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This manual provides guidance for using and employing the M47 Dragon, a medium-range, antiarmor, surface-attack, guided missile weapon system. It provides information about the M47 Dragon's characteristics, nomenclature, and functions. The training program provided helps develop, evaluate, and maintain the proficiency of Dragon gunners. Tactical employment procedures described herein do not cover all situations.

Leaders and members of units equipped with the M47 Dragon should use this manual to train and test individual gunners or teams. This manual also discusses five key elements for maintaining combat proficiency with the Dragon:

  • Technical and tactical information.

  • A training program that stresses command involvement.

  • Centralized training.

  • Gunner selection.

  • Development of qualified trainers.

The proponent of this publication is the United States Army Infantry School. Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Commandant, US Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-INB-O, Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5594 or to

Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are included.

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