DA Form 2185 "Artillery Counter Fire Information"

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This is a military form that was released by the U.S. Department of the Army (DA) on September 1, 2017. The form, often mistakenly referred to as the DD Form 2185, is a military form used by and within the U.S. Army. As of today, no separate instructions for the form are provided by the DA.

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ARTILLERY COUNTERFIRE INFORMATION
For use of this form, see ATP 3-09.30; the proponent agency is TRADOC.
RECEIVED BY:
FROM:
TIME:
NUMBER:
SECTION I - BOMREP, SHELLREP, OR ROCKREP (Cross out items not applicable)
UNIT OF
POSITION OF
DIRECTION
TIME FROM TIME TO
AREA BOMBED SHELLED
NUMBER AND
NATURE OF
TIME OF FLASH-
DAMAGE
NUMBER, TYPE AND
ORIGIN
OBSERVER
(Grid bearing of
OR MORTARED
NATURE OF GUNS
FIRE
TO BANG
(Encode if
CALIBER
(Current call sign
(Encode if HQ or
FLASH, SOUND
(Grid ref [in clear] or grid
(Mortars, rocket
(Adjustment,
(Omit for aircraft)
required)
(State whether
address group or
important OP or if
or GROOVE of
bearing to impact in mils
launchers, aircraft
fire for effect,
measured or assumed)
code name)
Column F gives
SHELL [state
and distance from observer
or other methods of
or harassing)
OF SHELLS, ROCKETS
info on location)
which] in mils
in meters [encoded])
delivery)
(May be
(or MISSLES), AND
unless otherwise
Dimensions of the area in
omitted for
BOMBS
stated). (Omit for
meters) by (the radius) or
aircraft)
aircraft)
(length and width)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
SECTION II - LOCATION REPORT
SECTION III - COUNTERFIRE ACTION
SERIAL
TARGET
POSITION
ACCURACY
TARGET DESCRIPTION
NUMBER OF
REMARKS
TIME OF LOCATION
FIRED BY
TIME FIRED
NUMBER
NUMBER
OF TARGET
(The accuracy
(Dimensions if possible):
ROUNDS,
(Actual time the location
(Against hostile target)
(Each location
(If the weapon
(The grid
to which the
1. Radius of target
TYPE OF
was made)
that is produced
or activity has
reference or
weapon was
2. Target length and width in
FUZE, AND
by a locating unit
previously been
grid bearing
located. CEP
meters
PROJECTILES
is given a serial
given a target
and distance
in meter and
number)
number, it will be
of the located
the means of
entered here.
weapon or
location if
activity
possible)
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DA FORM 2185, SEP 2017
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD LC v1.00ES
ARTILLERY COUNTERFIRE INFORMATION
For use of this form, see ATP 3-09.30; the proponent agency is TRADOC.
RECEIVED BY:
FROM:
TIME:
NUMBER:
SECTION I - BOMREP, SHELLREP, OR ROCKREP (Cross out items not applicable)
UNIT OF
POSITION OF
DIRECTION
TIME FROM TIME TO
AREA BOMBED SHELLED
NUMBER AND
NATURE OF
TIME OF FLASH-
DAMAGE
NUMBER, TYPE AND
ORIGIN
OBSERVER
(Grid bearing of
OR MORTARED
NATURE OF GUNS
FIRE
TO BANG
(Encode if
CALIBER
(Current call sign
(Encode if HQ or
FLASH, SOUND
(Grid ref [in clear] or grid
(Mortars, rocket
(Adjustment,
(Omit for aircraft)
required)
(State whether
address group or
important OP or if
or GROOVE of
bearing to impact in mils
launchers, aircraft
fire for effect,
measured or assumed)
code name)
Column F gives
SHELL [state
and distance from observer
or other methods of
or harassing)
OF SHELLS, ROCKETS
info on location)
which] in mils
in meters [encoded])
delivery)
(May be
(or MISSLES), AND
unless otherwise
Dimensions of the area in
omitted for
BOMBS
stated). (Omit for
meters) by (the radius) or
aircraft)
aircraft)
(length and width)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
SECTION II - LOCATION REPORT
SECTION III - COUNTERFIRE ACTION
SERIAL
TARGET
POSITION
ACCURACY
TARGET DESCRIPTION
NUMBER OF
REMARKS
TIME OF LOCATION
FIRED BY
TIME FIRED
NUMBER
NUMBER
OF TARGET
(The accuracy
(Dimensions if possible):
ROUNDS,
(Actual time the location
(Against hostile target)
(Each location
(If the weapon
(The grid
to which the
1. Radius of target
TYPE OF
was made)
that is produced
or activity has
reference or
weapon was
2. Target length and width in
FUZE, AND
by a locating unit
previously been
grid bearing
located. CEP
meters
PROJECTILES
is given a serial
given a target
and distance
in meter and
number)
number, it will be
of the located
the means of
entered here.
weapon or
location if
activity
possible)
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
DA FORM 2185, SEP 2017
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD LC v1.00ES