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Razor78 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

So at what level would the M557 command vehicles be used? And would the Marines use them or just Army?

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

marines don't use m113 based vehicles, not sure what level they are used in ty if at all.

FABET01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

You start seeing the M557s at Battalion level.

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

With few exceptions, the lowest level where you would find M577s would have been in the Main and Rear CPs of US Army Battalions/Squadrons. The two M577s of the S2 and S3 would form the main CP and the S4 vehicles would form the rear CP. Most battalion forward CPs would have been in jeeps. Of course, you would also find M577s at the Brigade level. The bottom line is that you should never really see M577s on the TY game board.

Mark

ScottS25 Apr 2018 10:48 a.m. PST

Marines never used M577s.

If you want a command vehicle, look up the AAVC-7A1.

It's a P-7 without a turret, stuffed with radios.

(The November flag brings back memories.)

miscmini Fezian25 Apr 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Also see -577s as the Fire Direction Centers (FDC) in Armor BN 4.2" Mortar Platoons.

mckrok25 Apr 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

IIRC, Armored Cavalry troops (company level) used the M577 as a troop CP. I'm pretty sure that's the lowest echelon you'd ever find one. Otherwise, you'd find them at Bn and higher as a CP, tactical operations center (TOC) and one for the medical and mortar platoons in maneuver units. I lived in one for a time of my life as an artilleryman.

pjm

Legion 425 Apr 2018 3:15 p.m. PST

With few exceptions, the lowest level where you would find M577s would have been in the Main and Rear CPs of US Army Battalions/Squadrons. The two M577s of the S2 and S3 would form the main CP and the S4 vehicles would form the rear CP. Most battalion forward CPs would have been in jeeps. Of course, you would also find M577s at the Brigade level. The bottom line is that you should never really see M577s on the TY game board.
Yes, that was my experience as well in the 3 Mech Bns I served with '84-'90 …

marines don't use m113 based vehicles,
True, however in Vietnam one USMC unit did have a few they borrowed temporarily from an ARVN unit.

ScottS25 Apr 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

"Borrowed."

;)

Legion 426 Apr 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

That is the way I heard/read about it … so … evil grin Blast from the TMP past … M113s in the USMC… Borrowed from the ARVN … link

Lion in the Stars26 Apr 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

I think Dave Drake wrote that his Battalion Intelligence Collection Center (BICC, like the pen), had a 577 and a trailer. Again, that's battalion level, theoretically the step above what gets played in Team Yankee.

Otherwise, the artillery FDCs have them.

Legion 427 Apr 2018 7:37 a.m. PST

Yeah, never saw an M577 below Bn level. I had one in my S4 Sec. in the ROK. But the Div Cdr gave it to the ADA Bn … evil grin

As a side bar. The 577 is much taller than the M113. Which on a tactical level, i.e. Plt or Co., is not really an "advantage". Harder to hide, generally …

Some of my 6mm Slammer AFVs. Drake got with John Treadaway, etc. and approved these designs. So we can see where her got idea/concept for the Slammer version of the M577 and the M113 ACAV.

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