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).
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 fire—the target will reach the protection of the hill before the missile hits (Figure 8-18).
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