Ocular Protector

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0365
Category: Head-Mounted Equipment [HMD/NVG/Glasses]
Object Type: Module/Sub-Assembly/Component
Object Name: Ocular Protector
Part No: None
Serial No: 0034/85
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Airborne Display [ADD]
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
137 
Height (mm):
47 
Depth (mm):
157 
Weight (g):
66 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

GEC Avionics
ADD
S/No 0034/85

Notes:

Laser protection glasses were manufactured in the Falcon Building at Rochester using similar technology to that employed on the Diffractive Head Up Displays. The Company had a number of small contracts to build glasses; the largest order was for the British Army and some were also made for pilot protection and yet others were made for Ground Crew protection. The actual wavelengths the glasses protect against are of course classified.

These Glasses were designed for Ground Crew presumably as a protection against exposure to aircraft mounted systems such as Laser Rangefinders.
The left side-arm is marked with the Serial Number and Date of manufacture and the right side-arm is marked: "ARS6540 50 x 24 x 100" although this inscription is rather distressed.

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