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In the Middle of the Fight

Author : David Eugene Johnson
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An analysis of the performance of medium-armored forces across the range of military operations since World War I yields insights with significant implications for U.S. Army decisions about fielding these units in the future. The authors find that medium-armored forces fare poorly against competent, heavily armored opponents, and that the Stryker and Future Combat Systems will not fill the void created by the retirement of the M551 Sheridan.

Forging the Thunderbolt

Author : Mildred Hanson Gillie
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Features a detailed look at the career of Gen. Adna Romanza Chaffee, the "Father of the Armored Force" Careful study of the battles fought during and between the wars for the armored forces' very survival Photos of the men and machines that made the American Armored Corps a legend A military history classic of the rise of America's armored forces from their humble beginnings in borrowed tanks on the battlefields of France in World War I to a thundering crescendo of tactical prowess and lethal power as they spearheaded the liberation of Western Europe in World War II. A brilliant, straightforward study of the men and machines that brought fame to the likes of Generals Patton, Pershing, and Chaffee and the Sherman, Grant, and Lee tanks.

Romanian Armored Forces in World War II

Author : Eduardo Martinez
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This text tries to remember the performance of the often forgotten Romanian Armored Forces during the World War 2. We have written a text that will show us the bravery and courage of these men, as well as the difficult choice they had to make when Romania changed sides. We want to compile in a didactic way but without academic intention, the information about this topic from various sources such as Mark Axworthy, Mihai T. Filipescu, Patrick Cloutier, Dragos Pusca and Victor Nitu, trying to focus on the Romanian Armored Forces diverse actions during the world conflict both in the Axis and together with the USSR.

Observations on Recent Trends in Armored Forces

Author : David Eugene Johnson
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For an ongoing project entitled "An Army for Full Spectrum Operations: Lessons from Irregular Wars," RAND Arroyo Center researchers assessed recent "irregular" conflicts and their implications for U.S. Army force mix and capabilities, as well as for the elements that support or operate with ground forces. This paper provides initial research observations on how various militaries view the role of heavy forces (tanks and other armored vehicles) in irregular warfare (IW) and hybrid warfare environments. The views of the U.S. Marine Corps, the British Army, the Canadian Army, the Danish Army, and the Israeli Army are discussed. What emerges from the research to date is that each of these forces believes that there is a role in IW and hybrid warfare for heavy forces, including tanks, because they reduce operational risk, minimize friendly casualties, and provide an intimidation factor against adversaries.

Camp Colt to Desert Storm

Author : George F. Hofmann
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The tank revolutionized the battlefield in World War II. In the years since, additional technological developments--including nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, computer assisted firing, and satellite navigation--have continued to transform the face of combat. The only complete history of U.S. armed forces from the advent of the tank in battle during World War I to the campaign to drive Iraq out of Kuwait in 1991, Camp Colt to Desert Storm traces the development of doctrine for operations at the tactical and operational levels of war and translates this fighting doctrine into the development of equipment.

Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War

Author : Eduardo Manuel Gil Martínez
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The actions of the German armored forces during the Second World War is well known. What has not yet been so well told are the actions of the armored forces from Germany's allies. While it is true that their performance was generally quite secondary in comparison to the Reich, the actions of the Hungarian armored forces should be highlighted. Hungary not only managed to organize its armored forces, but developed its own military industry that was able to supply weapons and equipment to its troops. The Hungarian military was able to produce all kinds of weapons, vehicles and armored vehicles, although they were generally under-gunned and under-armored. This book rescues Hungary's participation during the Second World War from oblivion through the use of superb photographs, which take the reader from the beginning of the USSR campaign and the conquest of Soviet lands, before ending with the bloody battles to avoid the Soviet and Romanian advance into Hungary (the Siege of Budapest) and the last clashes in Austrian and Slovenian territory before the army's unconditional surrender. The author highlights the bravery and courage of these men, as well as the terrible fate of the Hungarian armored forces when the Soviet Army invaded Hungary.

A Colonel in the Armored Divisions

Author : William S. Triplet
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The Armoured Forces of the Bulgarian Army 1936 45

Author : Kaloyan Matev
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A detailed history of motor vehicles and armoured fighting vehicles in the Bulgarian army from 1936, during the last years of peace, until the end of the Second World War in 1945. The book is the result of years of study in the Bulgarian Central Military Archive.

The Capabilities that Medium armored Forces Bring to the Full Spectrum of Operations

Author : Susan Woodward
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Armored Warfare In The Jungle Environment

Author : Major Kevin S. Wimmer
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This study examines armored warfare in a jungle environment. The focus is to determine if there is a role for ground mounted armored forces in jungle warfare. This study explains how armor was used in past jungle conflicts and examines current doctrine and applicability of employment of armor in the jungle. The first portion of the research focuses on discerning how armor was used in past jungle conflicts. The Pacific campaign of World War II and the Vietnam War are examined to determine the historical role of armor in a jungle environment. Early employment of armor in these two conflicts is examined to determine the criteria for use of armored forces in the jungle and examines the tactics, techniques, and procedures that were developed during these conflicts. The second portion of this study focuses on the feasibility of current employment of armor in a jungle environment. Current Army and Marine armored doctrine is examined and interviews are conducted to determine if current armored systems could and should be employed in jungle warfare. Additionally, officers from foreign countries are interviewed to determine how armored forces are employed in the jungle areas of their countries.

