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Legend: M3 Dragon .50 Cal HMG
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 07:23 AM UTC

Darren Baker takes a look at 1/35th scale Legend Productions resin offering in the form of an M3 Dragon .50 Cal HMG on Universal HG Pedestal Mount with Transparent Gun Shield.

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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
Good stuff from Legend as usual.
The "sighting device" looks to be very similar to the CS6000 thermal sight.
My team were all issued an earlier version of this around 2003 or 2004. (Of course, AN/PVS something or other - we called it the thermal) Back then it cost around $25K, but I was allowed to take it, and anything else home with me.
It was great for finding out if my dog had been sleeping on one of the Afghan rugs while we were out.

Real dog:

Residual image of dog on Afghan rug after we got home:

I guess we could have also used it to tell how many bad guys had been in a room, and which way they had gone...

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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC
Now the U.S. Military is mixing thermal with night vision and possibly color enhancement. Already the civilian market has videos of color image night vision devices = pretty cool! No longer would night vision images be green image intensification or black and white thermal.