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Modern Australian Army

Page history last edited by Dan Fraser 13 years, 1 month ago

Australia

            Australia has seen action in Vietnam and the Solomon Islands. 

Brigade Headquarters

HQ                                           1 HQ

Australian Infantry Battalion 1960 to 1980

HQ                                           1 HQ

3 Infantry Companies each      3 Rifle

1 Support Company                 1 81M, 1 Engr, 2 Truck, 2 120RR, 2 LR

Australian APC Squadron 1966 to 1967

5 M113, 1 M125

Australian Cavalry Regiment (APC) 1966 to 1985

HQ                                           1 HQ

3 Squadrons each                    5 M113, 1 M125, 2 M113 FSV

Australian Armored Regiment

HQ                                           1 HQ

3 Squadrons each                    4 Tank

Note                                         Tank is 1945 to 1955     Sherman

1956 to 1981     Centurion 105

1981 to 2008     Leopard 1

2008                 M1A2

Australian Medium Artillery Regiment

2 Batteries each                       1 FAO, 2 155H, 2 Truck

Australian Field Artillery Regiment

3 batteries each                       1 FAO, 2 105H, 2 Truck,

Note                                                                             120mm Mortar on GM LAV III Chassis is being introduced, 105mm Howitzer is being phased out.

Large Units:

Armored Brigade – 1 Brigade Headquarters, 1 Armored Regiment, 1 Cavalry Regiment, 1 Medium Artillery Regiment, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, and 1 Mechanized Infantry Battalion.

Infantry Brigade – 1 Brigade Headquarters, 1 Cavalry Regiment, 1 Field Artillery Regiment, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, 2 Infantry Battalions. (Reservist Formations)

Light Infantry Brigade – 1 Brigade Headquarters, 1 Cavalry Squadron, 1 Field Artillery Regiment, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, 3 Infantry Battalions.  (Airmobile and Airborne capable)

Motorized Infantry Brigade– 1 Brigade Headquarters, 1 Cavalry Regiment, 1 Field Artillery Regiment, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, 3 Motorized Infantry Battalions.

 

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