[OPORD] Operation Panther (1969), Zippo - UNITAF - Arma 3 MILSIM

Operation Panther (1969), Zippo

United Task Force
UNITAF Forces Vietnam
Lt Gen Chad P. Franks
MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, U.S.



Background Information
In the early morning between 03:37 AM and 03:54 AM Hill 861, 881S and 881N sent out reports of probing attacks and IDF. Enemy radio chatter is all over the place and contact with Hill 881N has been lost at approx. 04:25 AM. 5th Infantry Division together with supporting elements of 11th Armored are mobilized to support forward bases. Aircraft: CH-47A APCs: M113 (2x .50 + M40, 1x Flamethrower) MBT: Patton

Friendly Forces
5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) - Red Devils 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Supporting Assets
43rd Medical Group 29th Logistical Train

Enemy Forces
NVA Mechanized divisions Armour support Artillery assets in area Air assets possible


- DEFEND Hill 861 from enemy attack - Push through and make contact with hill 881 - Hold position until further relief forces can be mobilized - Break enemy forces and push them past gridline 110. - DESTROY enemy strongpoints where possible.

Our unit will strive to attain the following end state: Hill 861 defended, contact reestablished with Hill 881N, enemy pushed past gridline 110, and enemy strongpoints destroyed. This should result in the consolidation of our control over the hilltops and our preparation for ending operations at the nearest base or FOB, while maintaining the integrity and readiness of our forces.


Commander's Intent
Defend Hill 861 and re-establish contact with Hill 881N using all available resources and capabilities. Hold positions until relief forces arrive, push enemy forces beyond gridline 110, and destroy enemy strongpoints where possible. Ultimate objective: Repel enemy, solidify control, and prepare for endex at nearest base or FOB.

Tasks and Sequencing
Our mission will be conducted in three phases, additional instructions will be issued as verbal orders: PHASE 1: Defense of Hill 861 - Our mechanized infantry will assume defensive positions to repel the enemy attack. Simultaneously, artillery assets will provide suppressive fire. Air assets, including our CH-47A helicopters, will perform surveillance, logistical support, and deliver close air support if necessary. PHASE 2: Re-establish Contact with Hill 881N - A combined force of our mechanized infantry and armored units will break through the enemy lines. The main effort will involve infantry with tank support, while the secondary effort will be to flank the enemy using our armored units. The goal is to make contact with Hill 881N, ascertain the situation, and reinforce our troops if needed. PHASE 3: Push past Gridline 110 and Destroy Enemy Strongpoints - Once contact is reestablished and our defensive position is secure, we will push beyond gridline 110. MBTs will lead, supported by infantry in M113 APCs. The objective is to destroy enemy strongpoints and push them out of our operational area. Tasking: - Mechanized Infantry: Hold Hill 861, break through to Hill 881N, and secure perimeter. - Armored Units: Support infantry, flank enemy, and spearhead advance beyond gridline 110. - Artillery Units: Provide suppressive fire and destroy enemy strongpoints. - Air Units: Conduct surveillance, close air support, and logistical duties.


Airborne logistics elements will position re supply by traversing difficult terrain and deploying last mile supplies using effective ground based delivery systems, in coordination with the Platoon Sergeant and Logistics Chief.

The first port of call for battlefield casualties shall be the Platoon Medics ambulance. In the event of a serious MCI, a medical evacuation may be ordered by air, utilising support assets.

Rules of Engagement
In accordance with SOP

Fire Support Plan
Mortar support is embedded in the platoon by way of Mortar M113 units. Additional fire support will be provided from nearby bases in the form of artillery, coordinated by the Platoons Forward Observer.

Close Air Support
Close Air Support may be engaged or requested by the Platoon Leader, as assets are in the area of operations and should it be required, able to provide bombing runs on enemy positions.


Communications Plan
Callsign Primary Frequency Superior Frequency ACTUAL
UGLY 9 40mHz 37mHz Maj James Platoon Leader
UGLY 1 250mHz 40mHz SPC Johannes Squad Leader
UGLY 1-1 251mHz 250mHz PFC ryyszla Fireteam Leader
UGLY 1-2 252mHz 250mHz SP3 Bossatron Fireteam Leader
UGLY 3 270mHz 40mHz SPC Aynzerwulv APC/IFV Section Commander
UGLY 3-1 271mHz 270mHz SP3 Phili APC/IFV Crewman (Commander)
UGLY 3-3 273mHz 270mHz SPC Dreolic MBT Crewman (Commander)
HAMMER 9 361mHz 37mHz SP2 mtb Fire Support Chief
NICKLE 5 80mHz 33mHz SP1 Wavan (Ret.) Logistics Support Chief
NICKLE 5-1 81mHz 80mHz Sgt Mohawk Rotary Crew Chief (General)
PANTHER H 87mHz 37mHz SP3 Scape Senior Game Master
In accordance with SOP


