Infantry Drills

F-96: Prearranged Signals

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F-96. Prearranged signals are either visual or sound signals such as casualty-producing devices (rifle or Claymore), pyrotechnics, whistle blasts, or tracers. These signals should be included in SOPs. If the leader wants to shift fire at a certain time, he gives a prearranged signal such as obscurants or pyrotechnics. Upon seeing the signal, the gunner shifts his fire to a prearranged point.

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