Accession Number : AD0461846
Title : Evolution of the Armored Infantry Rifle Squad
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TECHNICAL OPERATIONS INC FORT BELVOIR VA COMBAT OPERATIONS RESEARCH GROUP
Personal Author(s) : Ney, Virgil
Report Date : 19 Mar 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 94
Abstract : The concept of the mobile, armored soldier is followed from its basis in antiquity to the modern tank-infantry team doctrine as conceived and practiced by the United States Army. The historical background is traced from the campaigns of the ancient Britons, Egyptians, and Romans through the armored cavalry concept to the formation of the Armored Force in 1940. From 1940 to 1965 the evolution of the Armored Infantry Squad is detailed by reference to tables of organization and equipment, to doctrinal literature, and to the writings of field commanders and historians who have chronicled the exploits of armor and armored infantry in more recent times.
Descriptors : *ARMY OPERATIONS , WARFARE , MOBILE , HISTORY , AUTOMATIC WEAPONS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , ARMORED VEHICLES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , SMALL ARMS
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE