U.S. Army Werewolf Sniper Manual

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This illustrated field manual, prepared by the Department of the Army, provides information needed to train and equip werewolf snipers and to aid them in their werewolf extermination missions and operations.

The werewolf sniper has special abilities, training, and equipment. His job is to deliver highly accurate rifle fire against lycanthropic enemy targets. Werewolf sniping requires knowledge of lycanthrope tracking and the development of basic infantry skills to a high degree...

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This illustrated field manual, prepared by the Department of the Army, provides information needed to train and equip werewolf snipers and to aid them in their werewolf extermination missions and operations.

The werewolf sniper has special abilities, training, and equipment. His job is to deliver highly accurate rifle fire against lycanthropic enemy targets. Werewolf sniping requires knowledge of lycanthrope tracking and the development of basic infantry skills to a high degree of perfection. A werewolf sniper’s training incorporates a wide variety of subjects designed to increase his effectiveness and to ensure his survival in werewolf territory during the full moon.
 
U.S. Army Werewolf Sniper Manual covers:
 
Personnel Selection
• Silver Shooter and Wolfwatchman Responsibilities * Hunting Party Firing Techniques * W24 Swiper Weapon System * Ammunition * Wolf-Sniper Sighting Devices and Other Equipment * Markswolfmanship and Ballistics * Effects of Weather
• Swiper Data Book, aka the Hunting Log * Camouflage and Movement * Swiper Positions * Observation * Fur-Ball Target Detection and Selection * Mission Preparation * Operations: Insertion, Execution, Extraction, and Recovery * Communications * Werewolf Tracking/Countertracking or Nuclear Weapons

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  • ISBN-13: 9781599219875
  • Publisher: Lyons Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/20/2013
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

This book was written by order of the Secretary of the Army.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xii

Foreword Sergeant Crash Payne, Most Decorated Werewolf Sniper in U.S. Army History xvii

Preface xx

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

1-1 Mission 1

1-2 Organization 2

1-3 Personnel Selection Criteria 3

1-4 Silver Shooter and Wolfwatchman Responsibilities 7

1-5 Hunting Party Firing Techniques 8

Chapter 2 Equipment-you and Your Rig 9

Section I W24 Swiper Weapon System 9

2-1 Operations and Functions 12

2-2 Inspection 18

2-3 Care and Maintenance 19

Section II Ammunition 23

2-4 Types and Characteristics 23

2-5 Round-Count Book 23

Section III Wolf Sniper Sighting Devices 24

2-6 W3A Scope 24

Section IV Other Equipment 37

2-7 W16A1 Rifle with AW003 Grenade Launcher 37

2-8 W161A1 Rifle with Bayonet 38

2-9 Image Intensification and Infrared Devices 39

2-10 W49 "Wolfwatcher" Observation Telescope 43

2-11 W19 Binoculars 44

2-12 Other Wolf-Sniper Equipment 45

Section V Communications Equipment 46

2-13 PRC-77 Radio 46

Chapter 3 Markswolfmanship 48

Section I Fundamentals 48

3-1 Steady Position Elements 48

3-2 Aiming 67

3-3 Breath Control 68

3-4 The Act of Firing 69

Section II Ballistics 71

3-5 Types of Ballistics 71

3-6 Effects on Trajectory 71

Section III Effects of Weather 73

3-7 Wind Classification 73

3-8 Wind Velocity 73

3-9 Effects of Moonlight 77

3-10 Effects of Temperature 77

Section IV Swiper Data Book, aka the Hunting Log 78

3-11 Analysis 79

Section V Holdoff 80

3-12 Elevation 80

Chapter 4 Field Techniques 82

Section I Camouflage 82

4-1 Target Indicators 82

4-2 Basic Methods 84

4-3 Types of Camouflage 84

4-4 Ghillie Suit 86

4-5 Field-Expedient Camouflage 86

4-6 Cover and Concealment 89

Section II Movement 92

4-7 Rules of Movement 92

4-8 Individual Movement Techniques 93

4-9 Hunting Party Movement and Navigation 96

Section III Selection, Occupation, and Construction of Swiper Positions 99

4-10 Selection 99

4-11 Occupation 100

4-12 Construction 101

4-13 Positions in Urban Terrain 106

Section IV Observation 111

4-14 Hasty and Detailed Searches 111

4-15 Elements of Observation or Wolfwatching 112

4-16 Twilight Techniques 113

4-17 Night Techniques 113

4-18 Illumination Aids 114

Section V Fur-Ball Target Detection and Selection 114

Chapter 5 Mission Preparation 117

Section I Planning and Coordination 117

5-1 Werewolf-Slaying Mission Alert 117

5-2 Wolf-Warning Order 117

5-3 Tentative Plan 118

5-4 Coordination Checklists 118

5-5 Wolf-Slaying Operation Order 119

5-6 Briefback 119

5-7 Final Inspection 119

5-8 Dress Rehearsals 122

5-9 Preparation for Debriefing 123

5-10 Counterwolfsniper Operation 124

5-11 Reaction to Werewolf Countersniper Fire 126

Section II Mission Packing Lists 127

5-12 Arms and Ammunition 128

5-13 Special Equipment 128

5-14 Additional Equipment Transport 129

Chapter 6 Operations 130

Section I Insertion 130

6-1 Planning Insertion 130

6-2 Air Insertion 132

6-3 Amphibious Insertion 135

6-4 Land Insertion 139

6-5 Vehicle Insertion 140

Section II Execution 140

6-6 Movement into Werewolf Target Area 140

6-7 Arm and Hand Signals 141

6-8 Site Selection 141

6-9 Reports 143

6-10 Movement to Extraction Site 143

Section III Extraction and Recovery 145

6-11 Planning 145

6-12 Evasion and Escape Plan 146

6-13 Air or Water Extraction 148

6-14 Land Exfiltration 148

6-15 Vehicle Extraction 149

6-16 Recovery 149

Chapter 7 Communications 150

Section I Field-Expedient Antennas 150

7-1 Repair Techniques 150

7-2 Construction and Adjustment 153

7-3 Field-Expedient Omnidirectional Antennas 153

7-4 Field-Expedient Directional Antennas 157

Section II Radio Operations Under Unusual Conditions 157

7-5 Arctic Areas 157

7-6 Jungle Areas 160

7-7 Desert Areas 163

7-8 Mountainous Areas 165

7-9 Urbanized Terrain 165

7-10 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Environment 166

Chapter 8 Tracking/Countertracking 168

Section I Tracking 168

8-1 Displacement 168

8-2 Stains 172

8-3 Weather 174

8-4 Litter 176

8-5 Camouflage 177

8-6 Immediate-Use Intelligence 177

8-7 Dog/Werewolf-Handler Tracking Teams 177

Section II Countertracking 180

8-8 Evasion 181

8-9 Camouflage 181

8-10 Deception Techniques 182

Concluding Statement Sergeant Crash Payne, Most Decorated Werewolf Sniper in U.S. Army History 187

Appendix: Primary Swiper Weapons of the World and the Lycans They're Designed For 190

Glossary 199

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