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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoSierra View Post
    Doesn''t offer anywhere that tanks are the solution to urban warfare, just offers across the board that current tactics , techniques and equipment are not suitable for modern urban warfare especially given the size of cities and the large concentrations of civilians.

    Interestingly the use of flamethrowers has been banned in proximity to large concentrations......while someone toys with the nuclear option!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Doesn''t offer anywhere that tanks are the solution to urban warfare, just offers across the board that current tactics , techniques and equipment are not suitable for modern urban warfare especially given the size of cities and the large concentrations of civilians.

    Interestingly the use of flamethrowers has been banned in proximity to large concentrations......while someone toys with the nuclear option!
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    https://mwi.usma.edu/army-megacities-unit-look-like/

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    1 Armor Battalion

    A tank battalion trained for the specifics of urban warfare is crucial. Yes, they’re too big and too unwieldy for large sections of dense cities—but not entire cities. And where they can be brought to bear, they can offer the necessary decisive advantage on the urban battlefield. Historical urban warfare case studies repeatedly show the demand for mobile, protected firepower.

    The ability to combine armor and infantry into decentralized fighting teams, with armor supporting infantry, infantry supporting armor, has been shown to be key to success in urban fighting. An army that can execute combined arms maneuver with precision indirect fire and air support overwhelms enemies even in urban terrain.


    Urban operations demand decentralized, small-unit operations at the tactical level, with junior leaders capable of operating independently. Much of the fighting in Iraq was by company- and platoon-level teams of infantry, armor, aviation, sniper, and intelligence, all combined at the lowest level under the command of captains and lieutenants.

    The three infantry battalions and one armor battalion should be trained much like the combined-arms Armor Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs) deployed to Iraq. These would be companies of Strykers, Bradley, and tanks platoons with organic intelligence teams and enablers to conduct independent operations within the cities.
    While this is the theory, I wonder on deployment what the casualties would be like among the tanks. But you are now relegating hugely expensive vehicles to what in essence is house to house fighting and street clearance, hugely wasteful .
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    Urban warfare is never effecient. The Russian model of combined arms battalions (combat engineers, armour, infantry, small UAVs, EW, Snipers and MLRS) is worthy of study. Some good YouTube videos out there of DB9s and Tanks working in pairs supported by infantry and small UAV teams in Syria

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoSierra View Post
    Urban warfare is never effecient. The Russian model of combined arms battalions (combat engineers, armour, infantry, small UAVs, EW, Snipers and MLRS) is worthy of study. Some good YouTube videos out there of DB9s and Tanks working in pairs supported by infantry and small UAV teams in Syria
    Tanks supported by Infantry. Where have I heard that one before? Ah yes, the German Wehrmacht did it with Panzer Grenadiers in WWII
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