Realistic example: U.S. Army patrol reaches the Listening Post and scans the area for danger during a night operation.
United States USA Date:1969 Duration:5 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
Night vision techniques and the use of metascope and starlight scope by the United States Army. Relaistic example of a night operation. 2100 hours: 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry patrol clears the parameter. Sergeant King checks if the soldiers' eyes are adapted to darkness. Animation depicts parts and operation of camera, parts and functioning of human eye, comparison between the two, and functioning of rods and cones. Listening Post (LP): Sergeant King confirms the patrol's coordinates, the LP in turn alerts the headquarters that the patrol has passed his position. An illuminated object falls from the sky to the ground. The soldiers cover one eye to retain night vision in the same. They advance through the jungle. A soldier sights danger area and signals the patrol to halt. Soldiers sit on the ground and scan the area. Scanning includes short, abrupt, irregular movement of the eyes over and around the area every 4 to 20 seconds. A stream in the area.
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