These built-to-order units will ship in approximately 4 weeks
- Kit contains PVS-14s, each with upgraded an Pushbutton power pack mounted on a Panobridge, sacrificial windows, Zeiss cleaning wipes, and a Surefire CR123a battery for each unit.
- Units ship in an Apollo hard-sided case with pluck foam interior.
- Collimated, Nitrogen purged, diopters zeroed, focus stops set just past infinity.
- L3Harris 18UM, Unfilmed Military Grade
- We will select tubes for these units at a FOM 2400+ FOM min. (standard 18UM is 1540 FOM min.).
- Gen 3, White Phosphor, Autogated, EMI shielded.
- 18UM are Military grade spot spec.
- UM=Unlimited FOM, Military
- Spots less than or equal to .003" (peppering) are permitted in any zone. A certain amount of peppering exists in all intensifier tube based night vision.
- UM permits spots larger than .003" in zone 2 and 3.
- For those seeking a cleaner tube, UA tubes may be a preferable option as UA permits spots larger than .003" in zone 3 only.
This package contains two PVS-14s which are matched for similar specs and come installed and collimated on a Panobridge.
These lightweight PVS-14s include an upgraded battery pack with an inline push button format. The push buttons replace the traditional "rotary knobs" for OFF/ON/IR and gain adjustment. The inline four button format allows one to quickly access all controls with a single finger.
Notably, the push button battery packs are about 1 ounce lighter than those found on a traditional PVS-14, a weight savings that's particularly relevant when bridging two PVS-14s together.
The push-button battery pack uses CR123a batteries (though uniquely, they can also accommodate AAs). CR123a batteries provide for better battery life in a lighter format.
The PVS-14 is generally considered to be the most versatile night vision device available. They can be worn helmet mounted, hand-held, mounted to a telescope, camera, or other magnified optic for astronomy or surveillance. Their small size means they are easy to travel with and carry. They are small enough to fit in a GP pouch on a plate carrier without being obstructive.
Gain control gives the user the ability to increase or decrease the tube brightness..
Under extremely dark conditions, variable gain (also referred to as manual gain) allows the user to adjust the gain upward, giving a brighter image.
However, very high gain can create a "more noisy" image, and under high light conditions, the user can decrease the gain for a cleaner image or to prevent the washout of fine details in high light.
Additional features of the PVS-14 include an onboard IR illuminator and a red LED indicator light (light pipe) internal to the device (behind the eyepiece) which signals IR is active or battery is low.