armoured cavalry

  • 1Armoured cavalry — can refer to several different general types of troops. During the Ancient period and the Middle Ages in Europe armoured cavalry referred to any horse mounted troops that used chain mail or plate armour for protection, and often added this to… …

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  • 210th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Poland) — Infobox Military Unit unit name= 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade abbreviation= 10th Cav Bde Caption= dates= country= Poland allegiance= branch= Polish Army type= Armoured role= size= Brigade command structure= 1st Armoured Division (Poland)… …

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  • 3Cavalry — Cavalrymen redirects here. For the 1955 French film, see Les Hussards. French 4th Hussar at the battle of Friedland, 1807 …

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  • 4cavalry — /kav euhl ree/, n., pl. cavalries. 1. Mil. a. the part of a military force composed of troops that serve on horseback. b. mounted soldiers collectively. c. the motorized, armored units of a military force organized for maximum mobility. 2.… …

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  • 5Armoured fist — The armoured fist is the symbol of armoured cavalry. This derives from the fact that armoured cavalry are good for putting stress on a single point until the line breaks. This should not be confused with the American hand signal for halt or the… …

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  • 6cavalry — ► NOUN (pl. cavalries) (usu. treated as pl. ) ▪ soldiers who fight on horses or in armoured vehicles. DERIVATIVES cavalryman noun. ORIGIN Italian cavalleria, from cavallo horse …

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  • 7Armoured warfare — This article is about the military doctrine. For the tactical wargame, see Armored Brigade (video game). British tanks advancing under fire at the Second Battle of El Alamein during World War II …

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  • 8Cavalry regiments of the British Army — There are currently nine regular cavalry regiments of the British Army, with four serving as armoured regiments, and five as formation reconnaissance regiments. All nine regiments and the two Royal Tank Regiment s are part of the Royal Armoured… …

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  • 9Armoured fighting vehicles of the Irish Army — Throughout its history, the Irish Army has used a number of armoured fighting vehicles. Irish Rolls Royce Armoured Car Co. Cork 1941 Contents 1 …

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  • 10Cavalry tactics — For much of history humans have used some form of cavalry for war. Cavalry tactics have evolved over time. Tactically, the main advantages of cavalry over infantry troops were greater mobility, bigger impact and a higher… …

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  • 11Armoured fighting vehicle — An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is a military vehicle, protected by armour and armed with weapons. Most AFVs are equipped for driving in rugged terrain.Armoured fighting vehicles are classified according to their intended role on the… …

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  • 12Cavalry mechanized group — A cavalry mechanized group was a type of military formation used in the Red Army during World War II against Germany and Japan. Organization A cavalry mechanized group normally consisted of a corps of cavalry (a unit smaller than a standard… …

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  • 13cavalry — /ˈkævəlri / (say kavuhlree) noun (plural cavalries) 1. Military a unit, or units collectively, of an army, which in the past were mounted on horseback, and are now equipped with armoured vehicles in either an armoured or a reconnaissance role.… …

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  • 14cavalry — [[t]kæ̱v(ə)lri[/t]] 1) N SING The cavalry is the part of an army that uses armoured vehicles for fighting. The Cavalry were exercising on Salisbury Plain. ...the US Army s 1st Cavalry Division. 2) N SING The cavalry is the group of soldiers in an …

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  • 15Cavalry wing — The term cavalry wing in military history was used to refer to the cavalry units positioned on either of the army flanks when deployed for battle, predominantly during the period from the Middle Ages to the French Revolutionary Wars. In the… …

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  • 16cavalry — n. (pl. ies) (usu. treated as pl.) soldiers on horseback or in armoured vehicles. Phrases and idioms: cavalry twill a strong fabric in a double twill. Etymology: F cavallerie f. It. cavalleria f. cavallo horse f. L caballus …

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  • 17cavalry — noun (plural cavalries) [usu. treated as plural] historical soldiers who fought on horseback. ↘modern soldiers who fight in armoured vehicles. Derivatives cavalryman noun (plural cavalrymen). Origin C16: from Fr. cavallerie, from Ital. cavalleria …

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  • 18Heavy cavalry — is the late 19th century misnomer for Cavalry [p.490, Lynn] , troops that from the late 17th to late 19th centuries usually wore armour and were mounted on largest available cavalry horses [p.60, Roemer] , as opposed to light cavalry, in which… …

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  • 19Irish Army Cavalry Corps — Infobox Military Unit unit name=an Cor Marcra caption=Collar badge of the Cavalry Corps dates=September 1922 country=Republic of Ireland branch=Army type=Armoured role=Light Cavalry Armoured Reconnaissance motto= nickname= battles= size=Seven… …

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  • 20Polish cavalry — The Polish cavalry ( pl. kawaleria) can trace its origins back to the days of Medieval mounted knights. Poland had always been a country of flatlands and fields and mounted forces operate well in this environment. The knights and heavy horse… …

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