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Portuguese 1980s TO&Es v1.

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BATTLEGROUP CWPT-01
Portuguese Independent Mixed Brigade 1980s (ae)
Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 (a) The Portuguese 1st Independent Mixed Brigade (1a Brigada
Transport/Recce Mista Autonoma) was Portugal’s only permanent, fully-manned,
x1 M577A2 Armoured Command Vehicle CWPT-17 deployable, major combat formation. However, there were no
regiments permanently assigned to the Brigade: it was manned by
Forward Air Controller/Recce
personnel drawn on rotation from regiments of the four Portuguese
x4 Forward Observer CWPT-37
Military Regions. In the event of a war between NATO and the
Transport/Recce Warsaw Pact, the 1st Independent Mixed Brigade would be deployed
x4 M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-12 to Italy and would come under command of Italian III Corps. In
theory, as many as x4 Independent Mixed Brigades were to be
BATTLEGROUPS formed in wartime, but for most of the 1980s Portugal did not have
sufficient tanks and APCs to form even a second Independent Mixed
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-09 Brigade, let alone a third and a fourth. This situation was partially
x1 Armoured Battalion (b) rectified by 1989 (thanks to US military aid) and the Portuguese
finally had enough tanks and other heavy equipment to form a 2nd
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-11 Independent Mixed Brigade. However, there was no permanent
establishment for the 2nd Brigade – the equipment was to be kept in
x1 Mechanised Infantry Battalion (c) storage so that it could be formed in wartime.

BATTLEGROUP CWPT-12 (b) In 1985, the 1st Independent Mixed Brigade’s Armoured Battalion
x2 Motorised Infantry Battalion had x2 Squadrons of M47 Medium Tanks and x1 Squadron of
M48A5 Medium Tanks. The Armoured Cavalry Squadron was also
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS equipped with M48A5s. The only other tanks in the Portuguese
Army were a single Armoured Cavalry Squadron equipped with M24
Chaffee Light Tanks. By 1989, US military aid had made a massive
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-02
difference – all tanks in the 1st Mixed Brigade were now M48A5, with
x1 Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (b)
x2 Squadrons of M48A5 and x3 Squadrons of M47 in surplus (most
of which, presumably went to form the 2nd Mixed Brigade)
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-11
x1 Armoured Combat Engineer Company (c) (c) In 1985 there were only enough M113 variants to equip the units
shown here. By 1989 there were sufficient M113s to equip the 2nd
Mixed Brigade.
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-12
x1 Self-Propelled Antiaircraft Company (e) (d) In 1985 there were only enough Vulcan, Chaparral and Blowpipe
air defence systems to equip the units shown here. By 1989 there
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-13 were sufficient weapons to equip another two brigades.
x1 Self-Propelled SAM Company (e)
(e) Although there was a nominal ‘I Portuguese Corps’ command,
the Portuguese did not have sufficient military capability to field a
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-14 division, let alone a corps. There were therefore, no corps combat
x1 Light SAM Company (e) support elements such as heavy artillery, etc. However, the Lisbon
Military Region did have a single permanently-manned Field Artillery
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENTS Battalion (FSE CWPT-04) and an Air Defence Battalion with x2 Light
Antiaircraft Companies (ME CWPT-18), which may have been
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-01 allocated to support the Mixed Brigades.
x1 Mixed Field Artillery Battalion
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-02 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-03
Portuguese Parachute Brigade 1980s (a) Portuguese Commando Brigade 1980s (a)
Command Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Transport Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
Forward Air Controller/Recce Forward Air Controller/Recce
x3 Forward Observer CWPT-37 x3 Forward Observer CWPT-37
Transport Transport
x3 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 x3 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25

BATTLEGROUPS BATTLEGROUPS
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-13 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-14
x3 Parachute Infantry Battalion (b) x3 Commando Battalion (b)

MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS (a) The Portuguese Commando Brigade was permanently


established in peacetime as a light, rapid-reaction force. As the
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-15 Portuguese Parachute Brigade was controlled by the Air Force and
x1 Parachute Antitank Company the Marine Regiment was controlled by the Navy, the Commando
Brigade gave the Army its own rapid-reaction special forces
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-16 capability.
x1 Parachute Reconnaissance Company
(b) Only two battalions were fully-manned in peacetime. The 3rd
Commando Battalion was a training cadre.
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENTS
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-07
x1 Parachute Heavy Mortar Company

(a) The Portuguese Parachute Brigade (Corpo de Tropas Para-


Quedistas) was controlled by the Air Force. It was not established
in peacetime, so would take some time to form during preparations
for war. With only short notice, the Portuguese could only hope to
form a strong para battalion group.

(b) The Brigade’s Para Battalions were designated 11th, 21st and
31st. However, only the 11th was fully-manned during peacetime.
The other two battalions each had one full-manned company,
which served as training cadres.
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-04 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-05
Portuguese Military Region 1980s (a) Portuguese Military Zone 1980s (a)
Command Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Transport Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25

BATTLEGROUPS BATTLEGROUPS
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-10 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-08
x1 Cavalry Regiment x1 or x2 Garrison Infantry Regiment (b)

BATTLEGROUP CWPT-07 MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS


x1 to x4 Infantry Regiment MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-02
x1 Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS
(a) The Portuguese Atlantic island provinces of Madeira and the
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-02 Azores were each designated as Military Zones.
Up to x1 Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
(b) The Madeira Military Zone had x1 Infantry Regiment, while
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-17 the Azores Military Zone had x2 Infantry Regiments under
Up to x3 Combat Engineer Company command.

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-18


Up to x3 Light Antiaircraft Company
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-06
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-04 Portuguese Marine Infantry Regiment 1980s (a)
Up to x1 Field Artillery Battalion Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
(a) The four Portuguese Military Regions were brigade-sized,
administrative holding and training formations and were not really Transport
field manoeuvre formations. Northern Region (HQ at Porto) had x3 x1 V-200 VBTP Chaimite APC CWPT-18
Infantry Regiments, x1 Cavalry Regiment, x1 Independent Cavalry Forward Air Controller/Recce
Squadron, x1 Artillery Regiment and x1 Engineer Regiment. Central x3 Forward Observer CWPT-37
Region (HQ at Coimbra) had x1 Cavalry Regiment, x4 Infantry Transport
Regiments and x1 Independent Cavalry Squadron. Southern x3 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
Region (HQ at Évora) had x3 Infantry Regiments, x1 Cavalry
Regiment and x1 Independent Cavalry Squadron. Lisbon Region
BATTLEGROUPS
was something of a reserve formation and had mostly permanently-
manned units under command: it had x1 Infantry Regiment, x1 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-15
Artillery Regiment, x1 Air Defence Artillery Regiment, x1 Coastal
x3 Marine Infantry Battalion (b)
Artillery Regiment and x1 Engineer Regiment. The Military Regions
supplied units on rotation to the 1st Mixed Brigade and would in
wartime have formed the nuclei of the projected 2nd, 3rd and 4th MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS
Mixed Brigades. MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-19
x1 Marine Weapons Support Unit (b)

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-20


x1 Marine Transport Support Unit (b)

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-21


x1 Marine Amphibious Support Unit (b)

FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENTS


MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-08
x1 Marine Mortar Support Unit (b)

(a) The Portuguese Marine Regiment (Fuzilerios Navais Regiment)


came under command of the Navy and was permanently
established in peacetime.

