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Automatic Map Reader (AMR)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0348
Category: Navigation/Inertial
Object Type: Indicator/Instrument
Object Name: Automatic Map Reader (AMR)
Part No: 53-004-01
Serial No: 006/76
Manufacturer: Marconi-Elliott Avionic Systems Ltd
Division: Instrument Systems [ISD]
Platform(s): Infantry
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Dimensions: Width (mm): 272
Height (mm): 57
Depth (mm): 325
Weight (g): 1,863
Location: Rack RAA06 [Main Store]

Marconi-Elliott Avionics
Automatic Map Reader
Type 53-004-01
Code K0656
Ser 006/76
Modification Record 2


The Company Research Laboratory (FARL) developed the Automatic Map Reader which was further developed by Instrument Systems Division (ISD) before being put into production by Marconi Avionics Inc in Atlanta. It was intended to be sold for use in the smaller helicopters that would not be fitted with the expensive DECCA equipment. The unit employs an Intel 4004 microprocessor and at the time code corrections were made using paper tape.

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