FLIR BREACH PTQ136 Tactical Multifunctional Thermal Monocular

Model no: TAB176WN8Q14001
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Not exportable outside of the USA. See Export Policy


Not exportable outside of the USA. See Export Policy

FLIR BREACH PTQ136 Tactical Multifunctional Thermal Monocular

  • FLIR Boson Core
  • 7 Palettes
  • Onboard Recording
  • Minirail System
  • 7.4 Oz - super compact
  • Designed with Police and Security use in mind.

Included Accessories for FLIR Breach thermal monocular:

  • FLIR Breach PTQ136 320 x 256 Thermal Monocular (60 Hz, Matte Black)
  • CR-123A Battery
  • Hard Case
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty on Monocular
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty on Thermal Sensor

FLIR BREACH PTQ136 Tactical Multifunctional Thermal Monocular description

FLIR BREACH PTQ136 Tactical Multifunctional Thermal Monocular

Built for the rigors of law enforcement, the FLIR Breach PTQ136 spots the heat of suspects and objects in total darkness. Featuring the new FLIR Boson core and a compact design, the FLIR Breach offers unmatched tactical awareness. Weighing only 7.4 ounces (210 grams), the FLIR Breach can be concealed in a pocket or mounted to a helmet with its mini-rail feature, while adding minimal weight to officers’ heavy gear. Additional features include onboard recording and seven palettes for fast detection of suspects or evidence, day or night.

Feedback on FLIR Breach from the Tactical Rifleman:

"Here, at Tactical Rifleman, we are all about showing you how the military “Shoots, Moves, and Communicates.” A big part of shooting and moving in the dark is being able to see. As most of our combat ops are done at night, it only makes sense for us to practice at night, using the best NVDs that the taxpayers can buy. That said, whether you are military, law enforcement, or civilian; there are certains guidelines that apply. Match the optic to the mission Thermals are NOT always better than standard IR Always get the BEST tube you or your unit can afford Batteries, batteries, batteries On this flavor, we are going to continue our series of videos about different night vision gear, including GEN-III & Thermal, and both helmet & weapon mounted versions. This third video is about the small Breach Thermal that I keep in a pouch on my War Belt. That’s right, this puppy is small enough that I carry it around on my war belt, out at the range, every day. The pouch sits on my right hip between my Leatherman and my Med Kit. It’s a sweet little thermal monocular, sized smaller than the old PVS-14s, and it’s a thermal!!!.. Yes, Thermals have disadvantages. However, I prefer to keep a little Thermal monocular handy for a number of cool reasons: It takes up very little space (same size as a flashlight) I can use it handheld or weapon mounted or even helmet mounted It can record hours of video internally, and/or take hundreds of still photos. Unlike GEN-III NVDs, I can film with this during the day It only covers one eye, allowing the other eye to respond naturally to surrounding light. It can be used for spotting day or night."

Some of the key features of this awesome FLIR BREACH PTQ136 tactical thermal monocular include:

  • 320 x 256 FLIR Boson core VOx microbolometer
  • Long-wave infrared sensitivity range: 7.5 - 13.5µm
  • Lens system: 9.1mm, f/1.04
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • 1x optical magnification
  • 1-4x digital zoom
  • 24 x 19° wide field of view
  • +5 to -5 diopter adjustment range
  • 0.82' close focus distance
  • 16mm eye relief
  • 1280 x 960 Quad-VGA FLCO high-definition display
  • FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
  • White Hot, Black Hot, Rainbow HC, Ironbow, Sepia, Artic, and Outdoor Alert image palettes
  • Internal memory can store up to 1000 images or 2.5 hours of video
  • Digital video output 
  • Less than 1.5-second wake-up time
  • Digital compass and inclinometer
  • Compatible with select FLIR mounting adapters 
  • Lightweight
  • Winged rubber eyecup
  • Tethered battery cap
  • Mounting point for headgear and firearms
  • Compact and ergonomic body
  • Accommodates one CR-123A battery

Thermal Imaging

Please note that most thermal devices are built per order.  It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship.  If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering. 

Thermal devices can produce various types of images.  Some are color others are monochrome.  In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.

color thermal image thermal bw image

Here is how thermal imaging devices work...

A special lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.

The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.

The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.

The impulses are sent to a signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.

The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the elements creates the image.

There are a few key Manufacturers when it comes to thermal imaging.  

ATN: produce such well knows devies as ThOR-HD thermal scope, BINOX-THD thermal binoculars, and OTS-HD thermal monocular.  

FLIR/Armasight: the largest maker of consumer level thermal products is well knows for their full product line.  Zeus thermal scopes, Q14 and Scout monoculars, Helios and Scout binoculars and many more.

Pulsar: a very popular brand for digital night vision and thermal imaging.  Key products include Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes and Pulsar Helion and Quantum thermal monoculars.

Seek: mobile device mounted thermal cameras are the main products of this brand.

Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for FLIR BREACH PTQ136 Tactical Multifunctional Thermal Monocular:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like FLIR BREACH PTQ136 Tactical Multifunctional Thermal Monocular assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:

  • Order processing - we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
  • QC - in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
  • Production & Assembly - during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
  • QA - one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
  • Packaging - this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
  • Shipping - as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.

Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice.  It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.

Technical Specifications

GeneralFLIR Breach PTQ136
Detector Type 320 x 256 VOx Microbolometer
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Start Up <1.5 seconds
Image Processing FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement™
Lens system 9.1 mm; F/1.04
Optical magnification
Field of View (H x V) 24° × 19°
Digital e-Zoom 1× - 4× continuous
Diopter Adjustment Range -5 to +5 dpt
Focusing Range 0.25 m to infinity
Eye Relief 16 mm
Display Quad-VGA (1280 x 960) FLCOS
Video Output Digital Video
Internal memory Up to 1,000 images and 2.5 hours of video on internal memory
Temperature Imaging Modes
(Image Palettes)
White Hot, Black Hot, Rainbow HC, Ironbow, Sepia, Artic, Outdoor Alert
User Interface
Control Panel Buttons Configures Operational Settings:
  • Unit On/ Off
  • Display Brightness Control
  • Image Palette Control
  • Digital Zoom Control
  • On-Screen Menu Navigation
  • NUC
Diopter Adjustment Ring Adjusts the Eyepiece Diopter
USB-C Connector Power In; Video out; Video and image files transfer
Battery Type One CR123A 3V Lithium battery
Battery Life (Operating) Up to 90 minutes at 20°C
USB Power 5 VDC
Operating Temperature Range -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to +60°C (-40°F to +140°F)
Weight 210 g (0.46 lbs)
Size 139 × 70 × 49 mm (5.5 × 2.7 × 1.9 in)
Color (housing) Black
Country of Origin USA
Package Includes
Thermal Monocular, CR123A Battery, Lens Cloth, Hard Case
Optional Accessories
ANHG000001 – Goggle Kit #1
ANHM000002 – Helmet Mount #3 (MICH/PASGT)
ANHM000170 – Helmet Mount #170 (Shroud)
ANHG000002 – Swing Arm #37 - Mini Rail Adapter to Bayonet Mount
ANHM000172 – Swing Arm #172 - Mini Rail to Dovetail Adapter

Questions on FLIR BREACH PTQ136 Tactical Multifunctional Thermal Monocular

From on

Q: Hi, Can this be used as a weapon mounted clip on? If not can you recommend something that is a similar form factor and price that can be used as a clip on? Thanks!

A: Hi John. FLIR Breach is designed as a handheld or head-mount monocular. It is not designed for weapon mounting. There are a few clip-on options on the market. can you tell us what type of day scope you would be using and what type of rifle so we can make our recommendations?

From on

Q: Hi! Is this scope waterproof and if so, can you dive with it and to what depth is it specified for? Best regards// Vic

A: Hi Victor. FLIr Breach is rated IP67. This means the following: It is 100% protected against solid objects like dust and sand, and it has been tested to work for at least 30 minutes while under 15cm to 1m of water.

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