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Link Posted: 5/6/2015 11:14:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RooAR15:
Here's another eBay one. Dino are you able to work out the year and any other details? The seller says it's Gen4 but I know that's not right. He's a trustworthy seller though as I have bought two tubes from him that have been really nice. I can only guess that he doesn't know much about NV, hence calling this one Gen 4. The listing has over a week left and is already up over $800.
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/RqUAAOSwNSxVQJ~i/$_57.JPG
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The info Jippo gave you is correct.
Link Posted: 5/8/2015 10:06:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Jippo:
RooAR15, have you already found David's great site at http://aunv.blackice.com.au/cgi-bin/nightvision/forum?index=discussions&story=omni ?

It lists ITT 9800P as follows:

Tube F9800P
Contract Omni IV
lp/mm 64
uA/lm 1800
@830 190
@880 80
SNR 21
Gain 40000-70000
FOM 1344
Halo 2,5
MTF25 38
BLR 12
FOM 1600 max
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Thanks Jippo!
Link Posted: 5/9/2015 5:04:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/9/2015 6:05:35 PM EDT by Nielsen]
Link Posted: 5/26/2015 10:52:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2015 2:44:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DfrankII:
I hope this thread is still active. I've read nearly every post and I'm beyond intrigued!

MX-11769/UV
ID 80063-A3256350
Contr. no. USZA26-01-P3125
NSN 5855-01-444-3916
S. N. 825253
Warranty exp. Jan10
Cad. 0649
MFR 13567
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/761275D0-8AAA-499C-B3E8-032AE8E6E26B_zps2jk6izkp.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/761275D0-8AAA-499C-B3E8-032AE8E6E26B_zps2jk6izkp.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/787E40E8-4054-4170-BB41-6AD80D179F1B_zps0rm6rfjq.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/787E40E8-4054-4170-BB41-6AD80D179F1B_zps0rm6rfjq.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/47FCA288-3887-4F22-93DE-700BF0BB3C0E_zpsn98j4hof.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/47FCA288-3887-4F22-93DE-700BF0BB3C0E_zpsn98j4hof.jpg</a>
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Ok correct me if I'm wrong.

"5855-01-444-3916 Replaces 5855-01-481-0819IMAGE INTENSIFIER TUBE,NIGHT VISION01/21/2003"

So if my tube 5855-01-444-3916 replaced 5855-01-481-0819 that puts mine in the omni VI category!?
Link Posted: 5/27/2015 7:55:17 PM EDT

Any info on this tube?
Link Posted: 5/27/2015 8:39:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2015 8:41:00 PM EDT by DfrankII]
Powers at be correct me if I'm wrong.

I believe it's an omni VII tube.
Link Posted: 5/28/2015 6:39:01 PM EDT
That is what I was thinking,anyway to tell if it is a thin film or standard?
Link Posted: 5/28/2015 8:57:30 PM EDT
Yes a pinnacle tube ( fancy word for thin film tube)
Link Posted: 6/3/2015 12:19:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nielsen:
Hi experts

Can you guys tell me what tube I have ? Part no: 510-5916-381 / from: 1996-05

http://s6.postimg.org/ekyadpgc1/IMG_1251.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/rewc71trl/5_Tube_gen3_9605.png

http://s6.postimg.org/548h72whd/2_Tube_gen3_9605.png

http://s6.postimg.org/lgiiwtasx/4_Tube_gen3_9605.png

Best regards.
S.N.





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Not 100% familiar with those markings. From the date and other clues I would say Omni IV performance and not autogated. It is a Gen 3 tube. Omni IV tubes can perform very well. Yours looks to be a good one from the pics !
Link Posted: 6/3/2015 12:21:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By snyd:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/image3788.jpg
Any info on this tube?
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Milspec ITT Omni VII autogated. Pretty much one of the best tubes made.
Link Posted: 6/3/2015 11:50:58 PM EDT
Dino could you place your finger on this please.

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Originally Posted By DfrankII:


Ok correct me if I'm wrong.

