|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Type:||Display Unit|
|Object Name:||F-5 Pilot's Display Unit|
|Division:||Airborne Display [ADD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1988|
|Location:||Rack RAA14 (HUD DUs) [Mezzanine Store]|
Pilot's Display Unit
Dsgn Act K0656
Part No. 2501-00049.
Serial No. f5E 0007
Mfr Code K6111
Mfr Part No. 039909
Cont No. F09603-84-G-1438/SA15
In 1988 the Royal Thai Air Force ran the First Capability Upgrade on their F-5 aircraft. The DoD had placed the Contract in 1984 and the update was to provide a ‘lead-in’ fighter for the F-16. The programme included a new HUD/WAC (Head-Up Display/Weapon Aiming Computer) from GEC Marconi, decoy system AN/ALE-40 and warning detection system AN/ALR-46 RWR (Radar Warning Receiver). During early 1986 through to mid 1987 GAv developed a simple cursive only PDU with a keypad Up Front Control Panel aft of a Video Camera. The basic design was subsequently used in a variant for a different aircraft. GAv Atlanta managed the programme and they also developed the HUD Electronics Unit which was based on the F-16 design with a 1553 bus. This PDU was used as a space model for the Indonesian F-5 and was a test fit in the aircraft. The space behind the blank panel on the aft end was for a Video Camera. (Possibly Part No. 79-093-01) This HUD needs some assembly of the various parts.