Infantry Drills

F-17: Characteristics of Fire

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F-17. The gunner’s or leader’s knowledge of the machine gun is not complete until he learns about the action and effect of the projectiles when fired. The following definitions will help the leader, gunner, and assistant gunner understand characteristics of fire of the platoon’s weapon’s squad machine guns.

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