Flashcards in Machine Gun Employment Deck (42)
What is the manual for Crew Served Machine Guns?
What is the Max Ordinate
Highest point of trajectory between muzzle and the base of the target. Usually 2/3 of the range.
What is the Cone of Fire?
Pattern a burst of fire makes in the air on it's way to the target.
What is the beaten zone?
Elliptical Pattern forme on the ground by the impact of the rounds.
What is the danger space?
Space between the MG and target where the trajectory is less than 1.8m above the ground.
Three classes of fire?
- Respect to the ground
- Respect to the gun
- Respect to the target
Two types of fire in respect to the ground.
Six types of fire in respect to the gun?
-Traverse and Search
What is fixed fire?
Point target when depth of beaten zone covers the target
What is traversing fire?
Fire distributed in width.
What is searching fire?
Fire distributed in depth.
What is traversing and searching fire
Fire in depth and width
What is swinging traverse?
Fire in wider distance than lateral
What is free gun?
Rapid major changes in direction and elevation.
What are the four fires in respect to target?
What is frontal fire?
Long axis of the beaten zone is in line with the target at a right angle.
What is flanking fire?
Gunner is on the flank of the target
What is oblique fire?
Fire at anything other than a right angle.
What is enfilade fire?
The long axis of the beaten zone covers the long axis of the target.
What are applications of fire?
Methods used to cover a Target area
What is the application of fire for a point target?
What is the application of fire for area targets?
Gunner fires center mass, then traverses and searches.
What is the application of fire for linear targets
Initial point of aim is in the middle, then gunner adjusts.
What is the application of fire for a deep target?
At what ranges can you employ overhead fires?
What AR covers safety measures for overhead fires?
What are the conditions of a defilade position?
-Machine gun and crew are completely behind masking terrain.
-Must have an observer
What are the six elements of fire commands?
-Method of Fire
-Command to Fire
What are the principles of Machine Gun Employment?
Interlocking fields of fire
Coordination of Fires