Army's Requirement for Antiarmor Weapon Systems.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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OR USE AGAINST TARGETS AT CLOSE, INTERMEDIATE, AND LONG RANGES WITH EMPHASIS ON A HIGH PROBABILITY OF A FIRST ROUND HIT. Data for this essay was gathered using literature search and personal interview. Tank engagement ranges in past wars frequently varied from a few yards to well beyond 3000 meters. Based upon this data and recent studies, the Army determined a need for a mix of light, medium and heavy antitank weapon systems to permit engagement of enemy armored forces at the various ranges and to provide for a more effective all-around antiarmor capability for infantry and mechanized units. Modified author abstract
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