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Link Posted: 6/29/2018 10:36:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JCROWNII:
Here are my tube details...does any one know what it is?

Tube: MX-11769/UV
Warranty Exp: SEP18
CAD: 1714
MFR: 13567
Serial #: 5149403
NSN #: 5855-01-504-4590
Contract #: W91CRB-11-D-0082
ID #: 80063-A3297320
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thats a good tube
Link Posted: 6/30/2018 7:08:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2018 7:16:55 AM EDT by JackalThe]
Hello,

I've just bought PVS 14 with AG tube.

Image is pretty clear IMO, bud center of image looks a little bit brighter.

What do you think about it?



And there are also some tiny blemishes in image. It can be dirt or blems in tube, but I can't estimate if it is only dirt or tube blems.

This image was fired in pretty high light scenario (about full moon).



This is only detail of tiny blems, there are visible only in high light scenes.



Thanks a lot for any input.
Link Posted: 7/7/2018 9:43:53 PM EDT
If it is any consolation, what you see in your image (the black spots) are only cosmetic, i.e., dust in the tube or between the intensifier and the lens internally. If you get a copy of the Army TM 11-5855-306-10 Operator's Manual for the AN/PVS-14 it covers all of the functions and the Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) for acceptable conditions. We used this TM in the Army to do our checks on our NVDs every time before we used them. As to the black spots you're seeing, the TM states on page 2-28, SECTION 2-4 under INSPECTION CRITERIA FOR PROPER IMAGE INTENSIFIER OPERATION, PARAGRAPH C. COSMETIC BLEMISHES, SUBPARAGRACH (3) :

Black Spots.  These are cosmetic blemishes in the image intensifier or dirt or debris between the lenses.  Black spots are acceptable as long as they do not interfere with viewing the image.  No action is required if this condition is present unless the spots interfere with the operator’s ability to view the image or to perform the mission.

So for military missions your tube is a GO.

That being said, many builders/companies "grade" their NV tube (not the generation 1, 2, or 3) by how many black spots are visible and charge a higher price for fewer "blemishes". This is better explained at  http://www.nightvision4less.com/education-center-night-vision-tubes-grades.aspx. They explain how they charge more for better quality (fewer blemishes) tubes. Fewer blemishes usually equals higher price.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 7/29/2018 6:32:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2018 6:33:50 PM EDT by outlawsix]
Okay want to check to see if i am halfway right about what I've just purchased. Made by Harris, 2011, 37th week, MX-110130D/UV ( what does the UV mean?)

Im still somewhat confused by the terms Pinnacle. Pretty sure it is auto-gated and thin filmed, but any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Link Posted: 8/10/2018 1:59:48 PM EDT
Hiya Yall

Just picked up this PVS-14 and was curious about the specs of the tube.

It has the double AA battery compartment and what i believe is a Nivisys serial num on the unit.

Thanks!



Link Posted: 9/10/2018 5:28:20 PM EDT
No contract number. Other than being a civvy tube manufactured the 22nd week of 2007, is there any other meaningful information I can learn?

MX-11769/uv
ID NO 80063-A3256350
NSN 5855-01-444-3916
S/N
CAD 0722
MFR 13567



Link Posted: 9/11/2018 7:53:28 PM EDT
This should be pretty easy. Only markings on it.

IMAGE INTENSIFIER
ITT NIGHT VISION
S/N 1 313399
F9800DTG2

Has a VERY faint whine when powered on.
Link Posted: 9/11/2018 8:19:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2018 8:23:29 PM EDT by Lamneth]
Might be time to repost the link to the specs listing...it gets a little lost among the stickies.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/armory/-/18-317705/?

Should be helpful to many.

Mig, this includes the specs for that DTG2
Link Posted: 9/12/2018 9:21:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lamneth:
Might be time to repost the link to the specs listing...it gets a little lost among the stickies.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/armory/-/18-317705/?

Should be helpful to many.

Mig, this includes the specs for that DTG2
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Thanks! By the way, tube has been working great for me.
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 12:16:20 AM EDT
Can someone please help me with tube ID?

