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Vietnam People's Army Rifle Platoon (2019)

The following is the current organization of the Infantry Platoon (Trung đội bộ binh) of the People's Army of Vietnam. This is based primarily on Vietnamese tertiary online sources, including Wikipedia. Assumptions were made vis-à-vis the assignment of weapons at the fire team level. However, this is demonstrative of the weapons proper weapons loadouts (at least at the squad level). Vietnamese structure is triangular, adhering to a doctrine known as "tam tam chế."

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  1. Organization

 

Organization

  • Type: Infantry Platoon

  • Origin: People's Army of Vietnam (Vietnam)

  • Personnel: 1 Officer and 28 Enlisted

​→ Platoon Headquarters (1 Officer and 1 Enlisted)

  • 1× Platoon Commander, a Junior Lieutenant to Senior Lieutenant (OF-1), armed with 1 AKM rifle

  • 1× Deputy Platoon Commander, a Sergeant (OR-5) to Sergeant Major (OR-8), armed with 1 AKM rifle

​→ 3× Rifle Squads (9 Enlisted each)

  • Team 1 [A]

    • Squad Commander, ​a Corporal (OR-3) to Sergeant (OR-5), armed with 1 AKM rifle

    • Light Machine Gunner, a Private (OR-1) to Private First Class (OR-2), armed with 1 RPD or 1 RPK light machine gun

    • Rifleman, a Private (OR-1) to Private First Class (OR-2), armed with 1 AKM rifle

  • Team 2

    • 1× Deputy Squad Commander, ​a Private First Class (OR-2) to Corporal (OR-3), armed with 1 AKM rifle

    • 1× RPG Operator, a Private (OR-1) to Private First Class (OR-2), armed with 1 RPG-7V rocket launcher

    • Rifleman, a Private (OR-1) to Private First Class (OR-2), armed with 1 AKM rifle

  • Team 3

    • 1× Team Leader/Rifleman, ​a Private (OR-1) to Private First Class (OR-2), armed with 1 AKM rifle

    • 1× Grenadier, a Private (OR-1) to Private First Class (OR-2), armed with 1 M79-VN 40mm grenade launcher

    • Rifleman, a Private (OR-1) to Private First Class (OR-2), armed with 1 AKM rifle

[A] Assumptions were made in the distribution of weapons in the individual fire teams and some of the billets. The total amount of weapons prescribed is correct, but the author could not find further information on the specific makeup of the 3 teams.

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