How does ATN Patriot 3 compare to ITT, Excalibur, etc?

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How does ATN Patriot 3 compare to ITT, Excalibur, etc?

Postby tschiemer » Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:54 am

Any one who has had one, tell me your thoughts. I hve one enroute and will form my opinions with use. I have read negative posts about ATN and heard they have a bad reputation, and am wondering if this is due to the complaning parties having lower end units with Russian tubes. I called ATN, and they say they use ITT tubes in their Patriot 3s with 51 or 64 lp/mm. Who has had one, and what are your opinions? I have had 6 nvds, including primarily itt/litton and excalibur and would value feedback based upon actual experience with a patriot 3.

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Postby Michael » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:29 pm


One thing to keep in mind is that the Patriot is a commercial system. The optics are nowhere near the quality of the ITT/Litton military systems. However, given the same tube, the lower price of the Patriot should justify the lower performance.
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