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[də′rekt ‚fīr]
(engineering)
To fire a furnace without preheating the air or gas.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The HBCT gunnery manual will outline standardized engagement processes that create a common gunnery language for all direct-fire weapon systems.
* Standardize fire commands across all direct-fire platforms.
* Provide commanders with a common reference set that encompasses all direct-fire weapon systems.
Although the engagement process for all direct-fire platforms is basically the same, the terms used to express the elements have varied depending on the platform.
The crew conducts a direct-fire engagement or calls for an indirect-fire engagement.
In theory at least, the direct-fire mortar could engage helicopters at close ranges (approximately 1,000 meters) by firing HE rounds with variable time (VT) fuses to achieve an air burst.
It had an effective direct-fire range of approximately 1,000 meters and, in the high-angle indirect fire mode, some 3,900 meters.
The effects of the different 81 mm rounds--and the ability to employ them in the direct-fire role--make it an extremely versatile weapon for MOUT.
The Navy effectively employed HE rounds with variable time (VT) fuses from the direct-fire mortar with both direct and indirect fires.
Also important is the connotation of the term "seize," which implies a direct-fire engagement or an attack to secure and occupy terrain.

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