Accession Number : ADD012746

Title :   Photosensitive Cartridge for Weapons Zeroing and Marksmanship Training.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,Frederick N ; Schjelderup,John R

Report Date : 31 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention provides a light sensitive dummy cartridge for insertion into the chamber of a magazine-type weapon. A muzzle collimator is inserted into the barrel in alignment with the cartridge photosensor and the longitudinal axis of the bore. The power supply, audible scoring apparatus, and electrical circuit for the photosensor, moreover, are mounted in a dummy magazine. This combination provides an easy-to-install apparatus for temporarily converting a conventional firearm into a photoresponsive training device. Keywords: Training devices; Individualized training; Aiming; Gun sights; Calibration; Patents.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CARTRIDGES, *GUNNERY TRAINERS, AXES, CALIBRATION, CIRCUITS, COLLIMATORS, GUN MUZZLES, GUN SIGHTS, GUNNERY, INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING, LENGTH, LIGHT, MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), PHOTODETECTORS, PHOTOSENSITIVITY, POWER SUPPLIES, SENSITIVITY, SKILLS, TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE