Did the early (1965/66) USN Phantom F-4B have a gunsight fitted?

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Did the early (1965/66) USN Phantom F-4B have a gunsight fitted?

Joined: October 24th, 2011, 7:26 pm

May 11th, 2012, 8:55 am #1

Hi, did the early Phantom F-4B have a gunsight fitted? I am about to start backdating a 1/32 Tamiya f-4J to a 1965 B jet of VF-84. Any pics or information greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.
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Joined: September 12th, 2005, 2:37 am

May 11th, 2012, 9:58 am #2

so the answer would be 'no'.
IIRC, the gun was fitted in responce to demands from pilots who flew it in actual combat over Vietnam.
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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 3:23 am

May 11th, 2012, 10:11 am #3

Hi, did the early Phantom F-4B have a gunsight fitted? I am about to start backdating a 1/32 Tamiya f-4J to a 1965 B jet of VF-84. Any pics or information greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.
There was 2 cockpit foldouts, and this one had in the notes Pre-Shoehorn,Datalink,and AIMS. So it should be early. HTH, Darren



PS, George is right, no Guns on USN Phantoms, so the sight was called a Optical Sight Unit.
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Joined: May 10th, 2005, 10:47 pm

May 11th, 2012, 10:18 am #4

Hi, did the early Phantom F-4B have a gunsight fitted? I am about to start backdating a 1/32 Tamiya f-4J to a 1965 B jet of VF-84. Any pics or information greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.
It was for firing rockets and dropping bombs and may have provided a head-up projection of the radar display. But in any event, there was a small reflector glass above the glare shield.
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Joined: May 10th, 2005, 10:47 pm

May 11th, 2012, 10:21 am #5

There was 2 cockpit foldouts, and this one had in the notes Pre-Shoehorn,Datalink,and AIMS. So it should be early. HTH, Darren



PS, George is right, no Guns on USN Phantoms, so the sight was called a Optical Sight Unit.
Seehttp://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2009 ... m-iis.html and scroll down for awhile.
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