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Caddaric79
Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: March 24th, 2018, 12:05 pm
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ARMORED ENGINEER BATTALION

The principal mission of the armored engineer battalion is to facilitate the rapid movement of the armored division of which it forms an organic part.
It is trained and equipped to perform the following tasks for the division, but not all of them at any one time.
(1) Reconnoiter and mark roads, trails, and other routes.
(2) Reconnoiter bridges, defiles, obstacles, and areas.
(3) Construct, improve, or reinforce fords, bridges, and culverts.
(4) Construct and maintain floating bridges and ferries.
(5) Transport infantry elements across streams with assault equipment.
(6) Construct, defend, and remove obstacles.
(7) Fight as infantry when required.
(8) Execute demolitions.
(9) Establish and operate water points.
(10) Locate, and, if necessary, prepare advance landing fields.
(11) Assist in the assault of fortifications.

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The armored division is characterized by great fire power and mobility. Armored engineers are trained to work rapidly, utilizing power tools and other time-saving expedients, to enable the tank elements to maintain the high degree of mobility without which they lose much of their effectiveness.

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The armored division, with its large number of heavy vehicles operating at great speed, requires much engineer support for maximum battle effectiveness.
The armored battalion is the only engineer organization designed to accompany the armored division in battle.
It is highly trained, both technically and tactically, and is specially armed and equipped to enable it to furnish the prompt support demanded by the tank elements. Hence it must be used economically, and not dissipated on unimportant or unnecessary assignments.
It should be supported closely by other engineer troops, who will take over bridge maintenance, ferry operation, and similar tasks, and release armored engineers to accompany and maintain mobility of the division.

On the march and under average terrain and road conditions, the engineer element is placed well forward in each echelon so that necessary engineer work can be started with a minimum of delay.

In combat, armored engineers are employed in accordance with the tactical situation. By reason of its highly specialized training, missions involving combat should be assigned to the battalion only after carefully weighing the result to be obtained against the effect upon the mobility of the division.

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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: March 25th, 2018, 9:41 am
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Fantastic!

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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: March 25th, 2018, 2:47 pm
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I think you have finally out did yourself Caddaric, these are truly amazing.


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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: April 6th, 2018, 7:22 pm
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ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

The battalion in direct support furnished close and continuous support to a particular combat group. The primary function of the battalion was to deliver fires to that unit.
Although the calls for fire went principally from the supported unit, the battalion could receive, from higher artillery headquarters, fire missions outside of the zone of action of the supported unit.

Organization
The organization of the battalion was the following.
- Headquarters and Headquarters Battery.
- 3 Batteries.
- Service Battery.
- Medical detachment.
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Direct support
The commander of the direct support battalion coordinated the movements of his battalion with the plan of the supported unit commander.
The mission of direct support was an order to:
- Provide forward observers for the frontline companies of the supported unit.
- Establish and maintain liaison with the supported unit commander.
- Observe in its normal zone of fire.
- Be prepared to fire in the zone of action of the supported unit.
- Respond directly to calls of fire from the supported unit.

General support
The battalion assigned to general support missions is prepared to:
- Observe in its normal zone of fire.
- Fire into the zone of action of the entire force or in zones as prescribed by the higher headquarters.
The fire missions and orders to displace came from the next higher headquarters.

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS BATTERY
The headquarters and headquarters battery was organized to assist the commander in tactical and administrative control. The combined organization was intended to carry out the following functions: command, communication, intelligence, reconnaissance, survey, observation, liaison, fire direction, administration and maintenance.
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3x HOWITZER BATTERY
The firing battery consisted of a fire control section, six self-propelled 105mm howitzer sections, and an ammunition section.

The Howitzer Battery was the smallest administrative unite of the field artillery.
It contained the personnel and equipment necessary to conduct and deliver fire, to operate the communication system, and to move the battery.
It could operate as a separate unit.
Basically, there was no difference between the armored artillery battery and other types of batteries.
The armored artillery was designed to give close support to armored action.
It moved and went into position rapidly, and it occupied position closer to enemy than any other type of artillery.
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SERVICE BATTERY
The battery headquarters is responsible for the procurement and distribution of all class of supply in constant contact with the battalion command post.
The battalion administration and personnel section accomplished the all correspondence and the keeping of records pertaining to personnel.
The battalion maintenance section was in charge of second echelon motor maintenance and battlefield recovery of the vehicles.
The battalion supply and transportation platoon was in charge of ammunition transportation and handling.
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MEDICAL DETACHMENT
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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: April 7th, 2018, 1:22 am
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Another excellent job. Well done. Thank you.


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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: April 7th, 2018, 12:05 pm
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Awesome! :)
Just a tiny nit-pick - I have a feeling that it was me who draw the Piper L-4, so would feel nice if credited (due to relatively minuscule prominence of these elements against whole sheet, the credit next to the planes themselves would be enough ;) ) , and IMHO they would look better in 'normal' 'flying' position. ;)

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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: April 7th, 2018, 3:29 pm
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LOL :oops:
Believe me or not, only the two wheels and the roundel are from you.
But as it completly inspire me so you probably deseve it.

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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: April 9th, 2018, 8:10 am
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Speaking of roundels, they might look better if they match the slope of the fuselage. A pain to draw but more realistic which fits with the accuracy of everything else on your drawings.

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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizatioPosted: April 9th, 2018, 8:49 am
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Yes. But looking at historical pictures in division artillery, it look like there is not fixed rule about the angle.
Can’t be more painful to try than the entire plane anyway.

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Post subject: Re: US ARMY OrganizationPosted: May 3rd, 2018, 3:40 am
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First real attempt at a Shipbucket style drawing. What do you guys think?

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