Operational Formation

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Operational Formation


the grouping of the forces and weapons of operational units, created at the beginning or during an operation for the fulfillment of operational missions.

In the Great Patriotic War (1941–45), depending on the available forces and weapons, the combat mission assigned, the nature of the defense, and the forces and weapons of the enemy, an operational formation of the troops of a front (army) would consist of one, two, or sometimes more echelons of combined-arms operational (strategic) units, artillery groups, an air army, and various types of reserves.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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