Infantry Drills

F-26: Effect of Slope on the Beaten Zone

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F-26. The length of the beaten zone for given ranges varies according to the slope of the ground. On rising ground, the beaten zone becomes shorter but remains the same width. On ground sloping away from the gun, the beaten zone becomes longer but remains the same width.

Figure F-8. Cone of fire and beaten zone
Table F-6. Beaten zones of the M240B

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