Preparation Fire for an Assault

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Preparation Fire for an Assault

 

the delivery of strikes by artillery, aviation, and other means of fire against an enemy defense before and during an assault. Its purpose is to neutralize and destroy manpower, means of fire, and combat materiel; to destroy defensive structures; and to deprive the enemy of the capability of offering organized resistance to the attacking troops.

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