Accession Number : ADA114602

Title :   Soviet Firing Battery Operations in the Offensive,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : Scianna,Philip P

PDF Url : ADA114602

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The author presents an analysis of the operational techniques employed by a Soviet field artillery battery during the offensive. It analyzes the principal operational techniques of a firing battery -- moving, shooting, and communicating -- as well as the manner in which coordination is implemented by the battery within the Soviet tactical concept of the combined-arms team. If its operational techniques do not mesh with that of maneuver, the firing battery becomes a liability rather than an asset. The author concludes that the operational techniques of the firing battery do coincide with the overall Soviet tactical doctrine for a fast moving offensive.

Descriptors :   *Artillery units, *Military tactics, Field army, Military forces(Foreign), USSR, Combat effectiveness, Artillery fire, Deployment, Communication and radio systems, Mobility, Military force levels, Military planning, Military doctrine, Battlefields, Military operations, Maneuvers, Scenarios

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE