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Welcome to Rochester Avionic Archives - a large collection of avionic hardware items together with an archive of films, documents, videos, brochures and newspapers.

The collection exceeds 1000 pieces of equipment from HUDs to Air Data Computers and also has a substantial archive of Brochures, Company Newspapers, Films, Videos and photographs. The oldest avionic item is a Spitfire Reflector Sight but the majority of the items are of post war origin. The emphasis is on equipment made or relevant to the Rochester site and the work of Elliott Bros, Marconi and BAE Systems| although there are some items which have gained a place purely because of their interest value. Find out more about the Rochester Avionic Archives >>|
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Below is a taster of what we've got archived in our Collection. There's much, much more besides this - please click here to view all the categories

Air Data Sensor

Air Data Sensor

Air Data Sensors obtain aircraft angle of attack, sideslip, static pressure, total pressure, outside air temperature, and total air temperature. The primary sensor is a probe...
 
Air Data Computer

Air Data Computer

Air Data systems provide accurate information on quantities such as pressure, altitude, vertical speed, calibrated airspeed, true airspeed, Mach number, static air temperature...

Army

Army

This part of the Collection includes some unusual items not necessarily made at Rochester but certainly found there. The control system for the Rapier Battery is a fine example...
 
Award

Award

These are various awards that have been made to the company or employees by its customers, national or international organisations.

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The Collection

The Collection
The Collection include Displays, Air Data Computers, Inertial Navigation Units, Flight Controls & Instruments, Circuit Modules, Sticks & Throttles & a miscellany of Company memorabilia.

Media Archive

Media Archive
This Media Archive offers newspapers, films and videos.

Document Archive

Document Archive
This is a small archive with no particular relevance to Elliotts but nevertheless it contains some interesting books of a technical nature or on aircraft and flight. Books include a truly fascinating Royal Flying Corps Pilot Cadets handbook from pre WWI. There is an even earlier book by Claude Graham-White and an amazingly futuristic book on Automation by Leon Bagrit.

Picture Archive

This archive contains the collection of Framed Pictures Negatives and 35mm Slides. There are too many Negatives and Slides to list at this stage.