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FM 5-103: Survivability

The purpose of field manual 5-103 is to integrate survivability into the overall AirLand battle structure. Survivability doctrine addresses when, where, and how fighting and protective battlefield positions are prepared for individual soldiers, troop units, vehicles, weapons, and equipment. This manual implements survivability tactics for all branches of the combined arms team.


  • 1985-06-10: This publication [pdf] supersedes FM 5-15, 27 June 1972 and TB 5-15-1, 16 July 1969.