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Army - fm5 33 - Terrain Analysis

Army - fm5 33 - Terrain Analysis

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Field Manual
No. 5-33
*FM 5-33
HEADQUARTERSDEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 11 July 1990
Terrain Analysis
Preface
SCOPE
Terrain analysis, an integral part of the intelligence preparation of the battlefield(IPB), plays a key role in any military operation.
During peacetime, terrain analystsbuild extensive data bases for each potential area of operations. They provide a base for
all intelligence operations, tactical decisions, and tactical operations. They also sup-port the planning and execution of most other battlefield functions. Because terrain
features continually undergo change on the earth’s surface, data bases must be
continuously revised and updated.
PURPOSE
This field manual prescribes basic doctrine and is intended to serve as a primary
source of the most current available information on terrain analysis procedures for allpersonnel who plan, supervise, and conduct terrain analysis. The manual discusses the
impact of the terrain and the weather on operations.
USER INFORMATION
The proponent of this publication is the US Army Engineer School. Submit changes forimproving the publication on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publicationsand Blank Forms) to Commandant, Directorate of Training and Doctrine, US Army En-
gineer School, ATTN: ATSE-TDM-P, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 65473-6500.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and
women are included.*This publication supersedes FM 21-33, 15 May 1978, and FM 30-10, 27 March 1972.
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FM 5-33
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HEADQUARTERS
CHANGE
DEPARTMENTS OF THE ARMY
NO. 1
Washington,DC, 8 September 1992
Terrain Analysis
1. Change FM 5-33, 11 July 1990, as follows:
Page 10-1. Table 10-1, 2. Circles, change formulas to read:Page 10-3. Table 10-3. Change entry in last line, last column, to ’’118 lb.”
Page 10-4. To the second paragraph under the subheading “Six Functions’’add the following
drawing:
2. Post these changes according to DA Pamphlet 310-13.3. File this transmittal sheet in front of the publication.DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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