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PREMIUM CONTENT: BATTLE HANDLING OF THE SA INFANTRY
Mechanised Infantry
 
PREMIUM CONTENT: THE MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTALION

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THE MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTALION

14.  Organisation. The organisation, personal weapons and equipment differ from the motorised infantry battalion, but the functions of each element remain the same. See the Diagram of Organisation. The major differences are:

a.     Due to the large number of...

b.     The mechanised company does not have a...

15.  Communications. See the Radio Diagram for the mechanised infantry battalion.

16.  Characteristics. The characteristics of motorised infantry listed in paragraph 3 above are also the features of mechanised infantry, but may differ in scope, e.g. while..:

a.     The ability to...

b.     Mobility. Mechanised infantry are capable of...

c.     Flexibility. The flexibility in their application stems from...

d.     Reduced...

e.     Increased...

17.  Limitations. The following limitations must be considered:

a.     Mechanised infantry are not able to...

b.     They are vulnerable to...

c.     Their dependency on...

d.     The problems associated with...

18.  Function. Despite its affiliation with...

19.  Tasks. While mechanised infantry can fight...

a.     As Part of...

                                   i.      In order to...

                                ii.      The protection of...

                            iii.      To hold...

                                iv.      To provide...

                                   v.      To form a...

                                vi.      Counter-insurgency operations and...

b.     Independent...

                                   i.      Any infantry-operation....

                                ii.      Limited mounted operations...

                            iii.      Counter...

                                iv.      Counter-insurgency operations...

20.  The Application of Mechanised Infantry. The Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) enables...

21.  Mounted from within the IFV. When infantry have to...:

a.     Using the main...

b.     Using automatic...

c.     Using the light...

d.     Using hand...

22.  Use of the Main Weapon. The main weapon must be used..:

a.     Firing during movement...

b.     Firing while static...

c.     Fire support to...

d.     Close support to...

23.  Mechanised Infantry on foot. In certain cases infantry may be...

a.     The terrain is...

b.     Obstacles, like...

c.     Antitank weapons...

d.     It is expected of the infantry to...

e.     Poor visibility...

24.  Mechanised Infantry with Armour. The manoeuvrability..., e.g.:

a.     Observation and...

b.     Neutralising and...

c.     Holding...

d.     Close protection...

e.     Close...

f.     Patrol...

 

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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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