Infantry Drills

F-22: Cone of Fire

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F-22. The cone of fire is the pattern formed by the different trajectories in each burst as they travel downrange. Vibration of the weapon and variations in ammunition and atmospheric conditions all contribute to the trajectories making up the cone of fire. (See figure F-8, page F-12.)

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