1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE. This manual is designed to present instructional material for the platoon leader and tank commander in training the members of the crew of the medium tank with 105-mm howitzer for combat. It is to be used as a guide to achieve orderly, disciplined, efficient execution of mounted and dismounted action, and precision, accuracy, and speed in the service of the piece. It provides a logical and thorough routine for all inspections of the vehicle and its equipment.
2. REFERENCES. See FM 21-6, FM 21-7, and FM 21-8.
* For military terms not defined in this manual see FM 20-205.