Daytime mission over Saipan
With U.S. Navy Gorgon IV missile
The P-61 was the first aircraft specifically designed with a radar
The radar cone was not painted on the first aircraft and was made of fibreglass.
Some pictures of inside:
P-61B Cockpit front
Left-side pilot's cockpit P-61B
Right-side pilot's cockpit P-61B
P-61B Pilot's Instruments and Bomb Release Panel
P-61B Electrical Control Panel
P-61 turret control gun sight
Radio operator's compartment - Down
Radio operator's compartment - Up
Instrument Camera for P-61 (Meteorological version only ?)
Temperature sensor used for meteorological studies
P-61 Induction System
The rare picture of a P-61 armed with rockets
The P-61 is famous for the variety of nose arts:
P-61A "Tabitha" in Coulommiers, France
The P-61A "Virgin Widow" - I love this name :)
"Lady of the Dark"
Another pic of "Lady of the Dark"
P-61 "Midnight Belle"
Perforated airbrakes of the supercharged C version:
Major Lauren "Duke" Reynolds in Chendu, China, summer 1945
Some views of the back:
Wabash Cannon Ball IV
P-61 "The Spook"
Finally, some pictures that the author, Corrie Bergeron, kindly permitted me to use - thanks again ;)
These pictures of a P-61C were taken at the NMUSAF through the right side window.
behind pilot's seat
right sidewall (from above)
Also, don't forget to visit the P-61 Restoration Project (Mid-Atlantic Air Museum), plenty of pictures there too.
Plenty of extra pics here too: http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1070323@N22/pool/random/
Pictures are from following websites:
- P-61 Black Widow - WarbirdTech Vol. 15 by Warren E. Thompson (ISBN 0-933424-80-9)
- P-61 Black Widow Units of Wolrd War 2 by Warren E. Thompson (ISBN 1-85532-725-2)
- Squadron Signal #106 - P-61 Black Widow in Action