(a) When employed in airmobile operations, committed elements lose
much of their shock effect and ground mobility.
(b) Mobility is restricted by jungle; dense forest; steep, rugged terrain;
Requires extensive logistic support to maintain its mobility and
Heavy equipment cannot be lifted by Army aircraft.
d. Airborne Division.
(a) To move by air and by airborne assault to seize and hold assigned
objectives and to close with the enemy to destroy or capture him in a low-intensity or
mid-intensity conflict until ground linkup can be accomplished or until reinforced by air or
(b) To move by air and by airborne assault, when reinforced, to seize
and hold assigned objectives in high-intensity operational environments.
(c) To execute small-scale airborne command-type operations to
perform a selected mission.
(d) To move by air on short notice to any oversea land area as a
deterrent or resistance force in any threatened area.
Capabilities. This unit has the following capabilities:
(a) Executes airborne assault by means of parachute drop or air
(b) Closes with the enemy to destroy or capture him, utilizing, fire,
maneuver and close combat.
(c) When organized for combat with additional combat, CS and CSS
units can conduct sustained ground operations.
(d) Acts alone or as part of a larger force
Conducts airmobile operations.
(3) Limitations. This unit is limited by: