Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Swedes Invent Electronic Rifle Sight
‘A new type of parallax-free electronic rifle sight which is claimed to give a far higher ratio of hits than a conventional sight has been developed by the Swedish firm of AmpointAB, Milmo. It is based on an invention by Helsingborg engineer Arne Ekstrand.’
So starts a story in the October 8th 1975 edition of Electronics Weekly.
The story continues:
‘When the user levels his rifle a bright red spot appears in the sight. He then manoeuvres the weapon so that the spot is exactly on target and pulls the trigger.’
‘The whole action occurs more rapidly than with a conventional sight, since the spot always remains on target even when the user’s eye shifts position.’
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