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Lightning F.6 CockpitLightning F.6 Cockpit


Line drawing of a Lightning F.6 cockpit

KEY TO FLYING CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS (F.6)
1
RUDDER TRIM SWITCHES
Move both switches to port for port rudder and to starboard for starboard rudder
15
INVERTER SWITCH
2
AIR-BRAKES SELECTOR SWITCH
Forward IN, aft OUT, spring loaded to centre off
16
STAND-BY INVERTER INDICATOR
Shows ON when essential instruments are on stand-by power
3
M.R.G. PULL-OFF INDICATOR/SWITCH
17
STAND-BY DIRECTION INDICATOR
4
HYDRAULIC FEEL CUT-OFF SWITCH
Lift guard, select OFF to cancel hydraulic feel
18
SLIP INDICATOR
5
THREE-AXIS TRIM AND AIR-BRAKE POSITION INDICATOR
19
STRIP SPEED DISPLAY
Incorporates main air speed indicator and mach meter
6
M.R.G. FAST ERECTION PUSH SWITCH
20
ACCELEROMETER
7
AUTOPILOT TRIM INDICATOR
Indicates magnitude and direction of tail-plane trim applied by the autopilot
21
ATTITUDE INDICATOR
8
FLAPS SELECTOR SWITCH
22
NAVIGATION DISPLAY
Presents selected navigation display in response to position of integral switch
9
FLAPS POSITION INDICATOR
23
FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM MODE INDICATOR (REPEATER)
10
STAND-BY ARTIFICIAL HORIZON
24
TWO-AXIS TRIM SWITCH
Fore and aft for pitch, port and starboard for roll
11
RATE OF CLIMB INDICATOR
25
RUDDER BAR
12
STAND-BY ALTIMETER
26
FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM SWITCH
Forward for flight director FD, centre OFF, aft for autopilot AP
13
STAND-BY AIR SPEED INDICATOR
27
CONTROL COLUMN HANDLE
14
MAIN ALTIMETER

28

PILOT'S FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM CONTROLLER

Line drawing of a Lightning F.6 cockpit

KEY TO OPERATIONAL CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS (F.6)
1
TACAN CONTROL UNIT
22
TELEBRIEFING INDICATOR/SWITCH
Press to transmit
2
STAND-BY U.H.F. GUARD/A SWITCH
23
ARMAMENT MASTER SELECTOR SWITCH
3
I.L.S. CONTROL UNIT
24
S-BAND HOMER CONTROL UNIT
4
RAIN DISPERSAL/DE-ICE SWITCH
25
AI 23C RECORDER SWITCH
5
R/T PRESS-TO-TRANSMIT SWITCH
26
GUIDED WEAPONS ARM/SAFE SWITCH
6
AI 23C HAND CONTROLLER
27
GUIDED WEAPONS PAIRS/SINGLES SWITCH
7
RAIN DISPERSAL/DE-ICE INDICATOR

28

ARMAMENT INDICATOR
Indicates the stage reached in the weapon firing sequence
8
R/T PRESS-TO-TRANSMIT SWITCH
29
GUIDED WEAPONS FIRE CONTROL RESET PUSH SWITCH
9
CAMERA PUSH-SWITCH
30
CAMERA IRIS SWITCH
10
U.H.F./I.L.S. CONTROL PANEL
31
CAMERA MASTER SWITCH
11
TACAN OFFSET COMPUTER
32
FREQUENCY CARD HOLDER
12
R/T CONTROLLER
33
GUIDED WEAPONS TELEMETRY SWITCH
13
FLIGHT REFUELLING SWITCH
34
I.F.F. FAILURE WARNING LAMP
14
OXYGEN FLOW INDICATOR
35
OXYGEN CONTENTS GAUGE
15
FLIGHT REFUELLING PROBE LIGHT SWITCH
36
I.F.F. CONTROL UNIT
16
FLIGHT REFUELLING INDICATOR PANEL
With item 13 set to FL REFUEL, indicators show green until
associated tanks are full
37
I.F.F. FAILURE LAMP CHECK SWITCH
17
C.R.T./L.F.S. SELECTOR SWITCH
38
A.V.S. FLOW CONTROL VALVE
18
LIGHT FIGHTER SIGHT
39
ANTI-G SHUT-OFF COCK
19
CAMERA RECORDER
40
OXYGEN DEMAND REGULATOR
20
AI 23C PRESSURE OVERRIDE SWITCH
41
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT CONNECTOR
Connects pilot’s mic/tel, oxygen, anti—g and A.V.S. supplies.
Separates during seat ejection
21
AI 23C DISPLAY UNIT
42
ANTI-G VALVE

Line drawing of a Lightning F.6 cockpit

KEY TO ENGINE CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS (F.6)
1
THROTTLE SERVO-CLUTCH HANDLE
Turn clockwise to engage
15
FUEL CONTENTS GAUGE (VENTRAL PACK)
2
ENGINE SHUT-DOWN LEVER
Press lever forward to release idling stops
16
ENGINE SPEED INDICATOR (NO.2 ENGINE)
3
ENGINE RELIGHT PUSH SWITCHES (NO.1 AND NO.2 ENGINE)
17
JET-PIPE NOZZLE POSITION INDICATOR
(NO.1 AND NO.2 ENGINE)
4
ENGINE CONTROL HANDLE (NO.2 ENGINE)
Controls H.P. cock, engine speed and reheat
18
JET-PIPE TEMPERATURE GAUGE (NO.2 ENGINE)
5
JET-PIPE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCHES
(NO.1 AND NO.2 ENGINE)
Wire-locked in AUTO position
19
FUEL CONTENTS PUSH SWITCH (FLAP TANKS)
Refer to item 9
6
ENGINE CONTROL HANDLE (NO.1 ENGINE)
Refer to item 4
20
FUEL CONTENTS GAUGES TEST SWITCH
Forward to check FULL readings, aft to check EMPTY
7
JET-PlPE TEMPERATURE GAUGE (NO.1 ENGINE)
21
ENGINE START PUSH SWITCHES (NO.1 AND NO.2 ENGINE)
8
ENGINE SPEED INDICATOR (NO.1 ENG1NE)
22
ENGINE START ISOLATION SWITCH
9
FUEL CONTENTS GAUGE (PORT WING TANKS)
Flap tank is gauged only when fuel is transferring (pre Mod.4118),
or when item 19 is depressed
23
FUEL COCK SWITCH (STARBOARD)
Controls fuel supply to No.2 engine
10
FUEL CONTENTS GAUGE (PORT OVERWING TANK)
24
FUEL COCK SWITCH (PORT)
Controls fuel supply to No.1 engine
11
FUEL TRANSFER INDICATOR (WING-TO-WING)
Illuminated when item 12 is selected
25
FUEL TRANSFER PUMP SWITCH (STARBOARD)
Controls transfer from main tank to collector box
12
FUEL TRANSFER SWITCH (WING-TO-WING)
Select P to transfer from starboard to port and S to transfer
from port to starboard
26
FUEL TRANSFER PUMP SWITCH (PORT)
Refer to item 25
13
FUEL CONTENTS GAUGE (STARBOARD OVERWING TANK)
27
ENGINE START MASTER SWITCH
Common to both engines
14
FUEL CONTENTS GAUGE (STARBOARD WING TANKS)
Refer to item 9
   

Line drawing of a Lightning F.6 cockpit
KEY TO EMERGENCY CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT (F.6)
1
CANOPY JETTISONING HANDLE
Pull upward to jettison canopy
29
E2B COMPASS
2
RAM-AIR VALVE CONTROL
Forward OPEN, aft CLOSED
30
MUTE/INDICATOR SWITCH
Pull to cancel captions. Illuminated when pulled.
3
OVERWING TANK FUEL JETTISON SWITCH
Lift guard, select FUEL DUMP to jettison fuel from over wing tanks
31
A.C. RESET PUSH SWITCH (POST MOD.4093)
4
OVERWING TANK JETTISON SWITCH
Lift guard, select JETN (pre Mod.4202) or press push switch (post Mod.4202) to jettison over wing fuel tanks
32
D.C. RESET PUSH SWITCH (POST MOD.4093)
5
VENTRAL PACK EMERGENCY TRANSFER SWITCH
Lift guard, select EMERG TRANSFER to transfer pack fuel to wing tanks. Post Mod.4252 lift second guard, select OFF to shut down pack fuel pump.
AUXILIARY WARNINGS PANEL CAPTIONS:-
6
ALIGHTING GEAR EMERGENCY LOWERING CONTROL
Press button marked U/C, pull handle upward
33
CANOPY CANOPY UNLOCKED WARNING INDICATOR
7
GUIDED WEAPON EMERGENCY JETTISON SWITCH
Lift guard, press switch to jettison guided weapons
34
ICE Captions not used
8
EMERGENCY CANOPY-JACK RELEASE HANDLE
Pull aft to release jack then push canopy open
35
PUMP P PORT D.C. FUEL PUMP WARNING INDICATOR
9
ALIGHTING GEAR EMERGENCY RAISING CONTROL
Turn selector knob clockwise as far as possible, then select UP
36
PUMP S STARBOARD D.C. FUEL PUMP WARNING INDICATOR
10
FIRE EXTINGUISHER INDICATOR/SWITCH UNIT (NO.2 ENGINE)
37
GEN MAIN D.C. GENERATOR FAILURE WARNING INDICATOR
11
FIRE EXTINGUISHER INDICATOR/SWITCH UNIT (NO.1 ENGINE)
38
FUEL 1 FUEL LOW PRESSURE WARNING INDICATOR (NO.1 ENGINE)
  STANDARD WARNING PANEL CAPTIONS:-
39
FUEL 2 FUEL LOW PRESSURE WARNING INDICATOR (NO.2 ENGINE)
12
FIRE 2 FIRE WARNING INDICATOR (NO.2 ENGINE)
Press item 10 to operate extinguishers
40
OIL 1 OIL LOW PRESSURE WARNING INDICATOR (NO.1 ENGINE)
13
FIRE 1 FIRE WARNING INDICATOR (NO.1 ENGINE)
Press item 11 to operate extinguishers
41
OIL 2 OIL LOW PRESSURE WARNING INDICATOR (NO.2 ENGINE)
14
RHT 2 REHEAT WARNING INDICATOR (NO.2 ENGINE)
Excessive temperature in vicinity of jet pipe
42
AC A.C. SUPPLY FAILURE INDICATOR
15
RHT 1 REHEAT WARNING INDICATOR (NO.1 ENGINE)
Excessive temperature in vicinity of jet pipe
43
TURB MAIN AIR-TURBINE STALL INDICATOR
16
GEN D.C. GENERATOR FAILURE WARNING INDICATOR
Main and stand-by generators off line
44
HYD 1 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE FAILURE WARNING INDICATOR
(NO.1 CONTROLS)
17
HYD HYDRAULIC PRESSURE WARNING INDICATOR
Both controls hydraulic systems failed
45
HYD 2 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE FAILURE WARNING INDICATOR
(NO.2 CONTROLS)
18

TRIM Pre Mod.4146, caption inoperative

AP Post Mod.4146, AUTOPILOT AUTOMATIC TRIP WARNING INDICATOR

46
TTC 1 TOP TEMPERATURE CONTROL INDICATOR (NO.1 ENGINE)
Indicates reheat has been automatically cancelled
19
OXY OXYGEN LOW PRESSURE WARNING INDICATOR
47
TTC 2 TOP TEMPERATURE CONTROL INDICATOR (NO.2 ENGINE)
Refer to item 46
20
CPR COCKPIT PRESSURE FAILURE WARNING INDICATOR
48
AUXILIARY WARNINGS PANEL TEST SWITCH
Press to test all indicator lamps
21
CANCEL INDICATOR/SWITCH
Cancels attention light, audio warning and indicator light when depressed
49
AUXILIARY WARNINGS PANEL DAY /NIGHT SELECTOR SWITCH
When set to DAY, indicator windows are illuminated; when set to NIGHT, indicator captions are illuminated
22
MUTE INDICATOR/SWITCH
Pull to cancel all warnings except FIRE and RHT; indicator illuminated when pulled
50
E2B COMPASS AND STAND-BY DIRECTION INDICATOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING DIMMER SWITCH
Turn clockwise to increase brilliance
23
STANDARD WARNING SYSTEM TEST SWITCH
Press to test all captions, audio warning and attention light
51
ROCKET LAUNCHER EMERGENCY RETRACT SWITCH
Inoperative
24
AUDIO WARNING MUTE SWITCH
Pull to reduce volume
52
PITOT HEATER SWITCH
If AC supply fails, move guard and select STANDBY
25
ARRESTER HOOK CONTROL HANDLE
Pull to lower arrester hook
53
EMERGENCY OXYGEN SUPPLY CONTROL
Pull to open supply
26
ARRESTER HOOK DOWN WARNING LIGHT
54
GENERATOR SWITCH
NORMAL for main DC generator; ST'BY for stand-by DC generator;
EMERGY for stand-by DC generator in emergency conditions
27
EMERGENCY LIGHTING SWITCH
55
EJECTION SEAT ALTERNATIVE FIRING HANDLE
Pull to jettison canopy and eject seat
28
ATTENTION LIGHT    

Line drawing of a Lightning F.6 cockpit
KEY TO MISCELLANEOUS CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS (F.6)
1
CANOPY CONTROL HANDLE
Pull up to unlock canopy, push down to lock. With handle in unlocked position, canopy control switch is exposed. Move switch up to open canopy, down to close
19
FREQUENCY CARD LIGHT SWITCH
2
DE-MISTING CONTROL LEVER
OFF - no de-misting, TOP ON - canopy top and windscreen side panels,
ALL ON - canopy and windscreen side panels
20
COCKPIT LIGHTING SWITCH (STAND-BY D.I. AND E2B COMPASS)
Turn clockwise to switch on, continue turning to increase brilliance
3
SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT SWITCH
21
COCKPIT LIGHTING SWITCH (PORT FORWARD)
Refer to item 20
4
EJECTION SEAT /CANOPY SAFETY PIN STOWAGES
(pre Mod.4010)
22
COCKPIT LIGHTING SWITCH (STARBOARD)
Refer to item 20
5
WHEEL BRAKE CONTROL LEVER
23
COCKPIT LIGHTING SWITCH (CENTRE)
Refer to item 20
6
ALIGHTING GEAR POSITION INDICATOR
24
COCKPIT TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
7
ALIGHTING GEAR SELECTOR SWITCH
25
TAXYING LIGHTS SWITCH
8
GUNSIGHT CAGING PUSH BUTTON
26
NAVIGATION LIGHTS SWITCH
Select STEADY for navigation lights only, FLASH for navigation and anti-collision lights, centre for OFF
9
HIGH INTENSITY LAMP
27
CABIN ALTIMETER
10
WHEEL BRAKE PRESSURE GAUGE

28

COCKPIT LIGHTING SWITCH (PORT)
Refer to item 20
11
BRAKING PARACHUTE STREAM HANDLE
29
SWINGING-ARM FLOODLIGHT
12
SERVICING SYSTEM HYDRAULIC PRESSURE GAUGE
Hydraulic failure indicated by pointer entering red sector, electrical circuit failure indicated by pointer entering white sector
30
PITOT HEATERS SWITCH
Select NORMAL to connect a.c. supply to both pitot heads and fuel vent valve heaters
13
EJECTION SEAT/CANOPY SAFETY PIN STOWAGES (post Mod.4010)
Pins stowed behind shroud extension
31
COCKPIT AIR CONDITIONING SWITCH
14
BRAKING PARACHUTE JETTISON PUSH SWITCH
32
BATTERY SWITCH
15
HIGH INTENSITY LAMP SWITCH
33
INSTRUMENT MASTER SWITCH
16
RUDDER BAR ADJUSTER - LOCK RELEASE HANDLE
34
FRONT WINDSCREEN HEATER SWITCH
17
RAM-AIR TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
35
SIDE WINDSCREEN HEATER SWITCH
18
VOLTMETER

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