Deliberate Fire

deliberate fire

[də′lib·rət ′fīr]
Fire which is conducted at a rate intentionally less than the normal rate of fire for the purpose of applying adjustment corrections between each round or salvo, for tactical reasons, or for conserving ammunition.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Deliberate Fire


a type of artillery fire used to keep a target (object) neutralized and exhaust the enemy.

Deliberate fire is conducted from artillery guns and mortars between concentrations of fire and independently. In deliberate fire there are a set number of shells (mines, cartridges) to be fired per weapon and a set rate of fire (intervals between shots), which is much slower than for concentration of fire.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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