Vehicle identification overview - Guide - UNITAF Force Manual (FM)




Vehicle identification overview
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FM/BG-101.V2.02 - Vehicle identification overview
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Vehicle identification is a useful skill for anyone on the battlefield, and a requirement for many of the more specialised roles. While some vehicles pose only a minimal threat, some can halt an entire platoon by themselves. As such accurate identification is crucial to good situational awareness, planning and tasking.

  • Identifying a vehicle can be done at three levels of depth:
    • Vehicle class
    • Subclass within vehicle class
    • Specific vehicle model
  • Not all vehicles within a class fall under a subclass.
  • Vehicle identification covers only military vehicles. 
  • Any other vehicle should be referred to by it's common name, e.g.
    • pickup 
    • truck
    • bicycle
    • jetski
Published by Maj James on 12/12/2023 at 20:00

Previous Versions

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FM/BG-101.V2.01 - Vehicle identification overview
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Vehicle identification is a useful skill for anyone on the battlefield, and a requirement for many of the more specialised roles. While some vehicles pose only a minimal threat, some can halt an entire platoon by themselves. As such accurate indentification is crucial to good situational awerness, planning and tasking.

 

Identifying a vehicle can be done at three levels of depth:

  • Vehicle class
  • Subclass witihin vehicle class
  • Specific vehicle model

Not all vehicles within a class fall under a subclass.

 

Vehicle identification covers only military vehicles. Any other vehicle should be referred to by it's common name (e.g. pickup truck, bicycle, jetski).

 

In the criteria for classification, the following terms are to be understood:

  • Autocannon: an automatic gun with a caliber between 20-60 mm
  • Cannon: a gun bigger than an autocannon
  • Direct fire: firing a weapon within the line-of-sight of the user of the weapon in a (relatively) flat trajectory
  • Indirect fire: firing a weapon outside the line-of-sight of the user of the weapon
Published by Sgt Jochem on 19/11/2023 at 00:17
Guide
FM/BG-101.V2.00 - Vehicle identification overview
Guide

Vehicle identification is a useful skill for anyone on the battlefield, and a requirement for many of the more specialised roles. While some vehicles pose only a minimal threat, some can halt an entire platoon by themselves. As such accurate indentification is crucial to good situational awerness, planning and tasking.

 

Identifying a vehicle can be done at three levels of depth:

  • Vehicle class
  • Subclass witihin vehicle class
  • Specific vehicle model

Not all vehicles within a class fall under a subclass.

 

In the criteria for classification, the following terms are to be understood:

  • Autocannon: an automatic gun with a caliber between 20-60 mm
  • Cannon: a gun bigger than an autocannon
  • Direct fire: firing a weapon within the line-of-sight of the user of the weapon in a (relatively) flat trajectory
  • Indirect fire: firing a weapon outside the line-of-sight of the user of the weapon
Published by Sgt Jochem on 18/11/2023 at 23:56
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FM/BG-101.V1.00 - Vehicle identification overview
Guide

Vehicle identification is a useful skill for anyone on the battlefield, and a requirement for many of the more specialised roles. While some vehicles pose only a minimal threat, some can halt an entire platoon by themselves. As such accurate indentification is crucial to good situational awerness, planning and tasking.

 

Identifying a vehicle can be done at three levels of depth:

Vehicle class: indicates the general utility and threat levelSubclass witihin vehicle class: indicates threat levelSpecific vehicle model: indicates specific capabilites

 

For example, applying this to a BMP-2 would give the following at each level of depth:

AFVIFVBMP-2
Published by Sgt Jochem on 18/11/2023 at 21:47
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