Infantry Drills

G-56: TOW Countermeasures to Improved Armor

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G-56. TOW crews can expect to be issued a mix of TOW missile types on the battlefield, with widely varying capabilities. Gunners and leaders must be familiar with the different missile types and their respective capabilities. The proper type of missile must be chosen for each type of target. (See table G-9.)

G-57. TOW crews must strive harder than ever to find positions where they can engage enemy vehicles from the flank. Modern tanks with reactive armor have become increasingly difficult to kill from the front.

Table G-9. Missile selection priority chart
Table G-9. Missile selection priority chart (continued)

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