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USMC WP 3-35.3
Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain

1998-Apr-16


Foreword

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Modern Urban Warfare

Chapter 2. Offense

Section I. Planning

Section II. Infantry Battalion Operations

Section III. Rifle Company Operations

Section IV. Rifle Platoon Operations

Chapter 3. Defensive Operations

Section I. Defensive Planning

Section II. Infantry Battalion Defense of a Built-Up Area

Section III. Rifle Company Operations

Section IV. Rifle Platoon Operations

Chapter 4. Combat Support

Section I. Fire Support

Section II. Other Combat Support

Chapter 5. Logistics and Combat Service Support

Chapter 6. Noncombatant Considerations in Urban Operations

Section I.

Section II.

Chapter 7. The Urban Environment and Restrictions to Operations

Section I. Military Operations Other Than War

Section II. Restrictive Conditions

Appendix A. Organization for Urban Combat and Fundamental Combat Skills

Section I. Organization

Section II. Weapons Handling and Firing Techniques

Section III. Movement (link to Part 2 of section III.)

Section IV. Entry Techniques (link to Part 2 of section IV.)

Section V. Clearing Techniques

Section VI. Firing Positions (link to Part 2 of section VI)

Section VII. Advancing/Patrolling Along City Streets

Section VIII. Navigation in Built-Up Areas

Section IX. Camouflage

Appendix B. Employment and Effects of Weapons

Appendix C. Attacking and Clearing Buildings

Appendix D. Fighting Positions (link to Part 2 of appendix D)

Appendix E. Subterranean Operations

Appendix F. Obstacles, Mines, and Demolitions

Section I. Obstacles

Section II. Mines

Section III. Demolitions

Appendix G. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Considerations

Appendix H. MOUT Under Limited-Visibility Conditions

Appendix I. Urban Building Analysis (link to Part 2 of appendix I)

Appendix J. Lessons Learned from Russian Military Operations in Chechnya 1994-1996

Appendix K. Glossary (link to Part 2 of appendix K)

Appendix L. References


Foreward

1. PURPOSE

Marine Corps Warfighting Publication (MCWP) 3-35.3, Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT), provides doctrinal guidance and detailed information on tactics, techniques, and procedures to be employed in MOUT within the operating forces.

2. SCOPE

This manual provides guidance for the organization, planning, and conduct of the full range of military operations on urbanized terrain. This publication was prepared primarily for commanders, staffs, and subordinate leaders down to the squad and fire team level. It is written from a Marine air-ground task force perspective, with emphasis on the ground combat element as the most likely supported element in that environment. It provides the level of detailed information that supports the complexities of planning, preparing for, and executing small-unit combat operations on urbanized terrain. It also provides historical and environmental information that supports planning and training for combat in built-up areas.

3. SUPERSESSION

Operational Handbook (OH) 8-7, Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT), dated November 1980.

4. CERTIFICATION

Reviewed and approved this date.

BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS