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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Jan 2019 9:13 p.m. PST

"In planning their training for jungle warfare, the Japanese have been conscious of the great varieties of the jungle country of East Asia and the southwest Pacific area. The following points on jungle warfare taken from Japanese sources emphasize certain methods of jungle warfare apparently tested by Japanese experience…."


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Legion 427 Jan 2019 8:57 a.m. PST

Interesting, but it must have been hard to keep that formation in heavy jungle, etc. …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse27 Jan 2019 3:42 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my good friend!.

Agree with you… also… took my attention the place of the Co Comander in the front of the advance… not in the middle or the rear….


Andy ONeill28 Jan 2019 6:12 a.m. PST

No scouts at the front.
The formation couldn't fit on a trail.
Can't see how that could work.

Legion 428 Jan 2019 7:32 a.m. PST

After running ops in the Jungles of Panama when in the 101 as a Rifle Plt Ldr. Waaay back in the early '80s. old fart The Plt would move in a "Ranger File"/column with maybe a few very close flank security. Was the best way we had found to move thru heavy jungle. And was pretty much doctrine.

And we were taught the Ranger adage," Speed is Security". Of course you can only move so "fast" in a jungle. As well moving more "stealthy" as you may get close to an OBJ, possible contact, etc. Too easy to get a break in contact among the Plt members. In thick foliage of any kind.

The Co Cdr moved usually with the lead Plt. And each Plt Ldr and the Co Cdr had radio contact with each other. And the Co Cdr had a another radio to contact Bn HQ, etc.

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