FM 5-15: Engineer Field Manual, Field Fortifications

Field manual 5-15 describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements and shelters.
It also outlines the principles of terrain appreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground. It does not cover the subject of obstacles, which is treated in FM 5-30.

History

  • 1985-06-10: Superseded by FM 5-103.
  • 1972-06-27
  • 1968-08-09: [pdf]
  • 1965-02-26:
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  • 1944-02-14: This revision [pdf] supersedes FM 5-15, 1 October 1940, including C 1, 2 April 1941, and C 2, 10 December 1941; and as much of TC 52, 1942, as pertains to FM 5-15; TC 96, 1943.
  • 1941-12-10: Change No. 2
  • 1941-04-02: Change No. 1
  • 1940-10-01: This manual [pdf] supersedes chapter 2, part two, Engineer Field Manual, volume II (tentative), 25 June 1932; TR 195-5, 1 October 1926; TR 195-50, 20 February 1929; and TR 1195-65, 28 January 1926.)