|Object Name:||Amplifier (Anti-Stall) Circuit Module|
|Part No:||7703-00034 & 7703-00087|
|Year of Manufacture:||1972|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
Ser. No. 028/72
PCB: 7622-00061 M.S.0.1. [Mod States 1 & 1]
Ser. No. 028/72
PCB: 7703-000?? M.S.0.1. [Mod States 1 & 1]
Used on the Agile Combat Aircraft ACA.
In 1982, British Aerospace (BAe) exhibited a mock-up of the Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA) at the Farnborough Airshow as well as the Paris Air Show in May 1983. The ACA combined several years of private venture research by BAe, costing around £25 million, with similar studies done by MBB (in the TKF-90 project) and Aeritalia. Plans were made by the three companies to produce two technology demonstrator aircraft based on ACA under the name "Experimental Aircraft Programme" (EAP).
This is a two part PCB used on EAP Flight Control Computer 49-099-01
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.
Marconi Avionics, in common with other suppliers, made equipment for the EAP at their own cost in anticipation of orders for the Typhoon. The items supplied included the Head Up Display, Air Data Computer, Flight Control Computer, Pilot’s Control Panel, Pilot’s Stick, Pedal Shaker Quadruplex Position Sensors and the Baro Set Panel. Around 6 to 8 sets of equipment were made and all were put through the full evaluation/qualification tests.