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What is the MAX distance allowed between firing positions?

300 m

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Number of mortars in PLT?

3-5

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Number of mortars in SQD?

1

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Number of mortars in section?

2-3

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What does RSOP stand for?

Reconnaissance
Selection (position)
Occupation of mortar
Positions

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What are the three methods by which recon can be done?

Map
Air
Ground

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What are the 9 criteria that must be considered when selecting mortar firing positions?

Mission accomplishment
Tactical situation
Range
Target area coverage
Survivability
Overhead and mask clearance
Surface conditions
Communications
Routes

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What is the 1/2 to 2/3 rule?

Mortars should be able to fire at least 1/2 to 2/3 of their max range to the front of the forward elements of supported friendly force

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What is overhead interference?

Interference overtop of mortar positions, ie, trees or buildings

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What is mask interference?

To the front of mortar: hill, building, or tree

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What are the three types of occupation?

Deliberate
Hasty
Emergency

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Deliberate occupation

Extensively planned and prepared for

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Hasty occupation

Not as much planning or prep as deliberate

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Emergency occupation

Takes place when call for fire received while the platoon tactically moving

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Most important criteria to remember during displacement?

Range

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Two triggers of displacement?

1. Commander orders platoon to displace

2. Event oriented: time schedule, phases, phase lines, or receipt of code words

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When platoon displacement used?

When there is little immediate likelihood of enemy contact

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What is biggest risk of platoon displacement?

Platoon cannot provide immediate fire support while moving

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What are the five mortar firing formations?

Parallel
Lazy W
Diamond
Triangle
Six mortar star formation

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Burst area for 60 mm mortars?

30 m

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Burst area for 81 mm mortars?

40 m

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Burst area of 120 mm mortars?

60 m (Old)
70 m (New)

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What is nomenclature for 81 mm mortar?

M252

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Max elevation for M252?

1511 mils

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Minimum elevation for M252?

0800 mils

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How many mils for each turn of elevation wheel?

10 mils

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Total turns on traversing hand wheel?

20 turns

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Minimum range of M252?

83 m

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Maximum range of M252?

5,608 m

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What is max ROF on the M252?

30 rds per minute for 2 minutes