|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Name:||LANTIRN HUD Diffractive Combiner Demonstrator|
|Part No:||229 E 6848|
|Division:||Airborne Display [ADD]|
|Platform(s):||F-16C/D Fighting Falcon|
|Year of Manufacture:||1978|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
Part No. 229.E.6848
Ser. No. 001
This "Lensless HUD" an early demonstrator from 1978. It uses a 175mm (7") diagonal TV Monitor CRT projecting into a three element Combiner which carries out collimation with no further lens groups.
This is Serial No.001 although it is the only one of this type made. A slightly earlier version used a HUD Cathode Ray Tube in place of the TV Monitor. With the eventual addition of a relay lens this design was to be developed into the DHUD or LANTIRN HUD.