Bradley Gunnery

 

Publication Title:                   Bradley Gunnery
Publication/revision date:    28 NOV 2003
Field Manual:                        FM 23-23
   Supersedes:                      FM 23-1, 18 MAR 1996
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

CONTENTS
Gunnery Tables
Preface

CHAPTER 1. VEHICULAR SYSTEMS
1-1. Overview of Models
1-2. M2A2 and M3A2 Models
1-3. M2A2 ODS and ODS-E, and M3A2ODS
1-4. M2A3 and M3A3 Models
1-5. M6 Linebacker
1-6. M7 Bradley Fire Support Team
1-7. Bradley Rollover Drill
CHAPTER 2. WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
Section I. Weapon Systems
2-1. M242 25-mm Automatic Gun
2-2. M240C 7.62-mm Coaxial Machine Gun
2-3. Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided Missile
2-4. M231 5.56-mm Firing Port Weapon
2-5. M257 Smoke-Grenade Launcher
2-6. Stinger Missile Subsystem
Section II. Ammunition
2-7. M242 25-mm Automatic Gun (Standard)
2-8. M240C 7.62-mm Coaxial Machine Gun
2-9. Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided Missile
2-10. Stinger Missile
2-11. M231 5.56-mm Firing Port Weapon
2-12. M257 Smoke-Grenade Launcher
CHAPTER 3. CREW TRAINING
Section I. Tasks
3-1. Skills
3-2. Preliminary Gunnery
3-3. COFT and BATS
3-4. Device Gunnery
3-5. Live-Fire Gunnery
Section II. Leader Skills
3-6. Coordination and Integration
3-7. Close Combat
Section III. Development of Training Program
3-8. Battle Focus
3-9. Mission-Essential Task List
3-10. Commander's Assessment
Section IV. Training Strategy
3-11. Crew Training
3-12. Cross Training
3-13. Integrated Training
Section V. Training Plans
3-14. Bradley Master Gunner
3-15. Relationships Between Key Leaders and Trainers
3-16. Crew Stability Management
3-17. Long-Range Training Plans
3-18. Short-Range Training Plans
3-19. Near-Term Training Plans
Section VI. Collective Training
3-20. Home-Station Gunnery
3-21. Gunnery Densities
3-22. Gunnery Levels
3-23. Gunnery Conditions
3-24. Training Requirements
CHAPTER 4. TRAINING DEVICES
4-1. Types
4-2. Appended Equipment
4-3. Simulators
4-4. Training Aids
CHAPTER 5. RANGE OPERATIONS
5-1. Preparation and Operation
5-2. Reconnaissance
5-3. Personnel, Equipment, and Layout
5-4. Establishment of Live-Fire Range
5-5. Digital Range Setup
CHAPTER 6. ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
Section I. Target Acquisition
6-1. Search
6-2. Target Detection
6-3. Target Location
6-4. Range Estimation
6-5. Range Determination
6-6. Target Identification
6-7. Acquisition Reports
Section II. Decision Process
6-8. Determination of Target Threat Levels
6-9. Selection of Weapon and Ammunition
6-10. Target Confirmation
Section III. Engagement Execution
6-11. Methods
6-12. Techniques
6-13. Direct-Fire Adjustment
6-14. 25-mm-Point Targets
6-15. Fire-Control Subsystem
6-16. Kinematic Lead
6-17. Bradley A3 25-mm Point Targets
6-18. Failure of Eye-Safe Laser Range Finder
6-19. 25-mm Area-Targets
6-20. Coax Machine Gun
6-21. Suppressive Fire
6-22. Coax Point Targets
6-23. Coax Area Targets
6-24. Bradley A3 Coax
6-25. Other Uses of Machine-Gun Fire
6-26. Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided Missile
6-27. M257 Smoke-Grenade Launcher
6-28. M231 Firing-Port Weapon (M2 Only)
6-29. Aerial Targets
6-30. Problem Areas
6-31. Bradley A3 Aided-Target-Tracker Mode
6-32. Termination of Engagement
6-33. Kill Standards
6-34. Armored Vehicles
6-35. Unarmored Vehicles
6-36. Infantry Rifle Squads and Antiarmor Systems
Section IV. Fire Commands
6-37. Elements
6-38. Terms
6-39. Methods
Section V. Crew Duties in an Engagement
6-40. Defensive Engagements
6-41. Offensive Engagements
CHAPTER 7. PRELIMINARY GUNNERY
Section I. Basic Instruction
7-1. Hands-On Training
7-2. Range-Determination Training
7-3. Direct-Fire-Adjustment Exercises
Section II. TOW Training
7-4. Basic Tasks
7-5. Operation in Power Mode
7-6. Preparation for Loading
7-7. Loading Procedures
7-8. Fire and Immediate Action
7-9. Removal of Misfired Missile
7-10. Manual Procedure for Raising Launcher
7-11. Tracking
7-12. COFT Training
7-13. BATS Training
