mechanized cavalry


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Noun1.mechanized cavalry - an armored unit of a modern army equipped with motor vehiclesmechanized cavalry - an armored unit of a modern army equipped with motor vehicles
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
cavalry - a highly mobile army unit
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STEEDS OF STEEL: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MECHANIZED CAVALRY IN WORLD WAR II provides an in-depth review of the 1941 new 'mechanized cavalrymen' whose role would change the modern battlefield's approach.
At that time a new Army mechanization policy permitted the creation of the mechanized cavalry.
The resulting mechanized cavalry units were often better suited for traditional cavalry reconnaissance and pursuit than for main battle operations.

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