UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 
3rd ARMORED DIVISION ARTILLERY
Cold War Organization    1960
 

In 1960 the 3rd Armored Division Artillery (DIVARTY) consisted of four battalions: three equipped with 105mm M52 self-propelled howitzers (eighteen per battalion) and one composite howitzer/rocket battalion containing two batteries with 155mm M44 self-propelled howitzers (six per battery), one battery with four 8-in M55 self-propelled howitzers and one battery with two Honest John rocket launchers (M50 rocket and M289 launch vehicle). The Honest John rocket could be armed with either a high-explosive or tactical nuclear warhead. Each 105mm battalion was in direct support of one of the division's three combat commands; the composite howitzer/rocket battalion provided general support and reinforcing fires.

In 1960 the Artillery branch included both field artillery and antiaircraft artillery, and the branch insignia used for battery guidons was the crossed cannons and rocket design now used by the Air Defense Artillery branch. The regimental designation was simply Artillery (e.g. 3rd Artillery Regiment), type designators (e.g. Rocket/Howitzer) being added to battalion titles.
 



 

HEADQUARTERS BATTERY, 3rd ARMORED DIVISION ARTILLERY

 

2nd HOWITZER BATTALION (105mm SP)
3rd ARTILLERY
 

 

2nd HOWITZER BATTALION (105mm SP)
6th ARTILLERY
 


2nd HOWITZER BATTALION (105mm SP)
27th ARTILLERY
 

 

 

 

 


 


2nd BATTALION (ROCKET/HOWITZER)
73rd ARTILLERY
 



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