Jaguar Weapon Aiming Mode Selector Unit

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0234
Category: Stores/Weapon Management
Object Type: Control/Data Entry
Object Name: Jaguar Weapon Aiming Mode Selector Unit
Part No: 75 DSK 8491
Serial No: 001
Manufacturer: Elliott Bros
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Jaguar 
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
136 
Height (mm):
34 
Depth (mm):
253 
Weight (g):
1,225 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

SIDE LABEL:
W.A.M.S
Type No 75 DSK 8491
Ref No
Ser No 001
Code No K0656
Modification Record -
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AT THE REAR (hand written):
WAMS
DL75DSK8491 Iss 14
S/N 001
JAG 2997
JAG 2257

Notes:

This Weapon Aiming Mode Selector (WAMS) is a Control Panel mounted on the left hand glareshield of the Jaguar GR-1. It was used for entering weapon aiming modes. The unit is also marked JAG 2997 (JAG 2257).

In 1967 Elliotts had been awarded a major contract for the design, development and integration of a Navigation and Weapon Aiming Sub-System (NAVWASS) for the RAF's new Jaguar aircraft.

The Jaguar was designed as a close air support aircraft for supporting ground troops in daylight. The NAVWASS enabled the pilot to navigate and fly at low level and high speed to acquire and accurately attack targets. Trials of the prototype Jaguar system were carried out using a Varsity aircraft at West Malling airfield in Kent

 

The Jaguar NAV/WASS  sub-system comprises four principle groups of equipment. The sensors, which measure what the aircraft is doing and feed these measurements into the computer; the computer sub-system which processes this measured information into a form which can be used by the pilot; the cockpit controls which control the system's mode of operation and lastly, the cockpit displays which show to the pilot the computer's outputs of converted measurement information and also information, such as target or waypoint position, which is being input into the computer. The system included an E3R inertial platform, Digital Computer, a HUD, Projected Map Display, Horizontal Situation Indicator and various cockpit control panels.

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