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The targets will be any suitable target or registration mark at ranges between 2,500 and 4,000 yards. The same target or registration mark will not be used in any two successive trials.

Before the examination the telescope, which should be in good adjustment, will be set up, put in gear, and focused, but will be out oi level and direction at the beginning of each trial.

The candidate having been allowed to focus the telescope and having identified the aiming point and target, the examiner commands, for example:

1. Aiming point, that windmill. 2. Target, that battery.

3. Measure the deflection. At the last word of the last command, the candidate levels the telescope, if necessary, measures the deflection between the aiming point and the target, and announces, for example: Deflection 5460. He then steps clear of the instrument.

No credits are given in the following cases: (1) If the deflection announced is not within 5 mils of the deflection determined by the examiner with the instrument used.

(2) If the deflection measured is incorrectly announced.

If the deflection has been correctly measured and announced within the limits prescribed, credits are given as follows:

Times in minutes and seconds equal to or less than.. 45 sec-1 min-1 min-1 min

onds. ute. ute, ute,

15 sec-30 sec-
onds. onds.

Credits

1. 25

1.13

.99

.81

Having completed the four trials in measuring the deflection, the candidate will be given four trials in measuring the angle of site as follows:

The telescope will be set up, put in gear and focused, but will be out of level and direction at the beginning of each trial.

The candidate having identified the target and having been allowed to correct the focus of the telescope, but not permitted to touch the leveling screws, the examiner commands, for example:

1. Target, that gun.

2. MEASURE THE SITE. At the last word of the last command, the candidate levels the telescope and measures the angle of site of the target and announces, for example: Site, 305. He then steps clear of the instrument.

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If the angle of site has been correctly measured and announced within 3 mils of the angle of site as determined by the examiner with the instrument used, credits are given as follows:

Time in minutes and seconds equal to or less than ... 45 sec- 1 min-1 min-1 min

onds. ute. ute, ute,

15 sec 30 sec

onds. onds. Credits

1.25 1.13 99 .81

38. COMPUTATION OF FIRING DATA.

Two trials.

A gun will be established as the right piece of a battery or its position will be clearly marked. The battery commander's station will be established between 400 and 800 yards from the line connecting the gun and the target. There will be selected a natural or an artificial target, at a range of from 2,000 to 4,000 yards, and a natural aiming point, in any quadrant, whose-range differs from that of the target by at least 800 yards, and which are separated at the battery commander's station by an angle of at least 400 mils.

The candidate, equipped with service field glasses, a battery commander's ruler, and a pencil and pad, having been given the range to the aiming point and the angle of site of the target from the battery commander's station, and having identified the target, the aiming point, and the position of the right gun, the examiner commands, for example:

1. Aiming point, that white church steeple.
2. Target, that battery.
3. 3200.

4. CALCULATE THE FIRING DATA. At the last word of the last command, the candidate, using only his equipment, makes such observations or estimates as he desires, calculates the firing data for parallel fire and announces, for example: 1. Deflection, 2700; 2. Open by 5; 3. Site, 290; 4. 3200.

No credits are given in the following cases:

(1) If the deflection is not within 100 mils of the deflection determined by the board.

(2) If the deflection difference is not within 5 mils of the deflection difference determined by the board.

(3) If the angle of site is not within 10 mils of the angle of site determined by the board.

(4) If the range is not the range given him by the board.

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Three trials with self-contained base range finder at ranges from 1,500 to 4,500 yards, using well defined objects as targets, aiming points or registration marks.

The range finder will be set up, put in gear and focused, but will be out of direction at the beginning of each trial.

The object to which the range is to be found having been identified by the candidate, the examiner commands, for example:

1. Registration mark, that tree.

2. MEASURE THE RANGE. At the last word of the last command the candidate measures the range, and announces for example: 3300. He then steps clear of the instrument.

No credits are given if the range announced is not within 5 per cent of the correct range, as determined by the board with the instrument used.

If the range has been correctly measured and announced within the limits prescribed, credits are given as follows:

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To include the reconnaissance of a road or trail not less than 3 miles long leading to a position suitable for the branch of Field Artillery in which the candidate is serving and from which at least 6 appropriate targets can be seen. The same road and position will be used for all the candidates examined on any one day and, if prac

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ticable, all the candidates serving at any one post will be examined
in this subject at the same time. Before starting, a tactical situa-
tion will be assumed by the examiner and announced to the candi-
dates, who will be required to move over the road at a gait not less
than 5 miles per hour, and submit a road report and a position report
within 30 minutes after reaching the position.

The reports will be marked as follows:
Neatness and appearance on a scale of 2.
Accuracy on a scale of 8.

Time on a scale of 2, one unit being deducted for each 5 minutes or fraction thereof beyond 20 minutes from time of arrival at position.

In marking the accuracy of the road report, the report will be compared with the road itself, with a view to determining to what degree the candidate included or failed to include the information which would be desirable for an artillery commander to receive before taking his command over an unknown road.

In marking the accuracy of the position report, the report will be compared with the conditions actually existing at the position reported upon with a view of determining to what extent the candidate included or failed to include information which it would be desirable for an artillery commander to receive before occupying the position.

The number of targets found and included in the report will be compared with the number actually visible from the position through the field glasses supplied to the candidate and will be considered in determining the credit given to the candidate for accuracy.

41. PANORAMIC SKETCHING. To include the preparation of a panoramic sketch of a given sector made from an artillery position selected by the examiner from which at least eight appropriate targets or prominent features which could be used as registration marks can be seen through the type of field glasses supplied to the candidate.

The same positions and sectors will be used for all the candidates examined on any one day, and, if practicable, all the candidates serving at any one post will be examined in this subject on the same day.

No credit will be allowed for any sketch not submitted within 10 minutes.

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The sketches to be marked as follows:
Neatness and appearance on a scale of 2.
Accuracy on a scale of 6.

The sketch will be marked on the basis of its value to an artillery commander. Such value will be determined by a comparison of the configuration of the prominent portions of the terrain as shown in the sketch with the actual configuration, and by comparison of the number, direction, and kinds of targets or registration points shown on the sketch with the number, direction, and kinds actually visible from the place where the sketch is made.

42. ROAD SKETCHING. To include the preparation of a road sketch of a given road not less than 3 miles long, traverse of the road to be made at a rate not slower than 3 miles per hour, 40 minutes being allowed for the completion of the sketch.

Each candidate will be allowed a horse holder, who shall be a man not instructed in road sketching.

No credit will be allowed for any sketch not submitted within 40 minutes after arriving at the destination.

The road sketches are to be marked as follows:
Neatness and appearance on a scale of 2.
Accuracy on a scale of 6.

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Time in minutes, írom arrival at destination to submitting sketch, equal to or less than...

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43. USE OF TELEPHONES.

The equipment used will be that supplied to the command with which the candidate is serving. The examination will include the following: (1) The telephone at one end of the line in good order and properly connected being supplied, the candidate will be required to connect and operate a telephone at the other end either on metallic circuit or ground return as directed by the examiner, operation to include the transmission of assumed firing data in the manner prescribed in paragraph 796, Drill Regulations for Field Artillery; and (2) the candidate will be required to describe and make the following tests: The battery, the buzzer, including its adjustment, the speaking circuit, the receiver, the connections, the transmitter, and the line.

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