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*FM 7-91
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, D.C. 30 September 1987

FM 7-91

TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OF ANTIARMOR PLATOONS, COMPANIES, AND BATTALIONS

 

Editor's Note: Distribution Restriction changed to "Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited" per HQ TRADOC (ATCD-K) Memorandum, 18 Jul 1991, Doctrinal Publications with Incorrect Distribution Restrictions, and HQ TRADOC Foreign Disclosure Office e-mail, 10 Jan 2001, Documents Approved for Public Release.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. PREFACE


  2. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION


    1. 1-1. PURPOSE
    2. 1-2. THE AIRLAND BATTLEFIELD
    3. 1-3. CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS

  3. CHAPTER 2 FUNDAMENTALS OF ANTIARMOR UNIT EMPLOYMENT


    1. 2-1. PROVIDE MUTUAL SUPPORT
    2. 2-2. PROVIDE SECURITY
    3. 2-3. STRIVE FOR FLANK SHOTS
    4. 2-4. USE TOW STANDOFF
    5. 2-5. USE COVER AND CONCEALMENT
    6. 2-6. EMPLOY IN DEPTH
    7. 2-7. EMPLOY AS PART OF A COMBINED ARMS TEAM

  4. CHAPTER 3 EMPLOYMENT OF THE ANTIARMOR PLATOON


    Section I. TARGET ACQUISITION


    1. 3-1. WHERE TO LOOK
    2. 3-2. HOW TO LOOK
    3. 3-3. OTHER SOURCES OF TARGET INFORMATION

    Section II. TARGET RECOGNITION AND IDENTIFICATION


    1. 3-4. TARGET SIGNATURES
    2. 3-5. TARGET IDENTIFICATION
    3. 3-6. THERMAL SIGNATURES

    Section III. ENGAGEMENT


    1. 3-7. RANGE ESTIMATION
    2. 3-8. TARGET EXPOSURE TIME ESTIMATION
    3. 3-9. ENGAGEMENT LIMITATIONS

    Section IV. FIRE CONTROL AND DISTRIBUTION


    1. 3-10. FIRE CONTROL METHODS
    2. 3-11. FIRE PATTERNS
    3. 3-12. FIRE PLANNING
    4. 3-13. ANTIARMOR RANGE CARD

    Section V. FIRING POSITIONS


    1. 3-14. CONSIDERATIONS FOR TOW POSITIONS
    2. 3-15. SELECTION
    3. 3-16. PRIMARY, ALTERNATE, AND SUPPLEMENTARY POSITIONS
    4. 3-17. OCCUPATION
    5. 3-18. PREPARATION
    6. 3-19. TYPES OF POSITIONS
    7. 3-20. MOVEMENT BETWEEN FIRING POSITIONS
    8. 3-21. ROUTES BETWEEN POSITIONS
    9. 3-22. GROUND CLEARANCE

    Section VI. BATTLEFIELD MOVEMENT


    1. 3-23. MOVEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
    2. 3-24. MOVEMENT WHEN NOT IN CONTACT
    3. 3-25. MANEUVER

    Section VII. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS


    1. 3-26. MOVEMENT TO CONTACT
    2. 3-27. ATTACK

    Section VIII. DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS


    1. 3-28. BATTLEFIELD ORGANIZATION
    2. 3-29. ANTIARMOR SUPPORT IN THE DEFENSE

    Section IX. RETROGRADE OPERATIONS


    1. 3-30. DELAY
    2. 3-31. WITHDRAWAL

  5. CHAPTER 4 EMPLOYMENT OF THE ANTIARMOR COMPANY


    Section I. ORGANIZATION AND POSITIONS FOR COMBAT


    1. 4-1. TASK ORGANIZATION
    2. 4-2. POSITIONS

    Section II. FIRE CONTROL


    1. 4-3. COORDINATION OF COMPANY FIRES
    2. 4-4. ENGAGEMENT PRIORITIES
    3. 4-5. PRINCIPLES OF FIRE CONTROL

  6. CHAPTER 5 EMPLOYMENT OF THE SEPARATE ANTIARMOR BATTALION


    1. 5-1. FUNCTIONS
    2. 5-2. COMMAND AND STAFF RELATIONSHIPS
    3. 5-3. MAINTENANCE
    4. 5-4. SUPPLY
    5. 5-5. CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS
    6. 5-6. EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES
    7. 5-7. COORDINATION WITH SUPPORTED UNITS
    8. 5-8. TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT
    9. 5-9. COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

  7. APPENDIX A ORGANIZATIONS


  8. GLOSSARY


  9. REFERENCES


  10. AUTHORIZATION LETTER




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