BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 17 Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
Guys, from this war I have been hearing alot about the different US combat units that will participate.
I have a question to ask, its kinda lame but I wanna ask anyways because Im not too sure if what I know is even correct. What is the difference between a squadron and a division? Are there any differences?
Like 101st Air Division or 47th squadron..
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Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
Generally in groundforces, a division is made up of about 10000 people (give or take, depending on the type of division).
A squadron (AFAIK only squadrons so designated in groundforces are tanks) are maybe 15-20 vehicles.
In the airforce, it's the other way around. A squadron is (depending on type etc.) maybe 20 aircraft, a division is 2-3.
In the airforce a division is no fixed unit at all, but a group of aircraft in a flight with a specific mission for that flight.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
An Air Force will be divided into squadrons (Units of around 15 planes). The Navy might have squadrons of smaller ships like minesweepers or destroyers, and there are sometimes tank units refered to as squadrons, but it is mainly an Air Force term.
A Division is a much larger unit of the army, typically consisting of anywhere between 10,000 and 20,000 men, depending on the purpose (tank division, infantry division, etc.) and commanded by a general.