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New Wilcox AN/PVS-14 Advanced with 72lp/mm Very High Performance EVEREST Tube!
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Country of Manufacture:

United States

Model:

AN/PVS-14A

Brand:

Wilcox Engineering & Research

Night Vision Device Type:

Multi-Role Night Vision Monocular

New Wilcox AN/PVS-14 Advanced with 72lp/mm Very High Performance EVEREST Tube!
You are bidding on a new Wilcox Engineering & Research built AN/PVS-14A with a 72lp/mm Very High Performance EVEREST Tube! his AN/PVS-14A was built using an ITT F9815 Very High Performance EVEREST tube having a PhotoCathode response of 2,311 MicroAmperes per lumen at 2856 degrees Kelvin color temperature, a resolution of 72 line pairs per millimeter and Signal to Noise Ratio of 25.7!

The Wilcox Engineering & Research AN/PVS-14A product line is the first to use Stainless Steel 2-56 x 1/4 inch cap screws, as seen in the picture below, to hold the optical and battery assemblies together. My many years of working on AN/PVS-14s used in the Gulf wars in support of the 1033 Program, I have seen the standard steel alloy black oxide cap screws, used in the USGI AN/PVS-14s rust. It is this attention to detail and years of experience that enables Wilcox Engineering & Research to be the Vanguard of Electro-Optic innovation for Military and Law Enforcement Advanced Applications. Others may copy but none will equal our quality, performance, or strive towards perfection.

This is a basic unit that includes: Two year warranty , System Data Sheet, TM 11-5855-306-10 Operators Manual, Lens cap, Custom rubber eyecup, two new Ultimate Lithium AA batteries, and a new Custom Pelican Model 1200 hardcase as pictured below.

Other accessories can be purchased for an additional expense, with a discount applied for purchasing this equipment, such as the Wilcox face mount and head mount adapter shown here for $450.00 each:

...or 320 x 240 VOx Sensor thermal fusion adapter shown below for an extra $11,000.00

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Note: A Laser Interference Filter and electronic compass will be included if the winning bidder is a member of the United States Military on Active Duty or a member of Law Enforcement.

The AN/PVS-14A differs from the original AN/PVS-14 as follows:

-  The use of the newest and best Gen III image intensifier, that being the EVEREST which exceeds the Pinnacle tubes in their design and quality.  So why are you looking to buy a PVS-14 from someone using older technology image intensifiers having 64 lp/mm or spend $7,495.00 on one having 72lp/mm Pinnacle?  These EVEREST tubes used in the AN/PVS-14A are 72lp/mm which provide greater detail than 64 lp/mm tubes.  Why should you buy a 72lp/mm tube AN/PVS-14?  The answer is simple; Higher Definition images are produced by a 72lp/mm tube than the 64 lp/mm tube.  If you wanted a High Definition TV, you would settle for 720p when you could buy a 1080p TV or if you have the money and want the best you would buy the newest 4k TVs.  The same is true for my AN/PVS-14As and check out the price for what others are selling 64lp/mm AN/PVS-14s for.  You will find out that the AN/PVS-14A provides a High Definition image at a lower cost than a lot of the 64 lp/mm PVS-14s are selling for.

- The Single AA battery version has a screw on battery cap made of metal. The AA battery rests in a machined brass tube, which has an O-ring on the outside diameter threads. The cap also has an internal O-ring. The use of two O-rings ensures a positive seal. This means no more battery chemical leakage into the switch area or on to the printed circuit board. The new battery cap is tethered to the battery housing making it unlikely that you loose the cap when changing the battery.

- The lanyard lugs in the aft section have been replaced with a large boss area of thick plastic shaped in a semi circle, as depicted below. This gives greater strength to the lanyard attachment points and longer product life.

- The eyepiece eyecup ring has been redesigned to accept the better AN/PVS-7A eyecup. The standard USGI eyecup can also be used. This is accomplished by removable eyecup rings, which screw on, or off. The PVS-7A eyecup (left side) is more comfortable, rugged, and shields more light than the original AN/PVS-14 eyecup (right side), and comes standard with our new AN/PVS-14As. Since the eyecup rings are easily removed, you can use the AN/PVS-14A without an eyecup and view the full 30mm-lens aperture! This feature is ONLY available from Wilcox Engineering & Research, the Vanguard of better ideas for the Military and Law Enforcement.

- A newly designed manual gain control knob has a shroud over the mounting hardware. This helps keep salt and sand from corroding the Manual Gain Control mounting hardware.

