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FM 17-71: Crew Drill for Half-Track Vehicles
Armored Command Field Manual, War Department, September 1943
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Armament, vehicle32
Call, off73
     Caliber .50 machine gun 4837
     Caliber .30 machine gun 4736
     Fire control equipment5442
     Radio equipment5643
     Rocket launcher5039
     60-mm mortar4938
     Small arms5139
Fall out73
Form, War Department, No. 48  4133
Inspection and maintenance 41-4533
Light machine-gun squad 23-3117
     Dismounted action3122
     Mounted action2921
     Out of action3022
     To dismount2820
     To fall out2019
     To form the squad2519
     To mount2719
Mortar squad:
     Dismounted action4030
     Out of action3930
     To dismount3728
     To fall out3527
     To form squad3427
     To mount3627
     To prepare for action3829
Mounted action:
     Light machine-gun squad 29, 3021, 22
     Rifle squad20, 2113, 14
     60-mm mortar squad38, 3929, 30
Prepare for action95
Principles of crew drill5-133
Purpose and scope11
Rifle squad:
     Dismounted action2214
     Out of action2114
     To dismount1912
     To fall out1711
     To form squad1611
     To mount1811
     To prepare for action2013
Rocket launcher95
Safety precautions127
Small-arms fire116
Vehicular armament42
Vehicular machine gun106


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