Enfilade and Defilade

Enfilade and Defilade

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Enfilade and defilade are concepts in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire. In addition, enfilade fire is used to describe gunfire directed against an "enfiladed" formation or position. The words themselves come from French (enfiler - to skewer; d filer - to scroll). Enfilade fire is also commonly known in English as "flanking fire." Raking fire is the equivalent term in naval warfare. Strafing, firing on targets from a flying platform, is often done by enfilade fire when using forward weapons, and defilade fire when using side-mounted weapons.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135784579
  • 9786135784572