If the calculated wind speed is less than 8 kmph, line YANKEE would not
be used and line ZULU would show only three digits which would represent
the downwind distance of ZONE I.
Other letter items prescribed for NBC reporting may be added at the
NBC 3 (Nuclear) Report Format
to collate the calculated nuclear data into NBC 3 (Nuclear) Report
format. Figure 4-6 shows an example of a typical NBC 3 (Nuclear) Report.
NBC 3 (Nuclear) Report
PART C: DISSEMINATE NBC 3 (NUCLEAR) REPORTS
Data on all areas of expected nuclear contamination must be continuously
channeled to all elements of the command. To be effective, the NBC 3
(Nuclear) Reports must be received by subordinate commanders in the most
timely manner possible.
Usually, just dropping the report off to the
radio operator or radio teletype operator is not enough. Many times you
must remain at that location or check back later to ensure the report was
actually disseminated and to receive a dissemination time for entry in
the staff journal. Prior to disseminating NBC 3 (Nuclear) Reports, the
format must first be checked to ensure the message is correctly prepared.
You may have to resort to more than one method of dissemination. The
urgency of the battlefield situation will in most cases dictate which
method is used.