Figure Millimeter Parapet Position Construction Detail

(3) Parapet position for self-propelled artillery and ammunition carrier. See Appendix E, page E-15, for information and an illustration about parapet positions for self-propelled artillery.

(4) Parapet position for air-defense artillery (ADA). See Appendix E, page E-15, for information and an illustration about parapet positions for ADA.

(5) Deep-cut position. A deep-cut vehicle position (Figure 2-13) is prepared to provide protection for support vehicles such as cargo trucks; maintenance and computer maintenance vans; communications; decontamination equipment; petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) transporters; and earthmoving equipment. The position is usually open on each end for drive-in access and egress, or prepared with a rear wall having one entranceway only. The position is designed so the tops of vehicles are at least 1 foot below the top of the surrounding walls. Camouflage netting, if available, is placed across the position. The deep-cut vehicle protective position is not used as a fighting position because deep cuts do not provide hull defilade, turret defilade, and concealed routes between positions. However, the tactical operations center (TOC) can use the deep-cut design with two cuts intersection for battlefield positions.

Figure 2-13. Deep-Cut Position

(6) Covered deep-cut position. The covered deep-cut vehicle protective position (Figure 2-14) provides improved protection over the deep-cut protective position. In a defensive operation, several deliberate fighting positions are constructed with concealed routes from these positions to the covered deep-cut positions. The weapon remains inside the covered deep-cut position until needed. After firing, the weapon is moved to alternate fighting positions or returned to its covered deep-cut position. This position also provides overhead cover for the protection of essential supplies or equipment. Table 2-5 gives the dimensions of a typical deep-cut position.

Figure 2-14. Covered Deep-Cut Position

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