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*FM 3-34.2 (FM 90-13-1)

Field Manual
No. 3-34.2
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 31 August 2000

 

FM 3-34.2

Combined-Arms Breaching Operations

Contents

Change 3, 11 October 2002

Change 2, 26 February 2001

Change 1, 15 November 2000

Preface

Chapter 1. Obstacle Breaching Theory

Definitions

Breaching Tenets

Intelligence

Breaching Fundamentals

Breaching Organization

Mass

Synchronization

Breaching Operations in Support of Deliberate and
Hasty Attacks

Planning Sequence

Chapter 2. Breaching Operations

Planning

Receipt of Mission

Mission Analysis

Course-of-Action Development

Course-Of-Action Analysis (War Game)

Preparation

Execution

Chapter 3. Lane and Bypass Marking

Lane-Marking System

Lane-Marking Terms

Entrance Markers

Handrail Markers

Exit Markers

Entrance-Funnel Markers

Final-Approach Markers

Far-Recognition Markers

Traffic-Control Posts and Guides

Levels of Lane Marking and Patterns

Initial Lane Marking

Intermediate Lane Marking

Full (Two-Way) Lane Marking

Commander's Guidance for Lane Marking

Movement Through the Lane

Lane Maintenance and Responsibilities of Traffic
Through Lanes

Lane-Marking Devices

Bypass Marking

Marking Requirements Under the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization

Commanders' Responsibilities

Marking Patterns and Devices

Complex Obstacles

Chapter 4. Breaching Rehearsals

Planning

Types

Combined-Arms Rehearsal

Battle Drill

Techniques

Appendix A. Metric Conversion Chart

Appendix B. Threat Mine Operations

Mine Operations

Foreign-Mine Data

Appendix C. Obstacle-Reduction Techniques

Detecting

Visual

Physical

Electronic

Mechanical

Reporting C-4

Reducing C-4

Explosive

Mechanical

Electronic

Manual

Appendix D. Breaching Scenario and Special Planning Considerations

Sample Breaching Operation

Considerations for Restricted Terrain

Considerations for Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain

Planning

Method of Entry

Obstacle Intelligence

Breaching Fundamentals  

Appendix E. Route Clearance

Methods and Levels

Clearance Methods

Sweep Levels

Equipment

Interim Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detector

MiniFlail

Planning

Intelligence

Fundamentals

Organization

Mass

Synchronization

Planning Considerations

Task Organization

Support Force

Security Force

Sweep Force

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Authentication

Distribution Restriction: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


* This publication supersedes Field Manuals (FMs) 5-101, 23 January 1985 and 90-13-1, 28 February 1991.



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