Infantry Drills

H-76: Reduce a Wire Obstacle

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H-76. The enemy uses wire and concertina obstacles to separate Infantry from tanks and to slow or stop the Infantry movement. His wire obstacles are similar to ours. On patrol, reducing a wire obstacle may require stealth and is conducted using wire cutters or by crawling under or crossing over the wire. It may not require stealth during an attack and can be accomplished with Bangalore torpedoes and wire cutters.

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