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Call for Fire
6 Elements & Sub-elements Reference FM 3-09.30
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What is the definition of a Call for Fire (CFF)?
A call for fire is a concise message prepared by the observer. It contains all of the information needed by the FDC to determine the method of target attack. It is a request for fire, not an order.
What are the 6 Elements of a CFF?
Method of Engagement
Method of Fire and Control
What are the sub-elements to Warning Order?
Type of Mission, Size of the Element to FFE, and the Method of Target Location.
What are the Types of Missions?
Adjust Fire, Fire for Effect, Supress, Immediate Suppression/Immediate Smoke
What are the Methods of Target Location?
Grid Coordinate, Polar Plot, Shift from Known Point, Laser Grid, & Laser Polar
What are the components of Target Description?
What the target is
What the target is doing
The number of elements in the target
The degree of protection
The target size and shape if these are significant
What are the sub-elements to Method of Engagement?
Type of Adjustment, Danger Close, Mark, Trajectory, Ammunition, & Distribution
What are the Types of Adjustment?
Area & Precision
Explain Danger Close
When the target is (rounds will
impact) within 600 meters of any friendly troops for mortars and artillery, 750 meters for 5-inch naval guns
What are the 2 reasons for an Observer to use Mark?
To orient himself in his zone of observation and to indicate targets to ground troops, aircraft, or other observers
What are the 2 types of Trajectory?
Low Angle & High Angle
What are the different types of sheafs regarding Distribution?
Converged Sheaf, Open Sheaf, and Special Sheafs (linear, rectangular, circular, or irregular)
What are the sub-elements to Method of Fire?
What are the sub-elements to Method of Control?
Fire When Ready, At my Command, Cannot Observe, Time on Target, Time to Target, Continuous Illumination, Coordinated Illumination, Cease Loading, Check Firing, Continuous Fire, Repeat, Request Splash, Do Not Load, & Duration
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