Figure 1-8. Antitank Guided Missile Manpack Set
Airmobile forces, usually battalions of motorized rifle (MR) regiments, are trained for heliborne
operations. They are well-equipped and usually have tactical air and artillery support.
Airmobile forces methods and mission are:
o Inserted by helicopter.
o Destroy nuclear weapons storage sites and launch systems, major logistical facilities, and other
targets in rear areas.
o Seize key terrain.
o Exploit results of tactical operations or penetrations.
o Pursue withdrawing enemy forces.
o Conduct deception operations.
Airmobile forces likely targets are:
o Nuclear weapons storage and launch systems.
o Command and control HQ, major logistical clusters, and early warning systems.
o Key terrain, airfields, reserve forces, and avenues of approach to corps rear area.
Probable weapons and equipment an airmobile force would carry are:
o Assault rifles, heavy/light machine guns, ATGLs, ATGMs, SAMs, mortars, and wheeled scout