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CHAPTER 6

GUNNER QUALIFICATION PROGRAM

This chapter guides the unit through training soldiers to qualify as Dragon gunners. AR 614-200, paragraph 3-13, authorizes unit commanders to award the additional skill identifier (C2) to soldiers who successfully complete the qualification program. This chapter includes the qualification requirements and provides an example POI. (See Appendix G for gunner's performance test.)

6-1. REQUIREMENTS

The gunner qualification program consists of three categories of instruction: informational classes (four of these), Dragon tasks (eight of these), and tracking qualifications.

a. Informational Classes.

  • Introduction to the DGT.

  • Introduction to the DFTT.

  • Emergency decontamination procedures for the Dragon (Appendix H).

  • Emergency destruction procedures for the Dragon (Appendix H).

b. Tasks. Soldiers must obtain a GO on each of the following tasks (the order is not important):

071-052-0001 — Maintain an M47 medium antitank weapon.

071-052-0003 — Construct a fighting position for an M47 medium antitank weapon.

071-052-0004 — Restore an M47 medium antitank weapon to carrying configuration.

071-052-0005 — Operate a night vision sight AN/TAS-5.

071-052-0006 — Engage targets with an M47 medium antitank weapon.

071-317-0000 — Prepare an antiarmor range card.

071-317-3302 — Prepare an M47 medium antitank weapon for firing.

071-317-3306 — Perform misfire procedures on an M47 medium antitank weapon.

071-317-3324 — Select a fighting position for an M47 medium antitank weapon.

c. Tracking Qualification. Soldiers must successfully engage 16 out of 20 targets on the DGT. Using the DGT requires an indoor training area.

6-2. PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION

Initial gunnery trainers at Fort Benning, GA use the example POI shown in Figure 6-1 to qualify initial entry soldiers on the Dragon. Trainers in each unit can adapt this POI to the resources available.

Figure 6-1. Suggested POI for Dragon gunnery qualification.

Figure 6-1. Suggested POI for Dragon gunnery qualification.

Figgure 6-1. Suggested POI for Dragon gunnery qualification (continued).

Figgure 6-1. Suggested POI for Dragon gunnery qualification (continued).



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