|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Type:||Display Unit|
|Object Name:||HUD Pilot's Display Unit|
|Platform(s):||F-16A/B Fighting Falcon|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
Width (mm): 175
Height (mm): 382
Depth (mm): 595
Weight (g): 17,720
|Location:||Rack RAA14 (HUD DUs) [Mezzanine Store]|
PDU HUD SET
SINT Contract ????
Ser. No. 0116
This was a design which differed from the standard F-16A/B by having a dual Combiner Glass which was probably the first such Combiner assembly made by PPE. These were quite difficult to make as the image had to transfer between the two Combiner surfaces without having any obvious banding, or worse, a false horizon. The coatings on one surface had to fade in transmission/reflection as those on the other surface increased.
The PDU also had a much more comprehensive Up Front Control Panel. The UFCP was attached to the aft end of the PDU and held 22 illuminated push buttons and three LED three character displays in addition to which were the normal HUD, system and Camera controls.
The related items are the corresponding Electronics Unit and a prototype of this unit with a single Combiner Glass.