By Walter Böhm
This publication shows the vehicles used by the seven battalions of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team ‘Iron Brigade’ during their rotation in Germany in 2017.
The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team ‘Iron Brigade’ of the 4th Infantry Division was the first heavy brigade of the US Army earmarked for service in Europe under the Regionally Allocated Forces concept. The formation was to deploy to Europe with its full range of equipment in order to conduct exercises with America’s European allies for the tasks of improvement of deterrence, the ability to respond to crises and the defence of allies and partners within the European Union. The brigade’s heavy equipment includes 87 M1A2 Abrams MBTs, 144 M2A3 and M3A3 Bradley IFVs/CFVs, 18 M109A6 Paladin SPHs and 450 light tracked vehicles.