Land-Based Range Estimation
GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Pagination or Media Count:
The present report describes an analysis and evaluation of the range estimation skills involved in the aiming and firing of modern antitank weapons under varying meteorological, illumination, and terrain conditions. Following a detailed presentation of the Ono-Gogel model of distance perception, an attempt is made to explore the models implications for range estimation. It is concluded that estimating the range of distant targets beyond 50 meters requires judgements of both absolute and relative distance of target and non- target objects in the field of view. If weapon users are to attain the level of proficiency needed to guarantee satisfactory hit rates, it is recommended that trainees complete a brief training program in distance estimation. The report also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of several different ranging aids. Finally, several suggestions for additional research are presented.
- Humanities and History