Does anyone here know the price range of Night Vision Goggles?... Please n Thank You :)
1) Where are you located? 2) Google has this neat function called searching. Often you can type in "buy night vision goggles" and it will give you many stores with various prices - often in your general location.
Anyway, now that I'm done being a smartass, here:
You can buy some AN/PVS-7s from Cabela's for about $2,500-3,000. Along with PVS-14s, 7s are the standard USMC/Army issue NODs. Anything cheaper and you're going to need an IR light to aid in illumination.
Or you can just send the money to me, and I'll ship you the set of -7Bs I have in my closet. ;)
And before you think that's bad, ask how much AN/PAS-13s cost. Those are the thermal sights that you mount on a rifle or machine gun.
EO Violation;5175755And before you think that's bad, ask how much AN/PAS-13s cost. Those are the thermal sights that you mount on a rifle or machine gun.
You've inspired my curiosity, do tell! ^_^
Zamamee;5175769You've inspired my curiosity, do tell! ^_^
That's not a thermal sight.
The -13 is a pretty damn cool sight. But it's nothing like what you see in COD:MW2. First of all, like all thermal sights, it can't see through glass. Even the sights on the Abrams and Bradley can't, it's because of how much glass absorbs cold and hot climates. You also can't see details like individual leaves on a tree. Hell, if you want a pretty good example of what thermals look like, then check out Operation Flashpoint 2. Except the reticule in those sights look like a TA-01 ACOG.
They can be calibrated to any weapon the military uses. M4, M14, M16, 249, 240, or 50 cal.
You have three versions of the PAS-13. The (V)C is what you'd mount to an M4, 249, or M240B. The -13Bs are larger, have a greater zoom and field of view, and are obviously heavier. You can mount them to an M4, but they're mainly for medium machine guns like the 240, and sniper rifles. The PAS-13A is the largest one, with the most zoom and the widest field of view. Really you'll only ever see them on the M2 .50 cal.
The A, B, and C, in that order from top to bottom.
The large eye cup is designed so that you have to push into it with your eye to actually see the sight. So that the screen isn't illuminating your face at night, giving you away and screwing with your natural night vision.
The Charlies are about $75k. Not sure how much Bravos are. Alphas are over $110k, IIRC. And no, they are not available to the civilian market.
And you don't want to know how much the LRAS3 costs. ;)
I didn't make it!
$75,000 for a piece of equipment that small? Hmm, maybe I should go into weapons engineering (or whatever they call it), and get rich...
EO Violation;5177563And you don't want to know how much the LRAS3 costs. ;)
First, I'd like to know what an LRAS3 is, and then how much it costs. ^_^
Zamamee;5178232First, I'd like to know what an LRAS3 is, and then how much it costs. ^_^
Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System. It's a large green box that has a massively powerful thermal camera, laser designator, and built in GPS. You mount them mostly onto a Stryker Recon Variant or HMMWV when you're sitting on an observation post.
We also have them along the DMZ in Korea. I know a guy who swears he saw two North Koreans getting freaky with one of those things.
They're $250,000 a pop.
Fancy. Also, YouTube tag fail.