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Old 26th Apr 2019, 08:33
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Instrument ID

I've been asked to find which aircraft this would have come from. Presumably British?

Thanks for any ideas.



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Old 26th Apr 2019, 08:42
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I can tell you what it isnít...

It sure as hell is not from a Harrier!

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Old 26th Apr 2019, 09:04
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TSR-2? Obviously an old instrument. Might be quicker to discount all types that it wouldn't go in.
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 09:21
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Not the Beverley.
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 09:26
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Redifon did a lot of sim stuff and I'm guessing the "68" is 1968; so maybe F-4 related? It's a pretty basic display and not from the aircraft so how about maybe the AI trainers they had at Coningsby?
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 11:33
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Not the Beverley.
I do wish PPRuNe had a "like" feature, as on Facebook. That definitely deserves a
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 11:46
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Redifon is a grandparent company of the current Thales, and so it is very likely to have come from a simulator prior to the mid 80s when the company became Thompson then Thales. Lightning maybe?......Edited to add ... maybe not. The Lightening had a strip ASI / Mach meter.
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 12:01
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Are there not only 2, (3 including TSR 2 ) aircraft types it could sensibly relate to, simulator or otherwise?
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 12:05
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Originally Posted by falcon900 View Post
Are there not only 2, (3 including TSR 2 ) aircraft types it could sensibly relate to, simulator or otherwise?
You would think so but none of the pictures seem to fit so maybe Chris Kebab is right, it is from some other training device. Or did Redifon make simulators for any export customers?
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 12:38
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The ident label pre-dates the 13-digit NSN days. If necessary, you would put a longer sticky label on it with the full number. That it is blank may, as Chris Kebab says, mean there was no aircraft application as there would be no need to have a NSN.
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 14:29
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I suspect you would recognize it if it came from the F27 Herod!!
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“ The Lightening had a strip ASI” The strip speed was was not fitted to all Marks! Only the Mk 3 and 6 plus the T5 were fitted with it in RAF service. So that ASI could be from a Lightning although as I recall ours had the Mach limits clearly marked!
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 16:05
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t7a. Yep, the F27 Super!! Went like the clappers. About 0.3M.
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 16:32
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It's not from TSR-2, SR53, FD2, BAC 221, Bristol 188 or Avro 707.....
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If we're guessing .... Early model Concorde, Flight test station perhaps ?

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Someone just sold something quite similar (Mach 1.3) on ebay for £51.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REDIFON-Aircraft-Simulator-Machmeter-Instrument-26161-Mach-0-7-to-1-3/254158842363

ASI

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REDIFON-Aircraft-Simulator-Air-Speed-Indicator-ASI-Instrument-6DN-305/254158847661

And of course for the Chipmunk fans
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gipsy-Major-10-2-Piston-Rings/223437470105
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Ah yes, forgot about Concorde. And the sim was made by Redifon.
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Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
Ah yes, forgot about Concorde. And the sim was made by Redifon.
Concordeís was more sophisticated:
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Instructor’s station maybe?
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 21:56
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
It's not from TSR-2, SR53, FD2, BAC 221, Bristol 188 or Avro 707.....
I though 188 too but that /68 odds probably the year which would discount those. Also a early for the F4. Concorde however might fit.
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