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FM 6-20-50

Field Manual
No.6-20-50

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 5 January 1990

FM 6-20-50

TACTICS, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES FOR

FIRE SUPPORT FOR BRIGADE OPERATIONS (LIGHT)

Table of Contents


PREFACE

CHAPTER 1
ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES

Section I - LIGHT FORCES ORGANZATION

Section II - THE FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM

Section III - FIRE SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS, PERSONNEL, AND DUTIES

CHAPTER 2
THE "WHAT" OF FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING
AND COORDINATION

CHAPTER 3
THE "HOW" OF FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING

Section I - INTRODUCTION

Section II - FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING FOR THE OFFENSE

Section III - FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING FOR THE DEFENSE

Section IV - SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

CHAPTER 4
EXECUTION

APPENDIX A
LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT

APPENDIX B
JOINT AND AIR ASSAULT OPERATIONS

APPENDIX C
FIRE SUPPORT ASSETS

Section I - FIELD ARTILLERY

Section II - MORTARS

Section III - TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT

Section IV - NAVAL GUNFIRE

Section V - ARMY AVIATION

Section VI - JOINT AIR ATTACK TEAM

APPENDIX D
FIRE SUPPORT TASKS SUMMARY

APPENDIX E
FIRE SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

APPENDIX F
FIRE PLANNING TERMS, SYMBOLS,
SCHEDULES, AND TOOLS

APPENDIX G
FIRE SUPPORT COORDINATING MEASURES

APPENDIX H
COMMUNICATIONS

APPENDIX I
SPECIAL MUNITIONS

Section I - FAMILY OF SCATTERABLE MINES

Section II - OBSCURANTS

Section III - COPPERHEAD

Section IV - CHEMICAL MUNITIONS

Section V - NUCLEAR MUNITIONS

APPENDIX J
COMBAT OBSERVATION/LASING TEAM

APPENDIX K
TARGET VALUE ANALYSIS

APPENDIX L
ENVIRONMENTAL AND TERRAIN CONSIDERATIONS
FOR FIRE SUPPORT

APPENDIX M
REPRODUCIBLE FORMS AND TEMPLATE PATTERNS

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


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