Accession Number:

ADA167200

Title:

Soviet Attack Helicopters and Their Implications for U.S. Army Division Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Monograph,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

This monograph is a historically based analysis of Soviet and U.S. attack helicopter development since 1962. Significant and recent changes in Soviet attack helicopter organization and employment are presented. Among the many conclusions drawn from this analysis are rapid Soviet progress in development and employment of tactical attack helicopters has surprised western observers the average U.S. Army officer is not aware of the Soviet progress U.S. divisional doctrine does not address the impact of the Soviet attack helicopter and divisions are not training their forces to counter the Soviet threat. This monograph concludes that doctrinal and training changes which address the Soviet attack helicopter threat must be quickly developed and implemented. Failure to do so may have a negative impact in future U.S. division tactical operations against Soviet forces. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE