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Solid-State Altimeter

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0163
Category: Air Data
Object Type: Indicator/Instrument
Object Name: Solid-State Altimeter
Part No: 79-109-01
Serial No: 001
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Powerplant Systems [PSD]
Platform(s): Hawk Series
Year of Manufacture: circa 1988
Dimensions: Width (mm): 85
Height (mm): 85
Depth (mm): 215
Weight (g): 1,400
Location: Triple Shelf Unit, RH (indicators) [Main Store]

GEC Avionics Ltd
S.S. Altimeter
Part 79-109-01
Ser 001
Code K0656


In the late 1980’s the Company Research Labortaory, FARL, collaborated with the Powerplant Systems Division to develop a range of aircraft instruments using Liquid Crystal Displays. Flight trials of an LCD Standby Instrument Panel were undertaken in the RAE Farnborough Hunter. This unit is marked as an S S Altimeter, presumably for Solid State, was produced for the Hawk 100 and is a Mk I Mono LCD Navigation Display.

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