EMI 'Tabby' CV144  
Written by Accutron on 2007-03-18  

The CV144 is an infrared image converter developed for military night vision applications during World War II. Surplus tubes later made it to the commercial market and were utilized in infrared monoculars and other similar devices.

The CV144 is part of a series of tubes (CV142-CV149) which were all manufactured as the same part, individually graded during inspection for their maximum operational voltage, then assigned a part number accordingly. CV144 is the most typical grade.


EMI 'Tabby' CV144 image converter.

This article is part of the [Detection & Imaging Tubes] exhibit.

©2000-2019 The Vintage Technology Association. All rights reserved.