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  Reader's Companion to Military History - - Armor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Use of body armor was evident in the Western military tradition beginning with the hoplite warrior of ancient Greece.
Modern armored warfare began in World War I when the American invention of the caterpillar tractor was married to the armored car and given high-caliber weapons.
During World War II, armored doctrine evolved because of the development of new armored vehicles (especially the Russian T-34/85 tank and the German Panther tank), and tactical developments such as the Russian use of operational maneuver groups (composed of armor, self-propelled artillery, and mechanized infantry units) and Erwin Rommel's deep attacks in Africa.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/mil/html/ml_003100_armor.htm   (1419 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The Armored Force was born on July 10, 1940, with the Headquarters, Armor Force and the Headquarters, I Armored Crops established at Fort Knox.
The training reflected the rapid evolution of armored warfare doctrines, which changed constantly in the face of battle experience and in the alterations to the force structure and its tables of organization and equipment.
The 2nd Armored Division fought in Sicily in 1943, then on June 9, 1944, was the first American armored division to land in /France, The division fought in all of the campaigns in northwestern Europe, becoming the first U.S. unit to reach the Elbe River and enter Berlin.
www.ranger95.com /armor/history_fort_knox.html   (1973 words)

  
 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly, Autumn - 1997
The evolution of armored vehicles will be driven by technology and strategic requirements, but, above all, by the changing environment of combat: the increasing urbanization of warfare, and the growing transparency of traditional non-urban operations--in which we will be able to monitor the activities of enemy forces in real time.
Armored vehicles, using drones or ground robotics or hyper-sensors, must not only be able to see into multi-story structures and down into sewers, subways, and service tunnels, but must be able to introduce soldiers--in a protected manner--to upper-story or subterranean zones of operation.
Other armored units move swiftly through the city to establish a mobile presence and seize control of line-of-communication nodes and routes of ingress to and egress from the city.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usawc/Parameters/97autumn/peters.htm   (4298 words)

  
 mechanized warfare. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Central to the waging of mechanized warfare are the tank and armored vehicle, with support and supply from motorized columns and aircraft.
Although the basic essentials of mechanized warfare were thus established early, it was not until Germany attacked Poland at the start of World War II that its full potentials were revealed.
German armored (Panzer) divisions, supported by aircraft, proved their worth in Poland and France and later won spectacular successes in the Balkans, the Soviet Union, and Africa.
www.bartleby.com /65/me/mechaniz.html   (381 words)

  
 Toward Combined Arms Warfare: a Survey. . .
Since then, twentieth century warfare and especially mechanized warfare have developed to the point at which some form of combined arms is essential for survival, let alone victory, on the battlefield.
Yet the very complexity of this warfare leads to specialization in both training and maintenance, a specialization that is currently reflected in the formation of companies and battalions consisting of one or at most three different major weapons systems.
Unlike most advocates of armor, he considered antitank weapons to be an essential part of the mechanized combined arms team, rather than the defender of the traditional arms against the new weapons.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/House/House.asp   (20349 words)

  
 Medieval Warfare
The form of warfare in Medieval Europe was that which developed out of the military traditions and practices of the German tribes that overran the Roman empire in the 4th, 5th, and 6th centuries.
This last element was neccessary because the Swiss often fought in broken, hilly terrain (that is, Switzerland) and had to be flexible and swift to prevent the mounted knights from hitting them in their vulnerable flanks or rear.
The English had an advantage in sieges for most of the war (until the French developed superior cannon) because their yeomen were more effective at siege warfare.
www.hyw.com /books/history/Medi0000.htm   (3917 words)

  
 Ansteorra's Complete Participant's Handbook (Heavy Weapons Glossary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A fully armored fighter is presumed to be wearing a light-weight, short sleeved, knee length, riveted chainmail hauberk over a padded gambeson, with boiled leather arm and leg defenses.
A fully armored fighter is one who is properly wearing all the required armor to meet or exceed the minimum standards as sat forth in the Rules and Regulations of the SCA and the Kingdom.
All such steel used for armor construction that is required to meet a minimum gauge should be checked by an accurate measuring device before being used for such purpose.
www.realtime.net /~otto/handbook/bookglo1.html   (1662 words)

