Cover or Camouflage Shiny Items.
Halt the convoy immediately. If you want the convoy to halt,
the vehicles must pull to the shoulders of the road (see
This technique has several advantages:
harder for the pilot to see the convoy than when it continues
to move, it is easy to continue the march, and volume and
density of organic weapons is greater than if the convoy
However, a disadvantage also exists; a convoy
stopped on the open road makes a good target and the enemy has
a better chance of causing damage to the unit.
Continue to march. The mission and terrain may dictate that
the march continue.
If this is the case, the convoy speed
should increase. Continuing the march offers the advantage of
presenting a moving target, making it more difficult for the
enemy to hit it.
Disadvantages also exist; detection is
easier and volume and density of small arms fire are reduced.
Disperse quickly to concealed positions.
There is a simple
technique that you can use to disperse vehicles. If there is
an attack, odd-numbered vehicles should go to the left and
even-numbered vehicles should go to the right.
The key to
dispersion is not to make two straight lines out of what was
one long line; the vehicles must be staggered.
not be much of a problem if drivers have been trained to go to
trees, bushes, folds in the ground, and so forth, which give
Once the convoy is dispersed, all personnel,
except for vehicular-mounted weapon gunners, must dismount and
take up firing positions.
The advantage of this system is
that it is more difficult for the enemy pilot to detect