"5855-01-444-3916 Replaces 5855-01-481-0819IMAGE INTENSIFIER TUBE,NIGHT VISION01/21/2003"

So if my tube 5855-01-444-3916 replaced 5855-01-481-0819 that puts mine in the omni VI category!?
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Originally Posted By DfrankII:
Originally Posted By DfrankII:
I hope this thread is still active. I've read nearly every post and I'm beyond intrigued!

MX-11769/UV
ID 80063-A3256350
Contr. no. USZA26-01-P3125
NSN 5855-01-444-3916
S. N. 825253
Warranty exp. Jan10
Cad. 0649
MFR 13567
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/761275D0-8AAA-499C-B3E8-032AE8E6E26B_zps2jk6izkp.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/761275D0-8AAA-499C-B3E8-032AE8E6E26B_zps2jk6izkp.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/787E40E8-4054-4170-BB41-6AD80D179F1B_zps0rm6rfjq.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/787E40E8-4054-4170-BB41-6AD80D179F1B_zps0rm6rfjq.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/47FCA288-3887-4F22-93DE-700BF0BB3C0E_zpsn98j4hof.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/47FCA288-3887-4F22-93DE-700BF0BB3C0E_zpsn98j4hof.jpg</a>


Ok correct me if I'm wrong.

"5855-01-444-3916 Replaces 5855-01-481-0819IMAGE INTENSIFIER TUBE,NIGHT VISION01/21/2003"

So if my tube 5855-01-444-3916 replaced 5855-01-481-0819 that puts mine in the omni VI category!?

Link Posted: 6/6/2015 2:23:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/6/2015 2:32:08 PM EDT by Forestpatrol]
Can you guys help me out with what type of tube I have? from what I can tell it says "KM 272867-9-070 S/N 992288DC 0607". Was told it was a Litton tube with zero hours, has a minor blemish off to one side, otherwise good picture. Doesn't seem to be lining up with the information I am finding. It is definitely autogated as it makes a "whirr" when powered up and doesn't bloom. Thanks in advance for any help.



http://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_-0wziQuXosSkFVOUhmMUdQeDVJUU41WjcwczRXM0doZDVv&authuser=0
Link Posted: 6/9/2015 2:43:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Forestpatrol:
Can you guys help me out with what type of tube I have? from what I can tell it says "KM 272867-9-070 S/N 992288DC 0607". Was told it was a Litton tube with zero hours, has a minor blemish off to one side, otherwise good picture. Doesn't seem to be lining up with the information I am finding. It is definitely autogated as it makes a "whirr" when powered up and doesn't bloom. Thanks in advance for any help.



http://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_-0wziQuXosSkFVOUhmMUdQeDVJUU41WjcwczRXM0doZDVv&authuser=0
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ITT autogated commercial tube. Pics are not loading. I know what you have but give me some nice pics.
Link Posted: 6/10/2015 6:14:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2015 12:42:45 PM EDT by tv1000]
Hello everybody, I am new here. I am very interested on NVDs and I am very pleased of the tons on valuable info (and People) I’ve found on this forum
I am writing now because I’ m trying to figure out what type of tube is the one in the pictures below

http://s27.postimg.org/rqvsorkjn/10130_back_Large.jpg

http://s27.postimg.org/u6xm2m2mb/10130_front_Large.jpg

The owner says It is mounted on a PVS-7B and he claim it is an omni6 mx10130E (which afaik are very rare)
Since the labels have been removed is it possible to tell anything about the tube?
Another question is: I see that the pots are exposed. Is there any valid reason for it?
I mean: I know you can use them to “fine tune” the tube, but do you thin a professional service would leave them exposed, or is more likely that someone just played with them and possibly ruined the tube ?

//
I edited the message just to add another request, please: any info also on this tube inside a MUM14?
Km272069-8 S/N 13698 DC 0142
//
Thanks in advance
Best Regards
Link Posted: 6/12/2015 3:30:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DfrankII:
Dino could you place your finger on this please.


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Originally Posted By DfrankII:
Dino could you place your finger on this please.

