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Field Artillery Journal - Jan 1932

Field Artillery Journal - Jan 1932

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No. 1, January-February, 1932
 
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Training Regulations on Fire Against Fast Moving Targets; Progress inLiaison; Gunners' Examinations; The Advanced Courses; Automatic Riflesfor Field Artillery Units; Motor Repairs by the Field Artillery; Lecture onGerman Tactical Doctrines; New Training Regulations; New President of theField Artillery Board; Devices for Improving Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Fire;The 105mm Howitzer M1; Oil Reclaimer; F. A. Tables of Organization; Firefrom Staggered Gun Positions; War Dept. Gen. Staff, 1932; Panoramic Sightfor French 75mm Guns; T2 and T3 Tests.
AUTHORS ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR STATEMENTS CONTAINED IN THEIR ARTICLES
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THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL
 
VOL. XXII
 
JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1932
 
No. 1
 
ARTILLERY FIRE ON FAST-MOVINGGROUND TARGETS
 
BY MAJOR CARL C. BANK, F. A., MEMBER OF THE FIELD ARTILLERY BOARD
 
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HE mission of delivering effective fire on fast-moving groundtargets presents to the Field Artillery a problem having three phases, as follows:First. To determine means and methods for using the matérielnow on hand to deliver fire on fast-moving ground targets from positions not defiladed, using direct laying, i. e., the gunner sightingdirectly at the target.Second. To determine means and methods for using the matérielnow on hand to deliver fire on fast-moving ground targets fromdefiladed positions, using indirect laying, i. e., the gunner laying thegun in direction by reference to an aiming point, aiming stake, or merely with reference to a previously determined orientation of the gun.Third. To determine what characteristics should be incorporated inthe design of new matériel, for future manufacture, in order that samemay be suitable for delivering fire on fast-moving ground targets byeither of the methods indicated in the first and second phases above.The large amount of matériel now in the hands of troops and inthe war reserve, coupled with the fact that new types of guns will not be available in quantity until some months after war is declared,adds emphasis to the importance of the first two of the phasesdescribed above. No matter how highly efficient new models of gunsmay be in this respect, this country probably will never scrap thematériel now on hand, including war reserve, and replace it withnewer types in time of peace. Therefore, the problem of adapting our  present type of guns for use in firing on fast-moving ground targetsis immediate and of pressing importance. The development of newtypes for future manufacture can, and should, go on concurrently.With reference to the first phase the Field Artillery Board hascompleted firings with all of the different types of light artillery
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