Figure 4-17.--Range card symbols.
1. Identification Block: This block identifies
4. Magnetic Orientation Line and Location
what gun the card was drawn for and on what date it was
drawn. For security reasons, the unit should only be
that the CP, the battalion, or other units can positively
identified to company level.
locate a gun position. The magnetic orientation line
method is a line drawn from a prominent terrain feature
2. Weapon Symbol: The correct symbol for a
that is located preferably behind friendly lines. It is a
machine gun is a single dot with a solid arrow extending
single-solid line drawn from a prominent terrain
out in the direction of the FPL or PDF. The dot
feature to the gun position with several arrow heads
represents the location of the gun. Record the magnetic
pointing in the direction of the gun position; the
azimuth of the FPL or PDF along this line.
magnetic azimuth in roils from the prominent
3. Magnetic North Arrow: This arrow is drawn
terrain feature to the gun position is recorded on the
from the dot that represents the gun position in the
direction that represents North from the gun position if
you were looking out toward your sector of fire. The
NOTE: One degree is equal to 17.7778 mils.
correct symbol for North is au arrow with a single barb.
Example: To convert an azimuth of 140 degrees,