Viper Helmet Mounted Display

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0232
Category: Head-Mounted Equipment [HMD/NVG/Glasses]
Object Type: Module/Sub-Assembly/Component
Object Name: Viper Helmet Mounted Display
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Manufacturer: Unknown
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Location: Archive Object Store
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In 1992 the Viper family of HMD’s was commenced comprising a range of visor projected systems. The family of helmet systems has now been renamed Striker.
Viper™ 4 is a HMD designed in the late 90’s. It has a monocular visor projected display giving a 40degree field of view. The image source is a miniature CRT. Some binocular variants were made and this design was the basis for the Striker family of helmets. The HMD was used in extensive trials on the United States Air Force Research Laboratory's NF-16D Variable-stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA). The Viper™ 4 Helmet-Mounted Optics Module was integrated with a modified Helmet Integrated Systems Limited (HISL) HGU-86/P helmet, the Honeywell Advanced Metal Tolerant tracker, and a Marconi Avionics Programmable Display Generator. Other flight tests have been on the EPAF MLU F-16, AV-8B and Tornado.
The Viper™ 4 HMD in the museum has a special snakes head paint job.

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