Author Topic: [WW3] Cold War Aggressor Forces and the Circle Trigon Party  (Read 783 times)

Offline Story

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[WW3] Cold War Aggressor Forces and the Circle Trigon Party
« on: February 02, 2022, 07:57:01 AM »
Stumbled over this Sherman marked with the green circle/triangle of the Aggressor Forces, circa 1951. It's a Tennessee Army National Guard vehicle.

(The 1959 FM p.61 - below - says those markings are supposed to be 36" diameter on the front slope, 20" on each side and 45" for the air recognition on the back deck.



Got curious, vaguely remember reading about this Cold War fabrication and started digging - so enjoy!
Here's the 1959 Field Manual https://www.alternatewars.com/WW3/Trigons/FM30_101_1959.pdf
and the 1962 update https://archive.org/details/FM30-101/page/n149/mode/2up

The 1966 Order of Battle ( FM 30-103) has the elaborate backstory.
http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/FM30-103%281966%29.pdf

Their language? Esperanto!
Awesominto, si!?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand here's your one stop shopping page
https://www.alternatewars.com/WW3/Trigons/Trigons.htm

« Last Edit: February 02, 2022, 08:51:38 AM by Story »

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Re: [WW3] Cold War Aggressor Forces and the Circle Trigon Party
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 01:03:48 AM »
The 1966 Order of Battle ( FM 30-103) has the elaborate backstory.
http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/FM30-103%281966%29.pdf



Some interesting reading there especially the unit histories
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Re: [WW3] Cold War Aggressor Forces and the Circle Trigon Party
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2022, 05:08:47 AM »
Wonder if Hollywood got their inspiration from that Circle Trigon uniform to use for their live action film version of General M. Bison as played by Raul Julia? 
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Re: [WW3] Cold War Aggressor Forces and the Circle Trigon Party
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2022, 07:08:03 AM »
This guy can barely keep a straight face in his outfit.


Enjoy a transmission of truth and facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBk14NLKUKs

Be a good excuse to repurpose all those late-war Panzers.

American 105mm Recoilless Rifle crew engaging a Trigon Panther tank at close range.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2022, 06:58:24 AM by Story »