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Turkish Infantry Platoon (2019)

The following is the current organization of the Infantry Platoon (Piyade Takımı) of the Turkish Land Forces. This is assuming adoption of the new MPT-76 service rifles that replaced Turkey's aging G3 service rifles. The organization is particularly interesting in that it closely resembles that of the U.S. Army Rifle squad, but with key differences in equipment. This is based upon personal consultation with a Turkish servicemember.

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  1. Organization

 

Organization

  • Type: Infantry Platoon

  • Origin: Turkish Land Forces (Turkey)

  • Personnel: 1 Officer and 29 Enlisted

​→ Platoon Headquarters (Piyade Takımı) (1 Officer and 2 Enlisted)

  • 1× Platoon Commander (Takım Subayı), a Lieutenant or First Lieutenant (OF-1), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle

  • 1× Platoon Sergeant (Takım Astsubayı), a Petty Officer Sergeant (OR-6), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle

  • 1× Radio Operator (Haberci Eri), a Private (OR-1), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle

​→ 3× Rifle Squads (Piyade Mangası) (9 Enlisted each)

  • Squad Leader (Manga Komutanı), a Sergeant (OR-4), armed with 1 MPT-76 rifle with thermal optic or 1 HK-33E rifle

  • Team 1 (1'inci Tim)

    • 1× Team Leader (Tim Komutanı), ​a Senior Corporal (OR-3), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle and 1 M72 LAW

    • Machine Gunner (Hafif Makinalı Tüfek Nişancısı), a Private (OR-1), armed with 1 MG-3 machine gun and 1 pistol

    • Assistant Machine Gunner (Hafif Makinalı Tüfek Yardımcısı), a Private (OR-1), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle and 1 M72 LAW

    • Rifleman (Avcı Eri), a Private (OR-1), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle and 1 T40 underbarrel grenade launcher

  • Team 2 (2'inci Tim)

    • 1× Team Leader (Tim Komutanı), ​a Senior Corporal (OR-3), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle and 1 M72 LAW

    • Machine Gunner (Hafif Makinalı Tüfek Nişancısı), a Private (OR-1), armed with 1 MG-3 machine gun and 1 pistol

    • Assistant Machine Gunner (Hafif Makinalı Tüfek Yardımcısı), a Private (OR-1), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle and 1 M72 LAW

    • Rifleman (Avcı Eri), a Private (OR-1), armed with 1 MPT-76 or HK-33E rifle and 1 MGL automatic grenade launcher

"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious."

      - Marcus Aurelius

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