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 Nuclear20.02.2010  

Nuclear Consent Panel

I do not have concrete information about the Nuclear Consent Panel, but Ben 'Falcon' Clark gives me a good idea how could work the panel. The Nuclear Consent Panel is located on the right console.

The panel and his elements (Layout A)
The panel and his elements (Layout B)
The panel and his elements (Layout C)
Pictures from the Nuclear Consent Panel


The panel and his elements (Layout A)

Nuclear


ElementTypePositionInformation
NUCLEAR CONSENT3-Way switch
(Safety bar)
ARM RELThis position allows Nuclear ordinance to be armed and dropped, providing consent has been received.
OFF (Safe)This position does not allow Nuclear ordinance to be dropped.
REL ONLYThis position allows Nuclear ordinance to be dropped but not armed, this being used to jettison the Nuclear ordinance in emergencies. Without arming the weapon there is no danger of it detonating. Nuclear ordinance is probably not controlled by the Emergency jettison button on the Gear Panel and so this button probably works in conjunction with it allowing a pilot more control over his payload.
SUIT PRESSURE2-Way switchSUIT PRESSUREIt probably inflates a pressure suit for very high altitude flying (60k feet and up)
OFFOff

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


The panel and his elements (Layout B)

Nuclear


ElementTypePositionInformation
NUCLEAR CONSENT3-Way switch
(Safety bar)
ARM RELThis position allows Nuclear ordinance to be armed and dropped, providing consent has been received.
OFF (Safe)This position does not allow Nuclear ordinance to be dropped.
REL ONLYThis position allows Nuclear ordinance to be dropped but not armed, this being used to jettison the Nuclear ordinance in emergencies. Without arming the weapon there is no danger of it detonating. Nuclear ordinance is probably not controlled by the Emergency jettison button on the Gear Panel and so this button probably works in conjunction with it allowing a pilot more control over his payload.
PLAIN3-Way switchPLAINNo radios encrypted
CRAD 1UHF radio encrypted via KY58
CRAD 2VHF radio encrypted via KY58

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


The panel and his elements (Layout C)

Nuclear


ElementTypePositionInformation
NUCLEAR CONSENT3-Way switch
(Safety bar)
ARM RELThis position allows Nuclear ordinance to be armed and dropped, providing consent has been received.
OFF (Safe)This position does not allow Nuclear ordinance to be dropped.
REL ONLYThis position allows Nuclear ordinance to be dropped but not armed, this being used to jettison the Nuclear ordinance in emergencies. Without arming the weapon there is no danger of it detonating. Nuclear ordinance is probably not controlled by the Emergency jettison button on the Gear Panel and so this button probably works in conjunction with it allowing a pilot more control over his payload.

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


Pictures from the Nuclear Consent Panel


Layout A

Layout A

Layout A

Layout A

Layout A

Layout B

Note:
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