Accession Number:

ADA051650

Title:

Contractor Prototype Qualification Test (PQT-C) M60A1(PI) Tank Thermal Sight (TTS) AN/VSG-2.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CHRYSLER CORP CENTER LINE MI WARREN DEFENSE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

202.0

Abstract:

The M60A1PI Tank Thermal Sight TTS, integrated daynight gunners periscope, provides the commander and gunner of the M60A1PI tank with an improved capability for target acquisition, recognition and fire control at night. The requirement for passive operation for long range detection, recognition, and engagement precludes the use of existing image intensification devices, which require active sources of illumination for satisfactory long range operation. The system consists of five 5 major assemblies Head Assembly, Gunners Display, Commanders Display, Power Converter, and Mount. The TTS provides an 8X visible channel, a 1X unity window, and a dual field of view thermal channel which can be used for viewing during both the day and night time. The system is fully integrated with the tank fire control computer and laser rangefinder. The mount interfaces the Head Assembly with the tank. The Head Assembly contains the entrance window and mirror for the visible and thermal channels, as well as the afocal and the far infrared common modules that convert the IR radiation into an electronic signal and then into a visible image on the light emitting diodes. The Gunners Display contains the 8X channel, the 8X and thermal reticle projector assembly and projection optics, the thermal channel image intensifier and biocular eyepiece. The Commanders Display contains the relay optics, and image intensifier and biocular eyepiece. The power converter contains all the electronics necessary to convert the tank power 18-30 vdc into the voltages requires to operate the components of the head assembly, gunners display and commanders display.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE