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  1. They were issued at company level but the distribution always ended up at one per squad. That was in 1982.
  2. Rough frozen ground in real life will throw tracks faster and more easily than you would think. Remember not all immobilizations in CM are due to mud or soft ground, many are mechanical or vehicular.
  3. MLRS is a Division and higher asset in the US Army scheme of things.
  4. The very same! I was an IHAWK Radar operator stationed on Giessen Depot from 1981-84.
  5. Yes Rush is from Canada. I very much am a massive Rush fan. But my reason for choosing Tom Sawyer is because I was stationed in Geissen West Germany in the US Army when Moving Pictures was released. So Rush is very much mixed into my Cold War memories.
  6. Can't leave this one out. Rush Moving Pictures 01-11- Tom Sawyer (Live).mp3
  7. The US Army by the book maximum effective range of the M16A1 and A2 is 460 Meters. In reality when we went to the range, the farthest pop up silhouette was at 300 Meters. In Desert Storm I fired my M16A2 at max 150 Meters. In my 2 tours during Iraqi Freedom I fired my M4 100- 150 Meters max. However both of those were very different from what war in the Fulda Gap would be like.
  8. Those are wet weather boots, but at least by the time of Desert Storm they were authorized as NBC boots as well. The lace up boots that came standard with the chemical protective suit were notoriously hard to don correctly and tended to disintegrate under field conditions. It was normal to wear the wet weather boots instead as the were easy to use and were considered as effective as the chemical NBC boots.
  9. I had one experience picking up a replacement vehicle from the POMCUS site at Pirmasans in West Germany. My unit was authorized a new M880 (Dodge 1/2 ton Pickup.) Because it was a new addition to our TO&E we got to go get a brand new one from the POMCUS stocks. This vehicle still had the factory stickers and brand new tools, manuals, and all kinds of other additional gear most of us had never even seen on our older vehicles. So as far as my experience goes, the stuff at the POMCUS sites was brand new, fully equipped and ready to go.
  10. Although we carried as much as we could handle. I always was a good 2 or 3 hundred rounds of 5.56, 3 or 4 more 40mm GL rounds, and 2 grenades over our official ammo loadout. So was every single soldier I served with, in one form or another.
  11. Now you and I both know I would never challenge you on TO&E questions. 😌
  12. Pink piping was panzer crewmen. Stug crews were considered artillery and wore red piping.
  13. One of the things that made a huge impression when I arrived in West Germany,(scenario designers take note) was that EVERY SINGLE hilltop either had an air defense site, a signal site, or a radar site, on it. That was before I learned every bridge was wired for explosives. To me Germany was a country completely designed for war.
  14. They loved it. They got paid very well for any lost crops. They loved it even more if one of their animals was hurt or killed. They got paid for the meat and or milk that animal would have produced, PLUS as many as 2 generations worth if the animal was part of the farmer's breeding stock, which somehow they always were.
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