how much area can a special forces unit cover

May 23rd, 2004  
Lisa g

Topic: how much area can a special forces unit cover

i am an australian universtiy student and am currently working on an assignment about the military. i need to find out how fast or how much area a special forces unit from any branch of the military can cover per hour or per day. i also need to know how much this will vary between flat terrain and mountainous terrain. any information would be greatly appreciated. references would also be appreciated.
May 23rd, 2004  
What do you mean by "cover?"
Anyway, it is all METT-TC (Mission, Enemy, Time, Terrain, Troops available, and Civilian) dependent, so I don't believe that it is even possible to answer your question (not that I am qualified to do so anyway ) as is.
May 23rd, 2004  
Difficult (if not impossible) question there Lisa.

What kind of Special Forces are you talking about, and by "cover" do you mean how long can a SF unit walk pr hour/day???

You need to be a bit more specific, or else it's difficult for us to help..
May 23rd, 2004  
Uh uh. No-go, sorry. Try studying some sites that deal in Land Nav, though - it may help you.