« Previous Next »

SINT Pilot's Display Unit

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1755
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Display Unit
Object Name: SINT Pilot's Display Unit
Part No: 79-067-02
Serial No: ?
Manufacturer: Marconi Avionics
Division: Airborne Display [ADD]
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Dimensions: Width (mm): 0
Height (mm): 0
Depth (mm): 0
Weight (g): 0
Location: Simulator Laboratory
Inscription(s):

SINT CONTRATO 2/79

Notes:

The related items are the corresponding Electronics Unit, a prototype of this unit with a single Combiner Glass and a unit with a double Combiner (sadly broken). All the PDUs have different UFCP and only C0018 has the Spanish legends. This PDU does have the Film Camera fitted. This PDU has the thick Combiner Glass used on the experimental F-16 AFTI PDU but the production version had the original F-16A/B single Combiner

The project was for 24 units under a contract with Argentina to equip the Dagger (a Mirage V variant supplied from Israel). The project was called SINT standing for ‘Sistema Integrado de Navegaciön y Tiro’ a navigation and attack system upgrade for the Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina, or simply FAA) and was given the Divisional code Project 911. The project was cancelled because of the outbreak of conflict with Argentina over the Falklands. About 15 HUD systems had been delivered but not installed which was probably just as well!

Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge