UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 
COMBAT COMMAND A, 3rd ARMORED DIVISION
Cold War Organization    1960
 

In 1960 Combat Command A (CCA) of the 3rd Armored Division had two medium tank battalions (M48 Patton tanks armed with a 90mm gun) and two armored rifle (infantry) battalions (M59 APCs) attached. Also attached was one company of the division's heavy tank battalion (M103 tanks armed with a 120mm gun). None of these were organic to CCA which like the division's other two combat commands could be task organized with any mix of units deemed necessary. A typical task organization might consist of the units shown below plus one of the division's 105mm self-propelled field artillery battalion, a troop of the division's armored reconnaissance squadron and a company of the division's combat engineer battalion.
 



 

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, COMBAT COMMAND A

 

2nd MEDIUM TANK BATTALION
1st CAVALRY (M48)
 

 

2nd MEDIUM TANK BATTALION
32nd ARMOR (M48)
 


COMPANY B, 2nd HEAVY TANK BATTALION, 33rd ARMOR (M103)
 

DETACHED FROM 4th ARMORED GROUP

 

2nd ARMORED RIFLE BATTALION
36th INFANTRY (M59)
 

 

3rd ARMORED RIFLE BATTALION
36th INFANTRY (M59)
 



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