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(3) Defilade from hostile small-arms fire and suitability for defense against mechanized attack.

(4) Concealment from air and ground observa- tion.

  • (5)

    Ease of identification by friendly troops.

  • (6)

    Facility of motor movement to the rear.

  • (7)

    Adequate space for truck turn-around and

transfer of loads.

b. Operation. (1) The munitions group of the service company, headed by the regimental muni- tions officer under the supervision of the regimental supply officer, operates the regimental ammunition supply point, takes charge of ammunition vehicles

when these and directs talions and

vehicles are under regimental control,

their prompt loading separate companies.

and release to bat- Emptied ammuni-

tion train vehicles are dispatched munition supply point for refill as division ordnance officer.

to the army am- authorized by the

(2) Labor for transferring loads at regimental ammunition supply points is furnished by personnel from battalion ammunition and pioneer platoons, if available; otherwise by personnel designated by the regimental commander for that purpose. Labor for transferring loads at battalion ammunition supply points is furnished by personnel from the ammuni- tion and pioneer platoons of the respective bat- talions.

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