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Helmet Mounted Sight on Builders Helmet

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0384
Category: Head-Mounted Equipment [HMD/NVG/Glasses]
Object Type: Display Unit
Object Name: Helmet Mounted Sight on Builders Helmet
Part No: 79-083-01
Serial No: 004
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture:
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
240 
Height (mm):
240 
Depth (mm):
300 
Weight (g):
1,430 
Location: Main Object Store
Inscription(s):

GEC Avionics Limited
Part 79-083-01
Ser 004
NSN
Code K0656

Notes:

This helmet mounted system was developed by the Company Research Laboratory (FARL) for the Aviation Service and Repair Division. It consists of a 1inch Sony CRT and a simple optical assembly fitted on a standard FAA "Hard Hat". It enables the maintenance engineer to see video images of handbook pages for example by just raising his eyes from the job. Six of the displays were manufactured around the 1985/86 period.

The helmet was known affectionately as the "Bob The Builder Helmet" after the TV character.

Fitted with a pair of headphones marked:
"David Clark Co. Inc.
Model 730"

It has a 1.15m cable terminated by a 7-pin DIN connector.

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