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3-168: Deliberate

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3-168. Deliberate fighting positions must protect a vehicle from kinetic energy and hypervelocity projectiles. The position is constructed in four parts: hull defilade, concealed access ramp or route, hide location, and turret defilade. (See figure 3-17 and figure 3-18, page 3-54.)

Figure 3-17. Developing deliberate fighting positions
Figure 3-18. Top view of Y-shaped fighting position

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