ARMY FM 101-5-1 PDF
Subscribe Now! Sign In Sign Out. Home:: Military:: Library:: Policy:: Army:: Field Manuals:: SITREP FM Operational Terms and Graphics. FM /MCRP A. Operational Terms and Graphics. 30 September Headquarters, Department of the Army. U.S. Marine Corps. Upon US Army and Marine Corps approval, MILSTD A, Common Warfighting Symbology, will contain more approved ground unit symbols. Appendix A.
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The unit location is determined by the center of mass of the symbol or a line without an arrowhead from the center of the bottom of the frame to the location.
The unknown frame shape is normally used only for aircraft and ships. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat.
If a group of units or installations other than a headquarters is at one location, the grouping of symbols may be enclosed with a bracket and the exact location indicated with a staff. The end of the staff indicates the precise location. Fill refers to the area within the frame. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.
Altitude portion of GPS. This chapter establishes a standard system for the development of ground unit symbols. The frame shape for suspected friendly, enemy, or neutral is used for ground units not positively identified. Situation maps and overlays provide a rapid and easily understood means by which a commander or staff may express an operational plan, concept, or friendly or enemy situation.
Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used.
This chapter applies to both automated and hand-drawn graphic displays or overlays. Precise Locations To indicate locations more precisely, the following methods are employed. This example requires no more graphic modifiers.
Choose the graphic modifier for any other capability, labeling field “A 3. The end of the staff, or extension if usedindicates the exact location of the headquarters. Generally, black is used for the frame, icon, and modifiers when symbols are displayed on ary light background. Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure A symbol that denotes the size of a unit or installation see Figure An alphanumeric title that uniquely identifies a particular symbol; track number.
Frames are geometric shapes used to display affiliation.
FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics
When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein.
Height in feet of equipment or structure on the ground. Arny center of mass of the symbol indicates the general vicinity of the center of mass of the unit.
First choose the frame friendly and graphic for the basic function or branch of the unit, labeling field “A,” In this example, the basic function is NBC. These symbols are for use on situation maps, overlays, and annotated aerial photographs.
Basic symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent. The basic frame shapes for units, installations, activities, and logistics sites are shown in Figure Number or title of higher echelon command corps designated by Roman numerals. In this example, the secondary function and first modifier is reconnaissance. A symbol placed over the size indicator to denote a task force or company team see Figure Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2.
Sign In Sign Out. Appendix A includes additional examples of friendly units.
FM , Operational Terms and Graphics, Chapter 4, Unit Symbols
Automated systems allow users to select other colors and to portray their meaning on the automated overlay display. The basic affiliation categories are friendly, unknown, neutral, and enemy.
Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers. The use of any other colors must be explained in an accompanying legend. Enter Your Email Address. The icon is a “role indicator” that shows the warfighting function the unit performs either on the ground, in the air, or at sea.
This manual does conform to the appropriate NATO requirements. If a staff is added to identify a headquarters, the base of the staff indicates the precise location of the headquarters. The manual is a dictionary of operational terms and military graphics.
Direction symbol is moving or will move. If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation. White is used for these elements when they are displayed on a dark background.
An example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit. The symbols shown in this chapter are rm for depicting enemy units. Dupont27 July