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MILITARY ASPECTS OF TERRAIN

 

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MILITARY ASPECTS OF TERRAIN

OBSTACLES

AVENUES OF APPROACH

KEY TERRAIN

OBSERVATION AND FIELDS OF FIRE

COVER AND CONCEALMENT

OBSTACLES

REINFORCING

MINEFIELDS/WIRE

ROADBLOCKS

ANTITANK DITCHES

HINDERING

DEEP RIVERS OR STREAMS

URBAN AREAS

SWAMPS

AVENUES OF APPROACH

ROADS

DRAWS

RIDGES

TRAILS

KEY TERRAIN

PROVIDES ADVANTAGE TO UNIT THAT HOLDS IT

USUALLY AIDS IN:

CONCEALMENT

OBSERVATION

FIELDS OF FIRE

OBSERVATION AND FIELDS OF FIRE

OBSERVATION:

APPLIES TO WHAT CAN BE SEEN

IS NEEDED TO GAIN INFORMATION ON THE ENEMY

FIELDS OF FIRE

APPLIES TO WHAT CAN BE HIT

ARE NEEDED TO APPLY DIRECT/INDIRECT FIRES ON THE ENEMY

COVER AND CONCEALMENT

COVER PROTECTS YOU FROM ENEMY FIRE

BUNKERS

FIGHTING POSITIONS

TERRAIN

CONCEALMENT PROTECTS YOU FROM ENEMY OBSERVATION

DENSE VEGETATION

MAN-MADE CAMOUFLAGE

TERRAIN