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C-130 Gunship Head Up Display

Technical Information

Catalogue No: PM30347
Picture Type: Rochester Photo Negative
Topic: Head-Down Display [HDD]
Title: C-130 Gunship Head Up Display
Platform(s): C-130 Hercules 
Date: 18 Feb 1975
Width (mm): 102
Height (mm): 127
Copies: 1
Location: Negatives Cabinet PM ("54/" Negs) [RAA Office]

The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance, ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport, fixed-wing aircraft. A variant of the A-7 HUD design was installed in the AC-130E ‘Spectre’ Gunship to act as a sight for the sideways firing cannon. Basically the HUD was stood on end on the left side of the cockpit. The optical module was adapted with the fold mirror removed such that the exit lens was now straight through to the end of the HUD and the Combiner Glass was located across the lens as usual.

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