This manual provides a systematic way to train light cavalry weapon system proficiency. It describes light cavalry gunnery principles, methods, and techniques and includes an application of combined gunnery skills in basic and intermediate gunnery tables and advanced gunnery tables. The tasks, conditions, and standards outlined in the tables should be used to evaluate individual, crew, and section gunnery proficiency. These tables present a more complete way to train light cavalry crews and sections in gunnery.

This manual is designed for vehicle commanders, platoon sergeants, and unit staff of light cavalry units to develop gunnery programs to attain and sustain combat readiness. It is a ready reference for unit commanders, vehicle commanders, and gunners. It may also be used by combat support and combat service support units, and armor and mechanized infantry HMMWV scout platoons.

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