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Section V CLASS V SUPPLY

21. GENERAL. a. Class V supplies include ammu- nition, pyrotechnics, antitank mines, and chemicals. (See fig. 1.)

b. (1) Requirements and supply procedure de-

pend upon the tactical cedure, ammunition is

situation. trucked as

As a

general pro-

close

to the using

weapons as possible.

When a unit empties an

munition mediately

carrying vehicle, this vehicle is sent to the ammunition supply point of

am- im- the

next higher unit with types of ammunition

a request desired.

for the amount and Each unit comman-

der is responsible units with class V

for items

supplying after they

his subordinate have been made

available to leaders keep of the status

him.

In all situations, subordinate

the next higher commander

of

ammunition

supply.

The

informed ideal situ-

ation is to have at all machine-gun, mortar, positions, an amount penditures expected to

times, within easy access to howitzer, and antitank gun of ammunition equal to ex- be made from those positions

in, addition to The practical

the prescribed loads of solution is to approach

unit the

vehicles. ideal as

closely

as available

predict

expenditures

transportation and ability to will permit. Only enough am-

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