Russia has been on a easy winning streak for so long they seem to have forgotten what is actually planning things properly, or having contingencies when your best plans fail anyway.
They modelled it on the example of the nuclear submarines. And because it's working there's no incentive yet to change it. Ranks, however, are those of the detaching organisations, hence Jochen Zeislitz is an Oberst (colonel) of the Luftwaffe, not a Kapitän zur See (naval captain).What's the command structure like on the Hammer? The ranks look naval (zur See) but I wonder if they'll keep it that way or is lessons learned from the Hammer will have them try something different on Feuerdrache