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VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech fighter, Blocks 1 through 5, 3MCCS-1C cockpit in fighter mode.
VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech fighter, Blocks 1 through 5, 3MCCS-1C cockpit in Battloid mode.
3MCCS-1C cockpit pilot interfaces / controls.
HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick ) roll and pitch control stick.
Throttle control. Note that the throttle itself had very little in the way of additional controls.
Dedicated controls for the control of the Veritech while in Battloid mode. This redundant control set-up was rectified in Block 6 and later Valkyries.
VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Martin & Baker Mk.7 ejection seat.
The old phrase “Meet your Maker in a Martin Baker” took on a new life with the introduction of the Mk. 7 in the VF-1 Valkyrie. The Mk. 7 wasn’t so much a bad ejection seat, it was just that it was built for use in the Earth’s atmosphere. When used in space, the seat’s lack of dedicated attitude controls meant that the pilot would continue on in the direction that the seat ejected him in for the rest of eternity.
Comparison of the Mk. 7 and later Mk. 9 ejection seat. The Mk. 9 introduced post ejection attitude and thruster controls, as well as a more ergonomic shape.
3MCCS-1C cockpit displays.
Radar intercept symbology.
Landing glide path display, typically used in adverse weather and night time carrier operations.
Display in Battloid mode.
Heads up display symbology.
3MCCS-1C cockpit diagram.
- Rear-view mirror (Block 1 only) Rear view monitor (Block 2 onward).
- Left Multi-Function Display (MFD).
- Master Caution Light.
- Heads up Display (HUD).
- Center MFD.
- Right MFD.
- Mode G/B balance trim.
- Battloid mode right arm control stick.
- Fighter mode roll/pitch control stick.
- Battloid mode left arm control stick.
- Mode selector.
- Communication Control System (CCS) panel.
- Performance Management System (PMS) display.
- Protoculture cell-energizer and fusion turbine control panel.
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