The Military => M-N-O => Topic started by: Koen on 3 November 2008, 23:22:08

Title: N
Post by: Koen on 3 November 2008, 23:22:08

Nachrichten-Abteilung: Intelligence, signal battalion
Nachschub: re-employment of stragglers, lost and retreating soldiers from different units into 1 new unit.
Nahverteidigungswaffe: small calibre mortar on board of German main battletanks, it fired smoke shells or HE rounds to defend against direct infantry attacks
NatRes: Nationale reserve, Dutch army National Guard

NBC: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical; the use of these types of weapons on a battlefield, or tanks equipment designed to protect the crew from the effects of these weapons.

NCO (Non-com (US)): Non-Commissioned Officer
NCOIC: Non-Commissioned Officer IN Charge

Nebelwerfer: German towed rocket artillery launcher: Nebelwerfer 41-Nebelwerfer 42-Werfergranate 21: when mounted on a half-track it's called a Panzerwerfer [15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1 (based on the Opel Maultier, or "mule", half-track) and 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Schwerer Wehrmachtsschlepper (or Panzerwerfer auf SWS)] [also look at Wurfrahmen 40]

NLOS-C: Non-Line-Of-Sight Cannon

NOVEMBER: N in NATO alphabet
NORAD: North American aerospace defense command
NOTS: Naval Overseas Trasport Service Ship (WWI)

NR: Submersible Research Vessel (nuclear)

NUTS: a quote attributed to General Anthony McAuliffe at the Battle of Bastogne ( (

NVA: North Vietnamese Army

update: April 25 2010