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Multi Use Monocular/ Mini-14 Gen3 PINNACLE Autogated Monocular


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The Multi Use Monocular is a fantastic combination of versatility, performance, and price. The MUM (also known as the MiNi-14) is also the lightest night vision monocular on the market. Developed as an alternative to the US Military issue AN/PVS-14, these units offer extreme operational performance and are waterproof down to 60 feet. The unique MUM system is powered by a single 3V CR123 battery, but can be fitted with an included adapter to run off a single standard AA. While not compatible with standard PVS14 accessories, the MUM system has its own compliment of gear that makes it adaptable to any mission requirement. These MUM units feature the incredible ITT Gen 3 PINNACLE image intensifier tube.

PINNACLE represents the latest and greatest night vision technology. Developed by ITT Technologies, it is the answer to the U.S. Military’s request for Gen4. This request was to eliminate the ion barrier film in the tube that limits the amount of light able to be gathered in the first place. The film is important, though because it also protects the sensitive Photocathode in the tube from the damage caused by positive ions striking it as the light photons are converted into electrons and multiplied. In essence, the film greatly extends the service life of the tube. The military’s request for Gen4 was to eliminate this film to allow the maximum amount of light in to the tube, giving it more light to amplify and resulting in a better, crisper image for the warfighter. The development cycle proved that by eliminating the film, the tubes were becoming damaged very quickly and could not sustain a desirable life. So, ITT’s scientists developed a thinner film than the original barrier used in Gen3 tubes. This new film is 10,000 times thinner than a human hair and allows noticeably more light transfer than the standard, thicker, Gen3 tubes. This new super-thin film technology, combined with an enhanced autogated power supply, improved hole size of the Microchannel Plate, a more sensitive Photocathode, and other advancements, represents ITT’s PINNACLE Technology and is the military specification for the newest Omni VII contract. Because it still uses a film, PINNACLE is Gen3.

PINNACLE gives the user unparalleled imaging and pushes Gen3 technology to the max. The user can operate in environments that, previously, would have been non-permissive to night vision because the system reduces the blooming and halo effects of bright light. The operator no longer needs to worry about getting bright lights blinding him or her or damaging the unit. Of course, this does not mean that the user can walk around in sunlight with his or her PVS-14, but they will not fry the tube if they make entry into a room and the bad guy flips on the light switch or shines a flashlight in their direction. PINNACLE really shines in lower-light situations where there is less contrast created by ambient light. Details not visible to standard Gen3 tubes can be better seen by PINNACLE units because they can gather more light to better resolve images. This makes PINNACLE units ideal for military and law enforcement units. The thinner film of PINNACLE tubes does have a single drawback: it is more prone to damage from higher recoil when weapon-mounted. Because it was designed to be primarily head-mounted (and weapon-mounted on the M4 carbine), PINNACLE tubes cannot stand up to the recoil of weapons chambered in 7.62 NATO and higher.

The MUM Gen 3 PINNACLE is the best MUM unit we offer.

Export of Night Vision Equipment or related accessories (such as manuals) is strictly regulated by the US Department of State in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is a major crime to ship or carry US manufactured night vision devices outside the borders of the United States, punishable by fines and prison sentences. Ignorance of these regulations will not hold up in court. By purchasing night vision equipment from Mockingbird Precision, you attest that you will not attempt to export or carry this night vision equipment outside the borders of the United States. Also, it illegal to allow a non-US Citizen to look through US Gen3 Night Vision Devices, even on US soil. Again, this is a crime punishable by fines and prison sentences.

Manufacturer:TNVC Dimensions:4.2″(L) x 2.0″(W) x 2.5″(H) Power:One (1) Lithium CR123 or AA Battery Battery Life:Approx. 40 Hours at Room Temp. Waterproof:66′ Warranty:2 Year Warranty Generation:Gen3 U.S. ITT PINNACLE Resolution:<64 lp/mm Typical Film:Thin-Film Gate:Auto Gain:Auto Magnification:1X FOV:40º Objective Lens:F/1.2 Ocular Lens:EFL 26mm Diopter:+6 to -4 Focus:10″ to Infinity INCLUDED:MILSPEC Head Gear, Extra Brow Pads, Weapon Mount, Helmet/ Head Mount Adapter J-Arm, Eye Cup, Soft Carrying Case, Shoulder Strap, Lens Tissue, Day Filter Cover, Sacrificial Window, Demist Shield, Operator’s Manual, Batteries, Battery Adapter

  • Model: MUM/ MINI-14 Gen3 PINNACLE
  • Manufactured by: Tactical Night Vision Company