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McDonnell Douglas F-4J (F-4S) Phantom II cockpit instrument panel layouts


The F-4J was the final version of the Phantom II produced for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. It constituted an improved version of the F-4B and flew operationally for the first time in 1966. Of this version, 522 aircraft were constructed between 1966 and 1972. Because of increased weight and more demanding sink rates, the F-4J was fitted with a sturdier landing gear, which required modifications to the inner wings, as had been the case for the F4C. F4B aircraft were later converted to F4N versions in a service life extension programme.

Similarly, 265 (of the 302 planned) F4J aircraft went through a modification process at the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) at NAS North Island, to provide more structural strength, a longer fatique life, updated mission equipment (AN/AWG10 to AN/AGW-10B radar) and a slatted wing. These modified F4J aircraft were designated F-4S and the first one flew in 1977. The modifications saved about 25% on aircraft maintenance. The slatted wing modifications consisted of an external strap that ran from one wing fold under the fuselage to the other wing fold, effectively zero-timing the wing. The outer wing panels were replaced with new ones. The first forty or so F4J airframes converted to F-4S were completed before the slat "kits" were available. These were sent to the Marines as F4J/S Phantoms (it was even painted on the aircraft). Later, the ones that were still around were brought back to NARF North Island and fitted with slats. Formation lights were also added to the vertical stabiliser, the fuselage and the wing tips. The aircraft were also rewired with newer wire. The above information was kindly provided by Mr. Jan jacobs, who has 1,400 hours of flight time in the back seat of the F4B/F4N/F4J Phantoms and was the Technical Manual Data Manager for the F-4 at the Naval Air Rework Facility at NAS North Island from 1981 through 1984.

After the Falkland war, the RAF bought fourteen Navy F-4J Phantoms to replace F-4M Phantoms that were used to provide air defense for the Falklands with 23 Squadron at Port Stanley. The purchased F-4J models were removed from storage (Navy storage facility or Davis Monthan Air Force Base), upgraded and modified at the Naval Aircraft Rework Facility (NARF) at North Island in 1983 before leaving to the UK. These F-4J(UK) Phantoms were given the RAF numbers ZE350 to ZE364 (Navy BuNo 155894) and served with 74(F) Squadron at Wattisham in Suffolk, UK.

The F-4S Phantom was the last modification produced for the Phantom. Below are layouts of the F-4J Phantom cockpit from the fold-out pages in the flight manual, click on the image for a larger size image.

F-4J Phantom II high resolution front cockpit for computer flight simulator

Streak Eagle has designed a very nice high resolution F-4J cockpit, which is partly based on the images shown below. If you are looking for a high resolution F-4J cockpit for your flight simulator, check out his version at CombatACE F-4J Hi-res Cockpit.

The F-4J and F-4S Navy and Marines Phantom II main pilot and radar intercept officer (RIO) panels

This section provides information on the main pilot's and RIO instrument panels of the Phantom F-4J and F-4S aircraft. The cockpit layouts as detailed in various Navy F-4J/S flight manuals are shown below. Please click on the images for larger versions.

F-4J front cockpit layout, typical Block 33

F-4J front cockpit layout. This is the typical F-4J cockpit layout as for Block 22 (Source: F-4 Aircraft TDDR-50 Series Troubleshooting Manuals, Section 0, 1966).

F-4J rear cockpit layout, typical Block 33

F-4J rear cockpit layout. This is the typical F-4J rear cockpit layout as for Block 22 (Source: F-4 Aircraft TDDR-50 Series Troubleshooting Manuals, Section 0, 1966).

F-4J front cockpit layout, typical Block 33

F-4J front cockpit layout. This is the typical F-4J cockpit layout as for the F-4J aircraft made in Block 33 (Source: Navair 01-245FDD-1 Navy model F-4J Flight Manual, 1973).

F-4J rear cockpit layout

F-4J rear cockpit layout for aircraft 153071 through 158354, before AFC 506 (Source: Navair 01-245FDD-1 Navy model F-4J Flight Manual, 1973).

F-4J front cockpit layout after AirFrame Change (AFC) 506

F-4J front cockpit layout for aircraft 158355 and up and for all others after AFC 506 (Source: Navair 01-245FDD-1 Navy model F-4J and F-4S Flight Manual, 1975).

F-4J rear cockpit layout

F-4J rear cockpit layout for aircraft 158355 and up and for all others after AFC 506 (Source: Navair 01-245FDD-1 Navy model F-4J and F-4S Flight Manual, 1975).

F-4S typical front cockpit layout

Typical F-4S front cockpit layout (Source: Navair 01-245FDD-1 Navy model F-4J and F-4S Flight Manual, 1975).

F-4J after AFC 506 and F-4S rear cockpit layout

F-4J rear cockpit layout for aircraft 158355 and up and for all others after AFC 506 and all F-4S Phantom aircraft (Source: Navair 01-245FDD-1 Navy model F-4J and F-4S Flight Manual, 1975).

Apparantly, there were only minor changes made to the RIO panel during conversion from F-4J to F-4S, although the radar system had been modified extensively, requiring new training for the radar intercept officers. Two amber warning lights (SW Ampl fault ind., RCVR-XMTR fault ind.) were added to the right of the panel, whereas the remote UHF indicator may have been removed, with the hole being covered by an aluminium plate.

F-4S main pilot's cockpit instrument panel
McDonnell Douglas F-4S main pilot's instrument panel (courtesy of Carlos)

Front view of F-4J rear panel McDonnell Douglas F-4J (and F-4S) Phantom II rear (RIO) instrument panel (image courtesy of Carlos).

History of F-4J Phantom II with BuNo 155759

The following description of the history of F-4J Phantom II with BuNo 155759 was made possible by Sid Nanson, who kindly provided historic records of this aircraft (Thanks again Sid!). Sid has access to Navy microfilm with records of each aircraft use by unit and date up to 1985. If you would like to receive information about a US Navy or US Marine Corps aircraft with a specific BuNo, please contact me and I'll relay your request to Sid Nanson.

F-4J 155759 was built in 1968 and accepted by NAVAIRSYSCOM in St. Louis on 20 July 1968. It was then transferred to VF-154 (Black Knights, tail code NK) at Miramar, where the aircraft was received on 29 July 1968. During the Vietnam War, the aircraft saw action with VF-154 during the 1969-1970 West Pacific cruise of the CVA-61 USS Ranger with air wing CVW-2, departing from Alameda (14 October 1969 - 1 June 1970). During this cruise, two F-4J Phantoms (155750 and 155775) were lost, with their crew members being killed (VF-154 F-4J 155750) or missing (VF-21 F-4J 155775).

F-4J 155759 with VF-154 markings at San Diego - Miramar MCAS, 1971
F-4J Phantom 155759 while in service with VF-154 at NAS Miramar in San Diego in 1971. Photo from Jonathan Verschuren Collection at

On 13 October 1971 155759 went to VF-101 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, a US Navy jet base located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where she remained until June 1972.

155759 then went into service on 6 June 1972 with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 235 (VMFA-235 Death Angels, tail code DB) at MCAS Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii. On 14 August 1973 she transferred to VF-143 (Pukin' Dogs) aboard USS America, which was cruising in the Mediterranean until August 1974.

F-4S 155759, VF-143
F-4J Phantom II with tail number 155759, with VF-143 between August 1973 and August 1974. Photo courtesy of Michel (see

BuNO 155759 at VF-143 was featured in flight on a picture in the 1974 USS America (CVA-66) Mediterranean Cruise Book, together with BuNo 155741.

F-4S 155759 in flight, CVA-66
F-4J Phantoms II with tail numbers 155759 and 155741 in flight during the 1974 USS America (CVA-66) Mediterranean Cruise. Photo source 1974 USS America (CVA-66) Mediterranean Cruise Book - The Cruise).

Transfer to VF-121 (Pacemakers, tail code NJ) at NAS Miramar, CA, on 12 August 1974 and later based on NAS North Island. In October 1975, 155759 was spotted again during the airshow at NAS Miramar near San Diego, CA.

F-4J/S 155759, VF-121
F-4J with tail number 155759 during its service at VF-121 between August 1974 and February 1977. Photo courtesy of Michel (see

Received by VF-154 at Miramar on 24 February 1977. To VMFA-235 at Kadena, Kaneohe, Barbers Point, Cubi Point, Iwakuni on 15 September 1979.

On 10 December 1980 the aircraft was received at NARF North Island and was converted to F-4S on 12 December 1980.

After the conversion the F-4S was transferred to VMFA-312, serving at Beaufort, Oceana, Beaufort, Iwakuni, Cubi Point and Iwakuni until January 20, 1983, when she was transferred to VMFA-451 based at Iwakuni, and later Beaufort.

On 19 October the same year, while in Beaufort, the aircraft was received by VMFA-115, and on 15 November 1984 by VMFA-251.

155759 apparantly remained with VMFA-251 at least until September 1985, when historic records provided by Sid Nanson end. 155759 must have been transferred to VMFA-112 for some period between 1985 and 2003, as shown in the image below. The aircraft now is painted in the gray colour that was applied after .....

Scott van Aken has a nice F-4 Phantoms photograph web site with listings of squadrons and images of Phantoms in service with these squadrons.

F-4S 155759, VMFA112
F-4S Phantom 155759 in the much less colourful, low visibility three-tone grey camouflage paint scheme that was applied from the early 1980s onwards. Picture taken after September 1985 when the aircraft was with VMFA-112. Photo courtesy of Michel (see

F-4S 155759 finally went to storage at NAD Cherry Point, NC and was struck of charge on January 21, 2003.

Detailed information about Navy F-4 Phantom II aircraft, DACO Publications

Danny Coremans from DACO Publications released an new book titled Uncovering the US Navy Q/F-4B/J/N/S Phantom in 2009. This book contains hundreds of colour pictures of the inside and outside of the different Navy Phantom II aircraft, showing technical details of fuselage, cockpit, engine, weapons systems, avionics, etc., and also contains scale drawings of the various F-4 Phantom aircraft types and their cockpits that are valuable for scale model projects.

D. Coremans (2009), Uncovering the US Navy Q/F-4B/J/N/S Phantom. DACO Publications, Belgium
Cover page of D. Coremans (2009). Uncovering the US Navy Q/F-4B/J/N/S Phantom. DACO Publications, Belgium.

I can recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Navy Phantoms. Sample pages from the book and ordering information are shown DACO's Navy F-4 Phantom book page. Please do check it out...

Instrument close-ups

Below are close-up shots of common instruments that were used in the Phantom II. Note that there have been a great variety of gauges used and this section just shows those that were available to me. I would like to thank all the Phantom enthousiasts who contributed information and images that made this web page possible. I would appreciate it to receive information on electrical pin connections of the instruments listed. To save some precious webspace, instruments mounted on the rear panel that are also used in the front cockpit are presented and discussed on the F-4B page.

F-4S remote UHF indicator
F-4S analogue remote UHF channel indicator. This indicator is wider than those used in the other F-4 main pilot's panels and replaces the smaller ID-1311/ASQ Remote UHF Channel indicator displayed on the F-4B page. Located on the main pilot's instrument panel.
F-4S remote UHF indicator
F-4S digital remote UHF channel indicator, ID1972/ARC-159(V), replaces the analogue remote UHF Channel indicator displayed above. Located on the main pilot's instrument panel.
F-4S remote standby attitude indicator ID-1448A/A
Remote standby attitude indicator type ID-1448A/A with fast gyro erect switch. MFR code 24321. Pinout connections: A= GND, B= 114V 400Hz, D: Roll x, E: Roll y, F: Roll z, J= flag (to common pulls), H: Pitch y, P: Pitch z, R: Pitch x. Indicator has 5 V lighting on pins K and L (measured resistance about 2 ohms).
F-4S remote standby attitude indicator 4012 D
Alternative remote standby attitude indicator type 4012 D with fast gyro erect switch. Manufactured by Lear Siegler Inc. Instrument Division, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pinout connections: A= GND, B= 114V 400Hz, D: Roll x, E: Roll y, F: Roll z, J= flag (to common pulls), H: Pitch y, P: Pitch z, R: Pitch x. Indicator has 5 V lighting on pins K and L (measured resistance about 2 ohms). My friend Kevin is looking for a remote standby attitude indicator to complete his panel. Please contact me if you have one available for him.
C-8898/A model selector panel Control, mode selector panel C-8898/A (Collins Radio Company). Controls function mode of Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI). Lighting: q=gnd, d=0-5 V AC/DC.
Take Off data plate F-4S
Edgelit plate detailing take-off and landing checklist from the F-4S main pilot's instrument panel and radar altimeter (LOW ALT) warning light.
Tank check and radio call data plate F-4S
Feed tank check - norm switch and radio call sign data plate. Front cockpit instrument panel.
F-4S ECM warning lights
F-4S Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) warning lights assembly, attached to the right  part of the glareshield. Lights read: SAM in red, 2, 3, 4, RPT, TWS, AAA, AI, and AAA/AI in green. Lighted using 12 V or 28 V. Pin connections are: j: GND, t: 2, s: 3, r: 4, p: RPT, n: TWS, m: AAA, l: AI and m: AAA/AI.
F-4S AIM-7 status panel
AIM-7 status panel from the F-4S Phantom, attached to the right glareshield of the main pilot's panel. Lights read from left to right: top - LF (amber), SP (green), RF (amber), SP (green), center - LW (amber), SP (green), TK (green, centerline tank), RW (amber), SP (green), bottom - LA (amber), SP (green), RA (amber), SP (green).
F-4S AIM-9 status panel
AIM-9 status panel from the F-4S. Attached to the left glareshield of the main pilot's panel. Lights read from left to right and up/down: APCS OFF (amber), not used, LO, SW, LI, SW (green), SEAM (amber), RI, SW, RO, SW (green).
Smiths Industries F-4S Fuel quantity gauge
F-4S digital fuel quantity indicator made by Smiths Industries Aerospace and Defense Systems, INC. Defense Systems Division. Instrument can be lighted by connecting pin L to ground and pin C to a 0-5 V AC or DC power source. The older analogue version shown on my F-4B page was also used in the F-4S.
Attitude indicator Remote attitude indicator. Summers Gyroscope Company, Santa Monica, CA, USA. The ARU-13A remote attitude indicator (Lear Siegler, Inc.) was used in the F-4E and other Phantoms. Pinouts: A,J= GND, B= 115 V AC (phase C), D= roll x, E= roll y, F= roll z, H= pitch z, P= pitch x, R= pitch y, L= light GND, K= light 0-5 V AC.
Altimeter counter pointer Kollsman type AN/AAU-19/A. This instrument was made by Negretti and Zambra Aviation Ltd. (type L-81252) under license. N&Z(A) were based at Croydon, Surrey, UK, where a diverse range of aeronautical instruments were made including Kollsman type altimeters. Kollsman (UK), based at Southampton, became part of N&Z(A). N&Z(A) in turn were acquired by Meggitt and are now part of the Meggitt Avionics Group, currently trading out of Fareham, Hampshire. Negretti & Zambra started business in 1850 in London. They were both Italian immigrants (source: Terry Holloway, former N&Z(A) director).
Bearing heading distance indicator AN/ASQ-19/(XN-1)
Bearing distance heading indicator (BDHI, ID-663/U) Unit 10 of AN/ASQ-19/(XN-1) integrated electronic central navigation and communication set made by Collins. This is an early version used in the F-4B (see F-4B flight manual rear cockpit layout pages), with the distance counter in the center rather than on the right side as in the BDHI shown below. The (XN-1) prefix indicates that this is the first developmental model indicator for the Navy Department, Washington. Later F-4J/S Phantoms used the indicator shown below.
Bearing heading distance indicator ID-653
Later model of the bearing-distance-heading indicator (BDHI) ID-653/U Aeronautics (Milwaukee, US) used in the F-4J/S. Pinouts: A,B= magnetic heading signal, C,D,E,W,b= GND, H,F= Lead comp. ADF or NAV comp. single bar pointer relative bearing signal, M,N= double bar pointer relative bearing signal. P,R= hundreds counter TACAN or "miles to go" signal, S,T= tens counter signal, V,U= units counter signal, Y= 28 V DC, Z,c= shutter counter GND, k= 26 V AC phase C.
AN/APR-25(V) strobe display scope
AN/APR-25(V) strobe display scope (Applied Technology Inc., Palo Alto, California). Part of the RHAW system. Gun tracking radar signal detecting and homing, Works in S-, X- and C-band radar. Also used in tyhe F-100. Pin connections for the AP-1310 were kindly provided by Mike Powell (see Mike's RWR project): pin 1 = ground, 2 = n.c., 3 = Video / Strobe (ground this to un-blank the beam), 4 = 28 Volts DC @ ~200 ma (main power to unit), 5 = n.c., 6 = 5 Volts DC @ ~300 ma (powers the CRT filament), 7 = n.c., 8 = n.c., 9 = Deflection "A-high" (moves beam upper left to lower right), 10 = Deflection "B-high" (moves beam lower left to upper right), 11 = Deflection "A-low" (moves beam upper left to lower right) and pin 12 = Deflection "B-low" (moves beam lower left to upper right).
F-4S Angle of Attack indicator Specialties, Inc. ARK-10B/A24G-8 angle of attack (AOA) indicator. Note: The F-4S ARK-10B AOA indicator is calibrated from 0-42 arbitrary units, in contrast to the ARK-10A indicators of the F-4J or F-4B Phantoms, which are calibrated from 0-30 units. Pinouts given on the F-4B page.
Waltham 8 day clock The clock (e.g. Waltham ABU-9). Fits in a standard 2 1/4" hole. Mounted against the front of the panel.
ID-1476/A Digital Display  indicator
ID-1476/A Digital Display  indicator
ID-1478/A Command Target Altitude indicator
ID-1478/A Command Target Altitude indicator. The lights on the right and left sides of the altitude indicator read "high" and "low", respectively. Operated on 28 V DC. Lighting (red) can be obtained by connecting pin T to ground and pin U to a 4.4 V power supply. A label on the indicator indicates that the lights are 4.4 V, I am not sure if using a 5 V power supply would decrease the lifetime of the lights significantly.
AN/ALR-45 Antenna Correlation Disable panel.
AN/ALR-45 Antenna Correlation Disable panel. Part of the radar warning and control system - countermeasures receiving set just like the AN/APR-25 strobe display scope. 2-18 GHz Radar Warning Receiver control panel; manufactured by Litton.
Rear cockpit EJECT light
Eject warning indicator light that tells the RIO in the rear cockpit that he should immediately eject. This light is located right of the radar scope just below the rear instrument panel in the F-4B/N and early F-4J versions (before AirFrame Change (AFC) 506), but not in the later F-4J and F-4S aircraft.

In addition to these gauges, indicator lights and switches, there are the following control panels and systems (list not yet complete). 

F-4J/S front cockpit instruments

AN/APG-59 radar scope optical sight
This instrument has a 37-pins male D-Sub connector at the back. Pin connections are: 1= Glass adjustment knob lighting (14 or 28 V, depending on lamp installed), 2,3= pipper lighting (voltage, AC/DC?), 4,5= OPR/ERASE switch, 6-19= nc, 20= Power GND, 21= 10, 22= 25, 23= 50, 24= 100, 25= 200, 26=nc, 27= VEL, 28=Hold Alt, 29= VI, 30= TERR, 31= ALTM, 32= edgelights 28 V, 400 Hz (converted to 5 V by transformer on instrument), 33= nc, 34= IN RNG, 35= LOW Vc, 36= J, 37= MEM. Green text lights use 5 V AC/DC power. D-Sub connector
AN/APG-59.60 optical sight (front cockpit) manufactured by Westinghouse and the American Cystoscope Makers Inc., New York, USA. This optical sight was used in F-4J Navy Phantoms. It forms part of the AN/AWG-10 pulse-doppler radar airborne fire control system manufactured by Westinghouse. This is a solid-state radar system with multi-mode operation and "look-down" capabilities, allowing the detection and tracking of low-flying targets and distinguishing them from ground clutter. Texts on the three data plates read (green illumination, 5 V):  TOP plate - VEL, 10 - 25 - 50 - 100 - 200,
LEFT plate - IN RNG, LOW Vc, MEM,  J and
NOTE: I have one of these F4 optical sights (in poor condition) for sale in the trade zone.
F-4S radar scope - servoed optical sight Radar scope - servoed optical sight from an F-4S Phantom (front cockpit). Image courtesy of Bob Dwyer (see
F-4S Air to air control panel

NOTE: Ed is looking for such a panel for the restoration of an F-4J cockpit. If you have one available, please contact me by e-mail and I'll relay your message to him.
Air to air control panel (front main pilot's instrument panel). This is a modification for retrofitted F-4B, F-4J, F-4N and F-4S aircraft to replace the missile status panel used in the F-4B with other arrangements to make it easier to manage everything in the middle of a dogfight. It controls the Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles and the gun pod, as well as displays on the optical sight system in the helmet (Honeywell Visual Target Acquisition System - VTAS). The warning light on the lower left reads "CAL".
VTAS operation: The VTAS works with the Sidewinder Expanded Acquisition Mode (SEAM). From 1969 onwards, the SEAM was incorporated in the US Navy F-4J/S aircraft (Blocks 45 and 46). It exploits the advanced lock-on possibilities in the AIM-9G Sidewinder for air-to-air combat. The system enabled the missile to be locked on a target by slaving the radar and missile's infra-red seeker head to the pilot's line-of-sight. The pilot superimposes the VTAS reticule image on a target and actuates a lock-on by using a trigger on the control stick The VTAS system was later retrofitted to earlier aircraft and installed in the F-4S. VTAS and SEAM were also incorporated in those F-4B that were updated to F-4N standard from 1970 onwards under the Bee Line program (source: VTAS/Helmet interface SAFE Association).
F-4S Missile and bomb control panel

Missile, tanks jettison and bomb control panel located on the main pilot's instrument panel. This is a modification for retrofitted to the F-4J and F-4S aircraft to replace the missile status panel used before with other arrangements to make it easier to manage everything in the middle of a dogfight. It controls the jettison of Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles and fuel tanks, as well as the bomb modes (low altitude bombing system - LABS, direct or timed).
Weapons selector panel F-4S
This is the so-called "dog bone" (F-4S Phantom front cockpit) with the weapons and stations selector switches and control switches for the bombing procedures

F-4J/S front cockpit left side console control panels

F-4S left utility panel
F-4S Left utility panel with boost pump (Central Aircraft Products Co. PA, USA), liquid oxygen quantity (Honeywell Regulator Co., USA) indicators, boost pump, emergency aileron droop, oxygen and engine oil test switches and air temperature control panel.
F-4S engine control panels
Engine control panels of the F-4S. Located on the left/right hand side of the throttles in the front cockpit and showing power markings (idle, mil, max) for the throttle. The right panel holds the engine master and ignition switches, a rudder trim switch and a central air data computer switch. Instead of the Bullpup control, that was installed in earlier F-4 versions, the F-4S engine control panel now holds the flight instrument lighting rheostat (upper right). Anti-icing and antenna control switches are on the left hand panel.
AFCS panel
C-6564A/ASA-32H Automatic flight control system (AFCS) panel. Controls the stability augmentation system.
LS-460B/AIC Intercommunication station
Front cockpit intercommunication station (LS-460B/AIC) for communication with RIO. Made by Collins Radio Company. Also used in F-14 aircraft.
F-4S fuel control panel
Fuel control panel with switches controling the flow of fuel from the buddy tank, outboard and wing tanks to the fuselage fuel cells. Also houses switches for the fuel probe extension retract for mid-air refuelling and for dumping fuel.
Auxiliary armament control panel
Auxiliary armament control panel with steps position indicator (hole), LB 30A camera pod control switches, dogfight computer switch and slats override switch.
Oxygen valve panel
Oxygen valve and suit air vent valve panel. Front cockpit starboard side console.
F-4S pressure suit valve access panel
This panel covers the pressure suit regulator valve and provides access through to the valve through the hole.

F-4J/S front cockpit right side console control panels

Generator control panel with master caution reset button Generator control panel with generator warning lights, switches and master caution reset button.
Right utility panel, cabin pressure indicator, etc.
Right utility panel (front cockpit from F-4S) with the cabin air pressure indicator, pitot heating, rain removal and bleed air switches, as well as some circuit breakers for flaps, slats, speed brake, landing gear, stabiliser, aileron and rudder trim.

The cabin air pressure indicator is from the Aerosonic Corporation US, type MA-1 MIL-I-5099B.
C-6280A(P)/APX IFF control panel
C-6280A(P)/APX control transponder set IFF control panel. Located on the right console of the F-4J/S Phantoms, as well as in other USAF and Navy/Marines Phantoms. Manufactured by Sentinel Electronics Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA, MFR code 99395, FAA TSO-C74b, model 134A.
Control Temperature Mag Amp
Control Temperature Mag. Amp. made by Garrett Manufacturing Limited (Canada). Part of the cockpit air conditioning system.  Has a temperature control knob and a manual override switch, that is selected when the automeatic system fails.
AWW-1 Fuze function control panel
C-26128/AWW-1 Fuze Function Control Set (FFCS) panel. Fuze control for the weapon system. Used to arm and set delay times for the missiles. Navy F-4S front cockpit, right console.
F-4S Utility Electrical Receptacle panel
Utility electrical receptacle panel from an F-4S Phantom. It controls the brightness of data link indicator lights and radar annunciator lights and provides a receptacle for a 28 V DC, 10 A utility power supply. It is located in the front cockpit on the starboard side.

F-4J/S rear cockpit instruments and control panels

F-4S aft cockpit
			weapons status overhead panel
F-4S rear cockpit weapons status overhead panel with floodlights, mounted above the instrument panel.
RHAW display This is a Threat Display panel (missing knob for dimming of lights). This version was used in the Navy F-4N (showing naval threats as a ship symbol).
Radar Homing and Warning threat display panel
F-4J/S Threat Display panel. AAA stands for anti-aircraft artillery.
Band Disable panel.
AN/ALR-45 Band Disable panel. This is a perspex plate with text that is attached to the panel through the light holders. Illumination is red. Manufactured by Litton.
AN/ALR-45 control panel
Another version of the AN/ALR-45 Band Disable panel. Manufactured by Litton. Part of the radar warning and control system,
Radar operator indicator unit IP-825/AGP-61
Radar operator indicator unit IP-825/AGP-61. Sits below the rear cockpit instrument panel.
Cockpit lights and data link control panel
Cockpit lights and data link control panel, rear cockpit port side.
AN/ALE-29 ECM control panel
AN/ALE-29 electronic countermeasures (ECM) dispensing system control panel. Designed to provide protection for P-3C form Missile attacks. System dispenses passive radar decoy (chaff) cartridges, infrared decoy (Flare) cartridges, or electronic (jammers) cartridges.
Control radio set C-10236 ASQ-160
Control radio set C-10236 ASQ-160. Located in rear cockpit of the Navy F-4S. Switches between UHF and NAV radios.
AN/AJB-7 LABS control panel
Lear Siegler CP-735A AN/AJB-7 Low Altitude Bombing System (LABS) control panel. LABS provides the ground-attack capability for all-altitude release of nuclear weapons at different angles and timings from the target. Also worked with Bullpup air-to-surface missile.
Communications console and data plate
Upper control box: Control radio set C-6684/ASQ. This controls the UHF, COMM and AUX radio systems and is present in both front and rear cockpits.
Lower control box: Inter Com System (ICS) control panel. This controls the volume of the intercom radio and also has an override to lower the volume of external radio communicaton
Right: Radio call sign, take off  and landing checklist data plate.

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