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APPENDIX E

FIRING TABLES AND EXAMPLE SCORECARDS

This appendix provides firing tables for the subcaliber gunnery trainers discussed in this manual. It also includes an example of a completed scorecard for each light antiarmor weapon. All instructional and qualification firing tables are conducted on suitable ranges with ammunition designated in the firing tables. Some tables are fired in daylight, others in limited visibility, but all have some NBC firing (Table E-1).

M72-Series LAW Instructional day fire, stationary targets
Instructional day fire, moving targets
Instructional night fire
Instructional fire
Instructional night fire
M136 AT4 Qualification fire
Qualification night fire
Advanced instructional fire

Table E-1. Firing tables for light antiarmor weapons.

E-1. M72-SERIES LAW

The M190 35-mm subcaliber device is used to fire the instructional firing tables for the M72-series LAW and DA Form 7323-R (M72-Series LAW Scorecard) is used to score them. Figure E-1 shows an example of the completed form. The instructional day and night firing tables for the LAW are provided in Tables E-2 and E-3.

NOTE: A blank copy of the form is located at the end of this publication for local reproduction on 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch paper.

Figure E-1. Example completed DA Form 7323-R.

Figure E-1. Example completed DA Form 7323-R.

 

TABLE 1
M72-Series LAW Instructional Day Fire,
Stationary Targets
TASK Each soldier engages stationary armored targets with the M190 subcaliber device.
CONDITIONS Given one M190 subcaliber device and four M73 rockets, on a suitable firing range with stationary targets at a range of 100 to 225 meters. Two targets are engaged in MOPP4.
STANDARD The soldier fires four rockets at stationary targets and achieves at least three hits.
TABLE 2
M72-Series LAW Instructional Day Fire,
Moving Targets
TASK Each soldier engages moving armored targets with the M190 subcaliber device.
CONDITIONS Given one M190 subcaliber device, three M73 rockets, and targets moving at a rate of 8 to 24 kmph and at a range of 100 to 200 meters. Frontal and oblique-moving targets may be used when a manned, moving tank is available. One target is engaged in MOPP4.
STANDARD The soldier fires three rockets at moving targets and achieves at least two hits.

Table E-2. Instructional day firing tables for the M72-series LAW.

 

TABLE 3
M72-Series LAW Instructional Night Firing

Before you can use the AN/PVS-4, you must install an M72A1 sight reticle on it and
Boresight it to an expended M72-series LAW launcher.
TASK Each soldier engages stationary targets at night with the M190 subcaliber device.
CONDITIONS Given one M190 subcaliber device and three M73 rockets, on a suitable firing range with stationary targets at a range of 100 to 150 meters, at night, and either an AN/PVS-4 or illumination provided by indirect fire.
STANDARD The soldier fires three rockets at stationary targets and achieves at least one hit. He engages one of these targets in MOPP4.

Table E-3. Instructional night firing table for the M72-series LAW.

E-2. M136 AT4

The M287 9-mm tracer bullet trainer is used to fire the instructional, qualification, and advanced instructional firing tables for the M136 AT4 and DA Form 7324-R (M136 AT4 Scorecard) is used to score them. A copy of this form is located at the end of this publication for local reproduction on 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch paper. Figure E-2 shows an example of the completed form; Tables E-4 through E-6, provide the instructional, qualification, and advanced instructional firing tables for the AT4. The latter must be fired on a separate, more specialized range.

Figure E-2. Example completed DA Form 7324-R (front).

Figure E-2. Example completed DA Form 7324-R (front).

 

Figure E-2. Example completed DA Form 7324-R (back).

Figure E-2. Example completed DA Form 7324-R (back).

 

TABLE 1
M136 AT4 Instructional Fire
TASK Each soldier engages an armored target with the M287 tracer bullet trainer.
CONDITIONS Given one M287 9-mm subcaliber device and twelve rounds of 9-mm tracer ammunition, a suitable firing range, stationary targets at a range of 100 to 300 meters, and other targets moving 8 to 24 kmph at a range of 150 to 200 meters. When a manned, moving tank is available, frontal and oblique-moving targets may be used.
STANDARD The soldier fires twelve tracer bullets at stationary and moving targets. He engages three of these targets in MOPP4.
TABLE 3
M136 AT4 Instructional Fire
TASK Each soldier engages an armored target with the M287 tracer bullet trainer at night.
CONDITIONS At night, given one M287 9-mm subcaliber device and twelve rounds of 9-mm tracer ammunition, artificial illumination, a suitable firing range, stationary targets at a range of 100 to 300 meters, and other targets moving from 8 to 24 kmph (5 to 15 mph) at a range of 150 to 200 meters. When a manned, moving tank is available, frontal and oblique-moving targets may be used.
STANDARD The soldier fires twelve tracer bullets at stationary and moving targets. He engages two of these targets in MOPP4.

Table E-4. Instructional firing tables for the M136 AT4.

 

TABLE 2
M136 AT4 Qualification Fire
TASK Each soldier engages an armored target with the M287 tracer bullet trainer.
CONDITIONS Given one M287 9-mm subcaliber device and eight rounds of 9-mm tracer ammunition, a suitable firing range, stationary targets at a range of 100 to 300 meters, and other targets moving at a rate of 8 to 24 kmph (5 to 15 mph) at a range of 150 to 200 meters. When a manned, moving tank is available, frontal and oblique-moving targets may be used.
STANDARD The soldier fires eight tracer bullets at stationary and moving targets and achieves at least six hits. He engages two of these targets in MOPP4.
TABLE 4
M136 AT4 Qualification Fire
TASK Each soldier engages an armored target with the M287 tracer bullet trainer.
CONDITIONS At night, given one M287 9-mm subcaliber device and six rounds of 9-mm tracer ammunition, artificial illumination, a suitable firing range, stationary targets at a range of 100 to 300 meters, and other targets moving 8 to 24 kmph (5 to 15 mph) at a range of 150 to 200 meters. When a manned, moving tank is available, frontal and oblique-moving targets may be used.
STANDARD At night, given one M287 9-mm subcaliber device and six rounds of 9-mm tracer ammunition, artificial illumination, a suitable firing range, stationary targets at a range of 100 to 300 meters, and other targets moving 8 to 24 kmph (5 to 15 mph) at a range of 150 to 200 meters. When a manned, moving tank is available, frontal and oblique-moving targets may be used.

Table E-5. Qualification firing tables for the M136 AT4.

 

TABLE 5
M136 AT4 Advanced Instructional Fire

Fire this table on an appropriate separate, specialized range.
TASK Each soldier engages an armored target with the M287 tracer bullet trainer.
CONDITIONS Given one M287 9-mm subcaliber device and six rounds of 9-mm tracer ammunition, a suitable firing range, stationary targets at a range of 100 to 300 meters, and other targets moving 8 to 24 kmph (5 to 15 mph) at a range of 150 to 200 meters. When a manned, moving tank is available, frontal and oblique-moving targets may be used.
STANDARD The soldier must fire six tracer bullets at stationary and moving targets and achieve at least three hits. He must engage two of the targets with sequence firing, two with pair firing, and two with volley firing, and he must observe MOPP4 while engaging one of the six.

Table E-6. Advanced instructional firing table for the M136 AT4.

E-3. NIGHT COURSE OF FIRE TABLES AND QUALIFICATION FOR M136 AT4

Each soldier is given a PMI before the instructional and qualification tables are fired. Once the soldier completes Table I and III (day tables), he is given additional instruction on the use of the aided vision devices for the night operations.

a. Qualification Tables for the M287 Tracer Trainer.

  • Table I (Instructional Day). This scenario consists of 12 targets from 100 to 300 meters. The standard to proceed to the next table is 6 out of 12 targets successfully engaged.

  • Table II (Instructional Night). This scenario consists of 8 targets from 100 to 300 meters. The standard to proceed to the next table is 6 out of 12 targets successfully engaged at night.

  • Table III (Qualification Day). This scenario consists of 8 targets from 100 to 300 meters. The standard to proceed to the next table is 6 out of 8 targets successfully engaged.

  • Table IV (Qualification Night). This scenario consists of 8 targets from 100 to 300 meters (same as Table III, but conducted at night). The standard to proceed to the advanced firing tables is 6 out of 8 targets successfully engaged.

NOTES:

1. In Table IV, eight engagements are proposed as opposed to the current six engagements.

2. All references to the M136 launcher and cartridge refer to the M287 9-mm tracer bullet training device.

b. Ammunition Requirements for Night Training Strategy. The current STRAC ammunition allocation and course of fire is compared with the proposed night training strategy in Table E-7. The current STRAC table stipulates that 120 rounds of 9-mm tracer ammunition is authorized to each squad for additional squad members to fire Tables I and IV.

EVENT CURRENT
STRAC
RECOMMENDED
CHANGES
TOTAL
TABLE I 12 0 12
TABLE II 12 0 12
TABLE III (QUALIFICATION) 8 0 8
TABLE IV (NIGHT QUALIFICATION) 6 2 8
TABLE V (ADVANCE) 6 0 0
TOTAL 44 2 40

Table E-7. Ammunition requirements for night training strategy.

c. Day Standards. Commanders are able to achieve the current day standard at night with the M136 AT4 through the use of training strategy within this field manual. A gunner who is qualified on the day standard and has executed preliminary marksmanship training with the appropriate night vision device can achieve the current day standard at night. During testing, gunners had no problem engaging targets out to 300 meters. Table E-8 shows the day standard and is also the proposed night standard.

M136 AT4 (M287 TRAINER) TABLE III/IV
ENGAGEMENT RANGE POSITION HIT/MISS
1 125 to 150 Standing  
2 150 to 200 Kneeling  
3 200 to 250 Sitting  
4 250 to 300 Sitting  
5 125 to 150 Kneeling  
6 150 to 200 Fighting Position  
7 200 to 250 Sitting  
8 250 to 300 Kneeling  

Table E-8. M136 AT4 (M287 trainer) Table III/IV.



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