By Hans Halberstadt
The tactical debut of the yankee M1 Abrams major conflict tank in NATO workouts in 1982 is related via specialists to were a turning aspect in armoured battle: the Abrams proved itself so better to the competition in those routines that the guideline e-book needed to be rewritten. within the Gulf battle of February 1991, the built M1A1 version thoroughly outclassed the Soviet apparatus of the Iraqi military, generally destroying enemy tanks at 3 kilometres variety. Its thermal imaging points of interest, laser rangefinder, and fireplace keep an eye on desktop, coupled with its firepower and cutting-edge composite armour made it an impossible to resist opponent. This quantity presents an perception into the Abrams, its staff and its operations, illustrated with color images. DEPOSITили
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Div. Pz. Rgt. 7 22 Pz. Rgt. 8 22 554 920 30 41 16 58 29 16 9 55 29 16 9 349 280 54 Notes I Of which 14 were PzBefh 35 (t) and 23 were PzBefh 38 (t). Source: Jentz, I Panzertruppen. 58 14 118 Pz. Rgt. 67 Totals PzKpfw III PzKpfw IV PzKpfw 35 (t) PzKpfw 38 (t) PzBefh 12 118 207 154 1 A PzKpfw III Ausf ElF of I. Panzer Division crosses the River Aisne on an engineer bridge at Chateau Porcien on 6 June 1940, the day after the German final offensive against France had started. Above the turret number (the divisional insignia is to the left of it) is a triangle, probably used to distinguish between different Abteilungen.
Pz. Div. Pz. Rgt. 33 10. Pz. Div. Pz. Rgt. 7 22 Pz. Rgt. 8 22 554 920 30 41 16 58 29 16 9 55 29 16 9 349 280 54 Notes I Of which 14 were PzBefh 35 (t) and 23 were PzBefh 38 (t). Source: Jentz, I Panzertruppen. 58 14 118 Pz. Rgt. 67 Totals PzKpfw III PzKpfw IV PzKpfw 35 (t) PzKpfw 38 (t) PzBefh 12 118 207 154 1 A PzKpfw III Ausf ElF of I. Panzer Division crosses the River Aisne on an engineer bridge at Chateau Porcien on 6 June 1940, the day after the German final offensive against France had started.
Kompanie ••• •• Trosse ~TRAINJ Note 1 In September 1939 only present in Panzer AbwehrAbteilungen 37, 39, and 79. 44 3. Kompanie same as 1. Kompanie I MGKOmp~ 1 Abwehr Abteilung 53 was still missing its Stab. , 3. and 4. Panzer Divisions' Panzer Abwehr Abteilung each had a Fla schwere MG Kompanie (mot Z) attached, which was 189 strong (6 officers, 29 NCOs and 156 other ranks) and was equipped with 12 towed 20mm Flak 30 or 38. Its vehicle allowance included 15 motorcycles, 14 staff cars and 23 lorries and half-tracks} the latter - light I-ton SdKfz 10 prime movers - being used to tow the antiaircraft guns.