The combat capability of the modern army depends on a careful balance of many types of advanced weapons, all of them fast-moving, all of them deadly. Learn how modern armies translate tactics and technology into war fighting capability through realistic training. Examine the development of the modern combat division, from its roots in World War l, to the coming of age of the tank during World War ll, finally halting on the modern battlefield. The largest and most lethal of the combat divisions used today is the Heavy Manoeuvre Division, exemplified by the US Army's 24th Infantry Division. The key combat elements – tanks, infantry, artillery and army aviation – are examined. Featured equipment includes the M1 Abram's main battle tank, infantry vehicles such as the M2 Bradley, artillery systems including the M109 self-propelled howitzer and the MLRS and close air support such as the AH-64 Apache.