Contents

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Preface iv

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION

1-1. Major Components 1-1

1-2. Technical Data 1-6

CHAPTER 2. OPERATION AND FUNCTION

2-1. Inspection 2-1

2-2. Carrying Techniques 2-1

2-3. Preparation for Firing 2-1

2-4. Firing Positions 2-5

2-5. Target Acquisition and Evaluation 2-5

2-6. Missile Flight and Control 2-6

2-7. Failure to Fire 2-7

2-8. Restoration to Carrying Configuration 2-8

2-9. Adverse Weather Conditions 2-8

CHAPTER 3. TRAINING EQUIPMENT

3-1. Precision Gunnery Training System 3-1

3-2. Dragon Gunnery Trainer 3-2

3-3. Dragon Field Tactical Trainer 3-3

CHAPTER 4. UNIT TRAINING

4-1. Training Strategy 4-1

4-2. Commander's Responsibility 4-2

4-3. Training Program Goals 4-2

4-4. Instructor Selection 4-2

4-5. Gunner Selection 4-3

4-6. Matching the Training Program to the Unit 4-3

4-7. Leader Training 4-3

4-8. Gunner Training 4-4

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

* This publication supersedes FM 23-24, 3 April 1990.

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4-10. Collective Training 4-7

4-11. Evaluation 4-7

CHAPTER 5. INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE TRAINING

5-1. Training Program Schedule 5-1

5-2. Individual Instruction 5-1

5-3. Training Sequence 5-1

5-4. Firing Positions 5-2

5-5. M113 Instructional Techniques 5-4

5-8. Tracking Exercises 5-5

5-9. Range Procedures 5-5

CHAPTER 6. GUNNER QUALIFICATION PROGRAM

6-1. Requirements 6-1

6-2. Program of Instruction 6-1

CHAPTER 7. SUSTAINMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

7-1. Gunner Sustainment Training 7-1

7-2. Collective Training 7-1

CHAPTER 8. EMPLOYMENT

Section I. Employment in the Defense 8-1

8-1. Firing Positions 8-1

8-3. Selection of Fighting Positions 8-2

8-4. Preparation of Fighting Positions 8-3

8-5. Preparation of Range Cards 8-7

8-6. Target Identification 8-9

8-7. Target Recognition by Type 8-11

8-8. Thermal Identification 8-12

Section II. Target Engagement 8-13

8-9. Engagement Range 8-13

8-10. Range Determination 8-13

8-12. Vulnerable Points of Armored Vehicles 8-17

8-14. Limited Visibility 8-21

APPENDIXA. TRAIN-THE-TRAINER TASKS FOR THE DGT AND DFTT A-1

APPENDIXB. DRAGON GUNNERY TRAINER B-1

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APPENDIX C. DRAGON FIELD TACTICAL TRAINER C-1

APPENDIX D. FIRING TABLES FOR DRAGON PRECISION GUNNERY

TRAINING DEVICES D-1

APPENDIX E. M113 ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER E-1

APPENDIX F. SAFETY F-1

APPENDIX G. GUNNER'S PERFORMANCE TEST G-1

APPENDIX H. DECONTAMINATION AND DESTRUCTION PROCEDURES . H-1 APPENDIX I. THERMAL TARGET RECOGNITION, IDENTIFICATION,

AND ENGAGEMENT I-1

GLOSSARY Glossary-1

REFERENCES References-1

INDEX Index-1

DA FORMS

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