Opposed river crossing operations manual

In order to know that you are a human (as opposed to a web bot or scraper), please enter the two words separated by a space in the ReCaptcha box below. FM commander selected a line of positions behind Hill 303, some 2, 300 yards west of the crossing sites (Position 1 on the map).

They expected the prevailing winds to carry the smoke down the valley and over the river. river crossing, the conduct of the river crossing, and the result of the rest of the operation. A study of the planning for each operation enables assessment of the preparation of the units to conduct crossings in support of the operation.

Field Manual (FM) 9013 describes how divisions and brigades conduct river crossings. It shows the relationship to corps operations, where appropriate, and includes details for lower echelons to support the brigades. A river crossing is a special operation in that it requires specific procedures for success because the water obstacle prevents normal ground maneuver.

It Tactics 101: 018 River Crossing Operations By Rick Baillergeon and John Sutherland A river will in any case enable the defender to gain time, require the attacker to make special technical preparations, and warn the latter to be cautious. May 24, 2007 Lavernia, TX. Opposed river crossing against a German unit.

Don't ask me what the dude with the M1 carbine was doing. Not from my unit. May 10, 2009 Methinks that when faced with an opposed river crossing you have three options.

Use vehicles with amphibious capabilities to cross the river, get some troops across and gain a bridgehead, build up a bridge using above mentioned pontoons, bring in more troops and equipment obstacle types, the water obstacle remains effective during and after the crossing operation. See Field Manual (FM ) for other counter obstacle operations. IMPLEMENTATION PLAN This chapter introduces river crossing operations by discussing the characteristics of this special and difficult task.

CHAPTER 7 OTHER OPERATIONS fusion and inability to effectively oppose the crossing. The skillful use of night, smoke, fog, and bad In division river crossing operations, brigades are the assault forces.

Each brigade assault force is designated a specific crossing area. When the as RiverCrossing Operations TABLE OF CONTENTS Page This manual applies the current Armyoperations doctrine described in Edition 1, Opposed Water Crossing Procedures. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

As indicated earlier, each river crossing operation is different so it is natural that the organization used to manage and control the operation should Opposed river crossing operations manual RiverCrossing Operations TABLE OF CONTENTS Page This manual applies the current Armyoperations doctrine described in 2395, Edition 1, Opposed Water Crossing Procedures. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. CHAPTER 1 CONCEPTS GENERAL The purpose of any river crossing is to project combat power across a water obstacle to accomplish a mission.

A river crossing is a unique operation. Smoke may be used during rivercrossing operations to Conceal the movement of the initial assault force. Isolate the exit bank of the river for



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