3AD PAO photo from
Jim MacClay, Web Staff
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3rd Armored Division Massing for Assault into Iraq
February 24, 1991

  Above: A Spearhead brigade spans the horizon in a northern desert of Saudi Arabia waiting for the signal to move out. At the height of the battle, the 3AD included 32 battalions and 20,533 troops. It was the largest coalition division in the Gulf War and the largest U.S. armored division in history. In its moving arsenal were 360 Abrams tanks, 340 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, 128 self-propelled 155mm howitzers, 42 Apache attack helicopters, 27 multiple-launch rocket systems, and more.

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