Gallery of Military Aircraft Cockpits

Code One Magazine, published by combat aircraft maker Lockheed Martin, has a special "Cockpit" issue. It features photos of cockpits from 32 military airplanes from the MB-2, the first US heavy bomber built in 1920, to the iconic F-117 Nighthawk (shown above):

The F-117 is the world's first operational stealth aircraft. Through a combination of faceted surfaces, advanced materials, and other technologies, the Nighthawk is virtually undetectable to radar. With precision weapons, the F-117 can destroy heavily defended, high-value targets with impunity. Essentially designed by electrical engineers, the F-117 is inherently unstable and stays airborne through a sophisticated flight control system. The original cockpit design used many off-the-shelf components, such as F/A-18 displays. A complete set of standby flight instruments is included as a backup. Plastic glareshield extensions are used to minimize instrument reflections on the flat canopy side panes.

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