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  Definition of defilade - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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  defilade - OneLook Dictionary Search
defilade : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
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  CWFF Website: Dictionary of Fortification: Defilade and Defilading
Defilading was the practical procedure for determining the proper height for parapets and traverses necessary to intercept enemy fire delivered from ground commanding the interior of a fortification.
A fortification defiladed by its trace was one in which the lines of the interior crest were directed toward ground that could not be occupied by an attacking force or could not be used by attacking force to gain a clear and unencumbered view of the interior of the work.
A work defiladed by relief was one in which the parapets were raised to a height necessary to intercept enemy fire, traverses erected to shield interior spaces that could be seen from the exterior of the work, or the terre-parade lowered to hide it from the enemy's view.
civilwarfortifications.com /dictionary/xgd-004.html   (304 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Defilade
Defilade is often used to refer to a position on the reverse slope of a hill or within a depression in level or rolling terrain.
Defilading was the practical procedure for determining the proper height for parapets and traverses necessary to intercept enemy fire delivered from ground commanding the interior of a fortification.
A fortification defiladed by its trace was one in which the lines of the interior crest were directed toward ground that could not be occupied by an attacking force or could not be used by attacking force to gain a clear and unencumbered view of the interior of the work.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Defilade   (506 words)

  
 FM 17-12-8 Chapter 12 Light Cavalry Tables Part 1
Defilade time is the time it takes the truck crew to move to a hull-down firing position during defensive engagements.
Defilade time stops when the weapon system of the firing truck is unmasked, the truck stops, or the vehicle fires.
Defilade time is subtracted in the scoring procedures to reward the crew for the time they were not exposed.
www.biggerhammer.net /manuals/17-12-8/ch12.htm   (9100 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Enfilade and defilade
Enfilade and defilade are military tactical concepts used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire.
This is because the dead space created by the intervening crest of the hill prevents an approaching tank from using the range of its direct fire weapons, and neither attacker nor defender will have a clear shot until the tank is within range of the defending antitank weapon.
Artificial entrenchments can provide defilade by allowing troops to seek shelter behind a raised berm that increases the effective height of the ground, within an excavation that allows the troops to shelter below the surface of the ground or a combination of the two.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Enfilade_and_defilade   (781 words)

  
 GDR 99 - Weapons Systems
The revolutionary aspect of this new weapon is its ability to engage enemy targets beyond the reach of the M16, particularly those in defilade, in trenches, behind trees, inside shelters and on rooftops.
Although the OICW system is designed to make its fuse-setting operation transparent to the gunner, a manual override mode is available to respond directly to the user and his assessment of the combat situation.
For targets in defilade, for example, a soldier, by pushing an increment/decrement button, can communicate with the fuse to set the range of warhead function based on observation.
www.global-defence.com /1999/weapons/weapons12.htm   (1149 words)

  
 Mortar (weapon) help - Wiki at Help.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The chief advantage a mortar section has over an artillery battery is its small numbers, mobility and the ability to engage targets in the defilade with plunging fires.
It is able to fire from the protection of a trench or defilade.
In these aspects the mortar is an excellent infantry support weapon, as it can be transported over any terrain and is not burdened by the logistical support needed for artillery.
www.help.com /wiki/Mortar_%28weapon%29   (454 words)

  
 web211_p3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
This is referred to as firing from the defilade.
Firing from the defilade has many advantages, the most vital of these advantages is that the enemy can not see the gunner, or the flash of the gun when fired.
Although when firing from the defilade position the gunner is out of sight, there must be a forward observer who can see the target so that they may give corrections to the gunner.
ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu /211_fall2004.web.dir/Robbie_Lynn/web211_p3.htm   (264 words)

  
 Defilade, Defiladed, Defilading, Defile, Defiled, Defilement, Defiler, Defiliation, Defiling, Definable : Vocabulary : ...
Defilade, Defiladed, Defilading, Defile, Defiled, Defilement, Defiler, Defiliation, Defiling, Definable : Vocabulary : Sanjeev.NET
Defilade : To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point.
Defilading : of Defilade ;; The art or act of determining the directions and heights of the lines of rampart with reference to the protection of the interior from exposure to an enemy's fire from any point within range, or from any works which may be erected.
www.sanjeev.net /vocabulary/d/d-0119.html   (300 words)

  
 FM 23-65 Chptr 6 Combat Techniques of Fire
A machine gun is in defilade when the gun and its crew are hidden from enemy ground observation by a land mass such as the crest of a hill.
A machine gun is in partial defilade when a mask (usually the crest of a hill) provides the gun and gunner with some protection from enemy direct fire, but the gunner is able to engage the target using direct laying techniques.
Partial defilade positions are desirable when a fire mission cannot be accomplished from a defilade position.
www.biggerhammer.net /manuals/23-65/Ch6.htm   (7488 words)

  
 M9 Armored Combat Earthmover
The M-9 Armored Combat Earthmover is a highly mobile, full-tracked, air transportable armored earthmover and represents a significant enhancement to the combat engineers' capability to support the MAGTF.
The M-9 ACE can be employed in a host of engineer tasks, such as clearing obstacles, preparing defilade and survivability positions, and a myriad of engineering construction tasks including dozing, scraping, grading, hauling, towing, and winching.
It performs critical combat engineer tasks such as digging hull defilade fighting positions for guns, tanks and other battlefield systems to increase their survivability.
tech.military.com /equipment/view/88723/m9-armored-combat-earthmover.html   (331 words)

  
 Terran Republic Field Manual
This is the occasion when the tank's main body (or hull) is hidden from enemy direct fire, while the guns are exposed and can fire on advancing enemy.
Another individual tank tactic to use is the 'up and back' defilade technique, where-in the tank is completely hidden behind a hill from enemy view.
During your turn, bring your tank up out of defilade (ie, go up on top of the hill), and fire on a target.
www.theblackwidowcompany.net /trfm/trfm08.html   (1329 words)

  
 defilade - definition by dict.die.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
defilade n : the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire
d['e]filer to defile, and d['e]filade act of defiling.
See 1st Defile.] (Mil.) To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point.
dict.die.net /defilade   (41 words)

  
 Appendix K
Although the stream is a minor obstacle, its banks on the south side offered limited defensive, defilade, positions for delaying the enemy.
These were enhanced beyond a doubt by hastily thrown up log defenses and abatis, as described by Joshua Pell in his diary.
These companies are said by Gerlach to have attacked at "B," that is, they defended the south bank by musket fire from defilade and log and tree defenses.
community.middlebury.edu /~mcgill/battle/appk.html   (1347 words)

  
 Dog
From sea wall to the foot of the rise was only 150 yards, but the flat ground, with patches of marsh near the hill, was nearly devoid of cover.
After a delay of 5 to 10 minutes, while more troops crossed the road to the trenches, they started again toward the bluff, finding minor concealment from light enemy fire in the tall grass and occasional bushes.
Once they were on the hillside, the defilade and smoke gave good protection, but progress was slowed by fear of mines.
www.wargamer.com /hosted/CloseCombatOmaha/dog2.htm   (1985 words)

  
 The Asian Crew "Shizuka-Senshi" Small Unit Tactics Page
A more subtle method is "talking the enemy out of cover." When you find an enemy in defilade call out his position to your teammates as loudly as possible.
Be ready for him to move and when he does light him up as he runs.
*Defilade-The reverse side of an object minimizing your exposure to enemy fire.
www.fortunecity.com /campus/history/252/tactics.html   (636 words)

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