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Sound masking

  • 06 July 2017 13:45:50
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When driving on the ground, sound masking is important. Sound, especially at night, is heard far away. A scout must be able to recognize the enemy by sound, but not give out a conversation, whisper, cough and rustle. The enemy will hear the conversation from a distance of 90-100 m. From a distance of 75 m, he can overhear words and find out military secrets. Even a whisper from a distance of 60 m from the enemy is dangerous. Cough is heard for 40 m; Steps - for 30 m, and crawling - for 16 m. Therefore, in 20 m from the enemy it is best to crawl on semitbanks or "face down". A crunch of twigs under your feet will be heard from a distance of 70 m.
When driving in the forest, it is not advisable to hold hands for a dry fallen wood and stumps. Stumps are often rotten and fall with a noise at the slightest touch to them.
To avoid the sounds of crunching and crackling of dry boughs, you need to move in small steps, the foot becomes an easy groping movement of the toe or heel. If the scout feels under the foot an object that can make a noise, then he should sit down and a leg that already has a strong support, thus keeping the balance, and with the toe and heel of the forwarded leg, find a new place to attack
The leg behind is carried out for the next step slowly, carefully and is put in the same way as indicated in the first case, from the toe or heel with the groping of the spot free of twigs and brushwood.
Do not hurry to move the center of gravity of the body to the forward leg.
To develop a special sensitivity of the toe when feeling for the object, it is recommended to use the following training session. Put several objects on the ground in front of you: a branch (or a branch of a dry bush), bark from a tree, stone, chips, a piece of bricks, tin, etc. Becoming a moving scout, touch each specified object with your toe, alternating with placing the sock on The land where these items are absent. Feeling of objects when setting the foot from the heel to produce the middle part of the foot, lightly touching it to the surface of the object. At the same time, one must train in stability and long-term equilibrium on one leg. Such training (at least for a few minutes a day) will help the scout develop the sensitivity of his legs and gain the skill of silent walking.
When driving silently along viscous soil (sticky mud), it is recommended to go short, slow steps. The legs are slightly wider than with normal walking, carefully lowering and placing them on the ground with the entire foot.
To covertly and silently move through the swamp, you need to choose to move the mossy places and bushes. Cross carefully. Close to the enemy crawl lying on your stomach and on your side or bend down low, feeling and raking up the grass and moss.
On loose soil (sand), the foot is placed from the heel, followed by the movement of the weight of the body to the entire foot. When moving on stones, rubble, ruins of buildings, the leg should be placed from above; Feeling for a firm point, carefully transfer the weight of the body to it and only after that take the next step.
If the scout moves through high vegetation (especially where there is a lot of old grass of the last year), then to ensure quietness, he needs to lift his legs higher (not to weave in the grass and dry leaves) and put them on the toe.
When a small river wade (a bay, a shallow lake, a puddle), a noiseless movement is made as follows: the foot is lowered into the water evenly, from the sock, with dragging it forward along the water. High above the water do not lift the legs, but slide them, as when walking on skis. When approaching the opposite bank, it is recommended not to go out to the open bank, but to the coastal bushes or steep bank (breakage). If there is sand or rocky soil on the shore, proceed in the manner indicated above.
If at the exit of the water boots get wet and during the movement in them will squish the water, then the scout to ensure noiselessness must continue its movement on one of the sides of the foot.
In the combat practice of our scouts there are many examples of the silent overcoming of water obstacles. During the fighting for Kovel, a group of scouts commanded by Lieutenant Podobin was tasked to penetrate into the center of the city at night and during the next day to scout the location of the enemy's defense by observation from a tall building.
To penetrate into the rear of the enemy scouts have chosen the path along the river. Turya, which crossed the front line of the enemy's defense and divided Mr. Kovel into two districts. They carefully prepared for this bold operation, while showing initiative and resourcefulness. Since most of the way they had to go on water, the scouts refused to use leather shoes. They sewed themselves special slippers from a rare canvas. These slippers are convenient because they are light, do not create noise when driving on the bottom of the river and do not hold water when leaving on land. The scouts managed to cross silently the front line of the enemy, successfully carry out the task assigned to them and capture the "language."
To sound mask your movement, you can use the noise caused by enemy shooting and traffic. It is important that during the movement the wind blows from the side of the enemy. The incoming wind will bring sounds, issued by the actions of the enemy, and, conversely, refer from the enemy every sound produced by the imprudent movement of our scouts.
But how do you know where the sound came from? The source and nature of the sound can be determined by the direction of the wind. In quiet weather it is sometimes difficult to find out from which side the wind blows. Experienced scouts in this case helps smoke cigarettes, which usually refers to the direction of the wind.
To prevent a sudden cough, the scout must always take a little bread with him. It is enough to swallow a piece of bread or biscuit, and the cough will stop.
In the past war, the enemy often used sound alarms - hanging on the probable directions of our scouts' actions the barely visible threads of a smooth wire or twine, attaching to them a whole set of cans, bottles, bells and other objects creating noise. It was enough to touch such a wire, as all this "noise band" started to rattle, and the enemy in the direction of noise opened fire. A scout who moves around on the ground must also bear in mind similar "surprises".
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