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  Mechanized infantry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They are distinguished from Motorized infantry in that their vehicles provide a degree of protection from hostile fire, as opposed to "soft-skinned" trucks or jeeps.
Arguably, the first Mechanized infantry were 36 two-man infantry squads carried forward by Mark V* tanks at the Battle of Amiens in 1918.
Recently the United States Army has fielded both armored divisions and "heavy" infantry divisions; the organization of the two types was almost identical, except that the ratio of armored battalions to mechanized infantry battalions is slightly higher in the armored divisions and slightly lower in the heavy infantry divisions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mechanized_infantry   (1546 words)

 Infantry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infantry was the primary combat arm of the period in open battles, as a result of multiple factors, including the cultural bias toward hand-to-hand combat and the relatively limited effectiveness of ranged weapons.
Modern-day mechanized infantry is supported by armored fighting vehicles, artillery, and aircraft, but along with light infantry, which does not use armored fighting vehicles, is still the only kind of military force that can take and hold ground, and thus remains essential to fighting wars.
Infantry traditionally have been the main force to overrun these units in the past, and in modern combat are used to pursue enemy forces in constricted terrain (urban areas in particular), where faster forces, such as armored vehicles are incapable of going or would be exposed to ambush.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Infantry   (2720 words)

 Chapter IV: Combined Arms Operations
The wisdom of the 1966 decision to increase the number of mechanized infantry battalions from two to six was attested to by Brigadier General Richard T. Knowles, Commanding General, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, in a statement concerning the role of mechanized infantry in CEDAR FALLS.
Mechanized infantry units in the delta were extremely flexible and were used alternately in mechanized, airmobile, and dismounted infantry operations.
First and foremost, however, they were mechanized infantry, capitalizing on their vehicular mobility to close with the enemy, then dismounting and assaulting, supported by a base of fire from the vehicles.
www.army.mil /cmh/books/Vietnam/mounted/chapter4.htm   (8917 words)

 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized)
The history of the units of the 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) date back to 1769 when the Regiment which today is known as the 156th Infantry was organized in New Orleans as The Regiment of City Militia by General Don Alejandro O'Reilly, Governor of the Spanish Province of Louisiana.
The 1st was re-designated as the 156th Infantry Regiment in September 1917 and became part of the newly formed 39th arrived in France and became a replacement division with many of its members joining combat units.
In 1995, the 256th Infantry Brigade was selected as one of 15 enhanced combat brigades by the United States Army, and thus become one of the Guard's highest priority combat units, receiving better training and newer equipment.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/256in-bde.htm   (1180 words)

 Toward Combined Arms Warfare: a Survey. . .
The infantry that had made the initial assault would be exhausted and in many cases decimated, while the artillery would need to move forward in order to continue its fires on the enemy third line and artillery positions.
Generally speaking, infantry that had the opportunity to train with tanks before battle and to work with tanks in battle swore by them, while infantry that was thrown Into battle without prior tank training swore at them.
Motorized or mechanized infantry and artillery were necessary to reduce bypassed centers of resistance, to support tanks in the attack, and to hold areas seized by such attacks.
cgsc.leavenworth.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/House/House.asp   (20136 words)

 Chapter XIII: The Total Army
Infantry divisions fielded one armor, one mechanized infantry, and eight "foot" infantry battalions.
The one remaining active airborne division, the 82d, with nine airborne infantry battalions and an armor battalion, adopted the new structure by the fall of 1974.
To lighten the burden of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, a mechanized infantry battalion from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley was included in the rotation scheme.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/BOOKS/Lineage/M-F/chapter13.htm   (5919 words)

 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
The 4th Infantry Division is the decisive element of III Corps, the nation's Counteroffensive Force, which forms the nucleus of the Army's capability to fight and win decisively over the next 15 to 20 years.
Under the 10 division redesign from the Secretary of the Army, the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood cased its division colors and was reflagged as the 4th Infantry Division in December 1995.
The transformation of the 4th Infantry Division from a "legacy" division to a "modular" configuration is in tune with the dramatic changes being felt throughout the Army as it carries through and adopts its strategic vision for the future.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/4id.htm   (2726 words)

 New Jersey Army National Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The units comprising the 50th Brigade consist of Infantry, Armor, Cavalry, and Artillery battalions.
The 50th Brigade has two mechanized infantry battalions, one armor battalion, one artillery battalion, one cavalry squadron, and a platoon of military police.
This mechanized infantry battalion has four companies of infantry,an anti tank company, and a headquarters company.
www.state.nj.us /military/50bde   (510 words)

