This topic is for the development of a German Kradschutzen Rifle Platoon in 1940. Please feel free to comment and help along the way with anything I write here!
From what i can gather the platoon was a little like:
Platoon HQ – 7 men
Officer (pistol), Orderly (pistol), 1 messenger (rifle) 2 motorcyclists (rifles) 2 drivers(rifles), included two light cars (1 for personnel, one for equipment) and a motorcycle
3x Squads –
1 NCO (rifle)
1 LMG gunner (pistol, lmg)
1 LMG Loader (pistol)
3 riflemen (rifles)
3 motorcycle drivers (rifles) (3 motorcycle combos)
I'm not sure how to split this squad, should it be tactically flexible? how would it split? It only appears to have had 1 NCO?
There appears to have been a 5 man section with a 5cm mortar, but im not sure how common this would have been in 1939....? I was under the impression it was an unpopular weapon.
With the following support weapons at Battalion level (9 combat platoons (3 companies of 3 platoons)):
14 HMGs (/9 = 1.55 = 0-2)
6 80mm Mortars (/9 = 0.66 = 0-1)
3 Pak36 At guns (/9 = 0.33 = 0-1)