The C2 Sight

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  1. Can any answer my question what does C2 stand for in (C2 Sight) i.e SF Machine Guns/81mm Mortar?
     
  2. command and control??
     
  3. I suspect that you'll find that it's nothing more than an alphanumeric designation.

    Like the Larkspur series of radios - A13, A40, A41, B47(?), etc.

    Or the protocol droid, C-3PO. ;)
     
  4. Close, A = Manpack
    B = Something or other(low power vehicle mtd possibly, I misremeber)
    C = Vehicle mounted.
     
  5. Simple really. It started life as a Canadian sight before being adopted by the UK - it was made by Ernst Leitz (now Elcan) in Canada. It therefore conforms to the Canadian 'C series' naming convention (UK uses 'L', the US uses 'M').
     
  6. A vehicle mounted weapons sight? You're 'aving' a giraffe...
     
  7. OK, I was wrong - but I'll take you down with me. ;)

    The letter designation for radios was related to the input power:

    ....Power input...........Type................................Function
    A.....0-10 watts..........Dry battery operated..........Manpack
    B.....10-100 watts.......Low Power sec. batteries.....Man portable
    C.....100-1000 watts....Medium Power sets.............Vehicle
    D.....1kW-10kW..........High Power sets................Transportable/Mobile
    E.....Over 10kW..........Very High Power...............Transportable/Fixed

    And the number was related to the frequency range

    10-39 (MF-HF band)
    40-69 (VHF-SHF)
    70-99 (SHF-EHF)

    http://wftw.nl/larkspur/larkspur1.html#SEC6
     
  8. :) Yeah, that's accurate, those 100w C42, C45, C11 & C13s(not including the HP models) were just the dogs... :wink: