brigade automobile

English translation: motorized brigade

04:31 May 16, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: brigade automobile
automobile bridge or carmoured car brigade?
Militar: WWI
ComComTech
English translation:motorized brigade
Explanation:
They were the early military units equipped with motor-cars
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namotorized brigade
Heathcliff
naMechanized / motorized brigade
Mihail Mihaylov (X)
naautomobile brigade / squad / division
Agius Language & Translation
namotorized brigade
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53 mins
motorized brigade


Explanation:
They were the early military units equipped with motor-cars

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54 mins
automobile brigade / squad / division


Explanation:
as oppose to brigade aérienne - airborne brigade, maybe land brigade but not sure if that is a recognised military term.
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3 hrs
Mechanized / motorized brigade


Explanation:
Mechanized brigade is used most videly (mainly in the US / Canada).
UN troops have motorized brigades.
Squad and division are smaller/larger units.

Automobile is used only in "Engineering & Automobile Troops".

A mechanized / motorized brigade can embrass several battalions, including armoured, infantry, brigade support, maintenance, etc.
The main troops are mechanized /infantry/ battalions.

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6 hrs
motorized brigade


Explanation:
would be the more appropriate term for the 1914-1918 era. By World War II, the term "mechanized brigade" had become more common, as a general term describing a brigade with a variety of self-propelled vehicles. "Motorized infantry brigade" would be an alternative for the WWI usage, if context supports it. No armored cars, though; ground-pounder troops (i.e., the infantry) were never that fortunate!

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