TMC Dummy AN/ PVS15 NVG
Model: TMC-PVS15 Condition: 100% brand new Material: Plastic Color: Black
Weight: 0.35 kg Features: Only PVS15 NVG dummy only, no function. Perfect for
wargame, duty, hunting...all kinds of outdoor activities.
The PVS-15 is based on the DoD nomenclature for the M953. It is a
purpose-built ground operations binocular night vision device and is currently
issued to members of USSOCOM. The PVS-15 is self-contained, relatively
lightweight unit that provides the operator with much-improved depth perception
over single tube devices. The housing is engineered to be more rugged, yet
still retain the same level of performance as aviation night vision goggles
such as the ANVIS-9/6.
Our Upgraded PVS-15 goes a step further than the standard model that features
L3 Gen3 Autogated tubes. Outwardly, it is identical to the original. However,
we have replaced the standard L3 Gen3 image intensifier tubes with brand new
matched ITT Gen3 PINNACLE tubes. These are the best tubes available and take
the PVS-15 to new levels of performance! PINNACLE© is ITT proprietary
technology and is as good as it gets for Gen3.
PINNACLE represents the latest and greatest night vision technology.
Developed by ITT Technologies, it is the answer to the U.S. Military's request
for Gen4. This request was to eliminate the ion barrier film in the tube that
limits the amount of light able to be gathered in the first place. The film is
important, though because it also protects the sensitive Photocathode in the
tube from the damage caused by positive ions striking it as the light photons
are converted into electrons and multiplied. In essence, the film greatly
extends the service life of the tube. The military's request for Gen4 was to
eliminate this film to allow the maximum amount of light in to the tube, giving
it more light to amplify and resulting in a better, crisper image for the
warfighter. The development cycle proved that by eliminating the film, the
tubes were becoming damaged very quickly and could not sustain a desirable
life. So, ITT's scientists developed a thinner film than the original barrier
used in Gen3 tubes. This new film is 10,000 times thinner than a human hair and
allows noticeably more light transfer than the standard, thicker, Gen3 tubes.
This new super-thin film technology, combined with an enhanced autogated power
supply, improved hole size of the Microchannel Plate, a more sensitive
Photocathode, and other advancements, represents ITT's PINNACLE Technology and
is the military specification for the newest Omni VII contract. Because it
still uses a film, PINNACLE is Gen3.