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  Armoured warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Armoured warfare in modern warfare is understood to be the use of armoured fighting vehicles as a central component of the methods of war.
The units were entirely mobile and consisted of reconnaissance tankettes and armoured cars, a battalion of 48 Vickers medium tanks, a motorized machine gun battalion, a mechanized artillery regiment, which had one battery of fully-tracked self-propelled guns capable of acting as conventional or anti-aircraft artillery (Birch guns), and a motorized company of field engineers.
During the Cold War, NATO and the Warsaw Pact assumed armoured warfare to be a dominant aspect of conventional ground warfare in Europe.
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 EldarOnline :: Eldar Tactics :: Armoured Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
While this is a form of armoured warfare, it is an unintelligent and poor use of tank assets to use such a similar strategy, as it does not fully exploit what can be done with an armoured force.
The biggest strength of using an armoured force, meaning large numbers of tanks, is that you have at your disposal considerable speed and mobility coupled with excellent protection for your soldiers.
Armoured forces are interesting in the fact that if enough of your tanks and transports survive, then you tend to rip your opponents to shreds without much difficulty, while if you lose, you tend to lose badly because of the amount of points often put into tanks and transports.
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 ::Armoured warfare::
Armoured warfare was to dominate the German attack on Western Europe in May 1940.
As a man who had experienced the horrors of trench warfare, it is possible that Hitler, even though he planned wars of conquest, was keen to ensure that trench warfare never occurred again.
In May 1940, the BEF had seven cavalry light armoured regiments mounted in light tanks and their task was one of reconnaissance and supporting the infantry — just as cavalry units had done.
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 Tank - Enpsychlopedia
A tank is characterised by heavy weapons and armour, as well as by a high degree of mobility that allows it to cross rough terrain at relatively high speeds.
Thin plates of spaced armour, steel mesh "RPG screens", or rubber skirts, were found to cause HEAT rounds to detonate too far from the main armour, greatly reducing their penetrating power.
Explosive reactive armour, or ERA, is another major type of protection against high explosive antitank weapons, in which sections of armour explode to dissipate the focussed explosive force of a shaped charge warhead.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A tank is characterized by heavy weapons and armour, as well as by a high degree of mobility that allows it to cross rough terrain at relatively high speeds.
Although weapons systems and armour continue to be developed, many nations have reconsidered the need for such heavy weaponry in a period characterised by unconventional warfare.
Explosive reactive armour, or ERA, is another major type of protection against high explosive antitank weapons, in which sections of armour explode to dissipate the focused explosive force of a shaped charge warhead.
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 Military History and Modelling - To further the interest of Military History and Modelling
The armoured element has come in for even more criticism, simply stating that the Anglo-Canadians were unable to overcome doctrine and adopt a fluid method of organisation and co-operation in battle as exemplified by the German Kampfgruppe or the American Combat Command.
The artillery elements of the armoured divisions were equipped initially with one regiment of the M7 Priest self-propelled gun, though this was replaced with the Sexton SPG, which mounted a 25pdr.
While this essay has shown that 11th Armoured were able to realise the limitation in their training and the control from higher command most of the other Anglo-Canadian armoured divisions had a similar learning curve in the Normandy campaign.
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 The Straits Times Interactive - Perspective
Victory was made possible in part by the unwillingness of Russian soldiers to leave the (illusory) shelter of their armour and fight in the open.
The US military's new attention to urban warfare in the 1990s was initiated by the Marine Corps, which sought to make the field its preserve and launched in September 1997 the "Urban Warrior" series of experiments and exercises.
The British army's experience of armoured warfare, for example, has been that even sophisticated optics are insufficient, and courageous troops prefer to risk exposure to see what is happening.
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 Armoured fighting vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It has the heaviest armour of any vehicle on the battlefield, and carries a powerful weapon that may be able to engage a wide variety of ground targets.
Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are light armoured fighting vehicles for the transport of infantry.
A tankette is a small armoured fighting vehicle with a crew of one or two, similar to a tank, intended for infantry support or reconnaissance.
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 Pakistan Armoured Corps as a Case Study
The armoured cars were mostly of British origin but had proved obsolete even in WW Two and were slowly phased out in the period 1950-58 as US aid enabled the armoured corps to wholly switch to tanks from 1954 onwards.
The armoured brigade commanders developed a similar to infantry brigade commanders with fixed field headquarters with reliance on despatch riders and liaison officers whereas mobile operations demanded that the armoured brigade commander stayed close to the leading regiment while his staff looked after the brigade headquarters.
Here Pakistani armour enjoyed a seven to one superiority in tanks in terms of total troops available but were unable to pump their armour inside the enemy territory in time thus enabling the Indians to recover from surprise from 8th September onwards.
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 ::General Percy Hobart::
Influenced by the writings of Liddell Hart who pushed for the adoption of the concept of armoured mobility, Hobart also wanted to use science to break out of the mentality of trench or defensive warfare - as seen by the French with the Maginot Line.
In September 1939, Hobart believed that the 7th Armoured Division was in an excellent position to fight should war spill over into North Africa.
Such was his knowledge and drive that he quickly reclaimed his reputation for modern warfare and a modern approach to modern military problems.
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 The case for medium cavalry
Such a force is designed for Expeditionary warfare and would be used to follow up initial gains made by units such as the 82nd Airborne.
The armoured cavalry in Vietnam used a variant of M113 with increased armament and protection called the "Armoured Cavalry Assault Vehicle" or ACAV.
An Armoured Cavalry Squadron has 41 M1s and 39 M3s which can be compared to the 58 M1s and 58 Bradleys of an Armoured task force of twice the size.
