3 (gunner and two riflemen-assistant gunners). For ground transport the AGS-17 breaks down into four parts: launcher, sight, tripod, and magazine. When dismounted the gunner carries the sight and launcher, the first assistant carries the tripod and a magazine, and the second assistant carries two additional magazines. An additional ammunition bearer may be used.
30.71 (no magazine)
45.05 (with loaded magazine)
Magazine: 14.34 (loaded)
Direct Fire Range: 700m
Minimum Range: 50m
Maximum Indirect Range: 1,730m
82 MM MORTAR
13.5 (loaded launcher)
12 (rocket alone)
1200 (carrying and firing)
Rate of fire (rd/min):
1 (single shot, disposable launch tube)
Manually cocked, then aimed and fired.
High Explosive, Anti-Tank (HEAT) RPG 125 mm, tandem warhead. Capable of penetrating ERA and up to 1000 mm of RHA; up to 3000 mm
Fragmentation High Explosive
High Explosive Illumination
13.8 (with loaded magazine)
4.3/3.14 (no magazine)
Rate of fire (rd/min):
• Automatic: 100
• Semiautomatic: 40
Armor Penetration: 6mm mild steel plate at 300m
Steel helmet at 1,000m
Flak vest at 60m
Muzzle Velocity (m/s):
Rate of fire:
While this weapon can cause mass casualties and assist in reducing hasty fortifications, the RPG-28 may not be deployed in sufficient numbers to make a noticeable difference in the fight. Though it may be used to great effect the commander could probably still accomplish the mission with this weapon.
This weapon is the enemy’s primary means of direct fire suppression. In the final move to breach your defense and to force soldiers through the breach this weapon will be the most effective means to suppress you. Without the PKMs the enemy may not be able to suppress effectively and therefore will struggle to accomplish their mission.
This weapon provides major suppressive effects. This weapon, with sufficient ammo, can significantly limit your ability to engage or see the enemy advance and has the potential to cause mass casualties. It is hard to see the enemy accomplishing their mission without this weapon system.
This weapon will have an effect on the fight, but the enemy commander can lose the bulk of this system and still win the fight. The AK-47, while useful, does not provide enough firepower or special effects to be considered high value.
This weapon provides major suppressive effects. This weapon, with sufficient ammo, can significantly limit your ability to engage the enemy advance and has the potential to cause mass casualties. It is hard to see the enemy accomplishing their mission without this weapon system.
YOUR SCORE IS
This route provides good cover and concealment throughout, but moves over extremely difficult terrain. Though most of the route follows trails the terrain is still extremely steep slowing movement and making it difficult to move large caliber weapons like mortars. Though this route is effective it may not be the best choice of the enemy.
This route provides little cover or concealment. It also provides good sight lines from you battle position. Though it is not too difficult a route it is overall a poor choice.
This route provides good cover and concealment throughout and though it moves through some difficult terrain it is not nearly as treacherous as it might be. Most of the movement will occur in defilade, away from easy observation and the ground is flat enough to allow for any weapon to move. This is good choice and probably the most likely route the enemy will use.
Given that you are dug in this is a very poor choice. Whether it is some form of suppression or obscuration the enemy will likely do something to reduce the effectiveness of your engagement area. In this COA even if your company reserve is committed it is unlikely that the enemy will reach, much less breach, your defense with this COA.
While this may be a viable COA it is probably not the best available. The enemy elements attempting to suppress BP 2 have no supporting fires and their SBF is probably going to have difficulties getting in position and achieving good suppressive effects. As such, the SBF focused on your BP 1 will not have a clear path to their position.
By suppressing both BP 1 and BP 2 simultaneously and following that suppression up with direct fire on BP 2 the enemy gives themselves the best possible chance to get to their templated SBF position. The impact and obscuration effects on BP 1 will reduce the effectiveness of your engagement area. The suppression on BP 2 will secure the enemy’s route to their templated SBF. This is a good plan given the enemy circumstances and the mission given.
Your company is conducting a defense of a linear obstacle using a battle position. Your platoon, 1/B/1-12 IN has occupied BP 1 in the center of the company battle position. Your commander expects an attack from the southeast as the enemy moves through the mountain passes. Your commander and the BN S2 expect approximately two companies of enemy light infantry to conduct an attack on your position in the next 48 hours.
Your commander believes that you will face the brunt of the attack. The enemy will use a company to attack your BP and use the other company to suppress our other battle positions. The enemy decisive operation (DO) will breach your position and attempt to seize Khas Kunar village to allow follow on forces a foothold in the built-up area along the road. During this assessment you use enemy analysis to determine how the enemy will accomplish its mission.
Above is the assessed composition of the enemy companies. Each platoon is made up of three rifle squads and a weapons squad. Rifle squads have AK-47s, 2x RPKs, and 2x RPG-28s. Weapons squads have 2x PKM teams and 1x AGS-17 team. The company has an 82mm MTR.
Assuming that the enemy you are facing will establish their support in the location indicated below. How will the enemy mitigate the risk associated with establishing this position? Click through the following slides to see a potential mitigation plan. Once you’ve reviewed the plans, select one by clicking on the dot.
The enemy will focus their indirect fire from both mortar teams on BP 1 and move their SBF element into position directly through BP 1’s likely engagement area. The enemy will use HE and WP rounds 82mm MTRs to suppress your weapons and obscure the SBF’s movement. The enemy will work to suppress BP 3 with direct fire only.
The enemy will focus both their direct and indirect fire on BP 3 and move their SBF element into position through the seam between BP 1 and BP 3’s engagement areas. The enemy will use HE and WP rounds 82mm MTRs to suppress your weapons and obscure the SBF’s movement. The enemy will obscure on BP 1 to support the movement.
The enemy will focus on suppressing BPs 2 and 3 in the hopes of your company committing its reserves to one of those locations. The SBF focused on BP 2 will move into position when both BP 2 and 3 have been successfully suppressed.
Based on the enemy composition what weapons are likely high-value targets that you will focus on destroying or neutralizing? High-value targets are things that the enemy commander requires for successful completion of the mission (see ATP 3-60). Select those items you believe are high-value targets based on the proposed enemy situation.
ENEMY ANALYSIS APPLICATIVE ASSESSMENT
Based on hasty terrain analysis and your understanding of the enemy along what route will the enemy move their DO from their AA?
Think in terms of enemy Composition, Capabilities, and their Most Likely Course of Action.