employed by the enemy, and the recommendation of the security
forces commander when planning armored escort vehicles.
if only one escort vehicle is available, locate the vehicle
near the rear of the convoy so it can move forward easily in
the event of an ambush.
locate remaining escort vehicles where they
maximum protection for all convoy elements.
position some escort vehicles in the rear of the march element
This way they can move forward
to which they are attached.
If the convoy is provided with extra escorts or security, tanks with
organic searchlights and high firepower can be highly effective and
deployed throughout the column as security vehicles.
In case of an
ambush, they may be driven directly into the ambush, using shock, as
well as firepower, to neutralize the attacking force.
As in all
ambushes, it is critical that convoy vehicles caught in the kill zone
Those that have not entered the kill zone must halt
until it is safe to proceed.
FRONT, FLANK, AND REAR SECURITY
You must be careful when assigning positions to vehicles within the
convoy to reduce targets of opportunity for the enemy. The location
of vehicles in the convoy depends on the number of vehicles
available, size of the convoy, terrain, highway characteristics,
enemy situation, available reaction forces, and enemy techniques.
You should avoid using a detectable pattern when positioning your
control vehicles, for example, the convoy commander's vehicle.
such pattern is easily detectable by the enemy and the important
vehicles the pattern reveals become the priority targets of an ambush
force. You can create deception by using a cargo vehicle (2 1/2-ton
or 5-ton truck) with radios installed for the command vehicle. When
a cargo truck is used, conceal antennas under the truck body.
You should position a guntruck near the head of the convoy so that
fire can be directed on the enemy if suddenly encountered.
You should position the remaining escort vehicles (guntrucks) where
they can provide the most protection for all convoy elements. Since
it is easier for vehicles to move forward than