F-7 HUD (Project 956) Optical Module

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0782
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Module/Sub-Assembly/Component
Object Name: F-7 HUD (Project 956) Optical Module
Part No: 229-018883
Serial No: PL1705
Manufacturer: Pilkington PE
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): F-7 Airguard 
Year of Manufacture: 1980
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Location: Archive Object Store
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The Chengdu Jian-7 (export versions F-7) is a People's Republic of China-built version of the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21. Though production ceased in 2008 it continues to serve, mostly as an interceptor, in several air forces.
The F-7M Airguard was an improved J-7II variant for export with western avionics, with GEC-Marconi as the prime contractor. The programme was initiated in 1978 and took six years to complete, after 10 rounds of negotiation. GEC-Marconi avionics included the Type 956 HUDWAC (This HUD has a build-in weapon aiming computer, hence the name Head-Up Display And Weapon Aiming Computer). This HUD system became standard for J-7 fighters from then on. In addition the Company supplied the Type 50-048-02 digitized air data computer.
This item is an Optical Module from the 956 HUD.

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