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  • US Army 1975-1990 TO&E's Equipment Upgrades

    Looking for info/links about when specific units (Active/Reserve/NG) upgraded their equipment during this period, most specifically interested in Armor upgrades. I.E. M48A5 to M60A3, M60A1 to M1 etc etc.

    For instance, I was an M48A5 gunner in 1-102 Armor (50AD) and we transitioned to M60A3 1989/1990.

    According to the 1989 Nato OOB we are all familiar with, NG Units were equipped as follows in 1989:

    26th Infantry Division
    1-172nd Armor Battalion – St. Albans, VT: M60A1
    2-172nd Armor Battalion – Rutland, VT: M60A1

    1-172 and 2-172 were part of the 50th Armored Divsion up until 2/1/1988, when they became part of the 26th ID.

    28th Infantry Division
    1-103rd Armor Battalion – Johnstown, PA: M60A1

    35th Infantry Division (Mech)
    1-195th Armor Battalion – Lincoln, NE: M60A1
    1-635th Armor Battalion – Manhattan, KS: M60A1
    2-635th Armor Battalion – Manhattan, KS: M60A1
    1-123rd Armor Battalion – Paducah, KY: M60A3
    2-123rd Armor Battalion – Bowling Green, KY: M60A3

    1-195 was part of the 67th Inf Brigade until 10/1/1985 when it became part of the 35th ID.

    38th Infantry Division
    1-246th Armor Battalion – Dowagic, MI: M60A1

    40th Infantry Division (Mech)
    1-149th Armor Battalion: M60A3
    1-185th Armor Battalion – San Bernadino, CA: M60A3
    2-185th Armor Battalion – National City, CA: M60A3
    3-185th Armor Battalion – San Diego, CA: M60A3
    1-221st Armor Battalion – Las Vegas, NV: M60A3

    42nd Infantry Division
    1-227th Armor Battalion – Buffalo, NY: M48A5
    1-210th Armor Battalion – Albany, NY: M60A3
    2-210th Armor Battalion – Staten Island, NY: M48A5

    47th Infantry Division
    1-94th Armor Battalion – Duluth, MN: M48A5

    49th Armored Division
    1-112th Armor Battalion – Dallas, TX: M60A1
    2-112th Armor Battalion – Ft. Worth, TX: M60A3
    3-112th Armor Battalion – Brownwood, TX: M60A1
    4-112th Armor Battalion – Dallas, TX: M60A3
    5-112th Armor Battalion – Marshall, TX: M60A1
    6-112th Armor Battalion – El Campo, TX: M60A3

    50th Armored Division
    1-102nd Armor Battalion – Phillipsburg, NJ: M48A5
    2-102nd Armor Battalion – West Orange, NJ: M48A5
    3-102nd Armor Battalion – Vineland, NJ: M48A5
    5-102nd Armor Battalion – Dover, NJ: M48A5
    7-112th Armor Battalion: M48A5
    8-112th Armor Battalion: M48A5

    30th Infantry Brigade (Mech)
    1-252nd Armor Battalion – Fayetteville, NC: M1

    32nd Infantry Brigade (Mech)
    1-632nd Armor Battalion – Whitefish Bay, WI: M1

    218th Infantry Brigade (Mech)
    2-263rd Armor Bn – Seneca, SC: M1
    Troop B, 713th Cavalry – Ridgeland, SC

    53rd Infantry Brigade
    Troop E, 153rd Cav – Ocala, FL:

    33rd Infantry Brigade
    Troop E, 106th Cav – Rock Falls, IL:

    39th Infantry Brigade - Little Rock, AR: Affiliated with 101st Airborne
    Troop E, 151st Cavalry – Conway, AR:

    41st Infantry Brigade
    Troop F, 116th Cav –Twin Falls, ID?:

    45th Infantry Brigade
    Troop E, 145th Cav – Muskogee, OK:

    73rd Infantry Brigade
    Troop A, 237th Cav – Cincinnati, OH:

    92nd Infantry Brigade
    Troop E, 192nd Cavalry – Salinas, PR:

    30th Armored Brigade
    3-109th Armor Bn – Lebanon, TN:
    4-109th Armor Bn – Trenton, TN
    Troop B, 230th Cavalry

    31st Armored Brigade
    1-131st Armored Bn – Ozark, AL
    1-152nd Armor Bn – Gadsden, AL: (may have been 2-152nd)
    Troop E, 31st Cavalry – Sylacauga, AL: M60A1 (to A3 in 1989),

    163rd Armored Brigade
    2-163rd Armor – Kalispell, MT:
    3-163rd Arm – Dallas, TX:
    Troop E, 163rd Cavalry – Butte, MT

    107th Armored Cavalry Regiment1-107th ACR
    2-107th ACR – Canton, OH:
    3-107th ACR – Stow, OH:

    116th Cavalry Brigade
    3-116th Cavalry – La Grande, OR

    278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
    1-278th Armored Cavalry Squadron – Athens, TN
    2-278th Armored Cavalry Squadron – Kingsport, TN
    3-278th Armored Cavalry Squadron – Cookeville, TN


    Independent Battalions
    2-152nd Armor (AL) – Oneonta, AL: (may have been 1-152nd)
    1-263rd Armor (SC) – Mullins, SC
    1-108th Armored Cavalry – Senatobia, MS
    1-150th Armored Cavalry – Bluefield, WV


    Any info is appreciated!
    Last edited by tmcvicar; 15 Dec 12, 06:16. Reason: putting in some updated info

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    Those M48A5 were supposed to be used only for defense of USA home-soil?
    It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nikolas93TS View Post
      Those M48A5 were supposed to be used only for defense of USA home-soil?
      No.

      The M48A5 was a slight modernization to the M48 families. The M48 series vehicles would have been used to supplement units that deployed overseas, until the Tank Factory at Lima Ohio could begin to create new main battle tanks.

      The ROK really liked the M48 vehicles, compared to the poor performance of 2IDs M60 family of vehicles.

      By 1988, the M48 was completely out of the scope of main battle tanks, and only used by Reserve/National Guard for training; the gunnery "toys" used in the M48A5 were almost identical to the M60A1 vehicles.
      Kevin Kenneally
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kevin Kenneally View Post
        The M48A5 was a slight modernization to the M48 families. The M48 series vehicles would have been used to supplement units that deployed overseas, until the Tank Factory at Lima Ohio could begin to create new main battle tanks.
        Giving 105mm gun to M48 was a significant boost of firepower.

        By 1988, the M48 was completely out of the scope of main battle tanks, and only used by Reserve/National Guard for training; the gunnery "toys" used in the M48A5 were almost identical to the M60A1 vehicles.
        I haven't specified that I was interested in '80 period,but you have answered precisely my question nevertheless.Thank you!
        It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

        Косово је Србија!
        Never go to war with a country whose national holiday celebrates a defeat in 1389.

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