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Old 4 February 2019, 00:11
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AN/PVS-21 NVG

Anyone here have any experience with these? Good/bad, pro/con. Thanks.
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They are heavy, but rugged, waterproof, and expensive.
They are color display integration capable with a see thru display for one eye.
It has been several years, but we used them for free fall operations, mostly HAHOs for navigation, but the cables were bothersome.
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According to TNVC, for ~$6K, you can go dual PVS14 on a new Bridge they have.

Start at 11:45 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1zVB6m0VH4
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According to TNVC, for ~$6K, you can go dual PVS14 on a new Bridge they have.
Pretty cool. Both the 14 and 15 will take those little piggy back thermal units, my ANVIS-9's will not, in addition they are not weather proof, hence my interest. The 21's seemed neat for the ability to "shoot thru" using your regular weapon sight and to cable the weapon sight so you can shoot around corners and stuff (and they are) but the $6K version does not have auto gated tubes, those will set you back $18K. Even $6K is too much for NV gear that can be fried by bright light when there's stuff available at less that won't.
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^What do you mean fried by bright light?
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^What do you mean fried by bright light?
I mean they don't have the autogating feature that allows the tube to continue operating in a high light environment without damage.
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