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					SQUAD AMBUSH

• A surprise attack from a concealed position
  on a moving or temporarily halted target
           Categories Of
              Ambushes


• Hasty - seize the opportunity
• Deliberate - preplanned, methodical
                 Types Of
                Ambushes


• Point – single kill zone
• Area – two or more related point
  ambushes
    Ambush Formations


• Linear – parallel to enemy’s route
  (flanking fire)
• L-shaped – parallel and perpendicular
  to enemy’s route (flanking and enfilade
  fire)
                Deliberate Ambush

• Conducted against a specific target
  at a predetermined location
                     Point Ambush

• Soldiers deploy to attack an enemy
  in a single kill zone
Linear Ambush
                   Leader Requires
               Detailed Information

• Size and composition of targeted enemy
  unit
• Weapons and equipment available to enemy
• Enemy’s route and direction of movement
• Times that the targeted unit will pass
  specified points along the route
              Elements of an Ambush
• Assault – fights across objective, searches
  enemy dead and wounded, usually main
  effort
• Support – overwatch assault, heavy fires
  into kill zone
• Security – early warning, fight counter-
  attacks, and/or kill or delay enemy
  reinforcements
                  Sequence Of Actions
• Security and/or surveillance element
  positioned first – during leader’s
  reconnaissance
• If using a support element, put it into
  position before assault element
• Identify fire team sectors of fire - SL
• Identify individual sectors of fire – TL
• Emplace Claymores
                 Sequence Of Actions

• Camouflage positions
• If using a support element in an L-shaped
  ambush, emplace limiting stakes
Leader’s recon goes forward




      KILL ZONE
Surveillance element is emplaced
        and left with a…


…5 POINT CONTINGENCY PLAN
         KILL ZONE
Patrol is brought forward and
   ambush line is occupied




       KILL ZONE
If early warning is desired, security element
is placed far enough away to provide it




                                        KILL ZONE




       Normally 50 – 100 meters


      Based on terrain and visibility
                                        Initiation

• Enemy is identified by side security element
    – SL is signaled (by hand signal, wire, etc)
•   SL initiates the ambush
•   Most casualty producing weapon
•   Command detonated Claymore
•   Must plan for backup method of initiation-
    2nd most casualty producing weapon
KILL ZONE
Claymore mines are emplaced
     and camouflaged




     KILL ZONE
Firing wire is fed back to position




      KILL ZONE
Firing devices are attached and given
         to Patrol Leader


       KILL ZONE
Unsuspecting enemy element is approaching…
Unsuspecting enemy element is approaching…
Unsuspecting enemy element is approaching…
BLAMMO!!!!
“CEASE FIRE!”
“CEASE FIRE!”

                “CEASE FIRE!”


                                   “CEASE FIRE!”




“CEASE FIRE!”      “CEASE FIRE!”
                                   “CEASE FIRE!”
                                    Assault

• Entire ambush must cease fire prior to
  assault
• SL signals to assault across kill zone
• Bound by teams
• IMT if enemy returns fire during assault
“ALPHA TEAM
  ASSAULT!”
“ALPHA TEAM
  ASSAULT!”
“BRAVO TEAM
  ASSAULT!”
“BRAVO TEAM
  ASSAULT!”
 “ON
LINE!”
“LOA!”
“LOA!”
                     Limit Of Advance

• Establish security on far side
• Search teams signaled to begin searching
• Collect and secure EPWs prior to searching
  bodies
• Search from one side to the other and mark
  bodies that have been searched
• Use buddy team search technique
                     Limit Of Advance

• Identify equipment to be carried back
• Collect remaining equipment for destruction
• Demolition teams prepare dual-primed
  explosives and await the signal to initiate
                      “EPW TEAM!”




The Aid & Litter team is called out if necessary.
Utilize two EPW teams if necessary.
 ENEMY EQUIPMENT TO BE
DESTROYED IS CONSOLIDATED
“DEMO TEAM!”
    DUAL PRIMED EXPLOSIVE
CHARGE IS PLACED ON EQUIPMENT
“CHARGE IS READY!”
“BRAVO TEAM
 BOUND BACK!”
“ALPHA TEAM
BOUND BACK!”
“FIRE IN THE HOLE 1!
FIRE IN THE HOLE 2!
FIRE IN THE HOLE 3!”
Both M-60 fuse igniters
     are initiated
             “BURNING!”
“BURNING!”
   Withdrawal From Ambush Site

• Elements move to release point then to ORP
• ORP security must be alert and assist patrol
  in returning
• At ORP- accountability of personnel and
  equipment prior to move out
     DUAL PRIMED
EXPLOSIVE CHARGE




         C-4
                 DUAL PRIMED
                FIRING SYSTEM
M 60 FUSE IGNITERS




    TIME FUSE
                        BLASTING CAPS



            DETONATION CORD
DUAL PRIMED
FIRING SYSTEM




   DETONATION CORD
DUAL PRIMED
FIRING SYSTEM




   DETONATION CORD
DUAL PRIMED
FIRING SYSTEM
DUAL PRIMED
 CHARGE




         C-4

				
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