Infantry Drills

5-114: Combat Vehicles and Infantry Platoon Formations

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5-114. Infantry platoons also can incorporate their formations with those of combat vehicular units. The principles for choosing platoon combat formations are the same as squad combat formations. The Infantry platoon can conduct tactical movement with a platoon of combat vehicles (normally four) or a section of combat vehicles (normally two). Figure 5-15 and figure 5-16 (page 5-38) detail some basic Infantry platoon formations with combat vehicle platoon formations.

Figure 5-15. Combat vehicle wedge, Infantry platoon diamond
Figure 5-16. Combat vehicle echelon right, Infantry platoon column

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