Motorized rifle troops of the Armed Forces of Russia

Motorized rifle troops are the main branch of the ground forces of the Russian Armed Forces, designed for large-scale military (combat) operations on land during operations both independently and in conjunction with other branches of the military.

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    1. +2
      2 November 2016 08: 50
      The name "motorized rifle" was introduced in the 30s of the last century in order to distinguish between ordinary infantry and the one that was already put on wheels. There was not enough transport then, they could not saturate the entire army with trucks, let alone an armored personnel carrier. But already from the beginning of the 50s, when not only cars, but also BTR-40, BTR-152, entered the SA en masse, this name has ceased to be relevant. Moreover, it is outdated now. As well as the very concept of "rifle". Even at the platoon level, there are grenade launchers, and the company also has AGS and heavy machine guns.
      So it will be quite fair and accurate to return the former original name - infantry. Infantry regiments, divisions, corps. Which means the prevalence of precisely infantry units and units in the formation. For example, in the tank regiment there is both artillery and infantry, but the unit itself is tank. And the name will be shorter.
      Infantry troops! It sounds clear and specific. And in fact.
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        2 November 2016 11: 03
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        Infantry troops! It sounds clear and specific. And in fact.

        Yeah, like a patamuchta walk on foot. Like in America. Motorized infantry troops. How patriotic!
        Infantry is an outdated type of army and period. After the destruction of armored personnel carriers (BMPs), motorized rifles are no different from infantry.
        Minute verbiage:
        INFANTRY - On foot.
        infante (Spanish) - child, infantryman
        soldato de infante - infantryman
        soldo is money.
        Those. person (military) on monetary allowance.
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        but also BTR-40, BTR-152, this name has ceased to be relevant. Moreover, it is outdated now. As well as the very concept of "rifle".

        Exactly the opposite. wassat Horror! lol
    2. +3
      2 November 2016 09: 05
      More need to show the motorized rifle, and then only the airborne forces do not leave the screens, but in fact the motorized rifle carry the entire burden of war.
    3. 0
      2 November 2016 18: 24
      There was a difference between infantry and gunners before the WWII, when it was leveled. Motorized infantry and motorized infantry are motorized, mobile units located in various, not only small arms. Somehow it seems to me.

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