direct fire

NOUN
  1. fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it
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How To Use direct fire In A Sentence

  • He locates intervisibility lines (terrain that allows observation from one point to another) and assesses the ability of the attacking force to overwatch or support (with direct fire) the movement of its elements. FM 71-1 Chapter 2 Battle Command
  • WW I was an ‘artillery war’ par excellence, witnessing the dramatic development of indirect fire and artillery fire control.
  • Indirect fires are divided into two basic categories: observed and unobserved.
  • During World War II, only 15 to 20 percent of U.S. infantrymen engaged the enemy with direct fire.
  • Pausing only long enough for their men to debus, the BMPs drove among the houses and brought direct fire to bear from their 73 mm guns against those Canadians who showed themselves. First Clash
  • As any infanteer will tell you, accurate indirect fire can be a very, very good thing - if you have it and the enemy doesn't. Archive 2006-11-01
  • In its defence of their use, MoD officials have argued that they were "direct fire" weapons - in other words a pilot firing them can see the target - and that a single weapon had fewer than 10 "bomblets". Obama Says No To Baghdad Stroll With McCain
  • To prevent fratricide, there must be a standard and well-rehearsed method of clearance for direct fires.
  • In such circumstances, the attacking elements will be required to expose themselves to enemy direct fire to engage them without undue collateral damage.
  • The inner cordon positions must set where they will be in defilade of the other inner cordon positions and the assault force in the event of a direct fire engagement.
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