WARPAC Training - East German Training

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East German Training Library



The East Wind Training Command Center offers a variety of information designed to help participants get the most out of their East German impression. Most of this information is gained from a combination of actual East German field manuals and first hand field experience. By putting both of these sources together, we are able to provide you an in depth explanation of tactics and techniques to help you get the most from your East Wind experience.

The following information is organized in Tiers. Each Tier attempts to dive into further detail than previously established. Tier 1, for example, is what we consider to be extreemly basic training, generic to both the Soviets and East Germans. Any Tier 1 information on this page is East German specific. If you have stumbled here by accident and are looking for Soviet specific training, please Click here.

Tier 1 - Basic Training

Read, understand, and master all of the skills in this section prior to advancing to the next tier!

Tier 1 - Basic Training presents, what the event Administrators feel, is the core knowledge and skills needed by all Soviet participants to ensure everyone is doing their part to contribute to the success of the mission. Know and understand everything in the following 4 Tiers. Be able to demonstrate your knowledge of these subjects. Be able to teach others so that everyone in your section may return to camp alive and with the mission a success.

Soldier Duties

This section will attempt to break you of "American" styles and ways of doing things. We can't help it. Most of us grew up here. For a fact, the East Germans did things different than the US. If you're serious about attending as an East German, you have some bad habits we must break, while introducing you to new and different ways of accomplishing the same thing as your NATO counterparts.

Ruck Packing Guide - Packing and wearing the Ruck

Zelt Guide - The East German Shelter Half and it's many interesting uses.

East German Belt and Suspenders - Assembly and Wear of standard East German "web gear".

Customs and Courtesies - Crash course on interacting with East German & Soviet Officers, Senior Enlisted, and the Cook Staff.

Proper wear of East German Uniforms - A guide to maintaining professionalism and respecting those that have done this for real.

Drill and Ceremony - East German Attention, Saluting, and the basics of goosestepping.

Basic Equipment

This section will introduce you to some of the basic equipment you may be issued during your deployment to the border. Familiarity with all of the items in this section could very well save your life, or the lives of your comrades, in the event of unscheduled NATO aggression.

Loading, Aiming, and Firing the RPG-7

PN-1/PN-3 Night Vision Basics

1PN34 Night Vision Basics

1PN58 Night Vision Basics

RF-10 Czech Radio - Control Interface and Operation


Polished boots and a loaded RPG-7 are certainly impressive, but what good is it if you don't know how to bring them to the enemy? This section will provide you with basic information on land navigation and surviving in the field.

The East German Compass - A guide to using the Compass

Tier 2 - Advanced Lessons

Once you have mastered Tier 1 - Basic Training, those of you seeking more and wanting to better prepare for your deployment to the border are encouraged to continue reading the following Advanced topics. Improving your knowledge here can certainly benefit not only yourself, but the rest of your Section. A section that knows what it is doing is more likely to come back from a mission alive and mission accomplished.


Beyond the radio controls you learned in Tier 1 - Basic Training, here is additional information on Soviet Communications.

RF-10 Radio - Instruction Manual


The late 80's and early 90's were an interesting time for the Soviet Union, even in our fictional timeline. Not everyone immediately grew up and became a communist. Do you know about the young pioneers and other youth organizations? Learn more about your possible upbrining and political orientation as a young Soviet in today's (1980's-1990's) Soviet Army.

Soviet Military Science, Doctrine and Academics

German Language

We are not asking anybody to learn an entire new language for this event. However, knowing a few words, or at best, being able to state your name, rank, and soldier number to a NATO Interrogator, in German, is damn impressive... would be better if you didn't get captured in the first place!

German Language Cheat Sheet - Coming Soon.

Tier 3 - Special Assignments

This section is additional reading for specific jobs within the East German Military at East Wind. If you know you’re going to be filling one of these positions, reading is strongly advised. If you do not know if you will be taking on any special roles at the event, one should try and familiarize themselves with as much as possible, as mentioned, having read something once gives you an edge over the person who has no idea what's going on.

Section Leader

Information on successfully leading troops into combat.

Section Leader's PCI - Conducting a PCI before the Officer's PCI

Signs and Symptoms of Fatigue, Dehydration, and Heat Stroke - Learn to recognize it, learn to prevent it.

Senior Soldier

The Senior Soldier is the 2nd in Command of a Section, usually informally selected by a Section Leader, based on observations made about everyone's performances during the early days of deployment. The Senior Soldier is responsible for making sure tasks issued by the Section Leader are carried out.

Basics of Leading a Fireteam - The Senior Soldier's first taste of command.

Senior Soldier - Teacher, Mentor, Guide

Your Section Leader - A reminder to watch his back, as he is busy watching all of yours

Radiotelephone Operator (RTO)

The Radiotelephone Operator (RTO) is responsible for squad-to-squad and squad-to-company level communications. The RTO is also responsible for training a backup RTO in the event that he is incapacitated in combat.

Complete guide to working with the RF-10 Radio

Radio Theory - Why you can't transmit through a mountain.

RF-10 Troubleshooting Techniques - Why it's you and not the radio.

Anti-Tank Gunner

The Anti-Tank gunner is responsible for carrying and using the special equipment needed to disable or destroy enemy armored assets encountered during the course of your mission.

East German Anti-Tank Warfare - Tactics Guide for Anti-Tank and Tank Hunting Operations.

Machine Gunner

The Machine Gunner is responsible for carrying and using the special equipment needed to suppress known and unknown enemy positions in an effort to protect the rest of the section, prevent the movement of the enemy, and if possible, destroy the enemy before they enact their plan to destroy you.

LMG-K Operating Instructions.

Suppressing Fire Primer

Sapper (Minelayer/Deminer)

The Sapper is responsible for carrying and using the special equipment needed to employ a successful Anti-Personnel or Anti-Tank Minefield, Mechanical Ambush, or find and disable enemy Minefields or Mechanical Ambushes. Not a job for the faint of heart!

Working with the POM-Z Anti-Personnel Mine

Working with the PMN-2 Anti-Personnel Mine

Soviet Minefield Layout Guide

Working with the MON-50 Anti-Personnel Mine

IMP-1 Mine Detector Manual

Tier 4 - Advanced Reading

The following sections are devoted to reference and further study, including manuals on some of the above mentioned equipment, vehicles you may encounter during your deployment to the border, or other specialized equipment you may need to use to complete your mission.

Reference Manuals

This section contains any and all reference manuals for equipment available to the East German Forces at Operation: East Wind.


BTR 152 repair manual

ZIL 131 repair manual - Part 1

ZIL 131 repair manual - Part 2

UAZ-31512, UAZ-31514, UAZ-31519, UAZ-3153 and their variants Manual in English

UAZ-469 Manual in Polish

GAZ-69 Parts catalog in English and French

K 052/3/016, East German manual for 3-color camo painting


Deutz engine brochure 1 Sales Brochure

Deutz engine brochure 2 Sales Brochure

Transmission/drive-train Parts Catalog

Box Body (Expanding tent version) KSA Directions

Diesel Engine Spare Parts Catalog

Running gear and body work Parts Catalog (corrected version)

Running Gear and Chassis Parts Catalog

Accessory Compressor Parts List and Diagram

Intake Air CleanerTechnical Manual

Wiring diagram for LO 1801ATechnical Manual

Wiring diagram for LO 2501Technical Manual

Accessory Water Pump Manual and Parts List

FL912 Workshop manual

LD and LO Robur Mechanical Workshop manual

Radio Equipment

R-148 Radio Manual

R-159M Manual

R-124 Intercom Manual

R-159 Tips and Tricks - Lessons learned in the field over several East Wind Operations.


M1941 Stove Manual