Accession Number:

ADA029882

Title:

United States Divisional Artillery: A Study of Vulnerability to Soviet Counterfire.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The recent growth of offensive capabilities in the Soviet forces has stirred concern within the free world. This thesis examines the extent of the current Soviet counterfire threat to the United States field artillery and its capability to provide effective fire support to maneuver forces. A comparative analysis is made using the artillery with a U.S. division and that which the USSR would probably employ against it in Europe during the 1976-1978 period. The investigative vehicle for the analysis is the principles of effective counterfire, or PEC, which is composed of the fundamental elements of artillery combat Doctrine, tactics, counterfire systems, and personnel preparedness. Proposals are offered which are intended to reduce existing imbalances and vulnerability. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE