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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     Radio operator's compartment - Down     Radio operator's compartment - Up   Instrument Camera for P-61 ( Meteorological version only ? )   Temperature sen