AN/PVS-14 Gen3 PINNACLE MILSPEC
Full Standard Issue U.S. Army MILSPEC AN/PVS-14 Special Forces Kit
The AN/PVS-14 is the standard issue night vision monocular for US military forces. These units are full Milspec and normally not available to the commercial market. But, for a limited time, we are offering fully legit AN/PVS-14’s to our customers. These units are factory built by ITT with Gen3 PINNACLE tubes that have undergone the Milspec Certification as mandated by DOD. The kit comes complete with all the standard issue accessories.
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.
PINNACLE gives the user unparalleled imaging and pushes Gen3 technology to the max. The user can operate in environments that, previously, would have been non-permissive to night vision because the system reduces the blooming and halo effects of bright light. The operator no longer needs to worry about getting bright lights blinding him or her or damaging the unit. Of course, this does not mean that the user can walk around in sunlight with his or her PVS-14, but they will not fry the tube if they make entry into a room and the bad guy flips on the light switch or shines a flashlight in their direction. PINNACLE really shines in lower-light situations where there is less contrast created by ambient light. Details not visible to standard Gen3 tubes can be better seen by PINNACLE units because they can gather more light to better resolve images. This makes PINNACLE units ideal for military and law enforcement units. The thinner film of PINNACLE tubes does have a single drawback: it is more prone to damage from higher recoil when weapon-mounted. Because it was designed to be primarily head-mounted (and weapon-mounted on the M4 carbine), PINNACLE tubes cannot stand up to the recoil of weapons chambered in 7.62 NATO and higher.
The AN/PVS-14 is a phenomenal unit at a great price! Please note, these tubes are Milspec, which is not the same thing as “perfectly clear.” They are still very high quality with great aesthetics, but there may be some slight blemishes. Milspec testing does not disqualify a tube for minor blemishes as long as they are within the spec. There will be no blemishes in zone 1 (center of tube). But, the tubes are what they are. So, they are not subject to hand select for the absolute cleanest tube available. This is a limited time offer, so get one before it’s too late!
Export of Night Vision Equipment or related accessories (such as manuals) is strictly regulated by the US Department of State in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is a major crime to ship or carry US manufactured night vision devices outside the borders of the United States, punishable by fines and prison sentences. Ignorance of these regulations will not hold up in court. By purchasing night vision equipment from TNVC, you attest that you will not attempt to export or carry this night vision equipment outside the borders of the United States. Also, it illegal to allow a non-US Citizen to look through US Gen3 Night Vision Devices, even on US soil. Again, this is a crime punishable by fines and prison sentences.
- 4.5″(L) x 2.0″(W) x 2.25″(H)
- Matte Black, Corrosion Resistant
- One (1) Standard AA Battery
- Battery Life:
- Approx. 50 Hours at Room Temp.
- 60′ for 2 Hours
- 5 Year Tube, 3 Year System
- Gen3 U.S. ITT PINNACLE
- 64-72 lp/mm Typical
- Adjustable/ Variable
- Objective Lens:
- Ocular Lens:
- EFL 26mm
- +4 to -6
- 10″ to Infinity
- MILSPEC Head Mount Assembly, Positioning Brow Pads, PASGT Helmet Mount Assembly, J-Arm Helmet Adapter, MILSPEC Weapon Mount, Eye Cup, Sacrificial Window, Demist Shield, Compass Attachment, Soft Carry Case, Shipping/Storage Hard Case, Shoulder Strap, Lens Tissue, Day Filter Cover, Diopter Lens Cap, Shuttered Eye Guard, Operator’s Manual, Two (2) Standard AA Batteries