Nocturn Industries Tanto Night Vision Monocular Housing


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Nocturn Industries Tanto Night Vision Monocular Housing $550.00$570.00

Nocturn Industries Tanto Monocular – *Housing Only*

Nocturn Industries latest offering is the Tanto Ultralight Adaptable Night Vision Monocular (UANVM).

The cornerstone of Nocturn’s adaptable series of night vision devices. This unit mounts via a standard PVS-14 J-arm mount. A unique feature of this monocular is its ability to be adapted to a proprietary powered articulating dual bridge mount called the TAB (Tanto Articulating Bridge) “Daisho” with minimal tools or extra parts. The innovative design allows users to transform their monoculars into an articulating binocular in seconds or go from a binocular back to a monocular to share with a partner. To transform into the binocular, simply remove the battery cap and battery, insert the bridge into the battery compartment, and tighten the rear clamp screws on the bridge, done. The bridge enables the use of a single battery for both tubes, has built in IP stops similar to the UANVB “Katana”, and other features when released.

*The Tanto Articulating Bridge will be released at a later date.

It is simple with a minimalist lightweight design. Push button on/off in the cap to reduce weight and reduce the footprint of the monocular. When assembled to the TAB “Daisho” bridge extra features are enabled such as articulation to the side for single or dual eye use. The articulating design also enables users to operate vehicles without limiting head space by eliminating the need to stow the unit upright or to tuck the pods against the helmet when stowed.

This unit is light weight without compromising strength. It is rugged and has been drop from the NATO 1.5 meter drop test standard onto concrete, as well as meets and exceeds MIL-STD-810G.

-Material: Polymer

-Tube type: 18mm MX-10160 style or MX11769 style with EGAC pigtail removed.

-Submersion and Dust Rating: IP68 equivalent


-8.76 OZ with standard optics and a battery

-7.76 OZ with RPO optics and a battery

-Power: CR123 onboard

-Runtime: 40+ hours

-Mount style: PVS-14 J-arm style mount

-Warranty: lifetime

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Black, FDE, ODG

1 review for Nocturn Industries Tanto Night Vision Monocular Housing

  1. Aries (verified owner)

    The Ceracoated housing is good for a 3.2oz weight reduction compared to a PVS-14 at the cost of the low battery warning, adjustable gain, built in IR illuminator, and use of AA batteries (uses CR123 batteries).

    DIY installation requires care and patience in getting the tube fully inserted and aligned and to avoid cross threading the tube retaining ring, rear lens assembly, and rear lens assembly jam nut ring. Some tedium should be expected in properly adjusting how far the rear lens assembly is tightened to assure full diopter focal range. Likewise, perfectly adjusting the infinity stop ring for the front lens will require trial and error. A clear night with visible stars is recommended, as dimmer stars focused to sharpness provide an excellent indicator for near perfect infinity and focal adjustment. Adjusting the rear diopter for your particular eyesight/prescription is the final step, and also easily accomplished with the help of some viewable stars.

    Even including the weight of a Princeton Tech IR light to restore an on-helmet IR light source, this housing is still the lightest monocular solution on the market.

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