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16 septembre 2009 à 14:42:32
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Hello à tous,
la suite de " déplacement en conditions difficiles", dans une situation très dégradée
désolé je ne trouve plus ma version en français, source MASC Training Services et complété par votre humble serviteur
c'est basique mais de bon aloi, avec quelques notions essentielles
Bonne journée

This handout has been prepared to give you additional advice for working in an active conflict zones.

1.    Understand the difference between cover from view and cover from fire

Cover from View: means that if you are being shot at the shooter is unable to physically see you.  However if they have seen you take cover for example behind a bush, when they shoot at the bush the bush with provide you with no protection from the bullets.

Cover from Fire: means that if you are being shot you take cover behind a large solid object and that object will protect you from small arms fire. For example jumping into a deep drainage ditch would you give cover from fire and cover from view.

You should always aim to take cover from shooting behind an object that gives you cover from fire rather than just cover from view. If once you have taken cover you realise you have only cover from view you must move to a better and safer position as soon as possible.

2.    Protection depths from fire (light weapons such as AK 47)

When being fired upon it is important that you can quickly identify what is ‘good’ cover for you to take refuge behind. Listed below are some examples of what will afford you protection from small arms fire.

Try and remember that 30cms is same as the length of a piece of A4 paper. So when taking cover try and make sure that the protection that you use is at least as thick as the longest side of a piece of A4 paper.

Steel: 3 cms
Car: offers only good cover behind wheels and under it   
Concrete :Minimum Protection Depth 30 cms   
External house brick : Minimum Protection Depth 30 cms
Sand :Minimum Protection Depth 30 cms
Wood : Minimum Protection Depth 60 cms   

3. Indications of being shot at

When hearing gun fire in your vicinity it can be extremely difficult sometimes to tell if the gun fire is just shooting in the general area or if you are being deliberately targeted and shot at.

Listed below are some positive indicators that may help you determine if you are being fired upon.

Hearing a high pitched ‘crack’ as a high velocity bullet passes by you
Seeing the ‘splash’ of the bullet as it impacts on the ground, holes appear in your windscreen
Hearing the ‘crash’ as the bullet hits other objects around you
For yourself or a colleague to receive a gun shot wound
To see muzzle flashes (from the barrels of rifles being fired at you). Easier to see at night time.
To see tracer bullets coming towards you

4.    How to react to incoming fire

Should you come under fire carry out the following emergency drill:
Dash (run) no more than 5 paces
Down – get on the ground
Move/Crawl – only if you must to a better/safer positions
Listen & Wait – to see what is happening around you
Communicate – with the rest of the team to make sure everyone else is ok

5.    When is it safe to move after being fired upon?

In a rural situation stay in cover for at least 20 to 30 minutes, unless you feel in greater danger staying where you are, for example if this shooting escalates into a battle. When you feel it is safe to move one person in the group should get up first. That person needs to be prepared to take cover immediately should they be fired upon again.

In an urban situation wait until ‘normal’ activity resumes back on the street. If the local population stay off the streets then stay in cover as this will mean the threat is still out there, stay put until night time if necessary. If the locals offer you a safe route out of the danger area that in most situations it will be safe to assume that the route is safe and you can trust them.

IMPORTANT NOTE; If ever in doubt that is it safe to move it is better to wait until help arrives or it gets dark before you try and move.

6.    Movement on foot in urban terrain
When moving on foot in urban terrain keep a safety distance of 5 to 10 meters between you. However make sure you do not loose site of each other if moving through narrow streets.

7.    Movement on foot in rural terrain

In open terrain keep well spaced out 20 to 30 metres apart. If however as you move into thick bush or forest make sure you close up the gaps between you. The rule here is ‘line of sight’, make sure you can see the person in front of you as well as the person behind you

8.    What to do if a grenade is thrown at you when on foot

Watch where the grenade has fallen
Take a dive away from where it has landed with your head away from the grenade and your feet facing it
If cover is within reach use it
Cross you legs, put your hands over you ears, open mouth to avoid blasting trauma, and get ready for a loud bang
After the explosion move to better cover
DO NOT attempt to kick the grenade away

7.     What to do if you come under mortar fire when on foot

Move away from open ground
Get into a building or into a ditch
As soon as possible move out of the area back the way you have come (as this will probably be the safest route out of the danger area)
« Modifié: 17 septembre 2009 à 00:54:47 par akiou »

16 septembre 2009 à 14:58:15
Réponse #1



Est-ce que tu pourais citer tes sources, STP ?  Juste histoire de rendre à César ce qui est à César... 

Très intéressant sinon ;)

"Grand, gros, lourd, sale, fort et bête" ;)

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17 septembre 2009 à 19:16:04
Réponse #2



Je rajoute un petit pdf rejoignant la thématique abordée.

J'ai trouvé ça intéressant.
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17 septembre 2009 à 19:37:35
Réponse #3


"Vim vi repellere omnia jura legesque permittunt"

05 avril 2019 à 13:01:09
Réponse #4


Je déterre  ;#

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