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F-8 HUD Pilot's Display Unit

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0051
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Display Unit
Object Name: F-8 HUD Pilot's Display Unit
Part No: 79-104-01
Serial No: F8-005
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): F-8IIM 
Year of Manufacture: circa 1988
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
185 
Height (mm):
325 
Depth (mm):
595 
Weight (g):
15,180 
Location: Main Object Store
Inscription(s):

PDU HUD Set
Contract F33657-87-C-0038
Dsgn. Act K0656
PN 79-104-01
Mfr K0656
NSN K0656
Ser. No. F8-005

Notes:

The Jianjiji-8 is a delta wing single seat air superiority fighter with a secondary ground attack capability. The design has its origins in the Mig-21.

Development had started in 1964 by the Shenyang Aircraft Company and production ended in 1987. It was under the Peace Pearl programme that the J-8 II aircraft was to be upgraded with Western avionics under a US sponsored programme run through Grumman. This programme was embargoed by the USA in 1989 and cancelled by China in the mid 1990. An alternative domestic (F-8 IIM) upgrade was then commenced. In 1988 the Company supplied four Head Up Display systems for this aircraft (F-8 IIA) based on the F-16A/B design but with a modified Up Front Control Panel. Interestingly these UFCPs were marked in English.

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