Documentation of missile attack mission by United States Navy F8U-2N Crusader fighter aircraft, United States.
United States USA Date:1961 Duration:6 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy F8U-2N Crusader aircraft missile attack operation using the acquisition and fire control system, United States. F8U-2N in flight with engine on afterburner. Various gauges on instrument panel. F8U-2N in flight. Pilot turns on the engine, anti-icing system and indicator lights glow. APQ-83 radar mounted in nose cone of F8U-2N. Pilot turns clutter limiting switch, scan switch to normal and turns on fire control system. Pilot sets up armament panel. Radar power switch being set to normal and antenna being tilted up by pilot, radar scope being adjusted. Pilot uses radar control stick and sets the brilliance and the gain. Antenna being restored to normal. Artificial horizon on radar scope. Test button being pressed by pilot. Target is located. Pilot tilts antenna up and down and moves hand control until the acquisition circle is centered over target. Acquisition switch being pressed to lock on. Radar enters acquisition mode. Radar scope indicates radar being locked on target. Autopilot being disengaged by pilot. Radar scope in track mode. Target range and maximum range is displayed on radar scope. Target in attack position. F8U-2N pulls up towards target and missile being fired. Target exploding.
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