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HUD Up Front Control Panel

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0622
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Control/Data Entry
Object Name: HUD Up Front Control Panel
Part No: 229-046593-01
Serial No: K0656C0013
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: circa 1980
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Location: Main Object Store



This Pilots Display Unit is another derivative of the F-16A/B and was designed for an upgrade to the Spanish Air Force Dassault Mirage III fighters. The Up Front Control Panel was quite sophisticated having a four row VFD display panel set with a four by five block of push buttons to the left and a two by five block to the right. Below this panel is a conventional set of switches and knobs for the HUD functions, Altimeter settings and Communications; interestingly the legends are all in English. At the top of the UFCP is a Video Camera recording the HUD symbology and outside world.
The contract with the Company was unfortunately cancelled but 40 HUDs were built and they were later used with some adaptation on another contract.
This item is the Up Front Control Panel from the Mirage III PDU.

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