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What is a "forward identification light"?
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J.D. Baldwin
2017-04-16 03:45:00 UTC
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Saw an S-3B today at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. It had a little red light
on the nose that wasn't there on the "A" variant, which I flew back
about 100 years ago. A little dilligent searching turned up a diagram
with this light labeled "Forward identification light."

So, what is that, exactly?
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john Szalay
2017-04-22 14:53:09 UTC
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Post by J.D. Baldwin
Saw an S-3B today at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. It had a little red light
on the nose that wasn't there on the "A" variant, which I flew back
about 100 years ago. A little dilligent searching turned up a diagram
with this light labeled "Forward identification light."
So, what is that, exactly?
Wonder if it could better be called a recognition light, to be used when
closing on a tanker..? or on demand from another aircraft.

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