The GPNVG-18 was made famous for their use by Navy Seal Team Six, as depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty and the novel, No Easy Day, recounts of the raid that put an end to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. The revolutionary design provides a greater field of view then single and dual tube night vision devices by having 4 intensifier tubes and objective lenses arranged in a panoramic configuration. Although, the Lancer Tactical GPNVG-18 is a replica and non-functioning it will certainly bring your Navy Seal load out to the new level. Includes dovetail adapter, external battery pack, and cable.
Airsoft distinguishes itself from other similar sports, such as paintball, laser tag, etc. by having guns that look realistic. It stands to reason that most players want their accompanying gear and equipment to look realistic. Also, being a sport built around honor and not relying on paint to mark hits enables players to have nice uniforms and gear that will not get irrevocably damaged during regular game play.
As a result, mil-sim (military simulation) has become a large part of the airsoft community. Not only is game play designed to simulate military operations but the player’s appearance also replicates the military. Items that are not strictly necessary to play a game of airsoft, such as GPS devices, flex cuffs, chem lights, medical equipment, mil-spec optics, etc, provide an added level of realism. This also gives rise to replicas of items that the general public could not readily afford or legally acquire, such as Night Vision Goggles.
For example, we recently received a replica of the GPNVG-18 by Lancer Tactical. The real GPNVG-18 increased the FOV (Field Of View) from the 40 degrees of legacy night vision binocular systems to 95 degrees. For anyone familiar with night vision you can understand what a revelation this is. Given their level of sophistication and performance specifications their sale is regulated by the government and their price could easily be the equivalent of a new car.
Although information regarding the GPNVG-18 was available to the public as early as 2011 it was not until the next year that it gained wide spread attention, when its use was connected to U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DevGru), widely known as SEAL Team Six. No Easy Day, a military memoir by Mark Owen, a personal account of the raid that lead to the killing of Osama Bin Laden, featured pictures of the GPNVG-18 among their equipment. Later that same year, the GPNVG-18 was depicted in use by Navy SEAL Team Six in the movie Zero Dark Thirty.
The Lancer Tactical GPNVG-18 is a replica and does not function but it will bring your Navy SEAL kit to a new level.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 31 May, 2013.
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