Accession Number : ADD001371
Title : Laser Device for Moving Target Marksmanship Training.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Marshall,Albert H ; Siragusa,George A
Report Date : 04 Jun 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : The patent relates to a rifle or light machine gun equipped with a transmitter for projecting a laser beam and an adjustable beam aiming mechanism. A moving target having a laser beam receiver affixed thereto is provided. When a trainee aims his rifle at the target and pulls the trigger a laser beam is projected towards the target. If the beam strikes the target, the receiver emits a signal. Since the target is moving the trainee must 'lead' it correctly to score a hit. The aiming mechanism is adjusted to compensate for the difference in the time of flight of a bullet and the laser beam. Therefor a trainee firing the laser beams learns the leads required to hit targets of various speeds with a particular weapon.
Descriptors : *Laser beams, *Gunnery trainers, *Patents, Targets, Aiming, Moving targets, Lead angle
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE