observed fire


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observed fire

Fire for which the point of impact or burst can be seen by an observer. The fire can be controlled and adjusted on the basis of observation. See also fire.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.observed fire - fire for which the point of impact (the burst) can be seen by an observer; fire can be adjusted on the basis of the observations
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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Though model timing shows general good agreement with observations, observed fire occurrence, mean FRP, and burned area are larger than model predictions by several orders of magnitude during the peak period.
The lead infantry battalion repeatedly came under observed fire and discovered that its artillery support was too far to the rear, not yet emplaced, or unable to reach the German guns on the reverse slopes.
FM 6-30, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Observed Fire, lists the burn time for 105mm illumination at 60 seconds and 155mm at 120 seconds; therefore, twice the amount of 105mm ammunition is needed to illuminate the same target area for the same amount of time.
Moments later, he heard the sound of impact, and observed fire and smoke.
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While the aircraft was taxiing for departure, additional crew members who were travelling as passengers on the aircraft reportedly observed fire on the left engine.
During the taxiing of aircraft, an Additional Crew Member (ACM), travelling as a passenger, seated on 35A apparently observed fire on the Left Engine and informed another ACM also travelling as a passenger, seated on 35B, who also claimed to have seen the fire.