Musketry

Musketry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...on which to draw the range circles and direction lines. There will usually be more time for preparing rangecards in defence than in attack, and consequently range Fig. 44.--Simple Range-card For Attack. Note.--The distances on the left are those from the enemy's position. Those on the right in brackets are only for the range-taker's information, and should not be shown on the card to avoid confusion, cards prepared for defensive positions will as a rule be more elaborate than those made for use in attack. 2. A Simple Range-Card for Attack.--Fig. 44 shows a rough example of a simple range-card made for use in attack over the ground shown in the left sector of the sketch in Fig. 47, from which it will be seen that the objects on the range-card are taken. This has been done to make the example more practical and interesting. The ranges are supposed to be taken from the cross-roads at X to a series of prominent objects on or a little to either side of the line of advance. The distance of each of these points from the Fig. 45.--Simple Range-card For Defence. Note.--The point from which ranges are taken should always be described clearly on the card to facilitate setting it. enemy's position (2,000 yards away) is carefully noted, and thus ranging during the attack is greatly facilitated. The range of the enemy's position from intermediate points can also be more easily estimated by back-reckoning. 3. A Simple Range-Card!or Defence.--Fig. 45 shows a rough example of a simple range-card made for use in defence. The ranges in this case are supposed to be taken from the point A immediately south of the church. The direction line from A to the church is drawn thicker than the other lines to facilitate "setting" the range-card in the same...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988892
  • 9781236988898