Crystal Glass for 1,000th Pitch Computer

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1155
Category: Flight Control
Object Type: Trophy/Award
Object Name: Crystal Glass for 1,000th Pitch Computer
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Combat Aircraft Controls [CACD]
Platform(s): Tornado 
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
80 
Height (mm):
90 
Depth (mm):
80 
Weight (g):
335 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

GEC AVIONICS
1000th Pitch Computer

Notes:

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.

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