Warranty Expires April 2019
NSN 5855-01-504-4590
contract number W91CRB-11-D-0082
serial number 519xxxx
CAD 1743
MFR 13567
MX-11769/UV
ID No. 80063-A3297320
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 8:47:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2018 8:48:58 PM EDT by KaiserShooter]
^^^^^^^^
Looks like a newer Omni VIII contract
Link Posted: 10/11/2018 11:48:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KaiserShooter:
^^^^^^^^
Looks like a newer Omni VIII contract
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Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/29/2018 11:22:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2018 11:24:12 PM EDT by spectre3]
Here's a new one for the group:

SN 112199
DC 9251
K&M 2220

This tube is one of the tubes in a Sentinel that I was sent a pic of by another leo in a different dept. I'm hoping to get the info for the other tube as well. The strange part is that in the picture he sent me, the tube housing is covered in translucent red plastic...at least the end facing the user's eye.
Link Posted: 12/1/2018 3:02:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By spectre3:
Here's a new one for the group:

SN 112199
DC 9251
K&M 2220

This tube is one of the tubes in a Sentinel that I was sent a pic of by another leo in a different dept. I'm hoping to get the info for the other tube as well. The strange part is that in the picture he sent me, the tube housing is covered in translucent red plastic...at least the end facing the user's eye.
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got the number from the other tube today. The only numbers on there are the SN 100220 and a DC number 9327.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 6:26:26 PM EDT
Any idea on the tube?  They say its a MX11769(F9815)

ITT 272867-31

SN 603809

DC0905

I hear it whine when it is on, so i guess its autogated with manual gain?  Any decent quality for this procurement/development tube?
Link Posted: 12/28/2018 8:20:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2018 10:02:17 PM EDT by Boatzz]
Hi All,

Any suggestions what tube this is ?
Its an older tube, but for me -overseas- it's a very nice performer. Very curious what this is!  
Did my best, but if no picture is visible; no markings on the side, no sticker on top.





ITT 272069-6

S/N736152

DC 0935

All the best, Walter
Link Posted: 1/30/2019 11:03:38 AM EDT
Hello all,

I have a question that I've been wanting to ask as I've read through this thread. I am curious how do I know if a tube is a civilian tube or military? I see pictures on google and here and ebay that have an NSN, contract # etc. Are these ones that were a military contract overrun and sold on the civilian market? Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/31/2019 7:41:18 PM EDT
Hey I just got a unit and took a peek at the tube.

F9815K

SN 40120XX

Does anyone know anything about this tube?
Link Posted: 2/1/2019 3:50:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2019 3:51:17 PM EDT by KaiserShooter]
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Originally Posted By mustangduckk:

Hey I just got a unit and took a peek at the tube.

F9815K

SN 40120XX

Does anyone know anything about this tube?
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Your F9815K performance should be the same as F9800K, check this datasheet for F9800K here:
https://visionpdf.com/itt-exelis-night-vision-marketing-datasheet.html
Link Posted: 2/5/2019 10:41:28 PM EDT
I could use some help deciphering the info on this tube. its not alot of info and not the best picture but maybe someone will know something.
It is Autogated and manual gain.

ITT 272007-9-054

S/N 344341

DC 0737

Thanks in Advance.

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 3/8/2019 5:23:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2019 10:26:46 AM EDT by JackalThe]
Hello gentlemen,

I have some interesting tube here I think.

I've read this thread:
https://www.ar15.com/forums/Armory/Dim-PVS-14-With-Low-Voltage-at-Power-Contacts-/18-494607/

(sorry, forgot to post a link)
unfortunately I cannot reply to this thread any more so I am trying it here, I think that it is very similar topic.
In this thread folks are talking about PSU of PVS 14 giving low voltage to the tube. I was interested in my PSU if it is giving OK voltage because last time I was out in the forest my tube seemed little bit dark to me, but it was only star light there.
So I tested out PSU voltage and it gives out 2,998V (Battery has 1,44V), so I assume voltage output on my PSU is OK. Then I cleaned contacts with isopropyl alcohol on PSU and tube.
Next I measured resistance on tube pigtail and thi was interesting. Between parallel leads there is almost 0,7MOhm resistance and NO POTs, but on PSU board there is 125kOhm resistance between pigtail connectors. So I assume that POTs are somewhere on PSU.
I never seen pigtail like this withnout POTs with only 2 leads to IIT and some capacitor (probably) between them.

What do you think about it?
does anybody know what type of IIT and PSU is this and why is that different?
I am just curious.

Thank you guys.

Tube is: W9124Q-05-D-0821
CAD 1538



image sharing
Link Posted: 3/12/2019 4:09:28 AM EDT
Hi, I have a tube that I would like to have i.d.ed

On the image intensifier it says

ITT 272867-9-062
S/N 174827

Couldn't actually lift out the image intensifier for some reason, seemed to be glued in for some reason (or maybe I just suck at this).

