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Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/7/2012 2:06:11 PM   
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OK. Moving on to the next TO&E.

1. What is the primary troop transport vehicle of a US light infantry division? What do they normally ride in up to the front line? Is it the humvee or a truck or what?

2. What is the troop capacity of the light division's primary transport vehicle? Can it carry an entire squad, fireteam or what?

Thanks for any help!

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/7/2012 2:10:06 PM   
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There isn't really such a thing as a light infantry division any more, given that the building block of the US Army these days is the brigade. Several of the light brigade combat teams ride around in Strykers these days...

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/7/2012 3:24:36 PM   
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There isn't really such a thing as a light infantry division any more, given that the building block of the US Army these days is the brigade. Several of the light brigade combat teams ride around in Strykers these days...


OK. Put it this way then. What is the primary transport of a light infantry brigade combat team? (note: NOT a styker brigade)

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/7/2012 4:59:22 PM   
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Check out MRAPs as alternative transport. We built (build) several variants of this vehicle for service in Iraq/Afghanistan.

4 and 6-wheeled variants, ambulances, wreckers, mine-clearing variants. . .

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/7/2012 10:17:45 PM   
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The MRAP family is certainly one way of doing it, the HumVee another. Non-organic helicopter lift, too; and, of course, WALKING.

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/7/2012 11:29:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gary Childress


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

There isn't really such a thing as a light infantry division any more, given that the building block of the US Army these days is the brigade. Several of the light brigade combat teams ride around in Strykers these days...


OK. Put it this way then. What is the primary transport of a light infantry brigade combat team? (note: NOT a styker brigade)


Because it is so light, the light infantry brigade is transported this way:







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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/8/2012 12:21:16 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gary Childress


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

There isn't really such a thing as a light infantry division any more, given that the building block of the US Army these days is the brigade. Several of the light brigade combat teams ride around in Strykers these days...


OK. Put it this way then. What is the primary transport of a light infantry brigade combat team? (note: NOT a styker brigade)


Because it is so light, the light infantry brigade is transported this way:








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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/8/2012 12:53:05 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gary Childress


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gary Childress


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

There isn't really such a thing as a light infantry division any more, given that the building block of the US Army these days is the brigade. Several of the light brigade combat teams ride around in Strykers these days...


OK. Put it this way then. What is the primary transport of a light infantry brigade combat team? (note: NOT a styker brigade)


Because it is so light, the light infantry brigade is transported this way:








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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/8/2012 5:23:50 AM   
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Back in the day, it was Hummers and 2 1/2 ton trucks.......then walking........if lucky air mobile worked the best. 10th Mountain can still be classified as "light", the 82nd would be light after they land.

The true light was the 6th, 7th, 9th and 25th Inf Div.

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/8/2012 5:40:25 AM   
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Back in the day, it was Hummers and 2 1/2 ton trucks.......then walking........if lucky air mobile worked the best. 10th Mountain can still be classified as "light", the 82nd would be light after they land.

The true light was the 6th, 7th, 9th and 25th Inf Div.


Are 2 1/2 ton trucks still used by front line formations in the field? Or is the MRAP pretty much the way field transport is evolving?

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/8/2012 11:55:46 AM   
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It would be too dangerous to ride around in a normal truck, in this age of roadside bombs. Hence, the MRAP.

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/9/2012 2:19:53 AM   
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Yep, now a days deuces are almost extinct......hence the back in the day.......but they would only travel to close (couple miles from front) and then dismount and march up to the line.

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RE: Light Infantry Division Questions - 5/9/2012 9:29:22 PM   
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Are 2 1/2 ton trucks still used by front line formations in the field? ...


A deuce-and-a-half was used by my old Cold War infantry unit to haul duffle bags and other equipment in the rear, but now that everything is mechanized, that type of transport is passe.

BTW, what is the difference between light (paras ?) and heavy infantry?
If you have to haul your equipment over distance, it all eventually becomes "heavy".

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