|Object Name:||Crystal Glass for 1,000th Pitch Computer|
|Division:||Combat Aircraft Controls [CACD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||1988|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
1000th Pitch Computer
This engraved crystal whisky glass (possibly Edinburgh Crystal) was presented to employees of the Combat Aircraft Controls Division in 1988 in recognition of the delivery of the 1000th Command and Stability Augmentation Computer (CSAS) for the Tornado. A special honour was for two RAF Tornados IDS from RAF Marham to fly over Rochester to mark the delivery. CSAS provides automatic stabilisation of the aircraft using rate gyros and responds to pilot inputs by monitoring sensors on the pilot’s Stick and Rudder pedals.