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United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate. As of 27 July 2007, some 542 field manuals were in use. They contain detailed information and how-tos for procedures important to soldiers serving in the field. They are usually available to the public at low cost or free electronically. Many websites have begun collecting PDF versions of Army Field Manuals, Technical Manuals and Weapon Manuals.



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Topics: mob, gun, gas, weapon, police, type, hand, combat, firing, knife, mob members, gas grenades, tear...
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Topics: sniper, team, target, enemy, rifle, antenna, firing, weapon, meters, range, firing position,...
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by United States. Marine Corps
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MCRP 3-01A Rifle Marksmanship 2001-03-29 "1. PURPOSE Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-01 A, Rifle Marksmanship, provides techniques and procedures for Marine Corps rifle marksmanship. 2. SCOPE Every Marine is first and foremost a rifleman. MCRP 3-01 A reflects this ethos and the Marine Corps' warfighting philosophy. This publication discusses the individual skills required for effective rifle marksmanship and standardizes the techniques and procedures used throughout the Marine...
Topics: Field Manual, Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Firearms, United States. Marine Corps, USMC, US...
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Topics: firing, enemy, fire, meters, fuze, remove, position, wire, mine, camouflage, pressure plate,...
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Topics: rifle, reticle, sights, silencer, countersniper, target, center, sight, shooter, telescope, flat...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 55-506-1 Basic Electricity . 1977-04-22 CONTENTS 1. Safety 1 2. Fundamental concepts of electricity 11 3. Batteries 34 4. Series d-c circuits 57 5. Parallel d-c circuits 85 6. Network analysis of d-c circuits 106 7. Electrical conductors and wiring techniques 123 8. Electromagnetism and magnetic circuits 149 9. Introduction to alternating-current electricity .... 159 10. Inductance 171 11. Capacitance 188 12. Inductive and capacltive reactance . . 206 13. Fundamental alternating- current...
Topics: Ships -- Electric equipment, Electricity, Field Manual, US Army, United States. Army, Marine...
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Topics: platoon, enemy, leader, patrol, team, ranger, fire, squad, actions, security, platoon sergeant,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 5-15 Field Fortifications 1968-08-09 "This manual is a training guide for small units in the construction of field fortifications, including protected firing positions for weapons, personnel shelters, and defensive obstacles." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Cold War, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Fortification, Field, United...
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Topics: map, grid, terrain, contour, meters, navigation, distance, azimuth, maps, figure, terrain features,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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US Army Field Manual # FM 5-426 Carpentry 1995-10-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. Construction Drawings 1-1 Architectural Symbols, Line Conventions, and Material Conventions 1-1 Working Drawings 1-2 Site Plans 1-3 Elevations 1-4 Floor Plans 1-4 Detail Drawings 1-7 Sections 1-7 Details 1-10 Wood Framing Drawings 1-10 Light Wood Framing 1-12 Heavy Wood Framing 1-17 Chapter 2. Construction Planning and Materials 2-1 Planning 2-1 Built-in-Place Method 2-1 Panel Method 2-2 Materials 2-3 Lumber 2-3...
Topics: US Army, Field Manual, Carpentry, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
Topics: opponent, command, rear, bayonet, left, attack, counter, phase, arm, objective, left foot, left...
Topics: device, explosive, lubricating, evaluated, mixture, organic, engine, test, item, material, full...
Topics: pipe, fuse, explosive, cap, grenade, diameter, blasting, official, material, container, paper...
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Topics: blasting, charge, demolition, detonating, figure, explosive, cap, charges, firing, explosives,...
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Topics: soldiers, fitness, exercise, physical, soldier, muscular, muscle, training, body, repetitions,...
Topics: sfod, mission, operations, battalion, reconnaissance, intelligence, target, sfods, operational,...
Topics: guerrilla, forces, enemy, warfare, special, theater, operations, operational, area, detachment,...
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Topics: seal, patrol, handbook, mission, warfare, appendix, ihc, navy, navy seal, target, seal team, target...
