MILITARY POTENTIAL TEST OF HANDHELD INFANTRY RANGE FINDER (RAC-RANGER)
Final rept. 27 Apr-4 May 1966
ARMY INFANTRY BOARD FORT BENNING GA
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The Military Potential Test of the Handheld Infantry Range Finder RAC-Ranger was conducted to determine the military potential value of superimposing andor interpolating test reticle images with combat type targets as a method of range determination. On 15 April 1966 US Army Test and Evaluation Command directed the original plan of test be changed to delete all portions of the test that required range estimation and weapons firing. During the test it was found that even under optimum conditions the margin of error and the range spread of this concept are greater than the maximum allowable by the current Small Development Requirement SDR. The US Army Infantry Board concludes that the principle of superimposing the proper sized, range calibrated, silhouette image over a target to establish its range does not have military potential for infantry use.
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