Tuesday, 31 July 2018

SU-85 Organization

"Order of the People's Commissar of Defense #0032
On the inclusion of SU-85 self propelled gun regiments into independent tank destroyer artillery brigades in the Reserve of the Stavka of the Supreme Command
August 2nd, 1944

In order to increase the firepower and mobility of fire of independent tank destroyer artillery brigades in the Reserve of the Supreme Command, I order that:
  1. In the 15 independent tank destroyer artillery brigades that are in the Reserve of the Stavka of the Supreme Command, a self propelled artillery regiment with 21 SU-85 SPGs is to be added.
    The overall counts of the brigade will include 1852 men.
  2. The Commander of the Armoured and Mechanized Forces of the Red Army must form and transfer to the Commander of Artillery of the Red Army 15 SU-85 SPG regiments in the following timeline:
    1. 5 regiments by July 20th 1944.
    2. 5 regiments by August 5th, 1944.
    3. 5 regiments by August 20th, 1944.
      Select 15 officers to fill the position of deputy commander of the technical branch.
  3. Chiefs of the NKO Central Directorates are to fill the brigades with personnel, armament, transport, and materiel.
People's Commissar of Defense
Marshal of the Soviet Union
I. Stalin"

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