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Apache 626 Sep 2020 7:48 a.m. PST

Gentlemen:
I'm finishing off my Motor Rifle Units for Combined Arms. I mark my 'command units' with having the commanders unbuttoned.

My T-72 unit has a commander with the iconic Russian soft tank commander's helmet.

I think the Platoon and Company Commanders dismount with the dismount force. Do other command decision or Combined Arms players mark the vehicles or the dismount units as the 'command stand?'

Would the Motor Rifle Unit commanders have the soft helmet or an 'infantry' helmet?

For a BMP-2 equipped unit: I think the commander rides in the hatch behind the driver. Anyone know better?

For a BTR-70 unit, I think the commander would be in the right front hatch. Anyone know better?

williamb26 Sep 2020 9:02 a.m. PST

see pages 5-8 and on of PDF link for locations of commanders

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 9:32 a.m. PST

Where is Barin ? He was in the Russian Army back then …

Fred Mills26 Sep 2020 12:40 p.m. PST

williamb, thanks for that link.

Barin127 Sep 2020 8:02 a.m. PST

well I don't know everything. If there was a question about a commander of an artillery I could help ;)
I guess only infantry riding the BMP had steel helmets, it is difficult to have earphones with them, so I guess soft helmet is an answer at least while he rides in a transport.
BMP-2 has 2 commander seats, I guess junior commander will be behind the driver, unit commander will be in the turret.
There's an article on the subject but you need to google translate it link
I think you're right about BTR 70, at least under normal circumstances the commander will be on the right to the driver in the front row.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 8:15 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Apache 614 Oct 2020 6:35 p.m. PST

Thank you Gentlemen!

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