combat load


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combat load

A load of warlike stores, such as guns, munitions, rockets, bombs, and missiles carried on board aircraft. It does not include drop tanks, laser designators, or radar.
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Sustainment stocks that accompany units during deployments are known as combat loads. The PLL is the inventory associated with unit-level class IX combat loads.
According to a solicitation, the objective of the symposium will be to discuss Marine needs to lighten the combat load; reduce vulnerabilities to bases, stations and outposts; and improve overall energy efficiency in expeditionary environments.
Too many Marines charging off aircraft in the dark into unfamiliar and difficult terrain under the weight of full combat load and gear sustain ankle and leg injuries.
This included the current issue combat helmet, combat load bearing vest, desert boots and AR-15 dressed in a desert camouflage stock and forearm.
The letter states that the combat load for the M-16A2 is 210 rounds of ammunition.
The chart at the top left column, page 20, breaks down the status of all nine classes of supplies, including combat load and sustainment load.
The failure of many munitions support officers to know their commodity leads many BCT commanders to lose faith in their munitions personnel and request two, three, and sometimes four times their combat load of munitions.
The Ghostbusters pack was developed out of necessity and made the pilot's combat load manageable.
Collectively, however, the combat load has not become lighter because most of the weight consists of essentials -- food, water, and ammunition -- that soldiers need for survival and cannot be replaced with lighter items.
Rick Devoid rechambered one for me, and we confirmed the gun was amply strong for the Magnum round and its cylinder just the right length for the 125-grain JHP, the best .357 combat load. One day over a meal, I was able to convince Bill Ruger, Sr.

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