TEAMSPEAK IP: ops.unitedtaskforce.net
GAME SERVER IP (Direct Connect): ops.unitedtaskforce.net
GAME SERVER PASSWORD: issued on Discord


FORM UP: 1900hrs UTC
STEP OFF: 1925hrs UTC
END-EX: 2100-2200hrs UTC APPROX
All are GMT/UTC


Equipment Checklist
The following combined equipment list is issued as part of approved kit lists and across relevant personnel.

Qty Item Weight
Primary weapons
19x M16A1 69kg
1x M16A1 (M203) 5kg
2x M60 18kg
2x M79 40mm GL 4kg
11x M3A1 Grease Gun 20kg

2x vn_b_pack_trp_04_02 Warning 0kg
1x vn_b_pack_trp_03_02 Warning 0kg
6x vn_b_pack_prc77_01 Warning 0kg
2x vn_b_pack_m5_01 Warning 0kg
2x vn_b_pack_lw_05 Warning 0kg
4x vn_b_pack_p08_01 Warning 0kg
3x vn_b_pack_03 Warning 0kg
6x vn_b_vest_usarmy_12 Warning 0kg
2x vn_b_vest_usarmy_11 Warning 0kg
2x vn_b_pack_03_02 Warning 0kg
2x vn_b_pack_lw_06 Warning 0kg
2x vn_b_vest_usarmy_14 Warning 0kg
1x vn_b_vest_usarmy_13 Warning 0kg
1x vn_b_pack_lw_07 Warning 0kg
2x KAT_Empty_bloodIV_500 Warning 0kg
1x vn_b_pack_static_m29_01 Warning 0kg

135x 20Rnd. M16 Mag 43kg
3x M406 40mm HE 1kg
6x Grenade M61 (Frag) 2kg
10x M18 Smoke Grenade (Blue) 2kg
10x 20Rnd. M16 Mag (Tracer) 3kg
5x M682 40mm Smoke R 1kg
14x Grenade M67 (Frag) 4kg
18x M83 Smoke Grenade (White) 3kg
6x M716 40mm Smoke Y 1kg
6x M18 Smoke Grenade (Red) 1kg
2x M18 Smoke Grenade (Purple) 0kg
2x M381 40mm HE 0kg
2x M680 40mm Smoke W 0kg
34x 100Rnd. M60 Belt 57kg
41x 7Rnd. M1911 Mag 11kg
2x M433 40mm HEDP 0kg
10x M651 40mm CS Gas 2kg
2x Rocket M72 HEAT 1kg
26x 30Rnd. M3A1 Mag 9kg
16x M18 Smoke Grenade (Yellow) 3kg
16x 30Rnd. M3A1 Mag (Tracer) 6kg
2x 6Rnd. .38 revolver 1kg

Secondary weapons
5x M79 40mm GL (sawn-off) 7kg
9x M1911 9kg
2x .38 Revolver 3kg

33x BDU MACV 2 (Olive) 105kg
3x BDU MACV 6 (ERDL/brown) 8kg
2x K2B US Army Heli Crew 6kg
2x BDU MACV 5 (Olive/ field) 6kg

Body armor
1x Vest - Army (Officer) 1kg
9x Vest - Army (Rifleman 02) 11kg
5x Vest - Army (Rifleman 01) 7kg
1x Vest - Army (Medic) 1kg
2x Vest - SAS (Grenadier) 4kg
2x Vest - Army (MG) 2kg
2x Vest - Army (Grenadier) 2kg
5x Vest - Army (Sentry) 4kg
2x Vest - Aircrew 2kg

15x Binocular M19 Grey (7x50) 0kg
2x Binocular Mk21 (7x50) 0kg

Other equipment
18x Map 2kg
16x Radio (URC-10) 6kg
40x Compass (US) 4kg
40x Watch (Savage) 4kg
22x Map (US) 2kg
8x Phenylephrine 0kg
4x Ammonium Carbonate 0kg
6x Splint 1kg
4x Cable Tie 0kg
2x Bayonet M7 [M16] 0kg

2x M72 LAW 5kg

Total Equipment: 469kg

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