|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Name:||F-7 HUD (Project 956) Optical Module|
|Year of Manufacture:||1980|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
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.