|Object Name:||Flight Control Panel Fascia|
|Part No:||3C 6323 Iss 4|
|Manufacturer:||Elliott Bros (London) Ltd|
|Division:||Airborne Display [ADD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1963|
|Location:||Triple Shelf Unit L (control panels) [Main Store]|
There are various markings on this Control Panel such as Auto Trim, Climb/Height Heading, Attitude, Track Glide and Stability which indicate that this is the panel for the pilot to set the modes for the English Electric Lightning Automatic Automatic Flight Control System. The apertures had white Rocker Switches and the two right hand apertures had toggle switches. Two Indicators were fitted and the central aperture is for a hand controller for the ‘Bank’ setting. The panel can be clearly seen in https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6409225
The picture of the unit is a prototype and the legends are hand painted on the fascia. The hand control for ‘Bank is clearly seen.
The version of the Lightning was the F.Mk 2 (an improved F.Mk 1 production model) as this had the Autopilot.