  
 Armored Vehicle Identification: The Key To Survival
Conclusion: A requirement exists for a comprehensive armored vehicle identification training and evaluation program to improve the individual's and crew's ability to rapidly distinguish between who is friend or foe, maximize survivability of friendly forces, and produce long range distructive fire on the enemy.
The acquisition of additional anti-armor assets and advances in the organization and employment of armor and anti-armor weapons have significantly improved the Marine Corps' capability to fight armored forces.2 Although the Marine Corps possesses modern armor and anti-armor weapons, Marines are not properly trained in armored vehicle identification.
An armored battlefield scenario is used for much of this training which exposes Marines to virtually every type of tank and armored personnel carrier in the NATO inventory.19 Additionally, in 1977 the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center at Twenty-Nine Palms, California, consisting of 932 square miles, was opened for mechanized training.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1985/SCR.htm   (5509 words)

  
 History- Tanks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Armored horsemen [heavy cavalry] provide one of the earliest examples of the concept of armored warfare.
Armored plating for the purposes of warfare largely fell under naval developments for the primary shift away from wooden vessels from the Civil War onward.
Trench warfare, on the other hand, was a totally new concept in combat and it tested the mettle of many a fine army and many an otherwise fine commander.
wgregg.home.cyberverse.com /webdoc1/brief_history_tanks.html   (1476 words)

  
 Trends in Mounted Warfare
Armor was helpful to the infantry in Korea, but was not employed in enough numbers to be a campaign winner.
We in the armor and infantry branches are guilty of close-mindedness regarding aviation.
While the aviation units are not as well armored as armor and mechanized units, their speed of movement is obviously much higher.
www.knox.army.mil /center/ocoa/ArmorMag/mj98/5trends3.html   (4308 words)

  
 Stellar Age
From the earliest period of armored warfare, a determined artillery crew or an individual with a grenade or firebomb could stop a tank.
Nevertheless, in the absence of special purpose antitank weapons and tactics, armored vehicles proved to be weapons of decision in land warfare in their first few decades.
The aura of armored vehicles began to fade when portable antitank missiles and guided antitank missiles were introduced, and the situation worsened when infantry began to carry energy weapons such as laser and bolt rifles.
www.godfox.com /lsgrn-pages/stellar_age.htm   (1203 words)

  
 The Little-Known Story of Percy Hobart
Development of an independent armored force was stifled on that side of the Atlantic, although General Douglas MacArthur held a vision of the military future similar to that of Percy Hobart.
Continuing antagonism toward tanks, tank advocates and the new concepts of armored warfare characterized the high command of the army, and Hobart was never sure that his next war game would not be his last.
But his ideas of how an armored force should be handled, and what it could achieve when operating in strategical independence of orthodox forces, had been contrary to the views of more conservative superiors.
www.ihr.org /jhr/v18/v18n1p-2_Constable.html   (7200 words)

  
 September 2001, A note on Warfare
Are armored units representing only a small part of the army mainly to be tasked to defend the country from an attack and in the secondary role of supporting the light forces, infantry and airborne forces, in PSO operations?
The capabilities of armored forces have been greatly underestimated in recent times merely on the fact that they are more expensive and especially because they more difficult and slower to transport over large distances.
Disregarding all historic knowledge of using MBTs in warfare, the MBT has to be accompanied with infantry to secure the area especially in all close in fighting.
www.rayanalyse.nl /reports/200108311617.html   (2001 words)

  
 Heinz Guderian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Armor) outlined his theories that massed armored units, with artillery and air support, could penetrate enemy front lines and then fan out in rear ears to destroy command, control, supply, and reserve units.
Commanding his armored corps from his own tank, at the head of his troops, Guderian crossed the border on September 1 and within four days had penetrated the major Polish defenses.
John Fuller and other armored enthusiasts had an impact on Guderian’s ideas, but it was the German panzer leader who made armored warfare a reality.
www.carpenoctem.tv /military/guderian.html   (1051 words)

  
 Forums at the Society - The Big Myth? The End of Cavalry 1920-1945
The German infantry and armored branches never were able to agree on an armored theory, and the infantry actually became more dominant as the war progressed.
Oh, certainly the Germans shocked the world into armored warfare, and were good at it, but perhaps not as advanced as is often claimed.
After that, when an armored branch was created, most of the cavalrymen, who were professionals, seemed to just step into it seamlessly, which was to their credit as professional soldiers.
www.militaryhorse.org /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2702   (7380 words)

