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Mountain Operations

Field Manual
*FM 3-97.6
No. 3-97.6
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 28 November 2000
Mountain Operations
Contents
Page
PREFACE ....................................................................................................................v
INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................ vi
Chapter 1
INTELLIGENCE....................................................................................................... 1-1
Section I – The Physical Environment ................................................................. 1-1
Terrain...................................................................................................................... 1-2
Weather ................................................................................................................... 1-5
Section II – Effects on Personnel ......................................................................... 1-9
Nutrition.................................................................................................................. 1-10
Altitude ................................................................................................................... 1-11
Cold........................................................................................................................ 1-14
Section III – Effects on Equipment ..................................................................... 1-15
General Effects ...................................................................................................... 1-15
Small Arms............................................................................................................. 1-16
Machine Guns ........................................................................................................ 1-16
Antitank Weapons.................................................................................................. 1-17
Section IV – Reconnaissance and Surveillance................................................ 1-17
Reconnaissance .................................................................................................... 1-17
Surveillance............................................................................................................ 1-20
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution unlimited.
*This publication supersedes FM 90-6, 30 June 1980.
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