- Reaction score
Again I wonder who's crack pipe thinks that Wheeled vehicles for the Infantry are a good match for Tracked Tanks...Moreso on the topic of making the best of what we have. Given the things a TAPV can do vs. the things a TAPV can't do, the RCAC's desire to go Cavalry, and the potential to have 2 Bde's tasked primarily with COIN/peacekeeping/QRF, it seems to me that the question becomes whether or not LAV mounted mech battalions outside of 1 CMBG make sense, and I think the answer is no.
Whether it's 3 combined arms battalions or 1 tank regiment + 2 mech Bn's, the maneuver units of 1CMBG will eat up ~2 battalion sets of LAV's. Three more sets + LRSS has all three armoured regiments mounted as LAV based cavalry (strap on ATGM's and UAV's as needed, dismount scout and tank hunter teams). 6th set pre-positioned to Europe with a squadron worth of tanks to have a flyover combined arms BG. RCR and 22 go light with TAPV's assigned for COIN/convoy escort/ protected mobility as needed for non-peer fight taskings .