Originally Posted By DfrankII:
Originally Posted By DfrankII:
I hope this thread is still active. I've read nearly every post and I'm beyond intrigued!

MX-11769/UV
ID 80063-A3256350
Contr. no. USZA26-01-P3125
NSN 5855-01-444-3916
S. N. 825253
Warranty exp. Jan10
Cad. 0649
MFR 13567
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/761275D0-8AAA-499C-B3E8-032AE8E6E26B_zps2jk6izkp.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/761275D0-8AAA-499C-B3E8-032AE8E6E26B_zps2jk6izkp.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/787E40E8-4054-4170-BB41-6AD80D179F1B_zps0rm6rfjq.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/787E40E8-4054-4170-BB41-6AD80D179F1B_zps0rm6rfjq.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Dale_Frankum_II/media/2015-05/47FCA288-3887-4F22-93DE-700BF0BB3C0E_zpsn98j4hof.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Dale_Frankum_II/2015-05/47FCA288-3887-4F22-93DE-700BF0BB3C0E_zpsn98j4hof.jpg</a>


Ok correct me if I'm wrong.

"5855-01-444-3916 Replaces 5855-01-481-0819IMAGE INTENSIFIER TUBE,NIGHT VISION01/21/2003"

So if my tube 5855-01-444-3916 replaced 5855-01-481-0819 that puts mine in the omni VI category!?




Frank give me the tubes contract number, serial number as well as the CAD date. you can send the serial to me via PM if you are concerned about privacy.
Link Posted: 6/12/2015 3:43:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tv1000:
Hello everybody, I am new here. I am very interested on NVDs and I am very pleased of the tons on valuable info (and People) I’ve found on this forum
I am writing now because I’ m trying to figure out what type of tube is the one in the pictures below

http://s27.postimg.org/rqvsorkjn/10130_back_Large.jpg

http://s27.postimg.org/u6xm2m2mb/10130_front_Large.jpg

The owner says It is mounted on a PVS-7B and he claim it is an omni6 mx10130E (which afaik are very rare)
Since the labels have been removed is it possible to tell anything about the tube?
Another question is: I see that the pots are exposed. Is there any valid reason for it?
I mean: I know you can use them to “fine tune” the tube, but do you thin a professional service would leave them exposed, or is more likely that someone just played with them and possibly ruined the tube ?

//
I edited the message just to add another request, please: any info also on this tube inside a MUM14?
Km272069-8 S/N 13698 DC 0142
//
Thanks in advance
Best Regards
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The power supply number tells me all I need to know KM 272069-8. It is a ITT MX-10130C tube and not autogated. The date code of DC0142 also confirms. These power supply's are typically used on commercial tubes but not always. Pots being exposed are a red flag for me unless I know why. There are valid reasons for doing this but many times it is also someone tinkering who has no idea what they are doing.

I would not pass on it just for that but be cautious. A scammer turning up the brightness to mask a dim or failing tube will usually replace the potting compound to conceal it was tampered with. Sometime guys into astronomy adjust the tubes to give better viewing results. Obviously a qualified tech could also need to adjust them. I n your case I don't know without the tube in hand.
Link Posted: 6/13/2015 3:22:35 AM EDT
Sorry just noticed this here's the info thanks Dino!!!

Itt

273358-35 s/n 1147 04 041
Link Posted: 6/13/2015 11:18:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2015 11:19:44 AM EDT by stevis182]
Any help with these. From a Pvs 7b. Was told its gen 3.

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http://postimg.org/image/iw50fuu7t/

Only number on it is 4409617
Link Posted: 6/13/2015 1:34:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gungrass:
Sorry just noticed this here's the info thanks Dino!!!

Itt

273358-35 s/n 1147 04 041
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ITT MX-10160C/AVS-6 MilSpec tube. Aviation tube which are the best made. Omni VI performance on paper but they are min specs. Actual performance can and usually is much higher.
Link Posted: 6/13/2015 1:36:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By stevis182:
Any help with these. From a Pvs 7b. Was told its gen 3.

http://<a href=http://s4.postimg.org/k0z2l8gop/image.jpg</a>" />

http://postimg.org/image/iw50fuu7t/

Only number on it is 4409617
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Need pics of both sides of tube. Also need some better pic quality. I can tell you it is a ITT tube and gen 3. Most likely a MX-10130C tube.
Link Posted: 6/17/2015 10:00:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2015 10:02:01 PM EDT by stevis182]
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Originally Posted By Dino1130:


Need pics of both sides of tube. Also need some better pic quality. I can tell you it is a ITT tube and gen 3. Most likely a MX-10130C tube.
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Originally Posted By Dino1130:
Originally Posted By stevis182:
Any help with these. From a Pvs 7b. Was told its gen 3.

http://<a href=http://s4.postimg.org/k0z2l8gop/image.jpg</a>" />

http://postimg.org/image/iw50fuu7t/

Only number on it is 4409617


Need pics of both sides of tube. Also need some better pic quality. I can tell you it is a ITT tube and gen 3. Most likely a MX-10130C tube.


Here's the other side of the tube. Sorry for the crappy quality it's all the guy gave me.







Appreciate the help Dino.
Link Posted: 6/18/2015 12:44:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2015 12:47:47 PM EDT by tv1000]
Hi all,
sorry, I must have made some confusion:
my questions were referring to two different tubes:

- the first one is the one in the pictures. Apart from the images I only know that the tube is inside a pvs7b and the owner say it is a omni6 mx10130E
is there any way to be sure that is really a 10130E from the pictures?
http://s27.postimg.org/rqvsorkjn/10130_back_Large.jpg
http://s27.postimg.org/u6xm2m2mb/10130_front_Large.jpg

- the second tube is the one which I know the data: Km272069-8 S/N 13698 DC 0142
Since it is inside a MUM14, I guess it could be an mx10160, but what type? standard filmed, thin, filmless?

thanks again
Best Regards
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:49:45 AM EDT
Took off the lens cap on my PVS-14 for the first time, curious what tube/manufacturer I have:

http://i.imgur.com/meBNIAWh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/aOWKgdah.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GyH5wOFh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/qpZuEhHh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ewPMy2Xh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Mdhb3TIh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lCP7prRh.jpg

Tube unfortunately has a blemish in the center area but otherwise the performance seems to be pretty good otherwise. It is gated, has a small whining noise when turned on, and does not bloom when looking at a sudden light source.

Was told this is a Gen 3 autogated tube when I purchased it from a reputable seller that is local to me, he deals in a lot of night vision equipment.

Also, would it be possible to contact the manufacturer for a tube data sheet, assuming they keep that data on hand if you provide them with a serial number?
Link Posted: 7/16/2015 6:35:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2015 7:02:12 PM EDT by lisagrantbb]
Could someone help identify this tube

ID no: 80063-A3297310
MX-11769/UV
contract no: W9124Q-05-D-0823
NSN 5855-01-504-4590
Link Posted: 7/17/2015 12:27:26 PM EDT
What in layman's speak does the F9800SLGDT translate into? Other than a great spoon full of alphabet soup.

All that I can say is that these tubes have a much more clean and bright image than the older F9800YG tubes that I was using.
Link Posted: 7/25/2015 10:56:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By YO_Doc:
What in layman's speak does the F9800SLGDT translate into? Other than a great spoon full of alphabet soup.

All that I can say is that these tubes have a much more clean and bright image than the older F9800YG tubes that I was using.
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I haven't seen that designation before - Can you offer a link or an image?

Thanks
David
Link Posted: 8/2/2015 2:55:26 PM EDT
CJH, negative on the pic, the tubes are installed in my goggles, I was just reading off the spec sheet.
Link Posted: 8/3/2015 8:25:16 PM EDT
Can anyone help me on identifying this Russian tube?
https://i.imgur.com/QRISL2w.jpg

pulled it out of an armasight pvs7 gen2+ Improved Definition

Kind of expected armasight to put u.s. tubes in their u.s. devices but...........i guess not.
Link Posted: 8/4/2015 10:23:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2015 10:27:58 AM EDT by Rossko710]
All I can see on my housing through the lens is 664608. I was told it was an L3 tube...anyone with any insight? no pun intended! LOL

and then there is something on the paper work that says ANV-126A, but I think this is the testing table/machine...it was bench tested with this, but not the full boat test for S:N or LPM...i was told it is is 64lpm and 28.1:1 + It def. performs very well and bright! This is coming from a reputable night vision supplier on the West Coast! They work with DOD in Cali. and provide LE agencies with their stuff...they are authorized L3 dealers and have a CAGE ID #. This company has taken care of me, but not able to get me specks on this tube as far as what EXACTLY IT IS...I want to know what OMNI Class, contract, etc...

I was told this was bought from a batch of tubes directly from L3 through a cage ID or some other secret squirrel stuff? LOL
Link Posted: 8/5/2015 12:03:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2015 12:03:59 AM EDT by Dino1130]
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Originally Posted By Maddog1929:
Can anyone help me on identifying this Russian tube?
https://i.imgur.com/QRISL2w.jpg

pulled it out of an armasight pvs7 gen2+ Improved Definition

Kind of expected armasight to put u.s. tubes in their u.s. devices but...........i guess not.
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Sorry guys... Had some personal family issues to deal with but I am back. I am not a Russian tube expert but in my experience they all perform about the same. Photonis tubes are better IMHO and the Ruskie tubes are low cost options. I have no love for Russian NV gear which is well known. Just not my cup of tea.
Link Posted: 8/5/2015 12:06:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rossko710:
All I can see on my housing through the lens is 664608. I was told it was an L3 tube...anyone with any insight? no pun intended! LOL

and then there is something on the paper work that says ANV-126A, but I think this is the testing table/machine...it was bench tested with this, but not the full boat test for S:N or LPM...i was told it is is 64lpm and 28.1:1 + It def. performs very well and bright! This is coming from a reputable night vision supplier on the West Coast! They work with DOD in Cali. and provide LE agencies with their stuff...they are authorized L3 dealers and have a CAGE ID #. This company has taken care of me, but not able to get me specks on this tube as far as what EXACTLY IT IS...I want to know what OMNI Class, contract, etc...

I was told this was bought from a batch of tubes directly from L3 through a cage ID or some other secret squirrel stuff? LOL
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Who did you buy it from (I am friends with many dealers). What type of scope ? Any more you can see of the tube numbers from the ocular lens ? Need more info here.
Link Posted: 8/6/2015 8:30:12 AM EDT
it's an EKRAN Gen 2+
http://ekranfep.ru/?page_id=227
Link Posted: 8/6/2015 9:33:53 AM EDT
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it's an EKRAN Gen 2+
http://ekranfep.ru/?page_id=227
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Thanks
Link Posted: 8/6/2015 11:12:52 PM EDT
Hello all,

Can anybody tell me what device this tube mates with. I was planning to use it in a PVS14 but it has the unusual pigtail.

Thank you.

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

https://i.imgur.com/3KQqHWA.jpg
Link Posted: 8/6/2015 11:31:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2015 1:08:51 PM EDT by resunltd]
Looking for any info on either of these?

Thank you for you help.

https://i.imgur.com/PN4rOFt.jpg

This one is NSN5855-01-504-4590

OK, I think I got this one:

Similar to the one on the previous page, ITT, Omni VII, Pinnacle

https://i.imgur.com/ETpVmMj.jpg
Link Posted: 8/11/2015 11:02:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2015 11:05:43 AM EDT by tv1000]
Hello again,
any info on this?

http://s13.postimg.org/42qvis0d1/10130d_uv.jpg

is it ITT or Litton / L3? autogated? thinfilm? (omni ?)

thank you in advance

Best Regards

Link Posted: 8/26/2015 6:29:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tv1000:
Hello again,
any info on this?

