I was carrying the sniperscope
on this patrol and Ed had a heavy 300 wireless set on his back.
Ives, developed the Sniperscope
, which uses infrared light, and also developed infrared signaling between ships.
"It was terrifying - especially without the Sniperscope
, a rifle with an electronic device attached to a telescope.
California penal code section 468 defines a sniperscope
as "a device made or adapted for use on a firearm that enables the operator to detect objects during nighttime through use of a projected infrared' light source and electronic telescope."
and German Vampir and their infrared projectors; Generation 1, as exemplified by the cascade tube and AN/PVS-2 Starlight Scope; Generation 2 with the introduction of the micro channel plate (MCP); and Generation 3, which came about with the addition of the gallium arsenide (GaAs) photocathode and the ion-barrier film on the MCP.
It was there that I fired the .30 M3 Carbine, which was nothing more than the selective-fire .30 M2 Carbine equipped with the so-called "Sniperscope
." It exhibited all of the salient features and defects of infrared (IR) night vision equipment.