|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Name:||Casa 101 HUD (space model)|
|Manufacturer:||Marconi Electronic Systems|
|Division:||Airborne Display [ADD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1988|
"ADD 019 CASA 101" & "601"
In 1988 Marconi Electronic Systems developed a HUD for the CASA C101DD which was an improved model of the Trainer designed as a light attack aircraft. The main controls for aircraft management and armament operation are grouped on the Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS). The HOTAS arrangement ensures maximum efficiency when using the aircraft as a weapons system.
The HUD is the pilot’s primary information instrument. The control and display unit allows the pilot to input and monitor the mission data and to select the operation modes and the track points.
The data presented on the HUD are the flight parameters, steering parameters and the attack data. The steering parameters are presented in either the self-contained navigation mode or in the radio-aided navigation mode. The attack data is displayed in Continuously Computed Impact Point (CCIP) mode for ground attack manoeuvres and for air-to-air manoeuvres the attack data is presented on the HUD in Continuous Tracking (CT) mode or in Continuously Computed Impact Line (CCIL) mode.
Only seven HUDs were made and the CASA C101DD did not go into production. This is a model of the HUD used as a cockpit fit unit or for marketing.