FM 100-63 PDF

FM Preface. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities- based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities-based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and units. If not, the infantry-based forces of FM may better fit training needs. . Likewise, some types of OPFOR described in FM can.

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Mechanized infantry divisions are less common than motorized infantry divisions.

Infantry-Based Opposing Force — FM 100-63

Fmm, the following organization chart merely outlines the types of units that may be able available for allocation. The LWD, Plofadder, and Type 84 are not actually mineclearing vehicles, but rather attach- ments to mount on any designated vehicles, such as tanks.

They can also land by transport helicopter with their combat vehicles. Some motorized infantry or infantry battalions may have a mortar battery with nine mm mortars p.

However, some better-equipped motorized infantry divi- sions may have battalion-sized antitank, engineer, signal, reconnaissance and ECand medical units. Cases may exist in which constraints on the use of classified information or the lack of information, at any level of classification, preclude the 100-63 of actual threat data. While the lists of potential substitutes are not all-inclusive, they contain most common systems that have roughly comparable capabilities.

When opposed by an adversary of similar capabilities, an infantry-based OPFOR can conduct conventional, force-oriented combat. The organization chart above shows the most common brigade structure. That page often includes a definition of the indexed term. The second is primarily for personnel decontamination. Although this organization guide provides a baseline of widely- used systems produced in the former Soviet Union FSUthe intent of the capabilities-based OPFOR is to allow users to tailor their orders of battle by substituting other worldwide systems.


Each squadron normally has 12 aircraft. Some infantry-based forces, however, may call the same organization a regiment.

Unlike the other systems, the Case and John Deer systems do not have a rotary trencher but can still use a bucket or backhoe to make a trench, achieving the same results. Small-to-medium infantry forces have marginal integration capability ability to conduct tactical-level combat actions with limited fire support or basic integration capability ability to conduct battalion-level tactical combined arms actions.

For example, a separate tank battalion is not part of a tank brigade.

Three districts is the norm. See also Antitank Battalion Standard. Some engineer brigades may have a second pontoon bridge battalion. The mechanized infantry brigade has two basic types: The principal items of equipment that follow depict normal brigade structures.

Equipment may vary with the mission.

FM Table of Contents

Here 10-63 a full-length FM I think it is full length: The armor- and mechanized-based OPFOR can conduct a strategic operation involving the combined forces in a theater. These forces may or may not act as an integrated force. He may find it necessary to draw some elements from both organization guides in order to consti- tute the appropriate OPFOR order of battle. Armor- and Mechanized-Based Opposing Force: Chapters 1, 2, and 5 showed how units allocated from this pool can augment forces already organic to a division, military district, or military region.

A chemical defense battalion nor- mally has 100-36 of each type. Opposing Force Equipment Guide. The radios listed support the headquarters of the unit to which the signal battalion is or- ganic or fk.


Occasionally, there may be a small unit that does not have its own organization chart showing further subordinates. In that case, the region would retain the special- ized engineer battalions at region level and suballocate the combat engineer battalion s to sub- ordinate districts or divisions. Even a district with a standing division in peacetime might have that division resubordinated to a higher-priority district or region in war- time.

The motorcycle rm provides courier service for the battalion commander. A weapons 10-63 platoon with 3 utility trucks and 12 light trucks can transport the weap- ons and crews of one weapons company. A mechanized infantry brigade may have some subordinates in common with a division see Chapters 1 and 2.

The principal items of equipment that follows includes equipment totals for an IFV-equipped battalion. Most infantry divisions have company-sized engineer, signal, reconnaissance, and medical units. Field telephones and switchboards are standard equipment in the wire and telephone section. The distinction between infantry and motorized infantry becomes clear only at brigade level, since the trucks for movement of infantry are organic to the motorized infantry brigade.

Full text of “FM Infantry-Based Opposing Force”

Because of the logistics and training chal- lenges involved in supporting a weapon system, users should avoid excessive variety. To avoid excessive duplication, subordinate units common to several types of parent unit receive detailed treatment only once, with subsequent cross- -references back to that basic entry.

Their primary mission is to defend the State’s national capital.