(b) The Marine Infantry Battalions had no organic heavy weapons


or transport elements. They would draw heavy weapons and
transport as attachments as required from the regimental support
companies.
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-07 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-08
Portuguese Infantry Regiment 1980s Portuguese Garrison Infantry Regiment 1980s
Command Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Transport Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
Forward Air Controller/Recce Forward Air Controller/Recce
x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37 x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37
Transport Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25

BATTLEGROUPS BATTLEGROUPS
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-16 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-16
Up to x2 Infantry Battalion (a) Up to x2 Infantry Battalion (a)

MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-22 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-22


x1 Antitank Company (a) x1 Antitank Company (a)

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-23 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-23


x1 Reconnaissance Company (a) x1 Reconnaissance Company (a)

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-24 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-24


x1 Transport Company (a) x1 Transport Company (a)

FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENTS MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-18


FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-06 x1 Light Antiaircraft Company (a)
x1 Mortar Company (a)
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENTS
(a) In peacetime, only the 1st Battalion in each regiment was
operational and was often at reduced strength, with only x1 or x2 FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-06
Companies fully-manned. The 2nd Battalion served as the x1 Mortar Company (a)
regimental training unit in peacetime. The support companies would
similarly be on minimal manning, with maybe one platoon in each FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-09
company fully manned. Additionally, elements of the regiment might x1 Light Artillery Battery (a)
be rotated out to serve in the 1st Independent Mixed Brigade.
(a) In peacetime, only the 1st Battalion in each regiment was
operational and was often at reduced strength. The 2nd Battalion
served as the regimental training unit in peacetime. The support
companies would similarly be on minimal manning, with maybe one
platoon in each company fully manned.
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-09 BATTLEGROUP CWPT-11
Armoured Battalion (a) Mechanised Infantry Battalion
Command Command
x1 M47 Patton 90mm Medium Tank (b) CWPT-02 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Transport/Recce
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS x1 M577A2 Armoured Command Vehicle CWPT-17
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-01
x3 Armoured Squadron (c) MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-05
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-03 x3 Mechanised Infantry Company
x1 Armoured Reconnaissance Platoon
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-03
(a) For most of the 1980s, the Portuguese only had one
x1 Armoured Reconnaissance Platoon
Armoured Battalion, serving with the 1st Mixed Brigade. By 1989,
sufficient tanks had been supplied to Portugal by the USA to form
a second battalion, as part of a 2nd Mixed Brigade.
ATTACHMENTS
x6 M220 TOW ATGM Team CWPT-48
(b) Early 1980s: Replace command M47 tank with:
M48A5 Patton 105mm Medium Tank CWPT-03 Transport
x6 M150 TOW ATGM Carrier CWPT-15
(c) The whole regiment was initially equipped with M47 Patton Organic Fire Support
tanks. Then in the early 1980s, the USA supplied enough M48A5 x2 M30 107mm Mortar CWPT-42
tanks to re-equip x2 Squadrons (and the Brigade Cavalry
Squadron) by 1985. By 1989, the whole regiment was equipped Transport
with M48A5 tanks and there were enough M48A5 left over to form x2 M106 107mm Mortar Carrier CWPT-13
another x2 Squadrons (plus x3 Squadrons of M47 tanks).

BATTLEGROUP CWPT-12
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-10 Motorised Infantry Battalion
Cavalry Regiment (a) Command
Command HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 Transport
Transport x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x1 Ferret Scout Car (b) CWPT-05
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-06
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-04 x3 Motorised Infantry Company
Up to x3 Cavalry Squadron (a)
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-03
(a) In peacetime, the three Portuguese Cavalry Regiments each x1 Armoured Reconnaissance Platoon
maintained only a single squadron at full strength. These cavalry
regiments were equipped with armoured cars, though functioned
in the manner of armoured units, rather than as recce units. They
ATTACHMENTS
would supply personnel on rotation to the Armoured Battalions of x6 M220 TOW ATGM Team (a) CWPT-48
the Independent Mixed Brigades.
Transport
(b) It would appear that one regiment operated with British Ferret x6 Jeep (no MG) (a) CWPT-25
& Saladin vehicles, while another operated with Panhard EBR- Organic Fire Support
type vehicles and the third used Panhard AML-type vehicles. x2 M30 107mm Mortar CWPT-42
May therefore replace Commander’s transport in the AML-
equipped regiment with: Transport
Panhard M3 Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-11 x2 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26
Or in the EBR-equipped regiment with:
(a) M220 TOW ATGMs may be fired from Jeeps whgen mounted.
EBR-ETT Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-08
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-13 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-01
Parachute Infantry Battalion (a) Armoured Squadron (a)
Command Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 x1 M47 Patton 90mm Medium Tank (b) CWPT-02
Transport
x6 M47 Patton 90mm Medium Tank (b) CWPT-02
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25

MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS (a) May alternatively deploy the company as three platoon-sized
MEs, each of x2 tanks. Designate one tank in each platoon ME as
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-07 the Platoon Commander.
x3 Parachute Infantry Company
(b) From early 1980s: May replace M47 tanks in some units with:
(a) Heavy support weapons were pooled at Brigade level and M48A5 Patton 105mm Medium Tank CWPT-03
would be attached on a mission basis.

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-02


Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (b)
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-14
Commando Battalion (a) Command/Recce
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Command/Recce
HQ Recce
x1 Commander CWPT-29
x6 Recce Team (3 M67 MAW) (b) CWPT-31
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS Transport/Recce
x4 M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (c) CWPT-12
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-08
Recce
x3 Commando Company
x3 M24 Chaffee 75mm Light Tank (de) CWPT-01
(a) Commandos are very lightly equipped. There are therefore no Organic Fire Support
heavy support weapons. x1 M30 107mm Mortar CWPT-42
Transport/Recce
x1 M106 107mm Mortar Carrier (f) CWPT-13

(a) May alternatively deploy the squadron as three platoon-sized


BATTLEGROUP CWPT-15 MEs, each of x2 Recce Team (1 MAW), x1 APC and x1 tank.
Designate one Recce Team in the platoon ME as the Platoon
Marine Infantry Battalion (a) Commander.
Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 (b) Mid 1980s: Replace M67 90mm MAW with Carl Gustav 84mm
MAW (see card).
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS
(c) M113 variants were only used by the Independent Mixed
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-09 Brigades. May therefore replace transport in other units with one of
x3 Marine Infantry Company the following options:
x3 EBR-ETT Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-08
(a) Heavy support weapons and vehicles were pooled at x3 Panhard M3 Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-11
Regimental level and would be attached on a mission basis. x7 Jeep (with HMG) CWPT-25

(d) In 1st Mixed Brigade during early 1980s: Replace M24 Chaffee
Light Tanks with:
M48A5 Patton 105mm Medium Tank CWPT-03
The Chaffees remained in service with the Portuguese Army until
BATTLEGROUP CWPT-16 1990, so were probably passed on to another squadron. The
Infantry Battalion (a) theoretical 2nd Mixed Brigade would probably also have had
M48A5 in its Cavalry Recce Squadron.
Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 (e) There were only enough M24 Chaffees in the Portuguese to
form a single squadron. The other squadrons in the Army probably
MANOEUVRE ELEMENTS used armoured cars. May therefore replace M24 Chaffee with:
Saladin 76mm Armoured Car CWPT-06
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-10
EBR-75 75mm Armoured Car CWPT-07
x3 Infantry Company
AML-90 90mm Armoured Car CWPT-10
(a) Heavy support weapons and vehicles were pooled at
(f) As discussed above, M113 variants were only used by the Mixed
Regimental level and would be attached on a mission basis.
Brigades. Therefore, in other units, replace mortar transport with:
Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-03 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-06
Armoured Reconnaissance Platoon Motorised Infantry Company
Command/Recce Command
x1 AML-60 Mortar Armoured Car (a) CWPT-09 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Recce Transport
x3 AML-60 Mortar Armoured Car (a) CWPT-09 x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25

