Longbow tube

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mark-taffy
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Longbow tube

Post by mark-taffy » 17 Apr 2018, 16:04

Hi
Am i right in thinking a longbow uses a non inverting tube 38mm in daimeter ? Were would it be a good place to buy a xd4 or xr5 pls.

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hairyyoda
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Re: Longbow tube

Post by hairyyoda » 17 Apr 2018, 19:44

Mark.
There was a new in it's wrapping Photonis XD 5 tube on Ebay.co.uk a few weeks ago somewhere around £2,200.00 i'sh ?
Although Lucie goggles do not come up for sale very often on the second hand market ? cheapest route would be to find a set of Lucies and harvest the tube and sell the remaining parts individually for spares etc.

Thanks T :thumbup:
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mark-taffy
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Re: Longbow tube

Post by mark-taffy » 17 Apr 2018, 20:00

Pretty sure the xr5 on the bay was inverting mate
Ta mark

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hairyyoda
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Re: Longbow tube

Post by hairyyoda » 17 Apr 2018, 20:11

Here you go Mark

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Photonis-XR5 ... 0009.m1982

and here are the details for a XD 5 tube >>>

Photonis XR5 37mm Autogating Image Intensifier tube.

Brand new unused condition still in box. Model XX2540BP. Will fit PVS-14 NVG

Complete with test sheet. This is an inverted tube. Perfectly clear image. No damaged/dead pixels.

These tubes can be fitted to your device at a competitive rate. Contact for details

P.S. Mark if you are sure that you need a non inverting tube then a XD 5 tube will be no good for you ?

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Re: Longbow tube

Post by sniper0161 » 17 Apr 2018, 22:59

I put a MX10130 non inverting tube in mine normally used in PVS 7 and it was a great bit of kit. Ed

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Re: Longbow tube

Post by mark-taffy » 18 Apr 2018, 07:04

Did u have to modify it ? Pvs7 have a tube daimeter of 43.1mm.
Cheers mark

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