Just cutting about owning the night 🤷🏻♂️
We operate a lot at night, using darkness to our advantage and the benefit of night sights gives us that edge over our adversaries. However they are only good if the men know how they work and how to utilise them properly.
Too often are people just thrown kit to lug around but have no idea how to use it, fit and adjust it properly and thus, bring it to bear against the enemy, night sights are crucial in this respect.
In my experience recce soldiers are good at using NODs (Night Optical Devices) things like being able to focus and adjust it properly, using the eye piece (cant tell you how many times iv caught guys out from the green glow against their face, its small but it can be seen, even from a distance) even just having it down and trusting it (i will admit, I’m not the perfect soldier and iv been guilty of this also 🙋🏻♂️, the ambient light from the moon and a clear nights sky (especially places like Kenya) can lend to you seeing quite well without NODs down, after a few hours you get a bit of a headache 🤕, but you still cant see the little details in the ground and gezzers hiding in the bushes.
We need to be better at using and testing our equipment, units like the 75th ranger regiment are pioneers in this field, even including night shoots into their annual combat marksmanship tests (which would still be too little, we have covered this...)
📍Archers post, Kenya 🇰🇪 1st shot: (note small blue light, this was a blue cylume we used to mark a platoon form up point co ord in a wadi prior to a night attack on a enemy compound) after we had finished our task of leading the rifle company in and getting them set, we pushed off to a flank and left them too it, catching a quick break before the next task.
2nd shot: there is a soldier in this shot, can you spot him ?
3rd shot: a quick selfie during a short halt on a platoon insertion at about midnight, long exposure shot but you can get how light it was.
On ya mark, get set, when I spark, ya wet
Look how dark it get when you’re marked for death
Should I start your breath or should I let you die
In fear you start to cry, ask why
Lyrically I’m worshiped, don’t front, the word sick
You cursed it, but rehearsed it
I drop unexpectedly like bird shit
You herbs get stuck quickly for royalties and show money
The Notorious B.I.G. – Kick in the Door
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