Japanese Arisaka rifle 2.5x sniper scope (shooter’s view). In the novels Black Sun, Red Moon and Merdeka Rising, Kudo Butai marksman, Pte Harada, uses such a scope. His first targets are British Gurkhas and then, under British command, against Javanese nationalists, as the Japanese join in an attempt to save Dutch internees from revolutionary mobs. (Photo courtesy of japanmilitaryfirearmsparts.com.)