Size And Ratio

5. RECOVERY. Marines trapped behind enemy lines in future conflicts may not experience quick recovery. Marines may have to move to a place that minimizes risk to the recovery force. No matter what signaling device a Marine uses, he must take responsibility for maximizing the recovery force's safety.

a. Placement Considerations. Improvised signaling devices, in a hostile situation, should not be placed near the following areas due to the possibility of compromise:

(1) Obstacles and barriers.

(2) Roads and trails.

(3) Inhabited areas.

(4) Waterways and bridges.

(5) Natural lines of drift.

(6) Man-made structures.

(7) All civilian and military personnel.

b. Tactical Consideration. The following tactical considerations should be adhered to prior to employing any improvised signaling device.

(1) Use the signals in a manner that will not jeopardize the safety of the recovery force or you.

(2) Locate a position that affords observation of the signaling device, avenues of approach and provides concealed avenues of escape (if detected by enemy forces). Position should be located relatively close to extract site in order to minimize "time spent on ground" by the recovery force.

(3) Maintain continuous security through visual scanning and listening while signaling devices are employed. If weapon systems are available, signaling devices should be covered by fire and/or observation.

(4) If enemy movement is detected in the area, attempt to recover the signaling device, if possible.

(5) Employ improvised signaling devices only during the prescribed times, if briefed in the mission order.

c. Recovery Devices. (MSVX.2.6d) In mountainous terrain, a helicopter landing may be impossible due to ground slope, snow pack, or vegetation. The survivor must be familiar with recovery devices that may be aboard the aircraft.

PULL DOWN VELCRO FASTENER
FOLD DOWN SEAT

GRASP CABLE AND SIGNAL WHEN READY

PULL OUT STRAP, PLACE LOOP OVER HEAD AND UNDER ARMPITS
MOUNT SEATAMD TIGHTEN STRAP

GRASP CABLE AND SIGNAL WHEN READY

FOLD ARMS AROUND PENETRATOR-KEEP HEAD DOWN

FOLD ARMS AROUND PENETRATOR-KEEP HEAD DOWN

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