F-4D Phantom II Instrument Panel
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This is a complete F-4 Phantom instrument panel reconstruction owned by a friend of AeroAntique.
According to its owner:
"Here is the information on 66-7676. I bought this panel fairly complete at an airplane "salvage yard" in Southern California many years ago. The outward appearance is fairly accurate even though a good share of the missing indicators have been replaced. This airplane was built in 1966 and because of the interchangeability of instruments for US military aircraft of the Cold War area, there may be indicators here that were not originally produced for this particular F4, but are for later models. Appearance-wize, only a real expert could tell this -- but the part numbers on the indicators themselves do tell - (if anyone was to closely check). I would say that the panel is about 85% correct. The only real noticeable part is the small switch knob labeled "WEP/SEL". A push button selector switch should go there - that would be a rotary switch with a centered push button.
This switch is almost impossible to find! But I will keep looking for it. This is the first F4 panel that I bought."
Aircraft History: McDonnell F-4D-31-MC Phantom II/66-7676
- 1968: USAF 50th TFW.
- 1969-70: USAF 53rd TFS (36th TFW).
- 1973: USAF 22nd TFS (36th TFW).
- USAF 50th TFW.
- 1977-78: USAF 81st TFW.
- USAF 401st TFW.
- 1985: Georgia ANG 128th TFS.
- Kansas ANG 127th TFS.
- 8/1988: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
- 6/1997: Salvaged.