Gear: AN-PVS-7D



Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: Night Vision
Average Rating:
(26 Votes)

The PVS-7D is featherweight and mounts very comfortably on your head. The light weight significantly reduces operator fatigue compared to older heavier foreign models. Image resolution is superb. The gen. 3 night vision tube installed in the AN/PVS-7D offers crystal clear super bright viewing. Auto gain control keeps you at the right level regardless of light sources in the field of view. The unit comes with a built in IR illuminator for map reading or close up work in zero ambient light situations

Member Reviews

  • Eod_max30
    EOD300, Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:28:48 UTC.
    1st review

    Great gear.

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  • Georgepic001hs0
    gpmoraitis, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 18:52:26 UTC.

    The AN/PVS-7 represents the state of the art in night vision goggles. Initially, it will augment the AN/PVS-5 NVG, and over time, it will replace the AN/PVS-5. The Marine Corps is interested in procuring a clip-on Night Vision Magnification Device (NVMD) to satisfy the need to see targets at the maximum effective range of its weapons.
    The AN/PVS-7B is a single-tube night vision goggle, Generation III image intensifier which uses prisms and lenses to provide the user with simulated binocular vision. The Marine Corps is acquiring the AN/PVS-7B, a model which incorporates a high light level protection circuit in a passive, self-contained image intensifier device which amplifies existing ambient light to provide the operator a means of conducting night operations. A shipping case, soft carrying case, eyepiece and objective lens cap, and filter are ancillary items. A demist shield is also provided to prevent fogging of eyepiece.
    The AN/PVS-7D is a lightweight, high performance passive third generation image intensifier system. The goggle assembly is a head mounted self-contained night vision system containing one binocular unit consisting of an objective lens assembly, an image intensifier tube, a housing assembly, and a binocular eyepiece assembly. The housing is mounted to a face mask assembly which is held by head straps to the user's head. The assembly incorporates an infrared (IR) light source which provides illumination, to permit close-in-viewing. Fielding is five per infantry squad/battalion and 75 per Infantry company. The AN/PVS-7D is a single tube Image Intensifier systems which replace the earlier AN/PVS-5 binocular second generation image intensifier goggle. All AN/PVS-7D systems are presently being delivered with third generation tubes (MX-10130A).
    Awesome gear!!

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    rghstkcwby, Mon, 21 Apr 2008 06:05:06 UTC.

    never liked them in the Army...dont take a beatin to well and pic can get really fuzzy

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    Taffy, Wed, 23 Apr 2008 01:14:02 UTC.

    THere are some bugs to work out, but this works well in every enviornment, and it does what it is supposed to do. A little combersome and it's a pain to clip onto the rack on my hard hat, but I that is small stuff that can be overcome.

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  • Me__mr
    cgingo, Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:25:02 UTC.

    Worked with these in the military. They were great for our law enforcement folks and dignitary protection detail. Wouldn't have been without them They've come a long way in a short time.

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    leonardo, Sat, 03 May 2008 04:10:47 UTC.

    Basically, I want to have one. The description of the product seems to be the best and very useful specially in low visibiilty/night police operations.

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    rerjavac, Mon, 05 May 2008 05:01:09 UTC.

    gr8 product but can be damaged easy

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    Wolvarine, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 21:46:45 UTC.

    Awesome Gear!

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  • Pimp1_max30
    dhusmc, Mon, 07 Jul 2008 15:15:43 UTC.

    I must say that this bad boy never let me down while I was state side or in the Sand box!! it is easy to use and easy to keep clean.

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    shakedown, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:21:23 UTC.

    Only bad thing is the price for gen 3

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    animal1, Fri, 01 Aug 2008 21:03:29 UTC.

    Great quality

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    Foxtwozero, Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:08:38 UTC.

    The PVS-7 are great. Aside from being useful in every day (night) situations such as securing the perimeter during a weapons cache find or engaging the SGC in a fire fight they are also a lot of fun.

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    cgbigdaddy, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:27:59 UTC.

    Used this product since 03-2008.Love it.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:35:44 UTC.

    Tried one on before, amazing capabilities.

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  • State_seal_max30
    AFT74, Wed, 12 Nov 2008 23:03:35 UTC.

    Great night vision very clear and light wieght.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 08 Dec 2008 00:48:55 UTC.

    These are ancient....we use PVS14s now, which is a monocular night optic. However, it would be nice if most agencies would TRY to acquire some pvs7s from the DoD.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:31:08 UTC.


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    rainmaker, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:38:21 UTC. can have these upgraded totally.

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    Big_Spence, Fri, 20 Feb 2009 01:21:48 UTC.

    I recommend AN/PVS14 or AN/PVS17D- these things are old timers.

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    nmdunez, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 22:21:11 UTC.

    Used these in the Marine Corps and now in the Border Patrol. They can get beat up but I have never seen anybody take it easy on them. Battery life has always been pretty good. Seems like a pretty damned good product.

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    Bulldog136, Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:03:31 UTC.

    Great equipment, prefer the newer PVS-14s

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    bth1208, Sat, 04 Jul 2009 02:03:26 UTC.

    i prefer the monocular version though. The pvs-14s can be mounted on rifles too!

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    Rocky_Racoon, Mon, 13 Sep 2010 02:58:10 UTC.

    Great for night fire as long as you have a PEQ-2 or PEQ-4 attached and zeroed to your rifle. Just aim that IR beam at your target and good-bye. I guess people take stuff like this for granted like i-Phones (which are the downfall off society). You have to be put in a tough pickle to appreciate this mastered piece of gear despite the nit-picking.

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  • shadow_officer, Sat, 25 Sep 2010 05:07:08 UTC.

    love these, but alittle heavy

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  • 100_4340_max30
    Tengri, Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:12:09 UTC.

    Pretty straight forward to use and easy to get used to, it feels a bit bulky at first but if you're driving or doing any sort of movement this feels a lot more comfortable and easy to use then a single eye NVG. Bring batteries and you should be fine with any situation.

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    medic75, Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:21:47 UTC.

    Better than nothing but horrible depth perception.

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