View Full Version : USMC Panel Markers

11-17-2004, 12:38 PM
What we need now is panel markers. For those that don't know what a panel marker is, well its a panel of material about 3ft by 4ft. The panels had snaps all around the sides so you could connect them into larger panels. they came in some of the brightest colors you can think of. Yellow,Blue,Green and Pink (yes I said pink, more of a hot pink). The reason for these colors were, they are easy to see from the air. Marines on the ground use to lay these panels out infront of there position to mark the FEBA (Front Edge of Battle Area) and then they would arrange more of them into a large arrow about 100yds. behind them to guide the CAS aircraft in. This would give the pilot a idea of what the battle field looked like and where everyone was located before he would drop his bombs. In the FMB there is an object 176 which is a large flag on the ground, this could be cut in half length wise and the color changed. I dont know if that would be hard to do, but I guess I wouldn't hurt to wish.

11-17-2004, 12:42 PM
I never knew that.. hmmm...interesting.

11-17-2004, 12:43 PM
Easy object, good idea.


11-17-2004, 12:43 PM
After 12 years in the Corps you learn alot.