M47 Dragon Medium Antitank Weapon System

Publication Title:                   M47 Dragon Medium Antitank Weapon System
Publication/revision date:    30 AUG 2001
Field Manual:                        FM 3-23.24
   Supersedes:                      FM 23-24 (03 APR 1990)
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
Table of Contents
COVER
PREFACE

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
1-1. Major Components
1-2. Technical Data

Chapter 2 OPERATION AND FUNCTION
2-1. Inspection
2-2. Carrying Techniques
2-3. Preparation for Firing
2-4. Firing Positions
2-5. Target Acquisition and Evaluation
2-6. Missile Flight and Control
2-7. Failure to Fire
2-8. Restoration to Carrying Configuration
2-9. Adverse Weather Conditions

Chapter 3 TRAINING EQUIPMENT
3-1. Precision Gunnery Training System
3-2. Dragon Gunnery Trainer
3-3. Dragon Field Tactical Trainer

Chapter 4 UNIT TRAINING
4-1. Training Strategy
4-2. Commander's Responsibility
4-3. Training Program Goals
4-4. Instructor Selection
4-5. Gunner Selection
4-6. Matching the Training Program to the Unit
4-7. Leader Training
4-8. Gunner Training
4-9. Team Training
4-10. Collective Training
4-11. Evaluation

Chapter 5 INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE TRAINING
Training Program Schedule
Individual Instruction
Training Sequence
Firing Positions
M113 Instructional Techniques
Sighting, Aiming, and Firing
Breath Control
Tracking Exercises
Range Procedures

Chapter 6 GUNNER QUALIFICATION PROGRAM
6-1. Requirements
6-2. Program of Instruction

Chapter 7 SUSTAINMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
7-1. Gunner Sustainment Training
7-2. Collective Training

Chapter 8 EMPLOYMENT
Section I. Employment in the Defense
8-1. Firing Positions
8-2. Movement
8-3. Selection of Fighting Positions
8-4. Preparation of Fighting Positions
8-5. Preparation of Range Cards
8-6. Target Identification
8-7. Target Recognition by Type
8-8. Thermal Identification
Section II. Target Engagement
8-9. Engagement Range
8-10. Range Determination
8-11. Time and Space
8-12. Vulnerable Points of Armored Vehicles
8-13. Fire Control
8-14. Limited Visibility

Appendix A TRAIN-THE-TRAINER TASKS FOR THE DGT AND DFTT

Appendix B DRAGON GUNNERY TRAINER

Appendix C DRAGON FIELD TACTICAL TRAINER

Appendix D FIRING TABLES FOR DRAGON PRECISION GUNNERY TRAINING DEVICES

Appendix E M113 ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER

Appendix F SAFETY

Appendix G GUNNER'S PERFORMANCE TEST

Appendix H DECONTAMINATION AND DESTRUCTION PROCEDURES

Appendix I THERMAL TARGET RECOGNITION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ENGAGEMENT

GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
DA FORMS DA FORM 4242-1-R

DA FORM 7445-R

DA FORM 7446-R

DA FORM 7447-R

AUTHENTICATION
 

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