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What is the mission of the Tank Battalion?
-To close with and destroy the enemy by using armor protected fire power, shock effect, and manuever, and to provide anti-mechanized fire in support of the Marine Division.
What does a typical Tank Battalion consist of?
-H&S Company
*1 Anti-Tank Platoon
-3 Anti Tank Sections
-2 Anti Tank Squads
*1 Scout Platoon
-2 Scout Sections
-2 Scout Squads

-4 Tank Companies
*3 Tank Platoons

-Company HQ
What is the basic tactical unit by which the Tank Battalion accomplishes its mission?
-Tank company
What provides anti-mechanized support to the Division?
-Anti tank platoon
How many M1A1 Tanks does a Tank Battalion have?
-58
How many TOW weapon systems does a Tank Battalion have?
-26
How many M88A1 Tank Recovery Vehicles does the Tank Battalion have?
-5
How many M1A1?
How many TOWs?
How many M88A1 Tank Recovery Vehicles?
-58
-26
-5
The tank Battalion is best employed as?
However, the division commander may do what?
-A maneuver force without detaching units.
-task organize tanks, infantry, and other divisions based on mission, enemy, terrain, weather, troops and available time.
Employment of the tank battalion must take advantage of what?
-Speed, mobility, and fire power of the organization.
What is the cruising range of the M1A1 without NBC system?
-289 miles
What is the crusing range of the M1A1 with NBC system?
-279 miles
What is the maximum speed of M1A1 (governed)?
-42 MPH
What is the cross country speed of the M1A1?
-30 MPH
What is the crew of the M1A1?
-4 man crew
-Driver, loader, gunner, tank commander
What warheads are the M1A1 capable of delivering?
-Kinteic energy (sabot) rounds
-Chemical energy (heat) rounds
What is the main weapon of the M1A1?
-120 mm M256 Smoothbore maingun
What are the secondary weapons of the M1A1?
-M2 .50 cal
-M240 7.62 MM
What are improvements of the M1A1?
-Deep Water Forging Fit (DWFK)
-Position Location Reporting System (PLRS)
-Digital Electronic Control Unit (DECU)
-NBC overpressure system
-Battlefield Override
-Smoothborne maingun
-Improved armor
-enhanced ship tie down
What does DWFK stand for?
-Deep Water Fording Fit
What does PLRS stand for?
-Position Location Reporting System
What does DECU stand for?
What does it do?
For the M1A1
-Digital Electronic Control Unit
-Fuel efficiency
What is the M1A1 compatible with?
-All US NAVY amphibious ships (including the LCAC)
-and Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS)
What does TOW stand for?
-Tube launched, Optically tracked, wire guided missile weapon system.
What is the mission of the TOW?
-Engage and destroy enemy armored vehicles, primarily tanks.
-Second mission is to destroy other point targets such as non armored vehicles, crew served weapons and launchers
What is the maximum effective range of the TOW weapon system?
- 2.33 miles (3.75 k)
When was the TOW weapon system fielded?
-1970
The TOW weapon system will operate in __________ conditions and on the _________ battlefield.
-All weather conditions
-Dirty battle field
The TOW 2 launcher is compatible with what?
-All TOW missiles
The TOW 2 Weapon system is composed of what?
-Reusable launcher
-missile guidance set
-Sight system
Where can the TOW 2 Weapon system be mounted?
-Tripod
-HMMV
-LAV-AT
How long is the maintenance free storage life of the TOW 2 weapon system?
-20 years
What is the name of the recovery vehicle of the Main Battle Tank?
-M88A1E1 HRV (Hercules Recovery Vehicle)
What are improvements of the M88A1E1 HRV?
-Upgraded power pack (engine and transmission)
-Higher WINCH AND HOIST capabilities
-Increased TOW/BREAKING capabilities
-Increased ARMOR
-Additional weight (70 TONS)
-Upgraded SUSPENSION
-Power assisted BRAKES
-Improved HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
-AUXILLERY POWER unit to operate components without running the engine.
How is the M88A1E1 HRV transportable?

In accordance with who?
-Highway
-Air
-Rail
-Marine

-Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency
What is the nonclemature of the tank Recovery Vehicle?
-M88A1E1
What does HRV stand for?
-Hercules Recovery Vehicle
What does AVLB stand for?
-Armored Vehicle Launching Bridge
What is the nonclemature of the AVLB?
-M60A1
What is the M60A1 used for?
-Launching a receiving a 60 foot scissor type bridge.
What are the three major sections of the M60A1 AVLB?
-Launcher
-Hull
-Bridge
The bridge of the M60A1, when emplaced is capable of supporting what?
-Tracked and wheeled vehicles with load bearing up to Class 60.
The roadway width of the 60A1 AVLB is what?
-12 feet 6 inches
What is the legnth of the AVLB?
-60 feet
The M60A1 AVLB bridge can be emplaced in how long?
2-5 minutes
The M60A1 AVLB bridge can be retrieved in how long?
-10 minutes under armor