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INFANTRY PLATOON DEFENSE (MECHANIZED)

Subcourse Number IN0498

EDITION C

UNITED STATES ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
FORT BENNING, GEORGIA 31905-5593

5 CREDIT HOURS

Edition Date: June 1995

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is designed to teach the basic information on the fundamentals of mechanized infantry (M113) platoon defense. This includes mechanized (M113) infantry defense tactical planning and preparation, and conducting mechanized (M113) infantry platoon defense.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest publication.

The words "he", "him", and "men", when used in this publication, represent both the masculine and feminine genders unless otherwise stated.

Terminal Learning Objective

Action: Identify and designate primary, alternate and sup- plementary fighting positions for key weapons in planning the defense (M113), prepare a platoon ele- ment sector sketch, direct a platoon size element's fires in the defense, identify defensive tactics and techniques, construct an M60 machine gun position, control platoon APCs in the defense, direct the conduct of a defense by a platoon, conduct of a defense by a squad, consolidate and reorganize a platoon following enemy contact while in the defense and direct dismounted defense from an M113 vehicle.
Condition: Given the subcourse material, a combat (training) scenario the student will complete the examination at the end of the subcourse.
Standard: You will demonstrate your comprehension and knowl- edge of Subcourse IN 0498 by achieving a minimum of 70% on a multiple-choice base examination and iden- tify and designate primary, alternate and supplemen- tary fighting positions for key weapons in planning the defense (M113), prepare a platoon element sector sketch, direct a platoon size element's fires in the defense, tactics and techniques, construct an M60 machine gun position, control platoon APCs in the defense, direct the conduct of a platoon defense, conduct defense by a squad, consolidate and reorga- nize a platoon following enemy contact while in the defense, and direct dismounted defense from an M113 vehicle.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lesson 1: Mechanized (M113) Infantry Defense Tactical Planning and Preparation

Part A: Designate Primary, Alternate, and Supplementary Fighting Positions for Key Weapons in Planning the M113 Defense

Part B: Construct an M60 Machinegun Position for an M113 Platoon

Part C: Prepare a Squad and a Platoon Element Sector Sketch

Part D: Direct an M113 Platoon Size Element Fires in the Defense and Identify Defensive Tactics and Techniques for an M113 Platoon

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2: Conducting Mechanized (M113) Infantry Defense

Part A: Control a Mechanized Platoon M113s in the Defense

Part B: Conduct a Defense by an M113 Platoon

Part C: Conduct a Disengagement by a Platoon While Under Enemy Pressure

Part D: Consolidate and Reorganize an M113 Platoon Following Enemy Contact While in the Defense

Part E: Direct Dismount From An M113 Vehicle In The Defense

Practice Exercise

IN0498 Edition C Examination