Camp Colt to Desert Storm

Author : George F. Hofmann
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The tank revolutionized the battlefield in World War II. In the years since, additional technological developments--including nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, computer assisted firing, and satellite navigation--have continued to transform the face of combat. The only complete history of U.S. armed forces from the advent of the tank in battle during World War I to the campaign to drive Iraq out of Kuwait in 1991, Camp Colt to Desert Storm traces the development of doctrine for operations at the tactical and operational levels of war and translates this fighting doctrine into the development of equipment.

Men Ideas and Tanks

Author : J. P. Harris
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Men, ideas and tanks reviews the development of British military ideas on armoured forces from 1903 to 1939. Great Britain was the nation which first developed the tank, first used it in action and first gained dramatic results by employment. The British continued to be world leaders in the field of mechanised warfare until the early 1930s. Now available in paperback for the first time, J. P. Harris original work offers new interpretations of the early history of British armoured forces and explains why Great Britain had lost the lead by the outbreak of the Second World War. This work will be of interest to all those concerned with British military history in the first half of the twentieth century, with the history of mechanised warfare and with the history of military thought.

World War II Photo Journal 7 German Armored Forces

Author : Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War II Photo Journal 7. (First Edition (September 2012). Pictorial journal of German AFV and military vehicles, mechanized forces and armored combat in World War II in 230 B&W and 16 color photographs. The seventh in an extensive series of photo journals covering all aspects of World War II, including aircraft, airmen and air combat; navies, warships, and naval combat; armies, weapons, and ground combat; AFVs, military vehicles, mechanized forces and armored combat; as well as battles and campaigns.

Daily Report

Author : United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
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Armored Forces

Author : Robert Michael Citino
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Analyzes the development of tanks from World War I through Operation Desert Storm with vivid accounts of major figures and battles.

Armoured Forces

Author : Richard M. Ogorkiewicz
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The Axis Forces 9

Author : Massimiliano Afiero
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In this issue: Letʹs start with the second part of the article dedicated to the Dutch Legion, richly illustrated. We continue with the biography of Zvonimir Bernwald, at first a volunteer in the Handschar Division and then in the 31st SS Division. It continues with the third part of the article dedicated to the Barbarigo battalion on the Anzio front, with a new excerpt from the new book by Tomasz Borowski on the last combat actions of the French volunteers of Charlemagne, the fourth and final part of the photographic report dedicated to the SS‐Hauptsturmführer Hans‐Jörg Hartmann and we close with a long and comprehensive article on Romanian armored formations.

Vietnam Studies Mounted Combat In Vietnam Illustrated Edition

Author : General Donn A. Starry
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[Includes 1 chart, 17 maps, 6 diagrams and 38 illustrations] “The generally unsuccessful experience of French armored forces in Southeast Asia from the end of World War II to 1954 convinced American military men that armored units could not be employed in Vietnam. “It was not until 1967, however, when a study titled Mechanized and Armor Combat Operations, Vietnam...was sent to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army, that the potential of armored forces was fully described to the Army’s top leaders. Despite the study’s findings that armored cavalry was probably the most cost-effective force on the Vietnam battlefield-there was little that could be done to alter significantly either the structure of forces already sent to Vietnam or those earmarked for deployment...The armored force of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, meanwhile had been successful enough in fighting the elusive Viet Cong that U.S. armored units had been deployed in limited numbers, usually as part of their parent divisions. “From early March 1965 until the cease-fire in Jan. 1973, U.S. armored units participated in virtually every large-scale offensive operation and worked closely with South Vietnamese Army and other free world forces. After eight years of fighting over land on which tanks were once thought to be incapable of moving, in weather that was supposed to prohibit armored operations, and dealing with an elusive enemy against whom armored units were thought to be at a considerable disadvantage, armored forces emerged as powerful, flexible, and essential battle forces. In large measure they contributed to the success of the free world forces, not only in close combat, but in pacification and security operations as well. When redeployment began in early 1969, armored units were not included in the first forces scheduled for redeployment, and indeed planners moved armored units down the scale time and again, holding off their redeployment until the very end.”

United States Army Armored Divisions of the Second World War

Author : Michael Green
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The routing of the British and French Armies in May and June 1940 by the Wehrmachts armored divisions caused a major rethink by the US Armys senior leadership. The result was the formation of the two armored divisions in July 1940; the first named Old Ironside and second designated Hell on Wheels.In 1941, a further three armored divisions were created; the third (Spearhead), the fourth (remained unnamed) and the fifth called Victory. The following year seven more were created, the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth. The final two armored divisions formed in 1943 numbered the sixteenth and twentieth. All but one of these powerful formations went on to see service in the European Theatre of Operation (ETO); the exception being the 1st armored Division that served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.These fourteen divisions proved their effectiveness against the Axis forces. In this carefully researched book military historian and much published author Michael Green explains their operational and fighting doctrine. Equipment enthusiasts will appreciate the lavish images and informed captions of the armored fighting vehicles and other equipment employed.

WW2 Photo Journal 2 German Armored Forces

Author : Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press WW2 Photo Journal 2. First Edition (May 2012). Pictorial journal of German armored and military vehicles, mechanized forces and combat in World War II. 186 B&W and 10 color photos. The second in an extensive series of photo journals covering all aspects of World War II, including aircraft, airmen and air combat; navies, warships, and naval combat; armies, weapons, and ground combat; AFVs, military vehicles, mechanized forces and armored combat; as well as battles and campaigns.