Infantry Drills

G-59: Offense

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G-59. CCMS contribute to the offense by providing long-range fires destroying enemy armor and protect the force from armored counterattacks. In the absence of armored targets, CCMS can engage enemy fortifications and hovering helicopters. CCMS normally are used in a support-by-fire role during the offense. The primary consideration for such employment is the availability of appropriate fields of fire and armored threat. CCMS crews can protect flanks against armored threats and also can provide overwatch for unit movement. (See figure G-20.)

Figure G-20. TOW supporting offensive missions

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