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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: platoon, enemy, leader, patrol, team, ranger, fire, squad, actions, security, platoon sergeant,...
US Military Manual Collection
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Topics: map, grid, terrain, contour, meters, navigation, distance, azimuth, maps, figure, terrain features,...
Topics: device, explosive, lubricating, evaluated, mixture, organic, engine, test, item, material, full...
Topics: opponent, command, rear, bayonet, left, attack, counter, phase, arm, objective, left foot, left...
Topics: guerrilla, forces, enemy, warfare, special, theater, operations, operational, area, detachment,...
Topics: snow, survival, aid, water, avalanche, signaling, marine, air, cold weather, mountainous, student...
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Topics: mob, gun, gas, weapon, police, type, hand, combat, firing, knife, mob members, gas grenades, tear...
Topics: igniter, delay, fuse, mixture, ignition, material, acid, container, ignite, incendiaries, delay...
US Military Manual Collection
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,...
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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Topics: soldiers, fitness, exercise, physical, soldier, muscular, muscle, training, body, repetitions,...
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Topics: sniper, target, enemy, patrol, terrain, snipers, targets, range, student, observation, range...
Topics: sfod, mission, operations, battalion, reconnaissance, intelligence, target, sfods, operational,...
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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,...
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Topics: snow, ski, skis, cold, clothing, terrain, body, poles, cold weather, ski poles, body weight, deep...
Topics: patient, acute, severe, pain, respiratory, symptoms, infection, differential, fever, skin, nervous...
Topics: guerrilla, guerrillas, military, arc, forces, ambush, army, enemy, patrol, troops, win small,...
Topics: sniper, target, snipers, team, enemy, range, rifle, firing, weapon, meters, sniper rifle, firing...
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Topics: rifle, reticle, sights, silencer, countersniper, target, center, sight, shooter, telescope, flat...
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Topics: blasting, charge, demolition, detonating, figure, explosive, cap, charges, firing, explosives,...
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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...
US Military Manual Collection
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...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force and Department of the Navy
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FM 4-25.11 First Aid 2002-12-23 "This manual meets the first aid training needs of individual service members. Because medical personnel will not always be readily available, the nonmedical service members must rely heavily on their own skills and knowledge of life-sustaining methods to survive on the integrated battlefield. This publication outlines both self-aid and aid to other service members (buddy aid). More importantly, it emphasizes prompt and effective action in sustaining life...
Topics: First Aid, United States. -- Navy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, US Army, United States. -- Air Force...
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Topics: positions, fighting, survivability, protection, terrain, camouflage, position, protective,...
US Military Manual Collection
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,...
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Topics: survival, edible, water, plants, species, figure, habitat, centimeters, poisonous, leaves,...
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Topics: viet, cong, fuze, grenade, explosive, boobytraps, firing, mines, filler, mine, defensive hand,...
Topics: urban, enemy, fire, operations, buildings, infantry, support, combat, battalion, platoon, company...
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Topics: percent, tnt, explosive, test, ammonium, grams, detonation, explosives, cubic, composition, percent...
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Topics: firing, enemy, fire, meters, fuze, remove, position, wire, mine, camouflage, pressure plate,...
Topics: firing, target, soldier, rifle, weapon, marksmanship, sight, training, fire, targets, shot groups,...
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Topics: intelligence, operations, isr, support, collection, enemy, commander, humint, military,...
Topics: pipe, fuse, explosive, cap, grenade, diameter, blasting, official, material, container, paper...
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Topics: security, personnel, installation, crime, detection, perimeter, measures, sensors, terrorist,...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 9-237 Welding Theory and Application 1967-11-06 "This technical manual is published for use of personnel concerned with welding and other metal joining operations in the manufacture and maintenance of materiel. It contains information as outlined below...." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Technical Manual, Solder and soldering -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Brazing -- Handbooks, manuals,...
Topics: humint, tactical, collection, operations, operational, support, team, intelligence, unit, assets,...
US Military Manual Collection
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: 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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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: sniper, target, enemy, team, weapon, rifle, snipers, firing, position, range, weapon system,...
Topics: cache, container, site, burial, emplacement, planners, recovery, caching, packaging, concealment,...
Topics: assembly, receiver, bolt, pin, rifle, barrel, force, army, spring, air, front sight, barrel...
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Topics: soldier, aid, fig, cravat, fracture, artificial, bandage, wound, respiration, figure, heart...
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Topics: riot, platoon, squad, civil, team, disturbance, formation, crowd, figure, control, disturbance...
