AV-8B Night Attack HUD camera

Key Features

  • Two piece camera.
  • Night attack version of the AV-8B Harrier.
  • The periscope is physically separated from the electronic unit and connected by a flat ribbon cable.
  • For either the day or night versions, no changes were made to the following:

    Mechanical mounting provisions

    Electrical input connector pins

  • The prime advantage of this system is that it eliminates the optical periscope on both day and night attack version cameras.
  • The new periscope is attached on top the control panel and looks directly through the combining glass of the HUD.
  • The resolution of the system is significantly improved due to the elimination of the optical periscope assemblies.
  • This system will provide target definition with slant range of 5,000-6,000ft.
  • The electronics, lenses, and all other parts of the system are completely interchangeable for the day and night attack version cameras.


  • Automatic exposure control with lens iris.
  • Adjustable air-to-ground exposure lock (0-10sec).
  • Visual event mark viewable day or night.
  • +28Vdc operating voltage.
  • Internal or external sync.
  • Pickup device: Interline-transfer hyper HAD
  • 1/2” CCD sensor Horizontal resolution:

    NTSC: 470 TV lines

    PAL: 460 TV lines

  • Picture elements:

    NTSC: 768(h) x 494(v)

    PAL: 752(h) x 582(v)

  • S/N ratio:

    NTSC: >48dB

    PAL: >46dB

  • Sensitivity: 2000 Lux at f/5.6
  • Minimum sensitivity: .22 Lux at f/1.4, AGC-ON
  • Shutter speeds: 1/60th second, 1/100,000 second, flickerless (1/100), and CCD iris (AEC) Off
  • Gamma: 0.45/1
  • White balance: ATW, 3200K, 5600K, and Manual
  • Video formats: Y/C component and NTSC composite
  • Weight: 2lb 2oz.

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AV-8B HUD Inset

AV-8B HUD Camera


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