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PWCP IP (Pilots Weapon Control Panel)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1823
Category: Stores/Weapon Management
Object Type: Indicator/Instrument
Object Name: PWCP IP (Pilots Weapon Control Panel)
Part No: none
Serial No: none
Manufacturer: GEC-Marconi Avionics
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Harpoon
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions: Width (mm): 143
Height (mm): 130
Depth (mm): 120
Weight (g): 600
Location: Rack RAA04 [Main Store]



Part of the HACLCS weapon system.
PWCP IP could be Pilot's Weapon Control Panel - Indicator Panel.
The aircraft graphic is probably a Fokker 50.

Harpoon was developed as an anti-ship missile that can be launched from a variety of air and sea platforms. The Harpoon Airborne Command & Launch Control System (HACLCS) Computer system is a missile command-launch control set, and with an interface controller allows a user to create a missile profile. The controller combines the created missile profile mission with received positioning information and it is loaded into the Harpoon missile. The HACLCS system interprets the data and generates a launch command when commanded by a flight crew member.

The Contract for the HACLCS Computer was awarded to the Mission Computers Group at Rochester in 1996.  The HACLCS system is fitted to larger aircraft such as  the P-3, F27 Maritime, Fokker 50, B-52G, and Nimrod.

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