|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Name:||Typhoon HUD CRT Assembly|
|Year of Manufacture:||1998|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
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Type No. G0585-S6-1
Serial No. 120114
Part No, K0656-9002-00051
Date Code 9825F
Made in England
It is presumed the date code 9825 means week 25 in 1998.
In 1983 the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain launched the Future European Fighter Aircraft (FEFA) programme.. In 1984 France reiterated its requirement for a carrier-capable version and demanded a leading role. The UK, West Germany and Italy opted out and established a new EFA programme.
In Turin on 2 August 1985 Italy, West Germany and the UK agreed to go ahead with the Eurofighter. Spain rejoined the Eurofighter project in early September 1985. The aircraft was known as Eurofighter EFA from the late 1980s until it was renamed EF 2000 in 1992. The maiden flight of the Eurofighter prototype took place on 27 March 1994 and on 2nd September 1998, a naming ceremony was held at Farnborough when the Typhoon name was formally adopted. The aircraft was known as Eurofighter EFA from the late 1980s until it was renamed EF 2000 in 1992.
The first flight of the Eurofighter prototype took place on 27 March 1994 and in 1998 the Typhoon name was formally adopted.
The Typhoon HUD has a single element combiner using new computer generated holographic techniques to take out the distortion. The Tube Unit Assembly (TUA) is a high luminance image source capable of operating in cursive or raster modes. The Assembly comprises the Cathode Ray Tube in a mu-metal screening housing and matching circuits. The CRT uses a P53 phosphor, electrostatic focussing and magnetic deflection with an EHT of 22kV. The front flange of the TUA is precision machined to accurately align the unit into the Optical Relay.