GUN so i got to play with some night vision last night v.bowthefuckdown

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  1. Paul Revere

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    best i could do with my camera phone:

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    PVS-14 with a pinnacle tube. pretty fucking baller, if you ask me :hs: the photo does NOT do it justice - needless to say everything is green. :bowdown: its fucking amazing how many stars you can't see (without night vision, i mean)

    basically this, with a helmet clip attachment:

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    fucker, next time call me :madfawk:
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    pinnacle tubes are the shit, too bad civillians can't get em
     
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    Try running a Kevlar mounted PVS7 for about 6-8 hours at a time, the best part is trying to regain your vision over the next 4 hours.
     
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    nice.

    I messed around with some NV that a guy bought at Sports Chalet. It sucked hardcore.. But I bet that PVS was tits.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    $3200
     
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    oh my
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    accessories it with a case, weapons mount, optical coupler, 3x magnification option, helmet mount

    it gets up to $4500
     
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    without the pinnacle tube.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    correct
     
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    What's a pinnacle tube?
     
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    basically, from how it was explained to me, if you look at bright light instead of it fucking your eyes up it dims the NVGs, or turns them off, something like that...
     
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    yeah, the LEO who owns them got it for about $3200. including the pinnacle tube :coold:
     
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    no flashbang for home?
     
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    :dunno: i only have about ~2 hours experience with them
     
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    pretty sure FBs will still fuck you up, but I think its more like tracers, spotlights, suddenly having headlights from a vehicle coming over a hill, etc.
     
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    untrue, that's inherient to any genIII NV system

    pinnacle tubes are flawless, the process of making NV tubes is very error prone, all pinnacle tubes are selected by LEO/Gov, the rest goto civillians

    you buy tubes like you buy diamonds, they come with specs, flaw ratings, etc

    The story of the Pinnacle began in 1997 when the Army Night Vision Program office awarded two cost-share contracts to ITT and to Litton Electro-Optical Systems, now part of Northrop Grumman, to develop the next generation of image intensification devices, Gen 4 in military parlance.

    Specifically, the Army wanted a Gen 4 tube that had no ion barrier, or protective coating, on the micro-channel plate (MCP), a thin glass wafer similar to a fiber-optic faceplate. The MCP is one of the major components of any image intensifier tube that includes the photocathode, a phosphor screen and an integrated power supply. The 18-mm tube, the main technology on which the night vision goggles (NVGs) are based, allows the user to see clearly at night without an active light source.

    How does the Pinnacle or any image intensifier tube work? Visible and non-visible visible light from the stars or moon enters the photocathode. That light energy (photons) is converted initially into electrical enegergy - electrons. The electrons travel from the cathode to the MCP, a wafer with over ten million holes, where they are multiplied hundreds of times. The electrons then travel to the phosphor screen where, with the help of an internal power source, they are converted back into a visible light image.

    Years earlier, the addition of a film coating over the input side of the MCP had elevated tube technology to Gen 3 from Gen 2 and increased tube reliability five fold. Attempts to develop filmless Gen 3 tubes had been underway for over a decade and none had achieved the desired reliability standard. Nevertheless, the military and some in the scientific community believed that going filmless was the next logical progression in night vision technology.

    Tests revealed that a filmless tube would increase performance of NVGs by 20%, thereby giving U.S. forces a further edge over adversaries. That was the good news. Unfortunately, those same tests revealed immediate degradation of the new tube because there was no film to protect the photocathode from the harmful ions generated during normal tube operation.
     
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    well shit. :coold:
     

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