World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics

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World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics

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Osprey's study of America's armored infantry tactics in World War II (1939-1945). Little has been published on US armored infantry units and tactics over the years despite their key role in World War II. There were a total of 57 armored infantry battalions and two regiments that served throughout the war and in all theaters. Equipped with halftracks, they fought as part of combined arms teams and combat commands alongside tanks, tank destroyers and artillery battalions. Significantly, they were not simply standard infantry battalions provided with halftracks. Their company and platoon organization was very different from the standard infantry unit and these highly mobile, heavily armed battalions fought in an entirely different manner. Using period training manuals and combat reports this book provides an exclusive look at the unique tactics developed by US armored infantry units including movement formations and battle drills.

Table of Contents

Introdution /Armored Infantry Organization /Armored Infantry Weapons and Equipment /Tank-Infantry Coordination /Armored Infantry Tactics /Units in Action /Assessment / Conclusion /Bibliography

Product details

Published Oct 27 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846036927
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 52 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 176
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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Peter Dennis

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