|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||LANTIRN HUD Sticker|
|Manufacturer:||United States Air Force (USAF)|
|Platform(s):||A-10 Thunderbolt F-16C/D Fighting Falcon|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1980|
|Location:||Memorabilia Drawer 2|
This sticker on Scotchcal film is typical of the promotional material given out at Air Shows or acquired on visits to suppliers. A development contract was published by the WPAFB in 1979 for a holographic HUD for the F-16 and A-10 which were to be fitted with the LANTIRN Pod. LANTIRN is a podded sensor system for low-altitude day/night navigation and attack, and the HUD is used to superimpose infrared images on the pilot's view of the outside world. In the event only the F-16 was fitted with the DHUD. The Sticker probably dates from 1979/1980 and shows an F-16C/D and an A-10.