Blanked Keypad, why?

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Unread post27 Apr 2018, 23:50

I cant come up with a reason Turks blinded the keypad in their demo bird. Never seen such thing done to a Viper. Why is that?


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Unread post05 May 2018, 05:34

Ahh.... the lovely sushi tray! Great for fodding out your favorite cockpit when the crewchief who discovers hardware missing on a Monday finally gets around to telling his expediter on Friday night... as he's walking out the door. :roll:


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Unread post05 May 2018, 15:06

If I remember correctly, the "sushi tray" was to minimize/ prevent glare from the ICP on the HUD at night. We removed those from USAF aircraft a long time ago after the NVG light conversion. The only F-16 I still see with that are TuAF F-16.




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Unread post22 Mar 2019, 22:01

Having velcro on it, maybe it is used for have manoeuvers at eye level when in display?

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