Possesses limited air defense capability against low flying aircraft.
(j) Provides nuclear field artillery fires when augmented with field
artillery battalion, 155-mm towed, and nuclear demolitions when engineer battalion is
augmented by atomic demolition munitions (ADM) platoon.
(k) Is capable of exploiting success of friendly nuclear/chemical fires,
conventional fires, and other maneuver forces. Possesses limited vulnerability to
enemy nuclear/chemical fires through its ability to rapidly disperse units.
Provides control and administration for all organic and attached
Limitations. This unit is limited by:
(a) Vulnerability to enemy air action. This vulnerability is reduced to
the extent that friendly forces maintain local air superiority during airmobile operations.
Vulnerability to attack by large armored or mechanized forces
Vulnerability of helicopters to nuclear attack.
(d) The ground mobility of this unit is degraded to the extent that a
minimum number of ground vehicles are allocated to the component tables. This in turn
degrades unit mobility, CS and CSS activities under non-flyable or marginal weather
a. In the organization of the divisions there is one feature that is common to all
five divisions-each has a fixed-base called the division base. The division base consists
of the command and control, combat, CS, and CSS units necessary to support the
maneuver elements of the division. Figures 2-2a and 2-2b illustrate the organization of
the division base in the heavy and light divisions.