Military

*FM 3-97.6 (FM 90-6)

  Field Manual
No. FM 3-97.6
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 28 November 2000

 

FM 3-97.6

MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS

 

Table of Contents


  PREFACE
  INTRODUCTION
 
Chapter 1 INTELLIGENCE
  Section I — The Physical Environment
  Terrain
  Weather
  Section II — Effects on Personnel
  Nutrition
  Altitude
  Cold
  Section III — Effects on Equipment
  General Effects
  Small Arms
  Machine Guns
  Antitank Weapons
  Section IV — Reconnaissance and Surveillance
  Reconnaissance
  Surveillance
 
Chapter 2 COMMAND AND CONTROL
  Section I — Assessment of the Situation
  Mission
  Enemy
  Terrain and Weather
  Troops and Support Available
  Time Available
  Civil Considerations
  Section II — Leadership
  Section III — Communications
  Combat Net Radio
  Mobile Subscriber Equipment
  Wire and Field Phones
  Audio, Visual, and Physical Signals
  Messenger
  Section IV — Training
  Initial Training Assessment
  Physical Conditioning
  Mountain Living
  Navigation
  Weapons and Equipment
  Camouflage and Concealment
  Fortifications
  Military Mountaineering
  Driver Training
  Army Aviation
  Reconnaissance and Surveillance
  Team Development
 
Chapter 3 FIREPOWER AND PROTECTION OF THE FORCE
  Section I — Firepower
  Field Artillery
  Mortars
  Air Support
  Electronic Warfare
  Section II — Protection of the Force
  Air Defense Artillery
  Engineer Operations
  NBC Protection
 
Chapter 4 MANEUVER
  Section I — Movement and Mobility
  Mounted Movement
  Dismounted Movement
  Mobility
  Special Purpose Teams
  Section II — Offensive Operations
  Planning Considerations
  Preparation
  Forms of Maneuver
  Movement to Contact
  Attack
  Exploitation and Pursuit
  Motti Tactics
  Section III — Defensive Operations
  Planning Considerations
  Preparation
  Organization of the Defense
  Reverse Slope Defense
  Retrograde Operations
  Stay-Behind Operations
 
Chapter 5 LOGISTICS AND COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT
  Section I — Planning Considerations
  Section II — Supply
  Supply Routes
  Classes of Supply
  Section III — Transportation and Maintenance
  Section IV — Personnel Support
  Section V — Combat Health Support
  Planning
  Evacuation
  Mountain Evacuation Teams
  Treatment
 
Appendix A MOUNTAIN ILLNESSES AND INJURIES
  Chronic Fatigue (Energy Depletion)
  Dehydration
  Giardiasis (Parasitical Illness)
  Hypoxia
  Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
  High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
  High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
 
Appendix B FORECASTING WEATHER IN THE MOUNTAINS
  Indicators of Changing Weather
  Applying the Indicators
 
  GLOSSARY
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
  AUTHENTICATION

 

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

 

* This publication supersedes FM 90-6, 30 June 1980.

 



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