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  *FM 3-23.24 (FM 23-24)
Field Manual
No. 3-23.24
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 30 August 2001

 

FM 3-23.24

M47 DRAGON
MEDIUM ANTITANK WEAPON SYSTEM

Table of Contents


COVER
PREFACE
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
  1-1. Major Components
  1-2. Technical Data
 
Chapter 2 OPERATION AND FUNCTION
  2-1. Inspection
  2-2. Carrying Techniques
  2-3. Preparation for Firing
  2-4. Firing Positions
  2-5. Target Acquisition and Evaluation
  2-6. Missile Flight and Control
  2-7. Failure to Fire
  2-8. Restoration to Carrying Configuration
  2-9. Adverse Weather Conditions
 
Chapter 3 TRAINING EQUIPMENT
  3-1. Precision Gunnery Training System
  3-2. Dragon Gunnery Trainer
  3-3. Dragon Field Tactical Trainer
 
Chapter 4 UNIT TRAINING
  4-1. Training Strategy
  4-2. Commander's Responsibility
  4-3. Training Program Goals
  4-4. Instructor Selection
  4-5. Gunner Selection
  4-6. Matching the Training Program to the Unit
  4-7. Leader Training
  4-8. Gunner Training
  4-9. Team Training
  4-10. Collective Training
  4-11. Evaluation
 
Chapter 5 INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE TRAINING
  Training Program Schedule
  Individual Instruction
  Training Sequence
  Firing Positions
  M113 Instructional Techniques
  Sighting, Aiming, and Firing
  Breath Control
  Tracking Exercises
  Range Procedures
 
Chapter 6 GUNNER QUALIFICATION PROGRAM
  6-1. Requirements
  6-2. Program of Instruction
 
Chapter 7 SUSTAINMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
  7-1. Gunner Sustainment Training
  7-2. Collective Training
 
Chapter 8 EMPLOYMENT
  Section I. Employment in the Defense
  8-1. Firing Positions
  8-2. Movement
  8-3. Selection of Fighting Positions
  8-4. Preparation of Fighting Positions
  8-5. Preparation of Range Cards
  8-6. Target Identification
  8-7. Target Recognition by Type
  8-8. Thermal Identification
  Section II. Target Engagement
  8-9. Engagement Range
  8-10. Range Determination
  8-11. Time and Space
  8-12. Vulnerable Points of Armored Vehicles
  8-13. Fire Control
  8-14. Limited Visibility
 
Appendix A TRAIN-THE-TRAINER TASKS FOR THE DGT AND DFTT
 
Appendix B DRAGON GUNNERY TRAINER
 
Appendix C DRAGON FIELD TACTICAL TRAINER
 
Appendix D FIRING TABLES FOR DRAGON PRECISION GUNNERY TRAINING DEVICES
 
Appendix E M113 ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
 
Appendix F SAFETY
 
Appendix G GUNNER'S PERFORMANCE TEST
 
Appendix H DECONTAMINATION AND DESTRUCTION PROCEDURES
 
Appendix I THERMAL TARGET RECOGNITION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ENGAGEMENT
 
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
DA FORMS

DA FORM 4242-1-R

DA FORM 7445-R

DA FORM 7446-R

DA FORM 7447-R

AUTHENTICATION

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


* This publication supersedes FM 23-24, 3 April 1990.

 



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