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FM 3-21.91 Tactical Employment of Antiarmor Platoons and Companies

FM 3-21.91 Tactical Employment of Antiarmor Platoons and Companies

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FM 3-21.91 (FM 7-91)
TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OFANTIARMOR PLATOONS ANDCOMPANIES
HEADQUARTERSDEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
NOV
EMBER 2002
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
 
iFM 3-21.91 (FM 7-91)FIELD MANUALHEADQUARTERSNO. 3-21.91 (FM 7-91)DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYWASHINGTON, DC, 2
6 Nov
ember 2002
TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OF ANTIARMOR PLATOONSAND COMPANIES
CONTENTS
Page
PREFACE
.......................................................................................................................viii
CHAPTER1.INRODUCTION
1-1. Antiarmor Doctrine...................................................................1-11-2. Organization and Characteristics..............................................1-11-3. Fundamentals of Antiarmor Unit Employment........................1-41-4.
 
Capabilities and Limitations.....................................................1-91-5.
 
Enemy Antiarmor Countermeasures.......................................1-10
CHAPTER2.BATTLE COMMAND AND TROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES
Section I. Command and Control..........................................................................2-12-1. Definition of Command and Control........................................2-12-2.
 
Concept of Command and Control...........................................2-22-3.
 
Leadership.................................................................................2-22-4.
 
Fundamentals of Command and Control..................................2-22-5.
 
Command and Control Responsibilities...................................2-32-6.
 
Combat Orders..........................................................................2-4Section II. Troop-Leading Procedures ...................................................................2-52-7. Application of Troop-Leading Procedures...............................2-52-8. Receive the Mission..................................................................2-72-9. Issue a Warning Order............................................................2-222-10. Make a Tentative Plan............................................................2-222-11.
 
Initiate Movement...................................................................2-262-12.
 
Conduct Reconnaissance ........................................................2-272-13. Complete the Plan...................................................................2-272-13.
 
Issue the OPORD....................................................................2-272-15.
 
Supervise and or Refine..........................................................2-28DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. ______________________________________ *This publication supersedes FM 7-91, 30 September 1987.
 
FM 3-21.91ii
PageCHAPTER 3.MOVEMENT
3-1. Movement Fundamentals..........................................................3-13-2. Movement Formations..............................................................3-23-3. Movement Techniques..............................................................3-9
CHAPTER 4.OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS
Section I. General Planning Considerations..........................................................4-14-1.
 
Purpose of the Offense..............................................................4-14-2.
 
Characteristics of the Offense...................................................4-14-3.
 
Consideration of Selected Battlefield Operating Systems........4-24-4.
 
Sequence of Offensive Operations ...........................................4-44-5.
 
Forms of Maneuver...................................................................4-5Section II. Maneuver..............................................................................................4-94-6. Base-of-Fire Force....................................................................4-94-7. Bounding Force.........................................................................4-9Section III. Actions on Contact..............................................................................4-104-8. Developing Actions on Contact..............................................4-114-9. Time Requirements for Actions on Contact...........................4-114-10. The Four Steps of Actions on Contact....................................4-11Section IV Types of Offensive Operations...........................................................4-144-11. Attack Characteristics.............................................................4-144-12. Hasty and Deliberate Attacks .................................................4-154-13. Attack Options........................................................................4-184-14. Movement to Contact..............................................................4-214-15.
 
Exploitation.............................................................................4-304-16.
 
Pursuit.....................................................................................4-30
CHAPTER 5.DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS
Section I. General Planning Considerations..........................................................5-15-1.
 
Purpose of the Defense.............................................................5-15-2.
 
Characteristics of the Defense ..................................................5-1Section II. Sequence of the Defense.......................................................................5-35-3. Reconnaissance and Security Operations, and EnemyPreparatory Fires.......................................................................5-35-4. Occupation and Preparation......................................................5-35-5. Approach of the Enemy Main Attack.......................................5-45-6. Enemy Assault..........................................................................5-45-7.
 
Counterattack............................................................................5-45-8.
 
Consolidation and Reorganization............................................5-4Section III. BOS Planning Considerations ..............................................................5-45-9. Maneuver..................................................................................5-55-10. Fire Support ..............................................................................5-75-11. Air Defense...............................................................................5-75-12. Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability..........................5-85-13. Combat Service Support.........................................................5-11

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