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1929 CAJ V70 n6

1929 CAJ V70 n6

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Picks up from the J US Artillery reflecting the concerns for coastal defence after WW1.
Picks up from the J US Artillery reflecting the concerns for coastal defence after WW1.

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THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
Published as the Journal U.
S.
Artillery from
1892
to 1922
MAJOR ROBERT ARTHUR, C. A. C.CHARLESR. MILLER ••..
. Edito. . . Business Manage
Volume 70
June,
1929
Number 6
CONTENTS
A MESS ROOM IN HA WAIl .•.••••••.•.•...
Frontispiece
ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE TACTICS WITH A MECHANIZED FORCE ... 459
 By
CAPT. LUCAS
E.
SCHOONMAKERTHE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE .
By
CAPT. H. F.
E.
BULTMAN 469CONVERTING THE SCR-67-A ..
By
STAFF SGT.
J.
C. WADDELL 473PERMANENT SQUAD AND PLATOON SYSTEM FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD 478
 By
CAPT. G. A. P ATBICKDISMOUNTING AND MOVING SEACOAST GUNS AND CARRIAGES .... 486
 By
LIEUT. VERNE SNELLMECHANIZATION IN EUROPE ....
By
MAJOR C. C. BENSON 492THE ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF BRITISH ANTIAIRCRAFTARTILLERY ••.•..••••.••
By
LIEUT. JOHN R. BURNETT 500THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN .
By
CAPTS.
E.
W. HILL ANDL. D. FARNSWORTH 505CAVALRY IN THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN .
By
CAPT. E. A. VARONA 512PANICS ....
By
COL. GEORGERUHLEN 515EDITORIAL .523PROFESSIONAL NOTES 526
Commissioned Personnel, O.
C. C.
A.-Service Club House-A Criticism oCriticisms-Military Preparation of Italian Youths-An Austrian Estimate of the Russian GrandDuke Nicholas-Military Training of Women in Poland-ForeignPeriodicals.
BOOK REVIEWS ....533
Textbook of Ordnanceand Gunnery-Sound Off-Lafayette in Virginia-L'Enfanand Washington-An Outline History of the Great War-A Saga of the Sword.
INDEX .537
 Authors alone are responsible for statements in contributed articles
The
CoAST A1rnr..I.uY JoUlL'"i.IL
pays for original articles upon
pub1ication~
Published monthly under the supervision of the Chif'f of Coast Artillery for the information of the Coast
Artillery personnel of the Regular Army, National Guard, and Organized Reserves ..
Terms: United States, $3.00 a year; single copies, 50 cents. Canada.,.$3.25 a year; single copies, 55 cents.Foreign, $3.50 a year; single copies, 60 cents.
Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Fortress :Monroe, Va.. Acceptance for mailing at specialrata of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917,. authorized May 8,.
1920~
Copyright, 1929, hy
the
COAl''''A1mu.1m.Y JOlllt'UL.
Address: The
COAST AnTILLXliY JOURNll.,
1115 
17th St.., N.. W., Washington, D. C..
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THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
-
Volume 70June, 1929Number 6
Antiaircraft Defense Tactics With a MechanizedForce
 By
CAPTAIN LUCAS
E.
SCHOONMAKER, C. A.
C.
PURPOSE OF THE ARTICLE
T
HE purpose of this article is to discuss the employment of antiaircraftartillery with a mechanized force. In order to visualize the problemswhich confront the antiaircraft artillery when operating with such a force, abrief description of the composition of the force will be given, together with ageneral outline of the tactical employment of the force itself. By examining afew of the dispositions of the force, its vulnerability to air attack will be dis-closed. Then by a study of the principles of gun and machine-gun defense andthe characteristics of the newtypes of antiaircraft weapons, an endeavor will bemade to showthe type of antiaircraft defense which is best suited for the pro-tection of a mechanizedforce.
DESCRIPTION OF A MECHANIZED FORCE
A mechanized force is a unit equipped with the latest mechanical develop-ments in weapons, armor protection, and self-propelled fighting vehicles, suit-able for rapid movement across country and on the battlefield. Its develop-ment was due to a desire to restore to modern warfare something which hadbeen lost in the last war-mobility.
As
now constituted, tanks are considered the principal attack elements of the force. Other arms are included as auxiliaries to furnish the elements oholding power, security, fire support, and facility of movement and supply.As the force is still in its experimental stage, its most economical size and theexact proportion of the various arms which constitute it, as well as theirequipment, are still matters of speculation and are beyond the scope of thisarticle. It is sufficientto state that a mechanized force of the future will proh-ahly he made up of the following units:
a. Light tanks,
and prohahly mediumtanks. The former mayhecarried onlarge trucks on the road, or they may run under their ownpower at all times.
b. Armored cars,
mounting machine guns and one pounders, for securityand reconnaissance. These are at present operated by the Cavalry.
c. Infantry,
mounted in trucks or, possibly, in cargo carriers with track laying elements, to furnish the holding power which tanks lack.
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