|Object Name:||Autothrottle Actuator|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1973|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
Type No. 60-018-01
Serial No. 001
NATO Stock No.
Spec No. SP-P-970162
Modification Record -
Part No. AAS-244
Ottico Meccanica Italiana SpA
The Tornado Autopilot and Flight Director System was designed to provide automatic control of the aircraft in Pitch and lateral planes in a variety of operating modes. Included in the autopilot facilities are an Autothrottle which provides airspeed hold by means of thrust control and pitch auto-trim which continuously controls the pilot's stick to the pitch trim position.
The Autothrottle Actuator contains a d.c. motor which drives the splined output shaft via a 30:1 spur gear and an electro-magnetic engage clutch. A dual potentiometer geared to the clutch input provides feedback and monitoring information to the system.
This unit is red banded which indicates that it was probably a Qualification Test asset and was designed to Specification No. SP-P970162.