ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS CREWMAN, SP (3601)

ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS CREWMAN, SP (3601)

As a member of a gun crew, performs one or more of the following duties incident to firing and maintenance of a self-propelled 37-min gun, 4-0-mm gun, or similar automatic piece used for protection of combat elements or strategic areas from enemy aircraft or mechanized vehicles.

Passes ammunition to leader or loads clips and places them around gun. Inserts clips into autoloader and adjusts firing lever.

If firing with director control, fires by pressing on foot pedal. Roughly aligns gun and director and throws gun into automatic control by operating gun sleeving clutch and elevation switch. Checks bore sighting and pulls rope tied around foot of firer when command to cease firing is given. Tracks target, using direct fire sights, operates deflection handle, estimating lateral and vertical leads and applying them to sighting system.

When firing without electrical director control, operates azimuth or elevation forward area sights, tracking target by sighting through direct fire sights
and manipulating cranks, rotating gun. As elevation tracker, fires piece by pressing on foot pedal. Indicates target, gives or repeats commands to fire and adjusts fire by verbal order.

Sets up and operates machine gun or acts as ammunition man for machine gunner, covering with fire dead space immediately over gun position. Acts as lookout, reporting approach of enemy planes.  May drive vehicle on which weapon is mounted.  May operate radio.  Should be familiar with duties of all members of the crew.

SUGGESTED SUBSTITUTE
601 AAA Automatic Weapons Crewman

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