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Old 10-15-2020, 07:16 AM
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The UFO thread reminded me of the great movie Close Encounters that my son has not seen since he was little so we re-watched last night. I had forgotten about the troop scenes around The Devils Tower.

Look at these attachments to the M-16’s. I believe these are some sort of night vision scope. Are these authentic or some sort of Hollywood prop?

Anyone ever used one of these?
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I’d guess movie prop. The gizmo looks like it’s either got a hyperbolic antenna or a rear view mirror mounted on top!
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Have not ever seen Close Encounters. The optic pictured may be night vision, but definitely really old school stuff. Sincerely. bruce.
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Holly Weird's version of the AN/PVS StarLight Scope.
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A goombahed mishmash of PVS-2 and PVS-4...as something else.
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Have not ever seen Close Encounters. The optic pictured may be night vision, but definitely really old school stuff. Sincerely. bruce.
Bruce you should watch, it is very good, PG-rated clean entertainment. The special effects hold up very well too.

I tried to research what the optic is before I asked here and none of the traditional guns of Hollywood sites seemed too know either!
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Close Encounters and the original Star Wars... that was a good year!

And that was a great scene... rounding up people who didn't believe in the fake disease outbreak the government was using to control the public... good thing it was only a movie!

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Ah, the good old days - long hair and mustaches, "tiger stripe" cammies and 1911s.

Not to mention LAWS rockets mounted atop the carry handles of M16s.
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Movie props to be sure.

I used the first gen PVS 2 on an M16A1 in VN, and while it was pretty big, it wasn't nearly as big as those creations. I ended up using several generations of night vision (scopes and goggles) and they just kept getting smaller and lighter as the technology matured.
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Looks a bit like that infra-red set up used on the M1 Carbines.
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Hittman—I found a picture of one of those online and you are correct. I think we had a thread on here about one too (I seem to recall one of our members bought one). The one in the second picture is similar/same to the M1 Carbine one. The first monstrosity I could not find anything on, but I assumed it was real (Assuming it would be easier to use a real product than create some fake prop. But I am obviously no Louis B Mayer or Steven Spielberg!).

I knew we have so many servicemen here that someone would know if it was fake or real.
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A friend of mine had one of those M1 Carbine set ups .... it was total and complete. A pretty rare item for sure.

Think there was also maybe a recent American Rifleman article on them too.
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