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Soviet Equipment Recognition Guide (SERG), Training Circular TC 30-3, 11 April 1975

Note on Scholarly Usage

Since the document numbers and titles of Army publications were often reused, the date is necessary to unambiguously identify such publications. The citation for this publication should say:
TC 30-3, Soviet Equipment Recognition Guide, 11 April 1975

The minimum unambiguous citation is: TC 30-3, 1975


This is a 48 page US Army circular intended to teach soldiers to identify common weapons in the Soviet arsenal. It is illustrated with photographs of Soviet equipment and a cartoon sergeant making instructive comments in comic-book style bubbles. It was prepared by the US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center in Charlottesville, VA, and published by the US Army Training and Doctrine Command at Ft Monroe, VA.

[Document provided courtesy Richard Graham, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.]