Pilot view and fonts

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Unread post31 Mar 2019, 07:42

Hello, does anyone have a picture of what is the real pilot point of view in the cockpit?
and what are the fonts used in HUD and MFD in a USAF F-16?

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Unread post02 Apr 2019, 16:36

Depending on blocks are deferences. But YOU TUBE is full with cockpit movie's
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Unread post03 Apr 2019, 06:24

thank you very much. i am interested mainly in block 50. for the view i am wondering if the pilot sees almost a 2d cockpit or a bit higher so he can see the top of the glareshield and maybe some part of the nose
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Unread post03 Apr 2019, 14:52

http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album03/album72/aad. Just click on next photo and eventually it will go for whatever you want.
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Unread post03 Apr 2019, 14:59

http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album03/album72/abe. Guess you want this type of thing. Because it is a bubble canopy back seater seems to have a little space for looking at the front but is limited enough.
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Unread post03 Apr 2019, 16:40

roccio wrote:hello, does anyone have a picture of what is the real pilot point of view in the cockpit?
and what are the fonts used in hud and mfd in usaf f16?

thanks

Not sure if this will help
Starting at 13:35, you can see the JHMCS video here
https://youtu.be/JorI8EdSxW4?t=815
This is probably from a block 42 but I am not sure
Here is an A model, the view would be a few inches shorter
https://youtu.be/vRqbOvcmnO8?t=26

This is a 360°cockpit view of a Block 40 that should be close also
http://www.stclairphoto-imaging.com/360 ... 6_swf.html
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Unread post04 Apr 2019, 06:38

thank you very much. So it seems that the pilot can see the nose of the plane. But this way some instruments are a bit obscured by top part of instrument panel cover. I thought that instrument like RWR should be always fully visible.
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Unread post04 Apr 2019, 07:26

roccio wrote:thank you very much. So it seems that the pilot can see the nose of the plane. But this way some instruments are a bit obscured by top part of instrument panel cover. I thought that instrument like RWR should be always fully visible.

Pilot does not see the nose, because it will be seated recline in back 30 degrees in his seat. Pilot seat will be adjusted in hight after personal preferences but as a rule of thumb is to leave some space between top of the canopy and your head (like a fist wide). Those photos are taken closer to the HUD. Like you are in your car and put your head closer to the windshield to se the end nose of the car but don't see any of them always (depending on what types they have) .http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album03/album72/abf This photo is amazing for all the details http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album03/album72/abg. The eyebrows covers is to shield the amount of the the sun glare is in. These does not cover the blinkers or other instruments.
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Unread post04 Apr 2019, 07:59

roccio wrote:thank you very much. So it seems that the pilot can see the nose of the plane. But this way some instruments are a bit obscured by top part of instrument panel cover. I thought that instrument like RWR should be always fully visible.

Nothing should be obscure, as I posted before, the view on the second video would be a few inches lower since the video is from a camera mounted on the top of the helmet.
Here another example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SixYwbkrJ1A
On the left side of the camera you can see the NVG mount for reference.

https://youtu.be/xe_tazJMutM?t=448
Here you can see the pilot adjusting the seat height at 7:28
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Unread post04 Apr 2019, 08:26

Good, thank you. I have found this image

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so this is good.
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Unread post04 Apr 2019, 09:32

Looks good, maybe one of the pilots here can give us their input. Keep in mind that appears to be an A model.
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