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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.

Note from Curator: These are currently being brought in from variant sources - over time, improved copies of manuals will appear as possible.


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Topics: fuse, grenade, pipe, improvised, cap, explosive, metal, hole, wire, diameter, improvised munitions,...
Topics: firing, target, soldier, rifle, weapon, marksmanship, sight, training, fire, targets, shot groups,...
Topics: sniper, target, snipers, team, enemy, range, rifle, firing, weapon, meters, sniper rifle, firing...
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Topics: map, grid, terrain, contour, meters, navigation, distance, azimuth, maps, figure, terrain features,...
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Topics: firing, blasting, cap, explosive, wire, attach, device, boobytraps, nonelectric, assemble,...
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Topics: sniper, target, enemy, patrol, terrain, snipers, targets, range, student, observation, range...
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Topics: firing, enemy, fire, meters, fuze, remove, position, wire, mine, camouflage, pressure plate,...
Topics: sniper, target, snipers, team, firing, bullet, enemy, rifle, weapon, sight, front sight, authorized...
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Topics: sniper, team, target, enemy, rifle, antenna, firing, weapon, meters, range, firing position,...
Topics: patient, acute, severe, pain, respiratory, symptoms, infection, differential, fever, skin, nervous...
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Topics: mob, gun, gas, weapon, police, type, hand, combat, firing, knife, mob members, gas grenades, tear...
Topics: assembly, receiver, bolt, pin, rifle, barrel, force, army, spring, air, front sight, barrel...
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Topics: cartridge, projectile, fuze, limit, weight, propelling, primer, charge, assembly, shipping,...
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Topics: physical, fitness, muscle, seal, strength, navy, exercise, training, table, stretch, lead partner,...
Topics: device, explosive, lubricating, evaluated, mixture, organic, engine, test, item, material, full...
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Topics: training, tasks, bct, metl, battalion, conduct, commanders, platoon, commander, leader, metl...
Topics: guerrilla, forces, enemy, warfare, special, theater, operations, operational, area, detachment,...
Topics: opponent, command, rear, bayonet, left, attack, counter, phase, arm, objective, left foot, left...
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Topics: leaders, army, leader, organizational, strategic, counseling, subordinates, leadership, soldiers,...
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Topics: fire, training, platoon, maneuver, unit, squad, enemy, ammunition, weapon, target, fire team,...
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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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FM 22-5 Drill and Ceremonies 1968-08-02 "This manual is designed as a basis for teaching uniform methods of drill and ceremonial instruction throughout the Army. It includes teaching techniques, manuals of arms for infantry weapons, unit drill, ceremonial drill, inspection procedures, and various other aspects of basic drill instruction," Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: Cold War, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, United States....
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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: platoon, enemy, leader, patrol, team, ranger, fire, squad, actions, security, platoon sergeant,...
Topics: sfod, mission, operations, battalion, reconnaissance, intelligence, target, sfods, operational,...
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Topics: sniper, fmfm, enemy, rifle, firing, figure, target, snipers, targets, terrain, range estimation,...
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Topics: gun, figure, machine, target, bolt, ammunition, fire, firing, guns, barrel, quadrant elevation,...
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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...
Topics: grenade, safety, packing, body, delay, pyrotechnic, pin, fuze, weight, primer, pull ring, dot...
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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...
Topics: pipe, fuse, explosive, cap, grenade, diameter, blasting, official, material, container, paper...
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Topics: soldiers, fitness, exercise, physical, soldier, muscular, muscle, training, body, repetitions,...
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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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,...
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Topics: survival, edible, water, plants, species, figure, habitat, centimeters, poisonous, leaves,...
Topics: humint, tactical, collection, operations, operational, support, team, intelligence, unit, assets,...
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)...
Topics: igniter, delay, fuse, mixture, ignition, material, acid, container, ignite, incendiaries, delay...
Topics: military, personnel, enforcement, installation, criminal, search, law, operations, army, patrol,...
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Topics: rifle, reticle, sights, silencer, countersniper, target, center, sight, shooter, telescope, flat...
Topics: survival, aid, water, signaling, center, animal, marine, air, fire, mountain, learning objectives,...
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: snow, survival, aid, water, avalanche, signaling, marine, air, cold weather, mountainous, student...
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Topics: blasting, charge, demolition, detonating, figure, explosive, cap, charges, firing, explosives,...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army
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TM9-1005-213-10 Operator's Manual: Machine Gun, Caliber .50, Browning, M2, Heavy Barrel, Flexible, W/E (1005-322-9715), Mount, Tripod, Machine Gun, Caliber .50, M3, W/E (1005-322-9716), Mount, Machine Gun, Antiaircraft, Caliber .50, M63, W/E (1005-673-3246) . 1973-08-29 Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION Section I. General 1-1, 1-2 3 II. Description and data 1-3,1-4 4 Chapter 2. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Section I. Service upon receipt of materiel 2-1 12 Appendix A. Controls and instruments 2-2,2-3 13...
Topics: US Army, United States. Army, Firearms, Technical Manual, Browning M2, Ma Duece, Browning Machine...
Topics: gunner, firing, machine, weapon, fire, assembly, target, gun, sight, bolt, rail grabber, bore...
Topics: blasting, explosive, shipping, charge, demolition, storage, cap, firing, dot, uno, uno proper,...
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Topics: percent, tnt, explosive, test, ammonium, grams, detonation, explosives, cubic, composition, percent...
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Topics: performance, soldier, skill, measures, verify, squad, steps, unit, ensure, level, soldier scores,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 1-1520-237-10 Operator's Manual: UH-60A and EH-60A Helicopter. 1988-01-08 Digitized by Google Books.
Topics: Technical Manual, Black Hawk, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Military...
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Topics: figure, fire, enemy, rifle, patrol, rear, sight, firing, victim, barrel, petty officer, rear sight,...
Topics: urban, enemy, fire, operations, buildings, infantry, support, combat, battalion, platoon, company...
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: irregular, guerrilla, operations, forces, military, civil, combat, force, elements, guerrillas,...
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Topics: rope, rappel, knot, ropes, spies, master, anchor, fries, rappeuer, safety, rappel rope, overhand...
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Topics: firing, enemy, fire, meters, fuze, remove, position, wire, mine, camouflage, pressure plate,...
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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: mine, mcm, mines, magnetic, forces, ships, operations, warfare, minefield, mining, moored mines,...
Topics: soldier, casualty, rifle, firing, army, command, soldiers, figure, military, position, sight post,...
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Topics: soldier, aid, fig, cravat, fracture, artificial, bandage, wound, respiration, figure, heart...
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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,...
Topics: cache, container, site, burial, emplacement, planners, recovery, caching, packaging, concealment,...
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Topics: positions, fighting, survivability, protection, terrain, camouflage, position, protective,...
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Topics: performance, soldier, steps, measures, assembly, casualty, firing, bolt, evaluation, figure,...
Topics: pistol, magazine, slide, recoil, hammer, marine, spring, lever, corps, organizational, firing pin,...
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Topics: opponent, left, fighter, figure, deflecting, breaking, rear, hand, wrist, bayonet, fixed bayonet,...
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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: artep, conduct, company, task, rifle, commander, operations, force, red force, enemy, red forces,...
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Topics: intelligence, counterintelligence, operations, security, personnel, enemy, mcwp, magtf, threat,...
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Topics: marines, opponent, execute, techniques, left, close, hand, combat, forward, arm, target areas,...
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Topics: sniper, target, enemy, patrol, terrain, snipers, targets, range, student, observation, distance...
Topics: enemy, operations, terrain, urban, combat, military, buildings, urbanized, marines, mcwp, machine...
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Topics: chemical, vapor, toxicity, estimates, unclassified, agents, unknown, exposure, profile, agent, usa...
Topics: exercise, physical, marines, starting, fitness, exercises, conditioning, marine, training,...