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"Organization of Jap Anti-Tank Company" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following brief report on the organization, equipment, and tactics of the Japanese anti-tank company in WWII was originally published in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 1, June 18, 1942.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


Following is the composition of a Japanese Independent Anti-Tank Company operating in Burma:


[Organization of Japanese Anti-Tank Company]

The total strength of the company is approximately 150.


Eight 37 mm Anti-tank guns. Each gun is carried on a 1 1/2 ton truck. 150 rounds of ammunition are carried in each truck. No motor transport is provided for the men.


The unit was subdivided in the advance on Rangoon. Two platoons were with the 33rd Division and two with the 55th Division. The two platoons with the 55th Division were to operate with Japanese tanks, but failed to do so because the tanks could not cross the Sittang River in time.

(M/A Report, Burma, No. 173, U.S.M.O.)


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