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Fm 3-01.80 (Fm 44-80)_visual Aircraft Recognition_january 2006

Fm 3-01.80 (Fm 44-80)_visual Aircraft Recognition_january 2006

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This manual is primarily a ready reference to assist the ground observer in aircraft recognition and identification. It provides information on current operational aircraft of the United States and foreign countries, which may be observed worldwide in the combat area. It can be used as source material for personnel conducting unit training in visual aircraft recognition.
The procedures in this publication apply throughout the US Army. The data is based on the best information available at the time of publication; however, it is not all-inclusive because of some classification guidelines. This publication, by nature, has a built-in time lag, and some aircraft may still be under development or classified at the time of writing, but may be fielded or unclassified at, or after, publication.The provisions of this publication are the subject of international agreement QSTAG 699, Aircraft Recognition Training.
This manual is primarily a ready reference to assist the ground observer in aircraft recognition and identification. It provides information on current operational aircraft of the United States and foreign countries, which may be observed worldwide in the combat area. It can be used as source material for personnel conducting unit training in visual aircraft recognition.
The procedures in this publication apply throughout the US Army. The data is based on the best information available at the time of publication; however, it is not all-inclusive because of some classification guidelines. This publication, by nature, has a built-in time lag, and some aircraft may still be under development or classified at the time of writing, but may be fielded or unclassified at, or after, publication.The provisions of this publication are the subject of international agreement QSTAG 699, Aircraft Recognition Training.

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FM 3-01.80 (FM 44-80)
HEADQUARTERSDEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
VISUAL AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION
January 2006DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to US Government agencies and their contractors only to protecttechnical or operational information for official government use. This determination was made on 21 May 2004. Otherrequests must be referred to Commandant, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, ATTN: ATSA-DT-IDT, FortBliss, TX 79916-3802.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:
Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of thedocument.
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
 
 __________________________ 
*FM 3-01.80
Field ManualNo. 3-01.80HeadquartersDepartment of the Army
Washington, DC, 17 January 2006
VISUAL AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION
Contents
Page
Preface
..................................................................................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1 NEED FOR VISUAL AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION
Reasons for Visual Aircraft Recognition.........................................................................................1-1
Air Threat ........................................................................................................................................ 1-2
Chapter 2 FACTORS THAT AFFECT DETECTION, RECOGNITION, AND IDENTIFICATION
Aircraft Confusion ........................................................................................................................... 2-1
Physical Factors ............................................................................................................................. 2-3
Observer Procedures and Techniques........................................................................................... 2-9
Systematic Methods of Search and Scan .................................................................................... 2-12
Search Techniques....................................................................................................................... 2-13
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to US Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical or operationalinformation for official government use. This determination was made on 21 May 2004. Other requests must be referred to Commandant, UnitedStates Army Air Defense Artillery School, ATTN: ATSA-DT-IDT, Fort Bliss, TX 79916-3802.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:
Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document* This publication supersedes FM 44-80, dated 30 September 1996.
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

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