SE Asian Terrain

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c0cky30
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SE Asian Terrain

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How would you classify the below Terrain in O Group?

1. PRIMARY JUNGLES
These consist mostly of large trees whose branches spread and lock together to form canopies. These canopies, which can exist at two or three different levels, may form as low as 10 meters from the ground. The canopies prevent sunlight from reaching the ground, causing a lack of undergrowth on the jungle floor. Extensive above-ground root systems and hanging vines are common.

Foot movement is easier in tropical rain forests than in other types of jungle. Vehicular traffic difficult. Observation from the air is nearly impossible except where felled trees or construction make a gap in the canopy of the rain forest. Ground observation is generally limited to about 50 meters.

2. SECONDARY JUNGLES
These are found at the edge of the rain forest and the deciduous forest, and in areas where jungles have been cleared and abandoned. Secondary jungles appear when the ground has been repeatedly exposed to sunlight. These areas are typically overgrown with weeds, grasses, thorns, ferns, canes, and shrubs. Vegetation may reach to a height of 2 meters.

Foot movement is extremely slow and difficult. Observation limited to only a few meters.

3. SAVANNA
This is a broad, open jungle grassland in which trees are scarce. The thick grass is broad-bladed and grows 1 to 5 meters high.

Movement generally easier than in other types of jungle areas  for vehicles. The sharp-edged, dense grass and extreme heat make foot movement a slow and tiring process. Depending on the height of the grass, ground observation may vary from poor to good. Concealment from air observation is poor for both troops and vehicles.

4. BAMBOO
This grows in clumps of varying size in jungles throughout the tropics.
Troops should bypass bamboo stands if possible.

Difficult obstacles for wheeled or tracked vehicles. Troop movement through bamboo is slow, exhausting, and noisy.

5. RICE PADDIES
These are flat, flooded fields in which rice is grown. Flooding of the fields is controlled by a network of dikes and irrigation ditches.

Movement by vehicles is difficult even when the fields are dry. Concealment is poor in rice paddies.
Cover is limited to the dikes, and then only from ground fire. Observation and fields of fire are excellent. Foot movement is poor when the fields are wet. When the fields are dry, foot movement becomes easier. The dikes, about 2 to 3 meters tall, are the only obstacles.

6. PLANTATIONS
These are large farms or estates where tree crops, such as rubber and coconut, are grown. They are usually carefully planned and free of undergrowth (like a well-tended park).

Movement through plantations is generally easy. Observation along the rows of trees is generally good. Concealment and cover can be found behind the trees, but soldiers moving down the cultivated rows are exposed.

7. VILLAGE HUTS
Local village huts constructed of light material i.e. bamboo etc.
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