Battle fire training
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328 pages
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LtpRARY^ CALIFORNIA 1 0lE©OSAN I *.- A ^rioudu^ ••. C:IRC BATTLE FIRE TRAINING CAPTAIN GfS: TURNER WD CAPTAIN FULMERJ. J. U. S. ARMY. mhr (Cnllrciintr ^rr«« GEORGE RANTA PUHLISHING COMPANY MENASHA. WISCONSIN Copyrighted 1917 by CAPTAIN G. S. TURNER and CAPTAIN J. J. FULMER CONTENTS i^^ PAGE 1Musketry Determination of Ranges: Eye 8By Trial Volleys 13By 21From Other Troops 21By Instruments Use of Mil Scale 22 Table Illustrating Influence of Incorrect 31Estimate 33Tarokt Designation Units of Measure 41 Horizontal Clock Face 52 Vertical Clock Face 55 57Sight System Right Angle System 58 Auxiliary Aiming Point System 61 Fire Distribution 69 DefenseIi\ 71 In Attack 72 Communication, Signals, and Transmission of Fire Data 91 Fire Discipline 107 Attention to Orders 108 Care in Sight Setting 108 Rate of Fire 112 Application of Fire 128 Adjustment of Fire 129 Effect of Ground 133 Employment of Fire Units 136 Kinds of Fire 145 Time of Opening Fire 147 Combined Sights 148 Night Firing 151 Indirect Fire 153 Fire of Position 153 -Vulnerability 155 SiPPi.Y oi- A:\rMUNiTioN 159 Conduct of Fire 167 Battalion Exercises in Attack and Defense. . 187-204 Combat Practice 224 Appendix 255 Casey Problem 255 Records 263 Signals 290 EXERCISES PAGE Range Estimation: For Company (No. 101) For company using range finder (No.

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LtpRARY^
CALIFORNIA 1
0lE©OSAN I
*.- A^rioudu^
••. C:IRCBATTLE FIRE
TRAINING
CAPTAIN GfS: TURNER
WD
CAPTAIN FULMERJ. J.
U. S. ARMY.
mhr (Cnllrciintr ^rr««
GEORGE RANTA PUHLISHING COMPANY
MENASHA. WISCONSINCopyrighted 1917
by
CAPTAIN G. S. TURNER
and
CAPTAIN J. J. FULMERCONTENTS i^^
PAGE
1Musketry
Determination of Ranges:
Eye 8By
Trial Volleys 13By
21From Other Troops
21By Instruments
Use of Mil Scale 22
Table Illustrating Influence of Incorrect
31Estimate
33Tarokt Designation
Units of Measure 41
Horizontal Clock Face 52
Vertical Clock Face 55
57Sight System
Right Angle System 58
Auxiliary Aiming Point System 61
Fire Distribution 69
DefenseIi\ 71
In Attack 72
Communication, Signals, and Transmission of
Fire Data 91
Fire Discipline 107
Attention to Orders 108
Care in Sight Setting 108
Rate of Fire 112
Application of Fire 128
Adjustment of Fire 129
Effect of Ground 133
Employment of Fire Units 136
Kinds of Fire 145
Time of Opening Fire 147
Combined Sights 148
Night Firing 151
Indirect Fire 153
Fire of Position 153
-Vulnerability 155
SiPPi.Y oi- A:\rMUNiTioN 159
Conduct of Fire 167
Battalion Exercises in Attack and Defense. . 187-204
Combat Practice 224
Appendix 255
Casey Problem 255
Records 263
Signals 290EXERCISES
PAGE
Range Estimation:
For Company (No. 101)
For company using range finder (No. 112)
For in attack formation 11
Use of Mil Scale 22
Target Designation:
To teach how to measure properly from a refer-
ence point 50
To train in accurate and clear description of tar-
gets (Exercise No. 661)
To train men to locate target solely from descrip-
No.tion 2) 67
Target Distribution:
Individual 79
Squad 79 leaders 79
Platoon 80
Company 84
Communication and Signals:
To acquaint men to use of (Nos. 1 and 2) 98
To train officers and units to observe and execute 100
Battalion exercises in 100
To accustom men to properly transmit and receive
fire data 104
Transmission of fire data along entire front .... 105
To hold fire in designated sector 106
Fire Discipline:
To train men to set sights quickly 108
To men to set without cessa-
tion of fire Ill
To train men to aimed fire and proper rate of fire 118
To men to fill places of leaders killed or
wounded in action 123
Supply of Ammunition:
To train in the supply of ammunition to the firing
'line 163
To train battalion to draw and issue ammunition
from combat train 165
Company Fire Problem:
Conijiany combat exercise in attack 243
Casey ])roblem 2-55
Battalion Problems: fire problem in attack 187
Battalion fire in defense 204 250combat exercises in attackPREFACE
necessity exists for tlic adoption through-A
of a uniform s3^stem of collectiveout our army
by means oftraining in battle fire. A system,
individual shots wewhich, the highly skilled
produceregularly develop in time of peace may
time ofthe greatest possible collective effect in
Schoolwar. If given time and opportunity our
of Musketry, which has such a system, will
supply this necessity. The present exigencies
service, however, prevent the operationof the
time goes on andof this school. Meanwhile
we adopt no uniform system.
mayThis book is offered in the hope that it
system.assist towards the adoption of a uniform
and thus aid, even though it be in a small way,
the furthering of the work so necessary for
success the field of battle.on
The system outlined herein based upon theis
principles down in the various manualslaid
pub-upon the subject of fire and fire tactics
lished by the War Department. The practical
application of these principles to concrete
cases, and the method by which they are
embodied in terrain exercises are largely derived
from a series of "Musketry Bulletins" written
by a board of officers. Also from a personal
observation, in a supervisory capacity, of
forty-eight companies infantry during fourofmonths' training devoted almost exclusively to
"musketry." The system of indoor training by
landscapemeans of targets and the complete
development of the various methods of target
designation and distribution are the results of
some three years' work, by one of the writers,
with the Disciplinary Battalion at the Fort
Leavenworth Barracks.
Few of the methods outlined for control,
communication, designation, distribution, etc.,
have received the test of actual war. They
have, however, all been applied by a number of
independent organizations over an extended
period of time, and with uniformly excellent
results. In the light of this knowledge and with
military history as a guide, itthe lessons of
may be stated as a fact that this, or some other
similar system, is not only applicable in war
prosecution.but necessary to its successful
authorities of theBy permission of the
Musketry the pamphlets issued bySchool of
that school have been freely drawn upon and
acknowledgment is here offered.
To Colonel Sedgwick Rice, Commandant,
Barracks, FortUnited States Disciplinary
Leavenworth, Kansas, whose interest, help, and
support made possible the application to indoor
herein con-work of many of the principles
tained; to Major H. E. Eames and Captains
oneW. A. Kent and C. H. Mason, who, with
referred toof the writers composed the board