Accession Number : ADB102932

Title :   Tanks and Tank Troops

Corporate Author : ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND THREAT ANALYSIS CENTER ARLINGTON HALL STATION VA

PDF Url : ADB102932

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 393

Abstract : The years which have passed since publication of the first edition of this work have fully confirmed the conclusions and forecasts of the authors pertaining to the place and role of tanks under present-day conditions and in the foreseeable future. The agression in Vietnam, the India-pakistan conflict tne Arab-Israeli war demonstrated that the tank continues to be a formidable combat weapon. This is due to the fact that the tank beautifully combines the excellent qualities required for battle: firepower, striking power, maneuverability and mobility, as well as protection against the principle weapons. As a result of development of modern means of transportation, the tank has become transportable for all modes of transport, including air. This has increased to an even greater extent the tank's potential and significance as a weapon. Predictions by skeptics that appearance on the battlefield of antitank guided missiles (ATGM) would bring to an end the tank's domination of the field of battle have not come true. Conclusions on the role and place of tanks in future wars, made by Soviet military science even before World War II, would remain valid after that war as well. The laws and patterns of employment of tank troops, discovered by our science, have not lost their practical significance. The development of powerful antitank weapons, including ATGM, has not diminished the significance of tanks.

Descriptors :   *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), ANTITANK MISSILES, ANTITANK WEAPONS, ARABS, BATTLEFIELDS, BATTLES, EMPLOYMENT, FIREPOWER, FORECASTING, ISRAELIS, MANEUVERABILITY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, VIETNAM, WARFARE, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE