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What is the mission of a tank battalion?

​To close with and destroy the enemy by using armor-protected firepower, shock effect, and maneuver and to provide anti-mechanized fire in support of the ​Marine division

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How many tanks are in a tank battalion?

58 M1A1

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What does a tank battalion consist of?

​H&S company, antitank platoon and 4 tank companies

3

How many TOW weapon systems in a tank battalion?

26

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How many tank recovery vehicles are in a tank battalion?

5 (M88A1)

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The tank battalion is best employed as what?

Maneuver force

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Employment of the tank batallion must take advantage of what?

​Speed, mobility and firepower of the organization

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What is the primary function of the M1A1?

​Main battle tank supports all MAGTF organizations

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What is the cruising range of the M1A1?

​289/279 miles (w/wout NBC)

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What is the speed of the M1A1?

​42mph governed (max), 30mph (cross country)

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What does the M1A1 four man crew consist of?

​Driver, loader, gunner, tank commander

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What kind of rounds can the M1A1 deliver?

​Kinetic (Sabot) and chemical (heat)

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What is the main weapon the M1A1?

120 mm M256

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What are the secondary weapons on the M1A1?

​.50 caliber M2 and M240 7.62 machine guns

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What improvements are shown on the M1A1?

​120 smoothbore main gun, NBC overpressure protection, improved ​armor, DWFK, PLRS, DECU (allows fuel savings), enhanced ship tie ​down and battlefield override

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What is the mission of the TOW missle system?

​Engage and destroy enemy armored vehicles

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What is the max effective range of the TOW missile?

2.33 mi

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When was the TOW fielded?

1970

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What kind of conditions can the TOW system operate?

​All weather and on dirty battlefield

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How long is the maintenance-free storage life?

20 years

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What system improvements were made to the M88AE1 HRV?

​Power pack, winch and hoist capacities, tow/breaking ​performance, additional 70 tons, suspension, power-​assisted brakes, hydraulic system, auxiliary power unit.

21

The Hercules may be transported worldwide via?

​highway, rail, marine, air in accordance with ​MTMCTEA

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The M60A1 AVLB (armored vehicle launched bridge) is used for what purpose?

​To launch a 60' scissors-type bridge

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The AVLB consists of what 3 major sections?

​Launcher, hull, bridge

24

An emplaced bridge can hold up to what military load bearing capacity?

​Tracked and wheeled vehicles up to class 60

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What is the roadway width of the AVLB?

12'6"

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How fast can bridge emplacement can be accomplished?

​2-5 min (retrieved in 10 min under armor)