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*FM 7-7

FIELD MANUAL
No. 7-7
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 15 March 1985

FM 7-7

THE MECHANIZED INFANTRY PLATOON AND SQUAD (APC)

IMPORTANT
U.S. Army Infantry School Statement on
U.S. NATIONAL POLICY CONCERNING ANTIPERSONNEL LAND MINES

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: This publication contains technical or operational information that is for official government use only. Distribution is limited to US Government agencies. Requests from outside the US Government for release of this publication under the Freedom of Information Act or the Foreign Military Sales Program must be made to: HQ TRADOC, Ft Monroe, VA 23651.

Table of Contents


PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - THE ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER

CHAPTER 2 - ORGANIZATION OF THE PLATOON AND SQUAD

CHAPTER 3 - LEADING THE PLATOON AND SQUAD

CHAPTER 4 - MOVEMENT

CHAPTER 5 - OFFENSE

CHAPTER 6 - DEFENSE

CHAPTER 7 - PATROLLING

CHAPTER 8 - COMBAT SUPPORT AND COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

APPENDIX A - H-SERIES TOE CONSIDERATIONS

APPENDIX B - WEAPONS AND FIGHTING POSITIONS

APPENDIX C - FIRE DISTRIBUTION AND CONTROL

APPENDIX D - SQUAD/PLATOON COMMUNICATIONS

APPENDIX E - FORDING AND SWIMMING OPERATIONS

APPENDIX F - AIR DEFENSE

APPENDIX G - DISMOUNTING THE APC

APPENDIX H - BATTLE DRILL

APPENDIX I - LIMITED VISIBILITY EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES

APPENDIX J - SMOKE

APPENDIX K - EVACUATION OF CASUALTIES FROM AN APC

APPENDIX L - RECOVERY TECHNIQUES

APPENDIX M - NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND CHEMICAL OPERATIONS

APPENDIX N - COMBAT LOADING

APPENDIX O - OPERATIONS SECURITY

APPENDIX P - OBSTACLES

APPENDIX Q - TACTICAL ROAD MARCHES AND ASSEMBLY AREAS

APPENDIX R - MILITARY OPERATIONS ON URBANIZED TERRAIN

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


*This publication supersedes FM 7-7, 30 September 1977.



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