Infantry Drills

G-52: Single Firing

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G-52. A single Soldier with one SLM may engage an armored vehicle, but this is not the preferred method of engagement. Several SLM normally are required to kill an armored vehicle. A single gunner firing one round must hit a vital part of the target in order to do damage. (See figure G-15.) A single shooter can engage targets out to 225 meters with the LAW, or 300 meters with the M136 AT4 (when he knows the actual range).

Figure G-15. SLM single firing

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