by Thorleif Olsson

Several different types of tank battalions existed.

Infantry Tank Battalion

In 1940, a Infantry Tank Battalion. consisted of two Tank Companies, and support units.
38 tanks and 0 armored cars were included.
In total the whole brigade consisted of:
16 x T-38 amphib tanks
22 x T-26

Paratroop Tank Battalion

In 1940, a Paratroop Tank Battalion consisted of three Tank Companies, and support units.
50 tanks and 0 armored cars were included.
In total the whole brigade consisted of:
50 x T-38 amphib tanks

Independent Tank Battalion

In 1940, a Independent Tank Battalion consisted of three Tank Companies, and support units.
50 tanks and 0 armored cars were included.
In total the whole brigade consisted of:
15 x BT tanks
35 x T-28

In September 1941, a Independent Tank Battalion consisted of three Tank Companies, a Motor Rifle Company, and support units.
29 tanks and 0 armored cars were included.
In total the whole brigade consisted of:
130 x troops
29 x T-26 or BT tanks

In November 1941, a Independent Tank Battalion consisted of three Tank Companies, a Motor Rifle Company and support units.
36 tanks and 0 armored cars were included.
In total the whole brigade consisted of:
202 x troops
20 x T-60 / T-70 tanks
11 x T-34/76 tanks
5 x KW tanks

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