|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Type:||Display Unit|
|Object Name:||F-16A/B HUD Display Unit (partial)|
|Platform(s):||F-16A/B Fighting Falcon|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
[on optics housing]
Part No. 27489 SOCN229-005810
Mfr. Code K6111
Mfr. Part No. 014683
Contract No. F33657-75-C-031
PPE Serial No. ???000?
Ser No 006
This is a stripped down Pilots Display Unit Chassis with the lower part of the Optical Module attached. The open Optical Module shows the fold mirror and the Standby Sight blind and mechanism. C0986 is the top part of the Optical Module. The optical module of this object does not have its large exit lens and this allows a fairly unobstructed view of the internal elements of this type of HUD optics.
It is fitted with two controls: (A) scrolls an attenuating blind across the optical path to reduce the display's brightness for night use and (B) depresses the angle of the stand-by sight reticle (this is a vertical scale that forms a very basic backup to the electronic display).
The two flexible pipes (C) either side of the fold-mirror (D) are fibre-optic bundles that feed light from a light source (E) to the standby reticle image blocks (F), one on each side of the injection optics (G). Rotating the depression control (B) raises or lowers both these blocks (F) via the shafts and gears that can be seen. "27489" is a defunct CAGE code for the Rochester site.