Plunging fire


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(Gun.) firing directed upon an enemy from an elevated position.

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Nonetheless, cover was sparse, and the enemy was so high above the coalition forces they could use plunging fire to shoot over what little cover the Soldiers had.
This presented a tactical dilemma to TF Iron because the engagements were beyond the effective range of the platoon's organic weapons, The Soldiers and leaders responded with a variety of innovative solutions that included using the 60mm mortar in handheld mode, incorporating the Javelin, and using plunging fire from the M240s to engage the enemy at long distances.