NBCC where detailed dose estimations are not required, but where a quick visualization of the
contamination hazard is essential.
6-11. Overlay Dissemination.
Operations in a nuclear environment will require frequent exchange
following methods, arranged in order of preference:
a. Electrical transmission. Because of its speed and accuracy, the preferred method for transmitting
facsimile). Facsimile devices are normally available at division and higher headquarters. These devices
will be used to transmit contamination overlays to lateral and higher commands.
b. NBC 5 (nuclear) report. When hard-copy channels of electrical communications are not
available, the radiological contamination chart is transformed into a series of readings and coordinates for
transmission with the NBC 5 (nuclear) report as prescribed in STANAG 2103. The NBC 5 (nuclear)
parts: the heading and the body.
Date-time (local or ZULU, state which)
Type of report
NBC 5 (nuclear)
Strike serial number
Reference date-time for estimated contours when not H + 1 hours
H + date-time (local or ZULU, state which)
1,000-cGyph contour line coordinates
300-cGyph contour line coordinates
W. ND 604718
100-cGyph contour line coordinates
NOTE: The dose rate for X on the NBC 5 (nuclear) report varies from that in STANAG 2103. The United
States (US) Army has determined that 20 cGyph is more meaningful than 30 cGyph for the militarily
significant perimeter of the fallout area at H + 1 hour.
Figure 6-6. Example of an NBC 5 (Nuclear) Report
(1) The following information should be provided in the heading of the NBC 5 (nuclear)
(a) Precedence. The precedence of the NBC 5 (nuclear) report is IMMEDIATE.