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Rocket Firing Distribution Controller Mk 3, US, Navy F4U
This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at Curator@AeroAntique.com.
Here is a Rocket Station Distribution Box which appeared in WW2-era F4U Corsairs of the US Navy, and possibly others. It is labeled for the US Navy.
The panel was installed in the F4U cockpit on the upper right side. See a photo of the panel from the F4U Flight Manual.
Once switched On, the controller determines how the rockets are fired when the pilot depresses the rocket firing switch located on an adjacent panel. So, when the firing switch is depressed, either:
This panel is in exceptional condition given its age. All toggles flip and the station selector rotates the pair number in the window. Measures 5 inches wide, 6 inches high, and ~2.5 inches deep.