Infantry Drills

5-113: Lead With Both Tanks and Infantry Squad

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5-113. Infantry leaders may choose to centrally locate the tanks in their formation (see figure 5-14, page 5-36) when—

  • Flexibility is desired.
  • The enemy location is unknown.
  • There is a high threat of dismounted enemy antitank teams.
  • The ability to mass the fires of the combat vehicles quickly in all directions is desired.
Figure 5-14. Lead with tanks and Infantry squad

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