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BASIC TACTICS (TOW), PART II

Subcourse Number IN0542

EDITION B

United States Army Infantry School
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5593

Five Credit Hours

Edition Date: September 1994

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is designed to teach you to supervise the preparation of a mounted M220 launcher firing position; to supervise the construction and camouflage of a TOW dismounted fighting position; to plan and control TOW section fires; to inspect an anti-armor range card; to determine the method of movement (TOW); to recommend the employment of TOWs; to consolidate and reorganize a TOW section following enemy contact; and to recover a tracked vehicle using field expedients.

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 publications.

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

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE

TASK: You will be able to supervise the preparation of a mounted M220 launcher firing position; to supervise the construction and camouflage of a TOW dismounted fighting position; to plan and control TOW section fires; to inspect an anti-armor range card; to determine the method of movement (TOW); to recommend the employment of TOWs; to consolidate and reorganize a TOW section following enemy contact; and to recover a tracked vehicle using field expedients.
CONDITIONS: You will have access to information from FM 7-91 and STP 7-11H24-SM.
STANDARDS: Supervising the preparation of a mounted M220 launcher firing position; supervising the construction and camouflage of a TOW dismounted fighting position; planning and controlling TOW section fires; inspecting an anti-armor range card; determining the method of movement (TOW); recommending the employment of TOWs; consolidating and reorganizing a TOW section following enemy contact; and recovering a tracked vehicle using field expedients will be in accordance with FM 7-91 and STP 7-11H24-SM.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Prepare to Employ the TOW Launcher
  Part A: Supervise the Preparation of a Mounted M220 Launcher Firing Position
  Part B: Supervise the Construction and Camouflage of a TOW Dismounted Fighting Position
  Part C: Plan and Control TOW Section Fires
  Part D: Inspect an Anti-armor Range Card
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: Move the TOW and Engage the Enemy
  Part A: Determine the Method of Movement (TOW)
  Part B: Recommend Employment of TOWs
  Part C: Consolidate and Reorganize a TOW Section Following Enemy Contact
  Part D: Recover a Tracked Vehicle Using Field Expedients
  Practice Exercise
IN0542 Edition B Examination