Infantry Drills

B-78: Range (Optional)

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B-78. The range element identifies the distance to the target. Announcing range is not necessary for systems ranging finder-equipped or employing command-guided or self-guided munitions. For systems requiring manual range settings, leaders have a variety of means for determining range, including the following-

  • Predetermined ranges to target registration points or phase lines.
  • Handheld range finders.
  • Range stadia.
  • Mil reticle.

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