Some of the most impressive pieces of military hardware are the Army Tanks and pieces of Armor equipment used in the modern military. These equipment and pieces of motorized armor is the linchpin to many of the modern battles that the Army faces. The Army tank and its accompanying equipment is a vital piece of modern warfare that is being used on the front lines in the War on Terror. The M1-Abrams tank is one of the most basic Army arsenal Armor pieces of equipment, and it is the job of the Army Tank and Armor specialist to keep the Abrams and other tank armor in running and top operational condition.
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The job of the United States Army Maintainer is to care and maintain the tank and armor equipment, keeping it in operational readiness and able to perform its assigned missions. The systems and equipment used by the Army vary a great deal, from large ballistic missiles to field artillery, to small arms, and even to the Armor and Tank battalions. These are each different types of battlefield weapons and they all have different targeting and aiming systems. Each has different electronic type components, as well as other systems to help destroy and locate different enemy targets. Part of the responsibility for the Armor and Tank specialist is to learn and become trained members of the Tank crew, in addition to other systems found on the different Armor pieces. As they are trained and become crewmembers, they assume different functions in keeping the tanks operational.
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The Abrams system Tank Armor specialist in particular has a host of duties to perform. Some of these duties include: major disassembly and diagnosis repair, including turret controls and fire control systems, repairing and maintaining fire systems, hydraulic systems and steering and maneuvering systems, diagnosing and troubleshooting different systems and Armor malfunctions, and repair of fire suppression and fire control extinguisher systems.
Training begins with nine weeks of basic combat training, and then sixteen weeks is spent at the Army advanced Tank and Armor training school. You will learn in the classroom as well as in simulated battle conditions, and receive training in the world of tank and armor repair. As you advance in the enlisted ranks, you will have the opportunity to teach, train and supervise other soldiers.
Frank Razo says
I was wondering if you can send me some more info about the tank corps, i’m going to enlist soon….!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miguel Angel says
i miguel angel pena will be repairing tanks for the army starting july 12 after basic training.
Chad c says
My name is chad and i hope to be a proud member in the U.S army as a armor crew man
William Parker says
I’ll tell you floks, if you get to ride in one of these toys, it will be off the hook. I’ve got to ride in about 10 or 15 years ago and it was just down right awsome. Chad and Miguel, you are lucky. Enjoy the beauty of these machines for all time.
M Goodman says
Armor, main battle tanks, Still and always will be the king of battle. Nothing else compares. Notice.. This M O S , is not for sissies, wimps or wannabes. The pride of the Armor crewman shows in all he is and does. Its as right today as in 1970 or 1944. Sgt. M. Goodman 2nd Armor Div. 1968-73.