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
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE