|Object Name:||5000th F-16 HUD Nameplate|
|Platform(s):||F-16C/D Fighting Falcon|
|Year of Manufacture:||1993|
|Location:||Cupboard 3 (awards) [Main Store]|
5000th F.16. H.U.D.
26 March 1993
On the 26 March 1993 the Prime Minister, John Major visited the Rochester site to participate in the celebrations to mark the delivery of the 5000th F-16 Head Up Display to Lockheed Martin. The Prime Minister noted that "GEC (Marconi) Avionics has sold more Head-Up Display Units than any other Company in the world. I think that's a point worth savouring, worth contemplating."
The main purpose of John Major's visit, however, was to officially hand over to Dr Vance Coffman – Executive Vice President of the Lockheed Corporation – the 10,000th Head Up Display, this also being the 5,000th that GMAv has supplied for the Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.
Both John Major and Dr Coffman were presented with a silver and glass model of the HUD.
This Brass plate was temporarily attached to the F-16C/D Head Up Display which was presented to Lockheed.