Accession Number:

AD0658634

Title:

PLACEMENT AND MOUNTING OF SIGHTS IN TANKS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1943-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to improve fire control in armored vehicles by better placement and mounting of sights. Fire control in tanks now employs both the periscopic and the coaxial sights. The periscope provides general vision and a low power sight for proximate and moving fire, whereas the coaxial telescopic sight, of higher power is employed for shooting at distant targets. It is essential that both sights be so located that the gunner can shift quickly from one to the other. A dual periscopic sight T8 has been designed to replace the present gunners periscope. T8 will provide, in addition to general vision, a unit-power sight for proximate shooting and shooting while moving, and a 6 power sight having the optimal properties required for shooting at greater distance. The 3 power coaxial telescope will then be a reserve or compromise sight to serve all purposes, in the event of loss of the periscope.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE