Sub-subunit

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Sub-subunit or sub-sub-unit is a subordinated element below platoon level of company-sized units or sub-units which normally might not be separately identified in authorization documents by name, number, or letter. Fireteams, squads, crews, sections and patrols are typically sub-subunits.

Types of sub-units[edit]

Sub-subunits (de: Teileinheit; ru: подразделение/podrazdelenie) in various languages and armed forces
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Icon Description Designation Structure Commander/leader
Military Map Symbol - Unit Size - Dark Blue - 010 -Detachment or Squad.svg
Military Symbol - Friendly Unit (Monochrome Dark 1.5x1 Frame)- Unspecified or Composite All-Arms (NATO APP-6).svg
one dot over framed unit icon Trupp[1] 2–7 men,
Tank crew
UnteroffizierHauptgefreiter Squad Equipe[2]
Equipage[3]
Группа (gruppa)[4]
Звено (zveno)[5]
Расчёт (raschot)[6]
Drużyna[7]
Military Map Symbol - Unit Size - Dark Blue - 020 - Section.svg
Military Symbol - Friendly Unit (Monochrome Dark 1.5x1 Frame)- Unspecified or Composite All-Arms (NATO APP-6).svg
Two dots over framed unit icon Gruppe[8],
Halbzug
8–12 men,
2 tank crews
Oberfeldwebel ⇒ Unteroffizier Section Groupe[9][10]
Patrouille[11]
Отделе́ние (otdelenie)
Экипаж (ekipazh)[12]
Расчёт (raschot)[13]
Drużyna[14]
Załoga[15]
Działlon[16]
Rotte[17] 2 aircraft Two-ship flight/Pair Patrouille légère Пара (para) N.N.
Military Map Symbol - Unit Size - Dark Blue - 030 - Platoon or Troop.svg
Military Symbol - Friendly Unit (Monochrome Dark 1.5x1 Frame)- Unspecified or Composite All-Arms (NATO APP-6).svg
Three dots over framed unit icon Zug,
Hörsaal
ca. 40 men[18] HauptmannHauptfeldwebel Platoon Section[19] Взвод (vzvod) Pluton
Schwarm/Kette 3–4 aircraft Flight Patrouille[20]
Peloton[21]
Звено (zveno) Klucz
Military Map Symbol - Unit Size - Dark Blue - 040 - Echelon or Staffel.svg
Military Symbol - Friendly Unit (Monochrome Dark 1.5x1 Frame)- Unspecified or Composite All-Arms (NATO APP-6).svg
four dots over framed unit icon Staffel[22] HauptmannHauptfeldwebel Echelon[23]
Escadrille Eskadra
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References[edit]

  1. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-8.
  2. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-13.
  3. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-13.
  4. ^ Usually as a translation, rarely used in post-WWII Soviet and Russian infantry tactics due to small squad size
  5. ^ In historical context, e.g. 1930s Red Army teams
  6. ^ When referring to infantry teams crewing collective weapons: HMGs, grenade launchers, ATGMs etc.
  7. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-25.
  8. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-8.
  9. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-8.
  10. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-13.
  11. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-13.
  12. ^ Crew in most military branches, e.g. aviation, armour, automobile troops etc.
  13. ^ Crew in artillery and all kinds of missile troops
  14. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-25.
  15. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-25.
  16. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-25.
  17. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-8.
  18. ^ The personal strength, e.g. of self-contained platoons, training platoons, technical platoons, or Bundeswehr sub-subunits with platoon structure, might contain different staff.[citation needed]
  19. ^ A section with group-structure (e.g.: US Marine Corps, 8–12 soldiers) may contain, in opposite to a "Section" in France armed forces, decisive less personal strength.[citation needed]
  20. ^ In fighter aviation
  21. ^ In bomber and military transport aviation
  22. ^ APP-6D NATO Joint Military Symbology. NATO Standardization Office. October 2017. p. B-8.
  23. ^ APP-6 Military Symbols for Land Based Systems. NATO. July 1986. pp. B8.