Tests

In the final stage of target detection training, soldiers are tested on their ability to detect and determine ranges to single stationary targets. They mark the points of disappearance of single and multiple moving targets and locate targets by sound.

Test Number One - Stationary Targets. Test number one is conducted using the same four phases prescribed for the target detection trials of stationary targets. The soldier receives points in proportion to the number of phases needed to detect the target. If the soldier detects the target in phase one, he receives four points; in phase two, three points; and so on down to zero points if he fails to detect the target after four phases. To be considered correct, the soldier (again) selects the lettered panel nearest the target and determines the range from his position to the target. A range error of 10 percent or less is satisfactory. Master trial sheets, target cards, and range procedures are the same as prescribed for the practical exercises in detecting stationary targets. Each soldier is given 16 trials involving detection of stationary targets to provide enough information to judge his ability.

NOTE: For more detailed information, see Exercise 8.

Test Number Two - Moving Targets. Target detection test number two requires the soldier to mark the points of disappearance of multiple moving targets. These tests are conducted the same as the practical exercises for moving targets. After the target men have completed their movements, soldiers are allowed 30 seconds to mark the points of disappearance using the aiming device. Assistant instructors check the results and award one point for each correctly marked target location.

NOTE: For more detailed information, see Exercise 9.

Test Number Three - Sound Targets. Test number three involves sound targets. The test is conducted the same as practical exercises for locating sound targets. On command, one or two target men fire their rifles, and the observer tries to locate the sound using the numbered panels as reference points. One point is awarded for each correct answer.

NOTE: For more detailed information see Exercise 9. All reproducible forms are contained in Appendix H.

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