The 7 Ss

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  1. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    Abject apologies for this one, and i promise no Wah, but what are the 7 S's? re locating the enemy.

    Am preparing a lesson for Tuesday night, and i cannot for the life of me remember all 7 of them. So far i have
    Shape
    Shine
    Silouhette
    Sound (?)

    No excuse for this, but it is Sunday and i am a little hungover, so can anyone help??
     
  2. Silhouette, Shadow, Movement are the only ones I can remember that you havent got.

    Cant remember exactly , but think something about Surface Texture may be in there too

    Cancel sihouette,your not the only one with a hangover.
     
  3. To my knowledge its:
    - Shine (texture)
    - Shape
    - Shadow
    - Spacing
    - Shilhouette
    - Movement ( i know, not an S, but to my knowlede, now used)
    - Sound (although i've heard it no longer counts, stupid as that sounds)

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. 30 years since I was taught this but, I remember it as:

    Shape
    Shine
    Shadow
    Silhouette
    Spacing
    Skyline
    Movement

    .
     
  5. I think the last s was SUDDEN movement
     
  6. yeh sudden movement i thought skyline and silhouette were the same thing and what about smell. i had a geordie banging on about how he located the enemy in belize or some jungle place by smelling coffee !
     
  7. Shape
    Shine
    Shadow
    Sound
    Silhouette
    Sudden Movement


    Apologies, can't remember the rest........forgetheimers must be setting in :roll:



    fastmedic
     
  8. I was taught all those with the addition of 'Aircraft'

    Ruins the pleasing 'S' theme, but it forces troops to think that camouflage and concealment needs to be effective 3 dimensionally and to consider the plan view.
     
  9. Skyline and Surface could be the same, I was also taught "Surface" which covered texture and colour.
     
  10. Shape
    Silhouette
    Texture
    Shadow
    Spacing
    Movement

    From Inf Trg Vol 1 SAA (Individual Training) Pam 2 Fieldcraft, Battle Lessons and Exercises
     
  11. 7 questions maybe?
     
  12. I was taught:

    Shadow
    Shape
    Silouette
    Surface*
    Spacing

    Movement

    5 esses and the M


    *Was shine, but surfaces encumbered more
     
  13. Singing.

    Gives your position away every time.

    As do both samba and salsa. Don't do it, soldier.