Accession Number:

AD0745174

Title:

A Moving Target Field Experiment to Determine the Effectiveness of Circular Bracketing Sights on the M16Al Rifle

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted to determine whether a circular bracketin sight mounted on a standard M16Al rifle could enhance the effectiveness of the weapon in a short-range, quick-fire environment against a moving target. Circular bracket sights of 1.32 and 2.64 ins. in diameter were used. Human silhouette targets appeared moving along a track at 6 mph. at distances of 25 and 50 yds. and remained exposed for approximately 2.5 secs. Subjects were infantrymen who engaged the target single-shot with each sight and at each direction of target movement right-left and range. An unmodified M16Al sight was tested by the same subjects for comparison using standard quick-fire techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE