posted on Nov, 3 2005 @ 10:47 AM
Here is such a picture emile, it shows the Firestreak and Red Top AAM missile packs which made re-arming quick and easy, at either side of the nose.
In the foreground near the wing you can see bombs and fuel tanks which fitted onto the pylon which here is holding a rocket pod, wildest of all though
are the twin overwing rocket launchers which consist of a rocket pod in the front part and fuel tank to the rear. That, to me, sounds like a very
dangerous combination, for the pilot I mean!
Also, you may be interested to learn, in the mid 60's there was a plan to turn the Lightning into a VG aircraft in almost exactly the same way as
Sukhoi did with the Su-7/Su-17 Fitter. The fascinating point about this that neither Sukhoi or BAC had any idea that the other company was doing the
same thing and yet these two conversions were drawn up at almost exactly the same time and completely independantly. With the F-4 purchase pending BAC
were ordered to drop their design while the swing wing Fitter was very successful.
[edit on 3-11-2005 by waynos]