Infantryman's Guide To Combat In Built-Up Areas

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This combat manual covers ground operations in urban settings. It clearly outlines skills unique to city fighting, including analyzing terrain, seizing blocks and buildings, setting up firing positions, scaling walls, employing snipers, evaluating civilian impact and effects of small arms and support weapons, and much more.
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Overview

This combat manual covers ground operations in urban settings. It clearly outlines skills unique to city fighting, including analyzing terrain, seizing blocks and buildings, setting up firing positions, scaling walls, employing snipers, evaluating civilian impact and effects of small arms and support weapons, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873648004
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Section I Background
1-1 AirLand Battle
1-2 Definitions
1-3 Cities
1-4 The Threat in Built-Up Areas
Section II Characteristics and Categories of Built-Up Ares
1-5 Characteristics
1-6 Categories
Section III Special Considerations
1-7 Battles in Built-Up Ares
1-8 Target Engagement
1-9 Small-Unit Battles
1-10 Munitions and Special Equipment
1-11 Communications
1-12 Stress
1-13 Restrictions
1-14 Fratricide Avoidance
Chapter 2 - Urban Analysis
Section I Model of Built-Up Areas
2-1 Regional Urban Characteristics
2-2 Specific Characteristics of Urban Areas
2-3 Characteristics of Urban Areas
Section II Terrain and Weather Analysis
2-4 Special Terrain Considerations
2-5 Special Weather Considerations
Section III Threat Evaluation and Integration
2-6 Operational Factors
2-7 Urban Counterinsurgency, Counterguerrilla, and Counterterrorist Operations
2-8 Projected Threat Capabilities
Chapter 3 - Offensive Operations
Section I Offensive Considerations
3-1 Reasons for Attacking Built-Up Areas
3-2 Reasons for Not Attacking a Built-Up Area
Section II Characteristics of Offensive Operations in a Built-Up Area
3-3 Troop Requirements
3-4 Maneuver
3-5Use of Equipment
Section III Types of Offensive Operations
3-6 Hasty Attack
3-7 Deliberate Attack
Section IV METT-T Factors
3-8 Mission
3-9 Enemy
3-10 Terrain
3-11 Troops
3-12 Time
Section V Command and Control
3-13 Command
3-14 Control
Section VI Battalion Task Force Attack on a Built-Up Area
3-15 Conduct of Deliberate Attack
3-16 Seizure of Key Objective
3-17 Infiltration
3-18 Route Security
Section VII Company Team Attack of a Built-Up Area
3-19 Attack of a Block
3-20 Attack of an Enemy Outpost
3-21 Seizure of a Traffic Circle
3-22 Seizure of Key Terrain
3-23 Reconnaissance
Section VIII Platoon Attack of a Built-Up Area
3-24 Attack of a Building
3-25 Movement Down a Street
3-26 Counterattacks
Chapter 4 - Defensive Operations
Section I 4-1 Reasons for Defending Built-Up Areas
4-2 Reasons for Not Defending Built-Up Areas
Section II Characteristics of Built-Up Areas
4-3 Obstacles
4-4 Avenues of Approach
4-5 Key Terrain
4-6 Observation and Fields of Fire
4-7 Cover and Concealment
4-8 Fire Hazards
4-9 Communications Restrictions
Section III Factors of METT-T
4-10 Mission
4-11 Enemy
4-12 Terrain
4-13 Troops Available
4-14 Time Available
Section IV Command and Control
4-15 Command Post Facilities
4-16 Organization of the Defense
4-17 Counterattack
4-18 Defense During Limited Visibility
Section V Defensive Plan at Battalion Level
4-19 Defense of a Village
4-20 Defense in Sector
4-21 Delay in a Built-Up Area
Section VI 4-22 Defense of a Village
4-23 Defense of a City Block
4-24 Company Delay
4-25 Defense of a Traffic Circle
Section VII Defensive Plan at Platoon Level
4-26 Defense of a Strongpoint
4-27 Defense Against Armor
4-28 Conduct of Armored Ambush
Chapter 5 - Fundamental Combat Skills
Section I Movement
5-1 Crossing of a Wall
5-2 Movement Around Corners
5-3 Movement Past Windows
5-4 Use of Doorways
5-5 Movement Parallel to Buildings
5-6 Crossing of Open Areas
5-7 Fire Team Employment
5-8 Movement Between Positions
5-9 Movement Inside a Building
Section II Entry Techniques
5-10 Upper Building Levels
5-11 Use of Ladders
5-12 Use of Grappling Hook
5-13 Scaling of Walls
5-14 Rappelling
5-15 Entry at Lower Levels
5-16 Hand Grenades
Section III Firing Positions
5-17 Hasty Firing Position
5-18 Prepared Firing Position
5-19 Target Acquisition
5-20 Flame Operations
5-21 Employment of Snipers
Section IV Navigation in Built-Up Areas
5-22 Military Maps
5-23 Global Positioning Systems
5-24 Aerial Photographs
Section V Camouflage
5-25 Application
5-26 Use of Shadows
5-27 Color and Texture
Chapter 6 - Combat Support
6-1 Mortars
6-2 Field Artillery
6-3 Naval Gunfire
6-4 Tactical Air
6-5 Air Defense
6-6 Army Aviation
6-7 Helicopters
6-8 Engineers
6-9 Military Police
6-10 Communications
Chapter 7 - Combat Service Support and Legal Aspects of Combat
Section I Combat Service Support
7-1 Guidelines
7-2 Principal Functions
7-3 Supply and Movement Functions
7-4 Medical
7-5 Personnel Services
Section II Legal Aspects of Combat
7-6 Civilian Impact in the Battle Area
7-7 Command Authority
7-8 Source Utilization
7-9 Health and Welfare
7-10 Law and Order
7-11 Public Affairs Officer and Media Relations
7-12 Civil Affairs Units and Media Relations
7-13 Provost Marshall
7-14 Commander's Legal Authority and Responsibilities
Chapter 8 - Employment and Effects of Weapons
8-1 Effectiveness of Weapons and Demolitions
8-2 M16 Rifle and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon/Machine Gun
8-3 Medium and Heavy Machine Guns (7.62-mm and .50-Caliber)
8-4 Grenade Launchers, 40-mm (M203 and MK 19)
8-5 Light and Medium Recoilless Weapons
8-6 Antitank Guided Missiles
8-7 Flame Weapons
8-8 Hand Grenades
8-9 Mortars
8-10 25-mm Automatic Gun
8-11 Tank Cannon
8-12 Combat Engineer Vehicle Demolition Gun
8-13 Artillery and Naval Gunfire
8-14 Aerial Weapons
8-15 Demolitions
Appendix A Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Considerations
Appendix B Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Appendix C Obstacles, Mines, and Demolitions
Appendix D Subterranean Operations
Appendix E Fighting Positions
Appendix F Attacking and Clearing Buildings
Appendix G Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Under Restrictive Conditions
Appendix H Urban Building Analysis
Appendix I Night Operations
Glossary
References
Index
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