...And Kill MiGs - Aircraft Specials series by Lou Drendel

By Lou Drendel

... and kill MIGs КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Squadron/Signal publicationsСерия: Squadron 6002Автор(ы): Lou DrendelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1974Количество страниц: 65Формат: pdfРазмер: 34.4 mb Rapid0

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Station 3 at the rear of the bay usually held a KA-55A high-altitude panoramic camera mounted vertically in an LS-58A stabilized mount, or a mapping camera (KC-1 or T-11). The latter could produce up to 460 negatives in 9 x 9-inch format. An AN/AVD-2 laser reconnaissance set was installed here too in the early years. In RF-4Cs up to serial 69-0375 an ejector system, later deleted, was linked to the Station 2 camera and propelled a photo cassette through a small door. The cassette parachuted down, transmitting its position so that data could be recovered and processed before the aircraft landed.

Most of the F-4Es were converted into F-4G Wild Weasels on return to the USA by June 1973. Six RAAF pilots had previously flown F-4C and RF-4C combat missions with USAF squadrons in Vietnam. com Egypt (Al Quwwat al Jawwiya il Misriya) The Peace Pharaoh program transferred 35 early F-4Es, mainly from the 31st TFW, to Egypt between September 1979 and March 1980, with seven more in 1988. Following the Camp David agreement, Egypt’s military aid from Arab sponsors was terminated and a US package was offered.

In the mid1980s a performance update program (PUP) replaced the APR-38 RHAW To improve pilot’s limited forward vision, a one-piece windshield was tested. The new installation, including a wider, stronger titanium frame, also doubled as birdstrike protection. About 20 F-4E, F-4G, and RF-4C windshields were replaced, including that of F-4E-40-MC 68-0473 of 7ci, Turkish AF still displaying its previous 110th TFS, Missouri ANG crew chief’s name. com with the far more advanced APR-47, giving vastly increased memory, speed, and threat-processing power.

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