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FM 3-20.12
(FM 17-12-1
-1/-2
)1 October 2001
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors. This publication contains technical or operational information that is for officialGovernment use. This determination was made on 1 October 2001. Other requests for thisdocument will be referred to G3/DPTM, Security Division, ATTN: PTF, Fort Knox, KY 40121-5000.DESTRUCTION NOTICE: Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.
HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
 
Field Manual
 
*
FM 3-20.12
(FM 17-12-1
-1/-2
) No. 3-20.12 HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC, 1 October 2001
TANK GUNNERY (ABRAMS)
Table of Contents
Page
Preface ......................................................................................................................................................... vChapter 1. Introduction.......................................................................................................................1-1
Scope...................................................................................................................................1-1
Chapter 2. Boresighting.......................................................................................................................2-1
Muzzle Boresight Device (MBD) Collimation...................................................................2-1Boresighting the M1 and M1A1.........................................................................................2-4Boresighting the M1A2.....................................................................................................2-16Boresighting the M1A2 SEP.............................................................................................2-26Air Temperature and Atmospheric (Barometric) Pressure................................................2-36
Chapter 3. Armament Accuracy Checks ...........................................................................................3-1
Check 1 (M1), Main Accumulator Pressure........................................................................3-2Check 2 (M1), Power Elevation and Elevation Cylinder....................................................3-2Check 3 (M1), Fault Indicator.............................................................................................3-3Check 4 (M1), Special Input...............................................................................................3-5Check 5 (M1), Ballistic Solution......................................................................................3-11Check 6 (M1), Muzzle Reference System........................................................................3-13Check 1 (M1A1), Main Accumulator Pressure.................................................................3-14Check 2 (M1A1), Power Elevation and Elevation Cylinder.............................................3-14Check 3 (M1A1), Fault Indicator......................................................................................3-15Check 4 (M1A1), Special Input........................................................................................3-16Check 5 (M1A1), Ballistic Solution..................................................................................3-20Check 6 (M1A1), Muzzle Reference System....................................................................3-22Check 1 (M1A2), Main Accumulator Pressure.................................................................3-23Check 2 (M1A2), Power Elevation and Elevation Cylinder.............................................3-24Check 3 (M1A2), Fault Indicator......................................................................................3-24Check 5 (M1A2), Ballistic Solution..................................................................................3-25Check 6 (M1A2), Muzzle Reference System....................................................................3-29
Chapter 4. Ammunition and Target Destruction..............................................................................4-1
Main Gun Ammunition.......................................................................................................4-1Machine Gun Ammunition...............................................................................................4-21Smoke Grenade Ammunition............................................................................................4-22Limited-Issue 120-mm Ammunition.................................................................................4-24Limited-Issue 105-mm Ammunition.................................................................................4-26
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors. This publication contains technical or operational information that is for official Governmentuse. This determination was made on 1 October 2001. Other requests for this document will be referred toG3/DPTM, Security Division, ATTN: ATZK-PTF, Fort Knox, KY 40121-5000.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:
Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.*This publication supersedes FM 17-12-1-1/-2, 5 May 1998.
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FM 3-20.12
Page
Chapter 5. Screening Test ...................................................................................................................5-1
Proofing Team....................................................................................................................5-1Screening Procedures..........................................................................................................5-1Screening Test Failures.......................................................................................................5-4M1A2 Special Input Check.................................................................................................5-5M1A2 Ballistic Solution Check..........................................................................................5-8Determining the Mean Point of Impact and Individual Tank CCF...................................5-11Alternate Method
  
Determining the Mean Point of Impact and Individual Tank CCF...5-14Screening Failure Data
  
M1, M1A1, and M1A2.............................................................5-16Screening Under Unusual Conditions...............................................................................5-21Boresighting and Zeroing the Tank-Mounted Machine Gun............................................5-22M1A1 Gunner's Quadrant End-for-End Test....................................................................5-26
Chapter 6. Target Acquisition ............................................................................................................6-1
Target Acquisition Process.................................................................................................6-1Target Acquisition and Conduct-of-Fire Process..............................................................6-14
Chapter 7. Range Determination........................................................................................................7-1
Immediate Range Determination Methods.........................................................................7-1Deliberate Range Determination Methods..........................................................................7-5
Chapter 8. Direct Fire..........................................................................................................................8-1
Battlecarry...........................................................................................................................8-1Fire Commands...................................................................................................................8-2Gunnery Techniques.........................................................................................................8-18Error Sources....................................................................................................................8-29
Chapter 9. Machine Guns....................................................................................................................9-1
Employing Tank-Mounted Machine Guns..........................................................................9-1Special Use of Machine Guns.............................................................................................9-4
Chapter 10. Employing the Abrams Tank.........................................................................................10-1
Functional Capabilities.....................................................................................................10-1Sighting Systems...............................................................................................................10-2Fighting Position Construction and Proofing....................................................................10-8Weapons Planning Ranges and Considerations..............................................................10-10Tank Sketch Cards..........................................................................................................10-10On-Board Smoke Employment Techniques....................................................................10-15
Chapter 11. Survivability and Fight-Back Capability......................................................................11-1
Ammunition Compartment Hit.........................................................................................11-1Crew Compartment Ammunition Fires.............................................................................11-2Loss of Communications..................................................................................................11-4Abandon Tank...................................................................................................................11-4Crew Evacuation...............................................................................................................11-6Tank Rollover...................................................................................................................11-7
Chapter 12. Tank Crew Gunnery Skills Test (TCGST)...................................................................12-1
Requirements....................................................................................................................12-2Safety Precautions.............................................................................................................12-2Evaluation Procedures.......................................................................................................12-2Evaluation Criteria............................................................................................................12-2Personnel, Equipment, and Material Required..................................................................12-2Planning Considerations...................................................................................................12-3Test Stations......................................................................................................................12-4Station 1. Identify Vehicles and Helicopters............................................................12-5Station 2. Identify 105-mm Main Gun Ammunition Using the Shell CaseMarking and Projectile End, and Explain Its Use....................................12-7
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