I'm after some information for a game I'm planning. It's specific to the British Army, but I guess it's similar for most NATO & Commonwealth forces. I've done some digging on the internet (especially wikipedia), and worked some of it out, but I still have some questions.
I understand that a British Army platoon is made up of a Commander, Sergeant, Signalman, light mortar operator, and 3 sections. Each section is made up of two fireteams, each commanded by a NCO (Corporal & Lance-Corporal).
The British Army has been replacing its Clansmen radio system with Bowman over the last 6 or so years. This includes:
- UK/PRC-343 (aka H4855 Personal Role Radio (PRR)) - a UHF unit for use by fireteams
- UK/PRC-354 - 5W VHF portable transceiver
- UK/PRC-355 - 5W manpack
- UK/PRC-356 - 16W ground-role manpack
- UK/VRC357 - 16 W vehicle clip-in radio
- UK/VRC358 - 16 W low-power vehicle radio
- UK/VRC359 - 50 W vehicle-mounted high-power radio
- Does everyone get a PRR? Only section or fireteam commanders?
- How are the other radios distributed amongst the platoon? What does the Signalman get? The PRC355?
- What would a Warrior IFV be equipped with? VRC357, 8 or 9?