9. Weapons emplacements are usually constructed for antitank, artillery, or
antiaircraft (AAA) guns.
The siting assists in identification.
guns are direct fire weapons and usually engage targets from the flank or
a. Rectangular vehicle revetments often protect self-propelled (SP) guns
and tanks when firing (Figures 2-10 and 2-11). SP guns and tanks can be dug
in deep enough to afford proper protection for the vehicle's hull. Maximum
spoil is placed on the front of the emplacements with some on the sides.
The rear is left open for entry or exit of the vehicle.
This presents a
smaller target to the enemy.
Figure 2-10. Typical SP Gun Revetment.
Rectangular Tank Revetment.