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Avtomatchiki is a Soviet Infantry unit in Steel Division II.

Background

The Soviet Union had infantry formations in which all soldiers were equipped with PPSH-41 submachineguns. With their size going up to company level, a Rifle Regiment had one in each battalion, along with another one in the regimental level.

In tank brigades, the analogous formations made up the Motor Submachine Gun battalion, comprising two companies of SMG infantry and a third, specializing in tank riding: Tankodesantniki.

Strategy

Assault Squads like the Avtomatchiki is the perfect unit for CQC in tight towns and thick forest. The Avto. should not be kept in the open, their short weapon range of 100 m leaving them unable to defend themselves. Armed with AT grenades they can take out tanks but only if they get close enough.

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