Accession Number : AD0815041

Title :   PENTANA-TYPE COMPANIES IN MOBILE OPERATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Oct-20 Dec 57.

Corporate Author : ARMY COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS EXPERIMENTATION CENTER FORT ORD CA

Report Date : 11 JUL 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : A field experiment was conducted to determine the relative combat effectiveness of three rifle company organizations with varying organic or attached transportation. These organizations engaged as part of a PENTANA-type combat group in tactical operations under simulated combat conditions against a mechanized Aggressor force. The conclusions cover use of tracked vs. wheeled vehicles and helicopter lift, tactics for nuclear weapons employment, and the additional requirements for reconnaissance and security, for PENTANA-type combat units. An improved antipersonnel mine also was evaluated for use against a mechanized force. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFANTRY, ARMY OPERATIONS), MOBILITY, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, ARMORED VEHICLES, PASSENGER VEHICLES, TRACKED VEHICLES, EFFICIENCY, DEPLOYMENT, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, ARTILLERY, CLOSE SUPPORT, LOGISTICS, HELICOPTERS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TACTICAL WEAPONS, NUCLEAR WARFARE CASUALTIES, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, TACTICAL WARFARE, SIMULATION, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES).

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE