a friend showed me a night vision sight last night.
Its of Russian Manufacture and has a infrared laser as part of the whole unit over the objective. Adjustment is conventional, but the laser is used for both lighting and as a reticle/aim point.
Optics look like they came from a camera, and picture quality is
a little better than Gen I US.
We were able to "paint" a comunications tower that is 400 Meters away with the laser and still pick it up clearly in the sight.
We´ll use it next weekend when we go out to train our Sniperbabies.
I´ll compare it against my Leupold 3,5-10 LR and will come back with info.
Problem one is that it is an aktive unit, no two is that I dont know how dangerous the laser is, were carefull at the moment.
Germany - Wednesday, December 02, 1998 at 07:23:22 (EST)
Attention on deck! I read on a now unrecoverable web site that it has been discovered that some of the Russian NODs that are being marketed may pose a danger to the user through dangerous emmisions through the eyepiece. I think there might be some validity to this as we had to turn in our AN/TVS-4's back in the 1980-81 timeframe to have filters installed due to the same problem. Anyone else hear about this?
USA - Wednesday, December 02, 1998 at 14:28:26 (EST)
USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 18:28:29 (EST)
For awhile, the FDA actually wasnt allowing them into the US, because
of emitted radiation...
Personally, the tubes arent built well, optics are terrible.
Capt Jeff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
redmond, wa USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 20:09:06 (EST)
Paul J. Headlee <email@example.com>
Ogden, KS USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 22:07:18 (EST)
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