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  1. Armored Fighting Vehicle Identification - (AFVID) SFC JAMES P. CARAS, Battalion Master Gunner HQ 1st Battalion 252d Armor

  2. Introduction • During the Second World War it was estimated that approximately 58% of all allied armor casualties were caused by the allies themselves. On today’s battlefield the ability to identify allied equipment is as important as identifying threat targets.

  3. AFVID FEATURES • Before discussing specific vehicles we need to have an understanding of the identification features to look for when determining the identification of an armored fighting vehicle.

  4. AFVID FEATURES (cont.) • Hull • Armament • Turret • Suspension

  5. HULL • Shape of hull/hull construction • Location and construction of hatches • Design of side skirts • Stowage boxes • Exhaust ports and mufflers

  6. Shape and Construction Sponson Box

  7. Hatches

  8. Side skirts (or lack of)

  9. Stowage boxes

  10. Exhaust ports

  11. Mufflers

  12. ARMAMENT • Length, size and number of guns or weapons • Bore evacuators • Muzzle brakes • Thermal jackets • Muzzle reference collimators • Machine guns

  13. Guns or weapons

  14. Bore evacuators(or lack of)

  15. TURRET • Shape and construction of turret • Turret overhang • Infantry rails • Stowage boxes and racks • Spent case ejection ports • Markings • Size and shape of gun mantlet • Location and design of hatches, cupolas and sighting equipment • Lack of turret

  16. SUSPENSION • Supported Track • Non-Supported Track • Number of Road Wheels and/or Support Rollers • Spacing of Road Wheels • Design or construction of Road Wheels • Track or wheeled

  17. Non-Supported (Christie)

  18. Supported

  19. # of Road Wheels and/or Support Rollers 5 3 4 1 2 1 2 5 6 3 4

  20. Spacing of Road Wheels

  21. Cast Road Wheels

  22. Stamped Road Wheels

  23. Tracks or Wheels