Nuclear Contamination Avoidance; FM 3-3-1 and FMFM 11-18
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Headquarters and US Marine Corps, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First Printing thus. Wraps. Three hole-punched and staplebound. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Distribution was authorized to US government agencies only to protect technical or operational information, as well as unclassified, controlled, nuclear information (UCNI) material from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. This determination was made 29 November 1991. It is understood that due to the passage of time and increase in publicly available information this restriction no longer applies. This publication supercedes the nuclear/radiological portions of FM 3-3, dated 30 September 1986. Various paginations (approximately 300+ pages). Figures. Tables/Tabular Data, Appendices. References. Glossary. Reproducible Forms. This we understand was the Army’s last and most comprehensive word, on how troops would confront the effects of nuclear weapons on the battlefield. IT was also jointly issued with the Marine Corps since their troops could also be expected to be on the ground in a 'post-detonation' operational environment. Much of the emphasis is on establishing and communicating the spatial extent of fallout from adversarial nuclear weapons explosions, and understanding its impact on battlefield operations. This really is the definitive work on the subject at the end of the Twentieth Century. Included also is AREA PREDICTOR, RADIOLOGICAL FALLOUT, ABC-M5A2, a 24”X39” flexible translucent overlay sheet with stenciled templates for first-order fallout area delineation on US Army maps; its use is fully described in the FM 3-3-1 manual. The mission of the Chemical Corps is to prepare the Army to survive and win in a nuclear environment by developing doctrine, organizations, training products, and equipment for nuclear defense, and nuclear retaliation. Minimizing the impact of nuclear weapons through contamination avoidance, protection, and decontamination. Employing smoke and flame are part of the operational options. This manual, FM 3-3-1, defines and clarified the entire process of nuclear contamination avoidance. It details the NBC Warning and Reporting System (NBCWRS), how to locate and identify nuclear contamination, and how to operate in and around nuclear contamination. This manual is designed and intended to be an easy-to-read, step-by-step manual depicting the manual method of calculating nuclear contamination avoidance procedures for chemical officers and NCOs at brigade level and high organizations. The manual addresses vulnerability analysis, nuclear operations, Fallout prediction, Radiation Monitoring, Reconnaissance, Nuclear Defense, Neutron-Induced Radiation, Civilian Radiation Hazards, Operational Exposure Guidance, Shielding, Nuclear Burst Effects, Nuclear Effects on Electronics, Wind Vector Planning, Nomograms, and Nuclear Operations Checklists. Condition: Good / No Dust Jacket issued.
Keywords: Vulnerability analysis, Nuclear Operations, Fallout Prediction, Radiation Monitoring, Reconnaissance, Nuclear Defense, Neutron-Induced Radiation, Civilian Radiation Hazards, Operational Exposure Guidance, Shielding, Nuclear Burst Effects, Nuclear Eff