Tactical mobility/Related Articles
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- Military vehicle : Add brief definition or description
- Urban combat : Add brief definition or description
- Air mobility : The set of disciplines, resources and techniques required for the rapid air movement of military forces and their equipment. Air assault, in which the air movement takes troops into battle, is a subset.
- Air assault : Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders.
- Mobile Gun System : A general term for self-propelled artillery designed with strategic, theater and tactical mobility as the prime design goal, even at the expense of firepower
- Tactical Mobility Requirements Board : Under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the evaluation and field tests of large-scale airmobile operations, which led to an increased role for Army aviation, and deployment of an air assault division into the Vietnam War
- Stryker (armored fighting vehicle) : Family of U.S. Army wheeled and lightly armored vehicles for medium-intensity combat, which are still light enough to be deployed in medium transport aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules
- Strategic mobility : The ability of an item to be air-transported aboard long-range transport aircraft, preferably not limited to those specifically built to handle oversized cargo; an ideal target is a general commercial cargo aircraft such as the Boeing 747F
- Transport aircraft : Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, or tilt-rotor aircraft whose primary role is moving people or cargo; they may be armed for self-protection
- Boeing 747 : First highly successful wide-body jetliner used in freight and long-range passenger versions; still active
- C-5 Galaxy : Largest general-purpose transport aircraft in the U.S. Air Force, second in weight-carrying to the Antonov An-124
- Theater mobility : Equipment that can be transported by air (e.g., C-130 Hercules) or water (e.g., Joint High Speed Vessel} at the distances involved in a theater of operations; when the movement is base-to-base, some reassembly, on the order of minutes to hours, may be acceptable at the destination
- C-130 Hercules : An extremely successful (in production for over 50 years) medium-range military transport aircraft with an extremely wide range of variants, including tanker, special operations and C3I-ISR, and ski-equipped LC-130.
- Joint High Speed Vessel : Jointly developed by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, a high-speed, shallow-water transport ship intended for intra-theater logistics support in littoral operations
- Landing Craft Utility : A large landing craft type that is not tightly dependent on an amphibious warfare ship for support, but can sail for 10 days as a coastal transport