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  1. ST 17-1-1 circa 1981

    ST 17-1-1 circa 1981.  
     
    This is a set of reference data used in training officers at the armor school.  "It reflects the current thought of this school and conforms to published Department of Army doctrine as closely as possible."  It is a list of TOEs the Army was using, or planning to use, at that time.  
     
    It does not reflect exactly what every unit was equipped with.  "Remember that all Army units are organized under modified table of organization and equipment (MTOE).  Therefore, to know the manpower and equipment authorizations for a specific unit, it is necessary to consult the authorization document (MTOE) for that unit.  Because organization and equipment varies by time and place, this manual discusses these factors in general terms only, relying on the reader to understand his own equipment and organization well enough to apply the principles in this manual.  (quote from FM 17-95, page ii, 1977.  It applies.)"  As an example, 2/66 Armor, 2nd AD(Fwd), was organized inline with the 1977 ST 17-1-1 until at least the summer of 1983, when I left Germany, and possibly till spring 1985, when they started receiving their first M-1s.

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  2. ST 17-1-1 circa 1977

    This is a set of reference data used in training officers at the armor school.  "It reflects the current thought of this school and conforms to published Department of Army doctrine as closely as possible."  It is a list of TOEs the Army was using, or planning to use, at that time.  
     
    It does not reflect exactly what every unit was equipped with.  "Remember that all Army units are organized under modified table of organization and equipment (MTOE).  Therefore, to know the manpower and equipment authorizations for a specific unit, it is necessary to consult the authorization document (MTOE) for that unit.  Because organization and equipment varies by time and place, this manual discusses these factors in general terms only, relying on the reader to understand his own equipment and organization well enough to apply the principles in this manual.  (quote from FM 17-95, page ii, 1977.  It applies.)"

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  3. FM 17-15 Tank Platoon

    Superceded Tank Platoon Field Manual

    4,640 downloads

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  4. FM 17-97 Cavalry Troop

    Cavalry Troop Field Manual

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  5. FM 17-95 Cavalry Operations

    Cavalry Operations Field Manual

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  6. FM 23-1

    FM 23-1 Bradley Gunnery Manual Compressed folder requires Winrar to decompress.

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  7. FM 71-123

    FM 71-123 Tactics and Techniques for Combined Arms Heavy Forces: Armored Brigade, Battalion Task Force, and Company Team. Compressed folder requires Winrar to decompress.

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  8. FM 3-25.26 Map Reading and Land Navigation

    FM 3-25.26 Map Reading and Land Navigation. Only Chapters 10, Elevation and Relief; 11, Terrain Association; & 12 Mounted Land Navigation are included due to file upload size restrictions. Compressed folder requires Winrar to decompress.

    1,638 downloads

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  9. FM 17-98 Scout Platoon

    FM 17-98 Scout Platoon --- part one. Uploaded in two parts due to upload size restriction. Compressed folder requires Winrar to decompress.

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  10. FM 17-98 Scout Platoon

    FM 17-98 Scout Platoon --- part two. Uploaded in two parts due to upload size restriction. Compressed folder requires Winrar to decompress.

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  11. Tank Gunnery, Lessons Learned II, Report produced by Weapons Dept, Fort Knox Armor School, US Army

    Tank Gunnery, Lessons Learned II, Report produced by Weapons Dept, Fort Knox Armor School, US Army Training Directorate. GHOSTRIDER

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  12. FM 90-13 River Crossing Operations

    Field Manual (FM) 90-13 describes how divisions and brigades conduct river crossings. It shows the relationship to corps operations, where appropriate, and includes details for lower echelons to support the brigades. It provides doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) in one reference to accomplish this special operation.

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  13. Defence of Duffer's Drift

    Sort of a pre-cursor to the field manual. It is a small story written about a fictional British junior officer in the Boer War in South Africa. It is alluded to occasionally in the literature on warfare and leadership. Because it such a short, enjoyable, read, it is worth looking at.

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  14. FM 100-2-1 Soviet Army, Operations and Tactics

    Thanks to 60Bravo for link to download. Zip file includes scan of correct table of contents

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  15. FM 17-12 Tank Gunnery (March 1977) part 1

    US Army field manual on tank gunnery that predates introduction of M60A3 and M1 series main battle tanks. Techniques discussed primarily relate to M60A1, although M48, M551, & M60A2 are mentioned. This is being uploaded in two parts due to size.

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  16. FM 17-12 Tank Gunnery (March 1977) part 2

    US Army field manual on tank gunnery that predates introduction of M60A3 and M1 series main battle tanks. Techniques discussed primarily relate to M60A1, although M48, M551, & M60A2 are mentioned. This is being uploaded in two parts due to size. This is the second part.

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  17. M1A1 Abrams Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) Manual

    TB 9-2350-264-12 & P-1 - M1A1 Abrams Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) Operator, Unit Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Repair Parts and Special Tools List.

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  18. FM 3-22.37 - Javelin ATGM

    JAVELIN Close Combat Missile System Medium

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  19. Worldwide Tank Fire-Control Systems

    CIA document assessing the fire control systems of many MBT's from around the world.
     
    Page Count: 94
    Publisher: CIA
    Publishing Date: Nov 1983

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  20. FM 3-09.70 Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for M109A6 Howitzer Operations

    Field manual (FM) 3-09.70 (6-70) is focused on Paladin-unique battalion, battery, platoon and section operations. It sets forth the doctrine pertaining to organization, equipment, command and control (C2), operations, and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for Paladin units. Approved for public release.

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  21. FM 3-09.21 Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for the Field Artillery Battalion

    This field manual (FM) provides tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for the commander and staff in field artillery (FA) battalions. Approved for public release.

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  22. FM 4-0 Combat Service Support

    FM 4-0 Combat Service Support. Approved for public release.

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  23. Artillery chapter extract from FM 100-62

    This is a full extract of the artillery chapter from the unpublished Field Manual 100-62, Armor- and Mechanized-Based Opposing Force: Tactics. It goes into much more detail of Soviet-style artillery than the TRADOC Heavy OPFOR Tactical Handbook.

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  24. ATTP 3-18.12 (FM 90-4) Air Assault Operations March 2011

    DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

    This manual supersedes FM 90-4, 16 March 1987.

    This manual (ATTP 3-18.12) describes how brigade combat teams (BCTs) and combat aviation brigades
    (CABs) plan, prepare, and conduct air assault operations. It emphasizes the coordination necessary between
    these organizations in regards to the planning, preparation, and tactical employment of both elements.

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  25. ATP 3-20.15 (FM 3-20.15) Tank Platoon December 2012

    DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release;
    distribution is unlimited.

    This publication supersedes FM 3-20.15, 22 February 2007.

    ATP 3-20.15 provides principles, tactics, techniques, and procedures for the
    employment of tank platoons.

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