
      • Signal Platoon

Steiermark Military Command[edit]

  • Steiermark Military Command in Graz tasked with defending Styria
    • Staff Battalion Steiermark
    • 5th Jäger (Infantry) Brigade (Wartime mobilization unit) in Graz
    • 51st Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Southeastern Styria and Southern Burgenland (Raumsicherungszone 51)
      • Staff Company
      • 511th Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 511)
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • Guard Company
      • 51st Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 52nd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Southern Styria (Raumsicherungszone 52)
      • Staff Company
      • 521st Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 521)
      • 522nd Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 522)
      • 3x Blocking Companies
      • Guard Company
      • 52nd Anti-tank Company
      • 52nd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 53rd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Southwestern Styria
      • Staff Company
      • 532nd Landwehr Battalion
      • 533rd Landwehr Battalion
      • 3x Blocking Companies
      • 53rd Anti-tank Company
      • 53rd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 54th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Central Styria
      • Staff Company
      • 541st Landwehr Battalion
      • 542nd Landwehr Battalion
      • 543rd Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 543)
      • 54th Anti-tank Company
      • 54th Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 55th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Northwestern Styria
      • Staff Company
      • 551st Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 551)
      • 2x Landwehr Companies
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • 3x Guard Companies
      • 55th Anti-tank Company
      • 55th Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company

II Army Corps[edit]

II Army Corps Area of Operations

Oberösterreich Military Command[edit]

  • Oberösterreich Military Command in Hörsching tasked with defending Upper Austria
    • Staff Battalion Oberösterreich
    • 41st Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment
      • Staff Company
      • 411th Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 411)
      • 412th Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 412)
      • 41st Blocking Company
      • Guard Company
      • Guard-blocking Company
      • River-blocking Company Mauthausen
      • River-blocking Company Linz
      • Fortification Artillery Battery Ruprechtshofen (M2 155mm howitzers)
      • 41st Anti-tank Company
      • 41st Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 42nd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Northern Upper Austria (Raumsicherungszone 42)
      • Staff Company
      • 421st Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 421)
      • 422nd Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 422)
      • 423rd Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 423)
      • River-blocking Company Brandstatt
      • Fortification Artillery Battery Rutzing (M2 155mm howitzers)
      • 42nd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 44th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Central Upper Austria
      • Staff Company
      • Light Infantry Company (Jagdkampfkompanie)
      • 5x Blocking Companies
      • 2x Guard Companies
      • 44th Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company

Tirol Military Command[edit]

  • Tirol Military Command in Innsbruck tasked with defending Tyrol
    • Staff Battalion Tirol
    • 6th Jäger (Infantry) Brigade (Wartime mobilization unit) in Innsbruck
    • 61st Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Northeastern Tyrol (Raumsicherungszone 61)
      • Staff Company
      • 611th Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 611)
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • 61st Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 62nd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Innsbruck (Schlüsselzone 62)
      • Staff Company
      • 621st Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 621)
      • 622nd Landwehr Battalion
      • 624th Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 624)
      • Blocking Company
      • Guard-blocking Company
      • Guard Company
      • 62nd Anti-tank Company
      • 62nd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 63rd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Western Tyrol (Raumsicherungszone 63)
      • Staff Company
      • 631st Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 631)
      • 632nd Landwehr Battalion
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • 63rd Pack Animal Company
      • 63rd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 64th Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Eastern Tyrol (Raumsicherungszone 64)
      • Staff Company
      • 641st Light Infantry Battalion (Jagdkampfbataillon 641)
      • Blocking Company
      • Guard Company
      • 64th Pack Animal Company
      • 64th Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company

Kärnten Military Command[edit]

  • Kärnten Military Command in Klagenfurt tasked with defending Carinthia
    • Staff Battalion Kärnten
    • 7th Jäger (Infantry) Brigade (Wartime mobilization unit) in Klagenfurt
    • 71st Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment
      • Staff Company
      • 711th Landwehr Battalion
      • 712th Landwehr Battalion
      • 715th Blocking Battalion (Sperrbataillon 715)
      • 3x Blocking Companies
      • 1x Guard-blocking Company
      • Fortification Artillery Battery Haberberg (M2 155mm howitzers)
      • 71st Anti-tank Company
      • 71st Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 72nd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Northern Carinthia (Raumsicherungszone 72)
      • Staff Company
      • 721st Landwehr Battalion
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • Guard-blocking Company
      • Guard Company
      • 72nd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 73rd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Southern Carinthia (Raumsicherungszone 73)
      • Staff Company
      • 731st Landwehr Battalion
      • 732nd Landwehr Battalion
      • Guard-blocking Company
      • 2x Guard Companies
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • 73rd Pack Animal Company
      • 73rd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company

Salzburg Military Command[edit]

  • Salzburg Military Command in Salzburg tasked with defending Salzburg
    • Staff Battalion Kärnten
    • 8th Jäger (Infantry) Brigade (Wartime mobilization unit) in Salzburg
    • 81st Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Northern Salzburg (Raumsicherungszone 81)
      • Staff Company
      • 2x Light Infantry Companies (2x Jagdkampfkompanien)
      • 3x Blocking Companies
      • 2x Guard Companies
      • 81st Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 82nd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Southeastern Salzburg (Raumsicherungszone 82)
      • Staff Company
      • 821st Landwehr Battalion
      • 3x Blocking Companies
      • 2x Guard Companies
      • 82nd Anti-tank Company
      • 82nd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company
    • 83rd Landwehr (Territorial Army) Regiment in Southwestern Salzburg (Raumsicherungszone 83)
      • Staff Platoon
      • Guard Company
      • 2x Blocking Companies
      • 83rd Engineer Company
      • Logistic Company

Vorarlberg Military Command[edit]

Air Division[edit]

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