Deployment of Red Army 1942

soviet flagDeployment of the armed forces of the Red Army by theaters of war summer 1942.

KV-1A in the area of Kharkov

Deployment of a heavy tank brigade of the Red Army with KV-1A in the area of Kharkov on the Eastern front. On the turrets stand the slogans’ For Stalin! For the fatherland !’

Deployment of the armed forces of the Red Army by theaters of war in summer 1942 according to nominal (paper) strengths. But the actual average strength was below that (in the German Wehrmacht it was about 88% at that time).

Red Army: Divisions
Theaters of War Infantry, Mountain and Airborne divisions Motorized Infantry, Cavalry Tank brigades, tank corps mechanized corps (calculated on the basis of available tanks)"
opposite German-Army-Groups B and A (formerly South with 2_armies from Center): Voronezh, South West and Bryansk Front c.100 (included at infantry) c.10
opposite German-Army-Group Center (estimate based on the distribution of Dec 5, 1941 and April 1, 1943): West, Kalinin and North West Front c.70 (included at infantry) c.12
opposite German-Army-Group North (estimate based on the distribution from April 1, 1943): Volknov and Leningrad Front c.55 (included at infantry) c.6
Karelia and Murmansk Front (estimate as of December 1941) c.8 (included at infantry) c.1
Reserves c.22 (included at infantry) c.4
Middle and Far East c.25 (included at infantry) c.11
TOTAL c.240 c.40 c.44
Theaters of War Infantry (rifle men) automatic rifles sub-machine guns machine guns mortars light anti-tank weapons
Voronezh, South West and Bryansk Front 715,900 ? 74,800 42,400 18,080 20,840
West, Kalinin and North West Front 506,980 ? 54,610 30,130 12,710 14,660
Volknov and Leningrad Front 392,770 ? 40,765 23,245 9,935 11,450
Karelia and Murmansk Front 57,662 ? 6,134 3,422 1,450 1,672
Reserves 161,008 ? 17,806 9,598 4,010 4,556
Middle and Far East 193,600 ? 24,325 11,725 4,655 5,390
TOTAL 2,027,920 ? 218,440 120,520 50,840 58,352
Red Army: Vehicles and Artillery
Theaters of War Tanks Assault Guns, AFV's APC's Trucks Field guns AT guns AA guns
Voronezh, South West and Bryansk Front 1,760 - - 15,000 4,500 3,490 280
West, Kalinin and North West Front 2,112 - - 13,000 3,400 2,563 286
Volknov and Leningrad Front 1,056 - - 8,500 2,500 1,932 163
Karelia and Murmansk Front 176 - - 1,300 370 284 26
Reserves 704 - - 4,200 1,080 811 94
Middle and Far East 1,936 - - 8,000 1,550 1,077 223
TOTAL 7,744 - - 482,000 13,400 10,157 1,072

Deployment Red Air Force

Strength Red Air Force
Theaters of War Fighters Fighter-bombers Ground attackers Bombers
Soviet Western Front total c.1,450 (included in fighters) c.1,200 c.500
TOTAL 1,450 (included in fighters) 1,200 500

Deployment Red Fleet

Strength Red Fleet
Theaters of War Battleships, Battlecruisers Heavy Cruisers Light Cruisers Destroyers Torpedo boats MTBs Subs Merchant Fleet
Black Sea Fleet 1 c.5 (included in heavy) c.15 - 84 c.40 ?
Baltic Fleet 1 (+1 disabled) c.3 (included in heavy) c.25 (included in destroyers) 48 c.60 ?
Arctic Fleet - - - c.10 (included in destroyers) 2 15 ?
Pacific Fleet - - - 22 - 135 85 ?
TOTAL 2 8 (included in heavy) 72 (included in destroyers) 269 c.200 ?
Call of War

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