Accession Number:

AD0658580

Title:

VISION IN TANKS.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-10-11

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to discuss a target designating device for transmission of intelligence between tank commander and tank gunner. The device consists of two pairs of remote control position indicators and transmitters--one for azimuth and one for elevation. The transmitters are connected to the commanders periscope and the indicators are located in a position easily seen by the gunner. The indicators are of the zero setting type and are bore sighted to the gun at zero setting. Movement of the commanders periscope relative to the gun in azimuth or elevation, is indicated at the gunners position. In use the commander selects a target, gives the on target signal to the gunner who traverses as indicated by the indicator. During the time the gunner is traversing the commander holds his periscope on the target. The gunner traverses and elevates the gun until the indicators are both zeroed. The target then will be in the field of his sight close to the cross hairs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE