S135 AN/PVS-27 Magnum Universal Night Sight

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S135 AN/PVS-27 Magnum Universal Night Sight AN/PVS-27

Model no: AN/PVS-27

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List Price $11,200.00


The AN/PVS-27 MUNS (Magnum Universal Night Sight) is a high-resolution Clip-On Night Vision Device that mounts to any MIL-STD-1913 rail interface forward of a riflescope. This gives the operator night vision capability from a standard day scope system. The PVS-27 utilizes a fully Mil-Spec Gen 3 PINNACLE Auo-Gated image intensifier tube, a fast f/1.0 catadioptric lens for a brighter and sharper image in starlight, and patented permanent boresight alignment technology. The S135 AN/PVS-27 Magnum Universal Night Sight is installed, operated, and removed without tools and without affecting boresight (permanent boresight alignment). The PVS-27 can be mounted in front of a spotting scope for long range reconnaissance, hand held as a night observation device, or placed in front of a riflescope for sniper applications. The UNS is optimized for medium and long-range sniper weapons, rifles, and machine guns including the Mk11, Mk12, M-16A4, SCAR-H, M240, and M-24. It is rated for calibers up to and including .50 BMG.

The AN/PVS-27 utilizes the latest ITT Gen 3 PINNACLE technology giving the operator an extremely robust system suited to any environment. The cast housing will stand up to the elements rain or shine and protects the unit from abuse found in the field. FLIR’s patented Shock Mitigation System is specially designed to protect PINNACLE tubes from damage under heavy recoil. PINNACLE tubes are usually not intended for high caliber weapons, but they are perfectly secure with the AN/PVS-27.

All Units Include: Soft Carry Case, AA Batteries (2), Operators Manual, Lens Paper, Weaver Rail Mount, Flip Up Lens Cap, and Light Shroud.

S135 AN/PVS-27 Magnum Universal Night Sight Description

From Night Vision Depot about S135 / PVS-27 Magnum Night Vision Clipon

The S135 Magnum Universal Night Sight™ AN/PVS-27 is an incredibly powerful night vision weaponsight with an impressive magnification. Big brother to the AN/PVS-22, the AN/PVS-27 Magnum Universal Night Sight can be mounted in front of any boresighted daytime scope with magnification ranging from one to twenty power.

The MUNS™ does not require any boresighting and once mounted the daysight provides the aiming point. The MUNS™ maintains boresight despite normal misalignments due to mount position errors and does not alter the sighting centerline (parallax is unchanged from dayscope). The MUNS™ also contains no beam splitter or folded optics to go out of alignment.

The MUNS™ is revolutionary when used with a high magnification fixed or variable power dayscope. The magnification is provided by the dayscope, which typically has much smaller optics than those associated with normal 4X or 6X night vision weaponsights. This means there is no loss in system gain or typical f/number loss associated with large optics. Variable magnification dayscopes can actually zoom in (up to 20X) and still retain the same gain with only a slight loss in resolution.

Optimized for medium and long-range sniper weapons including the SR-25/MK11, XM107, .338 Lapua, .308 M24, Chandler & 300 Win Mag. Effective on all weapons from carbines to .50 caliber semi-automatic and bolt action sniper rifles. The MUNS™ includes OSTI's proprietary Shock Mitigation System TM, allowing the unit to be used on weapons up to and including .50 caliber bolt-action rifles. The MUNS™ is manufactured with the highest quality MIL SPEC Gen III Pinnacle, American Made Image Intensifiers.

Gen 3P Night Vision

 Please note that most high end night vision 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.

Our Night Vision units with the 3P designation use ITT Pinnacle™ Image Intensifier tubes. The industry leading ITT Pinnacle™ image tubes utilize a gated power supply providing truly outstanding performance in high-light or light-polluted areas, such as urban environments. The Pinnacle™ tube with gated power supply minimizes any “halo” effects. “Halo” is often associated with using night vision devices in an urban area where random street lights are often an issue with early Generation Night Vision devices. Night Vision units with Pinnacle™ tubes have a resolution of 57-64lp/mm and a typical signal to noise ratio between 16.2 and 25 . All Night Vision devices utilizing Pinnacle™ Image Intensifier tubes come with ITT data record sheet. Units with Pinnacle™ tubes are not available for export. A signed export compliance and end use statement is required prior to shipping of these units.  As with all night vision tubes, each one coming off the production best has different parameters.  We can help you with picking the parameters which will fit your needs and the price of the device will depend on the quality of the tube you select.

3P Gen. ITT Pinnacle™ IIT Features:

• Photo Cathode type: Gallium Arsenide
• Resolution from 57 to 64 lp/mm
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 16.2-25 
• 10,000-hour tube life

* Pinnacle is a registered trademark of ITT Night Vision

Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for S135 AN/PVS-27 Magnum Universal Night Sight:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like S135 AN/PVS-27 Magnum Universal Night Sight 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

System Characteristics 

Magnification Unity
Optimum Dayscope Magnification 3x to 20x
Focus Range 15m to Infinity
Field of View 10°
Image Intensifier Gain 1,000 – 75,000


Boresight Characteristics (References I2 & IR Channels) 

Accuracy Factory aligned to ½ MOA or better
Adjustments None
Repeatability Within ½ MOA

Physical Characteristics 
Shock Mitigation System™ (SMS™) 

Operating Temp -30° to +60°C
Submersion 33 ft
Interface (to MIL-STD-1913) LaRue adjustable double locking lever mount


Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries

Dimensions, Weight & Mounting 

Interface (to MIL-STD-1913) Single locking lever
Length 8.7”
Weight (w/o batteries) 50 oz
Max Height Above Rail 3.75”


Command and Control On/Off/Gain, Focus


Resolution (Minimum) 4.2 cy/mr
Resolution (Typical) 5.0 cy/mr

Facial ID Ranges 

Starlight, Low Contrast 100 m
Starlight, Optimum Contrast 140 m
1/4 Moonlight, Low Contrast 140 m
1/4 Moonlight, Optimum Contrast 180 m

Man Detection Ranges 

Starlight, Low Contrast 970 m
Starlight, Optimum Contrast 1350 m
1/4 Moonlight, Low Contrast 1380 m
1/4 Moonlight, Optimum Contrast 1730 m

Optical Characteristics 

Objective Lens Focal Length 91 mm
Objective Lens f/Number f/1.0
Output Optic Exit Pupil Diameter 40 mm

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  • From SG at 11/5/15 10:30 AM

    • Q: Do you have 3 units?
      If yes, how soon can you deliver?

    • A: Hi SG. We will get back to you tomorrow morning Pacific Time with the definitive answer. Where would you need these shipped?

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