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APPENDIX G

GUNNER'S PERFORMANCE TEST

The trainer sets up the equipment mentioned in the conditions statement, and provides the student with information IAW the evaluation preparation. This appendix lists tasks, conditions, and standards for the gunner's performance test.

G-1. EVALUATION PREPARATION

The trainer tells each student that he will be required to perform without error all the actions to complete each task being tested.

G-2. TEST ADMINISTRATION

The trainer administers the tests and completes a scorecard for each student.

a. Destroy or recycle any copies of the 1990 edition of DA Form 4242-1-R, Dragon Performance Scorecard--they are obsolete. Copy the new, blank, reproducible DA Form 4242-1-R from the back of this manual onto 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper. Soon after the publication of this manual, those with Internet access should be able to download an electronic copy of the revised blank DA Form 4242-1-R from the USAPA web site. Figure G-1 shows an example of the completed form. Instructions for completing it follow:

(1) LAST NAME. Write student's last name.

(2) FIRST NAME. Write student's first name.

(3) MI. Write student's middle initial.

(4) SSN. Write student's social security number.

(5) RANK. Write student's rank.

(6) UNIT. Write student's unit.

(7) TEST DATE. For student's first test, mark the GO or NO-GO column for the appropriate training objective.

(8) RETEST DATES. For student's second and third tests, mark the GO or NO-GO column for the appropriate training objective.

(9) REMARKS. Write your comments about the student's performance.

(10) QUALIFIED. Check this column when the student qualifies.

(11) UNQUALIFIED. Check this column if the student fails to qualify on the first test or either retest. If the student gets three checks in this column, he fails to qualify on the weapon.

(12) INSTRUCTOR'S SIGNATURE. Sign here for each test that you score.

b. Record results on the Dragon scorecard.

c. Provide added training on each task failed, and retest each failed task twice.

d. Eliminate students who fail any task after three tries.

e. Substitute an FHT wherever a task states to use a round.

G-3. TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Training objectives begin on the page that follows Figure G-1.

a. Training Objective 1, Maintain the M47 Medium Antitank Weapon.

b. Training Objective 2, Prepare the M47 for Firing.

c. Training Objective 3, Restore the M47 to Carrying Configuration.

d. Training Objective 4, Demonstrate Correct Firing Positions.

e. Training Objective 5, Determine If Targets Are Engageable.

f. Training Objective 6, Perform Immediate-Action Procedures.

g. Training Objective 7, Prepare an Antiarmor Range Card.

h. Training Objective 8, Identify the Six Major Components of an M47 Fighting Position.

I. Training Objective 9, Identify Armored Vehicles.

j. Training Objective 10, Explain Emergency Destruction Procedures.

k. Training Objective 11, Explain Emergency Decontamination Procedures.

Figure G-1. Example completed DA Form 4242-1-R, Dragon Performance Scorecard.

Figure G-1. Example completed DA Form 4242-1-R, Dragon Performance Scorecard.

 

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 1

MAINTAIN THE M47 MEDIUM ANTITANK WEAPON

Conditions. Given Dragon sights and a round of ammunition.

Standards. Conduct a complete preoperational check of the Dragon sights and a round of ammunition.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student: "When I say 'Begin,' you are to conduct a preoperational check of the Dragon sights and a round of ammunition. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

Instructor's Note. Because the daysight and nightsight have several parts in common, the student may mention these parts on only one or the other. If he mentions it on either, give him a "GO."

WARNING

Never perform a preoperational check on a Dragon sight while you still have it mated to a round of ammunition.

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 2

PREPARE THE M47 FOR FIRING

Conditions. Given a Dragon sight in the carrying bag and a round of ammunition in the carrying configuration.

Standards. Mate the sight to the round of ammunition IAW the performance measures described herein.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'Begin,' you are to prepare the Dragon for firing by mating the sight to the round of ammunition. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 3

RESTORE THE M47 TO CARRYING CONFIGURATION

Conditions. Given a Dragon sight, carrying bag, and round of ammunition.

