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TM 43-0001-13

TM 43-0001-13

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NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENTDATA SHEETS
TECHNICAL MANUAL
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
26 APRIL 1974
 
TM 43-0001-13
T
ECHNICAL
M
ANUAL
No. 43-0001–13HEADQUARTERSDEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYW
ASHINGTON
, DC, 26
 April 1974
NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT DATA SHEETS
Paragraph Page
S
I.INTRODUCTION
Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .3Organization of content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 3US Army type classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 3Currency of information and omitted data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4
II.EQUIPMENTS
AN/PAS-6( ) - - - - - -Metascope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10AN/PVS-1( ) - - - - - -Night Vision Sight, Individual Served Weapon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AN/PVS-2( ) - - - - - -Night Vision Sight, Individual Served Weapon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14AN/PVS-3,3A - - - - - -Night Vision Sight16AN/TVS-2( ) - - - - - -Night Vision Sight, Crew Served Weapon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AN/TVS-3 - - - - - - Searchlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20AN/TVS-4- - - - - - - Night Vision Sight, Tripod Mounted22AN/VSS-1()- - - - - - -. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Searchlight, Visible Light-Infrared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24AN/ASS-1( )- - - - - - - Searchlight, Visible Light-Infrared25AN/GSS-14( )- - - - - -Searchlight, Visible Light-Infrared25AN/GSS-18( ) - - - - - -Searchlight, Visible Light-Infrared25AN/MSS-3( )- - - - - - -Searchlight, Visible Light-Infrared25An/VSS-1( )/P- - - - -Searchlight, Visible Light-Infrared25AN/VSS-2( )- - - - - - -Searchlight Set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25AN/VSS-3, 3A- - Searchlight Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
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TM 43-0001-13
SECTION
I
INTRODUCTION
1. Scope
a.
This manual contains information and dataon US Army night vision equipment. Additionalpublications of this series will be listed in DAPam 310-4.
b.
DA Pam 310-7 lists modification work orders.
c.
Reporting of errors, omissions, and recom-mendations for improving this manual by theindividual user is encouraged. Reports should besubmitted on DA Form 2028 (RecommendedChanges to Publications and Blank Forms) andforwarded direct to Commander, US Army Elec-tronics Command, ATTN: AMSEL-MA-S, FortMonmouth, NJ 07703.
2. Purpose
This manual is intended primarily f-or use bypersonnel in US Army activities who are respon-sible for selecting (or recommending selection of)night vision equipment for application and use inall types of military missions in the field, andin design, development, procurement, maintenanceengineering, and other related activities. It is notintended to give complete design, technical data,operating, maintenance, and procurement infor-mation. It includes only the information that willenable personnel concerned to determine whichof the equipments listed (if any) will be mostlikely to meet the requirements of a mission.Details beyond the scope of this manual will befound in the applicable technical manual.
3. Organization of Content
a.
All data on any one equipment appears onone or more pages comprising a data sheet for thatequipment. The type designation appears in theupper outside corner of each page for that equip-ment. The data sheets themselves are arrangedthroughout this manual in this manual in alpha-numerical order according to type designationswhich are derived from a coded system of de-signators. Tables 1 and 2 explain these designationcodes which are in accordance with the JointElectronic Type Designation System.
b.
The contents page lists the type numbers of the data given in this manual. With each changepublished that adds or deletes one or more datasheets of the publication, new contents pages arepublished to reflect the added or deleted items.Users of the manual should be sure that all newcontents pages are inserted, as well as datasheets, and that superseded pages are removed.Users of this directory should also check thelatest edition of DA Pam 310-4.
4. US Army Type Classification
a.
The type classification of an equipment ishighly significant in the selection of an equip-ment for any mission and should be given ap-propriate consideration.
b.
The status (type classification) of items of equipment covered in this manual are definedbelow; however, this directory also includes itemswhich have not been assigned formal or officialtype classification, but which, nevertheless, mayhave been issued and are in current use.(1)
 Limited procurement 
(LP). An item of materiel required for testing or other special usewhere a specified small quantity will be procuredwithout further intent of additional procurementof this item under this classification. Each pro-curement under this classification will be separate-ly justified and authorized. Items designated forLP-type classification are those which initiallydo not qualify for adoption as Standard (STD)but which are required for one of the followingpurposes:
(a)
To meet urgent operational require-ments which cannot be satisfied by a standard
item.
(b)
To test specified quantities of materielprior to type classification standard.
(c)
To maintain low rate initial produc-tion for a special period of time.
(d)
To maintain an established produc-
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