1 September 1975 F-5E/F Sight Reticle Gun Camera Development And Utilization
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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.
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Ronald M. Gibb, Ronald M. Gibb, } "F-5E/F Sight Reticle Gun Camera Development And Utilization", Proc. SPIE 0058, Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954337
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