when calculating smoke pots per positions on the premise

In this lesson you will learn how to calculate smoke

that it is better to have more smoke than not enough.) **PP**

pot requirements for a company-level smoke operation.

To determine the total number of smoke pots

required (TP), multiply the smoke pot positions (P) by the

related to the procedures for calculating smoke

pots per position (P/P). **TP = P x P/P**

pot requirement, including determinant of

burning time, length of front, and number of

positions required for a company-level operation.

and knowledge by responding to the multiple-

choice test covering the procedures for

calculating smoke pot requirements.

You feel a slight wind on your face and leaves are

derived from FM 3-50 and TB CML 100.

rustling (6 to 10 Kilometers per hour).

14).

The three formulas for calculating smoke pot

You must lay smoke from 1000 to 1130 hours, and

requirements are smoke pot positions, smoke pots per

the sky cover is less than 30 percent (lapse).

position, and total smoke pots required. You must have

the type of terrain, temperature gradient, wind speed, type

distance from target (see Figure 15 on page 16).

screen (blanket or haze), target width, duration of

Wind is 8 Kilometers per hour and target area you

mission, and type of smoke pot to calculate smoke pot

want to blanket is open. (Need 25 meters between

requirements.

positions, 250 meters upwind of target area.)

(Divide target width (TW) of 200 meters by position

To determine how many positions are needed (P),

you divide the target width (TW) by position spacing

add 1. Positions needed equal 9.)

(PS)(round up decimals of 5 or more) and then add one.

The "add one" is a constant. When counting from one

each position. (Divide the time required for the mission

position to the next, you must include your own position.

(MT) of 90 minutes by the minimum burning time (BT)

(Instead of starting with 0 you start with 1.) **P = (TW/PS)**

of 12 minutes using the ABC-M5 smoke pots; round up

decimals of .5 or more. Pots needed in each position

equal 8)

To determine the number of smoke pots for each

for the mission (TP).

position (P/P), you divide the mission time (MT) by the

(Multiply the number of positions (P) by the number

minimum burn time (BT). (Always round up decimals

of pots per position (P/P). 9 x 8 = 72 smoke pots needed.