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27. RAPIDLY MOVING SITUATIONS. In rapidly moving situations, the status of ammunition supply within the regiment should be determined, neces- sary replacement effected without delay, and the plans of higher headquarters ascertained relative to the establishment of ammunition supply points along the route to be followed so that contemplated

requirements lishment of points is not

may be anticipated.

When the estab-

convenient army contemplated, the

ammunition supply regimental comman-

der and

requests the necessary additional ammunition transportation to accomplish his assigned mis-

sion. In all other details, the supply of in a rapidly moving situation is similar scribed for the attack, except that should be retained mobile on vehicles greater extent than in the attack.

ammunition to that pre- ammunition to an even

28. DEFENSE. In defense, the method of ammuni- tion supply varies in the following particulars from that used in attack:

a. No routes of ammunition advance are pre- scribed.

b. (1) Initial loads of ammunition vehicles and an additionalreserve will be placed on the position. Initially, the minimum tonnage to be unloaded on a

position to dark. ground

is sufficient to obviate replenishment prior These stocks are usually placed on the near initial, alternate, and supplementary

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