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Vyper-14 C Chassis - Up-Armored PVS-14 Monocular Housing Upgrade

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SKU: D-VYP14-C-CTP
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MEANINGFUL PVS-14 HOUSING UPGRADE
The Chassis may look somewhat similar to a legacy PVS-14 housing, but that's where it ends. The Vyper-14's design improvements span the entirety of the chassis including the objective bore structure, objective bore threads, objective lens retaining ring, helmet and weapon mounting systems, gasket channel, battery compartment screw holes, IR illuminator and light sensor widow, multiple other interior and exterior surfaces, and the list goes on. The Vyper-14 C Chassis features all of the improvements of the Vyper-14 without the obverse hard shoe mounting point.

These meaningful improvements were all engineered to maintain physical mass while increasing chassis impact resistance, image tube stability, and sheer surface strength. This makes the Vyper-14 is a worthy upgrade for any PVS-14.

DECREASED SURFACE COMPROMISE RISK
The entire chassis is made of ultra-rugged fiberglass reinforced tried-and-true Ultem resin. This lightweight material is nearly indestructible which is why fiberglass reinforced Ultem is the go-to material for many military grade lasers and personal vision systems. The windows for the IR illuminator and light sensor have a decreased radius and are thicker than a legacy housing. This design does not effect the function of the electronics, but does dramatically increase the strength of the windows and surrounding housing.

IMAGE TUBE PROTECTION

The Vyper-14 integrates with virtually any image tube, interface hardware, or furniture design architecture making is a solid foundation for the most modular applications. These integrations significantly improve image tube protection and positioning coupled with the ability to modernize the system with accessories and high yield optical trains.

RUGGEDIZED JUNCTURES
All exterior corners of the Vyper-14 are filleted for additional support and the Vyper-14 is also twice as thick as a legacy PVS-14 housing where the thread relief meets the body. The improved exo-skeleton allows for enhanced optical augmentation, expanded environmental, operational protection, and life-cycle increase.

LOGISTICAL EASE IN MAINTENANCE
The Vyper-14 objective bore features a "Burk Ring" for easy removal of the objective lens which translates to added logistical ease in maintenance. The Burk Ring, named after the designer, is an external stop system that allows the objective lens housing to be changed without dissembling the entire monocular. To remove the objective lens assembly on a legacy PVS-14 system you have to remove the battery housing, eye piece assembly, tube retainer ring, light pipe, image tube, and close focus stop ring.



THREAD SURFACE INCREASE
Thread material from a cross-threaded tube retainer ring is one of the most common sources of debris between the eye piece and image intensifier on a legacy PVS-14. The thread surfaces on the Vyper-14 are uninterrupted and machined with more thread surface.
Comparing the Vyper to a legacy housing we immediately noticed 2 additional levels of threads for the objective lens assembly which provide better concentricity and lens stability while focusing objective lens. The increased thread surface/stability in the objective bore makes the Vyper-14 submersion tolerant and offers better optics support. The chassis is still 100% compatible with legacy optics.




  • INCREASED IMACT RESISTANCE
  • IMAGE TUBE AGNOSTIC
  • ADDED LOGISTICAL EASE IN MAINTENANCE
  • UPGRADE AND SCALABILITY
  • THICKER THAN LEGACY HOUSING
  • CUSTOM LEAK PROOF GASKET
  • RQE HARDWARE COMPATIBLE
  • 100% BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE

Vyper-14 Spec Sheet

Specific Mass: 44G/High Strength Ultem Resin
Surface Finish: Resin/Deracote