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Armored Force Field Manual: The Tank Company, Light and Medium (FM 17-32)
Armored Force Field Manual
The Tank Company, Light and Medium (FM 17-32)
- War Department, Washington, D.C.
- Military Digital Library Series
- PDF file
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This manual covers the tactlcs and technique of the light and the medium tank company, and is applicable to the tank companies of both armored regiments and separate tank battalions. It supplements pertinent matter contained in FM 17-10. It covers the action of the company when acting as part of the battalion and when acting alone. The company wlll habitually be reinforced whether acting alone or as part of the armored battalion.
This manual is only a guide to the employment of the tank company. The formations and actions described herein are not inflexible. Each tactical situation must be solved on Its own merits and not by blind application of a set of inflexible rules. Initiative of all commanders must be encouraged.
- SECTION I. General
- II. Training
- Ill. Control, orders. liaison. reconnaissance, maintenance
- IV. Security
- V. Marches
- VI. Offensive action
- Vll . Defense
- VIII. Jungle warfare
- APPENDIX. Troop leading