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F-5E/F Sight Reticle Gun Camera Development And Utilization
Author(s): Ronald M. Gibb
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Paper Abstract

The F-5E/F aircraft are the latest versions of the T-38/F-5 aircraft produced by Northrop Corporation. During the design development of a new lead computing optical sight system for these air craft, a gun/camera sight interface was required that would provide an accurate sight reticle position on the camera film. As a result of this effort, the Ka-26A camera was developed and installed in the F-5E. The purpose of this paper is to present design development and utilization information on the KB-26A gun. camera and the interface with the F-5E Aircraft. Included in the paper are design trade-off parameters of an optical relay system versus a periscope concept, a basic camera description, use of the KB-26 camera in flight testing as an accurate instrumentation camera and operational performance on the F-5E aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0058, Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954337
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Ronald M. Gibb, Northrop Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0058:
Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems
Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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