4. Tasks for Subordinate Ob'edineniia and
A) Second Guards Tank Army (16th Guards Tank Div., 21st Motorized Rifle Div.,
25th Tank Div., 94th Guards Motorized Rifle Div., 24th Guards Tank Div,. and
3rd Guards Motorized Rifle Div,, artillery, SSM, PVO and helicopters),
reinforced with ________ advances from the line (Salzwedel - Wolfsburg) to
launch the main blow in the direction of (Salzwedel, Nieuberg, Bramsche), to
destroy the enemy's main forces in the area (3, 12, 13, 4, 14), and at the end
of the fourth day reach the line (6, 5, 7), and subsequently advancing in the
direction of (5, 8, 9) to destroy on the march the enemy's arriving reserves
and, at the end of the operation's seventh day, reach the line (236, Osnabruch,
Allotted for the conduct of the operation are 87 nuclear, 43 chemical and 122
The subsequent sites in the army's attack zone are destroyed by the
front's rocket brigades
On the right, the German 5th Army attacks in the direction of Luneburg,
Ahlhorn, its immediate mission being to seize the line (209 - 280) and,
subsequently, the line Bremerhaven - 282)
The boundary with this army is the line Salzwedel - Neuruppen - 280 - 236.
On the left is the 20th Guards Army of the Central Front. Their main
attack in the direction of ... , their immediate objective being the line ...
and, subsequently, the line ...
The boundary with them follows the line Berlin - Hannover - Osnabruck - 1230 -
Charleville - Abbeville.
Organize a close coordination with them in breaking through the enemy's
prepared defense at the juncture of both armies during the artillery and
aviation preparation and support them during the offensive operation as they
fulfill their immediate and subsequent tasks.
Position the command post in the _____________ area, and the rear control post
in the _____________ area.
B) GDR MD V and NGF: (8th, 4th MRD's, 7th, 28th, 30th TD's) artillery, SSM,
Advances from the line (230 - 225) to launch the main blow in the direction
(230 - 205), to destroy the enemy's main forces in the area (230 - 361 - 518 -
554 - Bremerhaven) at the end of the fourth day reach the line (209 - 280).
subsequently advance in thedirection (551 - 243) to destroy on the march the
enemy's arriving reserves and at the end of the operation's seventh day reach
the line Bremerhaven - 282). Alloted for the conduct of the operation are 70
nuclear, 50 chemical, and 98 conventional missile warheads.
C) Pommeranian Army (20th, 11th Armored Div's, 12th, 3rd, 8th MRD's) artillery,
SSM, PVO, etc...
Advances from the line (265 - 328) to launch the main blow in the direction
Lubeck - Fendsburg) to destroy the enemy's main forces in the area Lubeck -
Hamburg, North Sea Coast - Rendsburg. At the end of the fourth day reach the
line Kiel - 284. subsequently advance in the direction Rendsburg - Kolding to
destroy on the march the enemy's arriving reserves and at the end of the
operation's 11th day reach the North Sea coast from Frederikshavn - Sondbjerg.
Alloted for the conduct of the operation are 60 nuclear, 45 chemical, 75
conventional missile warheads.
Conduct close coordination with the First Sea landing group for seizure of
D) First Naval Desant Group (2nd naval Infantry Brigade, 44th and 37th MRD's,
Polish Sea Landing Division, supporting naval task forces). The Amphibious
assault force will seize a landing area south of Copenhagen, link with airborne
and heliborne elements and take control of Sjalland Island. The initial assault
landing will be at D + ___. The landing force will be supported by fire from
naval task force ___. Air bombing strikes will be conducted at ____.
The landing force will assemble for the operation in the vicinity of Rugen
Island. The 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade will bord ships there at ____. The 44th
and 37th MRD's will arrive in the vicinity of Rugen Island by sea from Tallinin
Security from enemy air attack for embarcation, asssembly, and movement toward
Denmark will be provided by the 2nd PVO Army.
Commander of the Naval Desant Group will coocrdinate directly with the
commander of the BAltic Fleet and the commanders of the naval task forces
E) The Rocket Troops: during the first nuclear strike are to destroy the
enemy's nuclear means and nuclear stockpiles, air-nuclear forces, and destroy
his main groupings, especially the groupings of tank troops; disrupt the
enemy's military-state control system, such as command posts, means of
communication and communications junctions, control posts and means of
radioelectronic warfare; destroy his PVO; strike the enemy's rear sites and
disrupt his economic potential.
Enemy sites are suppressed and destroyed in the following manner: nuclear
weapons - by a 10-kiloton airburst; a motorized infantry division or a tank
division - by a 20-kiloton airburst; a control post or a nuclear stockpile - by
a 100-kiloton ground burst; a communications junction, control post or PVO - by
a 3-kiloton air burst; airfields and rear targets - by a 40-kiloton air burst.
----- - Launch preparation time is H-20, 20 minutes before launch time
----- - The time for allocating nuclear and chemical munitions is 3 hours. P-3
----- - The time for allocating conventional munitions is 3 days. Ch - 3
----- - Conduct constant surveillance of the sites, which are to be destroyed
by nuclear weapons, and refine the plan of the first nuclear strike..
----- - Insure the full combat readiness of the rocket troops and control
means, and be ready to carry out combat tasks.
----- - Carefully organize the missile-technical securing of the troops.
----- - Carry out the engineering preparation of the position areas, organize
the camouflage of the combat units, and the protection of the rocket troops
against mass destruction weapons.
----- - Organize the timely forward movement of the rocket troops during the
----- - Organize the following artillery groups in the ob'edinenia, soedineniia
---------- a) army artillery groups - 8-10 battalions.
---------- b) division artillery groups - 4-6 battalions.
---------- c) regimental artillery groups - 3-4 battalions.
The artillery, in the beginning, and during the course of the operation,
fulfills the following tasks:
----- a) the suppression and destruction of the enemy's offensive nuclear
----- b) defeating the enemy during his invasion;
----- c) defeating the enemy while crossing the state frontier and during the
battle for the enemy's combat security zone;
----- d) reliably defeat the enemy during the breakthrough of his prepared
----- e) suppress the enemy during the air fire support of the attack;
----- f) assist the troops fighting in the enemy's defensive depth;
----- g) defeat the enemy's counterblow grouping;
----- h) support the fronts' troops in forcing water barriers;
----- i) destroy the enemy's artillery and mortar batteries;
----- j) cover open flanks, spaces and breaches in the combat formation;
----- k) support the commitment of the front's second echelon into the
----- l) the artillery density in breaking through the enemy's prepared defense
is to be no less than 100-120 guns and mortars per kilometer of front;
the duration of fire support is 30-40 minutes, and the expenditure of shells is
.8-1 unit of fire during the attack's fire preparation.
----- m) the fire support of the attack is conducted by the consecutive
concentration of fire (PSO), the artillery barrage (OV), and the joint
employment of PSO and OV at a distance of 3-4 kilometers in the enemy's
G) The Air Army
----- - During the first nuclear strike, destroy the enemy's nuclear weapons,
nuclear stockpiles and air-nuclear forces; defeat the main groupings,
especially tanks; disrupt the military's and state control, such as command
posts, communications means and communications junctions, control posts and
radioelectronic means; destroy his PVO; attack his rear sites and disrupt his
----- - Participate in the air operation to destroy the enemy's air grouping
and securing air superiority (if it is conducted);
----- - During the aviation preparation and support of the attack and the
aviation accompaniment, suppress and destroy the enemy's offensive nuclear
weapons, artillery, tanks, command posts, defensive strong points and crossing
sectors located beyond the range of the artillery;
----- - Suppress and destroy the enemy's reserves;
----- - Carry out air reconnaissance of the enemy;
----- - Cover the troops and rear sites against the enemy's air attacks.
Air Resources are to be distributed in the following manner:
----- a) three regimental sorties for each day of the operation for the armies
attacking in the main directions;
----- b) two regimental flights for each day of the operation for the armies
attacking in other directions;
----- c) two regimental sorties in the reserve of the front commander
H) Second Echelon Army
----- - Eleventh Guards Army (1st, 88th, 26th, 107th MRD's), artillery, SSM,
PVO and helicopters. These take up their positions at their jumping-off
points in the areas of Templin, Finow, Oranienburg. Fit out the jumping
off point for the offensive in the full engineering sense to protect the troops
from the enemy's mass destruction weapons.
The army's zone of responsibility for combatting airborne landings,
reconnaissance and diversionary groups are determined by
----- - From the beginning of the offensive the army moves up along the
following seven routes:
----------Rte. 1 one division
----------Rte. 3 - army staff and staff units
----------Rte. 4 second division
----------Rte. 6 third division
The army is committed to the engagement from the line (282 - 578) and launches
its main attack in the direction of Bramsche - Enschede having as its immediate
task the seizing of the line Zwolle - Deventer; or, the army is committed to
the engagement from the line (292 - 371), with its main blow in the direction
of Bramsche - Appeldoorn, so as to seize the line Appeldoorn - Arnhem.
When being committed into the engagement the army is reinforced by an artillery
division and an anti-tank-artillery brigade, and is supported by three flights
(sorties) by the aviation groups. While being committed to the
engagement, the army is supported by the front's nuclear weapons and
an air army, and launches nuclear strikes against enemy sites so as to support
the armies in its zone of attack.
I - PVO Troops
Front PVO concentrates its main efforts for covering the main tank and
motorized rifle groups of the ob'edinenie attacking in the main directions, the
most important rear sites, as well as the covering of the front's
troops in carrying out important tasks such as seizing the forward zone,
airborne landings, forcing water obstacles, and repulsing the enemy's
The fire system for the guided-missile and antiaircraft troops of the
front should be coordinated with the fire system of army and division
PVO in accordance with a unified plan as to directions and combat methods of
actions so that they are able to repulse the enemy's massed air attacks.
