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APPENDIX C

FIRING TABLES

There are ten exercises used to train MK 19 gunners and crews. Commanders dictate the level of mission-oriented protection posture (MOPP) used during MK 19 gunnery. The first seven exercises use individual gunnery firing tables. The last three use collective gunnery tables. Active fighting force gunners qualify semiannually and participate in unit-level live fires quarterly. Active supporting force gunners qualify and participate on instructional fire annually. All reserve component gunners qualify annually.

C-1. INDIVIDUAL GUNNERY

The first four of these tables are used for gunnery practice. Five through seven are used for gunnery qualification.

a. Instructional Fire Exercise (TABLE C-1). The instructional firing exercise gives the soldier practice firing on a range before qualification firing.

b. Dismounted Range Card Exercise (TABLE C-2). The dismounted range card exercise is held after instructional fire and gives the gunner and crew a chance to test their skills against a time-and-hit exercise. It is held twice yearly, or as often as the commander feels is needed to maintain crew skills.

(1) Time the gunner and the crew while they place the tripod-mounted MK 19 into operation in a selected location.

(2) Time the gunner while he completed a range card with the ranges of all targets within his sector of fire.

(3) Have the gunner suppress or kill single or multiple targets in his sector of fire, using his range card data.

(4) Time the gunner and the crew while they take the MK 19 out of operation.

c. Mounted Combat Exercise (TABLE C-3). The mounted combat exercise gives the gunner and the crew practice fighting from a vehicle. It is held twice yearly, or as often as the commander feels is needed to maintain crew skills.

(1) Time the gun crew while they place the MK 19 into operation on its organic carrier. (Carriers may be HMMWVs, 2 1/2-ton trucks, M151-series utility trucks, or M113-series APCs.)

(2) Using the time-and-hit standards set by the unit commander, give the gunner and the crew a series of single and multiple targets to suppress or kill in their sector of fire.

(3) Upon completion of mounted firing, time the gunner and the crew while they take the MK 19 out of operation.

EXERCISE
Distinguished176/344
Qualified97/175
Unqualified96 and below
Practice qualification scores and rating.

d. Night Fire Exercise (TABLE C-4). This live-fire exercise develops and improves MK 19 gunnery skills at night or during degraded conditions. Hold this exercise as often as the commander feels is needed to maintain crew skills.

EXERCISE
Distinguished176/344
Qualified96/172
Unqualified96 and below
Qualification scores and rating.

e. Dismounted Range Card Qualification (TABLE C-5). This live-fire exercise tests the skills practiced during the dismounted range card exercise. It is scored on the time taken and target hits made based on the firing table standards. Hold this exercise twice yearly, or as often as the commander feels is needed to maintain crew skills.

f. Dismounted Range Combat Qualification. (TABLE C-6). This live-fire exercise tests the practiced during the mounted combat exercise. It is scored on the time taken and target hits made based on the firing table standards Hold this exercise twice yearly, or as often as the commander feels is needed to maintain crew skills.

g. Night Fire Qualification (TABLE C-7). This live-fire exercise tests the skills practiced during the night fire exercise. It is scored within a time frame and on target hits made, based on the firing table standards. Hold this exercise twice yearly, or as often as the commander feels is needed to maintain crew skills.

C-2. COLLECTIVE GUNNERY

These three exercises test the application of fire from two or more guns against linear, deep, linear with depth, and area targets. They test collective individual skills, fire control, leader skills, adjustment of fire, methods of target engagement, and the control of one or more fire units. Tables C-8 through C-10 should be used with unit live-fire exercises and not as part of individual qualification. They can be held on any range or piece of terrain that supports the MK 19. Targets arrayed may be made up of 55-gallon drums, hulks of old vehicles, silhouettes, chalk, and panel markers or engineer tape.



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