I got the "PILKINGTON P.E. LTD Kite MK4" nv scope tonight

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Kite Mk. 6

Postby stag » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:44 pm

The Mk 6 Kite was developed after input Dutch army, it has a number of worthwhile improvements, adjustable diopter, a graticle with a dot centre spot and horizontal side bars,(instead of the inverted V) the graticle also displays a low battery indicator. The adjustment knobs should have fine threads which give 25mm @ 100m(instead of 50mm @ 100m!) I have seen fine thread adjustment knobs with 14 clicks per rotation(instead of 7) which give you a 12mm @ 100m.
All in all a worthwhile piece of kit.
Hope this helps.
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Postby marc_pril » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:29 am

Are there any tube improvements for the MK6 kites?

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Postby stag » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:44 am

There were no improvements as such on tubes for the Mk 6, you can have any type of tube which will fit in a Kite, DEP/Photonis or there are some US made tubes available in Gen 3. It is also possible to use a "silver bullet" tube if you have the special adapter sleeve.
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Postby marc_pril » Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:34 am

Stag, thanks for the info so far.

The one I have is GEN3 wich performance wise is on par with dep supergen or a tad better. What do you think it is. EEV gen3 or US made tube.

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Postby stag » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:57 am

Are there any markings on the tube?If there are flex might be able to help. If the makers plate is marked Pilkington it may would probably be an older Kite fitted with an EEV tube, without looking through the unit you wouldn't be able to tell. The older kites were in my opinion better built and set up. The focussing lens which is moved by the outer ring was "potted"(factory talk) instead of being held in by a groove in the housing, whcch held it dead verticle instead of being of axis. If you clamp the unit in a solid rest and turn the focussing ring whilst observing a distant object you can often get a signicant image shift which destroys the accuracy of the unit, this is one of the major problems with the Kite.
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Postby IHJ » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:50 pm

That's an interesting observation 'stag' & one that requires some thinking about! (as I've been looking at lenses revolving in a thread Vs. linear moved lenses).


EEV tubes achieved 45lp/mm max & their 'light gain' wasn't special.
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Re: kite tube

Postby flex297 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:40 pm

stag wrote:Are there any markings on the tube?If there are flex might be able to help.

I have talked a bit with marc per e-mail but from the pic he sent the tube features yellowish image. I'd bet on P43 Phosphor. Looks nothing like EEV. Could either be a Litton M869 or DEP XX2540J with brown phosphor. Impossible to judge without closer inspection..
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Re: Kite Mk. 6

Postby NVS-500 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:26 pm

stag wrote:The Mk 6 Kite was developed after input Dutch army, it has a number of worthwhile improvements, adjustable diopter, a graticle with a dot centre spot and horizontal side bars,(instead of the inverted V) the graticle also displays a low battery indicator. The adjustment knobs should have fine threads which give 25mm @ 100m(instead of 50mm @ 100m!) I have seen fine thread adjustment knobs with 14 clicks per rotation(instead of 7) which give you a 12mm @ 100m.
All in all a worthwhile piece of kit.
Hope this helps.


Hello! Can you tell me what pattern is in my archive - Mk4 or Mk6? In Kite manual the same (in attachment) reticle pattern was drawn...

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Postby stag » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:45 pm

Mk. 4, though the Mk. 6 can be retro fitted.
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Postby flex297 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:50 pm

T-shaped reticle of a Kite Mk.6 as Stag has mentioned.
The lateral compartment writes "1 CLICK EQUALS 25mm AT 100M" while KITE Mk.4 writes "1 CLICK EQUALS 50mm AT 100M"

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Postby NVS-500 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:02 am

So, I have Mk4 pattern in my collection and old Mk6 can be equiped with "chevron with dot" pattern?
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Postby laiwaikei » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:06 am

helo all

how can i remove the eyepiece to inspect the image intensifier spec of my scope?

thank you
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tube removal

Postby masterstag » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:41 am

I've had a problem logging on, so Stag has been reinvented as Staghunter!
To remove the tube on the kite you need to split the unit, just behind the focussing ring there is a plastic collar with slots, you need to undo this, gently tap the collar till it turns, if you hit the collar slots too hard with a screwdriver you will split it. Once you have split the unit you will see the the tube located by a sleeve with two slots which can be undone with a pair of long nosed pliers. The tube may or may not be marked! If you don't have access to gas purging do the job when humidity is low.
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Re: I got the "PILKINGTON P.E. LTD Kite MK4" nv scope tonigh

Postby falcom » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:20 am

I picked a Littton M937 which is the US version of the KITE. It has a very high mount- maybe 1.5 inches. Does anyone have a lower mount or one that has a STANAG base?
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Re: I got the "PILKINGTON P.E. LTD Kite MK4" nv scope tonigh

Postby wellyot » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:48 pm

i have had 1 or 2 of the kite scopes and sometimes i have found it simpler to make a bottom plate th fit the scope then bolt a low profile mount to it (or get someone to do it )
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