Night Vision Device
A Night Vision Device or Night Vision Goggles is a common optical device used for both civilian and military roles. Also known as NVDs they can operate under a number of different principals but produce the same effect of allowing to see clearly in darkness. NVDs do have a number of disadvantages though: depth perception is reduced when looking through a NVD, and the ability to distinguish color requires attaching a sophisticated computer for interpretation, a feature normally not available for the average soldier or civilian.
Most every modern military issues NVD goggles to their soldiers, either attached to their helmet or worn as a headband, when night combat is expected. A Night Vision Scope is a common attachment for weapons, while special night-vision lenses can be attached to other devices such as Video Cameras.
- Item:Night Vision Goggles
- Equipment Ratings: D/A-C-B/A
- Cost: 220
- Affiliation: None
- Mass: 600g
- Power use: 0.1 Power Points per hour
- Classic BattleTech RPG, p. 149, "Night Vision Device"
- A Time of War, p. 304, "Optics - Table"