Standards. Properly return the sight and round to the carrying configuration without damaging the equipment.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'begin,' you will restore the Dragon to the carrying configuration. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 4

DEMONSTRATE CORRECT FIRING POSITIONS

Conditions. Given a Dragon sight already mated to a Dragon round.

Standards. Correctly assume the three correct Dragon firing positions.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'Begin,' you will assume the three firing positions for the Dragon. We will test you on all three. After you assume each correct position, tell me which position it is, and I will inform you if you are a GO or NO-GO for that position. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 5

DETERMINE IF TARGETS ARE ENGAGEABLE

Conditions. Given a Dragon sight mated to a round of ammunition and targets (scale or actual targets).

Standards. Correctly determine if three targets are in range and engageable.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "To your front are armored vehicles at varying (simulated) ranges. When I say 'Begin,' determine whether the targets are in range. Then you must accurately determine the engageability of all three targets. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."


TRAINING OBJECTIVE 6

PERFORM IMMEDIATE-ACTION PROCEDURES

Conditions. Given a malfunctioning Dragon sight mated to a Dragon round.

Standards. Perform the proper immediate-action procedures for hot and cold sight batteries.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'Begin,' perform immediate-action procedures for the Dragon. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."


TRAINING OBJECTIVE 7

PREPARE AN ANTIARMOR RANGE CARD

Conditions. Given the standard range card and squad leader's briefing containing all pertinent data.

Standards. Within 15 minutes, complete the antiarmor range card. Include all data from the squad leader's briefing, marginal data, a scaled-down sketch of the terrain, and the data section.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'Begin,' you will have 15 minutes to complete the antiarmor range card, including the data section and terrain sketch. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 8

IDENTIFY THE SIX MAJOR COMPONENTS OF AN M47 FIGHTING POSITION

Conditions. Given a predrawn fighting position.

Standards. Within 10 minutes, correctly label the six main components of a fighting position.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'Begin,' you will have 10 minutes to draw and label the six main components of a Dragon fighting position, IAW the instructions given in the respective performance measure. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."


TRAINING OBJECTIVE 9

IDENTIFY ARMORED VEHICLES

Conditions. In a garrison or field environment, given armored vehicles visible in a tactical or simulated tactical setting, a Dragon daysight, and a simulated round of ammunition (FHT), prepared for firing.

Standards. Within two minutes, recognize 10 out of 10 vehicles as friendly or enemy.

Evaluation Preparation.

Setup. The basic combat vehicle identification training aid, GTA 17-2-13, shows multiple views of 30 friendly and enemy armored vehicles. These are the vehicles that every student should know. Show each student the pictures of any six enemy and any four friendly armored vehicles. Show each picture for 10 seconds.

Brief student. "I will show you each picture for 10 seconds. During that time, you must state whether the vehicle is friendly or enemy."

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 10

EXPLAIN EMERGENCY DESTRUCTION PROCEDURES

Conditions. Given a simulated situation in which capture is imminent, and the order to destroy the sight and rounds of ammunition.

Standards. Explain how to destroy Dragon components and ammunition.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'begin,' you must explain emergency destruction procedures for a Dragon. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

TRAINING OBJECTIVE 11

EXPLAIN EMERGENCY DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES

Conditions. Given the Dragon sights and a round of ammunition (for all tasks, use the FHT instead of an actual round), M8 paper, M256 detector kit, M258A1 kit, hot, soapy water, lens tissue, camel's-hair brush, and ethyl alcohol.

Standards. Correctly explain the decontamination procedures for the Dragon sights and round of ammunition.

Evaluation Preparation.

Brief student. "When I say 'Begin,' you will correctly explain how to decontaminate the Dragon sights and a round of ammunition. Do you have any questions?"

Answer the student's questions. If the student still does not understand, say, "Do the best you can."

Instructor's Note. Decide whether the Dragon needs immediate decontamination. If the gunner is already wearing MOPP4 and the threat is imminent, decontamination must be postponed. If trainers plan to displace the gunner to a noncontaminated area, you must decide whether to fire the missile immediately or try to decontaminate it for transport. (Inform the student of the type of decontamination: nuclear, chemical, or biological.)




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