Let’s travel back in night vision time….
The guys over at ACTinBlack currently started let’s call it a “mini series” at their Facebook page about Night Vision and the history behind it. Pretty interesting if you’re into this topic I would say. Read the opener below and if you want to gather more facts, head over and read the other parts which has been released so far. Knowledge bombs are being dropped here from by pros in the Nods business.
Night Vision History, let’s dive into it…
Night Vision Devices have been in use for almost more than 80 years now. With its initial debut in WWII. Back then, the devices where heavy and bulky, most often only rifle mounted. These units consisted of a simple imaging tube, which didn’t amplify any light, it only converted it.
Being able to pick up light in the invisible IR light spectrum a power consuming infrared light source was always necessary for it to be of any advantage over the enemy. This only worked as long as the enemy didn’t have any night vision. Otherwise, a so called active night vision system (any NVD using an additional light source, most often IR) would completely defeat its purpose to operate undetected at night.