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Mirage III HUD Pilot's Display Unit

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0021
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Display Unit
Object Name: Mirage III HUD Pilot's Display Unit
Part No: 79-119-01
Serial No: K0656C 0002
Manufacturer: Marconi Avionics
Division: Airborne Display [ADD]
Year of Manufacture: circa 1980
Dimensions: Width (mm): 175
Height (mm): 277
Depth (mm): 665
Weight (g): 11,700
Location: Rack RAA14 (HUD DUs) [Mezzanine Store]

Pilots Display Unit
Contract CTR-MM3-02GECI-CES
Dsgn Act K0656
PN 79-119-01
Mfr K0656
Ser. No. K0656C 0002


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.
The PDU has not got the correct top cover.

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