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The two airframes were to evaluate performance and flying qualities...

October 12 2017 at 1:41 PM

Keith Svendsen  (Login Fantomtoo)
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Response to YA-7F cockpit and avionics references

of the A-7F proposal when they showed up at Edwards. There were no systems upgrades, so I assume the avionics and cockpit were essentially unchanged. '039 did have a spin recovery chute fitted, a control panel for doing BIT and activating/deploying the chute should have been installed in the upper left of the front panel.

These airframes should also have had onboard recorders for test data. In many aircraft, this would replace the cannon ammunition drum, but I don't know where it was installed on these aircraft.

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