(a) One source suggests that the Motorised Infantry Battalions x9 Infantry (3 M67 MAW) (a) CWPT-31
used Ferret Scout Cars. May therefore replace AML-60 with:
Ferret Scout Car CWPT-05 Organic Fire Support
x1 FBP 60mm Mortar CWPT-40

x1 MG3 General Purpose MG CWPT-38

Transport
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-04 x4 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26
Cavalry Squadron (a)
x1 M220 TOW ATGM Team (b) CWPT-48
Command/Recce
x1 AML-60 Mortar Armoured Car (b) CWPT-09 Transport
Recce x1 Jeep (no MG) (b) CWPT-25
x4 AML-90 90mm Armoured Car (c) CWPT-08 Organic Fire Support
Recce x1 FBP 81mm Mortar CWPT-41
x2 AML-60 Mortar Armoured Car (b) CWPT-09 Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
(a) May alternatively deploy the squadron as three platoon-sized
MEs, each of x2 vehicles. Designate one vehicle in the platoon ME (a) Mid 1980s: Replace M67 90mm MAW with Carl-Gustav 84mm
as the Platoon Commander. MAW (see card).

(b) May replace AML-60 armoured cars with: (b) M220 TOW ATGMs may be fired from Jeep when mounted.
Ferret Scout Car CWPT-05
EBR-ETT Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-08

(c) May replace AML-90 armoured cars with:


MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-07
Saladin 76mm Armoured Car CWPT-06
EBR-75 75mm Armoured Car CWPT-07 Parachute Infantry Company
Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29

x9 Paratroops (3 M67 MAW) (a) CWPT-33

Organic Fire Support


MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-05 x1 FBP 60mm Mortar CWPT-40
Mechanised Infantry Company
x1 MG3 General Purpose MG CWPT-38
Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
(a) Mid 1980s: Replace M67 90mm MAWs with Carl Gustav 84mm
x9 Infantry (3 M67 MAW) (ab) CWPT-31 MAWs (see card).

Transport/Recce
x4 M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (b) CWPT-12

x1 M220 TOW ATGM Team CWPT-48 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-08


Transport Commando Company (a)
x1 M150 TOW ATGM Carrier CWPT-15 Command/Recce
Organic Fire Support HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
x1 FBP 81mm Mortar CWPT-41 Recce
Transport x25 Commando Recce Teams (5 M67) (b) CWPT-33
x1 M125 81mm Mortar Carrier CWPT-14 Organic Fire Support/Recce
x1 FBP 60mm Mortar CWPT-40
(a) Mid 1980s: Replace M67 90mm MAW with Carl-Gustav 84mm
Recce
MAW (see card).
x1 MG3 General Purpose MG CWPT-38
(b) May alternatively dismount the antiaircraft HMGs from x1 M113
(a) The company may alternatively be deployed as five platoon-sized
APC unit. Treat that M113 as unarmed (use M577 fire stats) and
MEs. Designate one Commando Team in the platoon ME as the
exchange x1 Infantry unit for:
Platoon Commander.
M2 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun CWPT-39
(b) Late 1980s: May replace M67 90mm MAWs with Carl Gustav
84mm MAWs (see card).
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-09 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-14
Marine Infantry Company Light SAM Company (a)
Command Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Transport
x9 Marine Infantry (3 Carl Gustav MAW) CWPT-34 x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
Organic Fire Support
x10 Blowpipe SAM Team CWPT-49
x1 FBP 60mm Mortar CWPT-40
Transport
x1 MG3 General Purpose MG CWPT-38 x10 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25

(a) The company may be split up as individual unit attachments.

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-10


Infantry Company MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-15
Command Parachute Antitank Company
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 Command
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
x9 Infantry (3 M67 MAW) CWPT-31
Transport
Organic Fire Support x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x1 FBP 60mm Mortar CWPT-40
x6 M40 106mm Recoilless Rifle (bc) CWPT-45
x1 MG3 General Purpose MG CWPT-38
Transport
x6 Jeep (no MG) (c) CWPT-25

(a) The company may be split up as individual unit attachments.

(b) Mid-1980s: Replace M40 106mm Recoilless Rifles with:


MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-11 Milan ATGM Team (c) CWPT-46
Armoured Combat Engineer Company
Command (c) Recoilless rifles & ATGMs may be fired from Jeeps when
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 mounted.

x9 Combat Engineers CWPT-35


MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-16
Transport Parachute Reconnaissance Company (a)
x4 M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-12
Command/Recce
x2 M48 AVLB CWPT-04 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
Transport/Recce
x1 Jeep (with HMG) CWPT-25
Recce
x9 Commando Recce Teams (3 M67) (b) CWPT-32
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-12 Transport/Recce
Self-Propelled Antiaircraft Company (a) x9 Jeep (with HMG) CWPT-25
Command
(a) The company may alternatively be deployed as three platoon-
x1 M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-12
sized MEs, each of x3 Recce Team (1 MAW) and x3 Jeep.
x5 M163A1 Vulcan 20mm AA Vehicle CWPT-16 Designate one Recce Team in each platoon ME as the Platoon
Commander.

(a) The company may be split up as individual unit attachments. (b) Mid 1980s: Replace M67 90mm MAW with Carl-Gustav 84mm
MAW (see card).

MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-17


MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-13 Combat Engineer Company
Self-Propelled SAM Company (a) Command
Command HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
x1 M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier CWPT-12 Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x2 M48 Chaparral SAM Vehicle CWPT-20
x9 Combat Engineers CWPT-35
(a) The company may be split up as individual unit attachments.
Transport
x3 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-18 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-21
Light Antiaircraft Company (a) Marine Amphibious Support Unit (a)
Command Command/Transport
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 x1 LARC-V Amphibious Truck CWPT-28
Transport Command/Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 x9 LARC-V Amphibious Truck CWPT-28

x5 Bofors L60 40mm AA Gun (bc) CWPT-24 (a) The unit may be split into x3 detachments, each of x3 LARC-V
APCs, to be attached directly to Marine units as required.
Transport
x5 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26

(a) The company may be split up as individual unit attachments. MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-22
Antitank Company (a)
(b) The permanently-manned Air Defence Artillery Regiment of the Command
Lisbon Military Region was equipped with: HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
FK20-2 Twin 20mm Antiaircraft Gun CWPT-23
Transport
(c) A few units were equipped with obsolete weapons: x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
M55 Quad 12.7mm Antiaircraft Gun CWPT-22
x6 M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle (bc) CWPT-44

Transport
x6 Jeep (no HMG) (c) CWPT-25
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-19
Marine Weapons Support Unit (a) x6 M40 106mm Recoilless Rifle (cd) CWPT-45

Command Transport
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29 x6 Jeep (no HMG) (c) CWPT-25
Transport
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 (a) The company may be split up as individual unit attachments.

x6 M2 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun CWPT-39 (b) The 75mm recoilless rifles will normally be attached, one each
to the regiment’s Infantry Companies.
Transport
x1 Jeep (with HMG) (b) CWPT-25 (c) Antitank weapons may be fired from Jeeps when mounted.

x9 M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle (cd) CWPT-44 (d) Approximately three companies in the army were equipped with
ATGMs. May therefore replace M40 106mm Recoilless Rifles with:
Transport SS-11 ATGM Team (c) CWPT-47
x9 Jeep (no HMG) (d) CWPT-25 In the late 1980s, one or two units received modern ATGMs:
Milan ATGM Team (c) CWPT-46
x6 M40 106mm Recoilless Rifle (de) CWPT-45

