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#1 Panzermann

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 1156 AM

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 1239 PM

When an entire army had Ron Jeremy moustaches.:D
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 1254 PM

Note the M60 A2 in the intros.  :wub:

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 1305 PM

When an entire army had Ron Jeremy moustaches. :D

 

What I'm not getting is, given the amount of radio use the Brigade HQ is engaging in, why haven't the Soviets DF'd it and taken it out with artillery?

 

The US also did not exploit a critical Soviet weakness - their inability to spot a narrator in their midst.


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 1441 PM

Coincidentally, I'm reading Red Storm Rising. At least the Red Force wasn't wearing the aggressor crest on their helmets. :P


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 0137 AM

 

When an entire army had Ron Jeremy moustaches. :D

 

What I'm not getting is, given the amount of radio use the Brigade HQ is engaging in, why haven't the Soviets DF'd it and taken it out with artillery?

 

The US also did not exploit a critical Soviet weakness - their inability to spot a narrator in their midst.

 

 

 

If you read Daniel Bolgers 'The Battle for Hunger Hill' (and if you havent why not?) he has a few choice words to say about the American predilection for Command posts. He said the doctrine for their establishment in the manual was far too unwieldy, and that was in 1996!

 

No Gay Pornstar Music for the first team, real manly man music for Homo Soveticus.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 0142 AM

This is quite good too, though as you can see, as always, the British were operating on a budget.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 0144 AM

There is also an interesting West German one on fighting in FIBUA.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 0932 AM

Gotta share this fancy "music" video.

 

 

About command posts: Doctrine requires the radio emitter to be more than a km away from the CP (connected by copper wire). This should work with semi-stationary ones, not so much on the move. Then again, CP on the move or in short breaks shouldn't be so easily identified and targeted.It's scary how well triangulation of radios + logging their radio traffic (who replies to whom?) can produce a hierarchy on a map. You can literally see where's the higher HQ, where are the subordinate HQs, where are their manoeuvre units (if they move little, talk much). This certainly works extremely well in slow pace conflicts as Donezk.

 

About airborne invasion: Defence of Iceland is an interesting case. There are practically no defenders, so they could be invaded about three hours after start of hostilities and occupied (Reykjavik) by an airborne brigade. The USMC would probably shout "here! here! our job!", but I doubt a counteroffensive makes much sense. The occupying power could use a lull in the fighting to pronounce a ceasefire and threaten with tac nukes in case of a countereoffensive on the ground or much bombing.

 

Iceland has 24 hrs daylight on some days and 24 hrs darkness on others. The climate is oceanic and thus not extreme. It's quite an interesting and unique terrain.

I suppose a pre-war race by some allied airborne + AEW + fighter squadron is the way to go.

 

https://defense-and-...d-security.html

https://defense-and-...for-europe.html


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 0844 AM

Gotta share this fancy "music" video.

 

 

About command posts: Doctrine requires the radio emitter to be more than a km away from the CP (connected by copper wire). This should work with semi-stationary ones, not so much on the move. Then again, CP on the move or in short breaks shouldn't be so easily identified and targeted.It's scary how well triangulation of radios + logging their radio traffic (who replies to whom?) can produce a hierarchy on a map. You can literally see where's the higher HQ, where are the subordinate HQs, where are their manoeuvre units (if they move little, talk much). This certainly works extremely well in slow pace conflicts as Donezk.

 

About airborne invasion: Defence of Iceland is an interesting case. There are practically no defenders, so they could be invaded about three hours after start of hostilities and occupied (Reykjavik) by an airborne brigade. The USMC would probably shout "here! here! our job!", but I doubt a counteroffensive makes much sense. The occupying power could use a lull in the fighting to pronounce a ceasefire and threaten with tac nukes in case of a countereoffensive on the ground or much bombing.

 

Iceland has 24 hrs daylight on some days and 24 hrs darkness on others. The climate is oceanic and thus not extreme. It's quite an interesting and unique terrain.

I suppose a pre-war race by some allied airborne + AEW + fighter squadron is the way to go.

 

https://defense-and-...d-security.html

https://defense-and-...for-europe.html

 

Re: CP's - there's much you are missing there. So much I don't have space to enlighten you.

Re: Iceland: 57th FIS 1954-1995


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