When the road is not blocked, you must ensure that--
vehicles continue through
returning fire if possible.
vehicles not in the kill zone stop
elements do not fire on the enemy positions without prior
coordination with the reaction force.
precludes soldiers firing on friendly troops.
situation during the initial convoy briefing.
When faced with an ambush attack resulting in an unblocked road, you
call for artillery fire.
call for gunship or Tactical Air Command (TAC) air fire on
direct guntrucks to lay down a heavy volume of fire on the
call for reaction forces.
direct all nondriving personnel to place a heavy volume of
fire on enemy forces as rapidly as possible.
A motor transport convoy with a limited escort is
seldom able to defeat a hostile force and should
not attempt to do so. Normally a transport unit
will not deploy to attack a hostile force unless
it is necessary to prevent destruction of the
convoy element. Instead, rely on supporting air,
artillery, escorts, and reaction forces.
Loaded vehicles in the assembly area also present a profitable target
to the enemy.
To prevent sabotage, you should secure the area
against enemy infiltration. When vehicles are equipped with gas-cap
an adequate guard force is on duty at all times.
Regardless of the convoy's mission, you must consider the threat of
enemy interference at all times. You must always be prepared