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Laser IR Instructions

Never look directly into the IR (infrared) or point the IR at other people. When the IR is not in use always remove the battery this simple precaution can help prevent injury to other people. Be aware of leaving the IR lying around were others particularly children may pick it up and turn it on.

1. IR on/off switch
2. Thumb wheel to attach to night scope or base
3. IR aperture
4. Focus, makes the beam diameter smaller/larger
5. Windage and elevation, up/down top, left/right side. Use this
facility to centralise the beam into the field of view of Longbow
Archer etc. As these devices are narrow field of view its easy for
the IR beam to miss the field of view and only give slight
illumination
6 Battery cap for 1 x Cr123 Lithium battery, batter indication sticker
shows direction to insert the battery.

 

 

Starlight Laser Specifications

Specifications:

Power (typical): 120 MW
Wavelength: 780 nm
Field of view: Variable
Length: 127 mm
Width: 29 mm
Power: 3v, CR123
Beam: Focusable beam

Applications:

Night time illumination
Surveillance
Wildlife observation
Snipers
Improving current
Night vision equipment

Starlight's High Powered Laser



Archer Night Vision Monocular Instruction Manual

Archer Night Vision Monocular Instruction Manual

Archer is a small, compact, high strength monocular that has been designed and manufactured solely in the United Kingdom. Archer can be used to fulfil a variety of roles such as surveillance, night observation, security and pest control. Archer comes with a standard fitting that will accept various lenses in 25mm, 50mm and 75m focal lengths.

When used as the day/night scope configuration, Archer is set up so that the cross hairs of the rifle scope are visible at night through the monocular. The monocular can then be detached and used as either a x1 or x2 viewing device. Foxes can be spotted at 200m using the Archer at x2. When vermin, such as a fox is spotted, Archer can be reattached to the fittings on the back of the rifle scope in 2-3 seconds and a shot can then be taken. Archer is, as far as we know, the only full bore compatible product that can be used as a viewing device and a night vision sight. The advantages of not swinging a heavy, loaded rifle and night sight around are obvious!

Archer Night Vision Monocular Instruction Manual

Getting started:


Attaching the Archer to the day scope:

Firstly, slide the plastic sleeve over the eyepiece of the dayscope. Then, using the compression ring, tighten the male part of the bayonet attachment system over the plastic sleeve. This will now permanently stay on the end of the day scope. Next, screw the female part of the bayonet attachment system onto the front of the Archer. Now by connecting the male and female parts, the Archer can be attached to the day scope and can be easily removed.

Turning on the Archer:


The Archer is easily turned on by turning the little black switch on the battery pack one click in a clockwise direction. This procedure is reversed to turn it off.

 

Archer Night Vision Monocular Instruction Manual


Making the cross hairs of the scope visible through the Archer:

Simply just undo the back diopter of the day scope until the cross hairs are in sharp focus.

Using the Archer purely as a monocular:

To use the Archer as a spotting device, simply turn on and use the Archer's focus to clarify the picture. If you want to change lenses, simply unscrew the female part of the bayonet attachment system, then unscrew the existing lens and replace it with a different one. This is basically the same as changing a camera lens. In circumstances where the light is quite bright, you may wish to close the lens' iris slightly and hence allow less light in. In order to do this, you need to turn the ring on the lens that is above the focus ring. Around the ring, there are numbers ranging from 1.3 to 16 and then c. 1.3 is the most open and 16 is almost closed. If it's on c, then the iris is closed. It is important to do this because if you allow toom uch light in, the tube will get damaged.

Using the IR laser:

The IR laser attaches to the top of the Archer very simplistically. Position the hole on the bottom of the IR so that it matches with the hole on the top of the Archer. Turn the cog on the IR to tighten together. Make sure that the end of the IR with the red and white dots on is facing the same way as the rubber eyepiece on the Archer. When the IR is turned off, there will be two white dots opposite each other. In order to switch it on, twist the bottom white dot so that it is opposite the red one. Please be very careful not to look into the laser beam beacuse it is not eye friendly. Once the IR is on, you can twist the front end of it to focus it. This allows you to have a wide beam or a very fine dot. Please bear in mind that you will only be able to see the IR at night time through night vision.

Archer Night Vision Monocular Instruction Manual

Cleaning and Maintenance:

Optics - if wet, dry with tissue or lint free cloth. If dust or sand is present, brush off with a soft brush. Do not wipe or scratching of coating or lenses will occur. Do not use chemical cleaners.

The Archer is water resistant but every effort must be made to keep the unit dry. Do not leave in sunlight. Batteries must be removed from unit when not in use.

 

 

 

 

XD-4 Image Intensifier Tube Performance Outline

Minimum XD-4 performance outline:

Sensitivity:

Signal to noise ratio at 108 µlx : 20
Luminous sensitivity, white light : 700µA/lm
Radiant sensitivity at 830nm : 60mA/W

Image quality:

Resolution : 60lp/mm
Modulation transfer function
2.5lp/mm : 90%
7.5lp/mm : 75%
15lp/mm : 60%
25lp/mm : 38%
30lp/mm : 28%
Halo Diameter : 1mm (max)
Blemishes: 9 (max)

General Characteristics (maximum):

Input current : 18mA
Luminous gain : 50000lm/lm
Screen luminance : 15cd/m²
Equivalent background illumination : 0.25µlx
Shock : >5000m/s²
MTTF, (Mil-Spec) : 10 000 hours (min)

 


NVS-10 Night Vision Goggles

Your NVS-10 Night Vision goggles are a modern Night Vision device, meant for a wide scope of purposes ranging from professional to amateur:

- night observation
- night hunting
- patrolling and guatding of objects
- rescue and search operations
- security providing
- technical provision of law services
- navigational safety of ships.

Image intensifier tubes of generation II, II+ or III operating on the principle of multiple increasing of image brightness within visible and near infrared spectrum of emanation and providing 300 - 600 m range of observation is used in the device.

Contents of package:

The NVS-10 night vision goggles are supplied in the following standard set of articles:

- The device with lwns of 26mmF/1.1
- lens cap
- rubber eyepiece guards
- operating manual
- case

Additional accessories (optional):

- optical piece for IR illuminator
- objective lens of 100mmF/1.5
- objective lens of 165mmF/2.0
- head mount to fix the goggles on the head.

Batteries insatllation:

The NVS-10 night vision goggles require two AA type batteries. Make sure they are in good condition. To provide the most prolonged time of continuous operation of the device (with one set of batteries) alkaline batteries are recommended.

Operation instructions:

1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Switch on the scope. Greenish luminescence is to appear on the screen (passive mode.)
3. Adjust interpupillary distance optimal for you.
4. To get a distinct picture, focus the device through rotating objectives and oculars.
5. If necessity arises to illuminate the object observed IR illuminator is to be activated by toiggle switch . With toggle switch one of three lighter positions (5, 25 or 75mW) can be set.
6. To provide a more effective reach of IR illuminator auxiliary optical piece is to be set to the IR illuminator.
7. To fix the NVS-10 night vision goggles on to the head, the head mount needs to be used. Adjust the straps until comfortable and secure. Move the scope along the conductor to select an optimal distance between it and your eyes. Once in this position, the goggles can be raised without moving your head.
8. Turn the switch to the off position and cover the lens with the cap after use.

Warning: Humidity may get inside the goggle whilst the lens is being replaced. This may lead to optical sweat. In such a case, the device must be dried up with the lens rempved. The operating device must not be pointed at any bright light sources. To prevent photo cathode fatigue, do not leave in the stationary position for more than 30 minutes. DO NOT FORGET TO TURN THE DEVICE OFF AFTER USE!

Storage and Maintenance:

Protect the NVS-10 night vision goggles from shocks and direct sunlight. Keep and carry the goggles in a closed goggle case with the lens safely covered by the cap. Store the goggles in a warm, dry, dark place with the batteries removed and away from any heating devices.

 

 

Kite Night Vision Instruction Manual

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The MAXIKITE Image Intensified Weaponsight is a compact light weight passive night vision device which may be used in a hand held surveillance role or mounted to a weapon and zeroed using its adjustable graticule.The MAXIKITE weaponsight is a combination of the fully proven and successful KITE (MK IV) weaponsight and an afocal lens assembly. MAXIKITE can be supplied as a complete weaponsight or an adaptor assembly to up-grade existing KITE weaponsight variants. If an up-grade to MAXIKITE is required, PPE recommend the conversion is performed by suitably qualified personnel in accordance with the unit maintenance instructions contained in this handbook.
The sight consists of four main assemblies, the marikite adaptor, the objective, the magnifier, and the mounting bracket. Industrial nylon has been used to mould the maxikite adaptor, objective and magnifier assembly housings.
The magnifier assembly contains the eyepiece optical elements, an illuminated aimpoint graticule, an image intensifier tube (IIT) and two 1.5 V batteries. The OFF/ON/GRAT switch, graticule brightness control and all associated wiring are also contained within the magnifier assembly.
The sight is supplied in a transit case which also contains a carrying pouch, lens cleaning cloth, batteries, user handbook, screwdriver, 'C spanner, objective clamp ring and objective clamp ring tool.
The mounting bracket assembly is constructed of aluminium and provides the mounting interface for use on sniper rifles, heavy machine guns and shoulder launched/crew served anti-tank weapons.
The MAXIKITE weaponsight sight has a x6 magnification and provides a high resolution image for effective observation and accurate weapon aiming at long range targets. In addition the sight has been designed for use with the AFV Crewmans Helmet, General Service MK IV Helmet, S6 Respirator, NEC Clothing and Military Spectacles.

Kite Night Vision Instruction Manual

GENERAL

The weaponsight is a sealed instrument and must not be tampered with or maintained in excess of the instructions contained in this handbook. User/Unit Maintenance is limited to cleaning, pressure testing and desiccation, and replacement of the maxikite adaptor, batteries, ND filter assembly, rubber eyeguard, carrying pouch, transit case, lens cleaning cloth, user handbook and screwdriver.

CLEANING

Dust on the optical surfaces should be removed with the cleaning materiel provided. If there is mud or grit on the ND filter, objective lens or eyelens, it should be first be removed with clean water. Dirt is removed using a moistened lens tissue, taking care not to trap abrasive matter between the tissue and the glass. Soap or a mild detergent may be used to remove greasy stains or smears. Do not use Petroleum Spirit or other solvents. Lightly polish the optical surfaces using clean dry lens tissue.

Kite Night Vision Instruction Manual

PRESSURE TESTING & DESICCATION

Pressure testing and desiccation of the weaponsight (assuming a controlled storage environment) is to be carried out at least once a year in all climates. In the absence of a controlled storage environment (no temperature or humidity controls), pressure testing and desiccation of the weaponsight is to be carried out at least twice a year in temperate climates and four times a year in tropical climates.
Individual red coloured desiccating (purging) screws, complete with bonded seals, are installed to the underside of the Objective Housing and to the base cover of the Magnifier Housing. Either one of these desiccating screws, complete with its bonded seal, may be temporarily removed to enable pressure testing and desiccation of the Kite MK IV weaponsight to be carried out. A single purging screw is provided to enable pressure testing an desiccation of the maxikite adaptor. The remaining two desiccating screw located at the interface end of the maxikite adaptor are provided to enable the air gap between the adaptor and weaponsight to be purged. Pressure testing is to be carried out using clean Dry Nitrogen (t MIL-N-6011 specification) and a Leak Detector Kit, NSN V7/6685-99-9e -5713 (or equivalent). The maximum permitted leak rate at an interni pressure of 2.5 lbf/in2 is 0.02 lbf/in2 in 10 minutes.Desiccation can be performed by flush purging or using a Dehydrate Desiccant, Electric, Series 3 MK. 3, NSN V7/4440-99-964-8511 (or equivalent)

NOTE


The weaponsight can be used as a standard KITE MK IV weaponsigt by using the objective clamp ring tool to install and fully tighten tb objective clamp ring, and installing the ND Filter Assembly which at provided as part of the cased store.Clean optical surfaces of maxikite adaptor and objective assembly using lens tissue moistened with Isopropyl Alcohol.Using 'C Spanner, install replacement maxikite adaptor (2) to objective assembly (3) and install MAXIKITE ND Filter assembly (1).

Kite Night Vision Instruction Manual

BATTERIES

Release the captive screw (7), open out the battery cap (8) and remove the batteries (6).
Insert two serviceable 1.5 volt batteries (6), with their positive ( + ) contacts forward, into the battery compartment (5).Close the battery cap (8) and secure using the captive screw (7).


ND FILTER ASSEMBLY


The ND filter assembly (1) is removed by manoeuvring the rubber strap from around the maxikite adaptor (2) and pulling away.


RUBBER EYEGUARD


The rubber eyeguard (10) is removed by carefully prising it out of the location recess in the eyepiece (9).

 

 

Night Vision Glossary for Tube Generations

GEN 0

World war II technology requiring an active infrared illuminating device which bathed the target in infrared light, the image was picked up by a detector which operates at this wavelength.

Night Vison Glossary for Tube Generations

GEN 1

The first passive system which operated from the natural light provided by the moon and stars, this system was developed around the early 60s, it offered excellent gain and good resolution. This was achieved by coupling Gen. 1 tubes in series to give a cascade effect, unfortunately this made the system big and heavy.

Night Vision Glossary for Tube Generations

GEN II

Late 60s development of the microchannel plate (MCP) amplifier provided the needed breakthrough for high gain and small size. Tri-alkali S-20 or improved multi-alkali S-25 photocathodes were used as photon detectors.
Second generation tubes and devices are much smaller and lighter than Gen. 1 devices and offer similar gain but with greater resolution than cascade devices and an even image throughout the field of view.

Night Vision Glossary for Tube Generations

GEN 2+ & SUPER GEN

Offered high internal voltages within the tube for greater light gain, also a glass face plate offered greater resolution. Further improvements were made to the multi-alkali photocathode and the lifetime of the tube was greatly enhanced.

Night Vision Glossary for Tube Generations

GEN III

A late 70s development which utilised gallium arsenide photocathodes with a much greater band sensitivity that stretched into the infrared spectrum of light, a region that is particularly prevalent on overcast nights. Consequently generation three devices outperform Gen. II devices on dark overcast nights when there is little ambient light available.

 

 

Kite

Kite is a compact light weight high performance night sight designed to meet a demanding military specification for night vision weapon sights. Kite was designed with highly advanced optics for optimum light transmission and is constructed of lightweight engineering polymers which give an overall weight of just over 1 kg. The Kite can be provided with either a fixed or adjustable eyepiece and either 2nd or 3rd generation image intensifier tubes. Kite is in service with the British Armed Forces and more than 40 overseas military and security organisations.

APPLICATIONS

Tactical support. Police. Military. Pest Control.

COMMENTS

Out of all the night scopes that we have tried or tested the Kite or any other product utilising this lens system always seems to outperform any other system using equivalent tubes. Even the standard gen. 2 unit gives absolutely phenomenal night time viewing.

 

 

 

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