|Object Type:||Control/Data Entry|
|Object Name:||ADS Barometric Pressure Entry Unit|
|Division:||Instrument Systems [ISD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
GEC Avionics Limited
EAP stands for "Experimental Aircraft Programme and was a technology demonstrator for what was to become the Eurofighter Typhoon. The sole aircraft (serial ZF534) first flew on 8 August 1986. The EAP aircraft was retired from service on 1 May 1991 and was then sent to the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering department of Loughborough University but as of April 2012 it has been moved to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.
This little Barometric Pressure Panel is part of the Air data system. It is used to manually input the airfield barometric pressure in millibars.
Marconi Avionics, in common with other suppliers, made equipment for the EAP at their own cost in anticipation of orders for the Typhoon. Around 6 to 8 sets of equipment were made and all were put through the full evaluation/qualification tests.