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FM 17-1 Armor Operations Small Units

Department of The Army

Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1957
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Department of The Army Field Manual dated 23 August 1957. First issue of the 'long title' with the FM 17-1 'Short title' since there are no comments as to this publication superseding any others of FM 17-1 series? INCLUDES Change 1, dated 10 December 1959. Small format (9" X 5.75"). Tan soft cover rubbed, worn on edges with moderate soiling. Soft covers have wear and reading wear. pen underlining noted on one page re: march computations. From Purpose: 'This manual provides information and guidance on doctrine, tactics, and techniques for the employment of platoon, company, and battalion-sized armor units (herafter referred to as 'small armor units'). It should be used in conjunction with appropriate field manuals of the 17 and other series. It provides the basic doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures common to two or more types of small armor units'. Contents: General, Fundamentals of Employment of Small Armor Units, Exercise of Armor Command, Employment of Armor Equipment, Reconnaissance and Security Operations, Individual and Unit Protective Measures, Armor Marches and Assembly Areas, Offensive Operations, Defense [operations], Retrograde Movements, Special Operations, Armor Training. Includes discussions on atomic warfare as pertaining to armored operations. Appendices: References, Commander's Checklists, Orders and Reports, The 4.2-inch Mortar Platoon of the Armored Division, Armor Battalion and Armored Infantry Battalion, Employment of Armored Personnel Carriers in Hasty River-Crossing Operations. 442 pages (basic manual; 94 pages for Change 1). Post Korean War era. Steve's Bookshelves LLC Inventory #CGbx-002766-4496. Bookseller Inventory # 002766

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Title: FM 17-1 Armor Operations Small Units

Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

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