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Northrop P-61 Black Widow - Pictures Compilation

The Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter is definitely my favorite aircraft. The idea here is just to provide a few interesting pictures on the subject (see below for credits).
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
Night Binocular Gunner seat
P-61 turret control gun sight