http://s13.postimg.org/42qvis0d1/10130d_uv.jpg

is it ITT or Litton / L3? autogated? thinfilm? (omni ?)

thank you in advance

Best Regards

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sorry to bring up my own post, but, is it possible to tell what are the main differences between these two?

http://s13.postimg.org/42qvis0d1/10130d_uv.jpg
http://huntsvillebible.com/images/biff/pvs7/pvs7d_tube.jpg

thank you

Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:01:31 PM EDT
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sorry to bring up my own post, but, is it possible to tell what are the main differences between these two?

http://s13.postimg.org/42qvis0d1/10130d_uv.jpg
http://huntsvillebible.com/images/biff/pvs7/pvs7d_tube.jpg

thank you

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Originally Posted By tv1000:
Originally Posted By tv1000:
Hello again,
any info on this?

http://s13.postimg.org/42qvis0d1/10130d_uv.jpg

is it ITT or Litton / L3? autogated? thinfilm? (omni ?)

thank you in advance

Best Regards



sorry to bring up my own post, but, is it possible to tell what are the main differences between these two?

http://s13.postimg.org/42qvis0d1/10130d_uv.jpg
http://huntsvillebible.com/images/biff/pvs7/pvs7d_tube.jpg

thank you



From my records one is from a older contract and is not gated (J208 on contract number) The other tube is a Omni VII gated Pinnacle.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:22:13 AM EDT
Thank you Dino, but are you sure it is not gated? .

I am asking, because when I turn it on, it make a high pitch “whistle”, which I´ve learned, is associated to the autogated power supplies
I admit I don´t know how to read the contract and NSN numbers, but “CAD 1136” doesn´t mean it has been manufactured on the 36th week of 2011?
If so, the other tube (CAD 1137) has been made only one week after, how does it explain that the new is “gated-pinnacle-omniVII” and the other is not?
(BTW, what specs have the other one)

Anyway, I had the chance to compare my Lunos (which have a very much used xx1950 tube) against a PVS-5 and the PVS-7 with the mx1013d/uv(cad 1136-omni?)

Nearby where I live (Rome) , is never really dark and, in this condition, all the NVD worked pretty well : bright and sharp picture

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Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:22:43 AM EDT
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The only way I had to test the extreme low light performances, was at night at home
I have closed all the windows and curtains, so that it was totally dark (not a single light or standby led was on).

In this condition I could see only some noise (normal I would say)
Then I opened a very little one window, so that some rays of the street light could
enter and I started to see something:
-Lunos: only noise
-PVS-5 :only noise (but with less scintillation)
-PVS-7: noise but also some contour of objects in the room

I opened the window a little more, and:
-Lunos: noise and the contour of some objects started to be recognizable
-PVS-5: like the Lunos, but a bit better (maybe a more “calm” picture)
-PVS-7: clear image of the room, with still a bit of noise

Now a couple of considerations:
-The halo on the xx1950 is the better one (almost half of the PVS-5 and anyway smaller then the PVS-7)
-Between these tree NVD, the Lunos seems to be the less sensitive. Maybe because it is old and (ab)used, but also because I have noticed a different spectral response: if I use a standard red led to illuminate the room I get good results with all 3 (of course the image of the gen3 is brighter, and sharper). If I use an IR led from a TV remote control (totally invisible to the naked eye), I get a good picture with both the PVSs, but a much darker image with the Lunos

Please let me know your comments/opinion

Best Regards

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:49:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2015 12:13:01 PM EDT by Dino1130]
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Originally Posted By tv1000:
Thank you Dino, but are you sure it is not gated? .

I am asking, because when I turn it on, it make a high pitch “whistle”, which I´ve learned, is associated to the autogated power supplies
I admit I don´t know how to read the contract and NSN numbers, but “CAD 1136” doesn´t mean it has been manufactured on the 36th week of 2011?
If so, the other tube (CAD 1137) has been made only one week after, how does it explain that the new is “gated-pinnacle-omniVII” and the other is not?
(BTW, what specs have the other one)

Anyway, I had the chance to compare my Lunos (which have a very much used xx1950 tube) against a PVS-5 and the PVS-7 with the mx1013d/uv(cad 1136-omni?)

