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September 14, 2005, 04:19 PM
Who here uses gen-4 or gen-3. How does it compare to gen1?

Capt. Charlie
September 14, 2005, 08:38 PM
Light years above Gen. 1, but you'd better be independently wealthy if you're thinking about buying one (gen. 3).

September 15, 2005, 09:05 AM
I'm actually thinking about putting down a good wad of cash for some top of the line nightvision. To those who have actually used a gen4, how much better is it then gen 3? I am hearing rumors of a "gen-5" which is a gen4 with a thermal imaging option. How far is that around the corner?

At the price I am paying I am approaching the priceline of thermal imaging. Are there any thermal imagers with a headmount that can display in B/W and also in spectrum?

Suppose I do go with gen 4, the question is should I go with PVS7 bi-ocular goggle or PVS14 monocular? Anyone know the trend of military tests? I heard a rumor higher ups are gradually phasing out the goggle and switching to monocular for better adaption to night sight as well as increased FOV during CQB.

September 15, 2005, 02:41 PM
Cannot speak to gen4, but the difference between gen1 and gen3 is like night and day, literally.