The M16 plotting board
remains the best tool we have to help our Infantry mortar leaders conceptualize the synchronization between the three elements of a commander's indirect fire support team.
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.
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 DOF is indexed on the plotting board
outlining the perpendicular azimuth.
All the marker pens on the plotting boards
just stopped,'' Thompson wrote.
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