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PeriHUD Optics Demonstrator

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0035
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Display Unit
Object Name: PeriHUD Optics Demonstrator
Part No: 229 002301
Serial No: EX001
Manufacturer: Elliott Bros (London) Ltd
Division: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: circa 1975
Dimensions: Width (mm): 210
Height (mm): 100
Depth (mm): 260
Weight (g): 3,260
Location: Rack RAA14 (HUD DUs) [Mezzanine Store]

Type No. 229-002301
Ref. No.
Ser. No. EX001


The optical system used beam splitting surfaces which allowed the pilot to "look around" the CRT. In 1975 Marconi Avionics manufactured a Staff Ellis design called the PeriHUD. It was so called because the optical system folded the CRT image, in the manner of a periscope, to both sides of the CRT where the image is combined with the outside world view. This allowed the pilot to effectively look around the CRT thus providing a very shallow glareshield mounted unit. A Field of View of 17° H x 17° V was achieved. The design can be installed aft up to the ejection line and because of its shallow depth can be placed on top of existing instrumentation. The HUD was test flown in an F-4J but never went into production.

This is an experimental model to demonstrate the concept. The given weight includes a 4.8m cable used to drive the simulated display's light source.

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