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Helmet (space model)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0239
Category: Head-Mounted Equipment [HMD/NVG/Glasses]
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Helmet (space model)
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
290 
Height (mm):
240 
Depth (mm):
290 
Weight (g):
1,290 
Location: Rack RAA15 (HMDs) [Mezzanine Store]
Inscription(s):

None

Notes:

This Helmet is a model of an I-Nights Helmet Mounted Display It is marked with a Dymo tape label: "229/035", and the dark visor is broken down the middle.

The RAA contains a number of models of equipment and aircraft. The equipment models were used as a marketing aid and often to ensure that the production unit will fit in the space; this was particularly true for Head Up Displays. Such equipment models will have minimal or no functionality. Models might  just be used as weighted units or as cockpit lighting evaluation units. The HUD used on the YF-16 was of the correct weight and envelope but only mounted the Spin 'chute button (a feature only required for the early test flights). Many of these models were made by professional model makers from the original drawings and could be quite expensive; alternatively the real hardware would be used.

The aircraft models range from the simple small scale kits to quite large display items. The large model aircraft were often a marketing tool from places like Airbus or Boeing but may be found in Boardrooms or Reception areas wheras the small models may be given as a visitor handout. Those models made from kits have largely been brought in from home but are useful to illustrate the platform alongside the equipment. The large models will be hugely expensive.

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