Critical Tasks: 052-196-2002, 052-196-2004, 052-196-2101,
052-196-2103, and 052-196-3065
It is critical that the personnel conducting a route reconnaissance be capable of correctly
calculating and reporting required information on a reconnaissance overlay. In this lesson,
you will learn to determine, calculate, and record route-limiting characteristics for traffic.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will learn to determine, calculate, and record route-limiting
characteristics for traffic.
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You will correctly answer practice exercise questions at the end of this
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following
publications: FMs 5-170 and 101-5-1, STANAG 2253, and
features along a specific route. The techniques that are used and the requirements for a
route reconnaissance are less time-consuming and are performed more rapidly than other
types of reconnaissance. Two methods used for performing a route reconnaissance
arehasty and deliberate.
A hasty route reconnaissance is usually performed when required time and qualified
personnel are not available. It is used to determine the immediate trafficability of a route
for military traffic. A hasty reconnaissance report usually consists of an overlay,