Accession Number : AD0912509

Title :   Service Test of Night Vision Sight, Crew Served Weapons (Second Generation).

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. 19 Oct 72-8 Jan 73,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMOR AND ENGINEER BOARD FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Holbrook, Rudy H. ; Goetzke, Joseph A. ; Chittenden, John W. ; Kellogg, John L.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : The objectives of the test were to determine to what degree the test item meets the performance requirements of the QMR and to evaluate the adequacy of the maintenance test package. Throughout testing, the First Generation Night Vision Sight, Crew Served Weapons, AN/TVS-2A, was used as a control sight. The two test items accumulated a total of 1,047.5 hours, were transported a total of 457.5 miles, and were used to fire 300 rounds of cal .50 ammunition. The test items were considered satisfactory in the areas of preoperational inspection and physical characteristics; stowage; safety; target detection, identification, and recognition; observation and security; and human factors engineering.

Descriptors :   *NIGHT VISION), (*GUN SIGHTS, (*IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), TEST METHODS), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), MACHINE GUNS, LOW LIGHT LEVELS, NIGHT SKY, SAFETY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TARGET DISCRIMINATION, TARGET RECOGNITION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES).

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE