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HUD Up-Front Control Panel

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0532
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Control/Data Entry
Object Name: HUD Up-Front Control Panel
Part No: 229-046593-01
Serial No: K0656C0001
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Airborne Display [ADD]
Platform(s): Mirage III
Year of Manufacture: circa 1989
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
153 
Height (mm):
157 
Depth (mm):
120 
Weight (g):
1,247 
Location: Rack RAA13 (HUD DU Parts) [Mezzanine Store]
Inscription(s):

229-046593-01
Ser No. K0656C0001

Notes:

This Pilots Display Unit is another derivative of the F-16A/B and was designed for an upgrade to the Spanish Air Force Dassault Mirage III fighters. The Up Front Control Panel was quite sophisticated having a four row VFD display panel set with a four by five block of push buttons to the left and a two by five block to the right. Below this panel is a conventional set of switches and knobs for the HUD functions, Altimeter settings and Communications; interestingly the legends are all in English. At the top of the UFCP is a Video Camera recording the HUD symbology and outside world.
The contract with the Company was unfortunately cancelled but 40 HUDs were built and they were later used with some adaptation on another contract.
This item is the Up Front Control Panel from the Mirage III PDU. The Panel was sub-contracted to a specialist manufacturer but was supplied to an ADD specification hence the manufacturer is noted as ADD.

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