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071-008-0007 (SL1) - Engage Targets with an M16-Series Rifle Using an AN/PAS-13 Series Thermal Weapon Sight

Standards: Detected and determined range to targets. Fired the M16-series rifle to engage targets in the assigned sector of fire. Applied correct marksmanship fundamentals and target engagement techniques so each target was hit or suppressed.

Conditions: Given an M16-series rifle with a mounted and zeroed AN/PAS-13 series thermal weapon sight (TWS), loaded magazines with 5.56-mm ammunition, threat targets, and a requirement to engage such targets.

Standards: Detected and determined range to targets. Fired the M16-series rifle to engage targets in the assigned sector of fire. Applied correct marksmanship fundamentals and target engagement techniques so each target was hit or suppressed.

Performance Steps

1.   Place TWS into operation.

2.   Assume an appropriate firing position based on the situation. The firing position should protect you from enemy fire and observation, yet allow you to place effective fire on targets in your sector of fire.

a. Foxhole. Advantages: best when available. Disadvantages: no overhead cover.

b. Prone. Advantages: steady, easy to assume, low silhouette, and easily adapted to use of cover and support. Disadvantages: effectiveness can be limited by terrain and vegetation irregularities.

c. Prone supported. Advantages: steadier than prone, other advantages the same as prone. Disadvantages: same as prone.

d. Kneeling. Advantages: used when firing from behind something, used on ground that is level or gently sloping upward. Disadvantage: exposed to small arms fire.

e. Kneeling supported. Advantages: steadier than kneeling; other advantages the same as kneeling. Disadvantages: exposure to small arms fire.

f.  Standing. Advantages: used in assault to surprise targets or when other positions are not appropriate. Disadvantages: Unstable and allows more exposure to small arms fire.

3.   Identify targets in your designated sector of fire.

4.   Load the weapon.

5.   Acquire targets using TWS reticle. Use the small dots shown in a horizontal row to the right of the reticle center as aiming points for M16-series rifles.

a. Personnel: Place the target on the horizontal line and match its height with one of the vertical lines. Measurement is made from the horizontal line to the top (or bottom) of each vertical line for the range indicated.

b. Tank: When viewed from the side, place the left edge of tank at the left side of the horizontal line. Read the range to the tank from the scale at the right edge of the tank. When viewed from front or rear, use one half the indicated range value (because width of the tank is approximately half the length of the tank).

6.   Fire on target(s) until they are destroyed or until you receive an order to cease fire.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Evaluate this task on a live-fire range. Provide the soldier with the equipment and materials in task conditions.

Brief Soldier: Brief the soldier on range safety according to installation SOP. Tell the soldier to assume the prone supported or supported fighting position. Tell him you are evaluating his ability to place effective fire on targets using the M16-series rifle equipped with the AN/PAS-13 thermal weapon sight.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Placed TWS into operation.

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2.   Assumed an appropriate firing position based on the situation.

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3.   Identified targets in the designated sector of fire.

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4.   Loaded the weapon.

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5.   Acquired targets using TWS reticle.

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6.   Fired on target(s) until they were destroyed or until the order to cease fire was received.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 21-75

 

 

TM 11-5855-309-12&P