MPT76s Now Issued With 3E EOS AVCI Optics

    MKEK select-fire 7.62x51mm NATO MPT76s currently being issued to soldiers in the Turkish Army will soon be coming with magnified daylight optics in the form of the Turkish company 3E EOS and its variable magnification daylight optic, the AVCI (1X-4X). The optic is similar to ELCAN Specter DR scopes in that the magnification is achieved via a simple switch on the optic itself from a 1X setting to a 4X setting. It is powered by a CR2032 battery, and has various settings of illumination. As of now we don’t know what exact reticle is present in the optic, whether that is a single dot, or even a ballistic compensator. Automatic power off is after 5 hours of operation.


    The Turkish Twitter Military Analyst SavunmaSanayiST posted about the recent delivery of optical sights insted of Picatinny mounted carrying handles.

    <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”tr” dir=”ltr”>Halihazırda 3000+ adet envanterde bulunan MPT-76'ların teslimatları devam etmektedir. Her tüfeğin yanında optik nişangah da veriliyor. <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; 🇹🇷SavunmaSanayiST (@SavunmaSanayiST) <a href=”″>August 3, 2017</a></blockquote>

    When the MPT76 was initially adopted and then actually delivered to the Turkish Army, the AVCI scope was present in the public photographs of the rifle, but the overwhelming majority of Turkish soldiers received rifles with only iron sights as an aiming device. Some soldiers did receive the AVCI scope but this was very small in number and the remainder have the carrying handle mounted on this rifles.

    Of course, special forces in Turkey have different options of optics for their service rifles


    From the 3E EOS specifications page on the optic

    Mechanical Data

    Housing Material Aircraft Aluminium
    Housing Finish Matte Black
    Weight 625 grams
    Dimensions (WxLxH) 61x141x77 mm
    Mount Capability MIL-STD 1913; STANAG 4694

    Elevation Adjustment

    Elevation Click Value 1 cm
    Elevation Range 200 clicks

    Windage Adjustment

    Windage Click Value 1 cm
    Windage Range ± 60 clicks

    Optical Data

    Magnification 1 – 4x
    Field of View (Low-High) 24° – 6°
    Exit Pupil 8 mm
    Eye Relief 70 mm
    Available Reticles 7.62; 5.56 NATO
    Focal Plane Second Focal Plane (SFP)

    Electronic Data

    Reticle Illumination Control Electronic Switch
    Reticle Illumination Range 1-5 Level Brightness Adjustment
    Dot Illumination Control Electronic Switch
    Dot Illumination Range 1-5 Level Brightness Adjustment
    Battery CR2032
    Battery Life 1000+ hours life
    Auto Illumination Shutdown After 5 hours
    Dot and reticle can be illuminated at the same time or separately

    Environmental Data

    Operating Temperature Range -40° to +65° C
    Storage Temperature Range -45° to +70° C
    Immersion/Waterproof Submersible to 10 m
    Nitrogen Filled Yes

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