A-6 Intruder in Action by Dr. Joe Michaels, Joe Sewell, Don Greer, Tom Tullis

By Dr. Joe Michaels, Joe Sewell, Don Greer, Tom Tullis

A-6 Intruder in motion КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ A-6 Intruder in motion (Aircraft 138)ByJoe MichaelsPublisher:Squadron/Signal guides Inc.1993 50PagesISBN: 0897473027PDF19 MBDuring 1955 the Navy's lengthy diversity goals learn staff employees well-known that there has been a necessity for a brand new assault airplane. This airplane may complement the Douglas A-l Skyraider and Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, in provider with the sunshine assault squadrons and the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior and North American A-5 Vigilante in use with the heavy assault squadrons. The army sought after an assault airplane which may fly quicker, greater, and hold an even bigger and extra subtle number of guns over a better distance than the venerable A-l Skyraider or the light-weight A-4. one of many features that the recent layout was once to add used to be the power to fly low-level missions at evening and lower than all climatic conditions. This requirement used to be thought of to be of paramount importance.In February of 1957 Grumman obtained variety Specification 149 in addition to Boeing, Douglas, Vought, Martin, Lockheed, Bell and North American Aviation. All of those compa­nies offered their proposed designs and via December of 1957 the contest have been diminished to Douglas, Grumman and Vought. On 30 December 1957 the military introduced that the Grumman plane company, led through the layout crew composed of Lawrence M. Mead, Robert Nafis and Bruce Tuttle, had received the layout competition.sharingmatrix letitbit zero

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To make changes in elevation, the rifleman moves his elbows closer together to lower the muzzle or farther apart to raise the muzzle. Gross errors in range are corrected by adjusting the range setting with the elevation knob. c. Prone Position, Bipod-Supported. This is the preferred position for employment of the SAW. This position provides the most stable platform for firing the weapon and affords the automatic rifleman the best opportunity to provide the most accurate fire possible out to the maximum effective range of the weapon.

To make changes in elevation, the rifleman moves his elbows closer together to lower the muzzle or farther apart to raise the muzzle. Gross errors in range are corrected by adjusting the range setting with the elevation knob. c. Prone Position, Bipod-Supported. This is the preferred position for employment of the SAW. This position provides the most stable platform for firing the weapon and affords the automatic rifleman the best opportunity to provide the most accurate fire possible out to the maximum effective range of the weapon.

In Condition 1 the weapon is ready to fire when taken off SAFE, while Conditions 3 and 4 place the weapon in a less ready status. They are described in figure 2-44. NOTE The ammunition box, if used, should be attached to the underside of the weapon in all three applicable conditions to allow faster transition from one condition to another. 2801. Loading To load the SAW, make sure the weapon is cleared, as described in Section 2. 1 Machine Gun, Light, Squad Automatic Weapon, M249 Figure 2-48. Prone Position, Bipod-Supported.

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