pvs-14 indentification

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pvs-14 indentification

Postby dgunn » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:37 pm

hello,

i am looking at a pvs-14 that i am interested in purchasing.

i am wondering if some solid information can discerned from the following

the owner says the unit does whine which leads me to believe it is an autogated unit. it has manual gain and is the 2batt housing. he says he is unsure of the manufacturer.

the tube pictures look really good and he says that the unit is new and has been stored for a while with less than 1hr on the tube. i know....how could you tell. who knows.

housing does look new and so do the accessories which i laso know doesn't mean much.

any help is appreciated.

doug
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Re: pvs-14 indentification

Postby Dino1130 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:48 pm

This must be tube identification month in the night vision forums. :mrgreen: I did a quick look and it appears to be a mispec MX-11769 AG tube with Onmi VI specs. Tube was made by ITT. Tube identification is not my specialty but if you Google the contract number you can learn a great deal. Give it a try ! :D

Specs : 64 lp/mm Sensitivity 2000 and S/N 25. These are the min specs listed for the Omni VI contract.
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Re: pvs-14 indentification

Postby dgunn » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:06 pm

:D
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Re: pvs-14 indentification

Postby Dino1130 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:05 pm

I am a member of SnipersHide and knew that was the scope you were looking at. To be very honest milspec tubes are very easy to track. I use several different sites to make sure they all say the same thing. Commercial tubes are much harder to get accurate data on. Several guys here have large databases of tube information. Not really my interest so I am not one of those guys.

Would love to toot my own horn but to be very honest milspec tubes are easy especially with the amount of info you provided. I am actually not very good at it because so many variables come into play with tubes. Many contracts are newer but for older performing tubes. Takes a lot of digging with good information to always be accurate. No one website will give you all the details. Flex , Stan and CJ7Hawk are the three best I know at tube identification. They let me be a honorary Junior tube identifier. :mrgreen: To be honest I suck at it but your tube was pretty easy. Nice tube, so enjoy the scope ! :D
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Re: pvs-14 indentification

Postby flex297 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:00 am

No need to worry, tubes ordered under W15P7T-04-A-J208 contract were autogated Pinnacles of MX-11769/UV and MX-10130D/UV type, aided by few batches of standard-film non-gated MX-10160A/AVS-6.

This contract was solely issued to ITT, no Litton (l-3) tubes were included.
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Re: pvs-14 indentification

Postby dgunn » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:53 am

thanks gentlemen
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Re: pvs-14 indentification

Postby flex297 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:09 pm

With pleasure, dear sir.
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