|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Type:||Display Unit|
|Object Name:||F-7 HUD Pilot's Display Unit|
|Division:||Airborne Display [ADD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1984|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
Marconi Avionics Limited
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In August 1980 the Company's Airborne Display Division (ADD) received an order worth £40million from China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) for the supply of Head Up Display equipment, trials and licensed manufacture in China. The J-7 is a version of the Soviet MiG-21 fighter/interceptor aircraft built in the People's Republic of China, with a number of improvements. It is also commonly known by its export designation of F-7. The J-7IIA, which first flew in March 1984, saw additional changes in the form of improved avionics based on Western technologies. These included the Company's Type 956 HUDWAC which became standard for J-7 fighters from then on.
This PDU had a UFCP in a "U" shape around a Camera and had two side modules the markings were of course in Chinese. The very large Camera was the British Type 2032 film camera with capability to interchange rolls of film while airborne. Each roll of film lasted more than 2 minutes.
Around 436 HUDs of this type were made.