  
 Technology of Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With little time to re-equip the German armored formations for its surprise attack on Russia, Hitler flung a well crafted military machine against the cumbersome weight of the Soviet Army only to discover that Russian-built armored had far better design and a lot more punch.
Christie designed and built a series of tanks around the premise that armored warfare would be fast paced and would necessitate a tank that could battle at speeds unheard of during the 1930s.
He gave little attention to its fighting capability beyond the fundamentals of sufficient armored protection and a suitable gun mount for a main weapon of reasonable caliber for the day.
wgregg.home.cyberverse.com /webdoc1/technology_of_warfare.html   (1938 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
New ideas on warfare are brought forward by a positive, "can-do" attitude focused on minimizing the effects of enemy countermeasures to exploit a new capability so as to realize the potential benefits of the new system or method.
Thoughts on Twenty-First Century Warfare is, however, more geared to the overall subject of maneuver warfare and analyzes the cyclic effects of technological advances on forms of warfare with a particular emphasis on maneuver.
Armored vehicles no longer encumbered with meeting the rigors of tank-to-tank duels, can be designed light enough to gain Airborne/Air Assault agility, yet possess the lethality through high-technology indirect weapons to destroy massed armor.
www.combatreform.com /jarnotcgscthesis.htm   (20547 words)

  
 The Project :: View topic - The Future of Armored Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
That's armor piercing, fin-stabilized, discarding sabot (that's a little aluminum ring on the round that lets it fit the barrel, because the projectile itself is smaller than 25mm; falls off when the round leaves the tube), depleted uranium (which deserves it's own thread, at this point).
A power armored soldier, ignoring light arms fire and wielding a 90 pound, 40mm cannon, is demoralizing to say the least.
The HA is the Heavy Armor variant; extra homogenous armor (not the Chobham stuff) on the glacis and rear deck, and some extra mine plating.
www.sflora.com /project/forum/viewtopic.php?t=307   (4349 words)

  
 U.S. Army Armor Center & School
The Directorate of Force Development at the U.S. Army Armor Center & School conducts combat and force development functions for the Armor Force that provide soldiers and commanders the organizations and equipment to decisively win on the 21st Century Battlefield.
The Armor School is the rock on which the Armor Center mission is built.
Its staff sections, directorates and units provide the personnel, equipment and guidance needed to train the officers, NCOs and enlisted soldiers in the execution of armored warfare and the development of its doctrine.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/usaas.htm   (1550 words)

  
 MUSEUM OF ARMORED FORCES - KUBINKA RUSSIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Not being sufficiently familiar with armored vehicles, I may not have correctly identified many of the tanks and SP guns in these photos by matching the vehicle numbers to Steve Zaloga's catalog numbers.
Panzergruppe is the homepage of the Washington Armor Club and also the title of their interesting newsletter.
This club is devoted to building models of armored vehicles and the newsletter contains articles on a wide variety of topics related to armored warfare.
members.aol.com /kubinka/kubinmus.htm   (1569 words)

  
 SRI Delivers "DFIRST"™ Armored Warfare Training System for the Kentucky Army National Guard
When called to active duty, the Army National Guard armored brigades are expected to be fully combat-ready within 90 days.
Therefore, it is critical that armored units are trained as thoroughly and efficiently as possible during the roughly 39 training days they receive each year.
DFIRST allows Army National Guard personnel to engage in sophisticated armored warfare training exercises and play back the engagement's events in an after-action review facility.
www.sri.com /news/releases/11-04-02.html   (545 words)

  
 the Armored Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wanna know how the armored warfare developed during WWII in each country ?
If you are a curious person and you are not an anti-"Iti" bigot, I'm sure you will enjoy to read about..
An "armored site" can be considered a "comprehensive armored site" only if one can find there, in addition to "tanks", also Armoured Cars, Self Propelled Platforms, and other...
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/1975/armorweb.htm   (287 words)

  
 Bladerunners :: View topic - The contents in the new EVE content patch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Small Shield Extender II Medium Shield Extender II Large Shield Extender II Micro Shield Extender II Tech 2 Armor Hardeners
Armor EM Hardener II Armor Kinetic Hardener II Armor Explosive Hardener II Armor Thermic Hardener II Tech 2 Armor Plates
Small Shield Extender II Medium Shield Extender II Large Shield Extender II Micro Shield Extender II Tech 2 Armor Harders
www.bladerunners.org.uk /forum/viewtopic.php?t=1078   (602 words)

  
 t/X : The semiultimate experience in armored warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
t/X : The semiultimate experience in armored warfare
A nod to whoever got the lame slash obscure Army of Darkness reference.
Oh send me back to the games overview, uhh..
koti.mbnet.fi /jadelor/teaex.html   (496 words)

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