Indirect Fire Weapons


FIELD ARTILLERY TERMS

23 January 1997


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FIELD ARTILLERY TERMS

THE MISSION OF THE FIELD ARTILLERY

THE FA SYSTEM

TARGET ACQUISITION

PLATOON BASED FA BN ORGANIZATION

PLATOON BASED BATTERY

BATTERY BASED FA BN ORGANIZATION

BATTERY BASED CANNON BATTERY

HOWITZERS SECTIONS PER BATTERY

PLATOON BASED BATTERY COMMAND AND CONTROL

BATTERY BASED COMMAND AND CONTROL

BATTERY COMMANDER

FIRST SERGEANT

PLATOON LEADER/XO

FIRE DIRECTION OFFICER (FDO)

PLATOON SERGEANT /CHIEF OF FIRING BATTERY

GUNNERY SERGEANT

FIRE DIRECTION CENTER (FDC)

CHIEF OF SECTION AND HOWITZER SECTION

NUMBERING HOWITZERS IN A BATTERY

SPLIT BATTERY CONFIGURATION

WEAPON FORMATIONS

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TERRAIN GUN POSITIONING

RSOP

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HOT SECTIONS

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CARRIAGES

RECOIL MECHANISM

FUNCTIONS OF THE RECOIL MECHANISM

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RIFLING CROSS SECTION OF TUBE

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AUXILIARY DEVICES

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FUNCTIONING OF THE CANNON TUBE

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LINE OF FIRE

LOF

REARWARD EXTENSION OF THE LINE OF FIRE

RELOF

AZIMUTH OF FIRE

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LOF

LAYING

DIRECT LAYING

INDIRECT LAYING

ACCURATE FIRING UNIT LOCATION

SURVEY

ORIENTING STATION (OS)

PERMANENT OS

SEMI PERMANENT OS

ORIENTING LINE

END OF THE ORIENTING LINE

EOL PERMANENT MARKER

SURVEY DIAGRAM

ORIENTING ANGLE

ORIENTING ANGLE DIAGRAM

ACCURATE FIRING UNIT LOCATION WITHOUT SURVEY

ACCURATE FIRING UNIT DIRECTION WITHOUT SURVEY

DECLINATION CONSTANT DIAGRAM

INSTRUMENT READING

INSTRUMENT READING DIAGRAM

ORIENTING DEVICES

M2A2 AIMING CIRCLE

GUN LAYING AND POSITIONING SYSTEM (GLPS)

M100 PANTEL

6400 mil CAPABLE PANTEL

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BORESIGHTING

INCORRECT BORESIGHT

CORRECT BORESIGHT

AIMING POINT

M1A1 INFINITY COLLIMATOR

SIGHT PICTURE

PROPER EMPLACEMENT OF COLLIMATOR

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AIMING POSTS

PROPER EMPLACEMENT OF AIMING POSTS

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DISTANT AIMING POINT

AIMING POINT ADVANTAGES / DISADVANTAGES

DEFLECTION

M100 SERIES SIGHT

REFER

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GUNNERS REFERENCE CARD

COMMON DEFLECTION

COMMON DEFLECTION

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DEFLECTION CLUTCH

DEFLECTION CLUTCH

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TWO STEP DEFLECTION METHOD

LARS RULE

DISPLACEMENT

DISPLACEMENT CAUSED BY TRAVERSING CANNON TUBE

DISPLACEMENT CAUSED BY THE SHOCK OF FIRING

CORRECTIONS FOR DISPLACEMENT

DAP CORRECTION

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AIMING POSTS - CORRECTION FOR DISPLACEMENT

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Author: IMO, Training Command