aiming post

aiming post

[′ām·iŋ ‚pōst]
(ordnance)
In mortar firing, a wooden or metal post having contrasting painted transverse bands and a metal point or stake for driving into the ground; used as a sighting point in direct fire.
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That's not as much of a problem when it comes to the M64A1/M67 sight units and the M58/M59 aiming post lights.
The C2 sight is used in conjunction with an aiming post to allow the crew to engage targets they cannot see, due to fog, smoke or darkness.
MFCS uses an accurate pointing device which eliminates the need for aiming posts and sights as the primary method of lay.