Greatest military units of all time - Page 4

December 13th, 2006  
MACV SOG in Vietnam.

It was estimated that for every 1 SOG soldier there were 500 NVA tied up behind enemy lines trying to stop them from destroying weapons caches and plain out causing havoc. These guys would make Rambo look like a *****.
January 1st, 2007  
I'll add the 442nd Regimental Combat Team from World War II.
The Nisei picked up a lot of Medals in World War II, sure, there was a whole lot of fighting going on, but Japanese Americans were not being treated all that well in the United States of America at the time.
February 25th, 2007  
One book lists the following as being outstanding in their field at their point in history (I cannot remember the source. I may also be missing one group in ancient history.

English Longbowmen
Sarotoga Sharpshooters
U boat crews of WW1 (not WW2)
SS Panzer units WW2

The U boats of WW1 were far nearer at bringing Britain to its knees than in WW2, if these were given priority earlier on they may well have been successful

A few of my own suggestions, which mainly refer to entire races, or a section of the military structure rather than a unit

Spartans (society and training)
Roman Infantry (command and discipline)
Mongolian horsemen (tactics, horsemenship combined with archery skills, simple logistics)
Royal Navy during Napoleonic wars (experience, seamanship)
March 15th, 2007  
Greatest military units of all time:
US Third Army
SS Panzer Lehr Division
Merrils Mauraders
101st Airborne Division (yes I had to give them some love)
Us Blackhorse Armored Calvary Regiment in the Vietnam War (commanded by Colonel George S. Patton the son of General George S. Patton Jr. commander of the Us Third Army)
March 15th, 2007  
Originally Posted by perseus
SS Panzer units WW2
Some of them at least. The 3 original SS divisions, Leibstandarte SS 'Adolf Hitler', Das Reich and Totenkopf were excellent formations. The later SS divisions formed in 1944 and 1945 were not nearly of the same quality. The best German formation of WW2 however, if going by kill efficiency, is not a Waffen SS formation but a Heer formation. 13. Kompanie, Gro▀deutschland, had the highest kill ratio of any Tiger battallion of WW2, namely 16.67:1. This compares to the best SS formation kill ratio of 12.82:1. In reality though, the 3 aforementioned Waffen SS Divisions, along with Gro▀deutschland, had the best German successes at Kursk, and were probably the best fighting formations of any nation in WW2.
March 16th, 2007  
Id say Isreals Sayeret Matkal
March 17th, 2007  
I would nominate any of the Allied troops who landed on the beaches of Normandy or were a part of the airborne operations the night before/morning of the invasion. Balls.
March 17th, 2007  
Definatly BullDog....*hazzaa*

I must add in anyone in the British SAS especial during WW2
and The german GSG9
April 12th, 2007  
looking at all your replies there nick, seems that us Aussies really are ignored when it comes to our military doesnt it Have to agree with your list did you have 6RAR for the Battle of Long Tan, surely someone here can recognise this one
April 13th, 2007  
SigJ, did you see the Vietnam trivia thread?

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