Yugoslav People's Army ground forces Part II

Yugoslav Peoples Army (JNA) Ground Forces (KoV) logo.


Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) had about 180,000 active members, of which 100,000 recruits, and were able to mobilize more than a million reservists.

M-84 was the most modern and the only mass-produced tank in SFR Yugoslavia.


Tank brigades with a total of more than a thousand tanks consisted of two or three battalions. Numerically dominated the Soviet T-54 and T-55, 70 T-72 and about 300 domestic M-84th The reserves were about 47 ("Patton") of US M- and veterans of World War II, the Soviet T-34/85 and US "Sherman". In addition to the tanks, the JNA had at its disposal a huge number of armored vehicles.

M4 Sherman was a program to help SFR Yugoslavia arrived in large quantities, starting from 1951. 


According to the Yugoslav constitution of 1974 Army was divided into six military districts into five republics:

First Army (Belgrade) - north of SR Serbia and SAP Vojvodina
Second Army (Nis) - South SR Serbia and SAP Kosovo
Third Army (Skopje) - SR Macedonia
Fifth Army (Zagreb) - SR Croatia
Seventh Army (Sarajevo) - the Federal Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ninth Army (Ljubljana) - SR Slovenia

T-34 was the longest used JNA tank.


The armed forces of Yugoslavia within the Land Forces - were: genera of the army, infantry, armor, artillery, artillery and missile units (EIA), communication and nuclear-biological-chemical defense.
Artillery regiments were equipped with Soviet (about a thousand), American (700) and the domestic large-caliber weaponry. In artillery and rocket systems are YMRL-32 and M-63, four launchers for Soviet Rockets ground-ground FROG-7 range of 100 kilometers; a total of a little less than a thousand pieces. Self-propelled artillery possessed with 700 weapons. To this should be added large quantities of anti-tank weapons and resources.

M18 one of the fastest tanks hunter remained in the JNA until the end of an army.


Many JNA units disposed of are a large number of anti-aircraft (PVO) equipment; it was estimated that the anti-aircraft artillery weapons total was more than 5,000. Ground units included four rocket regiment surface-to-air and 11 artillery regiments PVO. Rocket PVO regiments were equipped with a large number of Soviet missiles SA-6, SA-7, SA-9, SA-13, SA-14, SA-16s.





Coast artillery and possessed guns and missiles surface-to-earth, the Soviet SS-C-3 and on trucks mounted Yugoslav "bromine" antiship missiles (local variant of the Soviet SS-N-2). Coast artillery encompassed more than 400 guns 88 mm, 122 mm, 130 mm and 152 mm of Soviet, American, German (post-war) and Yugoslav production.




Sources:

Jugoslavenska-narodna-armija.blogspot.ba

sh.wikipedia.org


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