 Introduction to Battalion Types
An Infantry battalion acting in isolation or as part of another Group is supported by a Service Support Company (Infantry) which includes a small force of trucks, light tracked vehicles (Millenibren or BV206) and ADA systems (such as Troubadour).
All infantry in the army would have the same training and could rotate freely between light, airborne, and mechanized units and would be more capable and ready to dismount to perform their core missions.
Medium Mechanized Infantry will either be Light/MuRo Infantry that have been equipped with suitable vehicles by a CAB or Patch Unit or they may be an Infantry unit with organic M113s vehicles.
www.angelfire.com /art/enchanter/batintro.html   (1763 words)

Later, this unit was replaced by the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry (Mechanized), and the task force was enlarged.
Mechanized infantry played a key role in the success of the operation.
The 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry, was being used as an airmobile reserve, prepared to reinforce the cavalry.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/Vietnam/tactical/chapter5.htm   (2969 words)

 Welcome to 3rd BCT
Infantry Division completed the Division Warfighter Exercise, which demonstrated the division’s digital capability.
Infantry Division Warfighter Exercise (WFX), the Division Ready Brigade, and a very successful rotation to the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, CA.
Brigade was in the midst of a significant modernization effort, fielding the necessary equipment to become a fully digital organization.
www.carson.army.mil /UNITS/3rdbct/Welcome.htm   (400 words)

 Infantry Magazine: Preparing a mechanized infantry task force for combat—an NCO's —perspective
In October 2002, Task Force 3-15 Infantry of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Intrinsic Action.
Platoons that dismounted their infantry squads near the objective had more success than the ones that dismounted farther away.
The unit conducted dry, blank, and live-fire exercises at the strip mine complex with the dismounted infantry and M2A2s.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IAV/is_2_93/ai_n6124005   (1374 words)

 Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) After Action Report
When mechanized platoons or companies are required to secure high value assets, the battalion fighting unit is severely degraded.
Mechanized divisions will always have a requirement to secure routes for CS and CSS assets, protect FARPs and other higher echelon units.
Discussion: Snipers are essential for infantry task force operations and they need the ability to engage personnel and equipment at ranges beyond 1 km.
www.strategypage.com /articles/3IDAAR/chap10.asp   (4026 words)

 24th Infantry Division (Mech)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 24th Infantry Division was deemed the Integrated Division (IDIV) and is composed of an Active Duty Division Headquarters at Fort Riley, an Active Duty Forward Headquarters at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and three National Guard Brigades.
The 24th Infantry Division (Mech) is composed of three enhanced Separate Brigades (eSB), the 30th Heavy Separate Brigade in Clinton, North Carolina, the 218th Heavy Separate Brigade in Columbia, South Carolina, and the 48th Separate Infantry Brigade in Macon, Georgia.
Each brigade consists of two mechanized infantry battalions, one armor battalion, a field artillery battalion, an engineer battalion, a support battalion, and several specialty companies to include: a cavalry troop, a military intelligence company, and an air defense artillery battery.
www.riley.army.mil /Units/HQ24ID   (207 words)

 paarng: 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
The 28th Infantry Division is the oldest division in the armed forces of the United States.
Units of the 28th Infantry Division, known at the time as the 7th Division, were called to active duty for the Mexican Border incidents in 1916.
The fury of assaults launched by the 28th Infantry Division led the German Army to bestow the Keystone soldiers with the title "Bloody Bucket" Division.
www.dmva.state.pa.us /paarng/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=440947   (3527 words)

The battalions are tactically self-sufficient and each battalion is of essentially one combat arm; e.g., infantry in the mechanized infantry battalions.The battalions are capable of cross-attachment of companies of different types to form battalion-level task forces for particular missions.
An infantry division consists predominantly of infantry battalions with some tank battalions and mechanized infantry battalions, as required.
The light infantry battalion is an austere combat unit whose primary strengths are its abilities to operate under conditions of limited visibility and in close combat.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/army/unit/battalion.htm   (1659 words)

 Taiwanmilitary.org :: View topic - [Army] Speculative ROC Army ORBAT
All infantry and mechanized divisions, independent armor brigades, armor groups, independent airborne brigades, and army viation groups were re-organized into 40 combined arms brigades.
A number of infantry brigades will still be retained in the regular Army, such as the 2 units in the 6th Army tasked with the defense of Metro Taipei.
Their assets will be combined with existing armored infantry brigades to form mechanized infantry brigades.
www.taiwanmilitary.org /phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8213   (636 words)

