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be refilled or exchanged for filled ones, to the most conveniently located class III supply point.

e. The method of distributing

varies

with

the

situation.

Every

class III effort is

supplies made to

simplify company

and expedite distribution. The service commander, assisted by the regimental mo-

tor officer, carries supplies as directed

out the distribution of class III by the regimental supply officer.

17. ESTIMATED

EXPENDITURES.

a.

estimates

of

gasoline

and

oil

requirements

Advance should be

made daily by supply gasoline expenditures

officers. Estimates are usually figured

of future in terms

of the higher

"unit mile," authority in

but are transmitted to the

terms

of

gallons.

The

unit

next mile

is the amount of gasoline in gallons all vehicles of the unit one mile.

required to move Each officer re-

sponsible for unit supply determines his unit Estimates take into account the following:

mile.

(1) Types and number of vehicles likely to be used.

(2) Distances likely to be traveled in any move- ment of the unit as a whole, in probable supply ac- tivities, and in reconnaissance and other activities.

  • (3)

    Gasoline for kitchen ranges.

    • b.

      Oil requirements in gallons are calculated nor-

mally at 3 percent of gasoline requirements in gal-

lons. c. Regardless

of estimated requirements,

fuel

tanks and reserve containers of all vehicles are re- filled each day, if practicable.

d. For logistical data, see FM 101-10.

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