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 *FM 17-12-8
Field Manual
No. 17-12-8
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 16 February 1999

 

FM 17-12-8

LIGHT CAVALRY GUNNERY

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
Purpose
Scope
Chapter 2 Weapon Systems and Ammunition Capabilities
M60 7.62-mm Machine Gun
M240B 7.62-mm Machine Gun
M2 HB Caliber .50 Machine Gun
MK 19 40-mm Grenade Machine Gun
Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) Weapon System
Weapon Systems Characteristics
Chapter 3 Target Acquisition
Crew Search
Target Detection
Target Location
Target Identification
Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS)
Target Classification
Target Confirmation
Acquisition Reports
Chapter 4 Range Determination
Primary Range Determination Methods
Other Methods
Chapter 5 Fire Commands
Elements of a Fire Command
Types of Fire Commands
Crew Duties in Response to a Fire Command
Crew Ready Reports
Chapter 6 Engagement Techniques
Machine Gun Engagement Techniques
Range Card Techniques
Chapter 7 Fire Control and Distribution
Principles of Fire Control and Distribution
Standing Operating Procedures
Fire Control Measures
Fire Distribution
Platoon Fire Planning
Platoon and Section Fire Commands
Chapter 8 Fire Control and Distribution
Master Gunner
Crew Stability Management
Long-Range Planning
Short-Range Planning
Near-Term Training Plan
Chapter 9 Range Operations
Range Operations
Range and Training Area Reconnaissance
Range and Training Area Personnel, Equipment, and Layout
Scaled Ranges
Training Devices
Chapter 10 Prepare to Fire
Prefire Checklist
Chapter 11 TOW Training Program
Training Assessment and Planning
Collective Training
TOW Training Phases
TOW Gunnery Trainer
TOW Field Tactical Trainer
M70-Series Training Set
DA Form 5107-R
Gunner's Skill Test
Field Tracking
Chapter 12 Light Cavalry Tables
Machine Gun Gunnery Program
M2 HB Caliber .50 Basic Gunnery Tables
M2 HB Caliber .50 Intermediate Gunnery Tables
MK 19 40-mm Grenade Basic and Intermediate Gunnery Tables
TOW Basic and Intermediate Tables
Chapter 13 Scout Section Gunnery
Tactical Training
Evaluation Procedures
Table IX-Section Training Course
Table X-Section Qualification Course
Appendix A Test Administrative Guides and Criterion Scoring Checklists for the GST
Administrative Procedures
Prerequisites
Evaluation Procedures
Evaluation Criteria
Scoring
Performance Checklists
Station 1. Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble, Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate Action on an M60 Machine Gun
Station 1A. Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble, Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate Action on an M240B Machine Gun
Station 2. Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble, Set Headspace and Timing, Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate Action on an M2 HB Machine Gun
Station 3. Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble, Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate Action on a MK 19 Machine Gun
Station 4. Prepare a Sector Sketch, and Engage Targets Using the Sector Sketch Data
Station 5. Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/TVS-5 Night-Vision Sight (Using the M2 HB Machine Gun)
Station 6. Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/TVS-5 Night-Vision Sight (Using the MK 19 Machine Gun)
Station 7. Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/PVS-4 Night-Vision Sight (Using the M60 Machine Gun)
Station 7A. Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/PVS-4 Night-Vision Sight (Using the M240B Machine Gun)
Station 8. Identify Combat Vehicles
Overall Scoresheet
Appendix B TOW Gunnery Skills Test
Administrative Procedures
Prerequisites
Evaluation Procedures
Evaluation Criteria
Scoring
Performance Checklists
Station 1. Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble, Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate Action on an M60 Machine Gun
Station 1A. Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble, Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate Action on an M240B Machine Gun
Station 2. Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/PVS-4 Night-Vision Sight (Using the M60 Machine Gun)
Station 2A. Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/PVS-4 Night-Vision Sight (Using the M240B Machine Gun)
Station 3. Load, Arm, and Unload an Encased TOW Missile
Station 4. Perform Immediate Action Procedures for a Hangfire or Misfire of an M220-A2 TOW Missile Launcher (Mounted on an M966 HMMWV)
Station 5. Conduct a System Check-out Procedure and Preoperational Inspection on an M220-A2 TOW Launcher System and Encased Missile
Station 6. Identify Combat Vehicles
Station 7. Determine if a Target can be Engaged by an M220-Series TOW Launcher System
Station 8. Prepare an Antiarmor Range Card
Station 9. Assemble the M220-A2 TOW Launcher System
Station 10. Install an M220-A2 TOW Launcher System and an Encased Missile on an M966 HMMWV
Station 11. Place an M966 HMMWV in the Ready-to-Fire Configuration
Overall Scoresheet
Appendix C Scout Section Gunnery Tactical Tasks
Execute Actions on Contact
Report Enemy Information
Call For and Adjust Indirect Fire
Conduct a Tactical Movement
Control Scout Section Fires
Conduct a Screen
Perform a Passage of Lines
Select Firing Positions
Perform a Zone Reconnaissance
Coordinate with an Adjacent Platoon
Perform an Area Reconnaissance
Perform a Route Reconnaissance
Perform Reconnaissance by Fire
Prepare a Route Reconnaissance Overlay
Emplace and Retrieve a Hasty Protective Minefield
Execute a Dismounted Patrol
Conduct a Defense by a Squad
Reorganize a Squad Following Enemy Contact While in the Defense
Conduct Unmasking Procedures
Cross a Chemically Contaminated Area
Prepare and Submit NBC-4 Reports
Prepare and Submit NBC-1 Reports
Calculate and Designate Placement of Steel-Cutting Charges
Calculate and Designate Placement of Timber-Cutting Charges
React to Indirect Fire
Appendix D Engagement Skills Trainer
Characteristics
Training Capabilities
GLOSSARY  
REFERENCES  
AUTHORIZATION LETTER

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*This Publication supercedes FM 17-12-8, 28 October 1994.