Targets for SAW gunners in combat will in most cases be enemy troops. Different troop formations will make it necessary to use different classes of fire distribution. These targets have width and depth, and the fire must thoroughly cover the area in which the enemy is known or suspected to be. The targets may be easy to find or hard to see or find.
a. POINT TARGETS. These require the use of a single aiming point. Examples of point targets are enemy bunkers, weapons emplacements, vehicles, and troops.
b. AREA TARGETS. These may have considerable width and depth and may require extensive traversing and searching fire, such as a target where the enemy's exact location is unknown. Area targets are of three major kinds:
(3) Linear with depth.
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