The Armasight AN/PVS-14 multi-purpose night vision monocular was commissioned by the United States Military in the late ‘90s. Today there are more AN/PVS-14 units currently deployed in NATO Armies than any other night vision device. The AN/PVS-14 was the first real multi-use monocular, allowing it to fulfill a huge variety of Military needs. It is also one of the most popular night vision units for law enforcement professionals. The Armasight PVS-14 uses the same framework, and its battle-proven design is lightweight
and tough with superb optics.
The PVS-14 is compatible with a host of accessories, allowing it to be hand-held, head/helmet-mounted, and weapon or camera-mounted. Designed for the most demanding nighttime Military or law enforcement operations, it is one of the best systems available.
- Waterproof. Compact, rugged design
- Head or helmet mountable for hands-free usage
- Manual gain control
- Weapon mountable
- Ergonomic, simple, easy to operate controls
- Built-in Infrared illuminator with flood lens
- Bright light cut-off
- Limited Two-Year Warranty
- Magnification - 1x
- Generation - 2+
- 27 mm F 1.2 lens system
- Resolution - 45-51 lp/mm
- Field of view - 40°
- Range of focus - .25 meters to infinity
- Diopter adjustment - -6 to +4
- Power supply - 1x AA 1.5V
- Operating temperature - -51 to +49° C
- Battery life - 50 hours
- Dimensions - 4.5" x 2" x 2.25"
- Weight- .8 lbs
- Warranty - 2 Years
What do the different types of generation mean?
A Night Vision Device can be either a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation unit. What this stands for is what type of image intensifier tube is used for that particular device; the image intensifier tube is the heart and soul of a night vision unit.
1st generation is currently the most popular type of night vision in the world. Utilizing the basic principles described earlier, a 1st generation unit will amplify the existing light several thousand times letting you clearly see in the dark. These units provide a bright and sharp image at a low cost, which is perfect, whether you are boating, observing wildlife, or providing security for your home. You may notice the following when you are looking through a 1st generation unit.
- A slight high-pitched whine when the unit is on.
- The image you see may be slightly blurry around the edges. This is known as Geometric Distortion.
- When you turn a 1st Gen. unit off it may glow green for some time.
- These are inherent characteristics of a 1st Gen. unit and are normal.
2nd generation is primarily used by law enforcement or for professional applications. This is because the cost of a 2nd Gen. unit is approximately $500.00 to $1000.00 more then a 1st Gen. The main difference between a 1st and a 2nd generation unit is the addition of a micro-channel plate, commonly referred to as a MCP. The MCP works as an electron amplifier and is placed directly behind the photocathode. The MCP consists of millions of short parallel glass tubes. When the electrons pass through these short tubes, thousands more electrons are released. This extra process allows 2nd generation units to amplify the light many more times then 1st generation giving you a brighter and sharper image.
2nd Generation Features:
- Photo Cathode type: Multi-Alkali
- Resolution from 40 to 45 lp/mm
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio from 12 to 20
- 5,000+ hour tube life
3rd generation image intensifier tubes are of the highest quality. They have a micro channel plate, GaAs photocathode, and a completely self-contained integral high-voltage power supply. These 3rd Generation tubes provide a combined increase in resolution, signal to noise and photosensitivity over tubes with a multi-alkali photocathode. Generation 3 is the standard for the USA military.
3rd Generation Features:
- Photo Cathode type: Gallium Arsenide
- Resolution 64 lp/mm
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio 22 Typical
- 10,000-hour tube life
4TH GENERATION represents the biggest technological breakthrough in image intensification of the past 10 years. By removing the ion barrier film and “Gating” the system Generation 4 demonstrates substantial increases in target detection range and resolution, particularly at extremely low light levels.
The use of film less technology and auto-gated power supply in 4th generation image intensifiers result in:
- Up to 100% improvement in photo response
- Superb performance in extremely low light level (better S/N and EBI)
- At least triple high light level resolution (a minimum of 36 lp/mm compared to 12 lp/mm)
Export of night vision equipment and optical sighting equipment is controlled by the U.S. Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls, in accordance with International Traffic in Arms (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations Part 120-130 and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) U.S. Department of Commerce.
It is unlawful to export, or attempt to export or otherwise transfer or sell any hardware or technical data or furnish any service to any foreign person, whether abroad or in the United States, for which a license or written approval of the U.S. Government is required, without first obtaining the required license or written approval from the Department of the U.S. Government having jurisdiction.
Armasight PVS-14 Multi-purpose Night Vision Monocular, Soft Carrying Case, Battery. Head Mount Assembly, Helmet/Head Mount Adapter, Shoulder Strap, Sacrificial Window, Demist Shield, Day Light Filter, Lens Tissue, Warranty Card, Instruction Manual
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