Anyone know when it was made and the omni number? Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 3/15/2019 1:02:04 AM EDT
Looking for info on the following. I think its OMNI VIII. Can anyone supply some documentation to confirm?

W91CRB-11-D-0083
15/43 CAD
Cage 55311

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/22/2019 5:10:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mustangduckk:

Looking for info on the following. I think its OMNI VIII. Can anyone supply some documentation to confirm?

W91CRB-11-D-0083
15/43 CAD
Cage 55311

Thanks!
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Anyone??
Link Posted: 5/5/2019 1:17:02 AM EDT
Have an F9815C tube. I can't find anything on the Charlie tube. Any ideas?
Link Posted: 6/7/2019 7:44:13 AM EDT
MX10160 WG - can anybody tell me the rough performance level of this?

Serial - 10019X697 (can't make out what the sixth digit is in the picture I was sent)
Cage - 55311
Contract No. - N00164-04-D-8530
Warranty Exp - MAR09

Can't quite make out the CAD either
Link Posted: 6/25/2019 2:16:19 PM EDT
First post here, I have an older NVPS-10 that doesn't work, the tube flickered for a while and now it will not do anything. It is in a plastic sleeve, with only a serial number visible. To remove it I will need to remove the wires, but I am not really sure I can solder them back well later. From checking here I kinda identified the tube as MX-18281 - am I right? Is there somebody who repairs tubes? Is it worth it to do it?





Link Posted: 6/28/2019 4:43:26 PM EDT
Can someone please ID what kind of tubes these are?

https://i.imgur.com/9LOWTXk.jpg
Link Posted: 9/3/2019 4:17:24 AM EDT
HI !

Can you help me ?

I've ITT tubes and I would like to know the omni class and year:

Right tube:

273358-35
S/N: 114204056

Left tube:

273358-35
S/N: 121101473

Thanks !
Link Posted: 9/6/2019 1:20:26 PM EDT
Is the serial number engraved on the power supply the actual correct serial number for ITT tubes? Or is it just a power supply serial number?

I have seen tubes with stickers and tubes without. I have a tube with a KM power supply and it doesn’t have a data decal like most I have seen. I also have an identical tube that says ITT and not KM.
Link Posted: 9/30/2019 7:29:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2019 8:34:21 PM EDT by NAM]
Taken from a PVS-7:

ACC Date: 90-12
Part No: 300138-1

Guessing OmniI or II. Light years better than my Gen 1, so hard to gauge from appearance. MX-18282 perhaps?
Link Posted: 10/3/2019 1:37:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NAM:
Taken from a PVS-7:

ACC Date: 90-12
Part No: 300138-1

Guessing OmniI or II. Light years better than my Gen 1, so hard to gauge from appearance. MX-18282 perhaps?
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It`s probably an OMNI II PVS-7B tube. If the photocathode is a deep blue color it is Gen III.
Link Posted: 10/3/2019 7:07:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 1paintball:
It`s probably an OMNI II PVS-7B tube. If the photocathode is a deep blue color it is Gen III.
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Originally Posted By 1paintball:
Originally Posted By NAM:
Taken from a PVS-7:

ACC Date: 90-12
Part No: 300138-1

Guessing OmniI or II. Light years better than my Gen 1, so hard to gauge from appearance. MX-18282 perhaps?
It`s probably an OMNI II PVS-7B tube. If the photocathode is a deep blue color it is Gen III.
It's a faint blue/green; doesn't look deep blue but could be the light. Reportedly came from a PVS-7B.



Link Posted: 11/7/2019 11:58:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/7/2019 11:59:41 AM EDT by toeheadAR]
I'm trying to purchase this one:

MX11769/UV
ID NO - 80063-A3297320
NSN - 5855-01-504-4590
WARRANTY - OCT 19
CAD- 1616
MFR - 13567
CONTROL NO - W91CRB-11-D-0082
SERIAL - 5077684

Is this OMNI VI or VII and is ITT manufacturer?
Link Posted: 12/1/2019 8:14:02 PM EDT
Any help for me would be great.  All I can read without opening:

W15p7t—04-a-j208

3985871

MFR: 13568

CAD: 1032
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 12:30:38 PM EDT
Hi, my first post!!

I took my IIT out of my PS-14 to see if it had any markings on it. It seems that it's been sanded down? Were the markings intentionally rubbed off? And of course I have no clue who made it or if I could verify the gen/gating etc...

It came out of an ATN PS-14 unit. When I emailed them they said they couldn't give me any information for security reasons, stating: "With the internal information we are not allowed to provide those kinda information. I am sorry I assumed you needed the unit serviced."

Anybody having info on this please share, thanks!

Link Posted: 12/2/2019 2:39:27 PM EDT
looks like an ekran tube fom russia - some can be quite good for gen2 but i doubt there is a way to find out much more especially when the writing has worn off
Link Posted: 12/2/2019 11:32:17 PM EDT
W15p7t—04-a-j208

3985871

MFR: 13568

CAD: 1032

Any chance you can tell me specs on mine?

Omni class or manufacture date?
Link Posted: 12/26/2019 8:19:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2019 8:23:25 PM EDT by fasteddiespumping]
Hello new to NV game and bought a PVS-14 that seems to be a no name unit that was bought at a gun show.  Now that I have been bitten I picked up a Armasight PVS-14/6015.   I’m blind in one eye so not sure I needed the second one!!!!

Here’s a picture of the no name tube.  Anybody know what it is?

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Here is a picture of the Armasight tube.

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Link Posted: 1/11/2020 1:16:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2020 1:53:50 PM EDT by Type7SOT]
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Link Posted: 1/24/2020 4:32:11 AM EDT
Gents and Ladies.

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Got my hands on this tube, and am wondering what do i have?
It came out of something that looks like a small gyro-stabilized camera pod

https://i.imgur.com/Q5pY633.jpg

Any info would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks
Eric
Link Posted: 1/25/2020 1:06:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hansen2300:
Gents and Ladies.

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Got my hands on this tube, and am wondering what do i have?
It came out of something that looks like a small gyro-stabilized camera pod

https://i.imgur.com/Q5pY633.jpg

Any info would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks
Eric
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Output fiber coupler looks flat. Probably intended to be camera coupled only. Physical package is different than anything normally encountered. Best guess is that the tube is non-inverting like a 10130. I'm more interested in this gyro-stabilized pod tho.
Link Posted: 1/26/2020 3:36:11 AM EDT
Thanks :)

I will get some pictures taken and uploaded later today.  
Setup is basically an interchangable camera lens - Gyrocam module - Intensifier -
Watec Wat-902 H3 supreme b/w camera.  
I dont have any tech info on the Gyrocam yet, nor any pinout, but #FamousLastWords, how hard can it be?
Just put power on it and see what happens :)
Link Posted: 1/26/2020 12:04:54 PM EDT
Would like to see some pics. Gyro-stabilized optics are another interest of mine.
Link Posted: 1/29/2020 6:32:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2020 7:16:11 AM EDT by hansen2300]
Pics uploaded.

After looking more carefully at it, i am not sure it is gyro stabilized, but rather the optical part of a gyro stabilized system.
It is produced by Gyrocam, now Lookheed Martin Gyrocam, most likely after 2009, due to the CAD on the tube.
I do find some matches in the NSN's, but no definitive ID on the model.

Due to the Watec/intensifier feeding in from one side, and the unspecified Gyrocam module from the other side through the cubical split lens, i assume it could be a 2 sensor unit.   BW / Color,  Multispectral, IIT, Thermal, Fusion, Electro optical tracking?

https://i.imgur.com/4pIp6VB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/QRF4LvG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YE7MlZB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cOXkmrI.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/RnHKqMq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CVlODBS.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nq7Vzot.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5qQ1R8Q.jpg

Ahh, Ze plot thikkens......

Regards
Eric
Link Posted: 1/29/2020 6:35:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2020 5:16:49 PM EDT by hansen2300]
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Link Posted: 1/31/2020 10:12:36 PM EDT
Thanks for the pics! I want to say it is an image stabilized module. Prism is probably on an electromechanical actuator that corrects for vibration. Not a gyro but gets the job done.
Link Posted: 2/1/2020 2:51:10 PM EDT
Thanks.  Much appreciated assistance.  From what i could see the prism is attached to the main housing, and the Gyrocam module attached to the back.  I will disassemble a bit further within a few days, and see if i can get some more info :)
Link Posted: 2/4/2020 11:40:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2020 10:05:43 PM EDT by unoigo]
edit - started thread on this one.
Link Posted: 2/8/2020 12:38:21 PM EDT
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