Accession Number : ADA113961

Title :   Simple Mechanical Sight Designs for the VIPER Light Antitank Weapon.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Giordano,Dominick J

PDF Url : ADA113961

Report Date : Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Peep and post sights for use on a light antitank weapon were designed and fabricated. Two types were examined. One type had a rear peep whose height was adjustable in 50-meter range increments and a rifle type front post. The other type had a fixed peep height and a front reticle with range lines. All sights had daylight and low-light level peeps, and were designed for a combination of fixed QE and conventional firing techniques. The adjustable peep designs were stored and erected set at a fixed QE (or battle-sight) range setting. End caps and shoulder stop designs were also examined. A modification of one sight design was selected for use on VIPER which will replace the M72A2 LAW. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Antitank guns, *Gun sights, Launch tubes, Antitank weapons, Daylight, Low light levels, Setting(Adjusting), Range finding, Human factors engineering, Gun sights, Apertures, Prototypes, Configurations, Aiming, Vertical orientation, Feasibility studies, Manportable equipment, Hand held, Infantry, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE