Accession Number : ADA304380

Title :   Light Opposing Force (OPFOR) Tactics Handbook.

Corporate Author : ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORT MONROE VA

PDF Url : ADA304380

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 504

Abstract : TRADOC Pamphlet 350-17, Light OPFOR Tactics Handbook is the third volume of the capabilities-based Light OPFOR series of handbooks. This handbook provides the customer with a tactical overview of the Light OPFOR. The focus of the Light OPPOR Tactics Handbook is on the tactics of first-echelon truck-mounted, motorized infantry divisions and below, and how other arms, possibly including tanks, support them. For more detail on mechanized infantry and tank tactics, see the Heavy OPFOR Tactics Handbook. The intent is to use TRADOC Pamphlet 350-17 with TRADOC Pamphlet 350-15, Light OPFOR Operational Art Handbook and TRADOC Pamphlet 350-13, Light OPFOR Organization Guide. Any differences between the organizations in the Light OPFOR Tactics Handbook and the Light OPFOR Organization Guide are intention. Future versions of the Light OPPOR Organization Guide will incorporate these changes. The intent of the Light OPFOR Tactics Handbook is to provide the trainer with a standardized flexible training opponent capable of stressing any or all battlefield operating systems of light U.S. forces. It provides the doctrine to support potential orders of battle built from the Light OPFOR Organization Guide. The first group of topics covered in the Light OPFOR Tactics Handbook includes OPFOR military thought and structure; command and control; march; reconnaissance; offense; and defense. Further chapters discuss artillery, antitank, air, air defense, engineer, and logistics support. Also covered are the uses of electronic combat; chemical and smoke; and camouflage, concealment, and deception.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *TACTICAL ANALYSIS, *ENEMY, *HANDBOOKS, AIR DEFENSE, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, INFANTRY, BATTLEFIELDS, CHEMICALS, NIGHT WARFARE, CAMOUFLAGE, COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS, SMOKE, MOUNTAINS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, STANDARDIZATION, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DESERTS, MILITARY TACTICS, RECONNAISSANCE, DECEPTION, ARTILLERY, FORESTS, CONCEALMENT, URBAN WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE