FM 3-21.71: MECHANIZED INFANTRY PLATOON AND SQUAD (BRADLEY)
Official US Army Field Manual in Acrobat PDF file format.
This manual describes the operations and capabilities of the Bradley fighting vehicle (BFV)-equipped infantry rifle platoon. It is based on the platoons equipped with the M2A2-ODS, but still applies to all variations of the BFV. It takes into account the reorganization of this platoon, which incorporates three rifle squads. It introduces the enhanced capabilities of the M2A3 BFV and M2A2-ODS BFV (with Applique) equipped with FBCB2. This manual also describes the doctrinal and tactical employment principles for the BFV-equipped infantry rifle platoon. Tactics and techniques in the manual apply both to digital and analog platoons during planning, preparation, and execution are provided.
This manual provides the platoon leader, BFV commanders, and squad leaders with tactics and techniques to exploit infantry rifle platoon capabilities. Although this manual reemphasizes critical information from other manuals, the user must continue to refer to other manuals when referenced for in-depth discussions of certain subjects.
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