Accession Number : ADA327504

Title :   Tank-Light Infantry Company Operations (Draft Field Manual).

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Stone, Gregory A. ; French, Daniel H. ; Tindoll, David D.

PDF Url : ADA327504

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : For years our Army has been wrestling with how to best integrate Light Infantry and Armor on the battlefield. The National Training Center, Joint Readiness Training Center, and the Combat Maneuver Training Center continue to show that although we realize this to be a problem, we can't quite come up with how to make this an effective fighting task organization. We must rid ourselves of any false impressions of this task organization, throw away our parochial views based on branch, and realize that tanks can be superb infantry support weapons. The purpose of this manual is to provide a user-friendly handbook for use by infantry company commanders who will have a tank platoon task-organized to their company. The focus is on the infantry company and the tank platoon, with special attention provided to operations in restricted terrain

Descriptors :   *INFANTRY, *BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), ARMOR, OPERATIONAL READINESS, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY TRAINING, HANDBOOKS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, USER FRIENDLY, MANUALS, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE