GarryB wrote:The question was does Russia have something like BORs, the answer is yes they did, and now they have something rather better.
In fact the aiming stadia on their PSO-1 scopes and its ability to detect active IR sources was a huge leap forward in scope design that the west rarely acknowledges.
"ability to detect active IR sources"
Could you please elaborate? I would like to feature that in my threads.
Fo Rear, you not know about it?
IR-detection cell has been dropped since USSR broke. You can id a PSO-1/1M by checking for a switch on the left side of the sight. That used IR low light system to detect IR sources.
You'd turn the switch on and the scope becomes greenish and the IR source at over 400m would stick out as a white circle.
BTW ALLAH pointed me to this source for Soviet Scope ID.
symbols of different Zavods.
BTW 2: PSO-1 full article.