Nearby where I live (Rome) , is never really dark and, in this condition, all the NVD worked pretty well : bright and sharp picture

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I really just quickly scanned my tube records so I am not totally positive but I will check into it more tonight. The date of manufacture means nothing without supporting evidence. The MX-10160A Anvis tube has been made for more than 15 years. Seen production dates as late as 2013. They are all thick filmed and not gated. PVS-7 tubes (MX-10130) can be difficult because so many are replacement tubes for older contracts. If it whines like a baby it is gated no doubt. DC power supply's are pretty silent. I use a stethoscope on tubes I am unsure of. I will check more into this tonight.


ETA : After looking into it more thoroughly they are both gated. Hope this helps and sorry for any confusion. Had conflicting information in my records which I corrected.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:39:34 PM EDT
Absolutely no problem at all.
I´m here to learn and gather information on these “exotic” (to me) devices
It is not easy to find help on nvd (especially gen3) here in Italy

I will come back with some more picture of the PVS-5 that has surprised me with the performances
I would chose it over the Lunos that was supposed (on the paper) to have better performance due to the “supergen” xx1950 tube
Probably the lack of response in the lowest infrared makes the difference

Best Regards,
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 12:01:19 PM EDT
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here the pictures of the input window of the PVS-5 tubes

PVS-5_tube


and one of the Lunos xx1950 tube

Lunos_xx1950
Link Posted: 9/10/2015 4:07:14 PM EDT
NV Noob here... Recently received these 2 tubes. Can someone tell me what I have?



Link Posted: 9/12/2015 2:00:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thanegrooms:
NV Noob here... Recently received these 2 tubes. Can someone tell me what I have?

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/thanegrooms/MX-11769%20UV_zpspow1rfvh.jpg http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/thanegrooms/pvsitt_zps95aerb4b.jpg



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Give me all the numbers for the tube on the left (hard for me to read from pic). I know what it is but want to confirm. Tube on the right is a early Anvis tube made by ITT. Omni III performance give or take.

ETA : I just need the NSN number and the ID number
Link Posted: 9/12/2015 2:22:15 PM EDT
Here they are...

NSN 5855-01-444-3916
ID NO. 80063-A3256350

The blue ITT is in a PVS14 that has no gain knob, but adjusts brightness automatically.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/12/2015 2:34:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thanegrooms:
Here they are...

NSN 5855-01-444-3916
ID NO. 80063-A3256350


The blue ITT is in a PVS14 that has no gain knob, but adjusts brightness automatically.


Thanks!
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Part A3256350 was manufactured under contract DAAB0701DN413 (L3) or DAAB0701DN414 (ITT) - Both are Omni V.
5855-01-444-3916IMAGE INTENSIFIER TUBE,NIGHT VISION 05/06/1997

US ARMY COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS MATERIEL READINESS COMMAND LOGISTICS ENGINEERING DIR
ELECTRONICS MATERIEL READINESS
COMMAND LOGISTICS ENGINEERING DIR
12 WD BLDG 601 MCAFEE CTR
FORT MONMOUTH, NJ, 07703
UNITED STATES

They are nice tubes and yours does not have a contract number which means a portion of the contract got cancelled or who knows... It is Omni V but I am not sure if it is gated. I would think it is but Omni V tubes are hard because some were gated and others not. Just listen for the tube whine in gated tubes and report back to me with your findings. I can dig more but the simple test is does the tube whine when powered up ?
Link Posted: 9/12/2015 3:22:06 PM EDT
Thanks!

There is no discernible whine on either of them.

The A3256350 is in a US NightVision PVS-14 S/N: 1xxx

The blue ITT is in a no name 2 battery housing.

Would both of these be considered Gen 3? But, but not gated...


Link Posted: 9/12/2015 3:56:08 PM EDT
Both are Gen 3 and not gated. The milspec Omni V should handily outperform the Omni III anvis tube.
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