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AN/PVS-4 Individual Weapon Night Sight


Primary function: Night vision device for passive night vision and aiming fire of individual weapons using ambient light (moonlight or starlight) for illumination.
Manufacturer: IMO, VARO, Garland, Texas
Length: 12 inches (30.5 centimeters)
Width: 4 inches (10.2 centimeters)
Height: 4.5 inches (11.4 centimeters)
Weight: 4 pounds (1.818 kilograms)
Magnification: 3.6x
Range, Man-Sized Target:
Starlight: 400 yards (365.6 meters)
Moonlight: 600 yards (548.4 meters)
Field of View: 14.5 (circular)
Power Source: 2.7 volt mercury battery, BA-1567/U, BA-5567/U, BA-3058/U
Unit Replacement Cost: $4,815

Features: The AN/PVS-4 Individual Weapon Night Sight is a portable, battery operated, electro-optical instrument used for observation and aimed fire of weapons at night. It amplifies reflected light such as moonlight, starlight, and sky glow so that the viewed scene becomes clearly visible to the operator. The sight does not emit visible or infrared light (except from the eyepiece) that can be detected by the enemy. It can be used with the M16 rifle, M249 and M60 machine guns, and 83mm MK183 MOD 1 (SMAW) rocket.
The AN/PVS-4 is a second generation image intensification device. This sight comes furnished with mounting brackets for the M16 and M60, reticules and mounting brackets for use with other weapons must be separately requisitioned. A carrying bag and battery adapter for low temperature operations may also be requisitioned.


Date last modified: 12/14/95


Last Modified on June 17, 1999
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