FM 101-5-1
Operational Terms and Graphics


Chapter 5
Equipment Symbols
(Continued)

BUILDING AN EQUIPMENT SYMBOL

The following are example procedures for building a specific equipment symbol. Select the basic equipment symbol.
Rifle/light automatic weapon (M16)

Add horizontal lines to indicate the size or range of a weapon: zero for small, light, or short; one for medium; or two for large, heavy, or long.
Medium machine gun (7.62 mm)
Heavy machine gun (.50 cal)

Add a circle in the center of the line for a grenade launcher.
M203
MK19

If a weapon has a high trajectory, a circle is placed at the base of the shaft.
If the weapon has a flat trajectory, a chevron is placed at the base of the shaft.
Medium mortar
Light antitank gun

If the weapon is primarily for air defense, a horizontal half circle is placed at the base of the shaft.
Air defense missile
Air defense gun

If the weapon is a rocket launcher, a double arrowhead is placed at the head of the shaft.
If the weapon is also a tracked, self-propelled vehicle, a flat ellipse is placed below the weapon symbol.
Rocket launcher
Tracked, self-propelled medium howitzer


COMPOSITE WEAPON SYSTEM SYMBOLS



MODIFIERS


MOBILITY MODIFIERS


TYPES OF GROUND EQUIPMENT


VEHICLE SYMBOLS


AIRCRAFT/AERIAL VEHICLES


Updated 27 July 1997.

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