Accession Number : AD0764493

Title :   A Moving Vehicle Field Experiment to Determine the Effectiveness of Circular Bracketing Sights on the M16A1 Rifle.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Robert Anderson

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A field experiment was conducted to determine whether a circular bracketing sight, framing the front sight on a standard rifle, could enhance the effectiveness of the rifle system in short range, stationary target engagements from a moving vehicle (5-10 mph). Two bracket sights (1.32 and 2.64 inches in diameter) were mounted on M16A1 rifles. 'Type E' personnel targets, at ranges of 25 and 50 yards, were exposed individually in random sequence for 4.5 seconds. Ten enlisted subjects each fired 20 (3-round) bursts at the targets using each bracket sight and an unmodified control sight. Results showed that there was no significant difference between sights nor were there any significant interactions. Hit probability per burst was low (20.3%) due to vehicle bounce. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUN SIGHTS, *TARGET ACQUISITION), (*RIFLES, GUN SIGHTS), FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, SURFACE TARGETS, SMALL ARMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), THESES

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE