By Tommy H. Thomason

Monday, November 26, 2012

Approach Lights Redux

It's surprising how often something new shows up for something old. I wrote about approach lights here:

It was just brought to my attention that the F-4 had a green light on the left side of the fuselage that the LSO could use at night to determine roll attitude when he could not see the position light on the right wingtip, e.g. if the Phantom was turning left for lineup. It can be seen in this picture just below the crossbar in the A in NAVY. It looks like it is at the same waterline as the left-wingtip position light. I'm surprised that it is flush rather than protruding like a similar one is on the E-2.
The picture is cropped from a walkaround by Howard Mason of an F-4J on the Prime Portal website here:

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