Accession Number : ADD009607

Title :   Telescoping Periscope.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rozner,Marvin J ; Chapman,Arthur S

Report Date : 08 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A periscope for a military land vehicle to provide observation capability over hills or other obstacles. The periscope includes two telescopic tubes movable at different rates to position a sight head assembly at different elevated positions; a relatively large movement of the head assembly is achieved even though the vehicle has a relatively low silhouette. The sight head assembly includes two connected heads individually movable in the azimuth and elevational planes to provide complete scan of the terrain and airborne objects. The Commander of the vehicle can control the periscope while seated in one position, as necessary in a vehicle having very limited personnel space. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Periscopes, *Telescopes, *Military vehicles, *Ground vehicles, Visibility, Inventions, Elevation, Azimuth, Observation, Concealment, Enemy, Targets, Sights, Stabilization, Extendable structures, Mechanical drawing, Terrain, Airborne, Space(Room), Limitations, Height, Stationary, Focusing

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE