Individual Movement Techniques

The individual movement techniques used by the sniper team are designed to allow movement without being detected. These movement techniques are sniper low crawl, medium crawl, high crawl, hand-and-knees crawl, and walking.

a. Sniper Low Crawl. The sniper low crawl (Figure 4-3) is used when concealment is extremely limited, when close to the enemy, or when occupying a firing position.

Sniper Firing Stance
Figure 4-3. Sniper low crawl,

b. Medium Crawl. The medium crawl (Figure 4-4) is used when concealment is limited and the team needs to move faster-than the sniper low crawl allows. The medium crawl is similar to the infantryman's low crawl.

c. High Crawl. The high crawl (Figure 4-5) is used when concealment is limited but high enough to allow the sniper to raise his body off the ground. The high crawl is similar to the infantry high crawl.

Sniper Medium Crawl

Figure 4-4. Medium crawl.

Figure 4-4. Medium crawl.

Skylining Military

■ SUPPORT BODY WITH ELBOWS AND KNEES

■ MOVE ON ELBOWS AND KNEES

Figure 4-5. High crawl, d. Hand-and-knees Crawl. The hand-and-knees crawl (Figure 4-6) is used when some concealment is available and the sniper team needs to move faster than the medium crawl. .

Sniper High Crawl

■ BODY SUPPORTED BY KNEES AND HAND

■ WEAPON CARRIED IN OTHER HAND

** SCOPE IN ARMPIT

■ BODY SUPPORTED BY KNEES AND HAND

■ WEAPON CARRIED IN OTHER HAND

** SCOPE IN ARMPIT

Figure 4-6. Hand-and-knees crawl.

e. Walking. Walking (Figure 4-7) is used when there is good concealment, it is not likely the enemy is close, and speed is required.

Figure 4-6. Hand-and-knees crawl.

e. Walking. Walking (Figure 4-7) is used when there is good concealment, it is not likely the enemy is close, and speed is required.

Sniper High Crawl
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