- This AN/PVS-14A is built using a black anodized Aircraft Grade Aluminum infinity stop ring, which is sometimes used to clamp weapons mounts and other accessories onto. Most PVS-14s have the plastic ring which flexes too much to properly hold such accessories.

These are just a few of the new ideas coming from Wilcox Engineering & Research THE Vanguard of Electro-Optic innovation and Advanced Products for Military and Law Enforcement Advanced Applications with over 45 years of Manufacturing Experience.

This New Clean ITT F9815 Super Pinnacle, Thin Film Autogated, Image Intensifier has the following specifications taken from the System Data Sheet, for your review:

PCR: 2311
PCR Red: 271 @ 830nm
EBI: 0.66
Res: 72 lp/mm (rare these days)
S/N: 25.7
Halo: 0.97 mm (Good for lite recoil weapons mounting)
Tube Gain: 57,389
System Gain: 40 to 7490
Image Quality: Clean

The OMNI VII MilSpec MX-11769/UV image intensifier tube specifications are provided below for your review and comparison to the above Super Tube:

PCR: 2200 Minimum
EBI: 2.5 Maximum
Res: 64 Minimum
S/N: 28.0 Minimum
Halo: 0.70
Tube Gain: 50,000 to 80,000
Image quality: One 0.006 to 0.009 inch spot allowed in Zone 2 and 3, two 0.003 to 0.006 inch spots allowed in Zones 2 and 3.

Remember, MilSpec OMNI tubes can only be guaranteed to equal their specification and no documentation exists to prove that a MilSpec 11769 is any better than those minimum specifications.

The advantage of an Autogated tube is that they are more tolerate of higher ambient light levels that standard Gen III tubes. This makes this AN/PVS-14A better for Military and Law Enforcement Operations.

People ask me: Why should I buy from you when there are PVS-14s being sold for over $5,400.00 and a PVS-14 having 72lp/mm that is stated to be:  "The Cream of the Crop!!!" selling for $7,495.00 still using the older Pinnacle Technology" that must be better than yours?" My answer to those folks that ask this is: Peace of mind.

When Customers buy from me, they don't have to worry about:

- The level of performance or image quality. All of my AN/PVS-14A products have the specification posted as well as what the image quality is for that product. I would say compare my AN/PVS-14A to the others, but they don't show their tube's performance taken from the tube data sheet, do they?

- Using your AN/PVS-14A on a weapon only to have black spots form seen after firing the weapon a few times. I provide guidance as to my AN/PVS-14A's capability for use in the weapons mounted configuration and work with my Customers to provide a unit having a tube that will withstand weapons recoil and provide years of trouble free operation.

- What to do after a few months or so when their PVS-14 stops working. This is because I provide Customer Service long after the sale and a two-year warranty. When purchasing a new PVS-14A that is built with new parts and tubes, you can be sure that your investment will last for many years to come.

- How to operate your new AN/PVS-14A or how to use and operate the accessories that comes with your purchase. I always provide my Customer with the latest edition of the -10 TM Operator's Manual. Few sellers include this document with their equipment and leave their customers "in the dark."

- Where to go for additional accessories. I can provide all accessories one could want for the AN/PVS-14A. I sell them at a discount to members of Law Enforcement and Active Duty Military as well as those that purchase equipment from me.

- Large spots in the field of view or other image quality issues that cheapen your investment. This is because I buy only the best tubes commercially available that are better than the MilSpec both in image quality and performance. I also provide my Customers with Spot Chart Worksheets, if needed, that define the size, location, and type of any spots my image tubes have.

- Law Enforcement Officers showing up at your door confiscating your PVS-14 because it is stolen Government equipment. I purchase all of the parts and tubes from ITT and build them myself using special techniques I have developed after building over 1000 AN/PVS- 14s!

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

- Objective lens: OPTICAL 1X Monocular Afocal
Field of View (degrees) 40.0
Min Focus Range 25cm
Focal Length 26mm
F Number 1.17
T Number 1.3
- Eyepiece Lens: Eye relief: 25mm
Diopter Adjustment: +2 to -6 diopters

MECHANICAL
-  Weight (unit): 342 grams which includes the battery, eyecup, and lens cap
-  Infrared light emitting diode

-  Automatic brightness protection

-  Variable gain control knob
-  Low battery indicator

Note: Sales and shipping only to addresses in the United States of America. No sales or shipping to anyone outside of the U.S.A.

Products for this auction and image hosting provided by: Wilcox Engineering & Research a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and the best source for finely crafted night vision equipment, used American made night vision equipment and parts, as well as high quality value added repairs.



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