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APPENDIX D

FIRING TABLES FOR
DRAGON PRECISION GUNNERY TRAINING DEVICES

The Dragon PGTS replaces the LES/LET trainers. The PGTS includes the Dragon gunnery trainer (DGT) and the Dragon field tactical trainer (DFTT). Up to ten gunners can fire simultaneously at any vehicle or stationary target equipped with a mounted retroreflector. The system provides extensive individual feedback after each engagement.

D-1. DGT BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL FIRING TABLES

The basic instructional firing tables for the DGT include Firing Tables 1 through 4.

a. Firing Table 1. This firing table introduces the new gunner to the DGT. The gunner will engage stationary targets using the daysight. The hit zone will be set at 100 percent. Students will be allowed to rest for three to five minutes between events. The student will learn—

(1) To use the proper force when pulling down on the Dragon.

(2) To control his breathing.

(3) To aim the weapon properly under different obscuration settings from the sitting position.

TASK Engage stationary and moving targets.
CONDITIONS Given a DGT, DGT disk number 14, LCE, protective mask, and helmet.
STANDARDS Breathe and aim properly while in the sitting position.

b. Firing Table 2. The students must be able to track the moving targets with a smooth transition between targets. Trainers will set the hit zone to 100 percent. Students will be allowed to rest for three to five minutes between events.

TASK Engage stationary and moving targets.
CONDITIONS Given a DGT, DGT disk number 14, LCE, protective mask, and helmet.
STANDARDS Apply proper breath control and aiming procedures while firing from the sitting position.

c. Firing Table 3. Trainers will set the hit zone to 100 percent. Students will be allowed to rest for three to five minutes between events.

TASK Engage moving targets.
CONDITIONS Given a DGT, DGT disk number 14, LCE, protective mask, and helmet.
STANDARDS Apply proper breath control and aiming procedures while in the sitting position.

d. Firing Table 4. The table introduces the new gunner to using the DGT with multiple targets and to using both the daysight and nightsight with different obscuration settings. Students will be required to track while wearing a protective mask. Trainers will set the hit zone to 100 percent. Students will be allowed to rest for three to five minutes between events.

TASK Engage multiple targets.
CONDITIONS Given a DGT, DGT disk number 14, LCE, protective mask, and helmet.
STANDARDS Apply proper breath control and aiming procedures while in the sitting position.

e. Scorecard. Use DA Form 7445-R, Dragon Gunnery Trainer (DGT) Scorecard, Moving and Stationary Targets, to score Firing Tables 1 through 4.

(1) This blank, reproducible form may be copied from the back of this manual onto 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper. It is also available on the Army Electronic Library (AEL) CD-ROM (EM0001) and at the USAPA website located at (http://www.usapa.army.mil).

(2) Write the soldier's personal data, the unit and point number, and the date as indicated. Complete the remainder of the form as follows. If you need help, see the example completed scorecard in Figure D-1:

  • ENG. Engagement numbers are preprinted on the scorecard.

  • MSN. Mission numbers are preprinted on the scorecard.

  • OBSC. Obscuration level is preprinted on scorecard.

  • HIT. Scorer marks this block if student hits the target.

  • MISS. Scorer marks this block if student misses the target.

  • TRACKING SCORE. Scorer marks the student's tracking score.

  • THRUSTERS. Scorer marks how many thrusters fired.

Figure D-1. Example completed DA Form 7445-R, Dragon Gunnery Trainer (DGT) Scorecard (Moving and Stationary Targets), Firing Tables 1 through 4.

Figure D-1. Example completed DA Form 7445-R, Dragon Gunnery Trainer (DGT) Scorecard (Moving and Stationary Targets), Firing Tables 1 through 4.

D-2. DFTT BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL FIRING TABLES

The basic instructional firing tables for the DFTT include Firing Tables 5 and 6.

a. Firing Table 5. The gunner will engage multiple targets using both the daysight and nightsight under varying obscuration settings. Students will be allowed to rest for three to five minutes between events.

TASK Engage multiple targets.
CONDITIONS Given a DFTT, flak vest, LCE, protective mask, helmet, and hearing protection.
STANDARDS Fire for familiarization only.

b. Firing Table 6. Students will be allowed to rest for three to five minutes between events.

TASK Engage stationary, moving, and multiple targets.
CONDITIONS Given a DFTT, flak vest, LCE, protective mask, helmet, and hearing protection.
STANDARDS Fire for familiarization only.

c. Scorecard. Use DA Form 7446-R, Dragon Field Tactical Trainer (DFTT) Scorecard, Multiple Targets, to score Firing Tables 5 and 6.

