AN/PVS-17 Night Vision Scope
The AN/PVS-17 is an image intensifying night vision sight that has replaced the AN/PVS-4. The PVS-17 is based around a 3rd generation image intensifier tube.
Weighing in at less than 2lbs, the AN/PVS-17 is a lightweight scope in use with US Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the United States Marine Corps. The sight can be submerged below water to a depth of 66 feet.
The scope comes in 2 flavors. The AN/PVS17b uses a 2.25x magnification while the AN/PVS-17C uses a 4.5x magnification.
The AN/PVS-17 can be mounted on any Mil-std 1913 rail, and can be used with a variety of weapons. Typically, the AN/PVS-17b is used with weapons such as such as the M4 Carbine or the M16 while the PVS-17C is mounted on support weapons such as M249 and M240 machine guns.