Aircraft Lighting Question

Aircraft Lighting Question

Post by William R. Matti » Fri, 25 Jul 2008 06:02:56



All,

I'm in the middle of planning a 1/6 Scale A-4 Skyhawk in Warpaint and
since I have room I was interested in providing accurate lighting if at
all possible. The obvious question would be

What type of Lighting was used on these ? I am guessing that wingtip
lights (Red and Green) and possibly strobes as well ? From the online
sources I've found it appears that there were multiple bulbs in each
wingtip. Also was there a rear strobe ? Landing Lights I have covered.

Some of the A-4's at Miramar did have Red Strobes atop the Fuse as well.
Any others ?

Any squadron lighting ?

Regards

Bill

 
 
 

Aircraft Lighting Question

Post by fran » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:02:58


      I would imagine the lights were made by Grimes, as they were (or
are) mainly military & airline suppliers. There would have been a
white nav light on the tail in addition to the red & green wingtip
lights. I'd be surpised if they used wingtip strobes in addition to
the red beacon/strobe on the fuselage. Maybe if you Google for Grimes
aircraft lighting.



Quote:
> All,

> I'm in the middle of planning a 1/6 Scale A-4 Skyhawk in Warpaint and
> since I have room I was interested in providing accurate lighting if at
> all possible. The obvious question would be

> What type of Lighting was used on these ? I am guessing that wingtip
> lights (Red and Green) and possibly strobes as well ? From the online
> sources I've found it appears that there were multiple bulbs in each
> wingtip. Also was there a rear strobe ? Landing Lights I have covered.

> Some of the A-4's at Miramar did have Red Strobes atop the Fuse as well.
> Any others ?

> Any squadron lighting ?

> Regards

> Bill