Engaging A Visible Deep Target During Limited Visibility

TRAVERSE A FEW MILS (METERS) RIGHT AND LEFT OF THE LINE OF SEARCH.

TRAVERSE A FEW MILS (METERS) RIGHT AND LEFT OF THE LINE OF SEARCH.

DEEP TARGETS

The gunner first lays on the center of mass of the target He searches down to the near end and then up to the far end. With the tripod-mounted gun, the target is searched by using the elevating handwheel. To help make rapid lateral adjustments, the traversing slide is kept loose. While searching the target, the gunner traverses a few mils to either side of his line of search by applying shoulder pressure (left/right) to the stock of the gun. With the bipod-mounted gun, the gunner covers the entire target by selecting successive aiming points and observing his tracers.

One type of target for the machineguns during limited visibility is enemy crew-served weapons. These enemy weapons may be identified during limited visibility by their muzzle flashes. To engage these targets, the gunner uses his night vision device. Fire should be delivered at the rapid rate and adjusted by observing the tracer stream.

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