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This manual describes the helicopter gunnery training and qualification portion of Army Aviation's Aircrew Training Program. It provides tactics, techniques, and procedures for crews, teams, platoons, companies, and battalions to engage and destroy enemy targets efficiently in combat.

This manual is written for commanders, staffs, aircrews, and instructors. It is for use in coordinating, planning, executing, and teaching helicopter gunnery training and qualification. Through the Aircrew Training Program, it links the training and qualifications of helicopter weapons systems to the doctrinal employment of Army Aviation. In addition, FM 1-140 outlines a standardized, progressive program to train weapon system proficiency through the conduct of helicopter gunnery tables.

Ammunition resources in this manual reflect authorizations contained in DA Pamphlet 350-38.

All Aviation units are encouraged to recommend ideas to upgrade the tasks, conditions, and standards in this manual. The proponent of this publication is HQ TRADOC. Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) to Commander, United States Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker, ATTN ATZQ-TDS (Helicopter Gunnery), Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5000.

This publication implements the following international agreement: STANAG 3117 (Edition Five) Aircraft Marshalling Signals (Air Sdt 44/42A)

This publication has been reviewed for operations security considerations.

Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

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