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Old 18th Jun 2015, 13:12
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ExAscoteer, thanks for the info on the Dom. Having a look around the web, the only info I can come up with is this, from Hansard circa 1965, when the government was asked what British equipment they were intending to fit to the new aircraft;

The list of British equipment to be installed in the C.130K is as follows:

Equipment Manufacturer
Clock Mk.5 B Smiths Aviation Division
Indicator, Airspeed Mk.l5 C Smiths Aviation Division
Radio Set, P.T.R. 175 The Plessey Company Ltd.
Command radio set, AD. 160 Marconi Company Ltd.
Intercommunication equipment UA.60 Ultra Electronics Ltd.
Cabin address system, UA.578 Ultra Electronics Ltd.
Radio compass, AD.360 Marconi Company Ltd.
Marker beacon receiver, AD.260 Marconi Company Ltd.
Glide-slope receiver, AD.260 Marconi Company Ltd.
Navigation system, AD.260 Marconi Company Ltd.
Doppler 62 M Decca Navigator Co. Ltd.
Computer navigational, 9476 Decca Navigator Co. Ltd.
Roller map Mk.4 C, display head Type 9275 Decca Navigator Co. Ltd.
Weather radar, E.290 Ecko Electronics Ltd.
Decca Navigator Mk.1 (Air) with Flight Log Decca Navigator Co. Ltd.
Radio Altimeter STR 54 B Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd.
Periscopic sextant Mk.2 A Smiths Aviation Division
Radar set IFF, Mk.10 Cossor Ltd.
Autopilot, Mk.10 A Smiths Aviation Division
Side guidance equipment, Mk.2(b) Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd.
Aperture covers H. K. Porter Ltd.

Now there's a list of stuff to be reckoned with. As for the autopilot, the Smiths Mk10a was certainly fitted to the Vulcan and Victor, as well as the Mk10b. I wonder if the 10a's were replaced on the V bombers with b's to release the a's for Albert. Someone will know.

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