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FIELD FORTIFICATIONS

SUBCOURSE EN0065
EDITION B

U. S. ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL
FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO

INTRODUCTION

Field fortifications are natural or manmade protective features used as defensive obstacles, personnel and weapons shelters, and protected firing positions.

This subcourse teaches you how to construct personnel, vehicle, and weapons emplacements, intrenchments, shelters, entanglements, and obstacles under various climatic conditions. Standard plans, types of material, construction procedures, and estimated time and labor requirements are also given.

The subcourse consists of five lessons and an examination as follows:

Lesson 1.   Purpose and Requirements of Field Fortifications.
  Practice Exercise
  2.   Trenches, and Fieldworks.
  Practice Exercise
  3.   Obstacle Employment.
  Practice Exercise
  4.   Barbed Wire Entanglements.
  Practice Exercise
  5.   Camouflage (Protection Against Enemy Surveillance).
  Practice Exercise
EN0065 Edition B Examination.