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Topics: performance, soldier, steps, measures, assembly, casualty, firing, bolt, evaluation, figure,...
Topics: patient, acute, severe, pain, respiratory, symptoms, infection, differential, fever, skin, nervous...
Topics: grenade, safety, packing, body, delay, pyrotechnic, pin, fuze, weight, primer, pull ring, dot...
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Topics: positions, fighting, survivability, protection, terrain, camouflage, position, protective,...
Topics: snow, survival, aid, water, avalanche, signaling, marine, air, cold weather, mountainous, student...
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Topics: sniper, target, enemy, patrol, terrain, snipers, targets, range, student, observation, range...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 21-18 Foot Marches 1966-11-22 "This manual is a guide to commanders and staffs in the procedures and techniques of foot marches. It describes the march mission, characteristics and types of foot marches, and march training to include planning procedures, duties of commanders, march discipline, march hygiene, and march safety." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Cold War, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Drill and tactics -- Handbooks, manuals,...
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Topics: intelligence, operations, isr, support, collection, enemy, commander, humint, military,...
Topics: sniper, target, snipers, team, enemy, range, rifle, firing, weapon, meters, sniper rifle, firing...
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Topics: firing, enemy, fire, meters, fuze, remove, position, wire, mine, camouflage, pressure plate,...
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Topics: survival, edible, water, plants, species, figure, habitat, centimeters, poisonous, leaves,...
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Topics: igniter, delay, tago, container, mixture, incendiary, material, fuse, sulfuric, gasoline, string...
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Topics: squad, leader, platoon, center, team, fires, fire, enemy, aiming, laser, laser pointer, team...
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Topics: viet, cong, fuze, grenade, explosive, boobytraps, firing, mines, filler, mine, defensive hand,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 21-26 Map Reading and Land Navigation 1993-05-07 "The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document for Armywide reference on map reading and land navigation. It applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, a matrix of land...
Topics: Maps, Field Manual, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, US...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army
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US Army Field Manual # FM 3-55.93 Long Range Unit Surveillance Operations 2009-06-23. Preface xiii Summary of Change xv Chapter 1 FULL-SPECTRUM OPERATIONS 1 -1 Section I. TYPES AND COMBINATIONS OF ARMY OPERATIONS 1-1 Four Types of Army Operations 1-1 Intelligence 1-2 Section II. INFANTRY RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE UNITS 1-2 Characteristics 1-2 Missions and Organizations 1-3 Section III. LONG-RANGE SURVEILLANCE COMPANY 1-3 Primary Missions 1-4 Secondary Missions 1-4 Comparison to Special...
Topics: US Army, Field Manual, Military surveillance -- United States, Operational art (Military science)...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 5-20 Camouflage 1968-05-29 "This manual provides a comprehensive reference and guide in all aspects of camouflage. It describes in detail the principles involved in concealing or disguising troops, vehicles, weapons, and field installations. The last chapter discusses the planning for and the operation of decoys and decoy installations. For technical information regarding the natural and artificial materials and equipment available for both concealment and visual deception, the reader...
Topics: Cold War, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Camouflage, Field Manual, Camouflage...
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Topics: percent, tnt, explosive, test, ammonium, grams, detonation, explosives, cubic, composition, percent...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 11-666 Antennas And Radio Propagation 1953-02-09 ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS SERIES The manuals on electronic fundamentals form a progressive series of educational texts which present the theory and application of electronics for the military services. The series starts with the basic electrical fundamentals and extends to the most recent technical concepts, as applied to telegraphy, telephony, radio, loran, facsimile, radio direction finding, radar, meteorological radio, television, and other...
Topics: Radio, Ham Radio, Amateur Radio, Cold War, Technical Manual, Antennas, Radio Propagation, US Army,...