(1) This blank, reproducible form may be copied from the back of this manual onto 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper. It is also available on the Army Electronic Library (AEL) CD-ROM (EM0001) and at the USAPA website located at (http://www.usapa.army.mil).

(2) Write the soldier's personal data, the unit and point number, and the date as indicated. Complete the remainder of the form as follows. If you need help, see the example completed scorecard in Figure D-2:

  • TGT. This box is already completed.

  • RANGE. For each target fired, enter range to target.

  • OBS. For each target fired, enter level of obscuration.

  • HIT KILL. Check this box if student hit and killed the target.

  • HIT NO KILL. Check this box if student hit but did not kill the target.

  • MISS. Check this box if student missed the target.

  • MISSILE GROUNDED. Check this box if the missile grounded.

  • EXCEEDED RANGE. Check this box if the missile exceeded range.

  • THRUSTERS. Write the number of thrusters that fired.

  • SCORER'S SIGNATURE AND DATE. Sign and date the form.

Figure D-2. Example completed DA Form 7446-R, Dragon Field Tactical Trainer (DFTT) Scorecard (Multiple Targets), Firing Tables 5 and 6.

Figure D-2. Example completed DA Form 7446-R, Dragon Field Tactical Trainer (DFTT) Scorecard (Multiple Targets), Firing Tables 5 and 6.

D-3. DGT QUALIFICATION FIRING TABLES

The qualification firing tables for the DGT include Firing Tables 7 and 8.

a. Firing Table 7. Soldier practices firing the DGT. This table is for practice qualification only. It evaluates the gunner's ability to engage stationary and moving targets using both the daysight and nightsight. Some targets are more difficult to hit than others.

TASK Engage stationary, moving, and multiple targets.
CONDITIONS Given a DGT, DGT disk number 14, LCE, a protective mask, and helmet.
STANDARDS Kill 16 out of 20 target vehicles.

b. Firing Table 8. This table is for qualification. It evaluates the gunner's ability to engage stationary and moving targets using both the daysight and nightsight. Some targets are more difficult to hit than others.

TASK Engage stationary, moving, and multiple targets to qualify.
CONDITIONS Given a DGT, DGT disk number 15, LCE, protective mask, and helmet.
STANDARDS Kill 16 out of 20 target vehicles.

c. Scorecard. Use DA Form 7447-R, Dragon Gunnery Trainer (DGT) Scorecard, Multiple Targets, to score Firing Tables 7 and 8.

(1) This blank, reproducible form may be copied from the back of this manual onto 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper. It is also available on the Army Electronic Library (AEL) CD-ROM (EM0001) and at the USAPA website located at (http://www.usapa.army.mil).

(2) Write the soldier's personal data, the unit and point number, and the date as indicated. Complete the remainder of the form as follows. If you need help, see the example completed scorecard in Figure D-3:

(a) ENG. Engagement number is preprinted on the scorecard.

(b) MSN. Mission number is preprinted on the scorecard.

(c) OBSC. Level of obscuration is preprinted on the scorecard.

(d) TEST. The soldier must score at least 16 in order to qualify on the Dragon. He gets three chances to do so. If the soldier misses 5 engagements, he will not be able to hit the required sixteen targets. He must move on to the first retest, which another scorer oversees.

GO. Check in this column if student scores a hit.

NO GO. Check in this column if student misses.

(e) RETEST (1). The same conditions apply to this test. If the soldier again fails to hit sixteen targets, he moves on to his last retest.

GO. Check in this column if student scores a hit on the retested target.

NO GO. Check in this column if student misses the retested target.

(f) RETEST (2). A third scorer oversees this test. If the soldier misses five (fails to hit sixteen) on this last test, he fails to qualify on the trainer.

GO. Check in this column if student scores a hit on the retested target.

NO GO. Check in this column if student misses the retested target.

(g) TS. Enter tracking score.

(g) TH. Enter number of thrusters fired.

Figure D-3. Example completed DA Form 7447-R, Dragon Gunnery Trainer (DGT) Scorecard (Multiple Targets), Firing Tables 7 and 8.

Figure D-3. Example completed DA Form 7447-R, Dragon Gunnery Trainer (DGT) Scorecard (Multiple Targets), Firing Tables 7 and 8.

d. Scorecard. On the scoring scale shown to the left of the legend, mark the box next to the scoring category the soldier achieved.



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