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Prepare a range card for an M60 machine gun

Station L – M60 MACHINE GUN – Point L-3

TASK: Prepare a range card for an M60 machine gun.

TEST CONDITIONS: During daylight, in a defensive fighting position, given a tripod mounted M60 machine gun with components, a designated primary sector of fire, principal direction of fire (PDF) and a secondary sector of fire (both with recognizable targets), a blank standard range card, a pencil, and a lensatic compass.

TEST STANDARDS: Prepare a range card. Include data and sketch sections with both sectors of fire, appropriate sketches, and military symbols. Complete the task within 15 minutes.

SOLDIER’S MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task parallels STP 7 11BCHM14 SM TG task 071 312 3007. The proponent has modified it for EIB testing by adding a time standard that requires the candidate to complete the task within 15 minutes.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: An M60 machine gun, an M122 tripod, a lensatic compass, a blank FB Form 5517 R (see FM 7 7J), pencils, a 1:50,000 scale map of the area, a stopwatch, a clipboard, a field table, and FB Form 20 29.4 R.

SITE SETUP: Place a tripod mounted M60 machine gun in a hasty fighting position. Place a lensatic compass, a blank FB Form 5517 R, and a pencil beside the range card. Mark the limits of the primary and second sectors of fire ahead of time so the candidate can readily identify them. (Use natural features or man made objects.)

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates–

“Let me have your attention. At this point you must prepare a range card for an M60 machine gun.

“You will have 15 minutes to prepare a range card for the M60 machine gun. You have an M60 machine gun mounted on a tripod, a map of this area, a lensatic compass, a standard blank range card, and a pencil.

“Your primary sector of fire is from ___ (point out left or right limit) to ___ (point out the other limit). Your second sector of fire is from ___ (point out left or right limit) to ___ (point out the other limit). Your principal direction of fire is ___ (point out the PDF). You are only required to make one copy of your range card for this test. Do you understand what you must do?”

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have said.

Pause five seconds and then say–

“BEGIN.”

Allow the candidate to proceed for 15 minutes and then say–

“STOP”

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