Old Blue wrote:
A FT cannot fire team w/ its IFP against the same target? So would that attack become 2 separate attacks against that target?
"Form a fire group" (not "fire team") is the term you're looking for. No. Yes.
Here's an add-on to the above question -
If a player, in between firing the FT & IFP, (has already fired FT but not IFP), has another counter prep fire against another target - can the counter that fired the FT still fire its IFP or b/c he fired with a new counter, can that FT counter no longer fire its IFP?
You can conduct attacks in any order you like. The only thing that would prevent you from using the FT squad's Inherent FP (at the same or a different target) is if the FT attack cowers.