Israel Defence Force, 1948

Table of Organisation & Equipment

Israeli Infantry Company 1948

  • Company Headquarters
    • 2 SMG
    • 2 Rifles
    • 1 P.I.A.T.
  • 1st Rifle Platoon
    • Platoon Headquarters
      • Platoon Leader (SMG)
      • Platoon NCO (Rifle)
      • Rifleman
    • 1st Rifle Section
      • Section Leader (SMG)
      • Machine Gunner (LMG)
      • 8 Riflemen
      • Distributed equipment: 5 Petrol Bombs
    • 2nd Rifle Section (same as above)
    • 3rd Rifle Section (same as above)
  • 2nd Rifle Platoon (same as above)
  • 3rd Rifle Platoon (same as above)

Rifles are Czech copies of the German Mauser K 98 or US M1 carbines. SMG are Czech copies of the German MP 40, British STEN or US Thompson Sub-Machine Guns. LMG are Czech copies of the German MG 34. Transport may be provided by US M3 Half-Tracks or requisitioned civilian trucks. The Support Company at battalion level had four Besa MMG, four 81 mm Mortars and one 2.36" Bazooka.

Israeli Motorized Infantry Company 1948

  • Company Headquarters
  • 1st Rifle Platoon
    • Platoon Headquarters
      • Platoon Leader (SMG)
      • Platoon NCO (Rifle)
      • Rifleman
      • P.I.A.T.
      • M3 Half-Track
    • 1st Rifle Section
      • Section Leader (SMG)
      • Machine Gunner (LMG)
      • 8 Riflemen
      • Distributed equipment: 5 Petrol Bombs
      • M3 Half-Track
    • 2nd Rifle Section (same as above)
    • 3rd Rifle Section (same as above)
  • 2nd Rifle Platoon (same as above)
  • 3rd Rifle Platoon (same as above)
  • 4th Weapons Platoon
    • 3 M3 Half-Tracks with 20 mm cannon

Rifles are Czech copies of the German Mauser K 98 or US M1 carbines. SMG are Czech copies of the German MP 40, British STEN or US Thompson Sub-Machine Guns. LMG are Czech copies of the German MG 34. The Support Company at battalion level had M3 Half-Tracks with 2-pdr or 6-pdr anti-tank guns, British Universal Carriers and Humber Mk IV Armoured Cars.

Israeli Tank Company 1948

  • Company Headquarters
    • Hotchkiss H-39 light tank
  • 1st Platoon
    • 3 Hotchkiss H-39
  • 2nd Platoon (same as above)
  • 3rd Platoon (same as above)

Mixed companies used Cromwell III, Cromwell IV, Sherman M4A3 and Sherman M4(105). There was a Motorized Infantry Company attached at battalion level.

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