This NVG mounting system allows the mount to "break away" from the base under a stressed condition, such as when prompted by interference during fast roping, maritime operations, hard impact or when entering or exiting mobility platforms. Without the Wilcox breakaway feature, the potential for induced neck injury and NVG breakage are increased. The Wilcox L4 G22 NVG Mounting Systems Product Line is featured with a wide range of adjustments to customize the position of the Night Vision Goggle for proper eye position, and provide a maximum low profile position to the helmet.
The G22 is a variant of the the famous Wilcox G24 helmet mount. The G22 has 1/3 of an inch of additional horizontal travel than the G24. This added length enables users wearing protective or corrective eye-wear and gas masks to be more comfortable. It also makes wearing the IR Defense IR Patrol M250 and IR Patrol M300W possible due to the longer length of the thermal housing.
This NVG Mounting System is unique that it provides two modes of operation.
The first mode allows the mount to “break away” from the base under a stressed condition such as getting snagged during fast roping or hitting a hard object when entering or exiting a vehicle or building. With this breakaway feature serious neck injuries and equipment damage can be minimized or avoided.
The second mode allows the Universal NVG Mount to securely lock the mount to the base.
Wilcox Industries L4 G22 NVG Mount
Dimensions (Operational) 3.98” L x 2.60” W x 2.40” H
Weight (G22 Mount Only) .36 lb (5.76 oz)
Material Construction: Light Weight, Aerospace Grade Metal
Accommodates NVG AN/PVS-7B and 14 (Both Require Optional Hardware), 7A, 7C, 15, 18, BNVD, BNVD-G, IR Patrol M250 and M300W
Vertical Height Adjustment: .900” Total Travel
Fore/Aft Travel: 1.40” Total Travel