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*FM 6-60/MCRP 3-1.6.24

 

FIELD MANUAL
NO. 6-60
MARINE CORPS REFERENCE PUBLICATION
NO. 3-1.6.24


HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
U.S. MARINE CORPS
Washington, DC, 23 April 1996

FM 6-60

Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for

MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM (MLRS) OPERATIONS

Table of Contents


FOREWORD

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

Section I - INTRODUCTION

Section II - LAUNCHERS AND SUBSYSTEMS

Section III - MLRS FAMILY OF MUNITIONS (MFOM)

Section IV - ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

CHAPTER 2 - ORGANIZATION

Section I - STRUCTURE

Section II - DUTIES OF KEY PERSONNEL

CHAPTER 3 - EMPLOYMENT

Section I - OPERATIONS IN WAR

Section II - OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR

CHAPTER 4 - MLRS UNIT OPERATIONS

Section I - BATTALION OPERATIONS

Section II - MLRS FIRING BATTERY OPERATIONS

Section III - FIRING PLATOON OPERATIONS

Section IV - RECONNAISSANCE, SELECTION, AND OCCUPATION OF POSITION

Section V - CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

CHAPTER 5 - DELIVERY OF FIRES

Section I - INTRODUCTION

Section II - MLRS FIRE DIRECTION CENTERS

Section III - MISSION PROCESSING

CHAPTER 6 - COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

Section I - ORGANIZATION

Section II - MANNING

Section III - ARMING

Section IV - FIXING

Section V - FUELING

Section VI - MOVING

Section VII - SUSTAINING SOLDIERS AND THEIR SYSTEMS

Section VIII - OTHER CSS RELATED FUNCTIONS

Section IX - LOGISTICS OPERATIONS WITH THE MARINE CORPS

CHAPTER 7 - COMMUNICATIONS

APPENDIX A - AERIAL TRANSPORT OF MLRS AMMUNITION AND EQUIPMENT

APPENDIX B - FA SUPPORT PLAN

APPENDIX C - ROCKET BALLISTICS

APPENDIX D - MLRS BATTALION AND BATTERY TACTICAL STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

Section I - IMPLEMENTING MEMORANDUM (Battalion and Battery)

Section II - BATTALION TSOP

Section III - MLRS BATTERY TSOP

APPENDIX E - LNO CHECKLIST

APPENDIX F - MLRS FUNCTIONAL COMMAND POSTS

Section I - MLRS BATTALION COMMAND POST

Section II - MLRS BATTALION TRAINS

Section III - MLRS BATTERY COMMAND POST

Section IV - MLRS BATTERY TRAINS

Section V - PLATOON HEADQUARTERS

APPENDIX G - HASTY SURVEY TECHNIQUES-GRAPHIC RESECTION

APPENDIX H - ROCKET CREST CLEARANCE TABLES

APPENDIX I - LAUNCHER SECTION EVALUATION AND TRAINING

Phase I - ORIENTATION AND ORGANIZATION

Phase II - PREPARATION FOR OPERATIONS

Phase III - OCCUPATION

Phase IV - FIRING OPERATIONS

Phase V - EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Phase VI - AFTER ACTION REVIEW

APPENDIX J - SAFETY

Section I - RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROCEDURES

Section II - COMPUTATION OF SAFETY DATA

APPENDIX K - BALLISTIC ALGORITHM TABLES

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

BLANK FORMS

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


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

*This publication supersedes FM 6-60, 16 September 1992.



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