|Object Type:||Control/Data Entry|
|Object Name:||Jaguar Weapon Aiming Mode Selector Unit|
|Part No:||75 DSK 8491|
|Year of Manufacture:||1968|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
Type No 75 DSK 8491
Ser No 001
Code No K0656
Modification Record -
AT THE REAR (hand written):
DL75DSK8491 Iss 14
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. The system included an E3R inertial platform, digital computer, a HUD, Projected Map Display, Horizontal Situation Indicator and various cockpit control panels.
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). Trials of the prototype Jaguar system were carried out using a Varsity aircraft at West Malling airfield in Kent.