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by: Johnson, Ken;
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  • ISBN: 9781612004594
  • Publication year: 2017
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by: Johnson, Ken;
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  • ISBN: 9781612004594
  • Publication year: 2017
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Land forces are military resources which focus their efforts on combat and conflicts on the ground, as opposed to sea or air.

Land forces are usually categorised into three sectors; infantry, combat vehicles and artillery. Infantry are foot soldiers who fight with small arms fire, organised into military units such as regiments or battalions. They may be transported by other means, however, such as by plane, helicopter, sea-craft or land vehicle. In the past, land forces have included cavalry, but due to advances in warfare causing it to be an outdated and now ineffective method of warfare, it is no longer used.

Combat vehicles are used to provide support to the infantryman, as they are able to provide heavy firepower beyond the means of the small-fire carried by foot soldiers. Designed to withstand rugged, rough terrain, combat vehicles can be equipped with the means to deal with threats from either the land or sky and are often used to transport soldiers quickly and safely.

Artillery refers to an engine that is used to fire projectiles in order to eliminate threats on land, and are sometimes equipped with the means to deal with threats from the air. They are often stationary and are manned by a crew, and can be moved by being towed by large combat vehicles. They are considered a vital means of support, as they are able to fire their projectiles a long way, eliminating enemy targets prior to other land forces moving into an area.

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