Transport
x6 Jeep (no HMG) (d) CWPT-25 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-23
Reconnaissance Company (a)
(a) The company may be split up as individual unit attachments.
Command/Recce
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
(b) The Jeeps are unarmed when the HMG are dismounted.
Transport/Recce
(c) The 75mm recoilless rifles will normally be attached, one each x1 Jeep (with HMG) CWPT-25
to the Marine Infantry Companies. Recce
x9 Recce Teams (3 M67 MAW) CWPT-31
(d) Antitank weapons may be fired from Jeeps when mounted.
Transport/Recce
(e) Late 1980s: Replace 106mm Recoilless Rifles with: x9 Jeep (with HMG) CWPT-25
Milan ATGM Team CWPT-46
(a) The company may alternatively be deployed as three platoon-
sized MEs, each of x3 Recce Team (1 MAW) and x3 Jeep.
Designate one Recce Team in each platoon ME as the Platoon
Commander.
MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-20
Marine Transport Support Unit (a)
Command/Transport MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-24
x1 V-200 VBTP Chaimite APC CWPT-18 Transport Company (a)
Transport Command/Transport
x24 V-200 VBTP Chaimite APC CWPT-18 x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
Transport
(a) The unit may be split into x6 detachments, each of x4 Chaimite x4 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26
APCs, to be attached directly to Marine Infantry Companies, as
required. (a) The unit may be attached directly to other units as required.
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-01 FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-07
Mixed Field Artillery Battalion Parachute Mortar Company (a)
Command
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-02 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
x1 Self-Propelled Field Artillery Battery Transport
On-Table Attachment x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37 On-Table Attachment
Transport/Recce x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37
x1 M113 APC CWPT-12 Transport
Fire Support x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x3 M109A2 SP 155mm Howitzer no card Fire Support
x6 FBP 81mm Mortar CWPT-41
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-03 Transport
x6 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x3 Light Field Artillery Battery
Fire Support
On-Table Attachment
x3 Tampella 120mm Mortar CWPT-43
x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37
Transport
Transport/Recce
x3 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x1 M113 APC CWPT-12
Fire Support (a) The 81mm Mortars would normally be distributed, two each to
x3 M101 105mm Howitzer CWPT-21 the brigade’s Para Battalions.

FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-04 MANOEUVRE ELEMENT CWPT-08


Field Artillery Battalion Marine Mortar Support Unit (a)
Command
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-05 HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
x3 Field Artillery Battery Transport
On-Table Attachment x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37 On-Table Attachment
Transport x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25 Transport
Fire Support x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x3 120mm Gun (ab) no card Fire Support
x9 FBP 81mm Mortar CWPT-41
(a) These 120mm Guns are in fact, WW2-era British BL 5.5-inch Guns.
Transport
(b) Late 1980s: Replace 120mm Guns with: x9 V-600 VBPM Chaimite Mortar Carrier CWPT-19
M114 155mm Howitzer no card Fire Support
x6 Tampella 120mm Mortar CWPT-43
Transport
FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-06 x6 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26
Mortar Company (a)
(a) The 81mm Mortars would normally be distributed, one each to
Command
the regiment’s Infantry Companies. The 120mm mortars would
HQ x1 Commander CWPT-29
either be held as an integral company, or would be split between
Transport the Infantry Battalions.
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
On-Table Attachment
x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37 FIRE SUPPORT ELEMENT CWPT-09
Transport Light Artillery Battery
x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
On-Table Attachment
Fire Support
x1 Forward Observer CWPT-37
x6 FBP 81mm Mortar CWPT-41
Transport
Transport x1 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
x6 Jeep (no MG) CWPT-25
Fire Support
Fire Support x3 M101 105mm Howitzer (a) CWPT-21
x4 Tampella 120mm Mortar CWPT-43
Transport (a) Late 1980s: In some units, may replace M101 105mm
x4 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck CWPT-26 Howitzers with:
M56 105mm Pack Howitzer CWPT-36
(a) The 81mm Mortars would normally be distributed, one each to
the regiment’s Infantry Companies. The 120mm mortars would
either be held as an integral company, or would be split between
the Infantry Battalions.
Portuguese Air Force Support
Dual-Role Fighter-Bombers

x20 G-91 R/3 ‘Gina’ Fighter-Bomber CWPT-52


x10 G-91 R/4 ‘Gina’ Fighter-Bomber CWPT-53

Ground-Attack Aircraft

x18 A-7P Corsair II Ground-Attack Aircraft CWPT-51

Helicopters

x18 Alouette III Light Observation Helicopter CWPT-50

Portuguese Card List & Model Availability


(Annotations ‘QRF’ = QRF Models, ‘SOG’ = Skytrex/Old Glory, ‘PP’, = Peter Pig, ‘QC’ = Quality Castings/Old Glory 15s, ‘FoW’ = Flames of War)

