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plotting board

[′pläd·iŋ ‚bȯrd]
(engineering)
The surface portion of a plotter, on which graphs are recorded. Also known as plotting table.

plotting board

plotting board
Plots of aircraft tracks on a plotting board.
A large vertical or horizontal board upon which the position, the track, and other information of one's own and hostile aircraft are shown with respect to coordinates or reference points.
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The 107mm or 4.2" mortar used the graphical firing fan (GFF), while the 60mm and 81mm mortars used the M16 or M19 plotting boards. Each of these devices are limited only by the operator's knowledge and skill.
Conventional Indirect Fire--This method is used when the mortars have been laid for direction and an FDC established with positions plotted on the M16 plotting board or the M-95 mortar fire control system.
He uses either the MFCS or the plotting board to refine the firing data based on the observer's corrections.
I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing the plotting board for manual computations of firing data.
Do not wait for a catastrophe prior to learning the plotting board. Always keep a plotting board set up with a modified observed firing chart.
In order for the squad leaders to set up their plotting boards, the platoon leader must issue the "grid intersection" for the plotting board, a direction of fire, a referred deflection, and the target location.
The M16 plotting board allows the FDC to determine which guns will fire during the mission.
This manual is divided into four parts: Introduction and Fundamentals of Mortar Gunnery, Fire Direction Center, Mortar Ballistic Computer, and M16 and M19 Plotting Boards. It provides guidance for soldiers in MOS 11C and their trainers on the employment of the 60mm, 81mm, 4.2-inch, and 120mm mortars.