Armoured Vehicle Crew
About the Job An Armoured Vehicle Crew Trooper (Armoured Cavalry) is the only person trained to be an expert in mounted and dismounted manoeuvre. During your Initial Employment Training (IET) you will be trained to utilise the following: FN MAG (MSMG MAG 58) M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun (12.7mm M2 HB QCB Machine Gun) Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle (84mm MDFSW M3) M72 LAW (66MM M72A6 LDSFW) Browning 9mm Pistol (Mk3 9mm SLP) M18 Claymore and M203 40mm GLA.
Once you are proficient on all of these weapon systems you will be trained to drive and maintain the tank, APC or CRV. The Armoured Cavalry Regiment (ACR) provides Army the core element of its high-end war fighting capability through the provision of armoured protection, mobility and firepower on the battlefield. Currently it is equipped with the M1A1 Abrams tank (M1A1) and the Australian Light Armoured vehicle (ASLAV) CRV.
These vehicles provide mobility, communications, endurance and combat power to Army. Main Job Functions During your role as an Armoured Vehicle crew driver you will employ night fighting equipment, communication systems, navigate terrain during the day and night, apply basic field craft, maintain personnel fitness and participate in dismounted operations. You will work closely with your vehicle crew consisting of between 2 to 4 personnel as part of an AFV Troop to carry out your duties.
There are three specialist roles in an ACR and are as follows: Armoured Vehicle crew- tank: Suitably trained full-time Armoured Corps soldiers employed within a Tank Squadron whose primary role, in coordination with other arms, is to close with and destroy the enemy using firepower, manoeuvre and shock action. The Tank Squadron is currently equipped with the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle tank (MBT) and the M113AS4 APC family of vehicles (FOV). The APC is used to enable command and control, fighting echelon logistics and fighting echelon maintenance and repair support.
Armoured Vehicle Crew- Combat Reconnaissance vehicle (CRV): Suitably trained full-time Armoured Corps soldiers employed within a CRV Squadron whose primary role, in coordination with other arms is to locate, dislocate and disrupt the enemy through the conduct of offensive, defensive, reconnaissance and security operations. The CRV Squadron is currently equipped with the Australian Light Armoured vehicle (ASLAV) FOV, which enables the fighting echelons with fighting, command and control, echelon logistics and echelon maintenance and repair support. Armoured Vehicle Crew- APC: Suitably trained full-time Armoured Corps soldiers employed within an APC Squadron whose primary role, in coordination with other arms is to provide close combat mobility for dismounted fighting elements of Army during defensive, offensive and security operations; and conduct mounted or dismounted reconnaissance operations.
The APC Squadron is currently equipped with the M113AS4 APC FOV, which enables the fighting echelons with close combat mobility, command and cont....