Reporters disclose military airborne sand table exercise, details of production steps (Figure)
unit officers to explain the process of fighting the military correspondent Zheng Wenhao Xinhua Photo
sandbox military correspondent Zheng Wenhao finished Xinhua Photo
according to the map amendment to the military sand table model Xinhua Photo
Xinhua news reporter Zheng Wenhao (Reporter Zheng Wenhao): less than 1 hour, a pile of sand becomes a very realistic battlefield terrain, above the “mountains” ups and downs, “river” aspect, “rail road” dense spider web. 21 am, is an airport assessment of the airborne unit operating sand table, sand table to demonstrate the production of reporter wonders.
children play with the sand table is essentially a “heap of sand” game is no different. But the military sand table is not a casual heap a few castles on the line, it is accurate demonstration of the exercise forces to fight a miniature landscape and geographical situation of the enemy, to facilitate operational concept.
from the material, the sand table constituted mainly by sand and sawdust, can sometimes mixed with soil in order to increase adhesion. Pre-production, we must first sand screen out, and then on the ground with a removable plastic frame surrounded by wide and two meters, three meters long range. These plastic boxes are dedicated specifically developed the General Staff departments, above accurate scale, which can show the table-top exercises precise geographical area.
in the box with sand, “lay at the end”, but also according to the map to do “grid”, then we must scale according to the military map, contour line, set the main highlands, highway, railway, location of the building, began making rough terrain. In particular, heights, to plug in different lengths to locate a high stick.
this from the plane into three-dimensional process, assessment officers and men of the map interpretation and spatial sense. As the sand is easy to dry, making the need for frequent watering can to water sand table, and wrapped with wet sand, sand table order terrain to make it more natural. When the general terrain is confirmed, for vegetated terrain, can be sprinkled with green sawdust or sand to represent; river sand can be replaced with blue; roads, railways, bridges, buildings are small with a miniature model or cloth instead.
when the whole sandbox terrain part of the production is completed, but also to plug in different symbols indicate the enemy position and direction of military attack. This really shows the table-top exercises of military property. Combat Command commander, will stand before the sand table to subordinate units (such as the company, platoon) officers to explain the whole operations.
judge the merits of making sand table with two criteria: one is to be completed within the stipulated time; there is an accurate reflection of the operational area of ??the topography. According to size, the battalion-size sand table size is 2 meters wide, 3 meters long, the size of the sandbox division level will reach 4 meters wide, 6 meters long, sometimes 2 meters wide, 3 meters long can, of course, the scale sand table larger, more content. In general 2 × 3 m size sand table, four more than 40 minutes to complete.