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I´curious about something wich i couldn´t find out by google, and it is

 

The USAF versions of the Phantoms had double command, that is, the WSO could fly the aircraft ( but G version)

 

The USN Phantoms, however, had the RIO unable to fly the aircraft and focused on its systems

 

Any hint on how was it on british models? I presumed that it was the USN way as they got F-4Js and else, but i have no idea

 

Btw, would that configuration (USN) improve the capabilities of the fighter as interceptor in any way?

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I´curious about something wich i couldn´t find out by google, and it is

 

The USAF versions of the Phantoms had double command, that is, the WSO could fly the aircraft ( but G version)

 

The USN Phantoms, however, had the RIO unable to fly the aircraft and focused on its systems

 

Any hint on how was it on british models? I presumed that it was the USN way as they got F-4Js and else, but i have no idea

 

Btw, would that configuration (USN) improve the capabilities of the fighter as interceptor in any way?

 

I think we should ask wether the USAF configuration improved something, since Phantom was developed by US Navy. Btw, Iam not so sure about all USAF Phantoms having double command I think only F4C and F4D had it.

About RAF Phantoms, they were based on US Navy Phantoms, so I think they had the US Navy configuration.

Edited by shotdown

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The RAF Phantom's where based on the US Navy phantom airframes with Rolls Royce Spey motors and ancillary equipment in them... As to the setup in the Cockpit 1 Pilot and 1 Navigator... There setup was similar as to what you would get in the Javelin through the RN Phantom's all the way to the preent Torndao GR4 via the F-3. So its Pilot and Navigator...

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