FM 3-09.70 - M109A6 Howitzer (Paladin) Operations

Publication Title:                   Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for M109A6 Howitzer (Paladin) Operations
Publication/revision date:    01 AUG 2000
Field Manual:                        FM 3-09.70
   Supersedes:                      None
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
Table of Contents
PREFACE
Chapter 1 MISSION, ORGANIZATION, AND SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Mission
Organization
Force XXI Organization
System Description
Chapter 2 DUTIES OF KEY PERSONNEL
Battery Commander
First Sergeant
Firing Platoon Leader
Platoon Fire Direction Officer
Fire Direction Chief
Fire Direction Computer
Fire Direction Specialist
Platoon Sergeant
Gunnery Sergeant
Paladin Chief of Section
Gunner
Number 1 Cannoneer
Howitzer Driver
Ammunition Team Chief
Ammunition Vehicle Driver
Number 2 Cannoneer
Number 3 Cannoneer
Number 4 Cannoneer
Chapter 3 OPERATIONS
Section I — Battalion Operations
Battle Command
Displacement
Positioning
Terrain Management and Coordination
Survey Operations
Section II — Battery Operations
Battle Command
Employment of Howitzers
Reconnaissance, Selection, and Occupation of Position (RSOP)
Artillery Troop Leading Procedures
Section III — Platoon Operations
Battle Command
RSOP
Terrain Management and Coordination
Section IV — Section Operations
Battle Command
RSOP
Section V — Occupation
Procedures
Section VI — Combat Service Support
Combat Trains
Field Trains
Battalion Resupply
Battery Resupply
Platoon Resupply
Unit Maintenance
Casualty Evacuation
Chapter 4 DELIVERY OF FIRES
POC Responsibilities
Fire Direction
Mission Processing
Artillery Technical Rehearsals
POC Occupation Procedures
POC Post-Occupation Improvement
Chapter 5 COMMUNICATIONS
Battalion Communications
Battery Communications
Planning Considerations
Communications Parameters
Battery Wire System
Chapter 6 UNIT DEFENSE
Responsibilities of Key Personnel
Conduct of the Defense
Defensive Methods
Appendix A DEGRADED OPERATIONS
Degraded Platoon Operations Center
Degraded Subsystem Battle Drills
Reciprocal Laying Procedures
Appendix B AUTOMATED COMMAND AND CONTROL
Commander's Criteria
Automatic Fire Control System
Initialization
Howitzer Subscriber Table (HOW;SBT)
Howitzer Movement (HOW;MOVE)
Howitzer Update (HOW;UPDATE)
Howitzer Ammunition (HOW;AMOUP)
Ammunition and Fire Unit Update Message (AFU;UPDATE)
Fire Unit Ammunition Update Message (AFU;AMMO)
Request for Data Message (HOW;REQUEST)
Sensor-to-Shooter Operations (Linked)
Fire Direction Procedures
Be Advised That (BAT) Messages
Unable to Execute (UTE) Messages
Appendix C SAMPLE SAFETY QUALIFICATION CHECKLISTS
Qualification Tasks
Appendix D EXAMPLE PLATOON OPERATIONS CENTER CONFIGURATION
Introduction
Inside View, M577/M1068
Other Improvements, M577/M1068
Inside View, Tent Extension
Appendix E ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
Section I — Army Environmental Awareness
General Policy Statements
Section II — Paladin Specific Environmental Considerations
Field Activities
Munitions
Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste
Maintenance
Supply
Section III — Regulatory Requirements
Laws and Regulations
Regulatory Training Requirements
Environmental Compliance Officer Responsibilities
Section IV — Environmental Risk Management
Environmental Risk Management
Appendix F MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES
Platoon Movement
Paired Movement
Movement Methods
Movement to Contact
Movement TTP
Appendix G PALADIN FIRING SAFETY
General
Boxed Safety
Unboxed Safety
Combat Safety
Illumination Safety
Appendix H SAMPLE GUNNER'S QUALIFICATION TEST
Use of Test
Standards of Precision
Assistance
Task Scoring
Qualification Scores
Equipment, Personnel, and Site Requirements
Tasks
Appendix I PALADIN HOWITZER SECTION EVALUATION
Section Evaluation Score Sheet
Phase I: Sample Written Test
Phase II: Preparation for Firing Operations
Phase III: Occupation
Phase IV: Degraded Operations
Phase V: NBC Operations
Phase VI: Night Operations
Appendix J AFCS/BCS SPHEROID AND DATUM TABLES
Appendix K M93 CHRONOGRAPH MUZZLE VELOCITY SYSTEM
General Description
Environmental Information
Installation
Operational Sequence
Troubleshooting
Step by Step Procedures for Calibration
Platoon Leadership Actions
POC Responsibilities
Appendix L SAMPLE PRECOMBAT CHECKS
Survivability PCCs
PCCs to Support Essential Field Artillery Tasks
Personnel and Equipment PCCs
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
AUTHENTICATION
 

 

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