Infantry Drills

5-111: Lead With Infantry

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5-111. Infantry Soldiers are better suited for leading combat formations (see figure 5-12) when—

  • A route leads through restrictive urban or rural terrain
  • Stealth is desired.
  • Enemy antitank minefields are templated.
  • Enemy antitank teams are templated.
Figure 5-12. Lead with Infantry squad

Note. Tanks fire high-velocity, armor-piercing, discarding sabot rounds that pose hazards to Infantry. Dismounted Soldiers should be at 300 meters to the left or right of the line of fire and at least 1300 meters to the front of a firing tank. Any Infantry within this danger area must have adequate cover as defined in Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-63 from the rear.

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