Infantry Drills

B-29: Distributing Fires

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B-29. Two useful means of distributing the platoon’s fires are engagement priorities and target array. One technique is to assign an engagement priority, by type of enemy vehicle or weapon, for each type of friendly weapons system. The target array technique can assist in distribution by assigning specific friendly elements to engage enemy elements of approximately similar capabilities.

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