Tank Grenade Launchers.
See Figure 12-5, MCO P3570.1A, for surface
danger zone guideline8 and personnel cover requirements.
Tank Cannon. Refer to Table 12-1, MCO P3570.1A, for surface danger
zone dimension guidelines for tank cannon: Dimensions A, B, X, and direct
fire safety distance8 for unprotected personnel.
Ammunition. The Range Officer shall authorize types of ammunition
to be fired.
Subcaliber Tank Weapons. Refer to Table 12-2, MCO P3570.1A, for
surface danger zone requirements.
Impact Area and Maximum Range. The length of the Impact area,
distance X for one or more tank8 firing on the move or for single tank cannon
direct fire from a static position or for tank cannon crossfire shall be not
leas than the maximum range of the tank cannon firing the longest range TP or
service projectiles permitted to be fired at an elevation of 10 degrees
(178 mils). Refer to Table 12-1, MCO P357O.1A. for the maximum ranges of tank
cannon, for 105 mm gun, 152 mm gun, and 165 mm gun. Thin restriction shall
not apply to tank-mounted machineguns; the maximum range of these weapons is
such that they will fire within the tank cannon safety limits when fired at
any elevation. Refer to Table 12-2, MCO P3570.1A, for dimensions of surface
danger zone for subcaliber tank weapons.
6.5.7 Other Requirements. Place targets no that no tank cannon will be
fired at elevations greater than 5 degrees (89 mils) with the horizontal. The
limitation of the length of the impact area to that required at 10 degrees
(178 mils) maximum angle of elevation, for the longest range ammunition to be
used, does not preclude the use of the higher angles of fire that are possible
by using reduced charges or by other means within range limitation.
Air Defense Weapons Firing at Aerial Targets. Criteria for
designing a projectile range for air defense weapons firing at aerial targets
are shown in Figure 14-1, MCO P3570.1A. and is established for 20, 30, and
40 mm guns.
Air Defense Weapons Firing at Ground Targets. Criteria for
designing a projectile range for air defense weapons firing at ground targets
are shown in MCO P3570.1A, Figure 14-2, and in established for the 20, 30, and
40 mm guns. See Figure 14-2, MCO P3570.1A, for surface danger zone and refer
to Table 14-1 for maximum range.
Mortars. Criteria are established in MCO P3570.1A for 60 mm, 81 mm,
and 4.2 in. mortars; see Figure 10-l for surface danger tone, and for danger
area dimensions, refer to Table 10-1. Dimensions A and B.
Rocket Launchers. Criteria are established for 35 mm X73 practice
rocket, 66 mm M72 Light Antitank Weapon (LAW) rocket, 66 mm M74 incendiary
rocket, and 3.5-in. rocket.