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NASM P 38J-10 42-67762
Front-office---the wartime cockpit of a P-38J Lightning. On the left are the red-balled throttles, prop pitch controls and mixture levers. Behind the control yoke in the center is the main switch box and armament selectors with the magneto switches on the upper left. The machine gun and cannon triggers are on the wheel grips, while the red dive flap switch is on the left brace and the white microphone button is on the right brace. The printed placards on the yoke are dive limiting speeds (left) and power and flap settings (right). The flap handle is just to the right of the yoke, mounted on the right side of the cockpit just in front of the radio and electrical controls. Oxygen regular and controls are mounted on the center floor between the rudder pedals.