Infantry Drills

2-97: Platoon Vee

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2-97. This formation has two squads up front to provide a heavy volume of fire on contact. (See figure 2-15, page 2-34.) It also has one squad in the rear either overwatching or trailing the other squads. The platoon leader designates one of the front squads as the platoon’s base squad.

Figure 2-15. Platoon vee

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