Accession Number : AD0921424

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

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 2, 5 Mar-31 May 74,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMOR AND ENGINEER BOARD FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Selvitelle, Michael D.

Report Date : 08 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The test objectives were to determine to what degree the test item meets the performance requirements of the QMR and to evaluate the adequacy of the maintenance package. This report includes results and analysis of data collected from 5 Mar 74 through 31 May 74. Throughout testing, the First Generation Sight, AN/TVS-2A was used as a control sight. At the time of report submittal the two test items had accumulated a total of 292.2 hours; were transported a total of 673.0 miles; and had been subjected to the shock and vibration effects of 4,000 rounds of M60, 7.62MM machinegun, 8,000 rounds of M2 caliber .50 machinegun, and 20 rounds of 152MM tank gun ammunition. Of the 11 requirements listed in app B, two were not met, and nine had not been completely evaluated prior to partial report submittal. Results of subtests in safety; alignment and zero; hitting performance; reliability/durability; maintenance evaluation; and human factors engineering are pending completion.

Descriptors :   *NIGHT SIGHTS), (*NIGHT VISION DEVICES, NIGHT SKY, LOW LIGHT LEVELS, REFLECTIVITY, OPTICAL LENSES, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), OPTICAL IMAGES, CAMOUFLAGE, LOW TEMPERATURE, SHIPPING CONTAINERS, FUNGUS DETERIORATION, MACHINE GUNS, RECOILLESS GUNS, ACCURACY, RETICLES, VIBRATION, SHOCK TESTS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, MAINTENANCE, RELIABILITY, SAFETY, NIGHT WARFARE, TARGET DETECTION, DRY BATTERIES, OPTICAL SIGHTS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE