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Rifle Squad Fire Tactics

Rifle Squad Fire Tactics

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FM
23-12
DEPARTMENT
OF
THE
ARMY
FIELDMANUAL
TECHNIQUE
OF
FIRE
OF
THE
RIFLESQUAD
AND
TACTICAL
APPLICATION
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HEADQUARTERS,
DEPARTMENT
OF
THE
ARMY
MAY
1963
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FM
23-12
C
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FM
23-12'1IHEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT
OF
THE
ARMY
CIIANGE
No,
1
WASIIINGTON,
D.
C.,
23
February
1965
FIELD
MANUAL
TECHNIQUE
OF
FIRE
OF
THE
RIFLE
SQUAD
AND
TACTICAL
APPLICATION
FM 23-12,
27
May
1963, is
changed
as
fol-as
rapidly
as possible
consistent
withtheir
lows:
ability
to
place
effectivefire
on
the
objective.
12.
Trajectory,
Danger
Space,
Cone
of
Fire,
*
*
**
BeatenZone,
and Casualty
Radius
b.
An.tonr
tic
Rifellwn.
The
automatic
rifle-
*
,
* *
*
men
***
enemy
automatic
weapons..
Fires
of
the
automatic
rifleman
aredistributed
over
b.
Danger
Space.
This
is
the
space
between
their
respectivehalves
of
the
squadobjective.
the
firer and
the
target
where
the
trajectory
*,
does
not
rise
above
theheight
of
an average
standing
man,
and
the
area
of
the
beaten
zone
43.Applicationof
Fire
(d
below).
Normally,
only two
***
ires
on
order.
a.
Visible
Target.
In
order
to
** *
techniquesare applied.
d.
Beaten
Zone.
The
area
where
i***
will
be
****
shorter..
As
the range
to
the
target
increases
out
to
500
meters,
the
beaten
zonewill become(2)
Automtatic
riflteen.
The
primary
tar-
longer
and
wider
(figs.
7
and 10).
Beyond
500
gets
***
assaulting
enemy
lersonlel.
meters
the
beaten
zone
will become
shorter
and
Automatic
riflemenfire
at
assaulting
wider.
An
understanding
of
***
from
their
enemy
personnel
first
if
they
pose a
fires.
greater
threat
to
the
squad
than
enemy
automatic
weapons.
*;* *
*
(3)
Grenadiers.
The
primary
target
*;*
enemy
automatic
weapons.
In order
18.
Application
of
Fire
on
a Column
Target
for their
fire
to
be
effective
against
(Superseded)
Unless
the
column
target
ismuzzle
flash
targets,
thegrenadiers
obvious,
the
squad
leaderdesignates
its
center,
must
have
sufficient
visibility
toeither
front,
and
rear.
Each teamleader
distributes
determine
the
range
and
adjust their
his
fire
on
one-half
of
the
target
(fig.
15).
fires
or
their
fires
must
be
preplanned.
In
the
absence
of
primary
targets
or
a.Rifleman.
(Superseded)Each
Rifleman
In
the
absence
of
primary
targets
or
sufficient
visibility;
the
grenadiers
fire
fires
rapidly
on
approximatelyone-third
of
the
sufficient
visiility
the
grenadiers
fire
target,
distributing
fire
in
depth
on
his
portionat assaulting
enemy
pesonnel,
using
the
pointing
technique.The
grena-
of
the
target
(fig.
15.1).
If
the
enemy
column
diers
fire
at
assaulting
enemy
person-
changes
formation or
disperses,
the
rifleman
el
first
if
they
posea
greater
threat
nel
first
if
they
pose
a
greaterthreat
to
the
squad
than
enemy
automatic
*
·*
**
weapons.
22.
Assault
Fire
(Day)
(Superseded)
Assault
fire
may
be
delivered
51.
Night
Application
Firing
Exercises
by
the
rifle squad
during
the
final
phase
ofan
****
attack.
Duringtheassault,
squadmembers
fire
c.
Conductof
Trainling.
Property
of
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632A
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of
the
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TEAM
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ALFA
TEAM
SL
Figure
15
(Superseded).
Application
of
fire
by
team leaders
and automatic
riflemen
on
a
column
target.
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