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PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF A RANGE-ESTIMATING CONCEPT FOR USE WITH RANGE- CRITICAL INFANTRY WEAPONS
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
Effort is presented to evaluate a concept reticle for range estimation with low-velocity high-trajectory individual infantry weapons. The test bed for the concept reticle was a modified M17 elbow telescope mounted on a tripod. The reticles displayed various arrays of range-calibrated soldier silhouettes for comparative matching of silhouette to target. The device uses the stadiametric principle but does not require the operator to know or index into the instrument the target size. The concept of matching reticle image to target appears to provide a technique for acceptably precise range estimation against human targets in the range interval of low-velocity high-trajectory infantry weapons.
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