US Army Sniper Training Manual

US Army Sniper Training Manual

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
-Mission
-Organization
-Personnel Selection Criteria
-Sniper and Observer Responsibilities
-Team Firing Techniques

CHAPTER 2 - EQUIPMENT
I - M24 Sniper Weapon System
-Operations and Functions
-Inspection
-Care and Maintenance
-Disassembly
-Loading and Unloading
-Storage
II - Ammunition
-Types and Characteristic
-Round-Count Book
-M24 Malfunctions and Corrections
III - Sniper Sighting Devices
-M3A Scope
-Iron Sights
IV - Other Equipment
-M16A1/A2 Rifle with M203 Grenade Launcher
-Image Intensification and Infrared Devices
-M49 Observation Telescope
-M19 Binoculars
-M22 Binoculars
-Other Sniper Equipment
V - Communications Equipment
-AN/PRC-77 Radio
-AN/PRC-104A Radio Transceiver
-AN/PRC-119 Radio

CHAPTER 3 - MARKSMANSHIP
I - Fundamentals
-Steady Position Elements
-Aiming
-Breath Control
-Trigger Control
-Follow-Through
-Calling the Shot
-Integrated Act of Firing
II - Ballistics
-Types of Ballistics
-Terminology
-Effects on Trajectory
-Angle Firing
III - Effects of Weather
-Wind Classification
-Wind Velocity
-Conversion of Wind Velocity to Minutes of Angle
-Effects of Light
-Effects of Temperature
-Effects of Humidity
IV - Sniper Data Book
-Entries
-Analysis
V - Holdoff
-Elevation
-Windage
VI - Engagement of Moving Targets
-Techniques
-Common Errors
-Calculation of Leads
Section VII - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
-Protective Mask
-Mission-Oriented Protection Posture

CHAPTER 4 - FIELD TECHNIQUES
I - Camouflage
-Target Indicators
-Basic Methods
-Types of Camouflage
-Ghillie Suit
-Field-Expedient Camouflage
-Cover and Concealment
II - Movement
-Rules of Movement
-Individual Movement Techniques
-Sniper Team Movement and Navigation
III - Selection, Occupation, and Construction of Sniper Positions
-Selection
-Occupation
-Construction
-Positions in Urban Terrain
IV - Observation
-Hasty and Detailed Searches
-Elements of Observation
-Twilight Techniques
-Night Techniques
-Illumination Aids
V - Target Detection and Selection
-Target Indexing
-Target Selection
-Key Target
VI - Range Estimation
-Factors Affecting Range Estimation
-Range Estimation Methods
-Laser Range Finder
-Estimation Guidelines
VII - Information Records
-Range Card
-Military Sketch
-Sniper Data Book

CHAPTER 5 - MISSION PREPARATION
I - Planning and Coordination
-Mission Alert
-Warning Order
-Tentative Plan
-Coordination Checklists
-Completion of Plan
-Operation Order
-Briefback
-Equipment Check
-Final Inspection
-Rehearsals
-Final Preparations
-Preparation of Debriefing
-Countersniper Operation
-Reaction to Enemy Sniper Fire
II - Mission Packing Lists
-Arms and Ammunition
-Special Equipment
-Uniforms and Equipment
-Optional Equipment
-Special Tools and Equipment (MOUT)
-Additional Equipment Transport

CHAPTER 6 - OPERATIONS
I - Insertion
-Planning Insertion
-Air Insertion
-Amphibious Insertion
-Land Insertion
-Vehicle Insertion
II - Execution
-Movement to Target Area
-Occupation of Position
-Site Selection
-Reports
-Movement to Extraction Site
III - Extraction and Recovery
-Planning
-Evasion and Escape Plan
-Air or Water Extraction
-Land Exfiltration
-Vehicle Extraction
-Recovery

CHAPTER 7 - COMMUNICATIONS
I - Field-Expedient Antennas
II - Radio Operations Under Unusual Conditions
III - Communications Format

CHAPTER 8 - TRACKING/COUNTERTRACKING
I - Tracking
II - Countertracking

CHAPTER 9 - SNIPER SUSTAINMENT TRAINING

APPENDIX A - SNIPER WEAPONS OF THE WORLD

APPENDIX B - M21 SNIPER WEAPON SYSTEM

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

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