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Tank Platoon

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FM 3-20.15
TANK PLATOON
FEBRUARY 2007
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only. This publication contains technical or opera-tional inormation that is or ofcial Government use. This deter-mination was made on 31 October 2006. Other requests or thisdocument must be reerred to Director, Directorate o Training,Doctrine, and Combat Development, ATTN: ATZKTDDG, 204 1stCavalry Regiment Rd Ste 207, US Army Armor Center, Fort Knox,KY 401215123.
Destruction Notice:
Destroy by any method that will preventdisclosure o contents or reconstruction o the document.
HEADQUARTERSDEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 
 
This publication is available at
Army Knowledge Online(www.us.army.mil) and
General Dennis J. Reimer Training and Doctrine
Digital Library at (www.train.army.mil).
 
*FM 3-20.15
Field ManualHeadquarters No. 3-20.15Department of the ArmyWashington, DC, 22 February 2007
Tank Platoon
Contents
Page
PREFACE ...........................................................................................................xiii
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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION................................................................................................ 1-1
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Section I - Organizations ................................................................................. 1-1
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Tank Platoon ...................................................................................................... 1-1
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Tank Company ................................................................................................... 1-5
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 Armored Cavalry Troop ...................................................................................... 1-5
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Section II - Capabilities and Limitations ........................................................ 1-6
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Capabilities ......................................................................................................... 1-6
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Limitations .......................................................................................................... 1-6
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Section III - Responsibilities............................................................................ 1-7
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Platoon Leader ................................................................................................... 1-7
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Platoon Sergeant................................................................................................ 1-7
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Tank Commander............................................................................................... 1-7
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Gunner................................................................................................................ 1-8
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Driver .................................................................................................................. 1-8
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Loader ................................................................................................................ 1-8
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Chapter 2 COMMAND AND CONTROL............................................................................. 2-1
 
Section I - Command........................................................................................ 2-1
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Decision-Making................................................................................................. 2-1
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Leadership........................................................................................................ 2-11
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Section II – Control......................................................................................... 2-12
 
Situational Understanding ................................................................................ 2-12
 
Fire Distribution and Control............................................................................. 2-26
 
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to U.S. government agencies and their contractors only
to protect technical or operational information that is for official government use. This determination was made on
31 October 2006. Other requests for this document must be referred to Director, Directorate of Training,
Doctrine, and Combat Development, ATTN: ATZK-TDD-G, USAARMC, 204 1st Cavalry Regiment Road Ste 207,
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-5123.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:
Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.
*This publication supersedes FM 3-20.15 dated 1 November 2001.22 February 2007 i

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