|Object Type:||Control/Data Entry|
|Object Name:||Navigation Control Unit|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1975|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
Type No. 25-003-03
Ref No 6JA/6605-99-111-8584 [NSN]
Ser No. 081
Code No K0656
The Jaguar Navigation and Weapon Aiming Sub-System NAVWASS comprised the MCS920M central digital computer, E3R inertial platform, projected map display and horizontal situation indicator together with the necessary power supply, electronic, interface and the Navigation and Control Unit (NCU).
The NCU is a small compact unit, complete with its own power supply providing both Control and Display facilities to the navigation system operator. The unit operates in conjunction with the Projected Map Display. The facilities offered include, switch-on, alignment, waypoint setting and selection, fixed and reversionary operation. The NCU also provides readout of navigation data and indication of system malfunction. 12 waypoints can be inserted as well as information such as wind, offsets and heading. 20 quantities can be displayed including latitude, longitude, heading, ground-speed and magnetic variation.
This unit was made by Elliotts and referenced in Company brochures as early as 1970. It has the repair mark (in ink): "EBL/R/3/75".
It was donated by Robert Soek and is in poor condition.