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 Military Chronicles Series MCS-003 1941 Armoured Warfare Tactics on www.Aviapress.com. Model kits, Military Books and ...
of armoured warfare aces, the author is trying to describe the evolution of stances on using different tanks in combat, linking their performances to the climates dominating particular areas of operation (AO) as well as command and control techniques.
The white mark on the turret indicates it is part of the special composite armoured regiment of the 1st armoured division, 1st mechanised corps.
A reconnaissance armoured task force (BA-20, BA-10 and BA-6 armoured cars) from the 17th armoured brigade under command of Colonel N.A. Chernoyarov.
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 France 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although Blitzkrieg has revolutionised warfare ever since, in 1940 it was an untested theory, yet its original writers would also be the ones who would put it into practice.
Although he was no expert in armoured warfare, he nevertheless saw the warning signs.
Armoured Division met the Belgiums at Antewrp, the Germans knew that they were in deep trouble.
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 » An impressive performance by the LTTE Victor Unit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A third armoured vehicle moved in a different direction and fell into a deep, waterlogged ditch.
In addition to the earlier losses of two armoured vehicles to “monster” mines and another to a camouflaged pit - trap, three more Armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) were hit by anti - tank RPG’ s and destroyed.
By 1997- 98 the anti - armoured artillery unit began functioning independently under Akbar.Members of this unit have vertical and not horizontal stripes on their uniforms.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
However, for the purpose of this scenario let us suppose that there is some impendiment to mobility (so the armoured forces dont have it all their own way), but the conflict is not taking place in mountainous terrain (or any other where the clear advantage is with the light forces).
I dare say they would be a real headache for the Syrians, but at the end of the day if all they had were 50 T34's, if they all battern down their hatches there isn't a whole lot 3 Commando could do to them.
The fact is this, if the 75th went head-to-head with a Russian armoured brigade, they would get chewed up very badly if they did not have airpower.
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 Armoured Cars - Part I (1896-1913)
This philosophical concept is fully applicable also to armoured warfare development.
As a matter of fact, when steam powered engines were replaced by the gasoline propelled ones, at the end of 19th century, the possibility of building armoured vehicles became less hypothetical.
In the same year, in the United States, Major R.P.Davidson, one of the "fathers" of American armoured warfare, designed a similar vehicle (realized by Charles Duryea) by mounting a Colt machine gun on a motor driven tricycle, later modified as a quadricycle.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The sqn HQ's would lift the battalion HQ and form a mixed Battlegroup HQ with the Infantry commanding officer (Lt Col) and the armoured sqn commander (a major) as his senior armoured warfare advisor.
The armoured regiment would form the "air/ground" cavalry battlegroup HQ with the two ASLAV sqn and the ARH sqn from the aviation regiment.
The armoured regiment I envision is independent of the Brigades but would be used in conjunction as a part of their cavalry regiment on battalion sized deployments and as an extra regiment in its entirety in a brigade sized deployment.
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 NWS-OnLine Forum - Small Unit Armoured tactics, Evolution of
Mike and I were discussing a new thread concerning armoured warfare, a subject he should know a lot about and I have studied and enjoyed for fifty years.
The light and heavy armoured cars were at the division level.
It wasn't until the development and deployment of the SPW 250/251 series of armoured personnel carriers that the battalion and lower, reconnaissance troops became armoured.
forums.navalwarfare.org /showthread.php?t=1103   (2882 words)

 Wilhelm von Thoma
It may surprise you to hear that the development of armoured forces met with much resistance from the higher generals of the German Army, as it did in yours.
We ought to have had twice as many tanks in our armoured divisions, and their motor-infantry regiments were not mobile enough.
France had been ideal country for armoured forces, but Russia was the worst-because of its immense tracts of country that were either swamp or sand.
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 Heinz Guderian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
May 14, 1954, Schwangau bei Füssen, W.Ger.), German general and tank expert who became one of the principal architects of armoured warfare and the blitzkrieg between World Wars I and II, and who contributed decisively to Germany's victories in Poland, France, and the Soviet Union early in World War II.
After serving mainly as a staff officer in World War I, Guderian remained in the army and became interested in armoured warfare.
Incurring Hitler's disfavour for withdrawing his troops in the face of a Russian counteroffensive during the winter of 1941-42, he was dismissed, but he returned in March 1943 as inspector general of armoured troops, with authority to establish priorities in the production of armoured vehicles as well as to direct their employment.
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 Information warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information warfare is the use and management of information in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent.
Information warfare may involve collection of tactical information, assurance that one's own information is valid, spreading of propaganda or disinformation among the enemy, undermining the quality of opposing force information and denial of information collection opportunities to opposing forces.
Since the 1960s, there have been extraordinary improvements in the technical means of transmission, protection, collection, storage and analysis which have allowed significant improvements in the exploitation of the information domain.
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 The Changing Nature of Warfare - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The themes explored include the conduct of war from the late 18th century to 1945, the role of technology, communications and transport, the impact of war on society, and the changing role of women in warfare.
The Changing Nature of Warfare is illustrated and includes a selection of primary sources.
Impulse warfare: wars in the age of Napoleon; 3.
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 Field Formations
Also in the Holding Corps, the armoured regiments are not attached to the infantry regiments.
It consists of 3 to 5 Infantry Brigades, an Armoured Regiment and an Artillery Brigade.
An Armoured Division consists of 3 to 5 Armoured Brigades, one Mechanised Brigade and one Artillery Brigade.
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