Flashcards in Mortars Deck (59)
What is the MAX distance allowed between firing positions?
Number of mortars in PLT?
Number of mortars in SQD?
Number of mortars in section?
What does RSOP stand for?
Occupation of mortar
What are the three methods by which recon can be done?
What are the 9 criteria that must be considered when selecting mortar firing positions?
Target area coverage
Overhead and mask clearance
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
What is overhead interference?
Interference overtop of mortar positions, ie, trees or buildings
What is mask interference?
To the front of mortar: hill, building, or tree
What are the three types of occupation?
Extensively planned and prepared for
Not as much planning or prep as deliberate
Takes place when call for fire received while the platoon tactically moving
Most important criteria to remember during displacement?
Two triggers of displacement?
1. Commander orders platoon to displace
2. Event oriented: time schedule, phases, phase lines, or receipt of code words
When platoon displacement used?
When there is little immediate likelihood of enemy contact
What is biggest risk of platoon displacement?
Platoon cannot provide immediate fire support while moving
What are the five mortar firing formations?
Six mortar star formation
Burst area for 60 mm mortars?
Burst area for 81 mm mortars?
Burst area of 120 mm mortars?
60 m (Old)
70 m (New)
What is nomenclature for 81 mm mortar?
Max elevation for M252?
Minimum elevation for M252?
How many mils for each turn of elevation wheel?
Total turns on traversing hand wheel?
Minimum range of M252?
Maximum range of M252?