Topics: sniper, target, snipers, team, firing, bullet, enemy, rifle, weapon, sight, front sight, authorized...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 23-71 Rifle Marksmanship 1964-07-27 "This manual provides training guidance in developing and maintaining the rifle marksmanship proficiency of the individual soldier and is applicable to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: Marksmanship, United States. -- Army -- Firearms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army,...
Topics: urban, enemy, fire, operations, buildings, infantry, support, combat, battalion, platoon, company...
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Topics: guerrilla, guerrillas, military, arc, forces, ambush, army, enemy, patrol, troops, win small,...
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by McAndrew, James, 1963-
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The Roswell Report: Case Closed Contents Foreword Guide for Readers v Introduction i SECTION ONE Flying Saucer Crashes and Alien Bodies 5 1.1 The "Crash Sites," Scenarios, and Research Methods 11 1.2 High Altitude Balloon Dummy Drops 23 1.3 High Altitude Balloon Operations 37 1.4 Comparison of Witnesses Accounts to U.S. Air Force Activities 55 SECTION TWO Reports of Bodies at Roswell Army Air Field Hospital 75 2.1 The "Missing" Nurse and the Pediatrician 81 2.2 Aircraft...
Topics: United States. Air Force, Unidentified flying objects -- Sightings and encounters -- New Mexico --...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 23-35 Pistols and Revolvers 1960-07-23 "This manual is in three parts and explains how to disassemble, assemble, fire, and take care of the Pistols, Automatic, Caliber .45, M1911 and M1911A1, and the revolver, Colt, Caliber .38, 2-Inch Barrel, Detective Special. It describes the parts and explains how they work. The step-by-step arrangement of the text provides for progressive training, promotes learning, and aids in organizing and presenting instruction." Digitized by the Combined...
Topics: Cold War, Field Manual, US Army, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 9-729 Light Tank M24 1951-05-28 "These instructions are published for the information and guidance of the personnel to whom the materiel is issued. They contain information on the operation and organizational maintenance of the materiel as well as descriptions of major units and their functions in relation to other components of the materiel." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Technical Manual, Tanks (Military Science) -- United States -- Maintenance And Repair -- Handbooks,...
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Topics: jungle, enemy, operations, terrain, troops, infantry, combat, rope, unit, defense, combat support,...
Topics: voltage, current, magnetic, circuit, capacitor, coil, lesson, figure, resistance, force, magnetic...
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Topics: opponent, left, fighter, figure, deflecting, breaking, rear, hand, wrist, bayonet, fixed bayonet,...
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Topics: description, viet, cong, boobytraps, device, mine, comment, firing, characteristics, grenade, hand...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 31-15 Operations Against Irregular Forces 1961-05-31 "The text discusses the nature of irregular forces comprised of organized guerrilla units and underground elements, and their supporters; and the organization, training, tactics, techniques, and procedures to be employed by a combined arms force, normally in conjunction with civil agencies, to destroy large, well-organized irregular forces in active or cold war situations." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital...
Topics: Cold War, Guerrilla warfare -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Counterinsurgency -- Handbooks, manuals,...
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Topics: soldier, aid, fig, cravat, fracture, artificial, bandage, wound, respiration, figure, heart...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 22-10: Leadership, March 6, 1951 "The purpose of this manual is to provide military leaders, actual and prospective, with a practical guide for applying the principles of leadership. In the ultimate sense, leadership is not inherent; it depends upon traits which can be developed, and upon the application of techniques which can be learned. It is an art which can be acquired, cultivated, and practiced by anyone who possesses the mental and physical ability and the moral and ethical...
Topics: Korean War, 1950-1953, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Cold War, United States....
Topics: unclassified, figure, fstc, devices, explosive, guerrilla, firing, device, detonator, wire,...
Topics: assembly, receiver, bolt, pin, rifle, barrel, force, army, spring, air, front sight, barrel...
