This is the end of a Cruise Missle you do NOT want to
see while it's in flight. If you do, promptly place your
head between your knees and.... well, you know
the rest. :)
Here's the other side Justin. :)
If the computer is the tool of the modern executive,
these are the tools for the modern fighter pilot.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the AIM-9 Sidewinder
Air To Air Missile.
(and Justin, it's mounted on the right wing, right outboard
station of your F4.)
This is the business end of the A-12/SR-71 jet engine.
You do NOT want to be anywhere in the vicinity of either end
of this engine while it's running. You're either barbecued
or FOD at that point. :)
What is this world coming to? Children flying spy
planes? Oh the horror!
This SR-71 was damaged in a crash in 1968. Since
that spastic McNamera demanded that all the part molds and tooling
be destroyed for the SR-71, this airframe sat for years
until the nose was finally cut off a few years ago and turned
into a static display.
This is a picture of the ejection seat as found in the
rear of the F/A-18L manufacturers demonstration model.
Here is another view of the same seat.
Here is the seat as viewed from the front.
Here is the top of the forward bang-seat. It's
in much better shape.