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1

Which FM's cover machine gun employment

FM 3-22.68 AND FM 3-21.8

2

Describe the Cone of Fire

Each round fired in a burst will have a different trajectory. The pattern created is called the cone of fire.

3

What is the Beaten Zone

Elliptical pattern formed on the ground on the target by the striking rounds.

4

What is Danger Space

Space between machine gun and target where trajectory rises less then 1.8 meters above ground.

5

What are the 3 Classes Of Fire

Respect to Ground, Respect to Gun, Respect to Target.

6

What are the 2 subcategories of Respect To Ground

Grazing Fire: When center of Cone Of Fire is less then 1 meter above ground.
Plunging Fire: When Danger Space is within the Beaten Zone.

7

What are the 6 subcategories of Respect To Gun

Fixed, Traversing, Searching, Free Gun, Traversing/Searching, Swinging Traverse.

8

What are the 4 subcategories of Respect To Target

Frontal Fire, Flanking Fire, Oblique Fire, Enfilade Fire.

9

What are the appropriate fires for respective targets

Point Targets - Fixed Fire
Area Targets - Traverse and Search fire
Linear Targets - Traversing Fire
Deep Targets - Searching Fire
Linear Targets w/Depth - Traverse and Search Fire

10

What is Over Head Fire

Only delivered from tripod or VIC using T&E and friendlies between 350m-850m

11

What is defilade position

When machine gun and crew are completely masked by terrain from enemy

12

What are 6 methods of Fire Control

Prearranged Signals, Range Cards, Personal Contact, Verbal, Hand/Arm Signals, SOP's

13

What are 6 Fire Commands

Alert, Direction, Description, Range, Method Of Fire, Command To Open Fire

14

What are the 7 principles of Machine Gun Support

Mutual Support, Economy of Ammo, Sited in Defilade, Sited to produce Enfilade Fire, Coordination, Cover and Concealment, Interlocking Fires

15

What is DA form for Range Card

5517

16

What is (FPF) Final Protective Fire

An immediate prearranged barrier of fire to stop enemy movement across defensive lines or areas

17

What is (FPL) Final Protective Line

Predetermined line along were Grazing Fire is placed to stop enemy assault. Fixed in direction and elevation.

18

What is Dead Space

Area where a solider is waist high to line of sight of gunner

19

Maximum Ordinates

Is the highest point above the line of sight the trajectory reaches between the muzzle of the weapon and the base of the target

20

Trajectory

Is the curved path of the projectile in its flight from the muzzle of the weapon to its impact