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Ranger Handbook: The Official U.S. Army Ranger Handbook SH21-76, Revised August 2010 Delene Kvasnicka

Ranger Handbook: The Official U.S. Army Ranger Handbook SH21-76, Revised August 2010

Delene Kvasnicka

Published July 24th 2011
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UNITED STATES ARMY RANGER HANDBOOK, SH 21-76, 2010, Plus 500 free US military manuals and US Army field manualsTake a look at the sample for this book and for details about downloading 500 free US military manuals as a thank you for taking the time to look at our book.PREFACEThe MCOE SH 21-76 (Ranger Handbook) is mainly written for U.S. Army Rangers and other light Infantry units, however it should also serve as a handy reference for other U.S. military units. It covers how Infantry squad- and platoon-sized elements conduct combat operations in varied terrains. It cites other Army resources to ensure continuity.This handbook provides squad and platoon leaders with the roles, tactics, knowledge, and operational requirements to employ combat multipliers in a combat environment.TABLE OF CONTENTSRANGER CREED . iSTANDING ORDERS ROGER’S RANGERS . iRANGER HISTORY iiPREFACE viCHAPTER 1 LEADERSHIPPRINCIPLES 1-1DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND ACTIONS . 1-2ASSUMPTION OF COMMAND 1-8CHAPTER 2 OPERATIONSTROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES 2-1COMBAT INTELLIGENCE . 2-6WARNING ORDER 2-7OPERATION ORDER . 2-16FRAGMENTARY ORDER 2-24ANNEXES 2-29COORDINATION CHECKLISTS 2-35TASK, PURPOSE, OPERATION 2-40TERRAIN MODEL 2-43CHAPTER 3 FIRE SUPPORTBASIC FIRE SUPPORT TASKS- TARGETING- AND INTERDICTION 3-1CAPABILITIES 3-2RISK ESTIMATE DISTANCES . 3-2TARGET OVERLAYS . 3-3CALL FOR FIRE . 3-5CLOSE AIR SUPPORT 3-11CLOSE COMBAT ATTACK AVIATION 3-13CHAPTER 4 COMMUNICATIONSEQUIPMENTMILITARY RADIOS 4-1MAN-PACK RADIO ASSEMBLY (AN/PRC-119F) . 4-4AUTOMATED NET-CONTROL DEVICE 4-5BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING . 4-6ANTENNASREPAIRS . 4-6CONSTRUCTION AND ADJUSTMENT . 4-7FIELD EXPEDIENT (FE) OMNI DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS 4-8ANTENNA LENGTH PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS 4-13vCHAPTER 5 DEMOLITIONSINITIATING (PRIMING) SYSTEMS 5-2DETONATION (FIRING) SYSTEMS . 5-3SAFETY 5-3EXPEDIENT EXPLOSIVES--IMPROVISED SHAPED CHARGE . 5-3EXPEDIENT EXPLOSIVES--PLATTER CHARGE . 5-4EXPEDIENT EXPLOSIVES--GRAPESHOT CHARGE . 5-5DEMOLITION KNOTS 5-6MINIMUM SAFE DISTANCES 5-8BREACHING CHARGES 5-8TIMBER CUTTING CHARGES . 5-11CHAPTER 6 MOVEMENTFORMATIONS 6-1MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES . 6-1STANDARDS 6-4FUNDAMENTALS 6-4TACTICAL MARCHES . 6-4MOVEMENT DURING LIMITED VISIBILITY CONDITIONS . 6-6DANGER AREAS . 6-7CHAPTER 7 PATROLSPRINCIPLESPLANNING . 7-1RECONNAISSANCE 7-1SECURITY . 7-1CONTROL 7-1COMMON SENSE . 7-1PLANNINGTASK ORGANIZATION 7-1INITIAL PLANNING AND COORDINATION 7-2COMPLETION OF PLAN . 7-3RECONNAISSANCE PATROLSFUNDAMENTALS OF RECONNAISSANCE . 7-5TASK STANDARDS . 7-5ACTIONS ON THE OBJECTIVE, AREA RECONNAISSANCE 7-5ACTIONS ON THE OBJECTIVE, ZONE RECONNAISSANCE 7-8COMBAT PATROLSPLANNING CONSIDERATIONS 7-9AMBUSH 7-9HASTY AMBUSH . 7-11DELIBERATE (POINT/ AREA) AMBUSH . 7-12PERFORM RAID 7-15SUPPORTING TASKSLINKUP 7-19DEBRIEF 7-19OBJECTIVE RALLY POINT . 7-19PATROL BASE 7-21MOVEMENT TO CONTACTTECHNIQUES 7-23TASK STANDARDS . 7-25CHAPTER 8 BATTLE DRILLSREACT TO CONTACT (VISUAL, IED, DIRECT FIRE [INCLUDES RPG]) (07-3-D9501) . 8-1BREAK CONTACT (07-3-D9505) 8-6REACT TO AMBUSH (FAR) (07-3-D9503). 8-9REACT TO AMBUSH (NEAR) (07-3-D9502) 8-12KNOCK OUT BUNKER (07-3-D9406) . 8-15ENTER AND CLEAR A ROOM (07-4-D9509) . 8-17ENTER A TRENCH TO SECURE A FOOTHOLD (07-3-D9410) . 8-21BREACH A MINED WIRE OBSTACLE (07-3-D9412) 8-25REACT TO INDIRECT FIRE (07-3-D9504) 8-28CHAPTER 9 MILITARY MOUNTAINEERINGTRAINING 9-1DISMOUNTED MOBILITY 9-1TASK ORGANIZATION 9-1RESCUE EQUIPMENT 9-2MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENT . 9-3ANCHORS 9-5KNOTS . 9-6BELAYS 9-15CLIMBING COMMANDS 9-17ROPE INSTALLATIONS . 9-18RAPPELLING . 9-25CHAPTER 10 MACHINE GUN EMPLOYMENTSPECIFICATIONS 10-1DEFINITIONS . 10-2CLASSES OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FIRE . 10-3OFFENSE . 10-11DEFENSE . 10-13CONTROL OF MACHINE GUNS . 10-14AMMUNITION PLANNING . 10-15viiCHAPTER 11 CONVOY OPERATIONSPLANNING . 11-1FIVE PHASES OF TRUCK MOVEMENT . 11-1