Accession Number:

ADA128407

Title:

Concepts for Combat Support Combat Service Support and POL Requirements and Distribution Concepts to a Mechanized Combine Arms Task Force in the Mid- and Long-Range Time Frames.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 81-Aug 82.

Corporate Author:

POTOMAC GENERAL RESEARCH GROUP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of an investigation of the expected operations and employment of a Marine Corps Mechanized Combined Arms Task Force MCATF, both in the mid-range 1983-1992 and in the long-range 1993-2000, and formulates concepts for the conduct of combat support CS9 and combat service support CSS compatible with MCATF characteristics. The MCATF was selected fo rinvestigation because it was expected to severely exercise CS and CSS elements. The conclusions indicate that there is a feasible set of tactical, CS and CSS concepts suitable for operation of MCATFs on varied depth of penetration missions in the long-range time frame. The CS and CSS concepts described require doctrinal, organizational, and equipment changes and improvements that are justified by the tactical flexibility and capability that they allow MCATFs to display in executing their missions. Part III presents an overview of the POL Class III and IIIA requirements and distribution concepts, the details of which are contained in Annex B of the report. The most significant aspect of this analysis is the validity of using SIXCON fuel moduels as a primary container system for helicopter lift of fuel and subsequent distribution within the MCATF.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE