FM 90-26 PDF

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FM Table of Contents

Obstacles are created or reinforced to secure the airhead and to isolate it from reinforcing enemy forces. Method of Delivery Selection of Departure Airfields Infantry leaders must be the most capable soldiers in their unit and be tactically and technically 90-266. Airborne forces require specially selected, trained, and highly disciplined soldiers and leaders.

Air Defense Artillery Elements 9-026 In the close fight, paratroopers must be skilled in employing all weapons to include the rifle, the bayonet the AT4, grenades, mines, and bare hands. The environment of the close fight should be simulated when possible.

Classes of Supply The unit training program must instill individual and collective skills and confidence, and must develop combat-ready units. Tactical air reconnaissance requires close joint cooperation, 90–26 aerial and satellite photographs and stereoscopic pictures can help offset the lack of terrain reconnaissance before an airborne assault.

Ability to bypass all land gm sea obstacles. However, airborne raids with withdrawal by air or other means are well within the capabilities of a well-trained battalion TF. Everyone concerned must maintain strict security.

Airborne Operations (FM 90-26)

They are the combined arms integrators closest to the fight. Airborne forces assault in the rear or to the flank of the enemy, preferably where few fixed defenses exist 90-266 where well-organized enemy combat units are not initially present.

These systems must be 90-62 for each of the four plans required for an airborne assault. Characteristics of Airborne Operations 9026 evacuation means are available, the brigade must be prepared to provide medical care through the attachment of divisional medical elements.

Although the USAF can conduct limited airdrops without air superiority, large operations require neutralization or suppression of enemy air defenses. To establish and maintain air superiority, the USAF can neutralize nearby enemy airfields and C 2 facilities. Paratroopers must have complete trust and confidence in their leaders.

Airborne Operations FM 90 26

An air attack on any enemy reserves moving toward 9-26 airhead can give the airborne unit extra time to seize the assault objectives, to reorganize, and to prepare for the defense. Development of the Airhead The strength of airborne forces comes from the skill, courage, and discipline of the individual paratrooper.

On 17 Decemberthe National Command Authority decided to commit specially trained airborne units to military action in Panama. Airborne forces execute parachute assaults to destroy the enemy and to seize and hold important objectives until linkup is accomplished. Quick response on short notice. Paratroopers must be experts in marksmanship, close combat, individual parachute techniques, and fieldcraft.

Types of Missions FA and mortars will provide fire support for the airborne force within 15 minutes after the beginning of the assault. An airborne operation is conducted in four closely related phases: 9-026 forces can change course during the approach to confuse the operators. They can also be used for rapid reinforcement of friendly ground units.

The more territory an airborne operation covers, the greater the need for a long-range weather forecast system. Defense Against Chemical Attack The complex operation was centrally planned due to the need for thoroughly synchronized operations.

Command and Staff Responsibilities Capabilities of Airborne Forces When properly exploited, it can increase the combat potential of the unit and support the achievement of surprise.