This manual covers the MNVD night vision monocular and all applicable components. It is recommended that you read and understand this manual to optimize the monocular operation.
FLIRT MNVD-51 Night Vision Monocular is a hand-held, head-mounted, helmet-mounted, or weapon-mounted night vision system that enables mobility, driving, weapon firing, short-range surveillance, map reading, vehicle maintenance and administering first aid during operation in both moonlight and starlight. The MNVD uses advanced, multi-coated optics and a tough, compact, and ergonomic composite housing. FLIR MNVD-51 can be used as a goggle system, or stowed out of the way without removing.
Operating with a single On/Off/Gain Control knob and utilizes features like a flip-up turn off function, when used in conjunction with a head or helmet mount. There is also an integral infrared illuminator for reading a map and short distance observation.
- Manual system gain and focus adjustments for custom image quality optimization
- Integrated infrared (IR) illuminator with two switchable power levels
- Head, helmet, or weapon-mountable
- Automatic shut-off system
- Automatic turn off feature with flip-up head/ helmet mount
- Low-battery, bright light cutoff, and IR indicators in eyepiece
- Self-contained system operating on a single AA or CR123 battery
- Compact and lightweight, rugged construction
- Compatibility with most weapons, IR laser aiming/ illuminating devices, reflex sights, and scopes
- Limited 2-year warrant
1.4 REGISTER YOUR FLIR MNVD-51 Night Vision Monocular
1.5 IMAGE INTENSIFIED NIGHT VISION VERSUS INFRARED THERMAL VISION
Image Intensification “I2” works by collecting tiny amounts of light, including the lower portion of the infrared light spectrum, that are present but may be imperceptible to our eyes, and amplifying it to the point that we can easily observe the image. Thermal imaging technology operates by capturing the upper portion of the infrared light spectrum, which is emitted as heat by objects instead of simply reflected as light. Hotter objects, such as warm bodies, emit more of this light than cooler objects, like trees or buildings. The thermal vision device makes images from heat, not light, a feat impossible for the naked eye or image intensified (I2) night vision devices. This allows you to see clearly without any visible light. People, animals, and objects all generate or reflect heat, and are clearly seen by the thermal vision device, in even the most adverse conditions. Thermal is best used to detect the desired object. It is the best 24-hour imaging option. Night vision devices provide a more natural image, wider field of view (FOV), wider operating temperature, and longer battery life.
I2 IMAGE IN NEAR TOTAL DARKNESS