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Topics: combat, stress, sleep, unit, physical, reactions, leaders, members, service members, member, marine...
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Topics: squad, leader, platoon, center, team, fires, fire, enemy, aiming, laser, laser pointer, team...
Topics: survival, aid, water, signaling, center, animal, marine, air, fire, mountain, learning objectives,...
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Topics: mcdp, tactics, enemy, combat, marines, maneuver, tactical, marine, advantage, corps, exploiting...
US Military Manual Collection
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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Topics: sniper, fmfm, enemy, rifle, firing, figure, target, snipers, targets, terrain, range estimation,...
Topics: enemy, terrain, defensive, attack, positions, urban, forces, defense, combat, fires, strong points,...
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Topics: seal, patrol, handbook, mission, warfare, appendix, ihc, navy, navy seal, target, seal team, target...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 6-02.53 Tactical Radio Operations August 2009 PREFACE viii Chapter 1 APPLICATIONS FOR TACTICAL RADIO DEPLOYMENT 1 -1 Modularity 1-1 Tactical Radio Deployment 1-2 Army Special Operations Forces 1-6 Army Force Generation Process 1-7 Chapter 2 TACTICAL RADIOS 2-1 Tactical Radio Networks 2-1 Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations 2-2 Chapter 3 HIGH FREQUENCY RADIOS 3-1 High Frequency Communications Concepts 3-1 AN/PRC-150 I Advanced High Frequency/Very High Frequency Tactical Radio 3-4 Improving...
Topics: Field Manual, US Army, Antennas, Ham Radio, Amateur Radio, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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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,...
Topics: underground, communist, intelligence, military, propaganda, cong, viet, guerrilla, government,...
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Topics: training, tasks, bct, metl, battalion, conduct, commanders, platoon, commander, leader, metl...
Topics: grenade, safety, packing, body, delay, pyrotechnic, pin, fuze, weight, primer, pull ring, dot...
Topics: unclassified, figure, fstc, devices, explosive, guerrilla, firing, device, detonator, wire,...
United States Army technical manual TM 10-3530-202-24 Operational And Field Maintenance Manual: Sewing Machines For The Repair Of Parachutes And Allied Equipment, Singer Models 112W116 (FSN 3530-892-4636) 113W113 (FSN 3530-222-3433), 7-33 (FSN 3530-892-4651), 97-10 (FSN 3530-241-3282), 17W15 (FSN 3530-892-4646), 55-5 (FSN 3530-892-4643), 111W155 (FSN 3530-359-8856), 111W151 (FSN 3530-892-4629) . 1967-04-10. INTRODUCTION Section I. General. 1-5 2 II. Description and data 6, 7 2 Chapter 2....
Topics: Technical Manual, Field Manual, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals,...
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Topics: enemy, interrogation, brigade, units, intelligence, epw, source, interrogator, operations,...
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Topics: physical, fitness, muscle, seal, strength, navy, exercise, training, table, stretch, lead partner,...
US Military Manual Collection
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,...
US Military Manual Collection
by Headquarters, Department of the Army; Headquarters, Department of the Army cre
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FM 22-100 Command and Leadership for the Small Unit Leader 1953-02 Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Command of troops, Field Manual, Leadership,...
Topics: soldier, casualty, rifle, firing, army, command, soldiers, figure, military, position, sight post,...
US Military Manual Collection
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....
US Military Manual Collection
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Topics: step, figure, fighter, enemy, knee, defense, attack, arm, soldiers, leg, dominant body, bent arm,...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force
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FM 21-10  Field Hygiene and Sanitation 1970-07-24 "This manual provides information and instruction in the use of established, practical measures designed to preserve health and prevent disease in the Army and Air Force. It explains the fundamentals of sanitation and their application under field conditions. It points out the responsibilities of command and of the individual soldier for knowing and observing the rules of sanitation and hygiene, especially as they apply to living...
Topics: Cold War, US Army, Military hygiene -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. --...
US Military Manual Collection
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Topics: operations, counterinsurgency, military, forces, soldiers, psyop, intelligence, insurgent, fmi,...
US Military Manual Collection
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Topics: charges, demolition, blasting, explosive, firing, detonating, cap, charge, cord, electric, shaped...
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Topics: platoon, leader, enemy, fire, leaders, assault, soldiers, squad, positions, team, team leader,...
Topics: operations, mission, support, hostile, resistance, forces, operational, commander, psyop, military,...