Chapter Introduction

Section I. GENERAL

1. Purpose. This training circular provides guidance for the conduct of training with the Starlight Scope, Small Hand-Held or Individual Weapons Mounted, Model No. 6060 (hereafter referred to as the Starlight Scope).

2« Scope. - This circular contains a complete description of the Starlight Scope, mechanical training to include assembly, disassembly, operation, functioning, installation, and maintenance, and marksmanship training to include aiming, positions, zeroing, and other information pertinent to its employment and the conduct of operator training. This material is applicable, without modification, to nuclear and nonnuclear warfare.

3. Responsibility of Users. Users of this training circular are encouraged to submit recommended changes and comments to improve the publication. Comments should be keyed to the specific page, paragraph, and line of text in which the change is recommended. Reasons will be provided for each comment to insure understanding and complete evaluation. Comments should be forwarded direct to the Commandant, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Qa. 31905.


4. Description, a. General. The Starlight Scope is a portable, battery powered, electro-optical instrument for passive visual observation and aimed fire of weapons at night. It usee the natural light (moonlight and/or starlight) of the night sky for target illumination. The Starlight Scope, since it does not project a visible or infrared light, offers freedom from the possibility of enemy detection. The Starlight Scope is designed for employment on the M14, M14A2, and XM16E1 rifles, M60 machinegun, 40-mm grenade launcher M79, 90-mm re co ill ess rifle M67, and the 66-mm high explosive antitank rocket M72.

b. Shipping Container. The Starlight Scope and accessories are shipped and stored in a metal case (fig. 1) with top and bottom foam contour liners to provide maximum protection. The shipping container is fitted with a carrying handle, eight latches and latch clasps, a pressure relief valve with instruction plate, and identification plate. Inserted under the foam liner in the lid of the shipping container are maintenance forms and TM 11-1090-268-15.

c. Starlight Scope. The Starlight Scope (fig. 2) consists of the main housing, objective lens* assembly, objective focusing knob and locking lever, sight reticle assembly with elevation and azimuth adjustment knobs, integral high voltage power supply system with a three-way toggle-type control switch and switch guard, eyepiece assembly with focus ring and attached rubber eyeshield, telescope mount assembly, image inten-sifier tube, and a lens cap.

(1) The main housing (fig. 2) is a lightweight machined casting of tubular configuration which holds all the other components or subassemblies of the Starlight Scope.

(2) The objective lens assembly (fig 2), located in ¡lie front of the main housing, consists of an objective lens cell and four single glass elements. These glass elements are held inside the objective lens assembly by three spacers and □ retainer. The interior (if the assembly is purged in an atmosphere of dry nitrogen to prevent lens fogging.

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camvas carry case lens brush , sight reticle lamp (7) battery (5) STARLIGHT scope low temperature adapter assembly keeper and slide assembly i. nylon carrying strap

9. weapon adapter bracket for xm16e i iq. allen wrench

12 weapon aoapter bracket for m ?4 or m14a2 rifle

13 shipping container u. foam contour liner

Figure t. Shipping container, Storlxghl Scopc and accessories.

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Figure 2. Starlight Scope.

(3) The objective focusing knob and locking lever (fig. 2) permit movement of the objective lens assembly within the main housing for distance focusing. For viewing near objects the objective lens assembly is moved forward in the main housing, and for viewing distant objects the objective lens assembly is moved rearward. This movement is accomplished by an eccentric shaft which is rotated by turning the knurled focusing knob. The locking lever enables the operator to lock the objective lens assembly at the desired distance focal position. This locking action prevent« movement of the objective lens assembly when the weapon is fired. When the Starlight Scope is employed as a hand-held viewer, it is usually not necessary to lock the objective lens assembly in place.

Locking may be accomplished by rotating the locking lever in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction; however, for best locking action, clockwise rotation is recommended.

(4) The sight reticle assembly is located in the main housing just forward of the image intensifier tube. The reticle pattern ((T), fig. 3) is of a T-type configuration. There are six dots (beads) displayed at the top of the T and two dots (beads) on the stem of the T. The aiming reference dot is the top dot in the stem of the T. The aiming reference dot is positioned in the center of mass of the target to obtain the correct sight picture. The reticle pattern may be adjusted by rotating the elevation and azimuth adjustment knobs. Each click of either the elevation or azimuth adjust-

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  • goldilocks
    How to power a starlight scope?
    5 years ago

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