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munition supply point, where they are refilled and returned to the platoon through the same installa- tions.

(3) The antitank company ammunition supply point is usually located in the vicinity of its company command post. See FM 7-35 for further details pertaining to ammunition supply for the antitank company.

f. (1) Ammunition for the cannon company es- sential to initiate combat is carried for each howitz- er on its prime mover and on platoon headquarters ammunition vehicles. In combat all the vehicles re- main under platoon control and are held in the pla- toon firing position areas as close to the firing posi- tions as the terrain permits, except when platoon ammunition vehicles are engaged in the resupply of ammunition, or when control is assumed by the company commander. Control by the company com- mander may be dictated when one platoon has suf- fered vehicle losses which necessitate employing the

vehicles of tion prime

another movers

platoon for its supply. are refilled from the

The sec- platoon

ammunition vel icles or from platoon supply established in the vicinity of the platoon or firing positions. When a platoon ammunition is emptied, the platoon leader dispatches it company ammunition supply point.

points section vehicle to the

(2) When an emptied platoon ammunition ve- hicle reports to the company ammunition supply point, it is directed or conducted to the regimental

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