Infantry Drills

6-109: Ambush Site

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6-109. The ambush site is the terrain on which a point ambush is established. The ambush site consists of a support-by-fire position for the support element and an assault position for the assault element. An ideal ambush site—

  • Has a good field of fire into the kill zone.
  • Has good cover and concealment.
  • Has a protective obstacle.
  • Has a covered and concealed withdrawal route.
  • Makes it difficult for the enemy to conduct a flank attack.

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