|Object Type:||Signal/Data Processor|
|Object Name:||Auto Trim Amplifier|
|Year of Manufacture:||1967|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
Auto Trim Amp 'C'
Type No. 3D5628-A-3
Ref No. 6TD/814
Ser No. 347/67
This is the Autotrim Amplifier Type’ C’ The relationship between ‘Type’ and ‘Mk’ numbers is not known but it would seem that ‘Type’ (in this case ‘Type C’) can have incremental ‘Mk’ numbers as well.
The item was obtained from Lightning ZF581.
Lightning ZF581 was originally built for the Royal Saudi Air Force, serialled 53-675, it went into service in 1968 and retired in 1986. It was bought by British Aerospace with a view to reconditioning it and selling it on to the Austrians, it received its ZF581 serial at that time. The Austrians did not proceed with the purchase and ZF581 was sold and put into storage, then purchased by a salvage company in Portsmouth.
BAE Systems bought it again in 2001 and placed it on display at Rochester, painted in 56 Squadron markings to represent an RAF F.6. This aircraft was dismantled in 2011 and moved to a museum at Bentwaters in Suffolk.