On the left side is an anti-idiot sticker in both Spanish and English:
The aluminum identification label lists the model and serial number:
A closeup of the elevation adjustment on top:
And a detail shot of the windage adjustment on the side:
The black circular doohickey in the center of the objective lens is the cover for the reticle housing and its associated electronics.:
The cover can be removed for reticle bulb replacement or to switch out the reticle plate for a different pattern one depending on the use (i.e. rifle, anti-tank rocket, shoulder fired anti-aircraft missile, etc.). No, we're not going to disassemble that for kicks. To the right of frame you can see the windage adjustment rising from the side of the scope and a rod projecting out the back of it and into the reticle housing. Although you can't see it, the elevation adjustment is set up the exact same way.
Here's a closeup of the internal adjustment rod referenced above:
As you turn either the windage or elevation adjustment, the rod turns and moves the reticle plate either side to side and up or down. It's that simple.
Although some of the reticles can get quite elaborate, the Spanish opted for a simple chevron and two horizontal lines:
The manual makes absolutely no mention of the purpose for the horizontal lines and only references the chevron as the "aiming point". If the were going for minimalism, I'd say they achieved it!
At the back of the scope you'll find, shockingly, an ocular lens so that you can see things:
The rubber eyecup is just the right length to ensure proper eye relief.
I've removed the eyecup here for clarity:
There are two focusing adjustments back here; one for diopter adjustment and one for focus.
Here is a more oblique and closeup view of those adjustments:
The diopter adjustment is the rearmost of the two and rotates clockwise/counterclockwise. What you do is turn on the reticle with the objective lens cover in place and rotate the splined adjustment ring until the reticle is in sharp focus. Done.
The other adjustment is the focus ring. It's the larger toothed one towards the front. It can be focused from 20m (about 66 ft.) out to infinity. For this one, all you need do is turn it one way or the other until what tyou are looking at is in sharp focus. Done. Most of the time, you're obviously going to have it on the infinity setting.
In this picture, I've placed the eyecup over a flashlight to highlight the fact that is has a vent hole in it so that you don't suction your eye to the thing like you can with the Model F eyecup:
A front comparison view showing just how big the Gen 2 VNP-009 is compared to the Model F:
The length between the two is almost the same though:
"Owning the night" is a large, heavy affair!
I forgot I took the following two photos and I should have fit them in earlier sorry about that.
The first one clearly shows that the mounting cap screws are compatible with either a hex wrench (3/16") or a torx bit (T20):
The second is a general closeup of two of the cap screws and their lock washers:
The one on the left is from the Model F and uses a more common style lock washer while the other is from the VNP-009 and uses a toothed one.