observed fire


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observed fire

[əb′zərvd ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire for which the points of impact or burst can be seen by an observer on the ground, in aircraft, or on a naval vessel; it can be controlled and adjusted on the basis of the observations.
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Clearly during World War I, aerial observed fire in real time was a tool available to battery commanders only under very special circumstances.
He would only fly when the tactical situation dictated an observed fire aerial mission.
Whereas in World War I a single battery could concentrate its guns on a target using observed fire, by the early 1940s the Field Artillery School had developed a procedure for quickly massing the fire of an entire division (and later co rps) of artillery upon a single target.
However, the OPFOR regularly integrates effective observed fires on existing and reinforcing obstacles with devastating effects on rotation unit maneuver.