Role specific: Marksmanship - Policy - UNITAF Force Manual (FM)

Role specific: Marksmanship
The FM outlines our core skills, policies and guides to ensure every member stands ready for the mission ahead.

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FM/BP-398.V1.00 - Role specific: Marksmanship


  • a semi-automatic rifle capable of effective point fire up to at least 600m
  • a 3-12x or comparable variable magnification first focal plane mil dot optic, e.g.:
    • M8541 (3-12x)
    • Schmidt and Bender 3-12x50 PM II (3-12x)
    • Leupold Mark 4 10x40mm LR/T (3.5-10x)
  • or a faction appropriate 4x/6x fixed magnification DMR optic, e.g.:
    • Trijicon TA648 (6x)
    • PSO-1 (4x)
    • L2A2 SUIT (4x)
      • the weapon optic should not have any augmented vision modes
  • a range card


  • a DMR or a sniper rifle of one level below the sniper (e.g., a Spotter (heavy) should be issued a medium sniper rifle or a DMR)
  • a 3-12x or greater variable magnification first focal plane mil dot optic, e.g.:
    • M8541 (3-12x)
    • M8541A (3-15x)
    • NXS 3.5-15x50 F1 mil-dot (3.5-15x)
  • a range card
  • a spotting scope
  • a SSWT kit
  • For timeline appropriate E3 & E4 factions:
    • a ATragMX
    • a Kestrel 4500NV
    • a Vector 21
    • a DAGR or MicroDAGR to interface with the ATragMX
  • Spotters should not be issued standard rifles or fixed magnification optics.


  • a role-appropriate sniper rifle:
    • Sniper, Light should be provided a semi-automatic or bolt action rifle 
    • Sniper, Medium should be provided a bolt action rifle with enhanced range 
    • Sniper, Heavy should be able to deal significant damage to and disable a soft-skinned vehicle.
  • a first focal plane mil dot optic with magnification appropriate to effective range, e.g.:
    • M8541 (3-12x)
    • NXS 3.5-15x50 F1 mil-dot (3.5-15x)
    • 3-20x50 PM II DMR (3-20x)
    • Nightforce NXS (6-25x)
    • Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x50mm LR/T (8.5-25x)
  • a range card
  • a Vector 21 for timeline appropriate E3 & E4 factions
  • Snipers should not be issued ATragMX or Kestrel 4500NV.
Published by Maj James on 25/01/2024 at 23:33

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