Section III. Standard Vehicle-Mounted Launcher
7-14. Raise the Stinger Launcher
7-15. Lower the Stinger Launcher
7-16. Load Stinger Missiles
7-17. Unload Stinger Missiles
7-18. Operate the Linebacker in the Engage Mode
7-19. Perform Immediate Action for Stinger Misfire
7-20. Remove a Misfired Stinger Missile from the Launcher
Section IV. Bradley Range Card
7-21. Description
7-22. Preparation
7-23. Digital Range Card Overlay
7-24. Firing Position
7-25. Task
CHAPTER 8. CREW GUNNERY
Section I. Evaluation
8-1. Engagement Standards
8-2. Task Standards
8-3. Critical Subtask Standards
8-4. Leader Subtask Standards
8-5. Noncritical Subtask Standards
8-6. Crew Device-Gunnery Standards
8-7. Crew Live-Fire Gunnery Standards
8-8. Qualification Refires
8-9. Alibis
8-10. Crew Scoresheet
Section II. Evaluators
8-11. Duties
8-12. Certification
8-13. Recertification
8-14. Sustainment
Section III. After-Action Reviews
8-15. Planning
8-16. Preparing
8-17. Conducting
Section IV. Device Gunnery
8-18. Guidelines
8-19. Bradley Table I, Crew Defense
8-20. Bradley Table II, Crew Proficiency Course
Section V. Live-Fire Gunnery
8-21. Development of Table
8-22. Targetry
8-23. Ammunition
8-24. Allowable Variations
8-25. Prerequisites
8-26. Bradley Table V, Crew Practice 1
8-27. Bradley Table VI, Crew Practice 2
8-28. Bradley Table VII, Crew Practice 3
8-29. Bradley Table VIII, Crew Qualification
CHAPTER 9. INFANTRY PLATOON
Section I. Training Program
9-1. Infantry Squad Training
9-2. Integrated Training
9-3. Requirements
Section II. Fire Distribution and Control
9-4. Principles
9-5. Fire-Control Measures
9-6. Fire Plans
Section III. Evaluation
9-7. Evaluation Team
9-8. Evaluation Guidelines
9-9. Assessment of Penalties
9-10. Examples
Section IV. Section and Platoon Device Gunnery
9-11. Guidelines
9-12. Bradley Table III, Infantry Squad and Section Exercise
9-13. Bradley Table IV, Infantry Platoon Proficiency Course
Section V. Platoon Gunnery
9-14. Development of Exercise
9-15. Prerequisites
9-16. Bradley Table XI, Infantry Platoon Practice
9-17. Bradley Table XII, Infantry Platoon Qualification
CHAPTER 10. CAVALRY SECTION ADVANCED TABLES
10-1. Principles of Training
10-2. Purpose of Gunnery Tables
10-3. Evaluation Procedures and Standards
10-4. Scoring Procedures
10-5. Ratings
10-6. Targets
10-7. Bradley Table IX, Scout Section Training
10-8. Bradley Table X, Scout Section Qualification
CHAPTER 11. AIR DEFENSE ADVANCED TABLES
11-1. Development of Exercise
11-2. Live-Fire Requirements
11-3. Targetry
11-4. Ammunition
11-5. Evaluation Standards
11-6. Army Universal Task List
11-7. Evaluation Team
11-8. Prerequisites
11-9. Refires for Qualification
11-10. Bradley Tables IXA And IX, Section Practice
11-11. Bradley Tables XA and X, Section Qualification
CHAPTER 12. ENGINEER GUNNERY
12-1. Engineer Platoon Training Program
12-2. Development of Exercise
12-3. Prerequisites
12-4. Engineer Bradley Tables III and IV, Section and Platoon Device Gunnery
12-5. Engineer Bradley Table XI, Platoon Practice
12-6. Engineer Bradley Table XII, Platoon Qualification
CHAPTER 13. FIRE-SUPPORT TEAM GUNNERY
Section I. Training Program
13-1. Crew Training
13-2. UCOFT Training Strategy
13-3. Advanced Gunnery
Section II. Evaluation
13-4. Standards
13-5. Team
Section III. Advanced Gunnery
13-6. Development of Exercise
13-7. Prerequisites for BFIST Table X
13-8. Collective Task List
13-9. Refires for Qualification
13-10. BFIST Table IX, Crew Fires-Integration Course
13-11. BFIST Table X, Crew Certification
13-12. Fire Commands
APPENDIX A. BRADLEY GUNNERY SKILLS TEST
APPENDIX B. BORESIGHTING
APPENDIX C. ZEROING
APPENDIX D. PREFIRE CHECKS, MALFUNCTIONS, AND POSTFIRE CHECKS
APPENDIX E. URBAN OPERATIONS
APPENDIX F. RIFLE INFANTRY TRAINING

GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
AUTHENTICATION

DA Form 7354-R (Revised), Bradley Crew Scoresheet
DA Form 7522-R, Bradley Gunnery Skills Test Scoresheet
DA Form 7523-R, Boresight Telescope Accuracy Test Scoresheet

 

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