Between the Totem Pole and the shield is depicted a plate, denoting the feast given the Eagle by the Bear during the change-over.
The Totem Pole is encircled by the French Fourragere which was awarded the 23rd Infantry by Marshall Henri Petain in 1918 for the Regiment's heroic duty in France during the First World War.
The distinction of being the first American Regiment to circumnavigate the globe is depicted on the lower portion of the shield by the globe and two steamships.
www.tomahawks.us   (975 words)

 KFOR Online Homepage
Conducting traffic controls, humanitarian aid transports, escorting school buses and trains, protecting a church and providing medical help to minorities are only a small part of the important work of the Greek 507th Mechanized Infantry Battalion headquartered in a former tobacco factory in South of Mitrovica.
When LTC Ioannis Kollias took over command of the 507th Mechanized Infantry Battalion on 30 September this year, he knew that he would have a great responsibility.
After being the Commander of the 501st Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Kosovo from 1999 to 2001 no one is more aware of the situation and the problems that the province faces.
www.nato.int /kfor/chronicle/2001/nr_011018.htm   (595 words)

 No. 067-95:02/10/95:ARMY ANNOUNCES DIVISIONS TO REMAIN IN TH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The restructuring plan announced in December, called for the inactivation of the headquarters and division support units of the 1st Infantry at Fort Riley, Kansas, and the 4th Infantry at Fort Carson, Colo. These redesignations ensure two of the Army's most famous and decorated divisions remain in the active force.
The 1st Brigade, 7th Infantry Division (Light), often called the 9th Infantry Regiment (Manchus), at Fort Lewis, Wash., will be redesignated as the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division (Light).
The 10-division Army will consist of four light divisions (light infantry, airborne and air assault) and six heavy divisions (mechanized infantry and armored), all stationed at existing installations.
www.dod.gov /releases/1995/b021095_bt067-95.html   (598 words)

 Photo Essay of Bandido Charlie, 1/16th Infantry in Vietnam in 1968 - 1969
During this period, Company C operated throughout the operational area of the 1st Infantry Division in provinces north of Saigon.
This area was from south of the base camp at Lai Khe, north to Loch Ninh and Quon Loi, the Iron Triangle area west of Lai Khe, and east to the 1st Air Cav base camp at Phuoc Vinh.
Maps of the 1st Infantry Division areas of operation, and money used by the US military in Vietnam.
www.charlie-1-16inf.com   (339 words)

 WWII French Mechanized Infantry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Building a mechanized warmachine that dwarfed and eventually might have surpassed the fledgling Wehrmacht was a French goal.
Unable to acquire the proper command elements such as radios the formation of proper mechanized formations lagged but was certainly real.
Who knows another couple of years and superior equipment used in action instead of reaction would have relegated the Outmoded and poorly equipped Wehrmacht into the place now held by the French Military of WW2 (or even half baked use during Poland for that matter).
www.phoenixcommand.com /FraWW2tone.htm   (323 words)

 paarng: 1st Battalion (Mechanized) 111th Infantry
The 1-111th Infantry Battalion (Mechanized) is a subordinate command of the
The major subordinate units are four mechanized infantry companies, an anti-armor company and a headquarters and headquarters company.
With pride, Philadelphia’s 111th Infantry finds it's Continental heritage in a battalion of the Asssociators commanded by the John Nixon whom the Congress selected to read aloud the Declaration of Independence to an assemblage of his fellow townsmen.
www.dmva.state.pa.us /paarng/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=441381&PM=1   (1575 words)

 Librarium Online - Mechanized Infantry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I have just finished painting my IG Mechanized infantry army and it occures to me that I have no idea how to use it.
the army is one HQ, 1 Infantry platood (1 Command section and two squads), 1 Armoured fist squad, the option of 5 ogryns or ten storm troopers, all mounted in chimeras, and 2 leman russ, 1 basalist, and 3 sentinals.
The list you made up is a good Infantry Co., put them into Chimeras and you have a good Mech.
www.librarium-online.com /forums/printthread.php?t=1292   (195 words)

 Modern Spanish Mechanized Infantry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Spanish mech platoon has an organization that is the same for any infantry outfit in the Spanish army, the Infanteria de Marina (marines) belongs to the Navy and gets different equipment.
They ride in a M113 with the driver never leaving the vehicle and the sergeant operating the pintle mounted.50 cal., the BTR 600 used in many infantry units, is a six wheeled battle taxi with a remotely controlled.50 cal turret
Each squad is equipped since 1990 with 5 or 6 C90, a modern version of the M72 LAW a step below to the British LAW 80, some units still using the local version of the "super bazooka".
www.phoenixcommand.com /modespantone.htm   (204 words)

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