CWPT-01 M24 Chaffee 75mm Light Tank QRF


CWPT-02 M47 Patton 90mm Medium Tank QRF
CWPT-03 M48A5 Patton 105mm Medium Tank
CWPT-04 M48 AVLB
CWPT-05 Ferret Mk 4 Scout Car QRF
CWPT-06 Saladin 76mm Armoured Car QRF
CWPT-07 EBR-75 75mm Armoured Car QRF
CWPT-08 EBR-ETT Armoured Personnel Carrier
CWPT-09 AML-60 60mm Mortar Armoured Car PP
CWPT-10 AML-90 90mm Armoured Car PP
CWPT-11 Panhard M3 Armoured Personnel Carrier
CWPT-12 M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier QRF, SOG, PP
CWPT-13 M106 107mm Mortar Carrier QRF
CWPT-14 M125 81mm Mortar Carrier QRF
CWPT-15 M150 TOW ATGM Carrier QRF, SOG
CWPT-16 M163A1 Vulcan 20mm AA Vehicle QRF, PP
CWPT-17 M577A2 Armoured Command Vehicle QRF, SOG, PP
CWPT-18 V-200 VBTP Chaimite Armoured Personnel Carrier (.50 Cal) QRF (use Commando APC)
CWPT-19 V-600 VBPM Chaimite 81mm Mortar Carrier (.30 Cal)
CWPT-20 M48 Chaparral SAM Vehicle QRF
CWPT-21 M101 105mm Howitzer QRF, SOG, FoW
CWPT-22 M55 Quadruple .50 Cal AA Gun
CWPT-23 FK20-2 Twin 20mm AA Gun
CWPT-24 Bofors L60 40mm AA Gun QRF, SOG, FoW
CWPT-25 Jeep (.50 Cal option) QRF, SOG, PP, FoW
CWPT-26 Bravia Gazela Medium Truck
CWPT-27 Bravia Pantera Heavy Truck
CWPT-28 LARC-V Amphibious Truck
CWPT-29 Commander QRF (use West German Infantry)
CWPT-30 Infantry (M67 90mm or Carl Gustav 84mm MAW) QRF
CWPT-31 Reconnaissance Team (M67 90mm or Carl Gustav 84mm MAW) QRF
CWPT-32 Commando Recce Team (M67 90mm or Carl Gustav 84mm MAW) QRF
CWPT-33 Paratroops (M67 90mm or Carl Gustav 84mm MAW) QRF
CWPT-34 Marines (M67 90mm or Carl Gustav 84mm MAW) QRF
CWPT-35 Engineers (M67 90mm or Carl Gustav 84mm MAW) QRF
CWPT-36 M56 105mm Pack Howitzer QRF (in British range)
CWPT-37 Forward Observer QRF
CWPT-38 MG42/59 General-Purpose Machine Gun QRF
CWPT-39 M2 .50 Cal Heavy Machine Gun QRF, SOG, FoW, PP
CWPT-40 FBP 60mm Mortar QRF (use US)
CWPT-41 FBP 81mm Mortar QRF
CWPT-42 M30 107mm Mortar QRF
CWPT-43 Brandt/Tampella 120mm Mortar
CWPT-44 M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle QRF, PP
CWPT-45 M40 106mm Recoilless Rifle QRF, PP
CWPT-46 Milan Light ATGM Team QRF
CWPT-47 SS-11 Heavy ATGM Team
CWPT-48 M220 TOW Heavy ATGM Team QRF (in Israeli range)
CWPT-49 Blowpipe SAM Team
CWPT-50 Alouette III Observation Helicopter Heller
CWPT-51 A-7P Corsair II Ground-Attack Aircraft Tamiya
CWPT-52 G-91 R/3 ‘Gina’ Ground-Attack Aircraft Heller, Revell
CWPT-53 G-91 R/4 ‘Gina’ Ground-Attack Aircraft Heller, Revell