Air-Mech-Strike: Asymmetric Maneuver Warfare for the 21st Century

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Turner Publishing Company, 2002 - History - 344 pages
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This book outlines how to reorganize the U.S. Army into a fully 2 and 3-Dimensional maneuver capable, ground force with terrain-agile, armored fighting vehicles sized to rapidly deploy by fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to the scene of world conflicts and strike at the heart of freedom's enemies. The plan to build the Army into Air-Mech-Strike Forces, exploiting emerging information-age technologies, as well as America's supremacy in aircraft and helicopter delivery systems---at the lowest cost to the taxpayers, is described in detail. These Army warfighting organizations, using existing and some newly purchased equipment, will shape the battlefield to America's advantage, preserving the peace before it is lost; if not, then winning fights that must be fought quickly. The dangerous world we live in moves by the speed of the AIR, and the 21st Century U.S. Army 2D/3D combat team will dominate this medium by Air-Mech-Strike!
 

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Contents

lllustrations
7
Soldier Poem
12
British CH47s AirMeching vehicles into Kosovo
21
lntroduction 16
52
How AMS builds bridge to the future
61
Russian AirMechanized operations
83
U S AirMechanized operations
84
Proposed Ridgway Fighting Vehicle RFV
104
AirMechStrike symbology
224
HEAVY chart
235
LIGHT chart
236
AlR ASSAULT chart
237
AIRBORNE chart
238
Gavin Fighting Vehicle Infantry Battalion
239
Ridgway Fighting Vehicle lnfantry Battalion
240
BV206S based
241

3D Army maneuver warfare theory
105
Proposed AMS Gavin Fighting Vehicle GFV
130
UH60 Streamlined External Load SEL of RFV
131
Rotarywing Air Delivery methods
132
LowVelocity parachutes ParaMech
133
Principles for fighting AirMechStrike Forces
134
AMS vehicles by 747s save C17s and C130s
144
AirMechStrike Vehicle superior 2D agility
167
3D AirMechStrike Weapons Equipment Ground Vehicles
183
Flyer 21 AMSVUltralight
205
AirMechStrike AFV comparisons
213
3D AirMechStrike organizations
214
M8 Armored 105mm Gun Systems AGS light tank
223
What if we had attacked in 1999?
242
AirMechStrike Forces in Action
243
DEFENSIVE operations 2004
256
OFFENSlVE operations 2004
257
DETERRENCE operations 2005
258
3D AirMechStrike Phalanx training and readiness
259
Russian WinglnGround WlG effect aircraft
294
SummaryConclusions
302
Conflict Resolution SOCombat with AirMechStrike
307
Glossary of Military Terms
319
Appendix B Future AirMechStrike concepts
322
lndex
338
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