This appendix provides basic guidance for units to establish a range
complex for light antiarmor weapons. The complex described may be used for
multilevel training and firing of light antiarmor weapons; both subcaliber
trainers and live HE ammunition may be used on the same range. Training
areas should be near, but not adjacent to, the firing line. The firing
line should be designed to allow personnel to observe firing from the
side. The target array should include stationary targets composed of
F-type targets or the hulls of hard targets (APCs or tanks), a moving
target (a target on track or a manned moving target tank [MMTT]), and
bunkers. This allows the firer to engage a variety of targets and to
develop his skills in the various types of engagements.
D-1. FIRING LINE
The firing line should be organized to allow for the 100-meter AT4 backblast
. Also, at least 20 meters must be allowed between firing points.
The backblast area must be fenced, roped, or marked in some way, so that
soldiers know not to enter it when firing is being conducted. A range that
meets the requirements of the AT4 will also meet the requirements of the LAW.
Figure D-1. Firing line.
D-2. TARGET ARRAY
The target array should include targets at ranges of 100 to 700 meters
. This enables the unit to conduct advanced instructional fire on
targets located beyond the weapons' maximum effective ranges. Standard
vehicle silhouettes or tank hulls should be used for stationary targets.
Selected targets should be positioned behind mounds of earth to simulate
vehicles in defilade or partly behind trees or other objects. Firers adjust
their points of aim accordingly. Targets should also be positioned to allow
firers to engage flank, frontal, and oblique targets. Bunker targets should
be placed within the target array at ranges of 100 to 400 meters. Bunker
targets should be no more than 1 meter high or 2 1/2 to 3 meters wide. Moving
target silhouettes should travel along a track or road so the firers can
engage fast moving targets from both flank and oblique angles. The moving
targets should be placed at ranges of 150 to 600 meters and should enter and
exit from the flanks outside the range fan. Firers may only use HE weapons to
engage hard targets. This reduces the damage to other targets the unit must
maintain such as F-type silhouettes and bunkers.
Figure D-2. Target array.
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