5000th F-16 HUD Nameplate

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0773
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Plaque/Certificate
Object Name: 5000th F-16 HUD Nameplate
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: GEC-Marconi Avionics
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): F-16A/B Fighting Falcon  F-16C/D Fighting Falcon 
Year of Manufacture: 1993
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
76 
Height (mm):
25 
Depth (mm):
Weight (g):
15 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

5000th F.16. H.U.D.
26 March 1993

Notes:

On the 26 March 1993 the Prime Minister, John Major visited the Rochester site to participate in the celebrations to mark the delivery of the 5000th F-16 Head Up Display to Lockheed Martin. The Prime Minister noted that "GEC (Marconi) Avionics has sold more Head-Up Display Units than any other Company in the world. I think that's a point worth savouring, worth contemplating."

The main purpose of John Major's visit, however, was to officially hand over to Dr Vance Coffman – Executive Vice President of the Lockheed Corporation – the 10,000th Head Up Display, this also being the 5,000th that GMAv has supplied for the Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

Both John Major and Dr Coffman were presented with a silver and glass model of the HUD.

This Brass plate was temporarily attached to the F-16C/D Head Up Display which was presented to Lockheed.

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