Figure Range determination for frontal or rear target

8-11. TIME AND SPACE

The gunner uses the time or space factor to determine whether he can engage the target.

a. The gunner looks through his sight to determine whether the missile can hit a moving target before it can find a covered position. He aims the sight at a point directly in front of the moving target. With a target moving at a speed of 35 KPH or less, if the gunner sees no obstructions or covered areas on the apparent path of the target, he can destroy the target (Figure 8-16, page 8-16).

Figure 8-16. Target able or unable to reach cover in time.

b. If the gunner places the cross hairs center of mass and fires at once, the target will not reach the protection of the hill in time (Figure 8-17). If the gunner does fireā€”the target will reach the protection of the hill before the missile hits (Figure 8-18).

Figure 8-17. Target unable to reach cover in time.
Figure 8-18. Target able to reach cover in time.

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