Help on PVS 14 identification

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Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby civa » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:11 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm from Italy, this is my first post on this forum, and i'm here because i just get in the awesome world of night vision.
So, this is the matter:

I get my hands on a gen 3 PVS14. Don't really know who produced it, it was painted in tan and then in black again; i can't find any label on the housing.
It is powered buy two AA batteries, and i found that the housing is quite familiar to the ATN pvs-14. ( will post some pics tomorrow) Seller don't know anything about it. Only things that i can say is that i get it from the Usa and that is a Gen3

looking into it, i saw a few numbers and codes, so i wrote them down.

W15P7T-04-A-J208
CAD 0812
MFR13567
3319692

Searching on the Internet i found that the image intensifier could be produced by ITT. It is right? Could you give some more info about it?
I did not pay a lot of money for it, so i don't expect the lastest technology inside of it.

Thank you for your help
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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby crye-baby » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:36 pm

Think I could safely say its an ITT Pinnacle tube, MX-11769uv, omni VI contract. (thanks flex, learned alot from all your posts) how much did that cost you over there. I saw one going for 3300.00 (just the tube).
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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby efahrenholz » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:49 pm

The bigger question is how you acquired a US made pvs-14 legally...
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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby civa » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:29 am

@ crye-baby. Than you, that's a great tube, i did not expect that. I found it used on the eb4y, image is not crystal clear, there is a little dirty ( i can't say if is the image burned or just dust) but there are not blackspots. I'll PM you on the price.

@ efahrenholz well, i guess it's a matter of luck. Seller did not know anything about it, even if it was a gen 2 or 3. I consider my self blessed to own one of this things, and i'm sure i won't scream in the streets " hey guys look at me! i i got a pvs14 !"

Another question, is the tube autogated?
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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby crye-baby » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:43 am

Yep, ITT Pinnacle's are gated -thin film. Really it is the sellers fault for selling such a divice internationally. God what a risk he took too!!
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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby flex297 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:37 pm

crye-baby
You're welcome.
Glad to see that your identifications skills have improved ;)

civa
There is a fairly good chance that the dirt is only dust.
These tubes usually come very clean.
Any color you like...
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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby hardeeman » Mon May 09, 2011 6:28 pm

efahrenholz wrote:The bigger question is how you acquired a US made pvs-14 legally...



EXACTLY!!!
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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby 45K40 » Wed May 11, 2011 7:36 am

That's his business how he got it and he's lucky he got it. This is same answer I would give you if you asked me about my questionable aquisitions on an open forum for the whole world to see, whether I am ITAR bound or not. We are not the World Police here, we are hobbyists,

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Re: Help on PVS 14 identification

Postby Dino1130 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:11 am

I applied for the world police job once. Required to much travel and the pay was not good so I opted out. :D Suffice is to say that very good night vision exists all over the world now. I would like to keep it out of the hands of the camel jockey's but even they will buy DEP or Russian tubes. While they may not be the very best available they are more than competent enough to get the job done.

The DEP XR5 is a stunning tube and pretty much equal to a Omni V Gen 3 under MOST conditions one will encounter.
I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn’t know how to use it.
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