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Topics: security, personnel, installation, crime, detection, perimeter, measures, sensors, terrorist,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 23-9 Rifle Marksmanship: M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4 and M4 Carbine 2003-04 Edition has changes 2006-09-13. "This manual provides guidance for planning and executing training on the 5.56-mm M16-series rifle (M16A1/A2/A3/A4) and M4 carbine. It is a guide for commanders, leaders, and instructors to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectives or intent of the United States Army rifle marksmanship program and FM 7-0 (Training the Force). This manual is organized to...
Topics: Marksmanship, Firearms, Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field Manual, United States. Army, US...
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Topics: interrogation, interrogator, intelligence, interrogators, tactical, enemy, corps, epw,...
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Topics: platoon, leader, enemy, fire, leaders, assault, soldiers, squad, positions, team, team leader,...
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Topics: performance, soldier, skill, measures, verify, squad, steps, unit, ensure, level, soldier scores,...
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Topics: physical, fitness, muscle, seal, strength, navy, exercise, training, table, stretch, lead partner,...
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Topics: sniper, fmfm, enemy, rifle, firing, figure, target, snipers, targets, terrain, range estimation,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 21-22 AFM 64-26 Survival At Sea 1950-06-01 "The purpose of this manual is to provide basic and fundamental information on how to take care of yourself and what to do during emergencies at sea." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: Cold War, Korean War, 1950-1953, Lifesaving -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Drowning -- Prevention --...
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Topics: silencer, projectile, barrel, caliber, gun, peak, sound, silenced, exit, muzzle, silencer silencer,...
Topics: firing, mine, blasting, wire, antipersonnel, mines, device, cap, detonating, meters, test set, dust...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 17-1 Armor Operations 1966-10-14 "This manual provides basic doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures of employment; exercise of command, reconnaissance and security; combat service support; control; movements; and offensive, defensive, retrograde, and special operations appropriate to all armor units. Unless otherwise specified, the material presented herein is applicable without modification to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage...
Topics: Cold War, United States. -- Army -- Armored troops -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, US Army, United...
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Topics: riot, platoon, squad, civil, team, disturbance, formation, crowd, figure, control, disturbance...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 7-15 Rifle Platoon and Squads: Infantry, Airborne and Mechanized 1965-03-10 "This manual provides doctrinal guidance on the organization and tactical employment of each rifle platoon and squad organic to the infantry, airborne, and mechanized rifle company." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: Cold War, Firearms, United States. -- Army -- Infantry -- Drill And Tactics -- Handbooks, Manuals,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 23-8 U.S. Rifle 7.62-MM, M14 1959-12 Changes from 1962-08-15. "This manual is a guide for commanders and instructors in presenting instruction and training in the mechanical operation of the M14 rifle. It includes a detailed description of the rifle and its general characteristics; procedures for detailed disassembly and assembly; an explanation of functioning; a discussion of the types of stoppages and the immediate action applied to reduce them; a description of the ammunition used;...
Topics: M14, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States....
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Topics: joint, military, operations, defense, command, intelligence, force, air, control, amended, armed...
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Topics: snow, ski, skis, cold, clothing, terrain, body, poles, cold weather, ski poles, body weight, deep...
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Topics: war, enemy, mcdp, military, maneuver, marine, combat, warfighting, conduct, warfare, mission...
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Topics: rope, rappel, knot, ropes, spies, master, anchor, fries, rappeuer, safety, rappel rope, overhand...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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Department of the Army pamphlet (in comic book form) DA PAM 750-31 The M561/M792 Gama Goat - Operation And Preventive Maintenance . "To be distributed in accordance with DA Form 12-38, Operator's requirements for Truck, Cargo, 1-1/4 Ton, 6x6, M561 and Truck, Ambulance: 1-1/4 Ton, 6x6, M792." According to this newspaper article, Will Eisner did the illustration: " Professor pens a book on government-issued comics " December 5, 2011. Digitized by Google books.
Topics: DA pam, Cold War, Department of the Army Pamphlet, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
Topics: survival, aid, water, signaling, center, animal, marine, air, fire, mountain, learning objectives,...