Organize the coordination of the guided missile and anti-aircraft troops with
fighter aviation and the PVO troops of the Warsaw Pact countries in seizing the
jumping-off point and during the offensive, so as to repulse the enemy's massed
Maintain the majority of the shock army's fighter aviation on duty at the
airfields and, at threatening times, 1/6 in the air over the most important
directions so that the area for intercepting the enemy aviation is within the
bounds of our anti-aircraft fire.
Maintain all soyidineniia and units of PVO in full combat readiness and outfit
the fire and reserve positions in their starting points for an advance, and be
ready to repulse the enemy's massed air attacks.
Carry out the transfer of units during the offensive so that all PVO weapons
are ready to repulse enemy strikes in carrying out the front's most
J Airborne Landings
One airborne landing consists of the 2nd Airborne Division and the other of the
Polish Airborne Division.
The starting points for the landings are ________________. The landing on
Sjalland Island takes place on D Day, south west od Sopenhagen. The landing in
the enemy's rear takes place on the 10th day of the operation, in the area of
Appledoorn, and are carried out by the 104th and 105th military-transport
The mission of the airborne landing by the 2nd Airborne Division is to destroy
the nuclear stockpile in the area of _______________ and the enemy's nuclear
weapons in the area of ________________, and to seize bridgeheads accross the
Wesser and to secure its forcing by the front's main forces on the
The mission of the Polish Airborne Division is to seize favorable terrain
inland from the amphibious landing zone and to secure the landing from attack
by enemy reserves. The Division is to move promptly toward Copenhagen and seize
the capital of Denmark.
Before the landing, grouped nuclear strikes or intensive conventional bombings
are carried out in the landing area and in the operating area of the
military-transport aviation, so as to suppress and destroy the enemy's reserves
and anti-aircraft defense.
For suppressing the enemy's PVO, fighter and fighter-bomber aviation,
radioelectronic suppression means, tactical and tactical-operational rockets
are employed. Covering the troops and aviation in their starting points
for the landing is carried out by the forces of the national PVO (strany) and
of the countries of the Warsaw Pact.
Organize coordination with the troops of national air defense and of the Warsaw
Pact countries in the jumping-off point for the landing. During the
flight coordinate with the front PVO, the air army, the troops of the
front and long-range aviation. During the landing and combat
activity, coordinate with the armies of the first echclon, front
aviation and long-range aviation.
The departure area for the landing is ________________, and the time for
seizing the forward area is seven hours before takeoff.
Fueling and materiel supply areas for transport aviation are in
_______________, _______________, _________________, etc.
The organization of landing control is carried out from a command post in the
area of ________________, a forward command post in the area of
__________________, and an auxiliary command post in the area of
K Combined Arms Reserves
The combined-arms reserves consists of the 98th MRD and the 40th Tank Division,
and they are to be prepared to carry out assignments which arise unexpectedly
during the operation.
Billeting areas are as follows: 98th MRD ____________, the 40th TD in
During the offensive operation the combined arms reserve moves up along the
-----98th MRD along _________________
-----40th TD along _________________
The distance between the combined-arms reserve and the troops of the first
echelon should not exceed 70 kilometers during the operation.
L Anti-Tank Reserves
The ______ helicopter regiment, as part of the front's anti-tank
reserve, is billeted in the area of _______________, to fight the enemy's tanks
in the front's main directions of attack. Direction no. 1 is
__________________, and direction no. 2 is _____________________.
The anti-tank reserve is moved forward during the offensive operation in the
direction of _______________.
M Front Engineering Reserves
The 75th engineering-ranger regiment, the _____________ engineering obstacle
battalion, and the _______________ pontoon-bridging battalion, after carrying
out their assigned tasks while preparing the operation, become part of the
front engineering reserve and are ready for carrying out engineering
tasks arising unexpectedly during the offensive operation.
The front engineering reserve is billeted in the area of
_________________, and during the offensive operation, moves forward in the
direction of __________________.
N Chemical Reserves
In the front's chemical reserve are included the 245th detached
special decontamination battalion, the _________ detached chemical defense
battalion, and the __________ detached decontamination battalion.
The chemical reserve carries out chemical tasks arising unexpectedly while
conducting the offensive operation.
The chemical reserve is billeted in the area of __________________, and during
the offensive operation, moves up in the direction of ___________________.
5 Front Troop Control:
The command post is in the area of _________.
The forward command post is in the area of __________________.
The rear control post is in the area of ___________________.
The auxiliary control post is in the area of ________________, for controlling
the front's troops attacking in the direction of Lubeck - Copenhagen.
The command post, forward command post and the rear control post move forward
in the direction of _________________.
The auxiliary control post moves forward in the direction of
Deputies: the front chief of staff, the first deputy commander of the
front, and the chief of the political directorate.
Communications are organized with all control points through radio,
radio-relay, telephone-telegraph, with subordinates, neighbors and units
interacting with yours.
-----1. Chief of the Operational Directorate
-----2. Front Chief of Staff
-----3. Front Commander