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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

Nice model!


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badger22 Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

Only the tent extension is a lot longer than that.

RudyNelson24 Sep 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

We had operational set up with two back to back which made a large operations area. I saw one excercise where three in a T set up was used but never four.
I had two in my mortar 4.2 platoon of a tank battalion. We never deployed the extensions. It would have slowed and hindered deployment of the FDCs.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Sep 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

Squadron Tocs in 3d ACR. Four Tracks: 1 S2, 1 S3, 1 ENG, 1 FA/FS.
Usually formed an L shape with extensions. Made for a massive TOC Extention area..

Then there were the camouflage nets, and the scores of antennas…and generators…and command jeeps/HMMV's parked all around.

Regimental TOC for 3d ACR when it was fully setup was so large it was nicknamed "The Taj Mahal"…

Legion 424 Sep 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

Yes, all our M577s had those, but yes I remember it being longer too …

when it was fully setup was so large it was nicknamed "The Taj Mahal"…
I remember some other HQ TOCs being called that as well. evil grin

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

I've worked in side by side, back to back and "L." But I think what they're showing there is one section of the extension where there would normally be three. Won't say it's never done, but I never saw it.

Takes me back, though.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

Good memories!. (smile)


badger22 Inactive Member24 Sep 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

We never liked putting it up, as was said takes a long time to get down when you want to roll out fast. It was almost always the commanders who wanted us to put it up, then complain that we were taking to long to march order.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 4:35 p.m. PST

When I was a cavalry squadron S2, we had very sharp knives with each track (S2, S3, and FS) that could be used to cut away the extension if we needed to make a quick get-a-way.

And I agree with several of the other posters that the extension is too short. We always deployed the entire extension when we set up our TOC.


RedLion281 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Sep 2017 6:50 p.m. PST

Tank battalion S2 and 1st AD TAC CP, '84-'87. We set up the extensions and put up cammo nets during every exercise and every move. We got pretty good at putting it up and taking it down. 3 extensions in various combinations. Ops, Intel, Fires.

The extension on the model is 1 bay too short. Never saw one set up that way.

Lion in the Stars25 Sep 2017 2:03 a.m. PST

Need a 577 with all the tentage in 15mm.

Either that or some pictures of one with all the camo nets deployed.

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